Meadow, NY: Dawn Vening, a 52-year old Legal Assistant from Mt. Vernon, NY won the $1,000 top prize at LIGBT’s sport shot event at AMF E. Meadow. Dawn won her first LIGBT title by defeating Archie Nabas, Queens Village, NY 285-263 in the final shootout. While Archie earned $500 for second, finishing third was Rafael Ongjoco, Babylon, NY with a 194 worth $300. Rounding out the top 4 was Alex Padmore, Jamaica, NY with a 186 worth $250.
The final shootout was dominated by Dawn and Archie. Although Dawn was getting 21 pins in handicap from Archie, she didn’t need a single one as shot beat him scratch by one pin! Dawn started the match with 4 strikes, and then after an open frame in the 5th, threw another 4 strikes in a row to hold off a late run by Archie. Archie threw the only clean game in the shootout, and finished with 6 in a row, but still fell 12 pins short of his 5th title.
The AMF E. Meadow event drew a great crowd of 100 entries, advanced 14 bowlers to the finals plus cashed another 12 for $75 (better than 1 in 4.) The total prize fund paid out was $4,650. The cut scores on the “Boardwalk” pattern were: 653 & 670. High series of the tournament was shot by Stanley Waite, Dover, DE in the 1pm squad with a 726. The wildcard winner was Andrew Mienkiewicz, Dix Hills, NY with a 1350 six-game series. One woman was added to the finals due to the women guarantee and that was our champion Dawn who qualified with a 687.
LIGBT’s next tournament is a house shot event at Levittown Lanes on Sunday, October 27th (2pm & 4pm) featuring top prizes of $1,000 & $500. The house shot event will feature 2 age divisions (49 & under/50+) and advance 1 in 6 to the finals. To view the results of the AMF E. Meadow event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, & Vietri Associates, and ManyStylesOfBowling.com.