Plainview, NY: Robert Aiello, a 22 year old plumber from Oceanside, NY won LIGBT’s annual holiday tournament at AMF Plainview. Robert defeated Dexter Sapp, Valley Stream, NY 248-230 to win his first LIGBT title and the $1,500 top prize. While Dexter won $750 for second, Darcy Monroe, E. Meadow, NY finished third with a 215 worth $500. Rounding out the top 4 was James Puma, Valhalla, NY with a 212 worth $300.
The final shootout involved 3 bowlers looking for their first title against Dexter who owns the most LIGBT titles with 7. All four bowler’s handicaps were within 10 pins of each other so whoever bowled the highest scratch game was probably going to win. Three out of four bowlers had a triple and an open by the fifth frame keeping the match close. But when Robert doubled in the 8th and 9th frames he secured his first LIGBT title.
The AMF Plainview holiday tournament drew a record crowd of 200 entries, advanced 39 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $8,365. The tournament pattern was “Broadway” (37 feet), a challenge shot, resulting in cut scores of: 740 at noon, 747 at 2pm and 764 at 4pm. High series of the tournament was shot by third place finisher Darcy Monroe with an 824 in the second squad. Wildcard winners were John Petrizzi, Massapequa, NY (1456) and Rich Patson, Lindenhurst, NY (1446.)
LIGBT’s next tournament is our annual New Year’s Day Marathon (scratch and handicap). This 5 game event features a 1 in 4 cashing ratio. Entry fee is $100 and includes all high game pots. For complete results of the AMF Plainview tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Torch Bowling, Knockout Ball Cleaner, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.