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ROMIE CAIACCIO, DARIUS FULLER, & JORDAN OCKIMEY TRIO CHAMPIONS

Posted On: January 30, 2023

Wantagh, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran a Trio’s Handicap Challenge at AMF Wantagh. The winning team, with a 4-game total of 2,883 worth $2,250, was Romie Caiaccio, Wantagh, NY, Darius Fuller, Bay Shore, NY and Jordan Ockimey, Amityville, NY. Finishing in 2nd place with a 2,816 total, and earning $1,200, was the team of Joe Composto, Wantagh, NY, Adam Ehrlich, Sayville, NY and Mike Simeone, Lindenhurst, NY.

The Trio’s event was competed on the house shot and the scoring was good all day. Finishing in third place with a 2809 worth $900 was the team of Hermie Hannibal, Brooklyn, NY, Devon Johnson, Brooklyn, NY and Wynford Walters, Brooklyn, NY. Rounding out the top 4 with a 2,790 total, and earning $450, was the team of Wesley Grant, Uniondale, NY, Andrew Mienkiewicz, Dix Hills, NY, and Amir Turnage, Roosevelt, NY.

In addition to the team event, a separate singles competition was offered. The singles champion was Emily Collazo, E. Meadow, NY with a 1056 four-game series worth $600. Finishing in 2nd was Adam Ehrlich with a 1051 series worth $300. Rounding out the top 3 was Jordan Ockimey with a 1022 worth $200. A total of 45 bowlers entered the optional singles which paid out a $1,575 prize fund to the top 9 bowlers. It took a 951 series to cash.

The Trio’s competition drew 24 teams generating a prize fund of $5,100. The side action paid out an additional $5,580 bringing the total payout, including the optional singles event, to $10,680. The cashing score in the team event was 2,769 and in the singles event it took a 951 to cash. There were 2 perfect games shot; Adam Ehrlich in game 1 and Ryan Velders, Wantagh, NY in game 3. Both 300 games were shot on lanes 3 & 4. The winner of the Storm ball raffle was James Vogel Jr.

LIGBT’s next event is a house shot (drop-your-low-game) singles tournament at AMF E. Meadow on Sunday, February 5th (1pm.) This 4-game event features 3 separate prize funds: scratch, handicap 49 & under, and handicap 50+. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Billvee Electric, and CLS Custom Upholsterers and Randi Siegel Law Offices.

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DAVID CHU FINALLY WINS HIS FIRST LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: January 23, 2023

New Hyde Park, NY:   The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran its fifth Sport Shot Series event at Herrill Lanes. David Chu, New York, NY won the $1,000 top prize by defeating 2nd place finisher Ken Bruce, Oceanside, NY 260-249. Kenny earned $600 for his runner-up position. This was Dave’s first title since becoming a member 9 years ago. Finishing in third place was Ryon Lee, Holbrook, NY with a 228 worth $400. Rounding out the top 4 was Pak Wong, New York, NY with a 207 worth $300.

While scoring was low in both qualifying squads, the shootout begin with all 4 bowlers throwing strikes. David threw 6 strikes in his first 7 frames, but when he opened in the 7th frame, Kenny doubled to get within 10 pins of the lead. Both bowlers were on strikes going into the 10th frame, so when David made his spare, Kenny needed a double to claim the title. Ken threw an 8-count giving David his first LIGBT title. Ryon, who was giving everyone pins, couldn’t throw enough strikes and had settle in 3rd place. Pak, a 5-time title holder, started strong but couldn’t carry and finished in 4th place.  

The LIGBT 2-squad sport shot tournament drew 105 entries, paid out $5,475 in prize money, and had 29 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action awarded an additional $5,605 bringing the total event payout to $11,080.  

Scores to cash on the 37 foot “Broadway” pattern were 657 at noon and 656 at 2pm. The wildcard winner, which is the highest 6-game series by a non-finalist, was Charles Ko, Palisades, NJ with a 1,334. High series of the tournament was shot by Tony Scibelli, Williston Park, NY with an 832 in the noon squad. The winner of the Storm ball raffle was Dawn Vening, Mount Vernon, NY.

