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Feb 20, 2017

Plainview, NY:  Johnny Kim, a 32 year old hardware store owner from Fresh Meadows, NY, won LIGBT’s Winter Major at AMF Plainview. Johnny captured his first LIGBT title by defeating Cameron Potts, Babylon, NY 254-251 to earn the $3,000 top prize. While Cameron won $1,500 for second, finishing third was Eddie Cintron, Laurelton, NY with a 240 worth $750. Rounding out the top 4 was Abel David, Franklin Square, NY with a 232 earning him $500. 

The Winter Major shootout started out slow as there were 7 opens in the first 3 frames. After everyone’s nerves settled down most of the frames were filled and everyone except Abel through at least a double. Going into the final frame Eddie could have doubled to win the title but got a nine to settle for third. Cameron struck out his last 2 frames to climb from third to second earning an additional $750!.

The LIGBT Winter Major drew a great crowd of 288 entries plus 30 desperado entries. A total of 61 bowlers cashed in a prize fund that paid $16,664. WTBA’s “Seoul” pattern was used and scoring was moderately high with cuts ranging from 709 to 758. High series of the tournament was shot by Steven Kelly, Islip, NY with an 836 in the Sunday 4pm squad.

The “No-Tap” jackpot was hit 3 times by: Alby Pezzella for $232 on Friday at 8pm, Maniram Basdeo for $48 on Saturday at 6pm, and Jayson Glick for $54 on Saturday at 8pm. No one hit the jackpot on any of the Sunday squads so it rolls over to the next event and will pay close to $500!

LIGBT’s next tournament is at AMF Wantagh on Sunday, February 26th (1pm & 3pm.) Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,000, $500, $300 and $250. One in 4 each squad advances to the finals and will cash for a minimum of $80. Entry fees are $80 & $70. For complete results of the Winter Major please visit The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Torch Bowling, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Randi Siegel Law Offices, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.