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Alex Cavagnaro and John Isopo are LIGBT Champions

Posted On: March 23, 2009

March 23, 2009
Syosset, NY: The Long Island Generations Bowling Tour (LIGBT) continued its amazing growth with an event at AMF Sheridan. A total of 115 bowlers, a sold out field, competed for over $8,000 in prizes. The winner of the scratch event was Alex Cavagnaro of Lindenhurst, NY earning $1,000 and the 205 & under champion was John Isopo of N. Babylon winning $500.
Alex, one of the great young bowlers on Long Island, averaged 240 in qualifying on the Chameleon PBA Pattern. Alex started off slow but finished with games of 258 and 279 to become the squad leader and seeded into the final shootout. Joining Alex as a seed in the final shootout was the top senior qualifier, Steve Sckalor of Massapequa, NY who lead all seniors with an 841 4-game series. The cut score to make the finals was 903 for the under division and 834 for the senior division.
For Alex to win the championship he had to defeat 3 other bowlers in a one game shootout. Alex did not allow the competition to even get into the match as he started out with the first 8 strikes on his way to a 279 game. Finishing second, with a 234 was the high senior bowler, Steve Sckalor who earned $600. Third place and earning $400 was Eric Cornog of Cherry Hill, NJ shooting a 211 and finishing fourth was the top female Julie Maritrano of New York City who took home $300 with a 190.
In the 205 & under tournament history was made as the LIGBT had its first repeat champion. John Isopo won his first LIGBT event at Bowl Long in February. His second victory did not come as easy as John opened his last 3 frames to squeeze out a victory over Puntep Bhayakaporn of NYC 230-227. The third bowler in the shootout was Diana Cardinali from Rocky Point, NY who rolled a very nice 214. Puntep earned $300 for his second place finish while Diana took home $200.

The next LIGBT event will be held at East Islip Lanes on Sunday, April 19th. This event, which should attract a very large entry count, will start at noon so the Sunday night leagues will not be interfered with. Details of the East Islip event will be announced shortly on For additional LIGBT information please visit or call our tournament hotline; 1.877.900.6464.

Final Results – AMF Sheridan
LIGBT Event #7 – March 22, 2009
Scratch Event

Championship Shootout
Lindenhurst, NY
2. Steve Sckalor (ss)  
3. Eric Cornog
Cherry Hill, NJ
4. Julie Martirano (f)
New York, NY
Round 2
5. Chris Paroly
Plainview, NY
6. Mike Dioguardo(s)
Patchogue, NY
Round 1
7. Jay Marine
Selden, NY
8. Rob Grexner
Douglaston, NY
9. Paul Link
Fern Glen, PA
10. Ian Lang
Bellrose, NY
Additional Cashers
11. Doug Feldman
Huntington, NY
12. Jame Wallace
Hicksville, NY
13. Ed Hawkins
Bayshore, NY
14. Adam Frank (ss)
Dix Hills, NY

 (s) Senior (50-59) - (ss) Super Senior (60+) – (f) Female
Final Matches
Championship Shootout
Alex Cavagnaro 279-Steve Sckalor 234-Eric Cornog 211-Julianne Maritrano 190
Round 2
Eric Cornog def Mike Diguardo 289-192
Julianne Maritrano def Chris Paroly 279-204
Round 1
Mike Dioguardo def Jay Marine 236-212
Eric Cornog def Paul Link 205-192
Chris Paroly def Ian Lang 217-212
Julianne Martirano def Rob Grexner 215-214
205 & Under Event
Finalists                                           (*3 games + series + bonus pins)

Championship Shootout
1. John Isopo
N. Babylon, NY
2. Puntep Bhayakaporn
New York, NY
3. Diana Cardinali
Rocky Point, NY
Round 2
4. Tom Cully Jr.
Valley Stream, NY
5. Patrick Mahurin
N. Massapequa, NY
Round 1
6. Robert Bader
Holtsville, NY
7. Robert Smith
Flushing, NY
8. Gale Calca
Elmont, NY
9. William Stahlman
N. Babylon, NY
Additional Cashers
10.Redy Bugaoan
Massapequa, NY
11. Cynthia Guarino
Elmont, NY
12. Angelo DeSena
Brooklyn, NY
13. Carmine Leonardi
Patchogue, NY
14. Steve Madonna
Plainview, NY

