Wantagh, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran a 4-game house shot tournament featuring 3 different prize funds. The winner of the higher average handicap event was Christopher Verton, Elmont, NY earning $700. The winner of the lower average handicap tournament was high school student Jonathan Cirillo, W. Islip, NY earning a $700 scholarship. The scratch champion was Brian Ziesig, Levittown, NY earning $225. All 3 winners were first time LIGBT champions.
Chris’ road to his first LIGBT title was accomplished with an 1115 series. Finishing in second place in the upper average handicap event was senior bowler James Howard, Brooklyn, NY with a 1069 worth $350. Third place was taken by James Gilmore, Rosedale, NY with a 1059 worth $250. A total of 33 bowlers competed in this division which paid out $1,960 to 8 different cashers. It took a 982 series to cash in the higher average handicap event.
Jonathan’s road to his first LIGBT title was accomplished with a fine 1126 series. Finishing in second place, in the lower average handicap event, was senior bowler Eddie Cintron, Laurelton, NY with a 1098 worth $350. Mike Brue, North Bellmore, NY took 3rd place, and earned $250, with a 1058. A total of 35 bowlers competed in this division which paid out $2,110 to 9 different cashers. It took a 1003 series to cash in the lower average handicap event.
Brian won the scratch title by shooting a 958 four-game block (239 average.) Finishing in second place, with a 928 was Robert Perry, St. Albans, NY, earning $130. The scratch event attracted 6 entries and paid out $355. It took a 928 series to cash in the scratch tournament.
The LIGBT house shot event at AMF Wantagh drew a field of 74 entries, paid out $4,425 in prize money, and had 19 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action paid out an additional $3,385 bringing the total event payout to $7,810.
LIGBT’s next event is a special Doubles Tournament on Sunday, March 27th hosted by AMF E. Meadow. To view the results of the AMF Wantagh tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Billvee Electric, Vietri Associates, CLS Custon Upholsterers, & Turbo 2-N-1 Grips.