Syosset, 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 Jordan Ockimey, Amityville, NY. The winner of the 50 & over handicap tournament was Todd David, Staten Island, NY. The scratch champion was Andrew Mienkiewicz, Dix Hills, NY. This was Jordan’s and Todd’s first LIGBT title while Andrew has won multiple times.
Jordan’s road to the 49 & under title started with a 4-game qualifying series of 1005. That was good enough for 2nd place, and with the top 4 advancing, Jordan had a shot at his first LIGBT title. Jordan shot a fine 271 handicap game to earn the $550 top prize. Finishing in 2nd place, just 11 pins behind, was Tom Mullahey, Wantagh, NY with a 260 worth $300. In third place was the squad leader, Steven J. Smith, New York, NY shooting a 231 worth $225. Rounding out the top 4 was Hubert Stowe, Wyandanch, NY with a 219 worth $200.
Todd David is a great front runner. He led the senior qualifying with a 1002 handicap series. In the final shootout Todd started strong and never looked back finishing with a 272 worth $700. Finishing in second, with a 229, was Bill Verni, W. Babylon, NY earning $350. Third went to Michael Yu, Brooklyn, NY, with a 218 worth $250. Rounding out the top 4 was Antoine Thurston, New York, NY with a 206 worth $200.
The scratch event was won by Andrew Mienkiewicz with an 899 series worth $400. Finishing in 2nd place was Curtis Hetmeyer, Brooklyn, NY with an 869 worth $250. Rounding out the top 3 was Wesley Grant, Uniondale, NY with an 865 worth $125.
The LIGBT house shot tournament at AMF Syosset drew a field of 78 entries, paid out $4,625 in prize money, and had 19 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action paid out an additional $3,095 bringing the total day’s payout to $7,720. Cut scores to cash on the house shot were 911 in the under division, 907 in the senior division, and 865 in the scratch event. Nick Falsetta, N. Babylon, NY won the Storm ball raffle.
LIGBT’s next tournament is a sport shot event on Sunday, August 21st at Herrill Lanes. To view the results of the AMF Syosset 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.