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HARRY PARK WINS LIGBT SPRING MAJOR #2

Posted On: April 23, 2018

New Hyde Park, NY:  Harry Park, a 46 year old right-hander from Bay Terrace, NY, won the $2,000 top prize at LIGBT’s Spring Major #2 at Herrill Lanes. Harry won his first LIGBT title by defeating Kameron Smith, Tobyhanna, PA 280-275 in the final shootout. Kameron earned $1,000 for second place. Rounding out the top 6 was third place finisher Vinny Nguyen, Flushing, NY with a 265 earning $600, fourth place was Tony Dilluvio, Flushing, NY with a 236 worth $400, fifth went to David Ruiz, Whitestone, NY with a 208 earning $350, and sixth went to Jackie Delawski, Williston Park, NY with a 204 worth $300.  

The final shootout went down to the last frame with 3 bowlers having a chance to win the title. Vinny, who was on a strike in the 9th, needed a double in the 10th frame to take the lead. He threw the first strike but got only 7 on his second shot. Kameron had the lead going into the final frame and spared to force Harry to double to win the title. Harry, who struck in the 9th frame, threw two perfect shots in the 10th to grab his first title and the $2,000 top prize.

The Herrill Lanes event drew a great crowd of 254 entries, advanced 42 bowlers to the finals and paid out $9,810. The cut scores on the “Broadway” pattern ranged from 710 to 756 for the lower average division and 723 to 745 in the higher average division. High series of the tournament was shot by Anthony Fusco, W. Hempstead, NY with an 831 in the Sunday, 1pm squad. There were 4 wildcard winners: The Friday night wildcard winners were Jae Yi, Flushing, NY 1376 & Sun Kim, Flushing, NY 1406. The Sunday wildcard winners were Brendan Delaney, Levittown, NY with a 1435 and Calvin Nottingham, Deer Park, NY with a 1434.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a sport shot event at AMF E. Meadow on Sunday, April 29th. Top prizes are guaranteed at $1,000-$500-$300-$250 with 1 in 6 cashing for a minimum of $100. To view the final results of the Herrill Lanes Spring Major #2 please visit www.ligbtour.com. The Spring Major at Herrill Lanes was sponsored by Vietri Associates, J&R Landscaping, and Meacham Deli.

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MAX MACIAS WINS RECORD ASTORIA EVENT

Posted On: April 09, 2018

Astoria, NY:  Max Macias, a 32 year old cable technician from Clifton, NJ, won his first LIGBT title by defeating Mike Karr, Brooklyn, NY, 275-263 at Astoria Bowl. Max earned $1,000 for his victory while Mike earned $550 for second. Rounding out the top 6 was third place finisher Jack Chan, New York, NY with a 239 worth $400, fourth went to Josh Hernandez, Woodside, NY with a 228 worth $300, fifth was taken by Damian Walsh, Mastic, NY with a 227 worth $275 and sixth went to Pak Wong, New York, NY with a 197 earning him $250.

The 6 person shootout was well bowled but by the end it was a 2 person competition between Max and Mike. Both bowlers were the only 2 competitors to throw a clean game in the shootout. Mike bowled the better game but could never overcome the 51 pin handicap advantage Max started with. While Mike threw a 5-timer his last 5 frames Max kept filling frames to earn his first title.   

The Astoria event drew a record house shot tournament crowd of 142 entries (including 15 new members), and paid out $6,075 to 35 different bowlers. The house shot pattern created senior cut scores of; 746 & 743 and 49 & under cut scores of 778 & 769. High series of the tournament was shot by Pak Wong with an 871 in the first squad. Juan Ramos was the winner of the bowling ball raffle and took home a Brunswick Kingpin.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-day special event at Herrill Lanes April 20 & 22. The top 2 prizes are guaranteed to pay $2,000 & $1,000 with 1 in 6 each squad advancing to the finals and earning a minimum of $100. To view the final results of the Astoria event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Montauk Iced Tea, Dependable Sanitation & Rolloff, Sayville Flowers, Jay Bell Pro Shops, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Torch Bowling, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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EDDIE CINTRON WINS LIGBT SPRING MAJOR

Posted On: March 26, 2018

Garden City, NY:  Eddie Cintron, a 60 year old Technical Project Manager from Laurelton, NY, won the $2,000 top prize at LIGBT’s Spring Major at AMF Garden City. Eddie won his first LIGBT title by defeating Max Thomas, Stamford, CT 272-249 in the final shootout. Max earned $1,000 for second place. Rounding out the top 5 was third place finisher Ron Hatchett, NYC, with a 231 earning $550, fourth place was Alex Padmore, Jamaica, NY with a 176 worth $450 and fifth went to Dionte Johnson, NYC with a 168 earning $350.

The final shootout was a good one with some fine shot making. Eddie took a commanding lead with a triple in the middle of the game and never looked back. In fact, Eddie and second place finisher Max Thomas were the only 2 bowlers throwing clean games. Max excited the crowd by converting the 2-8-10 split in the 8th frame. Ron Hatchett bowled well but he never recovered from his second frame missed spare. Alex and Dionte struggled throughout the match and could never from early opens. 

