Wantagh, 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 Valerie DeLillo, N. Massapequa, NY. The winner of the 50 & over handicap tournament was Ed Passaro, Hicksville, NY. The scratch champion was Andrew Mienkiewicz, Dix Hills, NY. This was Valerie’s first LIGBT victory while Ed and Andrew are now multi-title champions.
Valerie’s road to the 49 & under title started with a squad leading 4-game series of 1086. Valerie joined the other top 3 finishers to compete in a 1-game handicap shootout. On the strength of a triple in the middle of the match Valerie finished with a 260 to defeat 2nd place finisher Tom Catalano, N. Babylon, NY by 20 pins. Valerie earned $600 while Tom took home $350. Finishing in third with a 220 was Charlie Rembert, Floral Park, NY earning $300. Fourth place went to Alex Kuhne, Bethpage, NY with a 211 worth $250.
The senior shootout featured an incredible finish. Ed had a 5-pin lead going into the final frame but when he missed a spare, he thought he lost. Shockingly, everyone else opened in the 10th frame giving Ed the $700 title. While Ed finished with a 244, Todd David, Staten Island, NY finished in 2nd place with a 241 worth $350. Third place went to Greg Welch, Brooklyn, NY, the senior squad leader (1037), with a 227 earning him $350. Rounding out the top 4 was Mitch Benov, Seaford, NY with a 223 worth $250.
The scratch event was won by Andrew Mienkiewicz with a 940 series worth $450. Finishing in 2nd place was Tom Catalano with a 933 worth $280. Rounding out the top 3 was Alex Kuhne with an 899 worth $200. There was a total of 5 cashers but no finals in the scratch event.
The LIGBT house shot tournament at AMF Wantagh drew a field of 102 entries, paid out $6,000 in prize money, and had 25 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action paid out an additional $4,200 bringing the total day’s payout to $10,200. Cut scores to cash on the house shot were 954 in the under division, 913 in the senior division, and 868 in the scratch event. There were no perfect games bowled at the event.
LIGBT’s next tournament is a special Drop Your Low Game sport shot event Sunday, July 24th hosted by AMF Babylon. 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.