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May 27, 2024

Meadow, NY: The LIGBT’s Memorial Day Weekend Major at AMF E. Meadow was won by Ed Ziemak, Thiells, NY. Ed won his first LIGBT title by defeating JoJo Alcantara, Flushing, NY 268-261 in the final shootout. Ed earned $2,000 for his victory while JoJo won $1,000 as the runner-up. Finishing in third place with a 238 was Brandon Hutchinson, Middlesex, NJ earning $700. Rounding out the top 5 was fourth place finisher Michael Yu, Brooklyn, NY with a 234 worth $400 and 5th place finisher Guy Sereno, Massapequa, NY with a 192 worth $300.

The 5-person final shootout champion wasn’t decided until the final frame as Ed needed a strike to capture the title over JoJo. Ed threw a perfect “Ten in the Pit” strike to capture his first victory. Ed bowled like a champion as he threw 9 strikes to overcome the fact he received no handicap. JoJo, who was getting the most handicap, threw a clean game and had 7 strikes but just fell short of his first title. Brandon bowled great and hit the pocket every frame but a 4th frame open hurt his title chances. Michael also bowled a clean game but couldn’t string strikes and settled for fourth place. Guy, who represented the scratch division, couldn’t find a consistent line to the pocket.

The LIGBT Memorial Day Weekend Major drew 269 entries and paid out a $13,080 prize fund to 70 cashers. The side action awarded an additional $10,745 bringing the total event payout to $23,825. Scores to cash on the house shot varied by division. The scratch cuts ranged from 652-716. The 49 & under handicap cuts ranged from 655 to 733. The 50 & over handicap cuts were 676-712. The wildcard winners were Steven Kelley, Islip, NY (1,407), Mike Simeone, Lindenhurst, NY (1,437), Noel Dilbert, Huntington Station, NY (1,336) and Ray Tang, College Point, NY (1,348.)

LIGBT’s next tournament is Sport Shot Series #10 at AMF Babylon, Sunday, June 2nd (1pm & 3pm.) To view the results of the Memorial Day Weekend Major please visit The LIGBT is sponsored by Randi B. Siegle Law Offices, Turbo Grips, and W.O.N. TV network.