Farmingdale, NY: Tommy Grunwald, Astoria, NY defeated Mike Nian, Bayside, NY 269-229 in the final shootout of LIGBT’s Super Tournament at Farmingdale Lanes. Tommy won in a dominating performance despite the fact he was giving at least 27 pins in handicap to the other 4 shootout bowlers. Tommy’s victory, which was his second LIGBT title in the four years he has been an LIGBT member, was worth $5,000 while Mike earned $2,500 for second.
The final shootout, which took place after midnight, involved five bowlers that survived four rounds of finals. Finishing third was Ron Moskow, Huntington Station, NY with a 228 worth $1,500. Fourth went to Fred Jankowsky, Brooklyn, NY with a 204 earning him $1,250 and fifth went to 77 year old Redy Bugaoan, Massapequa, NY with a 182.
The shootout took on a split personality as Fred and Redy opened in almost every frame while the other 3 were marking to make up the huge handicap difference they were giving. Tommy put all 10 of his shots in the pocket, which included a 7 bagger, to pull away from the field by the 8th frame. The real competition was for second where Ron, who had a 6 pin lead over Mike in the 9th frame, threw two 6 counts in the tenth to lose by 1 pin.
The Super Tournament drew an amazing crowd of 532 entries plus 51 desperado entries. There were 95 finalists who shared in a $31,200 prize fund. Twenty-one Brunswick balls were won in the high game pots, Knockout ball cleaner was awarded to the 7 squad leaders, and another $24,000 was paid out in additional side action. Total payout for the weekend was over $60,000!
LIGBT’s next tournament is Sunday, March 6, 2016 at AMF Garden City. This 2 squad event features guaranteed prizes of $1,000-$500-$300-$250 and 1 in 6 advancing to the finals each squad. Entry fees are $65 and $55 and the lane pattern will be “Winding Road.” For complete results of the Super Tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Knockout Ball Cleaner and CLS Custom Upholsterers.