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May 29, 2023

Garden City, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran its annual 2-day Memorial Day Weekend House Shot Major at AMF Garden City. Charles Ko, Palisades, NJ, representing the 49 & under handicap division, defeated Joe Scianna, Ronkonkoma, NY from the 50 & over handicap division, 246-245. Charles earned $2,000 for the title while Joe earned $1,000 for 2nd place. Charles also came in third as the scratch winner earning an additional $800 with his 244 scratch game. Rounding out the top 5 was 4th place finisher Isaiah Zamor, Hempstead, NY with a 226 worth $600. Finishing in 5th place was senior bowler Alex Padmore, Jamaica, NY with a 189 earning him $500.

The final shootout was one of the closest in LIGBT history as the top 3 places were separated by just 2 pins! Isaiah had the early lead when he started the shootout with a triple. But a string of opens killed his titled chances. Joe and Charles battled it out until the final frame. Charles had a 1-pin lead going into the 9th frame. Both bowlers finished with 4 strikes giving Charles the 1-pin victory.

The LIGBT Memorial Day Weekend Major was a big success with 284 entries generating a $12,675 prize fund. A total of 78 bowlers went to the cashing window. The side action awarded an additional $10,020 bringing the total event payout to $22,695.

Scores to cash on the house shot varied by division. The scratch cuts ranged from 684-728. The 49 & under handicap cuts ranged from 707 to 735. The 50 & over handicap cuts were 681-742. Darcy Monroe, E. Meadow, NY shot the only 300 of the tournament. Storm ball winners were Sun Kim, Eddie Eng, and Tony Genova.   

LIGBT’s next tournament is a sport shot event at AMF Garden City, Sunday, June 4th (1pm & 3pm.) To view the results of the AMF Garden City event please visit The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Billvee Electric Randi B. Siegle Attorney at Law, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.