E. Meadow, NY: Sal Florindo, a 76 year old retired right hander from Forest Hills, NY won his second LIGBT title at AMF E. Meadow. Sal defeated Jose Roman, Bethpage, NY 243-234 to win the $1,000 top prize. While Jose won $500 for second, Andrew Mienkiewicz, Massapequa, NY finished third with a 231 worth $300. Rounding out the top 4 was Sun Kim, Flushing, NY with a 230 worth $250.
The final shootout was incredibly tight throughout the entire match. Jose held onto a slim lead in the 7th frame but opened in the next two frames. Andrew, who had 3 open frames in his first 5, threw a 4 timer from the 7th to the 10th frames but fell just short. Sun also could have won the title but he opened in the 7th and 10th frames to fall short. Sal won the title despite the fact he opened in the final frame which was his first open of the shootout.
The AMF E. Meadow tournament drew a nice crowd of 99 entries, advanced 19 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $3,850. The tournament pattern was “Alcatraz” (38 feet) resulting in moderate cut scores: 693 at 1pm and 701 at 3:30pm. High series of the tournament was shot by Andrew Mienkiewicz with a 797 in the first squad. The wildcard winner was Gregory Welch, Brooklyn NY with a 1393. The high handicap series without bonus pins pot winners were Hector Diaz Jr., Bronx, NY with a 671 at 1pm and Joe LaBargo, Bayside, NY with a 672 at 3:30pm. Both winners were added to the finals.
LIGBT’s next tournament is our monthly house shot tournament being held at Levittown Lanes on Sunday, January 22nd. 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 $100. Entry fee is $80 & $70 but all members receive a $10 entry discount. For complete results of the AMF E. Meadow tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Torch Bowling, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.