Syosset, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran a 3-event house shot Mini-Marathon at AMF Syosset and crowned its latest champions. The winner of the 49 and under handicap event, and also the winner of the scratch event, was Gregory Mintz Jr., Staten Island, NY. Greg won a total of $1,250 for his double victory. The winner of the senior handicap event was Tony Garifo, Freeport, NY earning $1,000 for his first LIGBT victory.
The 49 and under handicap tournament drew 34 entries and paid out 8 cash spots. In the final shootout, Greg dominated by starting with 10 strikes in a row and finished with a 297 handicap game worth $750. Finishing in second, with a 233, was Ryon Lee, Holbrook, NY earning $400. Rounding out the top 3 was third place finisher Hubert Stowe, Wyandanch, NY with a 219 worth $250. It took a 977 to cash in the 49 & under prize fund that paid out $2,035.
The 50 & over handicap tournament drew 68 entries and paid out 18 cashing positions. In the senior final shootout Tony grabbed the title by striking out in the 9th/10th frames for a 9-pin victory over Darcy Monroe, E. Meadow, NY. Tony finished with a 272 while Darcy rolled a 263 worth $550. Finishing in 3rd with a 244 was Phil Rivera, Franklin Square, NY earning $340. Fourth place went to Jong Bo Shim, Fresh Meadow, NY with a 243 worth $250. It took a 979 series to cash in the senior event which paid out $4,005.
The scratch tournament drew 22 entries and paid out 6 cashing positions. Gregory Mintz Jr. won his second title of the day, worth $500, with a wonderful 1020 4-game series. Quan Jacob, Bronx, NY finished in second with a 982 worth $250. Finishing in 3rd was Joe Zagari, Islip Terrace, NY with a 945 worth $200. It took an 895 to cash in the scratch event which paid out $1,325.
The LIGBT Mini-Marathon at AMF Syosset drew a wonderful crowd of 123 entries, paid out $7,365 in prize money, and had 32 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action paid out an additional $9,175 bringing the total event payout to $16,540. The LIGBT welcomed 8 new bowlers and gave away a Storm ball to Danny Alladadoeh, E. Elmhurst, NY who won the ball raffle.
LIGBT’s next house shot tournament is at AMF Wantagh on Sunday, July 25th- 1pm start. To view the results of the AMF Syosset 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.