Babylon, NY: Kevin Miller, who works for JP Morgan Chase and resides in New York City, won the $2,000 top prize at LIGBT’s 2016 Winter Major at AMF Babylon. Kevin secured his first LIGBT title with an impressive 291 handicap game giving him a 33 pin victory over second place finisher Darryl McDuffie, Floral Park, NY who earned $1,000 with a 258. Finishing third was Wayne Garvey, Manchester, CT with a 215 worth $750 and fourth was taken by So Young Chin Whitestone, NY with a 191 earning her $500.
With the 4 bowlers in the final shootout only having 1 LIGBT title combined you would think the scoring would get off to a slow start. But the 4 bowlers started strong as there was only 1 open through the first 5 frames. Kevin, who was getting the most handicap, had 3 strikes in the first 5 frames giving him the early lead. Despite Darryl’s 9-pin no tap 300 in the finals, Kevin finished strong with a triple to win the title before the last frame.
The LIGBT Winter Major drew a 4 squad crowd of 201 entries plus 31 desperado entries. A total of 38 bowlers cashed (almost 1 in 3) in a prize fund that paid $9,100. Kegel’s 39 foot Winding Road pattern was used and scoring was on the high side for an LIGBT major with cuts ranging from 729 to 754. High series of the tournament was shot by Gary Paulsen, Massapequa, NY with an 824 in the Friday 9pm squad. Gary’s 800 was the only one of the tournament. Twelve bowlers earned a Brunswick Nirvana by shooting the high handicap score each game in every squad.
LIGBT’s next tournament is at South Levittown Lanes on Sunday, January 17th (1pm& 3pm). Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,000, $500, $300 and $250. One in 6 each squad advances to the finals and will cash for a minimum of $80. Entry fees are only $65 & $55. For complete results of the Winter Major please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.