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ANDRE MCDUFFIE WINS MLK BONANZA

Posted On: January 16, 2023

E. Meadow, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran its 5h event of its 12 tournament House Shot Series at AMF E. Meadow. This was a special event called The MLK Bonanza which featured two 3-game qualifying squads and 3 separate divisions. After 2-rounds elimination finals, and 1-game shootout, the MLK Bonanza Champion was Andre McDuffie, Floral Park, NY earning $1,200.

The final shootout featured two bowlers from each handicap division plus the last remaining scratch bowler to compete in a 5-person one game shootout. Andre started out strong and never looked back. He finished with a 267-handicap game which was 45 pins higher than 2nd place finisher Pak Wong, New York, NY who shot a 222 and earned $650. It was a close match for 2nd place as Pak converted a split in the final frame to jump to second place. Finishing in 3rd was Dave Brunson, Seaford, NY with a 220 worth $350. Rounding out the top 5 were fourth place finisher Mitch Benov, Seaford, NY with a 219 worth $300 and 5th place finisher Phil Macchietto, Mineola, NY with a 190 worth $250.

LIGBT’s House Shot Series Event #5 drew a field of 121 entries, paid out $6,300 in prize money, and had 34 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action paid out an additional $5,640 bringing the total day’s payout to $11,940. Scores to cash on the house shot were 708/746 for 49 & under handicap, 715/746 for senior handicap, and 719/708 for scratch. Wildcard winners were Steven Schneider, Islip Terrace, NY (1405) from the scratch division, John Knieriemen Jr., E. Islip, NY (1,442) in the 49 & under handicap division, and Donna Ryan, Smithtown, NY (1429) in the 50+ handicap division.     

LIGBT’s next tournament is our 5th Sport Shot Series event at Herrill Lanes - Sunday, January 22nd: Noon & 2pm. To view the results of the AMF E. Meadow tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Billvee Electric, Randi B.Siegle Law Offices  and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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KELVIN OATS WINS NYD HANDICAP TITLE MAX THOMAS & JOSE PEREZ TIE FOR NYD SCRATCH TITLE

Posted On: January 02, 2023



Garden City, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran its annual New Year’s Day 4-game mini-marathon at AMF Garden City. The handicap champion was 24-year-old Kelvin Oats, New York, NY winning his first LIGBT title worth $1,000.  There was a tie for the scratch title as Max Thomas, N. Babylon, NY and Jose Perez, E. Elmhurst, NY each earned $375. 

The handicap final shootout, where the top two from both age divisions combine for a 1-game shootout, started out fast with all 4 bowlers striking. But the only one that kept throwing strikes was Kelvin. In fact, Kelvin went into the 10th frame looking for a perfect game but a 9-count on his first shot forced him to settle for a 279. Bill Verni, N. Babylon, NY finished strong to jump into second place with a 245 worth $500. Nicholas Cirillo, a 20-year-old right hander from W. Islip, NY, was looking for his first LIGBT title but had to settle for 3rd place with a 234 worth $350.  Calvin Nottingham, Deer Park, NY, the elder statesman of the shootout at 72-years old, started with a string of strikes but left a few 10-pins late and finished in 4th place with a 225 worth $300.

The scratch event created co-champions as Max Thomas and Jose Perez tied with a 984 (246 average) each earning $375. Finishing in 3rd place with a 975 worth $150, was Brandon Hughes, W. Hempstead, NY. A total of 6 bowlers cashed in the scratch prize list which paid out $1,200.

LIGBT’s New Year’s Day tournament drew a field of 132 entries, paid out $4,675 in prize money, and had 23 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action paid out an additional $4,235 bringing the days total payout to $8,910. Scores to cash on the house shot were 993 in the 49 & under handicap division, 959 in the senior handicap division, and 926 in the scratch event. The winner of the Storm ball raffle was David Cincotta, N. Babylon, NY.  Jose Perez shot the only scratch 300 game of the tournament.

