Wantagh, NY: Adam DeRossi, a 35-year old IT Director from Massapequa Park, NY won the $1,000 top prize at LIGBT’s sport shot event at AMF Wantagh. Adam earned his 4th LIGBT title in 4 years by defeating Jimmy Walsh, Glen Cove, NY 235-230 in the final shootout. While Jimmy earned $500 for second, finishing third was Sal Florindo, Forest Hills, NY with a 228 worth $300. Rounding out the top 6 was 4th place finisher Mike Simeone, Lindenhurst, NY with a 214 worth $250, 5th went to Hari Soedarmasto, Levittown, NY with a 197 earning him $225 and 6th place went to Archie Nabis, Queens Village, NY with a 187 worth $200.
A 6-bowler shootout is tough to win, and Adam was up to the task as he was the only bowler not to have an open frame in the final shootout. Adam’s steadiness, and a double in the middle of the game, gave him a 5-pin victory. Adam was also clutch as he needed a mark in the final frame to secure his $1,000 victory. Jimmy also bowled great and only had one open but needed a double in the 10th to force Adam to double. Sal, who will be 80 year’s old in a few months, almost won his 3rd title. When Sal doubled in the 10th frame he forced Jim and Adam to mark.
The AMF Wantagh event drew a nice crowd of 85 entries, advanced 11 bowlers to the finals plus cashed another 11 for $75 (better than 1 in 3.) The total prize fund paid out was $3,800. The cut scores on the Broadway pattern were: 654 & 673. High series of the tournament was shot by 4th place finisher Mike Simeone with a 741 in the 3pm squad. The wildcard winner was Donald Eubanks, Elmsford, NY with a 1322 six game series.
LIGBT’s next tournament is a sport shot event at AMF E. Meadow on Sunday, October 20th (1pm & 3pm) featuring top prizes of $1,000 & $500. To view the final results of the AMF Wantagh event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, & Vietri Associates, and ManyStylesOfBowling.com.