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Mar 25, 2024

Garden City, NY: The LIGBT visited AMF Garden City and ran its sixth sport shot series event of Season 16. Archie Nabas, Queens Village, NY won his 6th LIGBT title by defeating Joe LaBargo, Bayside, NY 238-234. Archie earned $1,000 while Joe took home $700 for second place. Finishing in third was Gary Paulsen, Massapequa, NY shooting a 217 and earning $500. Rounding out the top 4 was 4th place finisher Joe Scianna, Ronkonkoma, NY with a 192 worth $300.

The shootout was competitive on the “Broadway” pattern with the first open frame occurring in the 4th frame. Archie started strong with the first 5 out of 6 strikes and was cruising to victory until he had 2 consecutive opens in frames 8 & 9. Joe LaBargo was filling frames but trailed Archie by 45 pins in the 7th frame. Joe’s 4 late strikes made the final score close but he had to settle for 2nd place. Gary struggled the entire match but his large handicap kept him close. Joe Scianna, who gets no handicap, couldn’t string strikes until he changed his line in the 10th frame where he struck out. 

The LIGBT 2-squad sport shot tournament drew an unbelievable crowd of 151 entries, paid out $7,365 in prize money, and had 40 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action awarded an additional $8,920 bringing the total event payout to $16,285.  A record for an LIGBT 2-squad sport shot tournament.

Scores to cash on the 37 foot “Broadway” pattern were 684 at 1pm and 689 at 3pm. The wildcard winner, which is the highest 6-game series by a non-finalist, was Nick Falsetta, N. Babylon, NY with a 1,398. The women guarantee added Karen Carpinelli, Bayshore, NY to the finals with a 706. High series of the day was shot by Gary Paulsen with a 789 in the 1st squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-day House Shot Spectacular at Strike 10 Deer Park Friday, March 29 and Sunday, March 31. To view the results of the AMF Garden City event please visit The LIGBT is sponsored by Turbo, WON Network and Randi B. Siegle Attorney at Law.