Champion Phil Rubinson with Winner’s Check

April 25, 2021

East Islip, NY: Phil Rubinson, W. Babylon, NY, won LIUSBC’s inaugural Drop Your Low Game Tournament featuring a $1,000 top prize. Phil won the event by defeating 3 other bowlers in the final shootout. The other shootout finalists were 2nd place finisher James Marchese, W. Islip, NY earning $525. Third place went to Sun Kim, Flushing, NY earning $300 and fourth went to Pete Zervakos, Wheatly Heights, NY earning $250.

The final shootout, which featured the top 2 from each qualifying squad, was not decided until the final frame. Sun Kim, who was getting the most handicap, had the early lead as he marked in his first 7 frames but a missed spare in the 8th cost him a chance at the title. Pete bowled well but three open frames hurt his title chances. James could not carry the 10-pin early but after he changed balls, he struck out from the 6th frame on. This forced Phil to throw a double in the tenth and he performed like a champion and threw all 3 strikes to claim the title.

The Drop Your Low Game Tournament was a success as 69 entries competed for over $3,100 in prize money. There was a total of 15 cashers earning a minimum of $75. The two squad leaders, James Marchese and Sun Kim both earned Motiv bowling balls.

The LIUSBC’s next event is a Mixed and Over/Under Doubles tournament on Sunday, May 16th at AMF Wantagh. For information on LIUSBC events, and to view the results from the Drop Your Low Game Tournament, please visit


1. Phil Rubinson24511256$1,000
2. James Marchese23710247$525
3. Sun Kim18254236$300
4. Pete Zervakos18119200$250