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MICHAEL DELILLO WINS HIS FIRST LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: December 06, 2021

Wantagh, NY: Michael Delillo, a 47-year-old left-hander from Levittown, NY, won LIGBT’s latest sport shot tournament at AMF Wantagh. Mike’s first LIGBT title became reality when he defeated defending AMF Wantagh champion Eddie Eng, Flushing, NY, 227-220 in the final shootout. Mike earned $1,000 for his victory while Eddie took home $600 for his second-place finish. Also competing in the final shootout was third place finisher Charlie Rembert, Floral Park, NY, earning $400 with a 219. Fourth place went to Zachary Koffsky, W. Islip, NY with a 204 worth $300.

The final shootout was an exciting match as all 4 competitors had a shot at the title going into the last 2 frames. When Michael tripled in frames 8-10 it forced Eddie to double in the 10th to win. Eddie threw the first strike but left a split on his second shot to settle for the runner-up position. Charlie threw a triple in the last 2 frames to move up to third place. Zach, who tripled in frames 6-8, controlled his own destiny but he opened the last 2 frames to finish 4th.

The LIGBT 2-squad sport shot tournament drew a wonderful fall crowd of 100 entries, paid out $4,960 in prize money, and had 25 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action awarded an additional $6,145 bringing the total event payout to $11,105. Cut scores to cash on the 43-foot pattern were 668 at 1pm and 683 at 3pm. The wildcard winner, which is the highest 6-game series by a non-finalist, was Max Thomas, N. Babylon, NY with a 1310. The two squad leaders were Johannes Schulz at 1pm with a 771 and Ryon Lee with a 777 at 3pm.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 4-person team event at Levittown Lanes on Saturday, December 11th. To view the results of the AMF Wantagh event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, Vietri Associates, and ManyStylesOfBowling.com.

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JAMES MARINELLI, SUN KIM, & SAM FARBER THANKSGIVING MAJOR CHAMPIONS!

Posted On: November 29, 2021

Garden City, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran a 3-event Thanksgiving weekend major at AMF Garden City and crowned 3 champions. The winner of the 49 & under handicap tournament was James Marinelli, S. Hempstead, NY. The winner of the senior handicap event was Sun Kim, Flushing, NY. The scratch champion was Sam Farber, Merrick, NY.

The 49 & under division champion, James Marinelli, earned the $1,000 top prize by qualifying with an 801 series in the Sunday, 11am squad. In the final shootout James defeated Nick Troy, Aquebogue, NY, 262-243 to grab his first LIGBT title. While Nick earned $675 for second, finishing in 3rd was Charlie Rembert, Floral Park, NY with a 230 worth $425. Rounding out the top 5 was 4th place finisher 15-year-old Nolan Herron, Fairfield, CT who earned a $300 scholarship with a 228 and 5th place finisher Carolyn Willis, Bethpage, NY who shot a 224 to earn $250.  

The 50 & over senior champion, Sun Kim, earned the $1,000 top prize by qualifying with a 743 series in the finals squad of the tournament. In the final shootout Sun defeated Curtis Hetmeyer, Brooklyn, NY 291-274 to grab his 4th LIGBT title in 6 years. While Curtis earned $675 for second, finishing in 3rd was Pak Wong, New York, NY with a 267 worth $450. Rounding out the top five was 4th place finisher Scott Teitler, Patchogue, NY with a 252 worth $350 and 5th went to Darryl McDuffie, Melville NY with a 243 worth $250.

The scratch champion, Sam Farber, earned the $700 top prize by qualifying with a 715 series in the Friday 10pm squad. In the final shootout Sam defeated Joshua Roca, New Hyde Park, NY 279-227 in a dominating performance. While Joshua earned $400 for second place, finishing in 3rd was Darryl McDuffie with a 223 worth $300. Rounding out the top 4 was Jacob Gaddam, Modesto, CA with a 217 worth $250.  

The LIGBT Thanksgiving Major drew 254 total entries, cashed 70 spots, and had an event payout of $13,950 (with $1,500 added by the LIGBT.) The side action paid out an additional $10,500 bringing the total event payout to $24,450.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a sport shot event at AMF Wantagh on Sunday, December 5th. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, Vietri Associates, and ManyStylesOfBowling.com

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SUN KIM WINS HALLOWEEN SPORT SHOT EVENT

Posted On: November 01, 2021

E. Meadow, NY: Sun Kim, a 54-year-old sushi chef from Flushing, NY won LIGBT’s sport shot tournament at AMF E. Meadow. Sun won his 2nd LIGBT title by defeating Jong Bo Shim, Fresh Meadows, NY, 260-216 in the final shootout. Sun earned $1,000 for his victory while Jong Bo took home $500 for 2nd place. Finishing in third was Joe LaBargo, Bayside, NY with a 212 worth $300 and fourth went to Monica McMillan, E. Elmhurst, NY with a 182 worth $250. 

The final shootout was dominated by Sun as he threw 5 strikes in a row starting in the third frame to take control of the match. The real competition was for 2nd place where Joe needed a double in the 10th frame to secure the runner-up position. But a stoned 10 pin gave Jong Bo second place and Joe settled for third. Monica, making her first TV finals, started with a strike but couldn’t fill frames and finished fourth.

