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LIGBT ANNOUNCES REVISED FINALS FORMAT

Posted On: April 19, 2011

The LIGBT will change the finals format, for both scratch and handicap tournaments effective immediately. With the increase in entries, which generates many more finalists, the finals currently require up to 4 rounds and over 2 hours to complete. To shorten the time, but still give the most bowlers a chance to win the tournament, the following change will be made.

All finalists (1 in 5 per squad) will bowl 1 game with the top 3 advancing to the final shootout. The top 50% of the finalists that don’t advance to the shootout will earn $150 while the bottom 50% will earn $100. To protect the squad leaders the high series in the first squad will be seeded directly into the shootout while the 2nd squad leader will earn a $50 bonus.

The four bowlers in the shootout will bowl 1 game with to determine the top 4 places. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay; $500-$275-$225-$200 regardless of entries. With 120 or more entries the top 4 prizes will grow to: $800-$425-$250-$225. With 150 or more entries the top prize will pay $1,000.

Entry fees will remain $65 for your first entry and $45 for all re-entries. Bowlers can still save $5 off each entry if prepaid within 24 hours of the tournament.

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LIGBT LOWERS SCRATCH ENTRY FEES

Posted On: April 19, 2011

In an effort to revitalize the scratch tournaments the LIGBT will lower the scratch entry fees to $65 for the first entry and $45 for the second entry. Bowlers can save an additional $5 off each entry if prepaid within 24 hours of the tournament.

All tournaments will mirror the handicap format; 2 squads of 3-games each with 1 in 5 per squad advancing to the finals. The squad leader of the first squad will be seeded directly into the shootout while the squad leader of the 2nd squad will earn a $50 bonus. There will be no divisions but if there are at least 5 seniors in a squad 1 in 5 will be guaranteed in the finals.

The prize funds will be based on entries to insure a balanced payout. All finalists are guaranteed to earn a minimum of $100. All finalists will bowl 1 game with the top 3 advancing to the shootout and joining the first squad leader. The top 50% of finalists that didn’t advance to the shootout will earn $150 while the bottom 50% will earn $100. Top prizes in the shootout will pay $500-$275-$225-$200 when total entries (with re-entries) exceeds 70 bowlers. Top prizes will grow as entries increase and will pay $800 with 120 total entries.

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EAST ISLIP LANES HOSTING SPECIAL LIGBT EVENT

Posted On: April 19, 2011

The LIGBT is pleased to announce the signing of D.B.L. Associates as the presenting sponsor for the Sunday, May 1st tournament at East Islip Lanes. Jeff Schatz, company president, has agreed to add $500 to the event while the LIGBT will match the sponsor donation with another $500.

Both scratch and handicap events will have guaranteed top prizes of $750-1st, $400-2nd, $300-3rd & $250-4th. These prizes will grow as entries increase & pay $1,000-1st with 70 entries & $1,500-1st with 120 entries. All 1 in 5 finalists are guaranteed to earn a minimum of $100.

The tournament will feature a 3-game qualifying format for both scratch and handicap with 1 in 5 each squad advancing to the finals. There will be 2 qualifying squads (noon & 2pm) and the noon squad leader will be seeded directly into the final shootout while the 2pm squad leader will earn a $50 bonus. Entry fees for this event will be $65 walk-in or $60 prepaid. Bowlers can enter twice and cash on both entries.

Scratch seniors will bowl with the “kids” but will have finals insurance; for every 5 seniors that bowl in a squad one is guaranteed to make the finals regardless of score. The more seniors that bowl the more are guaranteed in the finals.

East Islip Lanes is known for its high scoring environment. The LIGBT will be modifying the house shot by adding more oil but will keep the same lane pattern. Although scoring will not be as high as in league expect to have a lot of fun as you will bowl well at East Islip.

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CHRIS PAROLY SHOOTS 300 TO WIN FIRST SCRATCH TITLE

Posted On: April 17, 2011

Champion Chris Paroly

April 17, 2011
 
Garden City, NY:  The LIGBT visited AMF Garden City and welcomed two new bowlers to the winner’s circle. The first time scratch champion was Chris Paroly of Plainview, NY who rolled a 300 to win the title. The new handicap champion was Derek Stroke, Lawrence, NY who earned $600 with his first LIGBT trophy.
 
The scratch tournament had good scoring for both of the qualifying squads. Adam Chase lead the first squad with an 805 3-game series which seeded him directly into the final shootout. Brian Ziesig earned a $50 bonus by leading the second squad with a 757. A total of 5 bowlers advanced to the finals and the low to make the finals was 720.
 
The final shootout was quite incredible as Chris Paroly ($250) needed to shoot a perfect game to win the tournament! That’s right, Adam Chase ($200), Seaford, NY, finished second with a 280. Finishing third was Brian Ziesig ($225), Levittown, NY with a 245 and fourth place went to Frank Mazzella ($150), Staten Island, NY who rolled a 206. Senior bowler Joe Conigliaro, Valley Stream, NY also made the finals and cashed for $100.  
 
