Garden City, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran its monthly house shot Mini-Marathon at AMF Garden City and crowned three champions: Tayo Farinu, Cambria Heights, NY earned $1,000 by winning the 49 & under handicap event. Quan Jacob, Bronx, NY earned $1,000 by winning the 50 & over handicap tournament and another $500 by winning the scratch competition. Quan earned a total of $1,820 when you include the pots.
The 49 and under handicap tournament drew 43 entries and paid out 11 cash spots. Tayo shot an 1154 handicap series, 32 pins more than his closest competitor, to earn the $1,000 top prize. Finishing in second was Robert Grieb, Deer Park, NY, with an 1122 series worth $500. It took a 1006 series to cash in the 49 & under event which paid out $2,750.
The 50 & over handicap tournament drew 46 entries and paid out 11 cashing positions. Quan shot an 1141 handicap series, 26 pins more than his closest competitor, to earn the $1,000 top prize. Finishing in second was Max Thomas, N. Babylon, NY with an 1115 series worth $500. It took a 1017 series to cash in the 50 & over event which paid out $2,755.
The scratch tournament drew 17 entries and paid out 4 cashing positions. Quan, who earned $500 for winning the scratch event, dominated by averaging an amazing 266 for four games. Finishing in second place, 133 pins behind Quan, was Daniel Twomey, Newark, NJ who earned $270. It took a 920 series (230 average) to cash in the scratch event which paid out $1,020.
The LIGBT Mini-Marathon at AMF Garden City drew a wonderful crowd of 106 entries, paid out $6,525 in prize money, and had 26 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action paid out an additional $10,525 bringing the total event payout to $17,050. The LIGBT welcomed 11 new bowlers and gave away a Storm ball to Gabrielle Cantileno, Valley Stream, NY who won the ball raffle.
LIGBT’s next house shot tournament is an SLT senior only handicap and scratch event at AMF Syosset on Sunday, May 23rd. LIGBT’s next all age house shot event is on Sunday, June 6th at Farmingdale Lanes. To view the results of the AMF Garden City 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.