Meadow, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran its 12th and final event of its 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 Josh Marino, Port Jeff St., NY earning $1,000. The scratch winner was Kyle Durfee, Levittown, NY earning $600.
The final handicap shootout was extremely close with the winner not decided until the last frame. Sal Maenza, Franklin Sq., NY led the shootout for 9 frames by striking 7 out of his first 9 shots. But when he missed a 1-pin spare in the 10th, that opened the door for Josh, who struck on his first ball in the 10th frame to grab his first LIGBT title 269-264. Sal, who was also looking for his first title, earned $700 for his runner-up position. Finishing in 3rd place, and earning $500 was Jedd Ocampo, E. Meadow, NY with a 244. Jedd was the only finalist to throw a clean game in the shootout. Rounding out the top 4 was Harry Park, Flushing, NY with a 208 worth $400.
The scratch event was won by Kyle Durfee with a 4-game total of 1,068 (267 average.) Finishing in 2nd with a 1,010 was Justin Kampf, Levittown, NY earning $350. Rounding out the top 3, and earning $220, was Jedd Ocampo with a 997 series. A total of 7 bowlers cashed in the $1,730 prize fund that featured a cashing score of 916. There was a total of 27 scratch entries recorded.
LIGBT’s House Shot Series Event #12 at AMF E. Meadow drew an amazing field of 117 entries, paid out $7,565 in prize money, and had 31 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action paid out an additional $4,315 bringing the total day’s payout to $11,880. Scores to cash were 952 in the 49 & under handicap division, 943 in the senior handicap division, and 916 in the scratch event. The winner of the Storm ball raffle was Sal Palazzalo, Bayside, NY.
LIGBT’s next tournament is Sport Shot Series Event #12 at AMF Garden City; Sunday, August 27th. To view the results of the AMF E. Meadow house shot tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Billvee Electric, Randi B.Siegle Law Offices and CLS Custom Upholsterers.