New Hyde Park, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran its second Sport Shot Series event at Herrill Lanes. Jennifer Bochicchio, Selden, NY won the $1,000 top prize by defeating 2nd place finisher Glenn Swirson, Syosset, NY 225-206 earning $500. This was Jenn’s first title since joining the LIGBT 7 years ago! Finishing in third place was Jenn’s beau, Bill Verni, W. Babylon, NY with a 188 worth $300. Rounding out the top 4 was Nick Vacarro, Floral Park, NY with a 159 worth $275.
Jenn’s road to her first title started in the noon squad where she qualified with a 694. In the finals Jenn shot 220 in Round 1 to advance and 221 in Round 2 to get to the shootout. Jenn was getting the most handicap in the shootout and grabbed the early lead with 5 straight marks. But when she opened her next 3 out of 4 frames Glenn was back in the match. Jenn quickly halted Glenn’s title hopes by doubling in the final frame to lock up the title.
The LIGBT 2-squad sport shot tournament drew a nice Halloween weekend crowd of 82 entries, paid out $4,315 in prize money, and had 21 bowlers go to the cashing window. All finalists earned $150 and Round 2 advancers earned $250. The side action awarded an additional $2,620 bringing the total event payout to $6,935.
Scores to cash on the 42 foot “Autobahn” pattern were 664 at noon and 669 at 2pm. The wildcard winner, which is the highest 6-game series by a non-finalist, was Tyger Folmar, with a 1,379. High series of the tournament was shot by Lenny Tortorici with a 795 at 2pm.
LIGBT’s next tournament is a house shot “Drop You Low Game” event at AMF E. Meadow, Sunday, November 6th at 1pm. To view the results of the Herrill Lanes event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Billvee Electric Randi B. Siegle Attorney at Law, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.