The handicap tournament once again drew over 100 entries and crowned a new champion. Michael Bernard, Copaigue, NY lead the first squad with an 820 series which got him seeded directly into the shootout. The leader of the second squad was Alan Callahan, Staten Island, NY who shot a 771 series and earned a $50 bonus.
 
The final shootout was exciting as Derek wanted his first title badly and took control early. He finished with a 285 (245 scratch) to defeat second place finisher Hee Jin Jun, Flushing , NY by 41 pins. Derek earned $600 for this victory while Hee took home $300 for the runner-up position. Finishing third and earning $250 with a 234 was David Reed, Shoreham, NY and fourth went to Michael Bernard who rolled a 206 and won $200. A total of 21 bowlers advanced to the finals and shared in a prize fund exceeding $3,400.
 
LIGBT’s next tournament is Sunday, May 1st at East Islip Lanes. This will be a 2-squad event (noon & 2pm) for scratch and handicap bowlers with money added. The guaranteed top prize for the handicap event is $1,000. For information on the East Islip event 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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LIGBT Crowns 2 First Time Champions at AMF Garden City

Posted On: April 17, 2011

Garden City, NY: The LIGBT visited AMF Garden City and welcomed two new bowlers to the winner’s circle. The first time scratch champion was Chris Paroly of Plainview, NY who rolled a 300 to win the title. The new handicap champion was Derek Stroke, Lawrence, NY who earned $600 with his first LIGBT trophy.

The scratch tournament had good scoring for both of the qualifying squads. Adam Chase lead the first squad with an 805 3-game series which seeded him directly into the final shootout. Brian Ziesig earned a $50 bonus by leading the second squad with a 757. A total of 5 bowlers advanced to the finals and the low to make the finals was 720.

The final shootout was quite incredible as Chris Paroly ($250) needed to shoot a perfect game to win the tournament! That’s right, Adam Chase ($200), Seaford, NY, finished second with a 280. Finishing third was Brian Ziesig ($225), Levittown, NY with a 245 and fourth place went to Frank Mazzella ($150), Staten Island, NY who rolled a 206. Senior bowler Joe Conigliaro, Valley Stream, NY also made the finals and cashed for $100.

The handicap tournament once again drew over 100 entries and crowned a new champion. Michael Bernard, Copaigue, NY lead the first squad with an 820 series which got him seeded directly into the shootout. The leader of the second squad was Alan Callahan, Staten Island, NY who shot a 771 series and earned a $50 bonus.

The final shootout was exciting as Derek wanted his first title badly and took control early. He finished with a 285 (245 scratch) to defeat second place finisher Hee Jin Jun, Flushing , NY by 41 pins. Derek earned $600 for this victory while Hee took home $300 for the runner-up position. Finishing third and earning $250 with a 234 was David Reed, Shoreham, NY and fourth went to Michael Bernard who rolled a 206 and won $200. A total of 21 bowlers advanced to the finals and shared in a prize fund exceeding $3,400.

LIGBT’s next tournament is Sunday, May 1st at East Islip Lanes. This will be a 2-squad event (noon & 2pm) for scratch and handicap bowlers with money added. The guaranteed top prize for the handicap event is $1,000. For information on the East Islip event 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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RAY EDWARDS FINALLY GETS HIS FIRST LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: April 03, 2011

Ray Edwards Sayville Scratch Champion

April 3, 2011
 
Sayville, NY:  The LIGBT headed east and visited AMF Sayville to crown two of their latest champions. The scratch title went to Ray Edwards, Middle Island, NY and the handicap title went to David Reed of Shoreham, NY. While Ray was winning his first LIGBT title David Reed won a record breaking fourth tournament.
 
The scratch event used a 5-game marathon format where the top 5 bowlers found themselves in a 1 game shootout to determine the champion. Ray Edwards bowled great throughout the match and despite a blowout 7-10 rolled a 234 to win by 23 pins over second place finisher Adam Chase of Seaford, NY. While Ray earned $800 and the champions trophy Adam won $450 as the runner up. Rounding out the top 5 was Dan Brezo, Coram NY who shot a 189 and earned $300, fourth went to Rich Ambrosino, Holtsville, NY who won $275 with a 179, and fifth place was taken by senior bowler Cary Fishman who rolled a 155 to earn $250.
 
David Reed won his record setting fourth handicap title at AMF Sayville and he really earned this victory. David needed a mark in the tenth frame to close out top seeded Preston Cheeks, Brooklyn, NY who lead the entire day with a 771 series. David earned $600 by making a spare and getting an 8 count on his fill ball to defeat Preston 231-228. Preston took home $300 while third place finisher Dexter Sapp, Valley Stream, NY earned $250 with a 206. A total of 21 bowlers advanced to the finals and shared in a $3,600 payout.
 
The LIGBT’s next tournament is Sunday, April 17th at AMF Garden City. This will be a 2-squad event (1pm & 3pm) for scratch and handicap bowlers and features an entry fee of $60 and a discounted re-entry fee of only $40. For more information on future LIGBT tournaments and complete results of the AMF Sayville event please visit www.ligbtour.com or call the tournament office at 1.877.900.6464.
 
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