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Jan 06, 2020

W. Babylon, NY: The Senior Legends Tour (SLT) kicked off its inaugural event at AMF Babylon and crowned its first two champions. The winner of the upper average division was Denis Mendelson, Levittown, NY who earned $800 when he defeated Jerry Gioia, Franklin Square, NY 242-227. While Jerry earned $500 for second place, finishing in third, and also winning $500 was Max Thomas, Stamford, CT with a 218.

The winner of the lower average division was Christopher Thomas, Brooklyn, NY who earned $800 when he defeated William Cron, Matamoras, PA 267-266 in the final shootout. While William earned $500 for second place, finishing in third with a 227 was Gene DeFazio who earned $400.

SLT’s first tournament was a huge success as 83 entries competed for $5,300 in prize money. A total of 20 bowlers made the finals (1 in 4) each cashing for a minimum of $100. Cut scores to make the finals were 964 in the upper division and 951 in the lower division. The two squad leaders, who were seeded into their respective shootouts, were Max Thomas with a 1084 (upper) and William Cron 1026 (lower.)

SLT’s next official tournament is Sunday, February 23rd at Herrill Lanes. There will also be a senior only 5-game handicap marathon on Sunday, February 2nd at AMF Syosset. To view the results and finals video please visit