Meadow, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran its 8th event of its 12 tournament House Shot Series at AMF E. Meadow. The tournament used a 5-game format with each bowler’s best 4 games determining their prize fund position. The handicap champion was Justin Sternberg, Kings Park, NY earning $1,000. The scratch winner was Jason Forshee, Lindenhurst, NY earning $500. Both champions earned their first LIGBT title.
The final handicap shootout, where the top two from both age divisions combined for a 1-game shootout, was a great match. Going into the final frame 3 of the 4 bowlers had a shot at the title. Justin started slow opening twice in his first 5 frames which put him 34 pins behind the leader. But from the 6th frame on Justin struck out to finish with a 252 and an amazing 11-pin victory. Kenny Bruce, Oceanside, NY shot the only clean game of the shootout but still needed a strike in the 10th to grab the title. He left a 2-pin spare and settled for second place with a 241 worth $600. The 3rd place finisher was 14-year-old Mel Sim, Queens Village, NY with a 228 earning him a $400 scholarship. Fourth place went to Beverly Parker, Brooklyn, NY with a 193 worth $300.
The scratch event was won by Jason Forshee with a 4-game total of 934. Finishing in 2nd place was Max Thomas, N. Babylon, NY with a 906 worth $300. Rounding out the top 3, and earning $200, was Mel Sim with an 885 series. A total of 6 bowlers cashed in the scratch prize list which paid out $1,380.
LIGBT’s House Shot Series Event #8 at AMF E. Meadow drew a field of 104 entries, paid out $6,390 in prize money, and had 27 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action paid out an additional $3,665 bringing the total day’s payout to $10,055. Scores to cash on the Easy Street pattern were 876 in the 49 & under handicap division, 864 in the senior handicap division, and 897 in the scratch event. The winner of the Storm ball raffle was Eddie Eng, Flushing, NY.
LIGBT’s next tournament is a special Handicap Doubles event at AMF Garden City, Saturday, April 8th at 11am. To view the results of the AMF E. Meadow tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Billvee Electric, Randi B.Siegle Law Offices and CLS Custom Upholsterers.