TOP:Herrill Lanes Manager Cynthia Guarino
and Champion Chris Werben
BOTTOM:Vito Genova Sr. and Chris Werben
New Hyde Park, NY: Chris Werben, E. Meadow, NY, won the $3,000 top prize at LIGBT’s Fall Major held at Herrill Lanes. Chris won his first LIGBT title by defeating Vito Genova Sr., Franklin Square, NY 243-240 in an exciting final shootout. Vito earned $1,500 for second while Archie Nabas, Queens Village, NY finished third with a 223 worth $750. Rounding out the final 6 shootout was 4th place finisher Johnny Kim, Fresh Meadows, NY with a 218 worth $600, 5th went to Staci Minkoff, Flushing, NY with a 202 worth $550 and 6th went to Ed Marquez, Elmont, NY with a 186 earning him $500.
The final 6 shootout, which paid out $6,900, was not decided until the final frame. Vito got off to a hot start with 4 strikes to take an early lead. Vito held the lead until he opened three times in the middle of the game. Meanwhile Chris kept filling frames and when Vito doubled in the 9th and 10th he forced Chris to fill 18 pins. Chris threw a strike on his first ball in the final frame to secure the Fall Major championship and the $3,000 top prize.
The Fall Major tournament drew a nice crowd of 228 entries including desperado entries. A total of 36 bowlers cashed in a prize fund that paid $12,160. The PBA Chameleon pattern was put down and scoring was moderate with cuts ranging from 696 to 727. High series of the tournament was shot by Robert Mendez, Brooklyn, NY with a 773 in the Friday 10pm squad. No one hit the no-tap jackpot all weekend and it is now worth $440 at our next event at AMF Babylon.
LIGBT’s next tournament is a sport shot event at AMF Babylon on Sunday, October 29th (1pm & 3:30pm). Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,000, $500, $300 and $250. One in 6 each squad advances to the finals and will cash for a minimum of $150. Entry fees are only $80 & $70. For complete results of the Fall Major please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Torch Bowling, Knockout Ball Cleaner, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.