Garden City, NY: Joe Scianna, a senior bowler from Ronkonkoma, NY, swept both the scratch and handicap marathon titles at AMF Garden City which hosted LIGBT’s 5-game marathon. In the handicap event Joe defeated top seed Antonino Dilluvio, Flushing, NY 247-207 to claim the $1,000 top prize. Antonino collected $500 for second place. In the scratch event Joe earned an additional $400 with a 1232 series which was the top 5-game scratch total.
In the semi-final match of the handicap event Joe shot an incredible 285 game to advance to the final shootout. Finishing in 3rd place was senior bowler Shiu Lee, Forest Hills, NY with a 239 worth $300. In 4th place was 7-time LIGBT champion Dexter Sapp, Valley Stream, NY with a 218 worth $250.
The final match brought together the highest average in the LIGBT, Joe Scianna with a 205 (5 pins in handicap) and Antonino Dilluvio with a 135 average (67 pins in handicap.) Joe didn’t worry about the huge handicap advantage as he started the match with 7 strikes in a row and never looked back. This was Joe’s second LIGBT title.
The bonus scratch marathon paid out 3 spots; Joe Scianna won the event with a 1232 series earning $400. Second place went to Carl Worley, Staten Island, NY, with an 1192 worth $200 and third place was taken by Andrew Mienkiewicz, Massapequa, NY with an 1148 worth $130.
The AMF Garden City event drew a total of 62 entries (48 handicap/14 scratch) and paid out $3,625. A total of 16 bowlers earned money (better than a 1 in 4 ratio) with minimum prize paying $85. Three bowlers took advantage of the “no division insurance” and earned their entry fee back; Archie Nabas (1196), Scott Kampf (1195), and Andrew Mienkiewicz (1193.) High handicap series was shot by Antonino Dilluvio with a 1343 and Joe Scianna had the high scratch series with a 1232.
LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-squad house shot event at Coram Country Lanes; Sunday, September 30th (1pm & 3pm.) Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,000-1st and $500-2nd. To view the final results of the AMF Garden City event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, and Vietri Associates.