New Hyde Park, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran its annual 2-day Thanksgiving Major which was won by David Cincotta, N. Babylon, NY. David won the $1,500 top prize by defeating Tom Catalano, N. Babylon, NY 253-248 in the final shootout. While Tom earned $900 for 2nd place, finishing in third, with a 227 worth $600, was Ken Bruce, Oceanside, NY. Rounding out the top 4 was Jae Yi, Flushing, NY with a 223 earning him $500.
The final shootout was exciting as the champion not decided until the final frame. None of the 4 bowlers took command early but by the end they all loosened up and started striking. Tom, who was giving everyone handicap, was the only bowler without an open frame. David tripled in frames 7-9 to grab the lead. Tom, who struck out from the 8th frame on, forced David to mark in the 10th to secure his victory. David calmly converted a 1-pin spare to claim his 2nd LIGBT singles title.
The LIGBT Thanksgiving Major was a success with 157 entries generating a $7,880 prize fund. A total of 42 bowlers went to the cashing window. The side action awarded an additional $7,885 bringing the total event payout to $15,765.
Scores to cash on the 40 foot “Sunset Strip” pattern ranged from 661-687. The 4 squad leaders, each earning byes were: Alex Padmore (721), Curtis Hetmeyer (710), Matt Schultz (832), and Ralph Devarti (723.) The wildcard winners were: Andre McDuffie (1299), Dexter Sapp (1292), and Ken Bruce (1373.)
LIGBT’s next tournament is a house shot event at AMF E. Meadow, Sunday, December 4th 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. Sie gle Attorney at Law, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.