Babylon, NY: The LIGBT visited AMF Babylon and run its second sport shot event of Season 16. Andrew Mienkiewicz, Dix Hills, NY won his 4th LIGBT title by defeating 2-time champion Tom Amendolara, Babylon, NY 267-239. Andrew earned $1,000 while Tom earned $600 for second place. Also appearing in the final shootout was third place finisher Eddie Eng, Flushing, NY shooting a 207 and earning $400. Rounding out the top 4 was Jacob Scotch, Massapequa, NY with a 189 worth $350.
Andrew started the shootout with the lowest handicap, but that didn’t worry the multi-champion, as he struck in his first 6 out of 7 frames to build an insurmountable lead. Tom, who bowls league at AMF Babylon, finished strong with 4 strikes but 3 early open frames hurt his title chances. Eddie couldn’t strike until the final frame but hung on to third place by marking in 8 out of his 10 frames. Jacob found the lanes hooking way too much for his style and finished in 4th.
The LIGBT 2-squad sport shot tournament drew a wonderful crowd of 118 entries, paid out $5,840 in prize money, and had 30 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action awarded an additional $4,510 bringing the total event payout to $10,350.
Scores to cash on the 45 foot “Route 66” pattern were 716 at noon and 705 at 2pm. The wildcard winner, which is the highest 6-game series by a non-finalist, was Kenny Bruce, Oceanside, NY, with a 1,429. High series of the day was shot by our champion with a 799 in the first squad.
LIGBT’s next tournament is a 1-squad house shot tournament at Levittown Lanes on Sunday, November 19th - 1:30pm start. To view the results of the AMF Babylon event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Turbo and Randi B. Siegle Attorney at Law.