The Long Island Generations Bowling Tour (LIGBT) is pleased to announce its top performers during its second season. The LIGBT ran 20 handicap events and 18 scratch events which attracted more than 3,400 entries. Over $226,000 in prize money was distributed 1,000+ members.
The scratch tournaments had only one multiple champion; Adam Chase, a 23 year old right hander from Seaford, NY, won two titles at AMF Garden City and Cozy Bowl. Adam was also the earnings leader with $4,170. A total of 11 bowlers earned more than $2,000 and 27 bowlers earned in excess of $1,000.
High average honors went to left handed superstar Anthony Pepe of Queens, NY who averaged 220 for 57 games on a variety of challenging conditions. Anthony also cashed in 11 out of 12 events for an amazing 92% cashing rate. John Conroy, a right-hander from Mahopac, NY, also had a great year; earning $3,020 (5th place), averaging 216 (2nd place), and cashing 89% of the time (2nd place.)
The senior scratch division has some great performances. Seniors earned two titles; Don Hicks, W. Babylon, NY won at AMF East Meadow and Steve Tripp, Garwood, NJ, won at AMF Babylon. The senior average title went to Mike Dioguardo of Patchogue, NY with a 209 average for 51 games. Tim Regan, E. Northport, NY was the top senior earner with $2,370. Chris Keane, New City, NY was the high cashing percentage leader with an 86% cashing rate (6 out of 7 events).
The handicap events had two multiple champions; Alex Ware, Brooklyn, NY won two titles at AMF Commack and East Islip Lanes. Mack Oakman Jr., Wheatley Heights, NY, won his two titles at AMF Babylon and at South Levittown Lanes. Mack also was the earnings leader with $3,300. A total of 13 different bowlers earned $1,000 or more in season 2.
Leading in the handicap cashing percentage stats was Ken Harrison, Queens, NY with a 70% cashing rate (7 out of 10 events). The bowler with the most cashes was Cary Fishman, NYC, who cashed in 12 different events. Cary was also fourth in the earnings list with $1,750. Robert Bader Sr., Holtsville, NY and Mike Ruggiero, Smithtown, NY also had a great year earning $2,000 each.
A special thanks to everyone that participated in an LIGBT event this year. We appreciate your support so much and hope to keep expanding the tour and our friendship. Congratulations to everyone that cashed and a special salute to all of our champions. You should be proud of your accomplishments.