Wantagh, NY: The LIGBT ran its 2nd “Beat the Board” tournament with Sunny Yee, Flushing, NY winning her first LIGBT title. Sunny earned the $1,500 top prize by defeating her friend Hee Jin Jun, Flushing, NY in a 1 ball roll off after they tied at 226. While Hee Jin earned $750 for second, finishing in third and earning $500 was Jennifer Bochicchio, Selden, NY with a 216. Rounding out the top 4 was the only male in the shootout; Pak Wong, New York, NY who shot a 213 to earn $300.
The final shootout was a tight match as all 4 bowlers had a shot at the title going into the last few frames. Hee Jin had the lead throughout the entire match but she lost 10 pins in wood in her last 3 frames which gave Sunny a shot at the title. Sunny needed a strike on her fill ball in the 10th to tie and she threw a perfect shot. In the 1 ball roll off Sunny threw a 9 count while Hee Jin threw an 8. Jennifer stayed close the entire match but fell a few pins short. Pak, who was giving everyone handicap, couldn’t throw a double and had to settle for fourth place.
The Beat the Board Tournament drew a great crowd of 153 entries, advanced 24 bowlers to the finals and paid out $6,850 with all finalists earning at least $150. It took a 651 to advance on the PBA Scorpion. High series of the tournament was shot by Sal Florindo, Forest Hills, NY with a 738 in the 3pm squad. The wildcard winners were Rich Hengel, E. Meadow NY (1367) and Dwight Dunkley, Brooklyn, NY (1323.)
LIGBT’s next tournament is a sport shot event at AMF E. Meadow on Sunday, June 9th- 1pm & 3pm. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay; $1,000-$500-$300-$250 with 1 in 4 bowlers cashing and 1 in 8 advancing each squad. To view the final results of the AMF Wantagh event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, & Vietri Associates, and ManyStylesOfBowling.com.