Final Matches (all scores include handicap-no bonus pins in finals)
Championship Shootout
John Isopo 230-Puntep Bhayakaporn 227- Diana Cardinali 214
Round 2
Daina Cardinali def Patrick Mahurin 254-195
John Isopo def Tom Cully Jr. 206-198
Round 1
Diana Cardinali def William Stahlman 223-205
Patrick Mahurin def Robert Bader 200-192
John Isopo def Robert Smith 248-203
Tom Cully Jr. def Gale Calca 223-210
Side Pots
Scratch Event
High Game Pots: 1st $80/2nd $45
Game 1: Chris Forry 288/Brian Ziessig 245
Game 2: Ian Lang 264/Justin Warhol 233
Game 3: Rob Grexner 300/Alex Cavagnaro 258
Game 4: Alex Cavagnaro 279/Bill Beck 279 (tie)
Squad Leader: 1st $300/2nd $130
1.      Alex Cavagnaro 962 
2.      Jay Marine 947
205 & Ender Event
High Game Pots: 1st $40/2nd $15
(Handicap included in scores)
Game 1: Gale Calca 239/Diana Cardinali 234
Game 2: Diana Cardinali 227/Jennifer Christopher 223    
Game 3: Robert Bader 242/ Puntep Bhayakaporn 237
Squad Leader: 1st 80/2nd $30
  1. Robert Bader 649
  2. Redy Bugaoan 614

Adam Frank Wins LIGBT Championship at Bowl Long Island

Posted On: March 18, 2009

February 15, 2009
Patchogue, NY: In one of the lowest scoring tournaments in LIGBT’s brief history Adam Frank of Dix Hills, NY won $1,000 by shooting a mere 179. To earn his first LIGBT title Adam had to defeat Fabrizio Cerutti of Plainview, NY (176) and Guy Sereno of Ridgewood, NY (160). Fabrizio earned $600 for his gutsy performance while Guy took home $300 for his third place finish.
The LIGBT event at Bowl Long Island started out with free BowlerMap sessions to help LIGBT members improve their game. Who would have predicted that shot making would be at a premium for this event. Although some entrants may have been a little frustrated it was refreshing to see a “200 average” for the day make money. The cut scores to make the finals were under 200 for both the under and senior divisions.
In the 205 and under tournament John Isopo from N. Babylon, NY defeated Cynthia Zagorski of Lindenhurst, NY 226-159 (including handicap and bonus pins). John, a first year league bowler who averages 139 at AMF Babylon earned $400 while Cynthia, a tournament veteran, took home $200. Candice Purcell, Westport, CT and Megan Kase, Deer Park, NY rounded out the top 4 and both earned $150.
The 205 & under event continues to expand and this tournament was dominated by women—quite appropriate for Valentine’s Day Weekend. Over 20 new members joined the 205 & under group at The Bowl Long Island tournament.
Total payout for LIGBT’s fifth event of the year exceeded $10,000 when including all of the side action. Our next event is scheduled for AMF Garden City Bowl on Sunday, March 8th and quickly followed up with an event at AMF Sheridan Lanes on Sunday, March 22nd. Final Note: For the second event in a row the scratch champion was a Super Senior.  


BOWL LONG ISLAND – February 15, 2009

205 & Under Results

1.      John Isopo                   N. Babylon, NY            670*    $400

2.      Cynthia Zagorski         Lindenhurst, NY           621      $200

3.      Candice Purcell           Westport, CT               634      $150

4.      Megan Kase                Deer Park, NY              606      $150

5.      Tom Cully                    Valley Stream, NY       582      $100

6.      James Montuori          Bayshore, NY               598      $100

7.      Morris Jackson            Massapequa, NY         584      $100

8.      Donna Bertuglia          Dix Hills, NY                614      $75

9.      Gary Crescent             Bluepoint, NY              609      $75

10.  John Garofala              Shirley, NY                   590      $75

11.  Jennifer Christopher    Kings Park, NY             582      $75

* Qualifying series includes handicap and bonus pins.


