New Hyde Park, NY: Jack Chan, a 58 year old Business Analyst from New York City, won the $1,000 top prize at LIGBT’s sport shot event at Herrill Lanes. Jack earned his first LIGBT title (it took him 4 years and over 50 events) by defeating Alex Henry 249-243 in the final shootout. While Alex earned $500 for second, finishing third was Stanley Waite, Dover, DE with a 196 worth $300. Rounding out the top 4 was Hari Soedarmasto, Levittown, NY with a 192 worth $250. All 4 shootout bowlers were looking for their first LIGBT title.
Jack started the final shootout with a 34 pin handicap advantage. He needed almost every pin as he started the final match with 2 opens in his first 4 frames. But Jack was a man on a mission and threw 5 strikes in his next 6 frames to hold off a late charging Alex who threw six strikes in his last 7 frames. Alex could have won his first title if he threw a double in the tenth. He got the first one but came in light on his second shot. Stanley was the only shootout bowler to throw a clean game (no opens) but he couldn’t throw a double. Hari bowled well but three opens made it hard for him to get his first LIGBT trophy.
The Herrill event drew a good crowd of 95 entries, advanced 13 bowlers to the finals plus cashed another 13 for $75 (better than 1 in 3.) The total prize fund paid out was $4,375 with all finalists earning at least $150. The cut scores on the Stockholm pattern were: 670 & 687. High series of the tournament was shot by Rocco Furano III, Portchester, NY with an 802 in the 1pm squad. The wildcard winner was 3rd place finisher Stanley Waite with a 1368. One woman was added to the finals; Dianna Slaughter, Hempstead, NY with a 710 series at 3pm.
LIGBT’s next tournament is our House Shot Championships at Farmingdale Lanes. This 3 squad event will take place on Sunday, May 5th (1pm-3pm-5pm) and feature top prizes of $1,500 & $750. To view the final results of the Herrill Lanes event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, & Vietri Associates, and ManyStylesOfBowling.com.