Plainview, NY: Pak Wong, a 51 year old postal employee from New York City won the $5,000 top prize at AMF Plainview where LIGBT’s Super Tournament #3 was held. Pak defeated Josh Valdes, Staten Island, NY 241-238 to win his third LIGBT title. Josh earned $2,500 for his runner-up position. Finishing in third was David Chu, New York, NY with a 225 worth $1,300. Fourth place went to Yon Go Phark, Flushing, NY with a 208 worth $1,200. Rounding out the top 6 was 5th place finisher Chondite Faison, New York, NY with a 205 worth $1,100 and 6th went to Brandon Soedamastro, Levittown, NY with a 200 worth $1,000.
The Super Tournament final shootout was a pressure packed match with over $12,000 up for grabs. Despite the very tough lane conditions the 6 contestants started out strong with no one taking control of the match early. As the match entered the last 3 frames it was a 3-way competition for the top prize between Josh, Chondite and Pak.
Chondite’s title hopes were dashed when he opened his last 2 frames. Josh needed a double in the tenth to force Pak to double but he only threw one strike and had to settle for second place. Pak needed to stay clean in his final frame and he spared and then struck to secure the Super Tournament title.
The Super Tournament drew an amazing crowd of 422 entries plus 45 desperado entries. There were 74 finalists who shared in a $25,940 prize fund. Twenty-one DV8 Pitbull Growls were won in the high game pots, and another $27,000 was paid out in side action. Total payout for the weekend exceeded $55,000!
There were other big winners at AMF Plainview via the no-tap jackpot. Joe Scianna earned $500 in the Friday 8pm squad. Adam DeRossi won $180 in the Friday 10pm squad. Sam Cooke won $220 in the Saturday 8pm squad. Johnny Kim won $220 in the Sunday 5pm squad, and Andre Johnson/Maniram Basdeo split a jackpot worth $90 in the Sunday noon squad. Cut scores on the “Stockholm” pattern were low all weekend ranging from 658 to 683. High series of the weekend was shot by Johnny Kim, Fresh Meadows, NY with a 753 series in the Sunday 5pm squad.
LIGBT’s next tournament is Labor Day Sunday, September 3rd at AMF Babylon. This 3 squad event features guaranteed prizes of $2,000-$1,000-$750-$500. Entry fees are $80 and $70 and the lane pattern will be “Boardwalk” For complete results of Super Tournament #3 please visit