Meadow, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, kicked off its new House Shot Series at AMF E. Meadow with a singles tournament featuring 3 separate prize lists. Joe Ceruzzi, Rye Brook, NY won both the scratch and handicap events in a record-breaking performance. Joe averaged an amazing 273 for six games earning a total of $1,500 and his first LIGBT title.
In the final handicap shootout, where the top 2 from the 49 and under and senior divisions combine to bowl a 1-game match, Joe defeated 2nd place finisher JoJo Alcantara, Flushing, NY 278-258 to earn the $1,000 top prize. While JoJo earned $500, finishing in third place was Carolyn Willis, Bethpage, NY with a 230 worth $350. Rounding out the top 4 was senior bowler Carmelo Carbonara, Beechhurst, NY with a 192 earning him $250. All 4 shootout participants were looking for their first LIGBT title.
The scratch event, which paid out a prize fund based on 5-game totals, Joe Ceruzzi dominated with an incredible 191 pin victory, and an amazing 877 for his first 3 games! Joe’s 5-game total was 1359 (272 average) worth $500 while his closest competitor, Darryl McDuffie, Floral Park, NY earned $300 with an 1168 series. Finishing in third place, and earning $250, was Rich Palumbo, Levittown, NY with an 1125 series.
LIGBT’s House Shot Series Event #1 at AMF E. Meadow drew a field of 92 entries, paid out $5,635 in prize money, and had 24 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action paid out an additional $4,330 bringing the total day’s payout to $9,965. Scores to cash on the Stone Street pattern were 1134 in the under division, 1098 in the senior division, and 1104 in the scratch event.
LIGBT’s next tournament is our Sport Shot Series Event #1 at Herrill Lanes - Sunday, September 25th (noon & 2pm.) To view the results of the AMF E. Meadow tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Billvee Electric, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.