News January 2013


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Posted On: January 28, 2013


January 27, 2013

East Meadow, NY: It was a great day for Robert Wunch and the LIGBT. Robert, who resides in East Meadow, NY, won the $1,200 top prize and his first LIGBT title. The LIGBT broke its single day tournament entry record with 187 bowlers!

The AMF East Meadow tournament was a special 3-squad event with match play finals. The event was bowled on Kegel’s 41 foot Turnpike pattern which produced competitive scoring early and opened up in the final squad. High series of the day was bowled by our second place finisher Derek Brandi, Whitestone, NY who rolled a 782 handicap series in the 4pm squad.

The final shootout was very close the first six frames but Robert took control with a string of late strikes to finish with a 244, a 27 pin victory over second place. Derek, who shot 217 won $650 for second while third place finisher Darcy Monroe, Hicksville, NY, earned $500 with a 206. Rounding out the top 4 was Michael Conroy, Mahopac, NY, who won $400 with a 205.

LIGBT’s next tournament is on Sunday February 10th at AMF Plainview. This will be a regular 2-squad handicap singles event (1pm & 3pm) with top prizes guaranteed to pay $1,000 & $500. For complete results of the AMF East Meadow tournament please visit The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.



Posted On: January 20, 2013


January 20, 2013

Levittown, NY: Alex Padmore, Jamaica, NY, won his third LIGBT title and the $1,000 top prize at South Levittown Lanes. Alex (234) defeated Scott Gray (225 - $500), of East Meadow, NY, Justin Kampf (222 - $300 scholarship) from Levittown, NY and Eddie Cintron (212 - $250) of Laurelton, NY in the final shootout.  A total of 119 bowlers competed at the South Levittown event.

Going into the final frame Alex and Scott were tied. Both rolled a strike on their first ball but Alex continued with another strike while Scott missed the head pin on his second ball in the tenth frame. Alex’s 170 scratch game was good enough to take home the top prize.

The South Levittown tournament used Kegel’s Broadway pattern which produced decent scoring throughout the day. The 1pm cut score was 698 and the 3pm cut was 690. The 1pm squad leader was Scott Gray, who earned 2 byes, with a 766 and the 3pm squad leader was Nabeel Ashfaq who shot a 755. The wildcard entry into the finals, which is the top 6 game series by a non-finalist went to Chris DiDamo, Glenwood Landing, NY with a 1340 series..

LIGBT’s next tournament is a special 3-squad tournament at AMF East Meadow on Sunday January 27th. First squad begins at noon and top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,200 & $600. A new twist for this event will be a match-play finals instead of LIGBT’s regular elimination finals format. For complete results of the South Levittown tournament please visit The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.



Posted On: January 07, 2013


January 6, 2013

Garden City, NY: Cynthia Cooke, Patchogue, NY won her second LIGBT title at AMF Garden City to earn the $1,000 top prize. In one of the tightest shootouts in LIGBT history all 3 finalists were within 1 pin of each other going into the 8th frame. Cynthia finished with a 242 while second and third place finishers; Tony Gee, Floral Park, NY and Rich Falco, Lindenhurst, NY tied with 233’s earning them both $400.

The final shootout was close the entire match. Rich bowled the tenth frame first and struck out to shoot 233. Tony was next and he filled 19 pins in the final frame to also finish with a 233. Cynthia was last to bowl knowing she needed a mark to win the title. She left a 7 pin on her first ball and when she converted the spare she became the latest LIGBT champion.

The AMF Garden City tournament attracted a great crowd of 99 entries. The scoring was moderate as Kegel’s 43 foot Dead Man’s Curve pattern was used. Cut scores to the finals were 699 in the 1pm squad and 720 in the 3pm squad. The finals paid out $3,600 to 21 finalists.

LIGBT’s next tournament is Sunday, January 20th at South Levittown Lanes. This will be a handicap singles 2 squad event (1pm & 3pm). Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,000 & $500 and 1 in 5 bowlers each squad will advance to the finals. For complete results of the AMF Garden City tournament, and to sign up for a future LIGBT event, please visit The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick Bowling, DV8 balls, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.