Farmingdale, NY: Dwayne “Red” Redman, Bronx, NY, a right-handed toll collector from the Bronx, NY won his first LIGBT title at Farmingdale Lanes by a mere 1 pin. “Red” defeated second place finisher Maniram Basdeo, a taxi driver also from the Bronx, who was appearing in his 4th consecutive shootout finals, 228-227. Dwayne earned $1,000 and the LIGBT trophy while Maniram earned $500 for his runner-up position.
The 5-person shootout was a very exciting competition. Only 21 pins separated the 5 bowlers when the match was finished. Third place went to Julio Arnold, Woodside, NY with a 220 worth $300. Fourth went to Pak Wong, New York, NY with a 214 earning him $275. The final spot in the shootout was taken by Dwight Dunkley, Brooklyn, NY with a 207 worth $250. A huge and boisterous crowd watched the finals and enjoyed the exciting finish.
The Farmingdale Lanes tournament drew a great Friday night summer crowd of 106 entries, advanced 18 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $3,870. Kegel’s new “Alcatraz” pattern (38 feet) was used resulting in moderate scoring; the cut was 706 in the 7pm squad and 696 in the 9pm squad. High series of the tournament, 775, was shot by Steve Baum, Commack, NY in the 9pm squad. Brunswick gave away the Radical Guru Mighty to both squad leaders; Steve Chiu, Little Neck, NY (742) and Steve Baum (775).
LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-day major at AMF Babylon on Labor Day Weekend. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $2,000 & $1,000. One in 6 will cash for a minimum of $100. Preregistered cash entry fees are only $65 per squad. For complete results of the Farmingdale Lanes tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.