Garden City, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran a 2-day Summer Sport Shot Major at AMF Garden City. After 4 qualifying squads and 3 rounds of finals 17-year-old Nolan Herron, Fairfield, CT was the last man standing. Nolan earned the $2,000 top prize by defeating Beverly Parker, Brooklyn, NY 237-212 in the final shootout. While Bev earned $1,000 for second, placing third was Romie Caiaccio, Wantagh, NY with a 209 worth $500. Rounding out the top 4 was Chris Colon, Brooklyn, NY with a 157 earning $300.
The final shootout was a close contest early but as Nolan kept filling frames, and the other 3 bowlers having multiple opens, Nolan built an insurmountable lead late in the game. The battle for 2nd place was between Romie and Beverly. When Bev marked in the final frame, and Romie missed a spare, Bev secured second place by 3 pins. Chris bowled well but couldn’t carry as he had 9 counts on his first 6 out of 7 frames and settled for 4th place.
The LIGBT Spring Major was a success with 176 entries generating a $9,030 prize fund. A total of 44 bowlers visited the cashing window. The side action awarded an additional $8,565 bringing the total event payout to $17,595. Storm ball winners were James Marino and Danny Todaro.
Scores to cash on the 39 foot “Winding Road” pattern ranged from 652-672. The 4 squad leaders, each earning a bye, were: Joe LaBargo, Bayside, NY (748 Friday-8pm), James Marino, Lindenhurst, NY (703 Friday-10pm), Chris Colon, Brooklyn, NY (705 Sunday-1pm) and Darcy Monroe, E. Meadow, NY (741 Sunday-3pm.) The 3 wildcard winners were: Rich Hill, Brooklyn, NY 1343, Dave Cincotta, N. Babylon, NY 1328, and Jason Epps, Jamaica, NY 1340.
LIGBT’s next tournament is a Handicap Doubles event at AMF Wantagh, Sunday, August 6th at 1pm. To view the results of the Summer Sport Shot Major please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Billvee Electric Randi B. Siegle Attorney at Law, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.