Levittown, NY: Isaura Simon, a graphic artist from Jackson Heights, NY, won LIGBT’s sport shot event at Levittown Lanes. In a 6-bowler final shootout, Isaura defeated second place finisher Ed Passaro, Hicksville, NY 247-244 to win the $1,000 top prize. While Ed earned $600 for second, finishing third, just 2 pins behind, was Shiu Lee, Forest Hills, NY earning $400. Rounding out the top 6 was fourth place finisher Rob Foerster, E. Meadow, NY with a 227 worth $350, fifth went to Archie Nabas, Queens Village, NY with a 226 worth $300 and sixth was taken by Seth Marino, Lindenhurst, NY with a 208 earning him $250.
Isaura was the definite underdog in the shootout as the other 5 bowlers had much higher averages than her 129 club average. But Isaura was not intimidated as she marked in 7 out of her first 8 frames. But the nerves finally took over as Isaura opened the last 2 frames including knocking down only 5 pins in the final frame.
With Isaura’s late open frames several of the finalists had a shot at the title. Ed entered the final frame with a 4 timer and needed just a mark to win. But he through a split to end his title hopes. Shiu needed a double to win and got the first strike but left a 7 count on his next shot to settle for third place. Isaura was shocked when she realized the title was hers.
The Levittown event drew a great summer crowd of 131 entries, advanced 23 bowlers to the finals and paid out $5,200. The cut scores on the “Boardwalk” pattern were moderate; 691 & 706. High series of the tournament was shot by Archie Nabas with a 765 in the first squad. The wildcard winner was Rich Hengel, E. Meadow, NY, with a 1362 series. The no-tap jackpot was not hit in either squad and will be worth $500 at the Super Tournament. Raffle winners were Jetta Bonds and Brendan Oakley both winning a DV8 Pitbull.
LIGBT’s next tournament is Super Tournament #3 at AMF Plainview August 25-27. Top prizes are guaranteed at $5,000-$2,500-$1,500-$1,250-$1,100-$1,000 with 1 in 6 each squad advancing to the finals and guaranteed a minimum of $150. Entry fee is $80 per squad. To view the final results of the Levittown event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Torch Bowling, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.