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LIGBT CHAMPIONSHIPS CROWN 7 DIFFERENT CHAMPIONS

Posted On: May 16, 2022

E. Meadow, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran the inaugural LIGBT Championships at AMF E. Meadow and crowned 7 champions over this special weekend. The Singles Champion was Curtis Hetmeyer, Brooklyn, NY earning $1,000. The Doubles Champions were Chondite Faison, New York, NY and Kevin Myree, Brooklyn, NY sharing the $2,000 top prize. The Team Champions were Andre McDuffie, Charlie Rembert, Jaleesa Taylor, and Terrence Taylor. All 4 bowlers shared the $1,800 top prize.

The first event of Championship weekend was the singles event. Curtis Hetmeyer shot an 819 three game handicap series to take the title. Finishing in 2nd place with an 811 was Colin Nosworthy, St. Albans, NY earning $500. Third place went to James Gilmore, Rosedale, NY with an 803 worth $300. It took a 766 series to cash in the $2,905 prize fund.  

The second event of the weekend, also running on Saturday, was the doubles event. A total of 80 teams competed for a $6,500 prize fund. Chondite Faison and Kevin Myree shot a 1626 series to take the $2,000 doubles title. Finishing in second place, with a 1593 total, was Monique Compton, Bronx, NY and Charlie Rembert earning $1,000. Rounding out the top 3 was the team of Ryon Lee, Holbrook, NY and Charlie Rembert with a 1590 worth $500. It took a 1520 series to cash in the 14-team prize list.

On Sunday, the 4-person team event took place with 14 teams vying for the $3,100 prize fund. The winning team of Charlie Rembert, Andre McDuffie, Jaleesa Taylor, and Terrance Taylor shot a 3,118 to earn the $1,800 top prize. Finishing in 2nd place was the team of Keven Myree, Colin Nosworthy, Eugene Patterson III, and Jardon Scott. They shot a 3,069 total to earn $900. Rounding out the top 3 was the team of Julio Arnold, Gabe and Lorena Elie-Pierre, and Curtis Hetmeyer shooting a 2,998 worth $400. 

The LIGBT 1st annual Championships attracted a total of 210 entries and paid out $12,505 in prize money. The side action paid out an additional $8,750 bringing the total weekend payout to $21,255. The 3 tournaments saw 61 bowlers cash.

In addition to the 3 events the LIGBT, and with the support of Ace Mitchell and Storm, the top five 9-game totals won a Storm ball. The 5 ball winners were: Charlie Rembert (2461), Colin Nosworthy (2437), Kevin Myree (2395), Valerie DeLillo (2349) and Arvin Ong (2345.)  

LIGBT’s next event is our Summer Major, May 27 & 29 at AMF Garden City. This 2-day event features 5 squads, 3 separate divisions, and a $2,000 top prize. Best of all each squad entry fee is only $65!  The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Billvee Electric, and Ace Mitchell.

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JAMES MARINO & LOU BARBERA WIN TITLES AT AMF E. MEADOW

Posted On: May 02, 2022
Lou Barbera

James Marino

Meadow, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran a special event at AMF E. Meadow called The Dual Challenge. The tournament, which featured 2 separate events crowned 2 champions: James Marino, Lindenhurst, NY won the 3-game sweeper and Lou Barbera, N. Bellmore, NY won the Bracket Challenge. Both champions won $750 for their victory.

The 3-game sweeper was the first event bowled. James dominated the tournament with a fine 881 handicap series. Finishing in second place was Romie Caiaccio, Wantagh, NY with an 834 worth $425. Rounding out the top 3 was Nyles Davis, Bronx, NY with an 824 worth $250. The sweeper prize fund paid out $2,895 to 14 different cashers (1 in 4.) It took a 762 series to cash.

The 2nd event was the Bracket Challenge which randomly placed all entrants into an 8-person bracket. Bowlers winning their bracket were guaranteed $100 while those finishing in 2nd in each bracket earned $50. After 3 matches the 7 bracket champions bowled a random opponent in a 1-game match to determine who advanced to the final shootout. 

