W. Babylon, NY: Hwanchul Park, a 44 year old marketing director from Fresh Meadows, NY, won his first LIGBT title by defeating Darryl Freeman, Forest Hills, NY, 285-260 at AMF Babylon. Hwanchul earned $1,000 for his victory while Darryl earned $500. Rounding out the top 4 was third place finisher George Williams, Briarwood, NY with a 251 worth $300, and fourth was James Russo, Bronx, NY with a 221 worth $250.
The final 4 shootout got off to a hot start as 3 out of the 4 bowlers had doubles by the third frame. Hwanchul took control of the match by throwing 7 strikes in his first 8 frames. James Russo couldn’t knock down a 10 pin and had to settle for fourth place. Darryl bowled well but a missed one pin spare in the 4th frame hurt his title aspirations. George, who was getting the most handicap, couldn’t strike late and settled for third place.
The AMF Babylon event drew a great crowd of 150 entries (plus 24 desperados), advanced 29 bowlers to the finals and paid out $5,410. The house shot pattern created senior cut scores of; 735, 737, & 720 and 49 & under cut scores of 730, 761, & 730. High series of the tournament was shot by George Williams with an 880 in the first squad. The wildcard winner was Sal Florindo, Forest Hills, NY with a 1444 six game series. The winners of the Brunswick Kingpin Max ball raffles were; Dave Soren, Darryl Freeman, and Mack Oakman Jr.
LIGBT’s next tournament is a 3-day Super Tournament at Levittown Lanes. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $5,000 & $2,500 with the top 10 spots expected to pay $500. To view the final results of the AMF Babylon event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Billvee Electric, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Torch Bowling, CYA Action Wear, Brunswick and CLS Custom Upholsterers.