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RODNEY WILLIAMS WINS HIS FIRST LIGBT TITLE!

Posted On: February 11, 2019
Alex Henry scratch champion
Stephen Ziesig & Champion
Rodney Williams

 Farmingdale, NY:  Rodney Williams, a 50 year old Town of Islip employee from Central Islip, NY won the $1,000 top prize at LIGBT’s house shot event at Farmingdale Lanes. Rodney won his first LIGBT title by defeating Guy Sereno, W. Hempstead, NY 260-250 in the final shootout. While Guy earned $500 for second, Lou Getzelman, Massapequa, NY finished third with a 211 worth $300 and fourth went to Kenny Hosek, W. Islip, NY with a 204 earning him $250.

The handicap final shootout quickly became a 2 man race between Rodney and Guy. Rodney, who was getting 31 pins more in handicap than Guy, had a 28 pin lead in the 8th frame but when he missed a 1 pin spare in the 9th, and Guy struck, the match was still up for grabs. Guy did his best to pressure Rodney as he threw 2 more strikes in the tenth frame which forced Rodney to throw a double. Rodney put all 3 balls in the pocket to finish like a champion and claim the $1,000 top prize. 

The scratch event finished with a one game match between Alex Henry, Sayville, NY and Guy Sereno. Both of these bowlers qualified for the scratch finals by leading their squad; Guy led the 1pm squad with a 757 and Alex led the 3pm squad with an amazing 791. In the final match Alex defeated Guy 217-205 to win the $450 top prize. While Guy took home $300 for 2nd, finishing in 3rd and 4th was Kenny Hosek, and Anthony D’Elia, E. Islip, NY each earning $125. The scratch prize fund paid out a total of $1,000.

The Farmingdale Lanes event drew a nice crowd of 79 entries (60 handicap/19 scratch), advanced 13 bowlers to the finals and paid out $3,900 in prize money. Cut scores on the house shot were; 750 & 786 for the 49 & under division and 726 & 739 for the seniors. High handicap series was shot by Alex Henry with an 857 in the 3pm squad. The wildcard winner was Michael Adamo, Patchogue, NY with a 1422 series. NOTE: Michael Bagnato, Lindenhurst, NY, was tied for the first squad lead but had to withdraw due to an injury.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-squad sport shot tournament at Herrill Lanes on Sunday, February 17th. To view the final results of the Farmingdale Lanes event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, & Vietri Associates.

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HARRY PARK WINS $1,425 AT SUPER BOWL MARATHON

Posted On: February 04, 2019
Adam Chase Scratch Winner

Wantagh, NY:  Harry Park, a 46 year old jewelry maker from Flushing, NY, won $1,475 at LIGBT’s Super Bowl Marathon at AMF Wantagh. Harry won the $1,000 top prize in the handicap marathon by defeating Donald Eubanks, Elmsford, NY ($500) 242-235 in the final shootout. He also won $275 by finishing second in the scratch marathon and another $150 in handicap high game pot action. It was a great day for Harry!

The handicap final shootout involved the top two 49 & under bowlers and the top two seniors. In addition to Harry Park, James Marino, Lindenhurst, NY also advanced from the 49 & under group. In addition to Donald Eubanks, Sun Kim, Flushing, NY advanced from the senior division. Harry took control of the shootout when he threw 4 strikes in a row starting in the 6th frame. Donald had the early lead but missing 2 ten pins cost him the title. Sun Kim had 4 splits and settled for third with a 203 worth $300. James could not carry a strike all game and finished 4th with a 202 earning him $250.

The scratch event was dominated by Adam Chase, N. Babylon, NY as he shot a 1273 five game series. That’s an amazing 254 average which gave him a solid 94 pin victory over second place finisher Harry Park. Adam won $500 for winning the scratch tournament.

The Super Bowl Marathon at AMF Wantagh drew a nice crowd of 93 entries (68 handicap and 24 scratch.) The handicap event paid out $3,170 to 14 cashers (1 in 5) and the scratch event paid out $1,175 to 5 cashers (also 1 in 5). The high game pots paid out another $750. To cash in the handicap event it took a 1230 in the 49 & under division and a 1223 in the senior division. To cash in the scratch event you had to shoot 1111 or higher. Redy Bugaoan won a Hammer Statement ball in the LIUSBC raffle.   

