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Jul 17, 2023

The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran its 11th event of its 12 tournament House Shot Series at AMF E. Meadow. The tournament used a 4-game format with the top 2 from each age handicap division advancing to a 4-person shootout. There was also a separate scratch competition. The handicap champion was Carolyn Willis, Bethpage, NY earning $1,000. The scratch winner was Tyger Folmar, Mirmar, FL earning $500.

The final handicap shootout was dominated by Carolyn who was searching for her first LIGBT title. Carolyn struck 6 out of 7 times in frames 2-8, and shot the only clean game of the shootout, to coast to a 21-pin victory. Second place was a battle between Ken Bruce, Oceanside, NY and Josh Arrington, Springfield Gardens, NY. When Josh threw a late 4 timer, and Kenny missed a 1-pin spare in the 9th frame, Josh claimed the $700 runner-up prize with a 253. Ken earned $500 for third place with his 222 and Carmelo Carbonara, Beechhurst, NY earned $400 for his 4th place finish shooting a 218.    

The scratch event was won by Tyger Folmar with a 4-game total of 952 (238 average.) Finishing in 2nd was Guy Sereno, Massapequa, NY with a 916 worth $250. Rounding out the top 3, and earning $200, was Joe Scianna, Ronkonkoma, NY with a 912 series. A total of 8 bowlers cashed with a cut score of 899. The scratch event generated 22 entries and a payout of $1,605.

LIGBT’s House Shot Series Event #11 at AMF E. Meadow drew an amazing field of 115 entries, paid out $7,430 in prize money, and had 31 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action paid out an additional $5,390 bringing the total day’s payout to $12,820. Scores to cash were 980 in the 49 & under handicap division, 920 in the senior handicap division, and 899 in the scratch event. The winner of the Storm ball raffle was Henry Van Engel, Bayside, NY.     

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-day Sport Shot Major at AMF Garden City: Friday, July 28th and Sunday, July 30th. Entry fee is $80 per squad and a $2,000 top prize is being offered. 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.