Garden City, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran its end-of-season Sport Shot Championship at AMF Garden City. Tony Genova, Franklin Square, NY, won the prestigious title worth $3,000 by defeating Eddie Eng, Flushing, NY, 263-248 in the final shootout. While Ed earned $1,500 for 2nd place, finishing in third was Tom Mullahey, Wantagh, NY with a 220 earning $1,250. Rounding out the top 4 was Kyle Durfee, Levittown, NY with a 193 worth $1,000.
Tony’s first LIGBT title since joining the club in 2010 was accomplished with an incredible performance in the final shootout. Tony was the only finalist to throw a clean game, and when he threw four strikes in a row in the middle of the match, his title was secured. Ed bowled well, and could have pushed Tony harder, but a gutter ball in the 4th frame cost him 23 pins in wood. Tom bowled a great game but just couldn’t string strikes, while Kyle had trouble converting spares.
The sport shot pattern “Broadway” proved challenging for most. Cut scores to make the finals ranged from 673-718 and to cash 662-685. Maniram Basdeo, Bronx, NY had the high series of the tournament with a 774. The wildcard winners were; Glenn Swirson, Syosset, NY (1377), Nick Falsetta, N. Babylon, NY (1373) and Archie Nabas, Queens Village, NY (1345.)
The Sport Shot Championship also ran a “FREE BONUS TOURNAMENT” for bowlers competing in 8 or more Sport Shot Series events in Season 15. The winner of the bonus tournament was Maniram Basdeo with a 765 earning $1,000. Finishing in 2nd place was Jimmy Walsh, Glen Cove, NY with a 753 worth $500. There was a tie for 3rd and 4th place by Vito Genova Sr. and Max Thomas both shooting 742 and each earning $200. A total of 10 bowlers cashed in the $2,580 bonus prize fund.
The LIGBT Sport Shot Championship drew 182 entries, paid out $16,320 in prize money, and had 59 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action awarded an additional $9,265 bringing the total event payout to $25,585.
LIGBT’s next tournament is end-of-season House Shot Championships at AMF E. Meadow September 29th and October 1st. To view the results of Sport Shot Championship please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Billvee Electric and Randi B. Siegle Attorney at Law.