E. Meadow, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran a 3-event house shot Mini-Marathon at AMF E. Meadow and crowned 3 champions. The winner of the 49 and under handicap event, and also the scratch event, was Joe LaBargo, Bayside, NY. Joe’s double victory earned him a total of $1,350. The winner of the senior handicap event was Kenny Bruce, Oceanside, NY. Kenny’s victory was worth $1,000.
Joe’s road to the 49 & under handicap title started when he qualified 2nd with an 1137 series. In the final shootout Joe shot a wonderful 273 handicap game narrowly defeating second place finisher Scott Gray, E. Meadow, NY (268- $380) by a mere 5 pins. Finishing in 3rd place was the top qualifier, Sam Farber, Merrick, NY with a 245 worth $250. Rounding out the top 4 was Andrew Mienkiewicz, Dix Hills, NY with a 239 worth $200. The 49 & under event attracted 38 entries, cashed 10 spots, and paid out $2,280.
Kenny’s road to the senior title began by shooting a 1062 series which placed him in the 4th qualifying position. The senior shootout involved 5 bowlers and Kenny earned the $1,000 top prize by finishing with a 273 game which giving him a 32-pin victory. Second place, worth $500, went to the top senior qualifier, Luis Collazo, E. Meadow, NY with a 241. Rounding out the top 5 was third place finisher Max Thomas with a 238 worth $250, 4th went to William Tudy, Brooklyn, NY with a 237 worth $225, and 5th place was taken by Dale Alberino, N. Massapequa, NY with a 208 worth $200. The 50 & over event attracted 54 entries, cashed 14 spots, and paid out $3,270.
The scratch event was won by Joe LaBargo, earning $650, with a 1073 series. There was a tie for 2nd place as Max Thomas and Anthony Arias, Brooklyn, NY both finished with a 1021 and each earned $305. It took a 992 series to cash in the scratch event which drew 33 entries and paid out $1,980 to 9 different bowlers.
The LIGBT Mini-Marathon at AMF E. Meadow drew an incredible summer crowd of 125 entries, paid out $7,530 in prize money, and had 33 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action paid out an additional $9,910 bringing the total event payout to $17,440. The winner of the Storm ball raffle was Ray Brooks, S. Ozone Park, NY.
LIGBT’s next house shot tournament is at Farmingdale Lanes on Sunday, August 22nd- 1pm start. To view the results of the AMF E. Meadow 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.