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DARCY MONROE BEATS THE KAMPF FAMILY!

Posted On: June 10, 2019

Meadow, NY: Darcy Monroe, E. Meadow, NY won his second LIGBT title by defeating 3 Kampf family members in the final shootout. Darcy shot a 248 to win the $1,000 top prize. Finishing in second was Justin Kampf with a 240 worth $500, 3rd went to his father Jack with a 235 worth $350, and 4th was taken by the youngest of the 3 Kampfs, Scott with a 225 worth $300. It was certainly an historic shootout.

The final shootout was 3 against 1 and to everyone’s surprise the loner won the match. All 3 Kampfs are accomplished bowlers and shot well all day. But Darcy wasn’t intimidated and started with 7 strikes out of his first 9 frames. Jack stayed close with a triple in the middle of the game and Justin was also close with 6 strikes in his first 9 frames. In fact if Justin or Jack doubled in the 10th they would have won. Justin threw the first one but left a 6 count on his second shot and Jack opened in the final frame to miss his title chance. Darcy was shocked holding the check and trophy.

The AMF E. Meadow event drew a great crowd of 117 entries, advanced 15 bowlers to the finals and cashed another 15 bowlers for $75 (better than 1 in 3.) The total prize fund paid out was $5,325. The cut scores on the Boardwalk pattern were; 632 & 648. High series of the tournament was shot by Justin Kampf, with a 795 in the 1pm squad. The wildcard winner was Darryl McDuffie, Floral Park, NY with a six game series of 1283. Two women also made the finals; Lisa Giglia, Howard Beach, NY and Emily Collazo, E. Meadow, NY.  

LIGBT’s next tournament is our 2-day Firecracker Classic at AMF Garden City, July 5 & 7. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay; $3,000 & $1,500 with 1 in 4 bowlers cashing each squad. To view the final 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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SUNNY SHINES AT AMF WANTAGH

Posted On: June 03, 2019

Wantagh, NY:  The LIGBT ran its 2nd “Beat the Board” tournament with Sunny Yee, Flushing, NY winning her first LIGBT title. Sunny earned the $1,500 top prize by defeating her friend Hee Jin Jun, Flushing, NY in a 1 ball roll off after they tied at 226. While Hee Jin earned $750 for second, finishing in third and earning $500 was Jennifer Bochicchio, Selden, NY with a 216. Rounding out the top 4 was the only male in the shootout; Pak Wong, New York, NY who shot a 213 to earn $300.  

The final shootout was a tight match as all 4 bowlers had a shot at the title going into the last few frames. Hee Jin had the lead throughout the entire match but she lost 10 pins in wood in her last 3 frames which gave Sunny a shot at the title. Sunny needed a strike on her fill ball in the 10th to tie and she threw a perfect shot. In the 1 ball roll off Sunny threw a 9 count while Hee Jin threw an 8. Jennifer stayed close the entire match but fell a few pins short. Pak, who was giving everyone handicap, couldn’t throw a double and had to settle for fourth place.

The Beat the Board Tournament drew a great crowd of 153 entries, advanced 24 bowlers to the finals and paid out $6,850 with all finalists earning at least $150. It took a 651 to advance on the PBA Scorpion. High series of the tournament was shot by Sal Florindo, Forest Hills, NY with a 738 in the 3pm squad. The wildcard winners were Rich Hengel, E. Meadow NY (1367) and Dwight Dunkley, Brooklyn, NY (1323.)    

LIGBT’s next tournament is a sport shot event at AMF E. Meadow on Sunday, June 9th- 1pm & 3pm. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay; $1,000-$500-$300-$250 with 1 in 4 bowlers cashing and 1 in 8 advancing each squad. To view the final 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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PETER LIBRANTI WINS $5,000 AT LIGBT SUPER TOURNAMENT #5

Posted On: May 27, 2019

Babylon, NY: Peter Libranti, a 46 year old right-hander from Wantagh, NY won the $5,000 top prize at AMF Babylon where LIGBT’s Super Tournament #5 was held. Peter, who shot a 667 in the Saturday 8pm squad, defeated Rob Longiaru, Seaford, NY 208-203 to win his first LIGBT title. Rob, who was the 2pm squad leader, earned $2,500 for his runner-up position. Finishing in third was Luis Gomez, E. Elmhurst, NY with a 181 worth $1,250. Luis advanced to the finals via the desperado! Fourth place went to William Cron, Matamoras, PA with a 161 worth $1,000. William advanced to the finals as the Sunday wildcard winner!

The Super Tournament final shootout was a pressure packed match with close to $10,000 up for grabs. Rob started out strong and was clean through 5 frames with a triple in frames 3 through 5. Peter had 2 opens in the first 6 frames and trailed Rob by 22 pins. But Peter stayed clean the rest of the game while Rob opened in 3 out of his last 5 frames, including a devastating missed 1 pin spare in the 10th, to finish second. Luis stayed close the entire match but finished with 3 opens to finish third. William never could find the line and was trailing the entire match.

Peter joins a prestigious list of $5,000 LIGBT 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 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 6th Super Champion will be crowned labor day weekend at AMF  Garden City.