The LIGBT 2-squad Halloween sport shot tournament drew a total of 47 entries, paid out $3,320 in prize money, and advanced 13 bowlers to the finals. Over $900 was added by the LIGBT to insure a solid prize fund. The side action awarded an additional $2,030 bringing the total event payout to $5,350. Cut scores to cash on the Kegel Broadway 37-foot pattern were 705 at 1pm and 673 at 3pm. The wildcard winner, which is the highest 6-game series by a non-finalist, was shot by Maniram Basdeo, Bronx NY with a 1309.

 

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Timothy Smith Jr., Pak Wong, Kyle Perillo, LEVITTOWN HOUSE SHOT CHAMPIONS

Posted On: October 25, 2021

Levittown, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran a 3-event house shot Mini-Marathon at Levittown Lanes and crowned three great champions. The winner of the lower average handicap event was Pak Wong, New York, NY.  The winner of the upper average handicap event was youth bowler Timothy Smith Jr., W. Islip, NY. The 3rd champion was the scratch winner, youth bowler Kyle Perillo, Nesconset, NY. Each event featured 4-games with total wood determining the final position.

Pak Wong won the lower average handicap event with a 4-game total of 1042, worth $600. Finishing 30 pins behind, with a 1012 series, was Tayo Farinu, Cambria Heights, NY earning $300. A total of 27 bowlers competed in this division which paid out a prize fund of $1,620 to 7 different cashers. It took a 963 series to cash in the lower average handicap event.

Timothy Smith Jr. won the upper average handicap event with a 4-game total of 1056, worth $600 in SMART scholarship. Finishing in second place, with a 1043 series, was Darcy Monroe, E. Meadow, NY earning $300. A total of 25 bowlers competed in this division which paid out $1,505 to 6 different cashers. It took a 949 series to cash in the upper average handicap event.

Kyle Perillo won the scratch event with a 963 series (240 average) worth $485 in SMART scholarship. Finishing in 2nd place was Darcy Monroe with a 927 series worth $250. Rounding out the top 3, with a 924, was Timothy Smith Jr. with a 924 worth $125 in SMART scholarship. The scratch event attracted 16 entries and paid out a $960 prize fund to 4 different cashers. It took an 898 series to cash in the scratch tournament.

The LIGBT Mini-Marathon at AMF E. Meadow drew 68 entries, paid out $4,085 in prize money, and had 17 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action paid out an additional $3,940 bringing the total event payout to $8,025.  

LIGBT’s next event is a 2-squad sport shot event at AMF E. Meadow; Sunday, October 31st (1pm & 3pm.) To view the results of the Levittown event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, Vietri Associates, and ManyStylesOfBowling.com.

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EDDIE ENG WINS HIS 3RD LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: October 18, 2021

Wantagh, NY: Eddie Eng, a 58-year-old right-hander from Flushing, NY, won LIGBT’s sport shot tournament at AMF Wantagh. Eddie’s third title, but first one in 8 years, became reality when he defeated Eddie Cintron, Laurelton, NY 253-225 in the final shootout. Eddie Eng earned $1,000 for his victory while Eddie Cintron took home $500 for his second-place finish.

The final shootout had 6 competitors all surviving a tough Middle Road pattern. Rounding out the top 6 was third place finisher Kyle Lathan, Bronx, NY with a 216 worth $300, 4th went to Utrice Coleman, Deer Park, NY with a 213 earning her $250, 5th went to Sang Hyub Oh, Fresh Meadows, NY with a 207 worth $225 and 6th place went to Tyger Folmar, Queens, NY with a 178 earning him $200.

The final shootout was an exciting match as the top 4 were within 6 pins of each other going into the last 2 frames. Eddie Eng, who struggled early, finished with 6 strikes in a row to capture the victory. Eddie Cintron converted a spare in the final frame to secure second place. Utrice bowled great but a few late opens cost her the title. Sang Hyub Oh had the early lead but a couple of late splits dashed his title hopes. Kyle bowled well but couldn’t get the double he needed to grab the title. Tyger, who was giving everyone handicap and the only lefty in the shootout, could not string the strikes he needed to win the tournament.

The LIGBT 2-squad sport shot tournament drew a nice fall crowd of 73 entries, paid out $3,595 in prize money, and had 19 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action awarded an additional $3,625 bringing the total event payout to $7,220. Cut scores to cash on the Middle Road 39-foot pattern were 662 at 1pm and 670 at 3pm. The wildcard winner, which is the highest 6-game series by a non-finalist, was shot by Joe Ferraiolo, W. Islip, NY with a 1355.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 1-squad house shot event at Levittown Lanes on Sunday, October 24th. To view the results of the AMF Wantagh event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, Vietri Associates, and ManyStylesOfBowling.com.

