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MICHAEL ROMANO, DENNIS MCMILLAN, & JOSE SCIANNA EACH WIN LIGBT AMF WANTAGH EVENT

Posted On: February 22, 2021

Wantagh, NY: The LIGBT ran its monthly house shot Mini-Marathon at AMF Wantagh and attracted an amazing crowd of 137 total entries and paid out over $15,000. Three different champions were crowned: Michael Romano, Massapequa, NY earned $1,000 by winning the 49 & under handicap event. Dennis McMillan, Jamaica, NY earned $1,000 by winning the 50 & over handicap tournament. Joe Scianna, Ronkonkoma, NY earned $500 by winning the scratch competition.

The 49 and under handicap tournament drew 43 entries and paid out 11 cash positions. Michael Romano shot a 1098 to win the title and the $1,000 top prize. Finishing in second was Marc Miller, Merrick, NY with a 1073 worth $500. It took a 970 series to cash in the 49 & under event which paid out $2,835.  

The senior handicap tournament drew 66 entries and paid out 17 cashing positions. Dennis McMillan shot 1061 to win the title and the $1,000 top prize. Dennis also won 2 high game pots bring his total winnings to $1,150. Finishing in second was Ferrill McNeil with a 1047 worth $500. It took a 956 series to cash in the 50 & over event which paid out 3,985.

The scratch tournament drew 28 entries and paid out 7 cashing positions. Joe Scianna shot 996 (249 average) to win the title and the $500 top prize. Finishing in second was Pete Scavuzzo, Holbrook, NY, with a 956 worth $300. It took an 887 series (221 average) to cash in the scratch event which paid out $1,625.

The LIGBT Mini-Marathon at AMF Wantagh drew a total of 137 entries, paid out $8,445 in prize money, and had 35 bowlers go to the cashing window (almost a 1 in 3 ratio!) The side action paid out an additional $6,705 bringing the total event payout to $15,150. The LIGBT welcomed 9 new bowlers.

LIGBT’s next tournament is another 4-game scratch and handicap Mini-Marathon at AMF E. Meadow, Sunday, March 21st at 1pm. To view the results of the AMF Wantagh 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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GABRIEL ELIE-PIERRE, WILLIAM TUDY, & JOE SCIANNA ARE SLT CHAMPIONS!

Posted On: February 15, 2021

W. Babylon, NY: The Senior Legends Tour (SLT) kicked off its third event, and first one in over a year due to the pandemic, at AMF Babylon, and crowned three new champions. The winner of the upper average handicap division was Gabriel Elie-Pierre, New York, NY, who shot an impressive 1151 and earned $650. The winner of the lower average division was William Tudy, Brooklyn, NY who earned $650 by shooting a 1053 four game block. The scratch champion was Joe Scianna, Ronkonkoma, NY with a 969 series (242 average) worth $600.  

Due to the COVID tournament format adjustments there was no finals. Great bowling was done by the 3 runner-up finishers. In the upper average handicap division, Tony Williams, Springfield Gardens, NY shot a 1001 worth $350. The 2nd place finisher in the lower average handicap division was Art Beisel, Mattituck, NY with at 1027 worth $350. Quan Jacob, Bronx, NY finished second in the scratch division with a 954 four game block worth $330.

SLT’s third tournament attracted 94 entries generating a $5,725 prize fund. A total of 24 bowlers cashed for a minimum of $100 which means 1 in 3 bowlers made it to the cashing window. Cut scores to cash were 966 in the upper division, 971 in the lower division, and 918 (229 average) in the scratch competition. The side action paid out an additional $4,730 bringing the day’s payout to $10,455.  

SLT’s next tournament is Sunday, March 7th at AMF E. Meadow (1pm start). To view the complete results and side action details from AMF Babylon please visit www.thesltour.com.

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KENNY HAYES, HARI SOEDARMASTO & JOSE PEREZ EACH WIN LIGBT AMF GARDEN CITY EVENT

Posted On: February 01, 2021
49 & under Champion
Kenny Hayes Jr
Scratch Champion
Jose Perez
Senior Handicap Champion
Hari Soedarmasto


Garden City, NY: The LIGBT ran its monthly house shot Mini-Marathon at AMF Garden City and attracted a sellout crowd of 172 total entries and paid out almost $20,000. Three different champions were crowned: Kenny Hayes Jr., Brooklyn, NY earned $1,000 by winning the 49 & under handicap event. Hari Soedarmasto, Levittown, NY earned $1,000 by winning the 50 & over handicap tournament. Jose Perez, E. Elmhurst, NY earned $750 by winning the scratch competition.

