Farmingdale, NY: Rodney Williams, a 50 year old Town of Islip employee from Central Islip, NY won the $1,000 top prize at LIGBT’s house shot event at Farmingdale Lanes. Rodney won his first LIGBT title by defeating Guy Sereno, W. Hempstead, NY 260-250 in the final shootout. While Guy earned $500 for second, Lou Getzelman, Massapequa, NY finished third with a 211 worth $300 and fourth went to Kenny Hosek, W. Islip, NY with a 204 earning him $250.
The handicap final shootout quickly became a 2 man race between Rodney and Guy. Rodney, who was getting 31 pins more in handicap than Guy, had a 28 pin lead in the 8th frame but when he missed a 1 pin spare in the 9th, and Guy struck, the match was still up for grabs. Guy did his best to pressure Rodney as he threw 2 more strikes in the tenth frame which forced Rodney to throw a double. Rodney put all 3 balls in the pocket to finish like a champion and claim the $1,000 top prize.
The scratch event finished with a one game match between Alex Henry, Sayville, NY and Guy Sereno. Both of these bowlers qualified for the scratch finals by leading their squad; Guy led the 1pm squad with a 757 and Alex led the 3pm squad with an amazing 791. In the final match Alex defeated Guy 217-205 to win the $450 top prize. While Guy took home $300 for 2nd, finishing in 3rd and 4th was Kenny Hosek, and Anthony D’Elia, E. Islip, NY each earning $125. The scratch prize fund paid out a total of $1,000.
The Farmingdale Lanes event drew a nice crowd of 79 entries (60 handicap/19 scratch), advanced 13 bowlers to the finals and paid out $3,900 in prize money. Cut scores on the house shot were; 750 & 786 for the 49 & under division and 726 & 739 for the seniors. High handicap series was shot by Alex Henry with an 857 in the 3pm squad. The wildcard winner was Michael Adamo, Patchogue, NY with a 1422 series. NOTE: Michael Bagnato, Lindenhurst, NY, was tied for the first squad lead but had to withdraw due to an injury.
LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-squad sport shot tournament at Herrill Lanes on Sunday, February 17th. To view the final results of the Farmingdale Lanes event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, & Vietri Associates.