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Mar 06, 2023

E. Meadow, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran its 7th event of a 12 tournament House Shot Series at AMF E. Meadow. The 2-squad event, called The Winter Bonanza, featured 2 squads of 3-game qualifying with 3 separate divisions: Scratch, 49 & under handicap and 50+ handicap. The pattern used was Stone Street.

For the first time in LIGBT history a father and son finished in the top 2 spots. Darryl McDuffie, Floral Park, NY, representing the scratch division, defeated his son, Andre representing the 49 & under division, 237-231 in the final shootout. Darryl earned $1,200 for his title while Andre took home $650 for 2nd place. Finishing in 3rd was senior Antoine Thurston, Harlem, NY with a 221 worth $400. Rounding out the top 5 was 4th place finisher senior Alex Padmore, Jamaica, NY with a 210 worth $350 and 5th place finisher Jason Epps, Jamaica, NY, from the 49 & under division, with a 186 worth $300.

The final shootout was a close contest but became a 2-man race by the middle of the game. Andre, who was getting a 27-pin handicap from his dad, had the lead until the 7th frame but when he missed a 1-pin spare, and Darryl started a 3-timer, the lead exchanged hands. All Darryl needed in the final frame, to secure the title, was a mark which he accomplished easily with a spare and strike.

LIGBT’s House Shot Series Event #7 drew a wonderful field of 131 entries, paid out $6,740 in prize money, and had 35 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action paid out an additional $4,340 bringing the total day’s payout to $11,080. Scores to cash on the Stone Street pattern were 734 & 716 in the 49 & under handicap division, 716 & 703 in the senior handicap division, and 681 & 655 in the scratch event. The wildcard winners were Ramon Deleon, Uniondale, NY (1316) from the scratch division, Andre McDuffie, Floral Park, NY (1429) from the 49 & under handicap division, and Jack Kampf, Levittown, NY (1456) from the scratch division. The winner of the Storm ball raffle was Steven Schneider, Islip Terrace, NY.   

LIGBT’s next tournament is special Handicap Doubles tournament at AMF Wantagh- Sunday, March 19th  (1pm.) To view the results of the AMF E. Meadow tournament please visit The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Billvee Electric, Randi B.Siegle Law Offices  and CLS Custom Upholsterers.