The AMF Garden City event drew a great crowd of 286 entries, advanced 47 bowlers to the finals and paid out $10,330. The cut scores on the “Alcatraz” pattern ranged from 674 to 725. High series of the tournament was shot by Dionte Johnson with an 807 in the Friday, 10pm squad. There were 2 wildcard bonuses: The Friday night wildcard was won by Alex Padmore with a 1377 six-game series and the Sunday wildcard was won by Audrey Rodrigues, Otisville, NY with a 1360. Five entrants won the Kingpin bowling ball raffle; Tony Jimenez, Christian Clemons, Mike Simeone, Peter McDonald, and James Marino.

LIGBT’s next tournament is our monthly house shot event at Astoria Bowl. Top prizes are guaranteed at $1,000-$500-$300-$250 with 1 in 4 cashing for a minimum of $70. To view the final results of the AMF Garden City Spring Major please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Montauk Ice Tea, Dependable Sanitation, Sayville Flowers and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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EMMANUEL EDOBOR-OSULA WINS HIS FIRST LIGBT TITLE!

Posted On: March 19, 2018

Coram, NY:  Emmanuel Edobor-Osula, a 34 year old new father from S. Richmond Hill, NY, won his first LIGBT title by defeating Tom Gulin, Middle Island, NY, 313-252 at Coram Country Lanes. Emmanuel earned $1,000 for his victory while Tom earned $500. Rounding out the top 5 was third place finisher Nick Smith, Coram, NY with a 240 worth $350, fourth went to 19 year old Joe Laier, Massapequa Park, NY with a 234 worth $300, and fifth was taken by senior Ed Eng, Flushing, NY with a 204 worth $250.

The 5 person shootout was dominated by Emmanuel as he began the match with the first 8 strikes. Since Emmanuel was getting the most handicap the match was over early. The battle for second went to the final 2 frames when Tom tripled to secure his runner-up position. Nick had a chance to finish second if he doubled but threw an 8 count on his first ball in the 10th.

The Coram Country Lanes event drew a nice crowd of 102 entries (including 14 new members), advanced 18 bowlers to the finals and paid out $4,510. The house shot pattern created senior cut scores of; 732 & 731 and 49 & under cut scores of 721 & 719. High series of the tournament was shot by Joe Laier with an 828 in the first squad which included the only 300 game of the day. Tisha Luti, Coram, NY was the high women with a 691 and was added to the finals.

The LIGBT welcomed several new sponsors at Coram. Montauk Iced Tea was on-site sampling their fine ice teas and lemonade. They also gave away a hooded sweatshirt to a lucky winner. Jay Bell’s pro shop gave away four $20 gift certificates. Dependable Rolloff and Sayville Flowers also added money to the prize fund.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-day special event at AMF Garden City March 23 & 25. The top 2 prizes are guaranteed to pay $2,000 & $1,000 with 1 in 6 each squad advancing to the finals and earning a minimum of $100. To view the final results of the Coram event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Montauk Iced Tea, Dependable Sanitation & Rolloff, Sayville Flowers, Jay Bell Pro Shops, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Torch Bowling, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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MONTAUK BEVERAGEWORKS LIGBT’S NEWEST SPONSOR

Posted On: March 12, 2018

South Hampton, NY: The Long Island Generations Bowling Tour (LIGBT) is pleased to announce Montauk Beverageworks has agreed to sponsor the March 18, 2018 tournament at Coram Country Lanes. With the added money from Montauk Beverageworks the cashing ratio for the handicap event will improve from 1 in 6 bowlers to 1 in 4 bowlers.

Montauk Beverageworks is the maker of “lightly sweetened iced teas and lemonades. Their drinks offer a healthier and more nutritious alternative for Iced Tea, while keeping the flavor. The locally produced glass bottle drinks offer seven different flavored Iced Teas and a delicious Lemonade. Their best seller is “Half and Half” a blend of iced tea and lemonade.

On Sunday, March 18th Montauk Beverageworks will be setting up a “tasting station” to allow attendees to sample their fine products. A full line of their beverages will be available at Coram Country Lanes. “We are thrilled with our partnership with the LIGBT. We are a hometown, locally produced product and bowling is a great way to reach a whole new set of active people” states Michael White, President of Montauk Beverageworks.

The LIGBT is thrilled to partner with this fine local company. Our goal is to help Montauk Beverageworks increase their exposure in the bowling market and create new opportunities for their incredible product line. To learn more about the LIGBT and Montauk Iced Tea please visit our website; www.ligbtour.com.

 

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JONATHAN ROBLES IS LIGBT’S NEWEST CHAMPION!

Posted On: March 12, 2018

New Hyde Park, NY:  Jonathan Robles, a 32 year old U.S. Postal Service mail handler, from Jamaica, NY, won his first LIGBT title by defeating 2-time title holder Jimmy Walsh, Glen Cove, NY 221-219 at Herrill Lanes. Jon earned $1,000 for his victory while James won $500. Rounding out the top 4 was third place finisher Julio Arnold, Woodside, NY with a 204 worth $350 and fourth went to Robert Smith, Flushing, NY with a 198 worth $300.

