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May 20, 2024

E. Meadow, NY: The LIGBT visited AMF E. Meadow and ran its 9th sport shot series event of Season 16. Andrew Mienkiewicz, Dix Hills, NY won his 7th LIGBT title by defeating Cameron Potts, Babylon, NY 231-230. Andrew earned $1,000 while Cameron earned $550 for second place. Finishing in third was senior bowler Frank Lunghi, Farmingdale, NY shooting a 215 and earning $350. Rounding out the top 4 was 4th place finisher Juan Torres, Brooklyn, NY with a 201 worth $250.

The final shoo tout was very close the entire 10 frames. Going into the 8th frame all 4 bowlers were within 10 pins of each other. When Andrew struck 3 times in the 9th and 10th it forced Cameron to throw 3 strikes in his 10th frame to tie Andrew at 231. Cameron threw the first 2 strikes but a stubborn 7 pin gave Andrew the 1-pin victory.  

The LIGBT 2-squad sport shot tournament drew a nice spring crowd of 94 entries, paid out $4,840 in prize money, and had 26 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action awarded an additional $2,520 bringing the total event payout to $7,360.  

Scores to cash on the 42 foot “PBA Scorpion” pattern were 633 at 1pm and 652 at 3pm. The wildcard winner, which is the highest 6-game series by a non-finalist, was shot by our champion Andrew with a 1,272. High series of the day was shot by Frank Lunghi with a 741 in the 2nd squad. Michelle LaSala, Whitestone, NY was the high woman of the day with a 658 and was added to the finals.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-day House Shot Major at AMF E. Meadow; Friday, May 24 and Sunday, May 26. To view the results of the AMF E. Meadow event please visit The LIGBT is sponsored by Turbo, WON Network and Randi B. Siegle Attorney at Law.