LIGBT’s next tournament is a house shot event at Farmingdale Lanes on Sunday, February 10th. Top prizes will pay; $1,000-$500-$300-$250 with 1 in 6 per age division advancing.  To view the final results of the Super Bowl Marathon please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, & Vietri Associates, and ManyStylesOfBowling.com.

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DWAYNE REDMAN WINS LIGBT WINTER MAJOR

Posted On: January 28, 2019

Garden City, NY:  Dwayne Redman, a 56 year old payroll coordinator from the Bronx, won the $3,000 top prize at LIGBT’s Winter Major held at AMF Garden City. Dwayne earned his third LIGBT title (first major) by defeating Glenn Buchanan, New York City 230-226 in the final shootout. While Glenn earned $1,500 for second, finishing third was Frank Lunghi, Farmingdale, NY with a 219 worth $750. Rounding out the top 4 was Audrey Rodriques, Otisville, NY with a 214 worth $500.

The final shootout was one of the most exciting in LIGBT history. The shootout began with 3 out of the 4 bowlers starting with at least 2 opens in their first 4 frames. Glenn was the only bowler that had just one open plus he had a double in his first 4 frames. By the 5th frame Dwayne had 3 missed spares and trailed Glen by 42 pins. But Dwayne is a fighter and he didn’t give up as he threw 4 strikes in a row heading into the 10th frame. When Dwayne failed to throw a strike in his final frame all Glenn needed was a mark. Unfortunately he chopped the 6-10 which gave Dwayne the victory when he made his spare. It was an incredible comeback for Dwayne and a very tough loss for Glenn who was looking for his first LIGBT title.

The AMF Garden City event drew a great crowd of 270 entries (including 35 desperado entries), advanced 39 bowlers to the finals and paid out $13,570. The cut scores on the “Autobahn” pattern were moderate and ranged from 661 to 706. High series of the tournament was shot by Diane Allen, Fleetwood Station, NY with a 791 in the Sunday, 2pm squad. There were 2 wildcard winners. The Friday night wildcard was won by Jason Nicholas, Wantagh NY with a 1329 six game series and the Sunday wildcard was won by Jack Saunders, Holbrook, NY with a 1349.    

LIGBT’s next tournament is our annual Super Bowl Scratch and Handicap Marathon on Sunday, February 3rd - 1pm start at AMF Wantagh. Top prizes are guaranteed at $1,000-$500-$300-$250 with 1 in 5 per age division cashing for a minimum of $100. To view the final results of the AMF Garden City Winter Major please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Vietri Associates and Billvee Electric.

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DEON TAITTE WINS HERRILL TITLE BY ONE PIN

Posted On: January 07, 2019
Deon Taitte with Damilyn and baby

New Hyde Park, NY:  Deon Taitte, a 34 year old welder from Amityville, NY, won the $1,000 top prize at LIGBT’s sport shot event at Herrill Lanes. Deon earned his second LIGBT title by defeating Scott Kampf 232-231 in the final shootout. While Scott earned $600 for second, finishing third was Weldon Drayton, Brentwood, NY with a 228 worth $400. Rounding out the top 6 was 4th place finisher Cary Fishman, NYC with a 197 worth $350, 5th went to Tony Scibelli, Williston Park, NY with a 195 earning $300 and 6th was taken by Maniram Basdeo, Bronx, NY with a 176 worth $250.

The six bowler shootout became a 2 man race by the middle of the game.  Scott, who was giving everyone pins, started off with 6 strikes in his first 7 frames. Meanwhile, Deon was the only other bowler to stay close as he was clean through his first 7 frames. When Deon struck in the 9th, and Scott spared, the title came down to the final frame. Deon went first and struck. Scott threw an 8 count on his first ball which meant Deon needed one more strike for the title. Deon threw a 6 count and thought he lost but when Scott missed the easy spare Deon had a 1 pin victory and his second LIGBT trophy.   

The Herrill event drew a great crowd of 110 entries, advanced 16 bowlers to the finals and cashed another 14 bowlers for $75 (better than 1 in 3.) The total prize fund paid out $5,380 with all finalists earning at least $150. The cut scores on the Mexico City pattern were low; 637 & 636. High series of the tournament was shot by Weldon with a 737 in the 3pm squad. There were 2 wildcard winners; Darcy Monroe, E. Meadow, NY with a 1280 and Pete DiStefano, Franklin Square, NY with a 1276.    

