Whitestone, NY: The LIGBT has another first time champion as Andrew Mienkiewicz, Massapequa, NY, defeated Christoff Farrell, Ozone Park, NY 307-305 in the final shootout of LIGBT’s house shot tournament at Whitestone Lanes. Andrew’s 8 year quest for his first title was worth $1,200 while Christoff, who was also looking for his first LIGBT victory, earned $600. Finishing third was Tiffany Smalls, New York, NY with a 232 worth $400 and fourth went to Michelle LaSala, Whitestone, NY with a 190 worth $300.
The finish of the Whitestone final shootout had to be one of the most exciting in LIGBT history. While the two women struggled throughout the match the 2 men traded strikes most of the game. Christoff had a 13 pin lead going into 9th frame. When Andrew finished with the final 5 strikes it forced Christoff to throw the first one in the tenth to win the title. Unfortunately for Christoff, he left a 10 pin giving Andrew the victory.
The Whitestone Lanes tournament drew a great summer crowd of 126 entries, advanced 22 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $5,400. The house shot tournament produced very high cut scores as it took a 783 in the 1pm squad and a 774 in the 3pm to make the finals. High series of the tournament was shot by Tiffany Smalls, New York, NY with an 861 in the 3pm squad. Dave Soren was the wildcard winner with a six game block of 1553.
LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-day major event at AMF Garden City; Friday, August 26th and Sunday, August 28th. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $3,000-1st, $1,500-2nd, $750-3rd, & $500-4th. One in 6 each squad advances to the finals and cashes for a minimum of $150 with only 300 entries. Entry fee is $75 per squad. For complete results of the Whitestone Lanes tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.