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CAMERON POTTS WINS HIS FIRST LIGBT TROPHY

Posted On: July 14, 2018

Levittown, NY:  Cameron Potts, a 35 year old professional photographer from Babylon, NY, won the $1,000 top prize at LIGBT’s 4-game house shot sweeper at Levittown Lanes. Cameron’s first LIGBT title was accomplished when he defeated Rich Hengel, East Meadow, NY and Nick Benischek, Levittown, NY 286-258. Rich and Nick both earn $400 for their second place tie. Rounding out the top 4 was Gary Paulsen, Massapequa, NY with a 225 worth $250.

The final 4 shootout was dominated by Cameron as he threw strikes in 8 of his first 9 frames. Rich unfortunately started with 2 opens but came on strong with 9 strikes in his last 11 shots to tie for second. Nick bowled well but missed a spare in the 3rd frame hurting his title hopes. Both Nick and Rich struck out in the final frame to tie for second. Gary just couldn’t string strikes and had to settle for fourth place.

The Levittown Lanes event drew a Friday night crowd of 47 entries, advanced 8 bowlers to the finals and paid out $2,650. The 4-game cut scores on the house shot were 1038 for the 49 & under group and 1026 for the senior division. The two division squad leaders, both earning automatic spots in the final shootout, were Cameron Potts (49 & under division) with a 1080 and Rich Hengel (senior division) with an 1100. All finalists cashed for a minimum of $150.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-squad sport shot event at AMF Syosset on Sunday, July 22nd. Top prizes will pay $1,000 & $500 with 1 in 6 per division each squad advancing to the finals. To view the final results of the Levittown sweeper please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, and Billvee Electric, L.I. Bagel Café, CYA Action Fun Wear, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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JOE LABARGO WINS LIGBT FIRECRACKER CLASSIC

Posted On: July 02, 2018

Garden City, NY:  Joe LaBargo, a 28 year old right hander from Bayside, NY, won the $3,000 top prize at LIGBT’s Firecracker Classic at AMF Garden City. Joe won his third LIGBT title by defeating Scott Kampf, Levittown, NY 253-238 in the final shootout. Scott earned $1,500 for second place. Rounding out the top 4 was third place finisher Brendan Delaney, Levittown, NY with a 206 earning $750 and fourth was Joe Scianna, Ronkonkoma, NY with a 194 worth $500.

The final shootout was a good one and featured four bowlers that earned byes in qualifying.  Joe LaBargo began his championship run with an early triple and only had one open frame. Scott stayed close to Joe with an early double and a triple in frames 6 through 8. Joe, who was on a strike in the 9th frame, needed a strike on his first ball in the tenth to win. He threw a perfect shot to claim the $3,000 top prize. Brendan could not carry a strike and finished third while Joe Scianna, who was giving everyone handicap, could not get a string going and had to settle for fourth place.

The AMF Garden City event drew a crowd of 223 entries (including the desperado), advanced 36 bowlers to the finals and paid out $10,120. The cut scores on the “Boardwalk” pattern ranged from 656 to 706. High series of the tournament was shot by Joe Scianna with a 765 in the Friday, 8pm squad. There were 2 wildcard bonuses: The Friday night wildcard was won by Hilton Nunoz, New York City, with a 1329 six-game series and the Sunday wildcard was won by George Williams, Briarwood, NY with a 1288.

LIGBT’s next tournament is Friday night 4-game house shot sweeper at Levittown Lanes on July 13th. To view the final results of the AMF Garden City Firecracker Classic please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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JAMES HELLEN WINS LIGBT SWEEPER

Posted On: June 16, 2018

Garden City, NY:  James Hellen, a 35 year old right handed bowler from Lindenhurst, NY, won the $800 top prize at LIGBT’s 4-game house shot sweeper at AMF Garden City. James’ fourth LIGBT title was accomplished when he defeated senior bowler Joe Scianna, Ronkonkoma, NY 252-245 in the final shootout. While Joe earned $500 for second, senior bowler Pak Wong, New York, NY took third with a 223 earning $300. Rounding out the top 4 was Scott Kampf, Levittown NY, with a 203 worth $250.

The final 4 shootout was a tight match early but wound up being a 2 man race at the end. Pak and Scott had several open frames that hurt their title hopes. James got off to an early start with four strikes in a row while Joe kept getting 9 counts. Both bowlers stayed cleaned for all 10 frames but the difference in the match was the 27 pin handicap advantage James enjoyed. When Joe finished his game with a 4 bagger it forced James to mark in the 10th frame. James easily converted a one pin spare to secure the match and his fourth title.

The AMF Garden City event drew a Friday night crowd of 38 entries, advanced 6 bowlers to the finals and paid out $2,100. The cut scores on the house shot were 1026 for the 49 & under group and 1027 for the senior division. The two division squad leaders, both earning automatic spots in the final shootout, were Scott Kampf (49 & under division) with a 1041 and Pak Wong (senior division) with a 1054. 

