Levittown, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran a 3-event house shot Mini-Marathon at Levittown Lanes and crowned three first time champions. The winner of the 49 and under handicap event was Erica Thompson, Ozone Park, NY. The winner of the senior handicap event was Joe Angelone, Massapequa, NY. The third champion was scratch winner; Greg Mintz Sr., Staten Island, NY.
Erica won her first LIGBT title, worth $700, by starting her 4-game block with a 300 game! This was Erica’s first ever perfect game. Erica’s 4-game handicap series was 1081 giving her a 25-pin victory over 2nd place finisher Gerard Gagliano, Hicksville, NY who finished with a 1056 series and earned $350. A total of 32 bowlers competed in the 49 & under handicap event which paid out a prize fund of $1,920 to 8 different cashers. It took a 1000 series to cash in this event.
Joe’s road to the senior handicap title, worth $700, was accomplished with a 1056 handicap series. Joe shot the only 900+ scratch series (912) in the senior event. Finishing in 2nd with a 1023 was Henry Van Engel, Bayside, NY with a 1023 earning him $350. A total of 34 bowlers competed in the senior handicap event which paid out $2,035 to 9 different cashers. It took a 966 series to cash in the senior handicap event.
Greg’s path to victory in the scratch event was boosted by his 289 in game 3 which gave him a winning series of 946 (236 average.) Greg’s 28 pin victory was worth $500. Finishing in second was Charles Ko, Palisades, NJ with a 918 worth $300. A total of 25 bowlers competed in the scratch tournament which paid out a prize fund of $1,500 to 6 different cashers. It took an 881 series to cash in the prize fund.
The LIGBT Mini-Marathon at Levittown Lanes drew 91 entries, paid out $5,455 in prize money, and had 23 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action paid out an additional $3,910 bringing the total event payout to $9,365.
LIGBT’s next event is a special 3-day house shot major at AMF Garden City September 3-5. To view the results of the Levittown Lanes 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.