Lou dominated the final shootout putting all of his shots in the 1-3 pocket. A stubborn 10 pin in the 7th frame cost him perfection. Lou finished with a 309-handicap game (278 scratch) to defeat 2nd place finisher Dave Cincotta, N. Babylon, NY 309-282. While Dave earned $425, finishing in third place was Eddie Eng, Flushing, NY with a 266 worth $300. Rounding out the top 4 was last week’s champion, Pak Wong, New York, NY with a 257 worth $200.  The Bracket Challenge prize fund paid out $2,325 to 14 different bowlers.

The inaugural Dual Challenge drew a nice crowd of 55 entries, paid out 28 prizes (better than a 1 in 2 ratio) which totaled $5,220.  The side action paid out an additional $3,645 bringing the day’s total payout to $8,865. Scoring in both events was good on the house shot pattern.    

LIGBT’s next event is a 2-day tournament called the LIGBT Championships at AMF E. Meadow. This new event begins Saturday, May 14th with a Singles/Doubles competition. The next day, Sunday, May 15th, a 4-person team tournament will take place. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, Vietri Associates, and ManyStylesOfBowling.com.

 

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PAK WONG WINS HIS FIFTH LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: April 25, 2022

New Hyde Park, NY:   Pak Wong, a 55-year-old U.S. postal worker, won LIGBT’s latest sport shot tournament at Herrill Lanes. This was Pak’s fifth LIGBT title in 10 years as an LIGBT member. Pak won the $1,000 top prize by defeating 2nd place finisher Guy Sereno, W. Hempstead, NY 264-234. While Guy earned $600 for his runner-up position, finishing in third place, with a 219, was Donald Eubanks, Elmsford, NY earning $400. Rounding out the top 4 was 14-year-old DJ Matteo with a 193 earning him a $300 scholarship.

The trick to winning a sport shot event is to avoid opens. Pak was the only bowler in the final shootout to throw a clean game. He also had two sets of triples which guided him to victory. Guy, who was giving everyone handicap, could not overcome Pak’s fine performance despite a late 5 timer. Donald and DJ bowled well but too many open frames doomed their title hopes.

The LIGBT 2-squad sport shot tournament drew a wonderful crowd of 97 entries, paid out $5,040 in prize money, and had 26 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action awarded an additional $4,040 bringing the total event payout to $9,080. Cut scores to cash on the 41-foot Beaten Path pattern were 677 at 1pm and 695 at 3pm. The wildcard winner, which is the highest 6-game series by a non-finalist, was Maniram Basdeo, Bronx, NY with a 1,387.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a special event called “The Dual Challenge” which is being hosted by AMF E. Meadow on Sunday, May 1st. To view the results of the Herrill Lanes event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, Vietri Associates, and Turbo 2-n-1 Grips.

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BARRY FORBES JR., RENEE TROTMAN, & MIKE WHITTAKER $3,000TRIO CHAMPIONS

Posted On: April 16, 2022

Wantagh, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran its third Trio’s Handicap Challenge at AMF Wantagh. The winning team, with a 4-game total of 3,237 worth $3,000, was Barry Forbes Jr., Brooklyn, NY, Renee Trotman, Brooklyn, NY and Mike Whittaker, Queens NY. Finishing in 2nd place with a 3,178 total, and earning $1,500, was the team of Cquashaun Grantham, Woodhaven, NY, Terrence Taylor, Flushing, NY and Twone Williams, Laurelton, NY.

The Wantagh house shot produced some very fine scores. Finishing in third place with a 3,168 worth $750 was Andre and Darryl McDuffie and Charlie Rembert, all from Floral Park, NY. Rounding out the top 4, earning $600 was the team of Leslie Farrell, Flushing, NY, Rich Hill, Brooklyn, NY and Monica McMillan, East Elmhurst, NY. The top 6 teams cashed (1 in 6) as it took a 3,100 total to get to the cashing window.   

The Trio’s prize fund paid out $6,600 and attracted a total of 34 teams. The side action paid out an additional $8,645 bringing the day’s total payout to $15,245. No perfect games were shot during the event. Fourteen new members joined the LIGBT at AMF Wantagh.  

