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EDDIE ENG WINS HIS 3RD LIGBT TITLE

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Oct 18, 2021

Wantagh, NY: Eddie Eng, a 58-year-old right-hander from Flushing, NY, won LIGBT’s sport shot tournament at AMF Wantagh. Eddie’s third title, but first one in 8 years, became reality when he defeated Eddie Cintron, Laurelton, NY 253-225 in the final shootout. Eddie Eng earned $1,000 for his victory while Eddie Cintron took home $500 for his second-place finish.

The final shootout had 6 competitors all surviving a tough Middle Road pattern. Rounding out the top 6 was third place finisher Kyle Lathan, Bronx, NY with a 216 worth $300, 4th went to Utrice Coleman, Deer Park, NY with a 213 earning her $250, 5th went to Sang Hyub Oh, Fresh Meadows, NY with a 207 worth $225 and 6th place went to Tyger Folmar, Queens, NY with a 178 earning him $200.

The final shootout was an exciting match as the top 4 were within 6 pins of each other going into the last 2 frames. Eddie Eng, who struggled early, finished with 6 strikes in a row to capture the victory. Eddie Cintron converted a spare in the final frame to secure second place. Utrice bowled great but a few late opens cost her the title. Sang Hyub Oh had the early lead but a couple of late splits dashed his title hopes. Kyle bowled well but couldn’t get the double he needed to grab the title. Tyger, who was giving everyone handicap and the only lefty in the shootout, could not string the strikes he needed to win the tournament.

The LIGBT 2-squad sport shot tournament drew a nice fall crowd of 73 entries, paid out $3,595 in prize money, and had 19 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action awarded an additional $3,625 bringing the total event payout to $7,220. Cut scores to cash on the Middle Road 39-foot pattern were 662 at 1pm and 670 at 3pm. The wildcard winner, which is the highest 6-game series by a non-finalist, was shot by Joe Ferraiolo, W. Islip, NY with a 1355.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 1-squad house shot event at Levittown Lanes on Sunday, October 24th. To view the results of the AMF Wantagh event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, Vietri Associates, and ManyStylesOfBowling.com.