The 49 and under handicap tournament drew 52 entries and paid out 13 cash positions. Kenny Hayes Jr. shot a 1098 to win the title and the $1,000 top prize. Finishing in second, just one pin behind, was Jayson Holley, Rosedale NY with a 1097 worth $500. It took a 981 series to cash in the 49 & under event which paid out $3,135.  

The senior handicap tournament drew an amazing 80 entries and paid out 20 cashing positions. Hari Soedarmasto shot 1140 to win the title and the $1,000 top prize. Hari’s 4-game block was the highest handicap series of the day in any division. Finishing in second was Kenny Bruce, Oceanside, NY with a 1087 worth $600. It took a 995 series to cash in the 50 & over event which paid out a total of 4,800.

The scratch tournament drew 40 entries and paid out 10 cashing positions. Jose Perez, a senior bowler, shot 973 (243 average) to win the title and the $750 top prize. Finishing in second was Carl Clory, Valley Stream, NY with a 968 worth $400. It took a 931 series (232 average) to cash in the scratch event which paid out $2,400.

The LIGBT Mini-Marathon at Garden City drew a record of 172 entries, paid out $10,335 in prize money, and had 43 bowlers go to the cashing window (almost a 1 in 3 ratio!) The side action paid out an additional $9,645 bringing the total event payout to $19,980. The LIGBT welcomed 11 new bowlers and apologizes to all of the bowlers that were shut out due to the maximum of 6 bowlers per pair.

LIGBT’s next tournament is another 4-game scratch and handicap Mini-Marathon at AMF Wantagh- February 21st – 1:30pm. To view the results of the AMF Garden City 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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JALEESA TAYLOR, PAUL JOHNSON SR. & TIMOTHY SMITH JR. WIN LIGBT NYD MARATHON TITLES

Posted On: January 02, 2021
Jaleesa Taylor
Paul Johnson Sr. 
Timothy Smith Jr.


 Meadow, NY: The LIGBT hosted its annual New Year’s Day Marathon at AMF E. Meadow and attracted another sellout crowd of 167 total entries. Three different champions were crowned: Jaleesa Taylor, Flushing, NY earned $1,000 by winning the 49 & under handicap event. Paul Johnson Sr., New York, NY earned $1,000 by winning the 50 & over handicap tournament. Youth bowler Timothy Smith Jr., W. Islip, NY earned a $700 scholarship by winning the scratch competition.

The 49 and under handicap tournament drew 60 entries and paid out 16 cash positions. Jaleesa Taylor shot an 1117 to win the title and the $1,000 top prize. Finishing second was Marc Miller, Merrick, NY with a 1072 worth $500. It took a 978 series to cash in the 49 & under event which paid out $3,610.  

The senior handicap tournament drew 70 entries and paid out 17 cashing positions. Paul Johnson Sr. shot a 1075 to win the title and the $1,000 top prize. Finishing in second was Mike Nenna, Tobyhanna, PA with a 1060 worth $570. It took a 960 series to cash in the 50 & over event which paid out a total of 4,205.

The scratch tournament drew 37 entries and paid out 9 cashing positions. Timothy Smith Jr. shot 974 (243 average) to win the title and the $700 top prize. Finishing in second was Vince Balisky, Elmhurst, NY with a 959 worth $370. It took a 901 series (225 average) to cash in the scratch event which paid out $2,220.

