Levittown, NY: Yon Gyo Phark, a small business owner from Flushing, NY, won LIGBT’s Spring Major at Levittown Lanes. “Mr. Phark” captured his second LIGBT title by defeating Nick LaSerra, N. Massapequa, NY 286-251 to earn the $3,000 top prize. While Nick won $1,500 for second, finishing third was Abel David, Franklin Square, NY with a 229 worth $750. Rounding out the top 4 was Darryl Freeman, Forest Hills, NY with a 220 earning him $500.
Mr. Phark had the highest average in the shootout which means he gave everyone handicap. But that didn’t bother Yon Gyo as he bowled the only clean game in the shootout which included 9 strikes. By the final frame Yon Gyo had secured the $3,000 top prize as he created a 35 pin lead. Nick, who was looking for his first LIGBT title, was able to secure second by having only one open frame and a double in a well bowled game on a very difficult pattern.
The LIGBT Spring Major drew a great crowd of 286 entries plus 34 desperado entries. A total of 63 bowlers cashed in a prize fund that paid $17,060. Kegel’s “Alcatraz was used and scoring was moderately with cuts ranging from 701 to 725. High series of the tournament was shot by John Maher with an 805 in the Sunday 1pm squad. The Friday night wildcard winners were Darryl Freeman (1422) and Joe Hatchett (1387.)
The “No-Tap” jackpot was hit 3 times: Ed Passaro for $500 on Friday at 8pm, Jimmy Walsh for $500 on Sunday at 1pm, and Curtis Hetmeyer for $100 on Sunday at 3pm. No one hit the jackpot on the last squad so it will be worth $260 in the first squad at the next sport shot event!
LIGBT’s next tournament is a house shot event Whitestone Lanes on Sunday, April 9th (1pm & 3:30pm.) Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,000, $500, $300 and $250. One in 6 advance to the finals and cash for a minimum of $100. Entry fees are $70 & $60. For complete results of the Spring Major please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Torch Bowling, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Randi Siegel Law Offices, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.