LIGBT’s next event is a sport shot singles tournament at Herrill Lanes on Sunday, April 24th (1pm & 3pm.) Top prizes are guaranteed to pay, regardless of entries, $1,000-$500-$300-$250. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, Vietri Associates, and ManyStylesOfBowling.com.

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TRISTYN FORDE IS THE $2,000 SPRING MAJOR CHAMPION!

Posted On: April 04, 2022

Garden City, NY: Tristyn Forde, a 22-year-old student from Jamaica, NY, won the LIGBT Spring Major at AMF Garden City. Tristyn won his first LIGBT title by defeating Darryl McDuffie, Floral Park, NY 251-246 to earn the $2,000 top prize. While Darryl earned $1,000 for second, finishing in third was Curtis Hetmeyer, Brooklyn, NY with a 245 worth $750. Rounding out the top 5 was 4th place finisher Andre McDuffie, Floral Park, NY with 229 worth $600 and 5th place finisher Joe Scianna, Ronkonkoma, NY with a 219 worth $500.

The Spring Major final shootout was a great match as the top 3 finished within 6 pins of each other. Tristyn did not have an open frame until the tenth but missed a spare to make it close. Darryl bowled the best game of the shootout hitting the pocket 12 times but 3 stubborn 10 pins cost him the title. Curtis could have jumped to second place but he surprisingly threw a 7 count to drop to third. 

The LIGBT Spring Major featured 3 different divisions; scratch, 49 & under handicap, 50 & over handicap. There were 4 qualifying squads for each event with 1 in 4 each squad cashing and 1 in 8 advancing to the finals and earning a minimum of $150. Each division had their own elimination finals with the remaining 2 from each handicap division, and the last remaining scratch bowler, combining to compete in a 1-game final shootout for the top prizes.

The LIGBT Winter Major drew a total of 212 entries (including the desperado), cashed 53 spots, and had an event payout of $11,480 (with over $1,000 added by the LIGBT.) The side action paid out an additional $11,800 bringing the total event payout to $23,280. Cut scores on the house shot ranged from a high of 734 to a low of 682.

LIGBT’s next tournament is our Trio’s Handicap Challenge Saturday, April 16th (10am start) at AMF Wantagh.  The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, Vietri Assoiates, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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CHARLIE REMBERT & ANDRE MCDUFFIE DOUBLES CHAMPIONS AT AMF E. MEADOW

Posted On: March 28, 2022
1st Place
Andre McDuffie
& Charlie Rembert

2nd Place
Yu Hin Yu & Sam Fang

3rd Place
Pat & Jude Cutolo

E. Meadow, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran a special doubles tournament at AMF E. Meadow attracting an amazing 98 teams! The winning doubles team, with a 4-game total of 2,055 worth $2,000, were brothers Charlie Rembert and Andre McDuffie both from Floral Park, NY. Finishing in 2nd place with a 1,988 total, and earning $1,500, were partners Yu Hin Yu, Brooklyn, NY & Sam Fang, Little Neck, NY. Rounding out the top 3 was the doubles team of Pat Cutolo, Ronkonkoma, NY and Jude Cutolo, Bayside, NY with a 1985 series worth $1,000. 

Charlie Rembert had a really good day. He not only finished first with his brother but also tied for 4th place with a 1952 series with Terrence Taylor earning $750 and 5th place with Darryl Freeman also earning $750. Tony Jimenez won the Storm Ball raffle while Curtis Hetmeyer and Chris Cassentto won cash prizes. Joe Biscardi, Wantagh, NY had the high scratch game of the day with a 299.

AMF E. Meadow was packed all day with 6 bowlers to a pair. With a 1 in 6 cashing ratio a total of 16 teams cashed for at least $200. Scoring on the modified house shot (Bourbon Street) was good as it took an 1,885 series to cash. The main event total payout was $9,975. The side action paid out an additional $6,165. Total payout for the day was $16,140.

