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Jul 25, 2022

Babylon, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran a special drop your low game sport shot tournament called: The First Pair Shootout sponsored by Bill Verni of Bilvee Electric. Robert Aiello, Oceanside, NY won his 2nd LIGBT title (first one in 7 years) by defeating Max Thomas, N. Babylon, NY, 250-237. Robert earned $1,500 for his victory while Max took home $800 for second place. Finishing in third was Paul Gonzalez, Selden, NY with a 189 worth $500. Rounding out the top 4 was Joe Ferraiolo, W. Islip, NY with a 188 worth $300.

The First Pair Shootout started with 2 divisions, 49 & under/50+ with each group bowling 4 games and dropping their lowest game to determined prize fund position. The top 2 from each division advanced to a 1-game shootout. Additional cashers were paid using a 1 in 4 ratio.

The final shootout was dominated early by Max as he struck his first 4 out of 5 frames. Robert opened in his first frame but came back with a string of strikes to stay close to Max. When Max opened in the 8th frame all Robert had to do was mark in the 10th frame to secure the title. Paul bowled well but couldn’t string strikes and finished in third place. Joe bowled well to qualify but had trouble in the shootout and finished fourth.

The LIGBT sport shot event at AMF Babylon drew a field of 83 entries (7 short of a sellout), paid out a $5,650 prize fund, and had 23 bowlers cash. The side action paid out an additional $4,790 bringing the total event payout to $10,440. The cut scores to cash on the “Broadway” pattern were 695 in the under division and 723 in the senior division. Maniram Basdeo and Glenn DeGennaro won Storm balls in a special raffle.  

LIGBT’s next event is a triples tournament at AMF E. Meadow on Sunday, July 31st. To view the results of the AMF Babylon tournament please visit The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Billvee Electric, Vietri Associates, CLS Custom Upholsterers, & Turbo 2-N-1 Grips.