Plainview, NY: Calvin Nottingham, a 67 year old right-hander from Deer Park, NY won LIGBT’s annual holiday tournament at AMF Plainview. Calvin defeated Kevin Miller, New York, NY 221-218 to win his first LIGBT title and the $1,500 top prize. While Kevin won $1,000 for second, Andrew McKenna, Franklin Square, NY finished third with a 210 worth $750. Rounding out the top 4 was Maniram Basdeo, Bronx, NY with a 205 worth $500.
The final shootout had the most shocking ending in LIGBT history. The shootout was close as scoring was low and strikes hard to come by. Going into the final frame Kevin had a 10 pin lead over Calvin. Calvin finished with a spare and strike which meant Kevin needed just 8 pins to win the match. He threw a 7 count on his first ball and missed all 3 pins to give Calvin his first LIGBT victory in shocking fashion.
The AMF Plainview holiday tournament drew a record crowd of 220 entries, advanced 36 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $9,750. The tournament pattern was “Stockholm” (34 feet) resulting in cut scores of: 709 at noon, 728 at 2pm and 731 at 4pm. High series of the tournament was shot by Weldon Drayton Jr., Central Islip, NY in the second squad with an 839 series. The wildcard winner was Brendan Delaney, Levittown, NY with a 1436 six game series. Sun Kim, Flushing, NY won $410 in the no-tap jackpot in the 4pm squad.
LIGBT’s next tournament is our annual New Year’s Day Marathon (scratch and handicap) at S. Levittown Lanes. This 5 game event features a 1 in 4 cashing ratio and an $80 entry fee. For complete results of the AMF Plainview holiday tournament 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.