Meadow, NY: The LIGBT hosted its annual New Year’s Day Marathon at AMF E. Meadow and attracted another sellout crowd of 167 total entries. Three different champions were crowned: Jaleesa Taylor, Flushing, NY earned $1,000 by winning the 49 & under handicap event. Paul Johnson Sr., New York, NY earned $1,000 by winning the 50 & over handicap tournament. Youth bowler Timothy Smith Jr., W. Islip, NY earned a $700 scholarship by winning the scratch competition.
The 49 and under handicap tournament drew 60 entries and paid out 16 cash positions. Jaleesa Taylor shot an 1117 to win the title and the $1,000 top prize. Finishing second was Marc Miller, Merrick, NY with a 1072 worth $500. It took a 978 series to cash in the 49 & under event which paid out $3,610.
The senior handicap tournament drew 70 entries and paid out 17 cashing positions. Paul Johnson Sr. shot a 1075 to win the title and the $1,000 top prize. Finishing in second was Mike Nenna, Tobyhanna, PA with a 1060 worth $570. It took a 960 series to cash in the 50 & over event which paid out a total of 4,205.
The scratch tournament drew 37 entries and paid out 9 cashing positions. Timothy Smith Jr. shot 974 (243 average) to win the title and the $700 top prize. Finishing in second was Vince Balisky, Elmhurst, NY with a 959 worth $370. It took a 901 series (225 average) to cash in the scratch event which paid out $2,220.
The LIGBT NYD Marathon drew a total of 167 entries, paid out $10,330 in prize money, and had 42 bowlers go to the cashing window (almost a 1 in 3 ratio!) The side action paid out an additional $6,480 bringing the total event payout to $16,810. The LIGBT welcomed 14 new bowlers and apologizes to all of the bowlers that were shut out due to the maximum of 6 bowlers per pair.
LIGBT’s next tournament is a 4-game Mini-Marathon at AMF Garden City (January 31, 2021-1pm.) To view the results of the AMF E. Meadow event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, Vietri Associates, and ManyStylesOfBowling.com.