Garden City, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran a 3-event Thanksgiving weekend major at AMF Garden City and crowned 3 champions. The winner of the 49 & under handicap tournament was James Marinelli, S. Hempstead, NY. The winner of the senior handicap event was Sun Kim, Flushing, NY. The scratch champion was Sam Farber, Merrick, NY.
The 49 & under division champion, James Marinelli, earned the $1,000 top prize by qualifying with an 801 series in the Sunday, 11am squad. In the final shootout James defeated Nick Troy, Aquebogue, NY, 262-243 to grab his first LIGBT title. While Nick earned $675 for second, finishing in 3rd was Charlie Rembert, Floral Park, NY with a 230 worth $425. Rounding out the top 5 was 4th place finisher 15-year-old Nolan Herron, Fairfield, CT who earned a $300 scholarship with a 228 and 5th place finisher Carolyn Willis, Bethpage, NY who shot a 224 to earn $250.
The 50 & over senior champion, Sun Kim, earned the $1,000 top prize by qualifying with a 743 series in the finals squad of the tournament. In the final shootout Sun defeated Curtis Hetmeyer, Brooklyn, NY 291-274 to grab his 4th LIGBT title in 6 years. While Curtis earned $675 for second, finishing in 3rd was Pak Wong, New York, NY with a 267 worth $450. Rounding out the top five was 4th place finisher Scott Teitler, Patchogue, NY with a 252 worth $350 and 5th went to Darryl McDuffie, Melville NY with a 243 worth $250.
The scratch champion, Sam Farber, earned the $700 top prize by qualifying with a 715 series in the Friday 10pm squad. In the final shootout Sam defeated Joshua Roca, New Hyde Park, NY 279-227 in a dominating performance. While Joshua earned $400 for second place, finishing in 3rd was Darryl McDuffie with a 223 worth $300. Rounding out the top 4 was Jacob Gaddam, Modesto, CA with a 217 worth $250.
The LIGBT Thanksgiving Major drew 254 total entries, cashed 70 spots, and had an event payout of $13,950 (with $1,500 added by the LIGBT.) The side action paid out an additional $10,500 bringing the total event payout to $24,450.
LIGBT’s next tournament is a sport shot event at AMF Wantagh on Sunday, December 5th. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, Vietri Associates, and ManyStylesOfBowling.com