The LIGBT NYD Marathon drew a total of 167 entries, paid out $10,330 in prize money, and had 42 bowlers go to the cashing window (almost a 1 in 3 ratio!) The side action paid out an additional $6,480 bringing the total event payout to $16,810. The LIGBT welcomed 14 new bowlers and apologizes to all of the bowlers that were shut out due to the maximum of 6 bowlers per pair.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 4-game Mini-Marathon at AMF Garden City (January 31, 2021-1pm.) To view the results of the AMF E. Meadow 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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FRANKIE SANCHEZ, CALVIN NOTTINGHAM, & SCOTT KAMPF WIN LIGBT MINI-MARATHON TITLES

Posted On: December 07, 2020
Frankie Sanchez 
49/Under Champion
Calvin Nottingham
50/Over Champion
Scott Kampf
Scratch Champion

Wantagh, NY:  The LIGBT hosted a 4-game sold out Mini-Marathon at AMF Wantagh and crowned 3 new champions on Sunday. Frankie Sanchez, Astoria, NY, earned $1,000 by winning the 49 & under handicap division. Calvin Nottingham, Deer Park, NY earned $1,000 by winning the 50 & over handicap division. Scott Kampf, Levittown, NY earned $600 by winning the scratch event.

The 49 and under handicap tournament drew 64 entries and paid out 16 cash positions. Frankie Sanchez shot a 1075 to win the title and the $1,000 top prize. Finishing second was Dwayne Adams Jr., New York, NY with a 1058 worth $500. It took a 994 series to cash in the under division.  

The senior handicap tournament drew 50 entries and paid out 12 cashing positions. Calvin Nottingham shot a 1064 to win the title and the $1,000 top prize. Finishing in second was Keith Cordy, Jamaica, NY with a 1047 worth $500. It took a 954 series to cash in the senior division.

The scratch tournament drew 31 entries and paid out 8 cashing positions. Scott Kampf shot 993 (248 average) to win the title and the $600 top prize. Finishing in second was Keith Cordy with a 967 worth $300. It took a 908 series (227 average) to cash in the scratch division.

The LIGBT December Mini-Marathon drew a total of 145 entries, paid out $8,655 in prize money, and had 36 bowlers go to the cashing window (almost a 1 in 3 ratio!) The LIGBT welcomed 18 new bowlers and apologizes to all of the bowlers that were shut out due to the maximum of 6 bowlers per pair.

LIGBT’s next tournament is our annual 5-game Handicap and Scratch New Year’s Day Marathon at AMF E. Meadow (January 1, 2021-1pm.) To view the results of the AMF Wantagh 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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TIMMY SMITH JR., DEXTER WHARTON, & RAY EDWARDS WIN LIGBT MINI-MARATHON TITLES

Posted On: November 16, 2020

Syosset, NY:  The LIGBT returned to action after a COVID-19 induced 8-month layoff and ran a 4-game Mini-Marathon at AMF Syosset. An amazing crowed of 138 entries competed for over $8,000 in prize money. The tournament featured 3 separate prize funds; handicap 49 & under, handicap senior, and open scratch.

The 49 and under handicap champion was youth bowler Timothy Smith Jr., W. Islip, NY who won $1,000 in scholarship money with a 1025 series. Finishing second and earning $500 was Sean Nicholson, Levittown, NY with a 990. There were 15 cashers (better than 1 in 4) with a cut score of 908. A total of 57 entries bowled in the 49 & under handicap event which paid out $3,495.

The 50 & over senior champion was Dexter Wharton, Far Rockaway, NY who earned the $1,000 top prize with a 978 series. Finishing in second place was Rich Hengel, E. Meadow, NY with a 963 worth $500. There were 14 cashers (better than 1 in 4) that produced a cut score of 898. A total of 53 senior entries bowled which paid out $3,160.

The scratch champion was Ray Edwards, Middle Island, NY who earned $600 with a 950 4-game block. Finishing in 2nd place, just 17 pins behind, was the 49 & under winner Timothy Smith Jr., who earned a $300 scholarship. Another youth bowler finished third; Joseph Zagari, Islip Terrace who shot a 906 earning a $225 scholarship. There was a total of 7 scratch cashers that produced a cut score of 852. The scratch division attracted 28 entries.

LIGBT’s next tournament is another 4-game Handicap and Scratch Mini-Marathon at AMF Wantagh on Sunday, December 6th.  To view the results of the AMF Syosset 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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JIMMY WALSH GRABS LIGBT TITLE #5

Posted On: March 09, 2020

Syosset, NY:  Jimmy Walsh, a 68-year old bartender from Glen Cove, NY won the $1,000 top prize at LIGBT’s sport shot event at AMF Syosset. Jimmy earned his 5th LIGBT title, over a 12-year span, by defeating Harry Park, Flushing NY 232-230 in the final shootout. While Harry earned $500 for second, finishing third was Jose Ferreira, Woodside, NY with a 198 worth $300. Rounding out the top 4 Guy Sereno, W. Hempstead, NY with a 180 worth $250.

