New Hyde Park, NY: Monique Compton, an executive assistant from the Bronx, won her first LIGBT title and $1,000 this past Sunday at Herrill Lanes. Monique, who has been an LIGBT member since 2013, defeated senior Sal Florindo 240-224 in the final shootout to earn her first title. Sal, who is 76 years young, earned $500 for his runner-up position. Rounding out the top 4 was third place finisher Jackie Delawski, Williston Park, NY with a 223 worth $300 and fourth went to Maniram Basdeo, Bronx, NY, with a 194 worth $250.
The final shootout, which was competed on the US Open pattern, was low scoring with spare making at a premium. Monique took the early lead by filling her first five frames while the other competitors all had opens. Despite the fact Monique had two splits in her last 5 frames no one could mount a charge. In fact there wasn’t a double the entire shootout!
The Herrill Lanes event drew a nice crowd of 110 entries, advanced 21 bowlers to the finals and paid out $4,500. The tournament pattern was “the 2016 US Open” (40 feet) resulting in a low cut score of 690 for both squads. High series of the tournament was shot by Curtis Hetmeyer, Brooklyn, NY with an 810 in the 3:30pm squad. The wildcard winner was last event’s champion Diane Allen, Fleetwood Station, NY with a 1327 six game series. The high handicap series without bonus pins pot winners were Dave Soren, Long Beach, NY with a 671 in the first squad and Denis Mendelson with a 680 in the 3:30pm squad. Guy Sereno, W. Hempstead, NY hit the no-tap jackpot in the first squad and earned $170. No one hit the jackpot in the second squad so it will roll over to our next event and be worth $220.
LIGBT’s next tournament is a 1 in 4 sport shot event at AMF Wantagh on Sunday, March 26th. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,000-$500-$300-$250 with 1 in 4 each squad advancing to the finals. Entry fees are $80 & $70 and that includes the no-tap jackpot. To view the final results of the Herrill Lanes event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Torch Bowling, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.