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Anthony Pepe and Luis Gomez LIGBT Champions

Posted On: January 31, 2010

East Meadow Champion: Anthony Pepe

January 31, 2010
 
Syosset, NY:  The LIGBT, sponsored by Columbia 300, had another big event at AMF East Meadow. Close to 120 bowlers packed the center which featured some of the highest scoring in LIGBT history. Standing with the champion’s trophy at the end of the day was scratch winner Anthony Pepe ($1,000) and handicap winner Luis Gomez ($500).     
 
The scoring at AMF East Meadow was outstanding and a surprised to all. Anthony Pepe, from Queens, NY, has been a dominant figure in the LIGBT but had never won a title. That is now history as Anthony took home the $1,000 top prize with a wonderful 258 game in the finals. The final shootout had 2 lefties and 2 righties. The top righty, and second place finisher was senior bowler Joe Conigliaro of Valley Stream, NY who came up 1 pin short with his 257 game. Joe earned $600 for second place.
 
Other top finishers were David Parker of Brooklyn, who finished third and earned $400 and Tom Zientarski, of Rockville Center, NY who earned $250 for his 4th place finish. Tom, was the qualifying leader by averaging 255 for the day. A total of 11 bowlers advanced to the finals. The total payout for the scratch competition exceeded $5,000.
 
The 210 and under handicap event had a huge turnout as 72 bowlers jammed the lanes looking to take home the $500 top prize and champion’s trophy. Luis Gomez, Corona, NY outlasted everyone to earn the title. Luis finished third in qualifying but barely made it through the first round of the finals. He shot a 235 to advance which was the cut score.
 
Luis had to defeat two great competitors in the final shootout. Finishing second was Mack Oakman Jr. of Wheatley Heights, NY who shot a 237 and earned $350. The third place finisher, with a 218 game, was Alex Padmore of Jamaica, NY who earned $250. A total of 18 bowlers advanced to the finals and enjoyed a $2,800 prize fund.
 
The next LIGBT event will be at AMF Garden City on Sunday, February 21st at 1pm. For more information on the LIGBT, and complete results of the AMF East Meadow event, please visit our website at www.ligbtour.com or call the tournament office at 1.877.900.6464.
 
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LIGBT Hosted First Event in Queens at Cozy Bowl

Posted On: January 25, 2010

Cozy Lanes owner Diane with Scratch Champion Adam Chase

January 24, 2010
 
Syosset, NY:  The LIGBT, sponsored by Columbia 300, hosted its first event in Queens at Cozy Bowl and it was a roaring success. 107 bowlers, including 38 new members, packed the upstairs 32 lanes. The winner of the scratch tournament, winning his third LIGBT event was 21-year old Adam Chase of Seaford, NY. The 210 & under handicap champion was Stephen Friedella of West Orange, NJ who earned $500 and the champions trophy.    
 
Adam Chase has done extremely well at LIGBT events with 3 wins and 1 second place finish. His streak of making the finals was almost broken as his 822 series was the cut score to advance. But in the finals Adam bowled his best games leading every round he bowled. In the final shootout Adam dominated with a 255 while his nearest opponent, John Conroy of Mahopac, was 42 pins away. Adam earned $1,000 while John (213) took home $500 for second. The top senior bowler, James D’Elia of Glendale, NY finished third with a a 205 and earned $300.
 
The 210 and under handicap event was packed with 66 bowlers all looking to take home the $500 top prize and champion’s trophy. After qualifying was completed, everyone who shot a 629 series or higher, including handicap/bonus pins, advanced to the finals. Preston Cheeks, a former LIGBT Champion, from Brooklyn, NY, was the qualifying leader with a 686 and automatically seeded into the final shootout.
 
Steve Friedella, our latest champion, just made it to the finals by advancing with a 630 series, just one pin over the cut score. Steve had to bowl in 4 rounds of the finals to win the title. In the final shootout Steve shot his best game with a 246 (201 scratch) defeating his nearest opponent by 50 pins! Finishing second was Damon Gizzi of St. James, a great LIGBT supporter, who rolled a 196 and earned $350. Preston Cheeks was the third place finisher and earned $250 with a 180 game.
 
The next LIGBT event will be at AMF East Meadow on Sunday, January 31st at 1pm. For more information on the LIGBT, and complete results of the Cozy event, please visit our website at www.ligbtour.com or call the tournament office at 1.877.900.6464.
 
 
 
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Norm Ginsberg Beats Record Field.

Posted On: January 11, 2010

Norm Ginsberg Beats Record Field..

January 10, 2010
 
Syosset, NY:  The LIGBT, sponsored by Columbia 300, hosted its first event of 2010 and had a record crowd of 137 entries. Norm Ginsberg, East Meadow, NY won his first scratch LIGBT title bowling in his first LIGBT tournament. Norm earned $1,000 for his title. The 210 & under handicap winner was also a first time LIGBT Champion as Beverley Parker, New York City,  won her first title and the $500 top prize.    
Norm Ginsberg bowled well all day on a very demanding condition. His 878 four-game series was the second highest qualifying series of the day. The squad leader was last month’s champion, Adam Chase of Seaford, NY, who rolled a 938 series and earned $700 for his second place finish. Norm also bowled well in the finals rolling games of 235, 227, and 218.
 
The Championship Shootout was a very close match for the first 5 frames as all three competitors were within 3 pins. The senior champion, Jim Hosier of Wayne, NY had a chance to win the event but splits in the 8th and 10th frame caused him to finish with a 185 game which earn him a third place finish and $400. Adam Chase, threw the ball well, but a couple of 10 pins sealed his second place fate. Norm stayed cleaned his last few frames which allowed him to capture the title.
 
The 210 and under handicap event was packed with 67 eager bowlers all looking to take home the champion’s trophy. After the 3 games of qualifying anyone who shot a 635 series, with handicap and bonus pins, advanced to the finals and cashed for a minimum of $100. Michelle Grexer of Douglaston, NY was the qualifying leader with a 680 and was automatically seeded into the final shootout.
 
Beverley’s path to the victory circle almost came to an end early in the finals as she was the cut score with a 197. But the close call didn’t upset her determination as she rolled a 227 and 215 games in her other final matches. In the final shootout Beverley needed a mark in the 10th frame to seal her victory. Finishing second with a 196 was Rich Walker, Brooklyn, NY who earned $350. Rounding out the top 4 was the qualifying leader Michelle Grexer who bowled a 191 and earned $250 and Anthony Colbert of the Bronx who rolled a 180 and earned $200.
 
The next LIGBT event will be at Cozy Lanes in Queens on Sunday, January 24th at 2pm. The following week the Tour returns to Long Island and will be at AMF East Meadow (Sunday, January 31 at 1pm). For more information on the LIGBT, and complete results of the AMF Syosset event, please visit our website at www.ligbtour.com or call the tournament office at 1.877.900.6464.
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