The Super Tournament drew an amazing crowd of 400 entries plus 68 desperado entries. There were 61 finalists plus another 39 cashers (100 total-almost a 1 in 2 ratio) all sharing in a $24,350 prize fund. Cut scores were low on the custom pattern ranging from 621-660. High series was shot by Dominique Calhoun with a 770 (Sunday 4pm.) There were 61 women entries with 12 advancing to the finals. There were 4 wildcard winners: So Young Chin (1367), Darryl McDuffie (1347), Bill Verni (1319), William Cron (1287.) Total payout for the weekend exceeded $50,000!

LIGBT’s next tournament is a BEAT-THE-BOARD TOURNAMENT at AMF Wantagh on Sunday, June 2nd. For complete results of Super Tournament #5 please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel,  Torch Bowling, Vietri Associates, Billvee Electric, Knockout Ball Cleaner, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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GEORGE WILLIAMS WINS LIGBT TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS

Posted On: May 25, 2019

Babylon, NY: George Williams, Bronx, NY won the prestigious LIGBT Tournament of Champions at AMF Babylon. George shot a 264 to win the $1,500 top prize plus a beautiful crystal trophy. Finishing tied for second with 238’s were Guy Sereno, W. Hempstead, NY and Diane Allen, Fleetwood Station, NY each earning $625. Rounding out the top 4 was Dexter Sapp, Valley Stream, NY with a 186 worth $300.

The final shootout was very exciting as there several lead changes and a surprise ending. Guy, who was giving everyone handicap, started off slow but grabbed the lead with a string of strikes in the middle of the game. George started out with 2 early opens but was within a few pins of Guy due to a late string of strikes and a handicap advantage. When Guy opened in the tenth with a split and George continued his string of strikes the TOC trophy was his!

The TOC had 80 champions compete representing title holders from all 11 seasons. The tournament started with 4 games of qualifying and advanced the top 16 to match play. The cut to make the finals was 928. All 16 finalists were guaranteed a minimum of $150 and after two rounds of matches the final shootout was bowled.

The TOC was a very special event as all 80 bowlers received a champion jersey as part of their entry. The LIGBT produced an event program which listed all of the participant’s titles. The lane pattern used was created by Kegel and was 42 feet in length and featured a 6 to 1 ratio. The total payout for the event was $5,050.

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MANIRAM BASDEO RETURNS TO THE WINNER’S CIRCLE

Posted On: May 20, 2019

Syosset, NY:  Maniram Basdeo, Bronx, NY, won his 5th LIGBT title after a 2-year drought, by defeating Beverly Parker, Brooklyn, NY 272-221 in the final shootout at AMF Syosset. Manriam earned $1,000 for his victory while Beverly took home $500 for second place. Finishing in third with a 216 was Stella Yoo, New York, NY winning $300. Rounding out the top 4 was Darryl McDuffie, Floral Park, NY with a 204 worth $250.

The final 4 consisted of all seniors including 2 women. Maniram was giving handicap to both women but stayed cleaned the entire match to make up the handicap deficit. Beverly kept the match close early, but when Maniram threw a 4 timer starting in the 8th frame, the final outcome was inevitable. Stella bowled well and could have finished second but she opened in the final frame. Darryl, who was giving everyone handicap, also bowled well but couldn’t throw a string of strikes to stay competitive.

The AMF Syosset event drew a nice crowd of 83 entries, advanced 12 bowlers to the finals and cashed another 10 bowlers for $75 (better than 1 in 3.) The total prize fund paid out was $3,750. The cut scores on the Turnpike pattern were very low; 627 & 644. High series of the tournament was shot by our 4th place finisher, Darryl McDuffie, with a 734 in the 3pm squad. The wildcard winner was 3rd place finisher Stella Yoo who shot a six game series of 1309.

LIGBT’s next tournament is our 3-day Super Tournament at AMF Babylon May 24-26. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay; $5,000-$2,500-$1,250-$1,000 with 1 in 4 bowlers cashing each squad. To view the final 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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JOE EVERS GRABS 1ST TITLE IN SHOCKING FASHION!

Posted On: May 06, 2019
Will Vidulich Scratch Champion

Farmingdale, NY:  Joe Evers, a 41 year old food service manager from Islip Terrace, NY, won the $1,500 top prize at LIGBT’s House Shot Championship at Farmingdale Lanes. Joe earned his first LIGBT title by defeating Mike Nenna, Tobyhanna, PA 238-237 in the final shootout. While Mike earned $750 for second, finishing third was Scott Gray, East Meadow, NY with a 207 worth $500. Rounding out the top 4 was Deon Taitte, Amityville, NY with a 170 worth $300.

The handicap final shootout started out slow as all 4 bowlers had an open by the 5th frame. Joe missed a 1 pin spare in the third frame but overcame the error by throwing the next 4 out of 5 strikes. Mike had a missed spare in the 4th frame but followed that with the next 4 out of 5 strikes. The match came down to the final frame with Joe and Mike within 3 pins of each other. When Joe opened in the 10th he thought he gave the victory away. All Mike needed was a mark but he missed a makeable spare to give a stunned Joe his first LIGBT title.

