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Jul 08, 2024

Meadow, NY: Sun Kim, a 60-year-old sushi chef from Hicksville, NY won the LIGBT Firecracker Classic at AMF E. Meadow on Sunday. Sun won his 5th LIGBT title by defeating Tom Mullahey, Wantagh, NY 272-247 in the final shootout. Sun earned $2,000 for his victory while Tom won $1,000 as the runner-up. Finishing in third place, with a 227, was Maniram Basdeo, Bronx, NY earning $600. Rounding out the top 4 was Marc Miller, Merrick, NY with a 222 worth $400.

Sun started his title run on Friday night by leading the 9pm squad with a 727 series. Sun was dominating in the finals with a 2nd round game of 259 and a 3rd round game of 240. In the final shootout Sun was the only bowler to shoot a “clean” game giving him a 25-pin victory.

The LIGBT Firecracker Classic attracted a wonderful crowd of 220 entries generating a $10,920 prize fund paid that was paid out to 57 cashers. The side action awarded an additional $9,745 bringing the total event payout to $20,655. Scores to cash on the “Turnpike” pattern were competitive ranging from a low of 636 in the Friday, 7pm squad and a high of 666 in the Sunday noon squad. The wildcard winners, top 6-game series by non-finalists, were Joe Angelone, Massapequa, NY on Friday night shooting a 1,312 series and Kenny Bruce, Oceanside, NY on Sunday shooting a 1,328 series.

LIGBT’s next tournament is House Shot Series #10 at AMF Wantagh, Sunday, July 21st (1pm.) To view the results of the Firecracker Classic please visit The LIGBT is sponsored by Randi B. Siegle Law Offices, Turbo Grips, and W.O.N. TV network.