Round 1

Tom Cully def. Donna Bertuglia 187 to 172

Megan Kase def. Jennifer Christopher 187-187 (24 to 18)

Morris Jackson def. Gary Crescent 223 to 171

James Montuori def. John Garofola 233 to 189

Round 2

Candice Purcell def. Tom Cully 190 to 140

Cynthia Zagorski def. Morris Jackson 201 to 186

Megan Kase def. James Montuori 236 to 184

Round 3

John Isopo def. Megan Kase 238 to 182

Cynthia Zagorski def. Candice Purcell 217 to 205

Final Match

John Isopo def. Cynthia Zagorski 226 to 159


Scratch Results

1.      Adam Frank (SS)          Dix Hills, NY                976      $1,000

2.      Fabrizio Cerutti            Plainview, NY              995      $600

3.      Guy Sereno                  Ridgewood, NY            1101    $300

4.      Stephen Gregg            Yapank, NY                  1143    $250

5.      John Ripple                  Islip, NY                       1104    $250

6.      David Sulzer                Holbrook, NY               1000    $250

7.      Jeremy Schaffer           Lindenhurst, NY           1062    $200

8.      Justin Warhol              Sound Beach, NY         1000    $200

9.      Steve Sckalor (SS)        Massapequa, NY         976      $200

10.  Chris Pisino (S)                        Mastic, NY                   975      $200

11.  John Conroy                 Mahopac, NY               1052    $150

12.  Bill Gardner                 Centereach, NY           1028    $150

13.  Ross Klein                   Glen Cove, NY             1022    $150

14.  Adam Sher                   Commack, NY              1011    $150

15.  Frank Spano (S)           Brentwood, NY            960      $150

(S) Senior   (SS) Super Senior


Round 1

Jeremy Schaffer def. Frank Spano 210-172

Chris Pisino def. John Conroy 189-189 (39-26)

Fabrizio Cerutti def. Bill Gardner 217-165

David Sulzer def. Ross Klein 191-177

Justin Warhol def. Adam Sher 183-180


Round 2

John Ripple def. Chris Pisino 223-199

Guy Sereno def. Steve Sckalor 234-172


Record Turnout at AMF Garden City

Posted On: March 18, 2009

March 9, 2009
Syosset, NY: The Long Island Generations Bowling Tour (LIGBT) continued its amazing growth with an event at AMF Garden City. A total of 140 bowlers, largest ever for the LIGBT, competed for over $10,000 in prizes. The winner of the scratch event was Brian Soto of Kew Gardens, earning $1,250 and the 205 & under champion was Antoinette Licata of Elmont winning $500. With Brian winning, it broke the streak of senior champions that had previously won the past two LIGBT events.
Brian bowled great all day, averaging 219 which positioned him 3rd in qualifying and earned him a bye in the finals. Top qualifier and earning two byes was John Conroy of Mahopac, who averaged 228 and finished runner up to Brian. John earned $700 for his second place finish. The top senior qualifiers were Joe Congliaro of Valley Stream (2 byes) who lead with a 1096 series and Adam Frank, a super senior, who received 1 bye in the finals with a 1056 qualifying series. The highest women qualifier was Amanda Fagan of Patchogue who advanced to the finals with a 985 series.
Brian’s road to the title started in round 2 of the finals where he defeated senior bowler Mark Fordin of Oceanside, 206-181. In round 3 Brian continued his winning ways by beating Nick Lalner of Elmont, 203-158. In the semi-finals Brian was lucky to advance as Patrick Sullivan Jr., who traveled from Darien, CT, opened in the 10th frame to lose to Brian 225-223. Patrick earned $400 but the long drive home had to be tough.
In the championship match Brian met the top qualifier John Conroy and they both started out with 5 strikes. But Brian continued his string as John made a couple of spares and at the end Brian defeated John 259-233. Considering the scores were fairly low all day (it only took a 209 average to make the cut in the under division and 206 in the senior division) the final match was well bowled by both players. Total prize fund paid out in the finals was $6,150, with LIGBT adding $500 due to the great turnout and to show its appreciation to the bowlers.
In the 205 & under tournament history was made as the final shootout consisted of 3 women. In the final shootout Antoineete Licata just got by qualifying leader Donna Bertuglia of Dix Hills, by 6 pins shooting 232 to Donna’s 226 (includes handicap.) Antoinette earned $500 and a beautiful trophy for her win while Donna took home $300 for her fine second place finish. Finishing third in the shootout was Jennifer Christopher of Kings Park who rolled a 183 and earned $200.  
The 205 & under event attracted 60 entries with a total of 15 players advancing to the finals. Scoring for the day was challenging but playable as Donna Bertuglia lead with a fine 681 series. To advance to the finals it took at 606 series with handicap and bonus pins. Total payout in the finals was $2,150.

