Levittown, NY: Mike Nenna, a 51 year old Verizon worker from Tobyhanna, PA won the $1,000 top prize at LIGBT’s house shot event at Levittown Lanes. Mike won his first LIGBT title by defeating 9-time champion Dexter Sapp, Valley Stream, NY 292-282 in the final shootout. While Dexter earned $500 for second, Gregory Welch, Brooklyn, NY finished in third with a 273 worth $300 and fourth went to Michael Reed, Boston, MA with a 267 earning him $250.
The final shootout was very high scoring as the 4 talented bowlers took advantage of the easy conditions. Mike took control early by throwing 7 strikes in his first 8 frames and never looked back. Dexter, who was giving everyone pins and started the match with a missed spare, had too far to climb and finished 10 pins short despite throwing 10 out of 11 strikes his last 9 frames. Gregory bowled great but a missed one pin spare in the 8th frame costing him his first title. Michael Green started with a triple but had trouble stringing strikes the rest of the game.
The Levittown event also featured a separate scratch prize fund. The two squad leaders, Jason Nicholas, Wantagh, NY (760-2pm) and Daniel Twomey, Teaneck, NJ (701-4pm) decided to split the top 2 prizes and each earned $355. The two other scratch cashers were Craig Koppell, Syosset, NY (682) and Chondite Faison, New York, NY (702) each winning $75.
The Levittown house shot event drew a good crowd of 117 entries (18 scratch), advanced 17 bowlers to the handicap finals and paid out $5,460 in prize money. Cut scores on the house shot were; 754 & 774 for the 49 & under division and 767 & 736 for the seniors. High handicap series was shot by Giovanni Lara, Flushing, NY with an 853 in the 2pm squad. The wildcard winner was James Marino, Lindenhurst, NY with a 1476 series. One woman was added to the finals and that was Lisa Giglia-Quroz, Howard Beach, NY with a 696 at 2pm.
LIGBT’s next tournament is our annual Spring Major at AMF Garden City. This 2 day event, April 12 & 14, will feature top prizes of $3,000 & $1,500 with all finalists earning at least $150. To view the final results of the Levittown event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, & Vietri Associates.