Syosset, NY: The LIGBT returned to action after a COVID-19 induced 8-month layoff and ran a 4-game Mini-Marathon at AMF Syosset. An amazing crowed of 138 entries competed for over $8,000 in prize money. The tournament featured 3 separate prize funds; handicap 49 & under, handicap senior, and open scratch.
The 49 and under handicap champion was youth bowler Timothy Smith Jr., W. Islip, NY who won $1,000 in scholarship money with a 1025 series. Finishing second and earning $500 was Sean Nicholson, Levittown, NY with a 990. There were 15 cashers (better than 1 in 4) with a cut score of 908. A total of 57 entries bowled in the 49 & under handicap event which paid out $3,495.
The 50 & over senior champion was Dexter Wharton, Far Rockaway, NY who earned the $1,000 top prize with a 978 series. Finishing in second place was Rich Hengel, E. Meadow, NY with a 963 worth $500. There were 14 cashers (better than 1 in 4) that produced a cut score of 898. A total of 53 senior entries bowled which paid out $3,160.
The scratch champion was Ray Edwards, Middle Island, NY who earned $600 with a 950 4-game block. Finishing in 2nd place, just 17 pins behind, was the 49 & under winner Timothy Smith Jr., who earned a $300 scholarship. Another youth bowler finished third; Joseph Zagari, Islip Terrace who shot a 906 earning a $225 scholarship. There was a total of 7 scratch cashers that produced a cut score of 852. The scratch division attracted 28 entries.
LIGBT’s next tournament is another 4-game Handicap and Scratch Mini-Marathon at AMF Wantagh on Sunday, December 6th. To view the 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.