The Farmingdale event drew a good crowd of 124 entries (103 handicap/21 scratch), advanced 15 bowlers to the handicap finals plus cashed another 11 for $80 (better than 1 in 3.) The total handicap prize fund paid out was $5,830 with all finalists earning at least $150. There was also a scratch prize list which paid out $1,190 to 4 bowlers. The winner of the scratch shootout, worth $500, was Will Vidulich, Montville, NJ with a wonderful 280. Will defeated 2nd place finisher Scott Kampf ($360) who shot a 266 and 3rd place finisher Justin Kampf ($250) who shot a 255.

High series of the handicap tournament was shot by Robert Grieb, Deer Park, NY with an 857 in the 3pm squad. The wildcard winner was Tyger Folmar, Miramar, FL with a 1403 six-game series. One woman was added to the finals; Emily Collazo, East Meadow, NY with a 674 series at 5pm.    

LIGBT’s next tournament is a sport shot event at AMF Syosset on Sunday, May 19th (1pm & 3pm).  Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,000 & $500 with 1 in 4 per squad cashing.  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, and ManyStylesOfBowling.com.

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JACK CHAN FINALLY CAPTURES HIS FIRST LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: April 29, 2019
Champion Jack Chan and
Herrill Mgr Cynthia Verderosa

New Hyde Park, NY:  Jack Chan, a 58 year old Business Analyst from New York City, won the $1,000 top prize at LIGBT’s sport shot event at Herrill Lanes. Jack earned his first LIGBT title (it took him 4 years and over 50 events) by defeating Alex Henry 249-243 in the final shootout. While Alex earned $500 for second, finishing third was Stanley Waite, Dover, DE with a 196 worth $300. Rounding out the top 4 was Hari Soedarmasto, Levittown, NY with a 192 worth $250. All 4 shootout bowlers were looking for their first LIGBT title.

Jack started the final shootout with a 34 pin handicap advantage. He needed almost every pin as he started the final match with 2 opens in his first 4 frames. But Jack was a man on a mission and threw 5 strikes in his next 6 frames to hold off a late charging Alex who threw six strikes in his last 7 frames. Alex could have won his first title if he threw a double in the tenth. He got the first one but came in light on his second shot. Stanley was the only shootout bowler to throw a clean game (no opens) but he couldn’t throw a double. Hari bowled well but three opens made it hard for him to get his first LIGBT trophy.

The Herrill event drew a good crowd of 95 entries, advanced 13 bowlers to the finals plus cashed another 13 for $75 (better than 1 in 3.) The total prize fund paid out was $4,375 with all finalists earning at least $150. The cut scores on the Stockholm pattern were:  670 & 687. High series of the tournament was shot by Rocco Furano III, Portchester, NY with an 802 in the 1pm squad. The wildcard winner was 3rd place finisher Stanley Waite with a 1368. One woman was added to the finals; Dianna Slaughter, Hempstead, NY with a 710 series at 3pm.    

LIGBT’s next tournament is our House Shot Championships at Farmingdale Lanes. This 3 squad event will take place on Sunday, May 5th (1pm-3pm-5pm) and feature 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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CURTIS HETMEYER WINS LIGBT SPRING MAJOR

Posted On: April 15, 2019

Garden City, NY:  Curtis Hetmeyer, a 51 year old senior aid and super from Brooklyn, NY won the $3,000 top prize at LIGBT’s Spring Major held at AMF Garden City. Curtis earned his second LIGBT title (first sport shot title) by defeating Sunny Yee, Flushing, NY 246-222 in the final shootout. While Sunny earned $1,500 for second, finishing third was Anthony Fusco, W. Hempstead, NY with a 215 worth $800. Rounding out the top 4 was Maniram Basdeo, Bronx, NY with a 211 worth $600.

The Spring Major shootout was dominated by Curtis as he threw 7 strikes in his first 8 frames. The only bowler in the shootout that kept the pressure on Curtis was Sunny Yee who marked in her first 8 frames. But when she opened her last 2 frames Curtis’ first major title became reality. Anthony, who was giving everyone pins, didn’t throw a double until the 7th frame forcing him to finish in 3rd. Maniram had 2 opens in his first 5 frames which he could never recover from. 

The AMF Garden City event drew a great crowd of 313 entries (including 34 desperado entries), advanced 53 bowlers to the finals and paid out $15,190. The cut scores on the “Athens” pattern were low and ranged from 656 to 678. High series of the tournament was shot by Timothy Lau, Albertson, NY with a 742 in the Friday, 10pm squad. There were 2 wildcard winners. The Friday night wildcard was won by Rafael Ongjoco, Babylon, NY with a 1322 six game series and the Sunday wildcard was won by Dexter Sapp, Valley Stream, NY with a 1294. Women bowled well all weekend with 8 advancing to the finals.    

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-squad sport shot tournament at Herrill Lanes on Sunday, April 28th (1pm & 3pm.) Top prizes are guaranteed at $1,000-$500-$300-$250 with 1 in 4 cashing each squad. To view the final results of the AMF Garden City Spring 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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