New Hyde Park, NY: It took Courtney Harris over 4 years but he finally captured his second LIGBT title. Courtney earned the $1,000 top prize by defeating a record crowd of 173 entries at Herrill Lanes. Courtney, a 38 year old currency trader from New York City, shot a 253 handicap game to crush the other 3 shootout competitors.
Courtney’s 48 pin victory was not surprising as he bowled the highest scratch game in the shootout, 212, and was getting the most handicap. Finishing second and earning $600 was 4-time LIGBT Champion Cary Fishman, NYC, with a 205. Third place went to Rob Longiaru, Seaford, NY earning $400 with a 192. Jack Kampf, an LIGBT Marathon Champion from Levittown, NY, took fourth place with a 167 worth $300.
The Herrill Lanes tournament drew an incredible crowd of 173 entries, advanced 29 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $6,060. WTBA’s “Atlanta” pattern (38 feet) was used resulting in low scoring; the cut was 677 in the 1pm squad and 707 in the 3pm squad. High series of the tournament was shot by Deone Taitte, Amityville, NY with a 759 in the 3pm squad.
LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-day Winter Major at AMF Babylon March 6 & 8. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $3,000 & $1,500. One in 6 will cash for a minimum of $80. Preregistered cash entry fee is only $65 per squad. For complete results of the Herrill Lanes tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.