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-squad sport shot event at Herrill Lanes on Sunday, June 24th. Top prizes will pay $1,000 & $500 with 1 in 6 per division each squad advancing to the finals. To view the final results of the AMF Garden City sweeper please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, and Billvee Electric, L.I. Bagel Café, CYA Action Fun Wear, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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HECTOR DIAZ JR. WINS $5,000 AT LIGBT SUPER TOURNAMENT #4

Posted On: June 04, 2018
Hector Diaz Jr. and his wife

Levittown, NY:  Hector Diaz Jr., a 39 year old IT Director from the Bronx, NY won the $5,000 top prize at Levittown Lanes where LIGBT’s Super Tournament #4 was held. Hector defeated Hilton Nunoz, New York, NY 253-214 to win his third LIGBT title. Hilton earned $2,500 for his runner-up position. Finishing in third was Scott Kampf, Levittown, NY with a 211 worth $1,500. Fourth place went to Maniram Basdeo, Bronx NY with a 209 worth $1,250. Rounding out the top 5 was 5th place finisher William Tudy, Brooklyn, NY with a 183 worth $1,000.

The Super Tournament final shootout was a pressure packed match with over $11,000 up for grabs. The match started out slow as everyone had at least one open by the 4th frame and Scott threw the only double. Hector started his championship run with 4 strikes in a row in the middle of the game and never looked back. By the 8th frame the competition was for second place with Hilton hanging on to the runner-up position.

Hector joins a prestigious list of $5,000 Super Tournament champions; Tommy Grunwald, Astoria, NY was the first Super champion at Farmingdale Lanes (February, 2016), Cynthia Cooke, Patchogue, NY won the second Super at AMF Plainview (May 2017) and Pak Wong, New York, NY won the 3rd Super also at AMF Plainview (August, 2017.) The 5th Super Champion will be crowned later this summer.

The Super Tournament drew an amazing crowd of 394 entries plus 53 desperado entries. There were 71 finalists (better than 1 out of 3 entrants) who shared in a $23,680 prize fund. Cut scores on the custom pattern ranged from 673-733. High series was shot by Gary Paulsen, Massapequa, NY with an 811 in the Sunday 2pm squad. Twenty-one Brunswick Kingpin Max balls were won in the high game pots, and another $24,000 was paid out in side action. Total payout for the weekend exceeded $50,000!

LIGBT’s next tournament is a special 4-game house shot sweeper at AMF E. Meadow on Friday night (8pm) June 15th. For complete results of Super Tournament #4 please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Torch Bowling, L.I. Bagel Café, Vietri Associates, Billvee Electric, Knockout Ball Cleaner, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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ROOKIE HWANCHUL PARK WINS HIS FIRST LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: May 28, 2018
Sponsor Bill Verni Billvee Electric
and Jenn Bochicchio


W. Babylon, NY:  Hwanchul Park, a 44 year old marketing director from Fresh Meadows, NY, won his first LIGBT title by defeating Darryl Freeman, Forest Hills, NY, 285-260 at AMF Babylon. Hwanchul earned $1,000 for his victory while Darryl earned $500. Rounding out the top 4 was third place finisher George Williams, Briarwood, NY with a 251 worth $300, and fourth was James Russo, Bronx, NY with a 221 worth $250.

The final 4 shootout got off to a hot start as 3 out of the 4 bowlers had doubles by the third frame. Hwanchul took control of the match by throwing 7 strikes in his first 8 frames. James Russo couldn’t knock down a 10 pin and had to settle for fourth place. Darryl bowled well but a missed one pin spare in the 4th frame hurt his title aspirations. George, who was getting the most handicap, couldn’t strike late and settled for third place.   

The AMF Babylon event drew a great crowd of 150 entries (plus 24 desperados), advanced 29 bowlers to the finals and paid out $5,410. The house shot pattern created senior cut scores of; 735, 737, & 720 and 49 & under cut scores of 730, 761, & 730. High series of the tournament was shot by George Williams with an 880 in the first squad. The wildcard winner was Sal Florindo, Forest Hills, NY with a 1444 six game series. The winners of the Brunswick Kingpin Max ball raffles were; Dave Soren, Darryl Freeman, and Mack Oakman Jr.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 3-day Super Tournament at Levittown Lanes. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $5,000 & $2,500 with the top 10 spots expected to pay $500. To view the final results of the AMF Babylon event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Billvee Electric, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Torch Bowling, CYA Action Wear, Brunswick and CLS Custom Upholsterers.


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JOE KINGSTON WINS THE RACE ON THE AUTOBAHN!

