New Hyde Park, NY: Darryl Freeman, a 61-year-old fitness specialist from Forest Hills, NY, won LIGBT’s latest sport shot tournament at Herrill Lanes. Darryl won the $1,100 top prize by defeating 2nd place finisher Robert Aiello, Oceanside, NY 248-229. While Robert earned $700 for his runner-up position, finishing in third place, with a 217, was Eddie Walker, Washington D.C. earning $500. Rounding out the top 4 was Darryl McDuffie, Floral Park, NY with a 197 earning him $350.
The final shootout was very competitive as the winner wasn’t decided until the tenth frame. Midway through the final game the top 3 were separated by just 6 pins. Darryl took the lead with a triple starting in frame 6, while Robert doubled/spared in the same frames. Darryl locked up his third LIGBT title by striking out in the tenth frame leaving Robert 19 pins behind. Eddie stayed close the entire match but opened in the 10th to settle for third place. Darryl McDuffie, who was giving everyone pins, could not string early strikes and finished in 4th place.
The LIGBT 2-squad sport shot tournament drew an incredible crowd of 121 entries, paid out $6,070 in prize money, and had 31 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action awarded an additional $7,360 bringing the total event payout to $13,430. Cut scores to cash on the 42-foot Mark Roth pattern were 692 at 1pm and 693 at 3pm. The wildcard winner, which is the highest 6-game series by a non-finalist, was Sun Kim, Flushing, NY with a 1383. Toronto McCain, Jamaica, NY won the Storm Ball raffle.
LIGBT’s next tournament is our annual Labor Day Weekend Major at AMF Garden City; Friday, September 2nd and Sunday, September 4th. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $2,000 & $1,000 and the entry fee is a low $65 per squad. To view the results of the Herrill Lanes event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, Vietri Associates, and Turbo 2-n-1 Grips.