The LIGBT’s next event is our annual Spring Major featuring a $2,000 top prize. This 2-day event, April 1st & 3rd , takes place at AMF Garden City. LIGBT’s next non-singles event is a handicap Trio’s tournament, featuring a $3,000 top prize, at AMF Wantagh on Saturday, April 16th. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Billvee Electric, Vietri Associates, CLS Custom Upholsterers and Turbo 2-n-1 Grips.

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CHRIS VERTON, JONATHAN CIRILLO, & BRIAN ZIESIG WIN THEIR FIRST LIGBT TITLES

Posted On: March 21, 2022

Wantagh, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran a 4-game house shot tournament featuring 3 different prize funds. The winner of the higher average handicap event was Christopher Verton, Elmont, NY earning $700.  The winner of the lower average handicap tournament was high school student Jonathan Cirillo, W. Islip, NY earning a $700 scholarship. The scratch champion was Brian Ziesig, Levittown, NY earning $225. All 3 winners were first time LIGBT champions.

Chris’ road to his first LIGBT title was accomplished with an 1115 series. Finishing in second place in the upper average handicap event was senior bowler James Howard, Brooklyn, NY with a 1069 worth $350. Third place was taken by James Gilmore, Rosedale, NY with a 1059 worth $250. A total of 33 bowlers competed in this division which paid out $1,960 to 8 different cashers. It took a 982 series to cash in the higher average handicap event.

Jonathan’s road to his first LIGBT title was accomplished with a fine 1126 series. Finishing in second place, in the lower average handicap event, was senior bowler Eddie Cintron, Laurelton, NY with a 1098 worth $350. Mike Brue, North Bellmore, NY took 3rd place, and earned $250, with a 1058. A total of 35 bowlers competed in this division which paid out $2,110 to 9 different cashers. It took a 1003 series to cash in the lower average handicap event.

Brian won the scratch title by shooting a 958 four-game block (239 average.) Finishing in second place, with a 928 was Robert Perry, St. Albans, NY, earning $130. The scratch event attracted 6 entries and paid out $355. It took a 928 series to cash in the scratch tournament.

The LIGBT house shot event at AMF Wantagh drew a field of 74 entries, paid out $4,425 in prize money, and had 19 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action paid out an additional $3,385 bringing the total event payout to $7,810.  

LIGBT’s next event is a special Doubles Tournament on Sunday, March 27th hosted by AMF E. Meadow. To view the results of the AMF Wantagh tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Billvee Electric, Vietri Associates, CLS Custon Upholsterers, & Turbo 2-N-1 Grips.

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ARCHIE NABAS WINS HIS FIFTH LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: March 07, 2022

New Hyde Park, NY:   Archie Nabas, a 50-year-old left-hander from Queens Village, NY, won LIGBT’s latest sport shot tournament at Herrill Lanes. This was Archie’s fifth LIGBT title but first one in three years. Archie won the $1,000 top prize by defeating 2nd place finisher Curtis Hetmeyer, Brooklyn, NY 240-226. While Curtis earned $650 for his runner-up position, finishing in third place, with a 215, was Denis Mendelson, Levittown, NY earning $450. Rounding out the top 4 was Charles Ko, Palisades, NJ with a 214 earning him $350.

The final shootout was an exciting match as all 4 competitors had a shot at the title going into the last 2 frames. Denis made a late run by finishing with 4 strikes but fell just short. Curtis would have put a lot of pressure on Archie, since he went first, if he doubled in the final frame. But a stubborn 7-pin allowed Archie to claim his victory by just filling his final frame. Charles threw a ton of strikes but had 3 open frames which cost him a chance at the title.

The LIGBT 2-squad sport shot tournament drew a wonderful crowd of 110 entries, paid out $5,550 in prize money, and had 29 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action awarded an additional $7,655 bringing the total event payout to $13,205. Cut scores to cash on the 42-foot Autobahn pattern were 689 at 1pm and 692 at 3pm. The wildcard winner, which is the highest 6-game series by a non-finalist, was 4th place finisher Charles Ko with a 1393.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 4-game house shot event at AMF Wantagh on Sunday, March 20th. To view the results of the Herrill Lanes event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, Vietri Associates, and Turbo 2-n-1 Grips.

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