Syosset, NY: Jimmy Walsh, a 68-year old bartender from Glen Cove, NY won the $1,000 top prize at LIGBT’s sport shot event at AMF Syosset. Jimmy earned his 5th LIGBT title, over a 12-year span, by defeating Harry Park, Flushing NY 232-230 in the final shootout. While Harry earned $500 for second, finishing third was Jose Ferreira, Woodside, NY with a 198 worth $300. Rounding out the top 4 Guy Sereno, W. Hempstead, NY with a 180 worth $250.
The shootout was led by Jimmy from start to finish but he had to sweat out the 10th frame to see if he won his 5th LIGBT trophy. Jimmy started with a spare and triple, and except for a 5th frame open, stayed clean the rest of the match. Harry, who shot the only clean game in the shootout, made a huge comeback with strikes in the 5th through 8th frames. Going into the final frame Harry had a 1 pin lead. When Jimmy struck on his first ball in the 10th Harry was forced to throw at least 9 on his first ball or he would lose. Harry left an 8 count which gave Jimmy the $1,000 title.
The AMF Syosset Lanes event drew 79 entries, advanced 14 bowlers to the finals, and paid out was $3,665. The cut scores on the new Radium pattern were: 656 & 664. High series of the tournament was shot by our champion with a 725 in the 1pm squad. The wildcard winner was Daniel Gehrig, Baldwin, NY with a 1250 six-game series. Tiffany Smalls, New York, NY was the only woman to advance.
LIGBT’s next tournament is a Beat-the-Board tournament at AMF Babylon on Sunday, March 22nd. 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.