The shootout was led by Jimmy from start to finish but he had to sweat out the 10th frame to see if he won his 5th LIGBT trophy. Jimmy started with a spare and triple, and except for a 5th frame open, stayed clean the rest of the match. Harry, who shot the only clean game in the shootout, made a huge comeback with strikes in the 5th through 8th frames. Going into the final frame Harry had a 1 pin lead. When Jimmy struck on his first ball in the 10th Harry was forced to throw at least 9 on his first ball or he would lose. Harry left an 8 count which gave Jimmy the $1,000 title.

The AMF Syosset Lanes event drew 79 entries, advanced 14 bowlers to the finals, and paid out was $3,665. The cut scores on the new Radium pattern were: 656 & 664. High series of the tournament was shot by our champion with a 725 in the 1pm squad. The wildcard winner was Daniel Gehrig, Baldwin, NY with a 1250 six-game series. Tiffany Smalls, New York, NY was the only woman to advance.    

LIGBT’s next tournament is a Beat-the-Board tournament at AMF Babylon on Sunday, March 22nd.  To view the results of the AMF Syosset 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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WESLEY GRANT WINS $5,000 AT LIGBT SUPER TOURNAMENT #7

Posted On: March 02, 2020

Garden City, NY:  Wesley Grant, a 43-year old right-hander from Uniondale, NY won the $5,000 top prize at AMF Garden City where LIGBT’s Super Tournament #7 was held. Wesley defeated Yon Gyo Phark, Flushing, NY 243-226 to win his first LIGBT title. Yon Gyo won $2,500 for his runner-up position. Finishing in third was Charles Ko, Palisades, NJ with a 223 worth $1,250. Fourth place went to Justin Laukaitis, Baldwin, NY with a 211 worth $1,000. Rounding out the top 5 was Andrew Mienkiewicz, Dix Hills, NY with a 174 worth $750.

The Super Tournament final shootout was a pressure packed match with $10,500 up for grabs. Wesley’s won the title due to his ability to fill frames as he was the only bowler to shoot a clean game. Wesley trailed early but took the lead with a triple in the middle of the game. He finished with 4 spares in a row to secure the title. Yon Gyo started out slow but threw 2 doubles late to capture second place. Charles, who was making his first video appearance, left seven 9 counts and just could not string strikes. Justin, also making his first shootout appearance, bowled well but had 2 opens and only 1 double. Andrew struggled as he couldn’t find a line to the pocket.

Wesley joins a prestigious list of $5,000 LIGBT Super champions; Tommy Grunwald, Astoria, NY was the 1st Super champion at Farmingdale Lanes (February, 2016), Cynthia Cooke, Patchogue, NY won the second Super Tournament at AMF Plainview (May, 2017) and Pak Wong, New York, NY won the 3rd Super Tournament also at AMF Plainview (August, 2017.) Hector Diaz Jr., Bronx, NY was the 4th Super Tournament winner at Levittown Lanes (June, 2018.) The 5th Super Champion was Peter Libranti, Wantagh, NY at AMF Babylon (May 2019.) The 6th Super Tournament champion was Jae Yi, Flushing, NY at AMF Garden City (September, 2019.)

The Super Tournament drew an amazing crowd of 430 entries plus 56 desperado entries. There were 82 finalists all sharing in a $26,320 prize fund. Cut scores were moderate on the custom pattern ranging from 679-697. High series was shot by Dwayne Redman, Bronx, NY with an 837 in the Sunday, 2pm squad. There were 38 women entries with 7 advancing to the finals. There were 4 wildcard winners: Charles Ko (1332), Wesley Grant (1358), Jack Kampf (1359), Audrey Rodriques (1351.)  Total payout for the weekend exceeded $50,000!

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-squad sport shot event at AMF Syosset on Sunday, March 8th. For complete results of Super Tournament #7 please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Randi Siegle Law, Kegel, Torch Bowling, Vietri Associates, Billvee Electric, Knockout Ball Cleaner, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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