LIGBT’s next tournament is a special MLK weekend event at Strike 10 Deer Park. This 3 day extravaganza features an entry fee as low as $50 and top prizes of $1,500 & $750.  To view the final results of the Herrill Lanes event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, & Vietri Associates, and ManyStylesOfBowling.com.

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ADAM DEROSSI & ED HAWKINS WIN LIGBT MARATHONS

Posted On: January 02, 2019

      

Ed Hawkins, Scratch Champ        Adam DeRossi & Dwayne Redman

Garden City, NY:  The LIGBT crowned 2 champions on New Year’s Day at AMF Garden City. The handicap marathon champion was Adam DeRossi, Massapequa Park, NY winning $1,000. The scratch marathon champion was Ed Hawkins, Bay Shore, NY winning $700. An incredible entry count of 165 entries competed for over $15,000 in prizes.

The handicap marathon, which attracted 127 entries, featured 2 age divisions. The 49 & under group advanced 2 bowlers to the finals; Jeff Juarez, E. Meadow, NY (1242) and Adam DeRossi (1236). The senior division also advanced 2 bowlers to the finals; Dwayne Redman, Bronx, NY (1237) and Shui Lee, Forest Hills, NY (1233). Dwayne earned a seed into the final match as he was the highest eligible bowler from either division. To cash in the 1 in 5 prize lists the 49 & under cut was 1186 and the senior cut was 1172. All cashers earned a minimum of $100.

The handicap finals had 2 rounds. The first round consisted of 3 bowlers with the winner advancing to meet the top seed, Dwayne Redman, in the final match. Adam DeRossi and Jeff Juarez, were within 1 pin of each other in the first match. Surprisingly, Jeff chopped a spare in the 10th giving Adam the match. Jeff finished third with a 208 earning him $425. Also making the shootout and finishing fourth was Shui Lee with a 201 worth $350.

The championship match was a blow out as Adam defeated Dwayne 279-182. Dwayne just couldn’t find the line until late in the game but was happy with his $700 second place finish. The victory was Adam’s third LIGBT title.

The scratch marathon prize list was determined by the 5-game totals. Ed Hawkins won the scratch title by 1 pin with an 1163 total. Jeff Juarez, who finished third in the handicap event, shot an 1162 series to finish second and earn $425. Rounding out the top 4 was third place finisher Andrew Mienkiewicz, Massapequa, NY with an 1140 worth $300 and 4th went to Craig Koppell, Syosset, NY with an 1129 total earning him $200. The scratch event attracted 38 entries and paid out $2,000 to 7 different cashers. The scratch cut to cash was 1073.

LIGBT’s next event is a sport shot tournament at Herrill Lanes; Sunday, January 6th. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay; $1,000-$500-$300-$250 with 1 in 4 each squad cashing. For complete results of the New Year’s Day marathon please visit www.ligbtour.com

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SAM COOKED WINS 2ND TITLE AT PORT JEFF BOWL!

Posted On: December 17, 2018
Port JEff GM Bob Suchan,
Champion Sam Cooke and his wife Cynthia

Port Jefferson, NY:  Sam Cooke, a 69 year old right-hander from Patchogue, NY won the $1,000 top prize at LIGBT’s house shot event at Port Jeff Bowl. Sam won his second LIGBT title by defeating George Brown, Shirley, NY 244-238 in the final shootout. While George earned $500 for second, Nick Carbonetto, Stony Brook, NY finished third with a 222 worth $300 and fourth went to Jackson Herbert, Lindenhurst, NY with a 191 earning him a $250 scholarship.

The final shootout was close throughout the entire match. Everything came down to the last frame with Sam shooting first. A double by Sam and he would shut everyone out, but he threw a 9 count to open the door. Both Nick and George could double in the 10th to win their first title but both did not strike. Sam won the title sitting with his wife Cynthia.

The Port Jeff house shot event drew a crowd of 62 entries, advanced 10 bowlers to the finals and paid out $2,900. The cut scores on the house shot were; 721 & 721 for the 49 & under age group and 806 & 726 for the seniors. High series of the tournament was shot by George Brown with an 843 in the 3pm squad. Jacob Klein, East Islip, NY won $250 in the scratch prize list with a 684 series.   

LIGBT’s next tournament is our annual New Year’s Day Marathon at AMF Garden City. To view the final results of the Port Jeff event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, & Vietri Associates.

