Garden City, NY: Scott Kampf, a 19 year-old college student from Levittown, NY, won the $3,000 top prize at LIGBT’s Firecracker Classic that was hosted by AMF Garden City. Scott earned his second major title by defeating Frank Spano, Brentwood, NY 224-223 in an exciting final. While Frank earned $1,500 for second, third place went to Peter McDonald, N. Bellmore, NY, who was making his first shootout appearance, with a 204 worth $750. Rounding out the final 4 was Yon Gyo Phark, Flushing, NY with a 192 worth $500.
The final shootout was close from start to finish. Scott took the early lead with a double in frames 3 and 4 while Frank and Peter had early opens. But Scott’s lead quickly evaporated when he opened in frames 6 and 8. Going into the tenth frame Scott had an 11 pin lead over Frank but Frank doubled to close the gap to 1 pin. When Scott threw a 9 count on his fill ball it forced Frank to strike to tie. Frank could only manage a 9 count which gave him second place and Scott the title.
The Firecracker Classic drew a fantastic crowd of 286 entries plus 38 desperado entries. A total of 57 bowlers cashed in a prize fund that paid $16,720. Kegel’s 41 foot Turnpike pattern was used and scoring was low with cuts ranging from 662 to 687. High series of the tournament was shot by the champion Scott with a 781 in the Friday 10pm squad. Fifteen bowlers earned a brand new Brunswick True Nirvana by shooting the high handicap score each game in every squad. No one hit the no-tap jackpot all weekend and it is now worth $680 at our next event.
LIGBT’s next tournament is a sport shot event at AMF Wantagh on Sunday, July 16h (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 $100. Entry fees are only $70 & $60. For complete results of the Firecracker Classic please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.