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Julio Arnold Wins Thanksgiving Major

Posted On: November 27, 2011

Champion Julio Arnold

November 27, 2011

Babylon, NY: Thanksgiving may be about turkey but it is also the time the LIGBT runs its popular 2-day major. Julio Arnold, Woodside, NY will always remember Thanksgiving 2011 because that is when he won his first LIGBT title. Julio earned $1,000 for his victory and is now eligible for the LIGBT Tournament of Champions in December.

Julio began his road to victory by qualifying with a 781 series (includes handicap and bonus pins) which earned him 2 byes as the high series of the day. He entered the finals in Round 3 and advanced with a 257 handicap game. He advanced again in Round 4 with a 248. Now it was time for the final shootout.

There were 3 great bowlers in the final shootout. In addition to Julio, LIGBT Champion Miguel Carrion from the Bronx qualified with an incredible 845 series. The third shootout finalist was Donna Bertuglia from Dix Hills, NY who advanced to the finals with an 807 series. 

In the final shootout Julio took an immediate lead as both Miguel and Donna had open frames. Julio never looked back as he stayed cleaned until the 10th frame when his victory was already secure. Final scores in the shootout were Julio 241, Miguel finished second ($500) with a 230 and rounding out the top 3 was Donna ($300) with a 219.

There were a total of 170 entries with 40 bowlers cashing in the $7,020 prize fund. One 300 game was rolled and it was by Robert Huryn. With all of the side action more than $15,000 was paid out over the weekend.

The next LIGBT event is Sunday, December 11th at AMF Wantagh. Squad times are 1pm and 3pm and walk-in entries are welcomed. BONUS PINS WILL BE FROZEN FOR THE WANTAGH EVENT! For complete results of the Thanksgiving Major please visit To contact the LIGBT please call 1.877.900.6464 

2 Handed Dexter Sapp Wins LIGBT Title at Plainview

Posted On: November 13, 2011

Champion Dexter Sapp

November 13, 2011


Plainview, NY: The LIGBT visited AMF Plainview for its fourth event of the season. The event attracted a great crowd of 91 entries. Dexter Sapp, Valley Stream, NY won his second LIGBT title and the $600 top prize by defeating second place finisher Gary Semon ($300), Port Jefferson Station NY 267-261 (includes handicap.) Finishing third in the shootout was Ken Simpson, Shirley, NY who won $250 with a 253 game.  


The final shootout was one of the closest in LIGBT history. Going into the tenth frame any of the three finalists had a chance to win. Dexter needed a double in the last frame to win the tournament and the two handed lefty threw two perfect shots to win the title. Gary Semon fell just short of his first LIGBT title and Ken Simpson was looking for his second LIGBT trophy.


Dexter Sapp had an incredible day. Dexter lead the first squad with an 833 series which seeded him directly into the final shootout. But if that wasn’t enough Dexter re-entered the second squad and lead that one with an 857! A total of 19 bowlers made the finals and shared in a $3,320 prize fund.


The next LIGBT event is our 2-day Thanksgiving Major at AMF Babylon. There will be 4 squads; Saturday, November 26th; 2pm and 4pm/Sunday, November 27th 1pm & 3pm. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,000 & $500. Walk-ins are welcomed. For complete results of the AMF Plainview event please visit To contact the LIGBT please call 1.877.900.6464