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MAX THOMAS WINS 2ND EVENT IN A ROW!

Posted On: December 10, 2018

Babylon, NY:  Max Thomas, a 59 year old engineer from Stamford, CT won the LIGBT annual Holiday Tournament at AMF Babylon. Amazingly, it was Max’s second consecutive LIGBT title. Max’s third LIGBT title in the past 4 years became reality when he defeated Ron Hatchett, New York, NY, 217-210 to earn the $1,500 top prize. While Ron earned $750 for second, finishing third, just one pin behind, was Kevin Ohrnberger, Manorville, NY with a 209 worth $500. Rounding out the top 4 was Mike Simeone, Lindenhurst, NY with a 192 worth $300.

The final shootout was surprisingly low scoring. Everyone but Max had an open by the 3rd frame and only Max and Ron threw a double by the 5th frame. Max kept a small lead throughout the match since he didn’t have an open. But when Max had a surprising open in the final frame it gave Ron and Kevin a chance to grab the title in the tenth if they doubled. Kevin threw the first strike but couldn’t double and Ron got 9 on his first ball in the tenth giving Max the title while sitting down. Max was shocked as anyone that he won the tournament.

The AMF Babylon Holiday Tournament event drew a great crowd of 170 entries, advanced 31 bowlers to the finals and paid out $7,220. The cut scores on the “Boardwalk” pattern were 710, 703, and 702 for the 3 squads. High series of the tournament was shot by Kevin Ohrnberger with an 866 in the noon squad. The wildcard winner was Joe LaBargo, Bayside, NY with a 1369 6-game series. An extra woman was added to the finals; Evelyn Arena, W. Babylon, NY with a 689 series.   

LIGBT’s next tournament is a house shot event at Port Jeff Bowl. This 2-squad event will take place on Sunday, December 16th and feature guaranteed top prizes of $1,000-$500-$300-$250 with 1 in 6 advancing to the finals. To view the final results of the AMF Babylon event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, & Vietri Associates.

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MAX THOMAS WINS IN A PLAYOFF!

Posted On: December 03, 2018

Astoria, NY:  Max Thomas, a 59 year old engineer from Stamford, CT won LIGBT’s house shot tournament at Astoria Bowl by defeating James Marino, Lindenhurst, NY in a 2 frame roll off 39-33. The two bowlers finished the 10th frame with 243 which forced a 9th/10th frame roll off. Max earned $1,000 for his second LIGBT title while James took home $550 for second place. Finishing third was Shui Lee, Forest Hills, NY with a 235 worth $350 and fourth went to Mark Hulser, Ridgewood, NY with a 190 earning him $300.

The final shootout was historic as it was the first time in 10 years the title had to be decided in extra frames. Shui took the early lead with 6 strikes in his first 7 frames but 2 late splits hurt his title hopes. James also started out strong with 5 strikes in his first 6 frames but followed that with 2 missed spares. Meanwhile Max was the only bowler without an open frame which kept him in the match.

Going into the final frame James got up first and struck out for a 243. Max went next and needed a triple to beat James by 1 pin. Max got a double and 9 to tie James. Shui was the last bowler to finish and he needed a double and 9 to earn his first title. A stubborn 4 pin on his first shot cost him his first title and he had to settle for third place.

The roll off was filled with a lot of pressure as a big crowd stayed to watch the finals. James got up first and struck. Max’s first frame in the roll off was a devastating one pin spare open. Now Max needed to finish the roll off with at least a double to force James to mark. He accomplished his goal with 3 perfect strikes. James threw a good shot in his final frame and left a 10 pin. Amazingly he missed it right which gave Max the surprising victory.  

The Astoria house shot event drew a nice crowd of 90 entries, advanced 16 bowlers to the finals and paid out $4,215. The cut scores on the house shot were higher than normal; 766 & 769 for the 49 & under age group and 762 & 732 for the seniors. High series of the tournament was shot by Matthew Pejovic, Long Island City, NY with an 851 in the 3pm squad. One bowler, Aaron Geddins, New York, NY earned a $75 cashing spot due to the “no division” insurance.   

LIGBT’s next tournament is our annual Holiday Tournament at AMF Babylon. This 3-squad sport shot event will take place on Sunday, December 9th and feature guaranteed top prizes of  $1,500-$750-$500-$300 and 1 in 6 advancing to the finals. To view the final results of the Astoria Bowl event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, & Vietri Associates.

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