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Amanda Beck Wins Her First LIGBT Title

Posted On: October 30, 2010

Scratch Champion, Amanda Beck

October 30, 2010
 
Patchogue, NY:  The LIGBT visited Bowl Long Island on Saturday night of Halloween weekend and 95 bowlers packed the center. For the second time in the last 3 events both the scratch and handicap tournaments crowned first time champions. Winning her first LIGBT scratch title was Amanda Beck of Patchogue, NY who earned $1,000.  Winning his first LIGBT handicap title was Jim Walsh of Glencove, NY who earned $500.
 
The scratch event was a six game marathon that was bowled on the PBA Cheetah Pattern. Scoring was moderate as it took a 217 average in the 49 & under division to make the finals and only a 176 average to advance in the senior division. Three bowlers were seeded into the shootout after qualifying, the top two 49 & unders; Dave Sulzer, Holbrook, NY (1426) and Ray Edwards, Middle Island, NY (1375) and top senior; Don Hick, W. Babylon (1187).
 
To determine the fourth bowler in the shootout the remaining 1 in 4 finalists rolled one game with the top score advancing and the others earning $200. Amanda Beck rolled a great 267 game to advance. Once in the final shootout Amanda continued her great bowling and won the title with a 235. Finishing second was Ray Edwards ($500) who rolled a 197. Third place went to Dave Sulzer who shot a 182 and earned $300 while fourth went to Don Hicks ($250) with a 154.
 
The handicap event used a two squad format. Leo Lombardi, W. Babylon was the 6pm squad leader (688) and was seeded directly into the shootout. The 8pm squad leader, John Palemire of Farmingdale, NY, was the 8pm squad leader with a 700 and earned 1 bye in the finals. To make the handicap finals you had to shoot a 632 with handicap and bonus pins in both the 6pm and 8pm squads.
 
Jim Walsh has bowled in 35 LIGBT tournaments and never finished higher than second until the Bowl Long Island event. Jim, who is one of the nicest people you will ever meet, advanced to the finals in the 8pm squad with a 691 series. In the finals, Jim advanced two rounds to get into the shootout against three other great bowlers; Leo Lombardi, Samuel Cooke of Patchogue, and Mike Ruggiero of Smithtown.
 
The handicap shootout was exciting and went down to the tenth frame. Jim doubled in the tenth to force Sam to do the same. But a stubborn 10 pin on Sam’s first ball gave Jim his first title and the $500 top prize. The final shootout scores (with handicap) were; Jim ($500) 276, Sam ($300) 264, Mike ($250) 230 and Leo ($200) 214.
 
The LIGBT’s next event is a handicap only tournament at South Levittown Lanes on Sunday, November 7th with squads at 1pm and 3pm. The next scratch and handicap event will be at East Islip Lanes on Sunday, November 21st. For more information on these events and complete results of the Bowl Long Island tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com or call the tournament office at 1.877.900.6464.
 
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BRIAN ZIESIG WINS HIS SECOND TITLE

Posted On: October 24, 2010

Scratch Champion, Brian Ziesig

October 24, 2010
 
East Meadow, NY:  The LIGBT visited AMF East Meadow and crowned two champions. Winning his second scratch title and the $1,000 top prize was Brian Ziesig of Levittown, NY. Earning his first handicap trophy, and its $500 top prize, was Ken Savarese of W. Hempstead, NY. Amazingly, both champions barely made the finals as they were the cut score.
 
The scratch event was a four game qualifier that was bowled on the PBA Chameleon Pattern. Scoring was widespread as Joe Costanzo, Bethpage, NY dominated the field in qualifying by averaging 252. But to make the finals it only took a 220 average. Andy Ippolito of Forest Hills, NY was the senior leader with an 811 series.
 
The finals were made up of some of the best local bowlers. Amanda Beck, Patchogue, NY is a top women bowler, Anthony Pepe, Queens, NY is one of the best lefties on the east coast, Brian Ziesig is a PBA Champion, and Joe Costanzo is a very highly rated Long Island bowler. In the final shootout Brian Ziesig had an early 20 pin lead and never relinquished it. In the end Brian won his second LIGBT title with a fine 242 with second place going to Anthony Pepe who earned $500 (214). Joe Costanzo took home third with a 211 and earned $300 while Amanda earned $200 for her fourth place finish with a 169.
 
The handicap event had a unique finish to its qualifying as a husband and wife finished first and second; Pat and Christine Loliscio of Stony Brook, NY took the top 2 qualifying positions with a 720 and 713 respectively. To make the handicap finals it took a 683 series and that spot was amazingly taken by the eventual champion Ken Savarese.
 
