Syosset, NY: Maniram Basdeo, Bronx, NY, won his 5th LIGBT title after a 2-year drought, by defeating Beverly Parker, Brooklyn, NY 272-221 in the final shootout at AMF Syosset. Manriam earned $1,000 for his victory while Beverly took home $500 for second place. Finishing in third with a 216 was Stella Yoo, New York, NY winning $300. Rounding out the top 4 was Darryl McDuffie, Floral Park, NY with a 204 worth $250.
The final 4 consisted of all seniors including 2 women. Maniram was giving handicap to both women but stayed cleaned the entire match to make up the handicap deficit. Beverly kept the match close early, but when Maniram threw a 4 timer starting in the 8th frame, the final outcome was inevitable. Stella bowled well and could have finished second but she opened in the final frame. Darryl, who was giving everyone handicap, also bowled well but couldn’t throw a string of strikes to stay competitive.
The AMF Syosset event drew a nice crowd of 83 entries, advanced 12 bowlers to the finals and cashed another 10 bowlers for $75 (better than 1 in 3.) The total prize fund paid out was $3,750. The cut scores on the Turnpike pattern were very low; 627 & 644. High series of the tournament was shot by our 4th place finisher, Darryl McDuffie, with a 734 in the 3pm squad. The wildcard winner was 3rd place finisher Stella Yoo who shot a six game series of 1309.
LIGBT’s next tournament is our 3-day Super Tournament at AMF Babylon May 24-26. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay; $5,000-$2,500-$1,250-$1,000 with 1 in 4 bowlers cashing each squad. To view the final results of the AMF Syosset event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, & Vietri Associates, and ManyStylesOfBowling.com.