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Sep 04, 2023

Garden City, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran its annual 2-day Labor Day Weekend House Shot Major at AMF Garden City. Michael Scott, Middle Island, NY, representing the 49 & under handicap division, defeated Isaiah Zamor, Hempstead, NY also from the 49 & under handicap division, 275-236. Mike earned $2,000 for the title while Isaiah earned $1,000 for 2nd place. Finishing in third, with a 209, was Jin Hong, Jamaica, NY, representing the senior handicap division and earning $700. Rounding out the top 5 was the same bowler; Jonthan Nottage, Hopewell Junction, NY finished 4th-$550 (from the scratch division) and 5th-$450 (from the handicap senior division) with a 188 worth a total of $1,000.

Michael Scott was bowling in his 5th LIGBT tournament and made the most of it. Mike started the shootout in the lead with the most handicap and never looked back. Mike had a 5-timer and was clean through 8 frames until he opened in the 9th. But his lead of 46 pins was insurmountable when he opened. Isaiah tried to hang in but had 2 early opens and never caught up. Jin and Jonathan bowled well but just could not keep up with Mike.

The LIGBT Labor Day Weekend Major was a big success with 286 entries generating a $12,560 prize fund. A total of 77 bowlers went to the cashing window. The side action awarded an additional $7,520 bringing the total event payout to $20,080.

Scores to cash on the house shot varied by division. The scratch cuts ranged from 665-719. The 49 & under handicap cuts ranged from 675 to 738. The 50 & over handicap cuts were 681-715. Jonathan Nottage shot the only 300 of the tournament. The Storm ball winner was Mark Ferrara, Levittown, NY.   

LIGBT’s next tournament is the end-of-season Sport Shot Championships at AMF Garden City, September 8th and 10th. 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.