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MERCI HARDEN, KENNY HAYES JR., & LEON KESSEE JR. TRIO CHAMPIONS AT AMF GARDEN CITY

Posted On: October 09, 2021

Garden City, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran a special trio’s tournament at AMF Garden City. The winning team, with a 4-game total of 3,200 worth $2,100, was Merci Harden, Elmont, NY, Kenny Hayes Jr., Brooklyn, NY and Leon Kessee Jr., Hempstead, NY. Finishing in 2nd place with a 3,132 total, and earning $1,050, was the team of Joe Novara, Staten Island, NY, Danny Santiago, Bronx, NY, and John Weiss, Shirley, NY.

The LIGBT teamed up with House Shot Heroes to create this special Trio’s Challenge. Each team had to consist of at least one senior (50+) and one scratch bowler. A nice crowd of 28 teams (84 bowlers) competed at AMF Garden City with a total of 5 teams cashing (1 in 6.) 

Scoring on the house shot was good with one perfect game bowled: Max Thomas, N. Babylon, NY. Twone Williams, Laurelton, NY shot a 299 leaving a 10 pin on his last ball. To cash in the team event, you had to shoot 3,103. The total payout of the main event was $4,560. The side action paid out an additional $10,940. Total payout for the day was $15,500.

The LIGBT will be running a 4-person “Quads” handicap tournament on Saturday, December 11th at Levittown Lanes. Any 4 bowlers can compete together as this is a handicap tournament with a team max of 880. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, Vietri Associates, and ManyStylesOfBowling.com.

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DEVON JOHNSON WINS HIS FIRST LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: September 27, 2021

New Hyde Park, NY: Devon Johnson, Brooklyn, NY, is a man with great patience. He joined the LIGBT in 2010 and had bowled 90 tournaments without a victory but many cashes. The 62-year-old right-hander finally broke through to the winner’s circle in his 91st event at Herrill Lanes. Devon defeated 2nd place finishers Tayo Farinu, Cambia Heights, NY and Abel David, Franklin Square, NY 225-204 to earn the $1,000 top prize. Tayo and Abel both earned $425 for their second-place finish. Rounding out the top 4 was Paige Sztabnik, Cold Spring Harbor, NY with a 181 worth $250.

The final shootout was an exciting match as 3 of the competitors had a shot at the title going into the final frame. Devon, who was giving handicap to the other 3 competitors, had the lead most of shootout but when he opened in the 9th frame it gave Tayo and Abel a shot at the title. Tayo opened in the final frame and Abel could not double giving Devon his well-deserved victory.

The LIGBT 2-squad sport shot tournament drew a wonderful fall crowd of 90 entries, paid out $4,410 in prize money, and had 24 bowlers go to the cashing window (1 in 3.75.) The side action awarded an additional $4,225 bringing the total event payout to $8,635. Cut scores to cash on the PBA Mark Roth 42-foot pattern were 672 at 1pm and 673 at 3pm. The wildcard winner, which is the highest 6-game series by a non-finalist, was shot by Pak Wong, New York, NY with a 1338.

LIGBT’s next tournament is at AMF Garden City on Saturday, October 9th. This will be a special Trio’s challenge featuring a $3,000 top prize. 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 ManyStylesOfBowling.com.

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JOE FERRAIOLO, MAX THOMAS, & BRIAN BECKTOLD AMF E. MEADOW CHAMPIONS!

Posted On: September 19, 2021

E. Meadow, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran a 3-event house shot Mini-Marathon at AMF E. Meadow and crowned three great champions. The winner of the lower average handicap event was Joe Ferraiolo, W. Islip, NY.  The winner of the upper average handicap event was Max Thomas, Babylon, NY. The 3rd champion was the scratch winner Brian Becktold, Glen Cove, NY. Each event featured 4-games with total wood determining the final position

Joe Ferraiolo won the lower average handicap event with a 4-game total of 1112, worth $750. Finishing just 3 pins behind, with an 1109 series, was Sang Hyub Oh, Fresh Meadows, NY earning $400. A total of 37 bowlers competed in this division which paid out a prize fund of $2,310 to 10 different cashers. It took a 988 series to cash in the lower average handicap event.

Max Thomas won the upper average handicap event with a 4-game total of 1065, worth $750. Finishing in second place, with a 1037 series, was Darryl McDuffie, Floral Park, NY earning $400. A total of 36 bowlers competed in this division which paid out $2,310 to 9 different cashers. It took a 988 series to cash in the upper average handicap event.

Brian Becktold won the scratch event with a 978 series (244 average) worth $550. Finishing in 2nd place, just 9 pins behind Brian, was Max Thomas with a 969 series worth $300. Rounding out the top 3, with a 964, was Nick DeFazio, W. Islip, NY with a 964 worth $250. The scratch event attracted 30 entries and paid out a $1,820 prize fund to 8 different cashers. It took an 898 series to cash in the scratch tournament.

The LIGBT Mini-Marathon at AMF E. Meadow drew a record September crowd of 103 entries, paid out $6,440 in prize money, and had 25 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action paid out an additional $5,880 bringing the total event payout to $12,320.  

LIGBT’s next event is a 2-squad sport shot event at Herrill Lanes; Sunday, September 26th (1pm & 3pm.) To view the results of the AMF E. Meadow event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, Vietri Associates, and ManyStylesOfBowling.com.

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