The handicap shootout consisted of 3 LIGBT veterans and all performed well. Ken Savarese is a LIGBT regular and he really wanted his first title. Ken bowled well and shot a 182 scratch (236 with handicap) to secure the $500 top prize and his first title. Finishing second was Damon Gizzi of St. James, NY with a 207 ($300) and third place went to Pat Loliscio who rolled a 200 and took home $200.
 
The LIGBT’s next event is on Saturday, October 30th at Bowl Long Island in Patchogue. The handicap event will be a 2-squad tournament and the scratch event will be a 6-game marathon. For more information on the LIGBT and complete results of the AMF East Meadow tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com or call the tournament office at 1.877.900.6464.
 
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Dan Brezo & Rob Vecchione Win Their First LIGBT Titles

Posted On: October 17, 2010

Scratch Champion, Dan Brezo

October 17, 2010
 
Garden City, NY:  The LIGBT visited AMF Garden City on a beautiful Sunday and crowned two brand new champions. Winning his first scratch title and the $1,000 top prize was Dan Brezo of Coram, NY. Earning his first handicap trophy, and its $500 top prize, was Rob Vecchione of Massapequa Park, NY.
 
The scratch event was a four game qualifier that was bowled on the PBA Chameleon Pattern. Scoring was fairly low most of the day as Dan Brezo was the squad leader with an 899 series. To advance to the finals it only took a 214 average, while the top senior, Norm Ginsberg Sr. of West Babylon, NY advanced with a 770 series (192 average.)
 
The finals has some better scoring as Adam Chase, last tournament’s champion, rolled through the first two rounds with a 286 and 227 game. But in the final match Dan Brezo completely dominated Adam and started with the first 6 strikes on his way to a 256. Adam earned $500 despite the fact he lost to Dan by 95 pins!
 
The handicap event was lead by Aeyesha Gomez of Corona, NY, who was the qualifying leader with a 733. To make the handicap finals you had to shoot a 679 with handicap and bonus pins. Ironically, the eventual champion, Rob Vecchione, was the bowler that rolled the 679 series to advance.
 
The handicap shootout was very exciting as all three bowlers had a chance to win the title going into the tenth frame. James Walsh of Glen Cove threw a spare and strike in the tenth to force Rob to double to win the title. Rob threw a crossover strike on his first ball and buried the second shot to shoot a 262 to win the $500 and his first LIGBT title. Finishing second, with a 253 was James Walsh ($300), and the qualifying leader, Aeyesha, finished third with a 244 and took home $200.
 
The LIGBT has 2 more events scheduled for this month: October 24th at AMF East Meadow, and October 30th at Bowl Long Island in Patchogue. For more information on these events and complete results of the AMF Garden City tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com or call the tournament office at 1.877.900.6464.
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Adam Chase & John Pasciucco Win LIGBT Titles at Baldwin Lanes

Posted On: October 02, 2010

Adam Chase and his girl friend

October 2, 2010
 
Baldwin, NY:  The LIGBT visited Baldwin Lanes for the first time and a great crowd of 113 entries packed the center. Congratulations to our two newest champions; Adam Chase of Seaford, NY who won the scratch title and $1,000 while the handicap title went to John Pasciucco of Baldwin, NY who won $500. 
 
The scratch event offered bowlers two ways to make the finals; bowl 6 games or 3 games. The six game qualifying leader was Adam Chase who rolled a 1331 series (222 average). Adam was automatically seeded into the final shootout. The 3 game qualifying leader was Joe Novara, East Patchogue, NY who shot a 655 (218 average) and earned 1 bye in the finals.
 
Adam’s great bowling in qualifying didn’t stop in the finals. In the shootout Adam crushed his 3 opponents and shot a 240. His closest competitor was Jason French of Levittown, NY, who was making his second consecutive shootout, and shot a 191 to finish second and earn $500. The third bowler in the shootout was John Conroy of Mahopac, NY. John rolled a 172 to win $250.
 
The handicap event had some great bowling despite a very tough pattern. Michael Conroy of Mahopac, NY hit the 300 game jackpot (269 scratch) and earned $170. The 6pm qualifying leader was Jae Yi, Flushing, NY who rolled a 754 series and was seeded directly into the shootout. Michael Conroy was the 8pm squad leader with an incredible 794 series and earned 1 bye in the finals.
 
The handicap shootout was a total domination by John Pasciucco. John bowled so well (289 handicap) that his scratch score of 232 would have beaten the other 3 opponents with their handicap. Finishing second, with a 229, was Cary Fishman of NYC. Cary earned $350 for second while Ken Harrison (222) of Queens, NY took home $300 for third and Jae Yi earned $250 for her fourth place finish.
 
The LIGBT has 3 more events scheduled for this month: October 17th at AMF Garden City, October 24th at AMF East Meadow, and October 30th at Bowl Long Island in Patchogue. For more information on these events and complete results of the AMF Sheridan tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com or call the tournament office at 1.877.900.6464.
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