New Hyde Park, NY: Tony Jimenez, a retired 65 year old right hander from Massapequa Park, NY won his first LIGBT title in dominating fashion. Tony defeated Steve Chiu, Little Neck, NY 261-203 to win the $1,200 top prize. While Steve won $600 for second, Andrew Mienkiewicz, Massapequa, NY finished third with a 198 worth $400. Rounding out the top 4 was last event’s winner Justin Kampf, Levittown, NY, with a 184 worth $300.
Tony was leading the final shootout even before he threw his first ball due to the fact he was getting 20 more pins in handicap than the other 3 competitors. Tony started out hot with 6 consecutive marks, including a triple, which gave him an insurmountable lead. By the late frames the contest was for second place and when Steve marked in the tenth he edged out Andrew by 5 pins.
The Herrill Lanes tournament drew a nice fall crowd of 92 entries, advanced 17 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $4,220. The tournament pattern was “Winding Road” (39 feet) resulting in moderate cut scores: 693 at 1pm and 699 at 3pm. High series of the tournament was shot by John Mienkiewicz, Plainview, NY with a 766 in the 1pm squad. Amazingly, a father and son were both squad leaders! The wildcard winner was Paulo Martins, New York, NY with a 1370. The women bonus winner was Tiffany Ocasio, Lynbrook, NY with a 678.
LIGBT’s next tournament is a house shot event at Whitestone Lanes on Sunday; September 25th. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,200-1st, $600-2nd, $400-3rd, & $300-4th. One in 6 each squad advances to the finals and cashes for a minimum of $100. Entry fees are $70 & $60. For complete results of the Herrill Lanes tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.
Tony Jimenez with his son Adam DeRossi