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LIGBT Proudly Announces A Summer Schedule

Posted On: May 26, 2009

Save the Dates!
Sunday, July 19th at noon
AMF Commack
Sunday, August 9th at noon
AMF Babylon
Sunday, September 13th at 1pm
AMF Garden City

Frank Spano & Alvin Horne are LIGBT East Meadow Champions

Posted On: May 24, 2009

East Meadow, NY: The Long Island Generations Bowling Tour (LIGBT) traveled to AMF East Meadow for its 9th event of the year. A total of 112 bowlers competed for over $8,000 in prizes. The winner of the scratch event was senior bowler Frank Spano of Brentwood, NY earning $1,000 and the 205 & under champion was Alvin Horne of Coram, NY winning $500.
The scoring pace at East Meadow was challenging as the PBA Cheetah pattern was used. It only took a 209 average in the under group, and a 204 average in the senior division, to advance to the elimination finals. Frank Spano was up to the challenge as he lead all seniors with a 1058 series (212 average.) The qualifying leader for the 49 and under group was Amanda Fagan with an 1125 (225 average.) Both qualifying leaders were seeded into the final shootout.
Despite the tough scoring conditions the shootout was exciting and went down to the final frame. Going into the tenth three bowlers had a chance to win the $1,000 top prize. Frank Spano earned his first LIGBT title by striking on his first ball in the tenth and shooting a “clean” 234. Finishing a close second (227) was LIGBT perennial finalist John Conroy of Mahopac, NY. John earned $700 while the third place finisher, Bill Beck, Ronkonkoma, NY (225) took home $400. Rounding out the top 5 was Anthony Pepe, of Queens, NY (213)- $350 and qualifying leader Amanda Fagan, Patchogue, NY (183)- $300. 
The 205 and under tournament also had a great finish. The Championship Shootout was an exciting battle among 4 bowlers. Making his first LIGBT finals appearance was eventual champion Alvin Horne of Coram, NY. Alvin had the early lead but two opens in frames 6 and 7 let two of the finalists with a chance to win the tournament. But Alvin was determined to win the title and the $500 and he struck from 8th frame on to finish with a 227.
Despite Alvin’s great finish Diana Cardinali of Rocky Point, NY needed to throw a strike and nine plus convert the spare to win by one pin. Diana threw the first strike but a 6 count on the next ball gave her a second place finish and $300. The third place finisher, Lou Medina of W. Babylon, also had a chance to win if he rolled 3 strikes in the tenth frame. Although he got the first one a seven count on his second ball gave him a third place finish (218) and $200. Finishing fourth was Joette Healy of Yonkers, NY who earned $175 with a 181 game.
The LIGBT’s next stop is on Sunday, June 14th at South Levittown Lanes. Due to the LIGBT’s amazing first season success the Tour will extend its original schedule through the summer. Dates and bowling centers will be announced on soon. For more information please visit our website at or call the tournament office at 1.877.900.6464.

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Bob Shongood & Candice Purcell Win LIGBT Titles at East Islip

Posted On: May 24, 2009

April 19, 2009
East Islip, NY: The Long Island Generations Bowling Tour (LIGBT) traveled to East Islip Lanes for its 8th event of the year. A total of 110 bowlers competed for over $8,000 in prizes. The winner of the scratch event was senior bowler Bob Shongood of Holtsville, NY earning $1,000 and the 205 & under champion was Candice Purcell of Westport, CT winning $500.
The scratch event finals were well represented by East Islip house bowlers. In fact, 5 of the 8 finalists bowl in the host center. This is quite impressive considering the LIGBT attracts bowlers from the tri-state area and the house shot was not used for the tournament. With several other major scratch events running at the same time it was a perfect opportunity to see new faces in the finals.
Bob’s road to his first LIGBT title started with a senior division leading 1133 (226 average) 5-game block. As the high senior bowler Bob was guaranteed in the final shootout and no less than third place. The high 49 & under bowler was Don Hicks of W. Babylon, NY who lead with a tournament high 1236 series (247 average). The third finalist in the shootout was Paul Link of Fern Glen, PA who advanced through 2 rounds of the finals.
The Shootout had a great ending as Bob needed a strike to win the tournament. Bob’s $1,000 payday came true when a tripped 4-7 strike earned him the title with his 237 game. Paul forced Bob to finish strong by throwing 5 consecutive strikes in the final 3 frames for a 236. Paul earned $500 for his runner-up finish while Don took home $300 for his days work. Bob dedicated his victory to two friends and fellow league bowlers who recently passed away, Jack Kasin and Sandy Catalano.
The 205 and under tournament attracted an LIGBT record entry count of 67 bowlers. The 3 game qualifying leader, who also our champion, Candice Purcell earned a bye into the championship shootout with a720 series. The second place qualifier, Alisa Cioffi (670), earned 1 bye in the finals. A total of 11 bowlers advanced to the finals while six more cashed.
The Championship Shootout was an exciting battle among 3 bowlers. To earn her first LIGBT title Candice ($500) struck out from the 8th frame on to shoot a 226 and lock out the 2nd place finisher, Alisa Cioffi (212) who earned $300. The third place finisher was Shawn Bruton (Patchogue, NY) who earned $250 with a 163 game.
The LIGBT’s next stop is on Sunday, May 17th at AMF East Meadow. The LIGBT is finishing up its first season and now has over 400 paid members. For more information please visit our website at or call the tournament office at 1.877.900.6464. You can also see our ad in this issue to learn more about the LIGBT.
Final Results – East Islip Lanes
LIGBT Event #8 -- April 19, 2009
Scratch Event – 43 paid entries
Championship Shootout
1. Bob Shongood (s)
Holtsville, NY
2. Paul Link
Fern Glen, PA
3. Don Hicks
W. Babylon, NY
Round 2
4. Ricky Papandrea Jr.
W. Islip, NY
5. Rich Ambrosino
Holtsville, NY
Round 1
6. Steve Kelly
Islip, NY
7. Ryan Mapes
Yapank, NY
8. Chris Pisino (s)
Mastic, NY
Additional Cashers
9. Craig Koppell
Huntingon Station, NY
10. Tom Bragg
Baiting Hollow, NY
11. Bob DeFrancisco (ss)
Islip Terrace, NY
(s) Senior (50-59) - (ss) Super Senior (60+)
Final Matches
Championship Shootout
Bob Shongood 237 – Paul Link 236 – Don Hicks 197
Round 2 - Top score advanced to Championship Shootout            
Paul Link 258 – Ricky Papandrea Jr. 218 – Rich Ambrosino 214
Round 1
Ricky Papandrea Jr. def. Chris Pisino 248-185
Rich Ambrosino def. Steve Kelly 235-222
Paul Link def. Ryan Mapes 269-185
Side Pots
Game Pots: $40-1st & $10-2nd
Game 1: Marc Bieler 258/Paul Bajorski 247
Game 2: Don Hicks 279/Gary Haines 251
Game 3: Paul Link 279/Ray Catalano 275
Game 4: Don Hicks 268/Tom Bragg 259
Game 5: Mike Dioguardo 268/Don Hicks 259
Series Pot: $150-1st & $60-2nd
Don Hicks 1236/Ricky Papandrea Jr. 1203
205 & Under Tournament- 67 entries
Championship Shootout
1. Candice Purcell
Westport, CT
2. Alisa Cioffi
Long Island, NY
3. Shawn Bruton
Patchogue, NY
Round 2
4. James Montuori
Bayshore, NY
5. William Stahlman
N. Babylon, NY
6. David Maysonet
W. Babylon, NY
Round 1
7. Jae M Yi
Flushing, NY