E. Meadow, NY: Tyger Folmar, a 41-year old a U.S. Customs worker from Glendale, NY won the $1,500 top prize at LIGBT’s Beat-The-Board Tournament held at AMF E. Meadow. Tyger won his first LIGBT title by defeating Alex Henry, Sayville, NY 261-232. While Alex earned $750 for second, finishing third was James Marino, Lindenhurst, NY with a 221 worth $500. Rounding out the top 4 was William Tudy, Brooklyn, NY with a 181 worth $300. The final shootout was dominated by our champion. Tyger began his title quest with a spare in the first and then threw strikes in 6 of his next 7 frames to secure the title. The battle for second was a good one as James Marino overcame 3 missed one pin spares and moved from 4th to 2nd when he tripled in the last 3 frames. But Alex needed a double in the final frame to jump into second over James and he threw 2 perfect strikes to secure the $750 payout. William, who started with 5 marks, finished the game with 5 opens to settle for the 4th spot.
The AMF E. Meadow event drew a nice crowd of 118 entries, advanced 24 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $6,050 in prize money. The cut score for the top 16 on the “Boardwalk” pattern was 682. High series of the tournament was shot by Harry Park, Flushing, NY with a 784 in the noon squad. Tommy Grunwald, Astoria, NY shot a 300 game in the first round of the finals. There were 2 wildcard winners: Paul Casella, Port Jeff St., NY with a 1409 from the first 2 squads and Darryl Freeman, Forest Hills, NY also with a 1409 six-game series from the last 2 squads. One woman advanced to the finals; Monique Compton, Bronx, NY with a 685.
LIGBT’s next tournament is our annual Super Bowl Marathon at AMF Syosset. This 5-game no final event features 3 prize lists; scratch, handicap 49 & under, and handicap 50+. To view the results and video finals of the AMF E. Meadow Beat-The-Board event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, Vietri Associates, and ManyStylesOfBowling.com.