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Senior Tim Regan Wins Second Major Title

Posted On: May 29, 2011

Champion Tim Regan

May 29, 2011
Babylon, NY:  The LIGBT’s annual Memorial Day Weekend tournament at AMF Babylon, which attracted over 250 entries, will be known for 3 occurrences; Jae M Yi, Flushing, NY won his first LIGBT title, Tim Regan, E. Northport, NY won his second major title, and for the first time in LIGBT history a husband and wife came in first and second as Jin Hee Jun, wife of Jae   M Yi, finished second in the handicap tournament.
The scratch tournament had a classic final shootout as the top 3 places were only separated by 5 pins. Tim Regan, our scratch champion, was perfect for 9 out of 10 frames but had an open frame in the 6th frame to finish with 262. Shane Reid, Enfield, CT, was almost perfect but 9 counts in the second and ninth frames, gave him a score of 259, giving him second worth $750. Ray Edwards, Middle Island, NY also bowled great as he struck in all but 3 frames to finish with a 257. Ray’s third place finished earned him $375. Finishing fourth was Steve Chiarella, Staten Island, NY who rolled a 180 and took home $250.
The handicap tournament finished with a 5 bowler shootout that included three previous champions and a husband and wife. Chris Jove, Port Jefferson, NY took the early lead with 4 straight strikes but finished with 4 straight opens, and ended up in third place worth $350. Champion Jae M Yi was consistent all ten frames and never had an open and finished with a 241 (204 scratch) which was 23 pins higher than his wife, Jin Hee Jun, who finished second and earned $750, with 218 (179 scratch). Rounding out the top 5 was fourth place finisher Aeysha Gomez, Corona, NY who rolled a 206 (126 scratch) and earned $300 and fifth went to Miguel Carrion, Bronx, NY who earned $250 with a 194 (158 scratch.)
The LIGBT will begin its summer schedule with its next event at Baldwin Lanes on Saturday, June 11th. For complete details of the summer events and results of the AMF Babylon Major please visit or call the tournament office at 1.877.900.6464. The LIGBT is sponsored by Columbia 300, Kegel, CLS Upholsterers, Randi B Siegel Law Office, Sunset Station Casinos and the Mini-Eliminator.

David Reed and Adam Chase AMF East Meadow Champions

Posted On: May 15, 2011

Champion Adam Chase

May 15, 2011
East Meadow, NY:  The LIGBT has been around for three years and although many different champions have been crowned there have been two bowlers that seem to find the winner’s circle most often. At AMF East Meadow David Reed, Shoreham, NY won his 5th handicap title and Adam Chase, Seaford, NY won his sixth scratch title. Both bowlers lead their divisions with the most titles
The East Meadow event used the PBA Chameleon Pattern which is one of the lowest scoring patterns the club uses. This may have scared some bowlers but those that competed enjoyed competitive scoring and low cuts. Leading the first squad was Adam Chase with a 656 series while the second squad leader was Jose Perez, East Elmhurst, NY with a 668.
The final shootout was a close one as Joe Scianna, Oakdale, NY needed a strike on his first ball in the tenth to win his first LIGBT event. Although Joe is known as one of the best action bowlers on Long Island he did not get the strike which gave Adam the victory 232-217. Adam earned $500 for his victory while Joe took home $250. Finishing third was Jose Perez who earned $100 with a 180 game.
The handicap tournament also saw some low scores but some bowlers did shot well. Leading the first squad was Maniram Basdeo, Bronx, NY who shot a 769 and was automatically seeded into the final shootout. Leading the second squad was Hee Jin Jun, Flushing , NY with a 778. It took a 713 to make the cut in the first squad and only 672 in the second squad.
The final shootout was exciting but David Reed had it locked up by the 9th frame and breezed to victory with a 220. David defeated second place finisher Maniram Basdeo 220 to 200. David earned $700 and a beautiful trophy while Maniram took home $350. Finishing third was Hee Jin Jun who earned $250 with a 197 and fourth went to Sal Maenza, Franklin Square, NY who earned $200 with a 191.
The next LIGBT’s tournament is a special two day tournament at AMF Babylon. This LIGBT Major will have a guaranteed top prize of $1,500 for both scratch and handicap. For complete results of the East Meadow tournament and details of our next event please visit or call the tournament office at 1.877.900.6464. The LIGBT is sponsored by Columbia 300, Kegel, CLS Upholsterers, Randi Siegle Law Office, Sunset Station Casinos and the Mini-Eliminator.

LIGBT Crowns 2 First Time Champions at East Islip Lanes

Posted On: May 01, 2011

Champion John Knieriemen Jr.

May 1, 2011
East Islip, NY:  The LIGBT for the 14th time this season crowned first time champions in both its scratch and handicap tournaments. The two latest champions are John Knieriemen Jr., of Islip Terrace, NY who won $750 in the scratch event and Jason Lewis of N. Babylon, NY who earned $1,000 as the handicap champion. The East Islip tournament attracted 136 total entries and paid out over $7,000 in prize money.
The scratch tournament did not have the extreme high scores everyone expected. Joe Novara, E. Patchogue, NY lead the noon squad with a 753 which seeded him directly into the final shootout. Brian Ziesig, Levittown, NY lead the 2pm squad with a 749 that earned him a $50 bonus. Cut scores to make the finals were 705 in the noon squad and 680 in the 2pm squad.
The final shootout was a close one and when John threw the first strike in the tenth he sealed the victory to finish with a 237. Finishing second was Rich Ambrosino, Holtsville, NY who rolled a 223 and earned $400. Third place went to Anthony Pepe, Queens, NY who earned $300 with a 218. Anthony could have easily won the tournament but two stubborn 7 pins in the 8th and 10th frames halted his victory march. Finishing fourth with a 192 was Joe Novara who earned $250.
The handicap tournament had a great turnout as 94 bowlers competed. The noon squad leader was So Young Chin, Whitestone, NY who bowled an 832 handicap series to be seeded directly into the final shootout. The 2pm squad leader was Richard Walker, Brooklyn, NY who shot an 841 handicap series to earn a $50 bonus. A total of 18 bowlers advanced to the finals.
The handicap shootout was dominated by Jason Lewis. Jason had only one open frame and threw a 5 timer from the sixth to the tenth to shoot a 272 handicap game which was 39 pins higher than his nearest opponent. The fine bowling earned Jason his first LIGBT trophy and a $1,000 top prize. Finishing second and taking home $700 with a 239 handicap score was Alan Callahan, Staten Island, NY. Third place went to Hee Jin Jun of Flushing, NY who earned $500 for her 233 handicap game. Fourth place went to So Young Chin who earned $300 for her 190.
The East Islip event was sponsored by Jeff Schatz of D.B.L. Associates and Columbia 300. The next LIGBT’s tournament is Sunday, May 15th at AMF East Meadow. This will be a 2-squad event (1pm & 3pm) for scratch and handicap bowlers. For complete results of the East Islip tournament please visit or call the tournament office at 1.877.900.6464.