Garden City, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran Sport Shot Series #12 at AMF Garden City and crowned a brand-new champion. Khodie Moscoe, a 30-year-old 2-handed bowler from Freeport, NY. Khodie won the $1,000 top prize by defeating 2nd place finisher Mack Oakman Jr., Melville, NY 294-256. Mack earned $600 for his runner-up position. Finishing in third place was Jaleesa Taylor, Flushing, NY with a 222 worth $400. Rounding out the top 4 was Darryl McDuffie, Floral Park, NY with a 215 worth $300.
The sport shot pattern “Beaten Path” proved a real challenge for most bowlers. But Khodie overcame the tough pattern and threw two triples in the shootout to secure his first LIGBT title. While none of the four finalists threw a clean game, there was still some great bowling. Mack stayed close to Khodie but an open in frame 7 forced him to settle for second place. Jaleesa had trouble early but finished strong with 5 strikes in her last 4 frames to grab 3rd place. Darryl bowled well but couldn’t string strikes which was needed since he was spotting everyone handicap.
The LIGBT 2-squad sport shot tournament drew 95 entries, paid out $4,735 in prize money, and had 24 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action awarded an additional $5,845 bringing the total event payout to $10,580.
Scores to cash on the 35 foot “Beaten Path” pattern were 681 at 1pm and 661 at 3pm. The wildcard winner, which is the highest 6-game series by a non-finalist, was Steven Wade, Inwood, NY with a 1,394. Squad leaders were Guy Sereno (744) at 1pm and Jaleesa Taylor (799) at 3pm.
LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-day Labor Day weekend major, September 1st & 3rd at AMF Garden City. To view the results of Sport Shot Series #12 please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Billvee Electric and Randi B. Siegle Attorney at Law.