Posted On: May 21, 2018

Garden City, NY:  Joe Kingston, a 30 year old electrician from Ronkonkoma, NY won the $1,000 top prize at LIGBT’s sport shot event hosted at AMF Garden City. Joe earned his third LIGBT title by defeating 2 bowlers who tied for second; Dianna Slaughter, Hempstead, NY and Pak Wong, New York, NY 238-218 in the final match.  While Dianna and Pak each earned $450,  fourth place was taken by John Sandano, Brooklyn, NY with a 187 earning him $300.

Scoring was low all day due to the tough “Autobahn” pattern. The key in the final shootout was to stay clean. Even though Joe was giving everyone handicap, as much as 49 pins, he was the only bowler not to have an open frame. Both Dianna and Pak could have won the title if they doubled in the 10th forcing Joe to mark. But when Joe came up in the final frame all he needed was a 9 count on his first ball to secure the title. 

The AMF Garden City event drew a nice crowd of 101 entries, advanced 18 bowlers to the finals and paid out $4,200. The cut scores on the “Autobahn” pattern were low; 701 & 704 for the lower average division and 657 & 695 for the higher average division. High series of the tournament was shot by Curtis Hetmeyer, Brooklyn, NY with a 782 in the 3pm squad. The wildcard bonuses were won by Pak Wong with a 1385 from the lower average division and Jason Nicholas, Wantagh, NY, from the higher average division with a 1302.   

LIGBT’s next tournament is a special 3-squad house shot tournament at AMF Babylon featuring a $60 entry fee on Sunday, May 27th. Top prizes will pay $1,000 & $500 and there will be 2 age divisions.  To view the final results of the AMF Garden City event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, L. I. Bagel Café, CYA Action Fun Wear, Vietri Associates, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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GARY PAULSEN WINS LIGBT SWEEPER

Posted On: May 12, 2018

Wantagh, NY:  Gary Paulsen, a semi-retired senior bowler from Massapequa, NY, won the $1,000 top prize at LIGBT’s inaugural 4-game sweeper at AMF Wantagh. Gary’s third LIGBT title was accomplished when he defeated Scott Kampf, Levittown, NY 252-235 in the final shootout. While Scott earned $500 for second, Henry Van Engel, Bayside, NY took third with a 185 earning $300. Rounding out the top 4 was Joe LaBargo, Bayside, NY, with a 183 worth $250.

The final 4 shootout was really a 2 man race by the squad leaders Gary (senior division) and Scott (49 & under division). Gary was dealing with a very painful pulled back muscle which caused him to bowl very tentatively. This may have helped him as he had the least open frames, despite having the lowest average in the shootout, than the other finalists. The match came down to the last frame where if Gary marked he would close out Scott. Gary easily converted a one pin spare to secure the match and his third title.

The AMF Wantagh event drew a Friday night crowd of 48 entries, advanced 8 bowlers to the finals and paid out $2,490. The cut scores on the house shot were 956 for the 49 & under group and 1002 for the senior division. High series of the tournament was shot by Scott Kampf with a 1067. 

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-squad sport shot event at AMF Garden City on Sunday, May 20th. Top prizes will pay $1,000 & $500 with 1 in 6 per division each squad advancing to the finals. To view the final results of the AMF Wantagh sweeper please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, and Billvee Electric, L.I. Bagel Café, CYA Action Fun Wear, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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WILLIAM “OG” TUDY “SURVIVES” THE TURNPIKE!

Posted On: April 30, 2018

E. Meadow, NY:  William “OG” Tudy, a 65 year old right-hander from Brooklyn, NY, won the $1,000 top prize at LIGBT’s sport shot event at AMF E. Meadow. William’s first LIGBT title became a reality when he defeated Jack Chan, New York, NY 206-202 in one of the lowest scoring shootouts in LIGBT history. While Jack earned $500 for second, William Knoth, Patchogue, NY finished third with a 196 worth $300 and fourth went to Tony Jimenez, W. Babylon, NY with a 178 earning him $250.

The final shootout was a “survival of the fittest.” By the 4th frame everyone already had 2 open frames. With the historic low scoring all 4 bowlers were within 20 pins of each other going into the last 2 frames. William Tudy finished first with a strike and 9 to force Jack to knock down 17 pins to win. Jack made his spare but shockingly threw a 3 count on his fill ball to lose the match. William Knoth also had a shot at the title if he doubled but threw 9 to settle for 3rd place.

The AMF E. Meadow event drew a crowd of 71 entries, advanced 14 bowlers to the finals and paid out $3,250. The cut scores on the “Turnpike” pattern were low; 743 & 684 for the lower average division and 651 & 639 for the higher average division. High series of the tournament was shot by William Knoth with a 774 in the 1pm squad. The wildcard bonuses were won by Sal Florindo, Forest Hills, NY with a 1281 from the lower average division and Darcy Monroe, E. Meadow, NY, from the higher average division with a 1376.   

LIGBT’s next tournament is a special Friday night (May 11th-8pm) 4-game house shot sweeper at AMF Wantagh. The entry fee is only $75 and there will 2 age divisions.  To view the final results of the AMF E. Meadow 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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