New Hyde Park, NY: Eddie Cintron, a 61 year old Technical Project Manager from Laurelton, NY, won the $1,000 top prize at LIGBT’s sport shot event at Herrill Lanes. Eddie earned his second LIGBT title by defeating Kameron Smith, Tobyhanna, PA 255-238 in the final shootout. While Kameron earned $500 for second, finishing third was Maniram Basdeo, Bronx, NY with a 236 worth $350. Rounding out the top 6 was 4th place finisher Rafael Ongjoco, Babylon, NY with a 232 worth $300, 5th went to Tony Jimenez, W. Babylon, NY with a 178 earning $275 and 6th was taken by Dawn Vening Mount Vernon, NY with a 165 worth $250.
The six bowler shootout was a great match with 4 out of the 6 bowlers having a chance to win going into the final frame. Rafael took the early lead with a triple in frames 3 through 5. Eddie made a nice come back with his own triple in frames 5 through 7. When Maniram and Kameron doubled late in the match they also had a shot at the title. Eddie grabbed the title by doubling in the tenth forcing the other bowlers to also double. None accomplished the feat giving Eddie his second LIGBT trophy.
The Herrill event drew a good fall crowd of 95 entries, advanced 11 bowlers to the finals and cashed another 12 bowlers for $75 (better than 1 in 3.) The total prize fund paid out $4,325. The cut scores on the NCAA #3 pattern were low; 644 & 653. High series of the tournament was shot by our champion Eddie Cintron with a 736 in the 3pm squad. Women did very well as 3 advanced to the finals; Gloria Smith, Alice Vietri and Dawn Vening.
LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-squad house shot event at Whitestone Lanes; Sunday, November 11th (1pm & 3pm.) Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,000-1st and $500-2nd. To view the final results of the Herrill Lanes event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, & Vietri Associates.