LIGBT’s next tournament is our 5th House Series event at AMF E. Meadow - Sunday, January 15th: Noon & 2pm. To view the results of the AMF Garden City tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Billvee Electric, Randi B.Siegle Law Offices  and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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BILL VERNI WINS SPORT SHOT SERIES TITLE

Posted On: December 19, 2022

New Hyde Park, NY:   The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran its fourth Sport Shot Series event at Herrill Lanes. Bill Verni, W. Babylon, NY won the $1,000 top prize by defeating 2nd place finisher Rich Palumbo, Levittown, NY 229-228 who earned $500. This was Bill’s 4th LIGBT title since becoming a member 12 years ago. Finishing in third place was Damian Rodriquez, Freeport, NY with a 207 worth $300. Rounding out the top 5 was Ed Passaro, Hicksville, NY in 4th place with a 192 worth $250 and William Luna, Corona, NY in 5th with a 170 worth $235.

Bill’s title run started in the noon squad as he earned the bye as squad leader (706) putting him directly into the shootout. The 5-person shootout was a very competitive contest with all 5 bowlers within a few pins going into the final 3 frames. Bill tripled in frames 7-9 forcing Rich to strike out to claim the title. Rich threw the first strike in the 10th but missed on his second shot giving Bill the title.

The LIGBT 2-squad sport shot tournament drew 66 entries, paid out $3,450 in prize money, and had 17 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action awarded an additional $3,185 bringing the total event payout to $6,635.  

Scores to cash on the 45 foot “Route 66” pattern were 682 at noon and 709 at 2pm. The wildcard winner, which is the highest 6-game series by a non-finalist, was Anthony Fusco, W. Hempstead, NY with a 1,405. High series of the tournament was shot by Matt Schultz, New Hyde Park, NY with a 763.

LIGBT’s next tournament is our annual New Year’s Day house shot event at AMF Garden City (noon start.) To view the results of the Herrill Lanes event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Billvee Electric Randi B. Siegle Attorney at Law, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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ALEX PADMORE WINS HANDICAP TITLE - JUSTIN KAMPF TAKES SCRATCH TITLE

Posted On: December 05, 2022

Meadow, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran its 4th event of its 12 tournament House Shot Series at AMF E. Meadow. The handicap champion was Alex Padmore, Jamaica, NY earning $1,000. This was Alex’s 4th LIGBT title and first since 2015! The scratch winner was Justin Kampf, Levittown, NY earning $500. Justin is also a multi-title holder.

In the final handicap shootout, where the top two from both age divisions combined for a 1-game shootout, it was a back-and-forth match between 2 out of the 4 finalists; Romie Caiaccio, Wantagh, NY and Alex. Alex qualified from the senior division with 1201 five-game series. Romie qualified for the shootout from the 49 & under division with a 1246 series.

The champion started out strong with 4 strikes in a row but followed that with 4 consecutive opens. Romie, who was getting the most handicap in the shootout, took a short lead in the 6th frame, lost it in the 7th frame, got it back in the 8th frame and lost it for good with an open in the 9th frame. Both bowlers marked in the 10th giving Alex a 6-pin victory 238-232. Finishing in 3rd place, earning $300 was Jason Epps, Jamaica, NY with a 195. Rounding out the top 4 was Jay Cureton, Richmond Hill, NY with a 151 worth $250.   

The scratch event was won by Justin Kampf with a 5-game total of 1218 (243 average.) Justin earned $500 for his scratch victory. Finishing in 2nd place was Guy Sereno, Massapequa, NY with an 1191 worth $250. Rounding out the top 3, and earning $150, was Quan Jacob, Bronx, NY with an 1155 series. A total of 5 bowlers cashed in the scratch prize list which paid out $1,140.