The next LIGBT event will be held at AMF Sheridan on Sunday, March 22nd. Due to limited lanes and time this event will run with a new format. All guarantees will still be paid and the 1 in 4 cashing ratio will also be in effect. Details of the Sheridan event will be announced shortly on For additional LIGBT information please visit or call our tournament hotline; 1.877.900.6464.

Final Results – AMF Garden City

LIGBT Event #6 – March 8, 2009


Scratch Event




Kew Gardens
2. John Conroy
3. Patrick Sullivan Jr.
Darien, CT
4. Justin Warhol
Sound Beach
5. Chun Bae
6. Joe Conigliaro (s)
Valley Stream
7. Nick Kalner
8. Jay Marine
9. John Rizzi
S. Huntington
10. Anthony Pepe
11. Adam Frank (ss)
Dix Hills
12. Ian Lang
13. Mark Fordin (s)


Posted On: March 18, 2009

The LIGBT’s next event will be Sunday, March 22nd at AMF Sheridan. It is necessary to adjust our regular format due to the fact there will only be 32 lanes available and the tournament must end by 6pm due to a full house of Sunday night leagues. AMF Sheridan is a great bowling center at a great location (just off all of the major highways.) Some of the format changes, if liked by the members, may be continued at future LIGBT events.
AMF Sheridan Formats
Scratch Division
  • Maximum of 66* bowlers (no more than 3 bowlers to a lane)
  • 4 games of qualifying- separate qualifying for Under and Senior Division
  • 1 in 6 advance per division to the finals (a maximum of 10 bowlers)
  • 1 in 4 will cash for $100
  • If there is a full field (66) 11th place will earn $200 but not advance to the finals
  • All finalists will be guaranteed to earn double their money ($200)
  • Top Under & Senior guaranteed in final shootout (minimum $400 w/full field)
  • Finals; 1 game matches until 2 are left plus the 2 division squad leaders
  • Final 4 will bowl a 1 game match on the same lanes to determine top 4 places
  • Maximum # of rounds in the finals is 3
  • All matches in the finals will be based on qualifying series
205 & under Division
  • Maximum of 50* bowlers (no more than 5 bowlers to a lane)
  • 3 games of qualifying with handicap and bonus pins
  • 1 in 6 will advance to the finals and guaranteed $100 (double your money!)
  • Top bowler seeded in final shootout match
  • 1 in 4 will cash for $50
  • Finals; 1 game matches (with handicap/no bonus pins) until 2 or 3 bowlers are left
  • Final match will be a 1 game shootout on the same pair of lanes with either 3 or 4 bowlers. High game with handicap will determine top 3 or 4 spots.
  • All final matches will be based on qualifying series (with handicap & bonus pins)
  • Maximum # of rounds in the finals is 3
*If a division does not use their allotted lanes the max of the other division can increase.
AMF Sheridan Prize Funds with Full Fields
Scratch Division (66 entries)                         205 & Under Division (50 entries)
  1. $1,000                                                                         1. $500
  2. $   600                                                                         2. $250           
  3. $   500                                                                         3. $200
  4. $   400                                                                    4-5. $125 each    
 5-6.    $   300 each                                                             6-9. $100 each   
7-10.    $   200 each                                                         10-12. $ 50 each   
    11.   $   200
12-16. $   100 each