E. Meadow, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran a 4-game house shot tournament featuring 3 different prize funds. The winner of the 49 & under handicap event was James Marino, Lindenhurst, NY. The winner of the 50 & over handicap tournament was Allen Johnson, Jamaica, NY. The scratch champion was Archie Nabas, Queens Village, NY.
James’ road to the 49 & under title started with a 4-game qualifying series of 1009. The top 4 advanced to a 1-game handicap shootout with James defeating 2nd place finisher Nick Rini, Wantagh, NY 275-241. James earned $400 while Nick earned $250. Finishing in 3rd was the squad leader Damian Walsh, Mastic, NY with a 238. Damian also earned $250 since he was the squad leader and was guaranteed 2nd place money. Rounding out the top 4 was Harry Park, Flushing, NY with a 200 worth $170.
Al’s road to the senior title started with a 4-game qualifying series of 1066. In the final shootout Al defeated Lenny Tortorici, Flushing, NY 256-226. Al earned $500 while Lenny took home $300. Finishing in 3rd place with a 219 was Eddie Cintron, Laurelton, NY worth $250. Rounding out the top 4 was the senior squad leader Archie Nabas, Queens Village, NY with a 217. Archie also earned $300 as he was guaranteed no less than 2nd place money.
The scratch event was won by Archie Nabas with an 1104 series worth $330. Finishing in 2nd place was Nick Rini with a 982 worth $200. Both Archie and Nick bowled perfect games in qualifying.
The LIGBT house shot event at AMF E. Meadow drew a field of 56 entries, paid out $3,425 in prize money, and had 15 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action paid out an additional $2,155 bringing the total event payout to $5,580. The cut scores to cash on the house shot were 966 in the under division, 962 in the senior division, and 982 in the scratch event.
LIGBT’s next event is another 4-game house shot marathon Sunday, July 17th hosted by AMF Wantagh. To view the results of the AMF E. Meadow 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.