News February 2012


Via Email:    


Cynthia Cooke Wins Her First LIGBT Title

Posted On: February 26, 2012

Champion Cynthia Cooke

February 26, 2012

South Levittown, NY: The LIGBT visited South Levittown and a great crowd of 121 entries packed the center on a beautiful Sunday. Emerging victorious for the first time was Cynthia Cooke of Patchogue, NY. Cynthia won the $600 top prize by shooting a 252 handicap game in the final shootout against 3 other competitors. 

The final shootout consisted of four bowlers that had never won an LIGBT title. Despite some obvious nerves in the early stages some great bowling took place with Cynthia taking control early. Cynthia, who was getting the most handicap, bowled the highest scratch game in the finals with a 177. Finishing second and earning $300 with a 228 handicap game, was Fred Jankowsky, Brooklyn, NY. Third place was taken by Derek Brandi, Whitestone, NY who just missed finishing second by 1 pin. Derek earned $250 with a 227. Fourth place went to the 1pm squad leader, Darryl Freeman of New York City who shot a 175 and earned $225. 

There were a total of 27 finalists all who earned a minimum of $100 and shared in a $4,400 prize fund. Top series of the day was rolled by Darryl Freeman with an 813. It took a 697 series to make the cut in the 1pm squad and a 713 in the second squad. The wildcard winner, which is the highest 6 game series by a non-finalist, was earned by Donald Eubanks with a 1389 handicap series.

The next LIGBT event is will be our largest event of the year; the 3rd annual Sandy Catalano Open at AMF Babylon. This will be a 3-day tournament with both scratch and handicap qualifying; Friday, March 2nd through Sunday, March 4th. Top prizes are guaranteed at $3,000-1st/$1,500-2nd/$1,000-3rd. For complete results of the South Levittown event please visit To contact the LIGBT please call 1.877.900.6464 


Posted On: February 12, 2012

Champion Kareem Atkins

February 12, 2012

East Meadow, NY: The LIGBT visited AMF East Meadow for a regular 2 squad tournament and a great crowd of 117 entries packed the bowling center. Kareem Atkins, Bronx, NY earned his first LIGBT trophy, and the $600 top prize, by defeating three other opponents in the final shootout. Kareem shot a 266 handicap game (190 scratch) to defeat second place finisher Drew Dioguardi, Bellmore, NY who shot a 256 handicap game (199 scratch) and earned $400.

The final shootout was undecided until the 10th frame. Drew, who was the 1pm squad leader with an incredible 833 handicap series, needed a mark in the tenth to secure his first title. But he missed a spare and Kareem won the title sitting on the bench. Finishing third was So Young Chin, the only previous champion in the final shootout, with a 230 which earned her $300 and fourth went to Eric Vecchi, Islip Terrace who earned $250 with a 220.

The East Meadow finals paid out $4,190 to 24 finalists. Scoring for the day was relatively high as it took 729 to make the finals in the second squad and 765 in the first squad. Kegel’s Beaten Path pattern was used. The LIGBT welcomed 12 new members at the tournament.

The next LIGBT event is Sunday, February 26th at South Levittown Lanes. Squad times are 1pm and 3pm and walk-in entries are welcomed. The following week is our richest event of the year “The 3rd annual Sandy Catalano Scholarship Tournament” which will feature a $3,000 guaranteed top prize and will be held at AMF Babylon March 3 & 4. For complete results of the AMF East Meadow event please visit To contact the LIGBT please call 1.877.900.6464