LIGBT’s House Shot Series Event #4 at AMF E. Meadow drew a field of 78 entries, paid out $4,685 in prize money, and had 20 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action paid out an additional $3,900 bringing the total day’s payout to $8,585. Scores to cash on the Wall Street pattern were 1168 in the 49 & under handicap division, 1144 in the senior handicap division, and 1107 in the scratch event. The winner of the Storm ball raffle was Al Johnson, Jamaica, NY.   

LIGBT’s next tournament is our 5th Sport Shot Series event at Herrill Lanes - Sunday, December 18th: 1pm & 3pm. To view the results of the AMF E. Meadow tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Billvee Electric, Randi B.Siegle Law Offices  and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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DAVID CINCOTTA THANKGIVING MAJOR CHAMPION

Posted On: November 28, 2022

New Hyde Park, NY:   The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran its annual 2-day Thanksgiving Major which was won by David Cincotta, N. Babylon, NY. David won the $1,500 top prize by defeating Tom Catalano, N. Babylon, NY 253-248 in the final shootout. While Tom earned $900 for 2nd place, finishing in third, with a 227 worth $600, was Ken Bruce, Oceanside, NY. Rounding out the top 4 was Jae Yi, Flushing, NY with a 223 earning him $500.

The final shootout was exciting as the champion not decided until the final frame. None of the 4 bowlers took command early but by the end they all loosened up and started striking. Tom, who was giving everyone handicap, was the only bowler without an open frame. David tripled in frames 7-9 to grab the lead. Tom, who struck out from the 8th frame on, forced David to mark in the 10th to secure his victory. David calmly converted a 1-pin spare to claim his 2nd LIGBT singles title. 

The LIGBT Thanksgiving Major was a success with 157 entries generating a $7,880 prize fund. A total of 42 bowlers went to the cashing window. The side action awarded an additional $7,885 bringing the total event payout to $15,765.

Scores to cash on the 40 foot “Sunset Strip” pattern ranged from 661-687. The 4 squad leaders, each earning byes were: Alex Padmore (721), Curtis Hetmeyer (710), Matt Schultz (832), and Ralph Devarti (723.) The wildcard winners were: Andre McDuffie (1299), Dexter Sapp (1292), and Ken Bruce (1373.)

LIGBT’s next tournament is a house shot event at AMF E. Meadow, Sunday, December 4th at 1pm. To view the results of the Herrill Lanes event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Billvee Electric Randi B. Sie gle Attorney at Law, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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NICK FALSETTA & ANTHONY BARKER DOUBLES CHAMPIONS AT AMF WANTAGH

Posted On: November 21, 2022

Wantagh, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran a Doubles Tournament at AMF Wantagh and crowned 2 first time champions. The winning doubles team, with a 4-game total of 2,053 worth $1,600, was Nick Falsetta, N. Babylon, NY and Anthony Barker, W. Babylon, NY. Finishing in 2nd place with a 1,981 total, and earning $900, were partners Leon C. Kessee, Hempstead, NY and Jordan Ockimey, Amityville, NY. Rounding out the top 3 was the doubles team of Connor and Ken Milton, Bayshore, NY with a 1914 series worth $650.

The AMF Wantagh doubles event attracted 48 teams and paid out a prize fund of $4,800. Eight teams cashed, for a minimum of $200, with 1,877 the cashing score. The side action paid out an additional $2,075. Total payout for the day was $6,875.

The LIGBT welcomed 10 new members at AMF Wantagh. The winner of the Storm ball raffle was Lori Cummings. Timmy Smith Jr. shot the high scratch game of the event with a 299.

The LIGBT’s next event is our annual Thanksgiving Major. This 2-day event is being hosted by Herrill Lanes and will run Saturday and Sunday, November 26 & 27 (squads at noon & 2pm.) The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Randi B. Siegel Law Offices, Billvee Electric, CLS Custom Upholsterers and Turbo 2-n-1 Grips.

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