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ED PASSARO WINS HIS FIRST LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: November 24, 2013

South Levittown, NY:  Ed Passaro, a 71 year old right-hander from Hicksville, NY, earned the $1,000 top prize and his first LIGBT trophy at LIGBT’s most recent tournament at South Levittown Lanes. Ed shot a 264 handicap game to defeat his nearest opponent, Jason Nicholas, Wantagh, NY by 39 pins. Ed had never made it past the second round of a final in f his previous LIGBT events.

Ed competed against 4 other shootout finalists and took an early lead which he never gave up. In fact, with 3 strikes in a row in the middle of the game Ed secured his comfortable victory by the 8th frame. Finishing second with a 225 was Jason Nicholas, Wantagh, NY who converted a 7 pin in the tenth frame to earn the $500 runner-up prize. Third went to Jae Yi, Flushing, NY, earning $250 with a 219. The last 2 spots in the shootout went to Daniel Gehrig, Baldwin, NY (208) and Howard Levine, Old Bethpage, NY (207) winning $225 and $200 respectively, 

The South Levittown tournament drew a great fall crowd of 92 entries and paid out $3,075. The PBA Chameleon pattern (39 feet) was used and scoring was moderate. Howard Levine led the first squad with a 764 series which was the high series of the day. The 3pm squad leader was Daniel Gehrig with a 764 series. The 1pm cut was 701 and the 3pm cut was 702.  

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 3-squad handicap event at AMF East Meadow (squad times noon-2pm-4pm) Sunday, December 1st. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,000 & $500. One in 6 each squad advances to the finals and will cash for a minimum of $60. Reduced entry fees will be featured at AMF East Meadow; $60-1st entry, $50-2nd entry, $40-3rd entry. For complete results of the South Levittown tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Farmingdale Wellness Centers, and CLS Custom Upholsterers. 

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CARY FISHMAN WINS THIRD LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: November 18, 2013

Babylon, NY:  Cary Fishman, a 64 year old cab owner from New York City, won his third LIGBT title in a clutch performance. Going into the final frame Cary trailed second place finisher Courtney Harris, also from New York City, by 13 pins. When Courtney left a split in the tenth, which he failed to convert, Cary threw 2 perfect strikes to win the title. Final score was 221-216.

The final shootout involved four great bowlers. In addition to Cary, who earned $1,000 and Courtney, who earned $500 the other two finalists were third place finisher James Lathen Sr., a 78 years young right-hander making his first shootout appearance, and Gary Paulsen, Massapequa, NY, who works in real estate and was also looking for his first title. James finished third with a 194 worth $250 and Gary finished fourth with a 188 worth $200.

The AMF Babylon tournament drew a good fall crowd of 82 bowlers and paid out $3,070 plus another $410 in bonus bracket action. Kegel’s “Turnpike” pattern was used and scoring was moderate all day. Courtney Harris led the first squad with a 759 series and Matthew Paone, Mastic Beach, NY lead the 3pm squad with a wonderful 798. The 1pm cut was 677 and the 3pm cut was 685.  

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-squad handicap special event at South Levittown Lanes (squad 1pm & 3pm) Sunday, November 24th. The lowest entry fees of the year will be featured as the first entry is only $60 and re-entries only $40. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,000 & $500. One in 6 each squad advances to the finals and will cash for at least $60. For complete results of the AMF Babylon tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Farmingdale Wellness Centers, and CLS Custom Upholsterers. 

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DENNIS FREEMAN WINS HIS FIRST LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: November 11, 2013

Plainview, NY:  Dennis Freeman, a 34 year old right-handed bowler from Glendale, NY, earned the $1,000 top prize and his first LIGBT trophy at LIGBT’s most recent tournament at AMF Plainview. Dennis shot a 254 handicap game using a 13 pound ball to defeat 4 other opponents in the one game final shootout. Dennis’ previous best LIGBT performance was a second place finish at AMF Syosset.

The final shootout was extremely close the entire match but when Dennis threw 4 perfect strikes in the 9th and 10th frames he secured his first LIGBT victory. Finishing second was Ron Moskow, Huntington, NY who earned $500 with a 229. Third place went to 15 year old Scott Kampf, Levittown, NY who earned $250 with a 226. Rounding out the top 5 were Daniel Goldberg, Douglaston, NY taking home $225 with a 218 and Andrew Mienkiewicz, Plainview, NY who shot a 206 worth $200.

The AMF Plainview tournament drew a good fall crowd of 77 bowlers and paid out $4,635. WTBA’s “Beijing” pattern was used and scoring was moderate all day. Daniel Goldberg led the first squad with a 772 series which was high series of the day. The 3pm squad leader was Andrew Meyerson with a 728 series. The 1pm cut was 699 and the 3pm cut was 696.  

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-squad handicap event at AMF Babylon (squad times 1pm & 3pm) Sunday, November 17th. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,000 & $500. One in 6 each squad advances to the finals and will cash for at least $70. All entrants will receive a $5 bracket with their entry fee. For complete results of the AMF Plainview tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Farmingdale Wellness Centers, and CLS Custom Upholsterers. 

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