The shootout became a “survival of the fittest” as everyone had at least 2 opens by the sixth frame on the very tough “Beijing” pattern. Jon was getting the most handicap and when he marked in his last 3 frames it forced Jimmy to double in the 10th to win. Jim got the first strike but when he rolled 8 on his next ball Jon won his first LIGBT victory. 

The Herrill Lanes event drew a nice crowd of 82 entries, advanced 14 bowlers to the finals which paid out $3,760. The WTBA “Beijing” pattern created low cut scores: 685 in the first squad and 679 in the second squad.  High series of the tournament was shot by our 3rd place finisher Julio Arnold with a 768 series in the second squad. The wildcard winner was Vinny Nguyen, Flushing, NY with a 1329 six game block.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a special house shot event at Coram Country Lanes on Sunday, March 18th. This 2 squad event (1pm & 3pm) will feature guaranteed prizes of $1,000 & $500 and 1 in 4 cashing each squad. To view the final results of the Herrill Lanes event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Montauk Iced Tea, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Dependable Sanitation, Sayville Flowers, Torch Bowling, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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DAMIAN WALSH WINS HIS FIRST LIGBT TITLE!

Posted On: March 05, 2018

Patchogue, NY:  Damian Walsh, a 24 year old college student from Mastic, NY, won his first LIGBT title by defeating Bart Penna, Plainview, NY, 264-259 at Bowl Long Island in Patchogue. Damian earned $1,000 for his victory while Bart earned $500. Rounding out the top 5 was third place finisher Adam DeRossi, Massapequa Park, NY with a 256 worth $300, fourth went to senior Calvin Nottingham, Deer Park, NY with a 255 worth $275, and fifth was taken by Ken Hagland, E. Patchogue, NY with a 195 worth $250.

The 5 person shootout was a nail biter with the winner not determined until the final frame. Calvin took the early lead by starting with 5 strikes but opens in the 6th and 8th frames doomed his title hopes. Damian, who was getting the most handicap, threw a triple in the middle of the game to take the lead but almost gave it up with an open in the 9th frame. Adam and Bart forced Damian to mark in the final frame when they finished their games with a long string of strikes. Damian threw a strike on his first ball in the 10th frame to secure the $1,000 title.

The Bowl Long Island event drew a nice crowd of 99 entries (including 12 new members), advanced 18 bowlers to the finals (plus 7 additional cashers) and paid out $4,355. The house shot pattern created senior cut scores of; 726 & 723 and 49 & under cut scores of 768 & 767. High series of the tournament was shot by James Russo, Bronx, NY with an 848 in the first squad. Diane Fuller, W. Babylon, NY was the high women with a 726 and was added to the finals.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a sport shot event on Sunday, March 11th at Herrill Lanes in New Hyde Park. The top 4 prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,000-$500-$300-$250 with 1 in 6 each squad advancing to the finals and earning a minimum of $100. To view the final results of the Bowl Long Island House Shot event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Torch Bowling, Montauk Iced Teas, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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ANATOLY KHODORKOVSKY WINS $2,000 TITLE

Posted On: February 26, 2018

Wantagh, NY:  Anatoly Khodorkovsky, a Verizon worker from Brooklyn, NY, won the $2,000 top prize at LIGBT’s Match Play Championship event hosted by AMF Wantagh. Anatoly’s third LIGBT title was accomplished when he defeated Abel David, Franklin Square, NY 264-248 in the final shootout. While Abel earned $1,000 for second, Tristyn Forde, a 17 year old student from Jamaica, NY took third with a 222 earning a $575 scholarship. Rounding out the top 4 was Daniel Gehrig, Baldwin, NY with a 203 worth $350.

The final 4 shootout was a great match since there was only a 9 pin difference in handicap among the 4 bowlers. Tristyn took the early lead with a triple in frames 2-4 but opened twice in the next few frames to fall behind. Anatoly jumped into the lead in the 6th frame with a triple and never looked back. Abel stayed close until a 6th frame open and just couldn’t catch Anatoly who doubled in the 9th and 10th to secure his victory. Daniel struggled throughout the match due to a popped blister on his finger but still managed to finish with a 203.

The AMF Wantagh event drew a good crowd of 159 entries, advanced 28 bowlers to the finals and paid out $7,390. The cut scores on the “USBC 40 foot” pattern were moderate; 676-723. High series of the tournament was shot by Adam DeRossi, Massapequa Park, NY with a 762 in the Friday, 10pm squad. There were 2 wildcard winners; on Friday night it was Tom Amendolora, Babylon, NY with a 1322 and on Sunday the winner was Rich Patson, Lindenhurst, NY with a 1324 six game series.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a special house shot event at Bowl Long Island in Patchogue on Sunday, March 4th. Top prizes will pay $1,000 & $500 and 1 in 4 each squad cashes. To view the final results of the AMF Wantagh event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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