Plainview, NY: Gary Paulsen, a 59 year old right-hander from Massapequa, NY, won his first LIGBT title at AMF Plainview. Gary needed a mark in the final frame to defeat second place finisher Dennis Cury, Lynbrook, NY 237-231. Gary earned $1,000 for his victory while Dennis took home $500 for his runner-up position. Finishing third was Rodney Williams, Central Islip, NY with a 228 worth $350, fourth went to Ken Simpson, Shirley, NY with a 219 worth $300, fifth was taken by Juan Ayala, Moriches, NY with a 217 earning him $275, and sixth went to Eddie Eng, Flushing, NY with a 198 worth $250.
The 6-person shootout was a low scoring match with many open frames. This resulted in a very tight match with 5 out of the 6 bowlers having a chance to win in the final frame. When Dennis doubled in the 10th it forced Gary to mark to win his first title and he completed the task with a crossover strike. Four of the six shootout bowlers were looking for their first LIGBT title.
The AMF Plainview tournament drew a nice crowd of 124 entries, advanced 22 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $4,750. Kegel’s “Highway to Hell” (40 feet) was used resulting in cut scores of 702 in the 1pm squad and 708 in the 3pm squad. High series of the tournament was shot by Dennis Cury with an 810 in the 3pm squad. Six Brunswick Nirvana balls were won via high handicap game. The winners were: Ken Simpson, Adam DeRossi, Eddie Eng, Devon Johnson, Darryl Freeman, and Glenn Swirson.
LIGBT’s next tournament is our monthly house shot event at AMF Sayville on Sunday, April 10th with 2 squads; 1pm & 3pm. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,000-1st, $500-2nd, $300-3rd, & $250-4th. One in 6 each squad advances to the finals and cashes for a minimum of $80. Entry fees are only $65 & $55. For complete results of the AMF Plainview tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.