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Sep 25, 2022

New Hyde Park, NY:   The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, kicked off its new Sport Shot Series at Herrill Lanes. Andrew Mienkiewicz, a 39-year-old right-hander from Dix Hills, NY won his 5th LIGBT title worth $1,000. Andrew won his last LIGBT sport shot event 5-years ago also at Herrill Lanes.

Andrew’s title run started with a squad leading 771 series at noon that earned him a spot in the final shootout. In the final match Andrew defeated 2nd place finisher Eddie Eng, Flushing, NY 253-249 by doubling in the final frame. While Eddie earned $500 as the runner-up, finishing in third was Joe Evers, Islip Terrace, NY with a 232 worth $300. Finishing in 4th place was Paige Sztabnik, Cold Spring Harbor, NY with a 221 worth $250. Rounding out the top 5 was the 2pm squad leader (756) Mark Ferrara, Farmingdale, NY earning $200 with a 203.

The LIGBT 2-squad sport shot tournament drew 63 entries, paid out $3,330 in prize money, and had 17 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action awarded an additional $2,590 bringing the total event payout to $5,920. Scores to cash on the 39-foot Middle Road pattern were 686 at noon and 692 at 2pm. The wildcard winner, which is the highest 6-game series by a non-finalist, was Paige Sztabnik with a 1,398.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a special Trio’s Challenge at RVC Lanes, Saturday, October 1st at 10am. Top prize will pay $3,000 with 30 teams and the entry fee is just $100 per bowler. To view the results of the Herrill Lanes event please visit The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm,  Billvee Electric and CLS Custom Upholsterers.