E. Meadow, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran its fourth Trio’s Handicap Challenge at AMF E. Meadow and had its largest field ever. The winning team, with a 4-game total of 2,968 worth $3,000, was Dave Cincotta, N. Babylon, NY, George Markotsis, Deer Park, NY and Timmy Smith Jr., W. Islip, NY. Finishing in 2nd place with a 2,952 total, and earning $1,650, was the team of Vernon Mackey, Brooklyn, NY, Ray Tang, College Point, NY, and Michael Yu, Brooklyn, NY.
The AMF E. Meadow house shot produced some very fine scores. Finishing in third place with a 2,943 worth $900 was the team of Devon Johnson, Brooklyn, NY, Darcy Monroe, E. Meadow, NY and Wynford Walters, Brooklyn, NY. Rounding out the top 4, earning $600 was the team of Brian Becktold, Glen Cove, NY, Romie Caiaccio, Wantagh, NY and Stephen Russell, Central Islip, NY. The top 6 teams cashed (1 in 6) as it took a 2,805 total to get to the cashing window.
In addition to the team event, a separate singles competition was offered. The singles champion was Mark Ferrara, Farmingdale, NY with a 1091 four-game series worth $500. Finishing in 2nd was George Markotsis with a 1006 series worth $250. Rounding out the top 3 was Derrick Griffin, Valley Stream, NY with a 998 worth $200. A total of 71 bowlers entered the optional singles which paid 18 spots. It took a 946 series to cash. The entire $30 entry fee was returned as prize money with the total prize fund paying out $2,135.
The Trio’s competition drew a record 37 teams (111 bowlers) generating a team prize fund of $6,900. The side action paid out an additional $6,130 bringing the day’s total payout, including the optional singles event, to $15,165. Debra Newton, Brooklyn, NY won a new Storm ball in the bowling ball raffle.
LIGBT’s next event is a house shot singles tournament at AMF Syosset on Sunday, August 14th (1pm.) This 4-game event features 3 separate prize funds: scratch, handicap 49 & under, and handicap 50+. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, Vietri Associates, and ManyStylesOfBowling.com.