Farmingdale, NY: The LIGBT crowned 3 champions on New Year’s Day at Farmingdale Lanes. The handicap 49 & under champion was Tiffany Smalls, New York, NY with a 1388 series worth $1,000. The handicap 50 & over champion was Dawn Vening, Mount Vernon, NY with a 1322 worth $1,000. The scratch champion was RJ Broege, Ronkonkoma, NY with a 1307 worth $1,000. An incredible 197 entries competed for $11,000 in prize money.
The NYD Marathon featured 3 separate events. The first prize list was for handicap bowlers ages 49 & under. A total of 68 bowlers competed in this event, with 14 bowlers cashing, in a $3,875 prize list. While Tiffany Smalls was the top bowler, finishing in second was Darius Fuller, Bayshore, NY with a 1356 worth $575. To cash in the 49 & under prize list it took a 1256 handicap series.
The second marathon event was for handicap bowlers age 50 & over. A total of 73 bowlers competed with 15 cashing in a $4,160 prize list. While Dawn Vening won the event with a 1322, coming in second was Bill Verni, W. Babylon, NY, just 6 pins behind with a 1316 worth $700. It took a 1261 handicap series to cash in the 50 & over prize list.
The third marathon event was for scratch bowlers. A total of 56 entries competed with 11 cashing in a $2,960 prize list. While RJ Broege won the scratch event with a 1307, finishing in second was Anthony Aria, Brooklyn, NY with a 1284 series worth $500. To cash in the scratch prize list you had to shoot 1182.
LIGBT’s next event is a 2-day major at AMF Garden City; January 17 & 19. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay; $3,000-$1,500-$750-$500 with 1 in 6 advancing each squad. For complete results of the New Year’s Day marathon please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, & Vietri Associates, and ManyStylesOfBowling.com.