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Posted On: September 25, 2011

Champion Courtney Harris

September 25, 2011


East Meadow, NY: The LIGBT kicked off Season 4 with an event at AMF East Meadow and attracted a great crowd of 103 entries. Courtney Harris, New York, NY, won his first LIGBT title by defeating second place finisher Ken Harrison, Queens, NY 272-243 (includes handicap.) Courtney earned $600 for his victory while Ken took home $300. A total of 23 bowlers advanced to the finals and shared $3,790 in prize money.


Courtney had a great tournament as he qualified with a 706 series (with handicap and bonus pins.) Courtney, who is a constant casher in LIGBT events, and finished second last month at the AMF Babylon Major, finally got his LIGBT Champions trophy after 32 qualifying squads. In the final shootout Courtney took control early and never relinquished the lead. His victory was solidified by the 8th frame.


Ken Harrison was the high qualifier from the first squad with a 768 and was seeded directly into the final shootout. Joe Muscat, Melville, NY was the high qualifier for the second squad with an 806 and received 1 bye. Jae M Yi, Flushing, NY was the high six game series by a non-qualifier with a 1406 and was added to the finals.


The next LIGBT event is Sunday, October 9th at South Levittown Lanes. Squad times are 1pm and 3pm and walk-in entries are welcomed. For complete results of the AMF East Meadow event please visit To contact the LIGBT please call 1.877.900.6464 


Posted On: September 14, 2011

Syosset, NY: Pinacle Events, owners of the Long Island Generations Bowling Tour (LIGBT), has released a 21 event schedule for its fourth season. All events will be held on Sunday with squads at 1pm and 3pm except for two-day major competitions. All events will now be handicap (90% of 230) with all amateurs averaging 230 & under welcomed.

Eligibility for LIGBT events has changed as no PBA members will be allowed and anyone that has ever won a regional or national PBA title also excluded. LIGBT amateur scratch members, who averaged over 230 in league may still compete as long as they averaged under 210 in LIGBT events (minimum 21 games.) Approximately 30 scratch LIGBT members will now be restricted to special scratch events only.

LIGBT’s change to handicap only events was due to the rapid decline in scratch entries. With deep regrets Steve Sanders announced the elimination of regular scratch tournaments. “We started the LIGBT as mainly a scratch competition and for the first two seasons we had wonderful turnouts. But as the economy soured, and events were being dominated by several bowlers, entries declined to a point where it didn’t make sense to continue.” We will still hold a few scratch tournament each season and we are glad most of our scratch members will be eligible to compete in the handicap tournaments.

The LIGBT will be visiting 10 different centers in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. There will be an average of two tournaments per month with one per month during the summer. All tournaments will have a 1 in 5 cashing ratio with everyone making the finals guaranteed $100. Top prizes each week will pay a minimum of $500 & $250 and will grow higher with 80 entries or more. Entry fees will remain at $60 for the first entry and will be discounted to $40 for all re-entries. New to season 4 events are women and senior bonuses plus a new wild card finalist which places the bowler (with the highest 6-game series) that entered both squads and didn’t make the finals directly into round 1. Also new is a final insurance option where anyone paying an extra $10 and missing the finals by 5 pins or less will advance and guaranteed $100. LIGBT Season 4 kicks off on Sunday, September 25th at AMF East Meadow. Visit for complete information on the upcoming season. The LIGBT is sponsored by Columbia 300, Station Casinos, Kegel, Randi B. Siegel Law Firm, and Digital Motion. To speak with someone in the LIGBT office please call 1.877.900.6464.



Posted On: September 04, 2011

Champion Adam Chase

September 4, 2011

Babylon, NY:  LIGBT’s third season came to a close with its 2-day major tournament at AMF Babylon. A total of 200 entries packed the center and after 5 qualifying squads and 4 rounds of finals Sam Cooke and Adam Chase stood as LIGBT Major Champions each earning $1,000. 

Adam Chase, Seaford, NY won his 8th LIGBT title by defeating Steve Chiarella, Staten Island, NY 167 to 162 in the final match. Steve earned $500 for second. Although the final match was low scoring Steve shot a 279 and Adam shot a 259 in the semi-finals to advance to the shootout. Adam also had the highest qualifying series of the tournament with a 1033 four game series.


Once again the LIGBT crowned another first time handicap champion. Sam Cooke, Patchogue, NY had “the best tournament of his life.” Sam shot a 765 series which made him the high qualifier for the day (earning him 2 byes). In the final shootout Sam rolled a 269 handicap game to win the title by 18 pins. Finishing second and earning $500 was Courtney Harris, of New York, NY with a 251. Rounding out the handicap top 5 was third place finisher George Stephens, Lawrence, NY who shot a 224 earning him $250, fourth, worth $225, went to Wayne Garvey, Manchester, CT with a 218 and fifth was taken by James Campitiello, Holtsville, NY who shot a 198 and earned $200.


Compete details of the LIGBT Babylon Major is available at LIGBT’s Season 4 Schedule will be released in the next few weeks. SAVE THE DATE OF SEPTEMBER 25TH as this is the day the LIGBT will be kicking off its fourth season. The LIGBT is sponsored by Columbia 300, Kegel, CLS Upholsterers, Randi B Siegel Law Office, Sunset Station Casinos and the Mini-Eliminator.