W. Babylon, NY: Cary Fishman, a retired taxi owner from New York City, won the LIGBT Memorial Day Weekend Major at AMF Babylon. Cary won the $2,000 top prize by defeating second place finisher Calvin Nottingham, Deer Park, NY 253-237. Calvin earned $1,000 for his second place finish while Adam DeRossi, Massapequa Park, NY finished third with a 211 earning him $500. This was Cary’s fifth LIGBT title, the most in the club, while Calvin and Adam were looking to earn their first title.
The shootout was an exciting match as the champion was not determined until the final frame. Cary was giving at least 30 pins in handicap to each competitor so a fast start was crucial. Cary started with two doubles in the first 5 frames while Calvin and Adam had several opens. Calvin marked in his final 5 frames which forced Cary to mark in his tenth frame. Cary, like a true champion, struck on his first ball to secure the title.
The LIGBT Memorial Day Weekend Major drew a 3-day crowd of 304 entries (including the Desperado), advancing 50 bowlers to the finals, and paid out over $10,300. Ten Radical Mighty Gurus were won in the Brunswick bonus squads. The scores on the 41 foot Kegel Turnpike pattern were moderate ranging 698 and as high as 756. High handicap series for the 6 squads was shot by Tim Brennan, Lynbrook, NY with an 835 in the Saturday 5pm squad..
LIGBT’s next tournament is a regular 2-squad handicap event at AMF Garden City. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,000 & $500. One in 6 will cash each squad for a minimum of $60. Preregistered cash entry fees are only $60 and $50. For complete results of the 2015 Memorial Day Weekend Major please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Knockout Ball Cleaner and CLS Custom Upholsterers.