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LIGBT FINISHES SUCCESSFUL FALL SWING

Posted On: December 17, 2013

December 17, 2013

Syosset, NY: The Long Island Generations Bowling Tour (LIGBT) has completed its Season 6 Fall Swing which consisted of 12 events. Dexter Sapp, Valley Stream, NY dominated the autumn events by winning 3 of the 12 tournaments. No other bowler earned more than one title.

Dexter won his titles at East Islip Lanes (September and December) and at AMF Babylon (September). In fact two of Dexter’s titles came in back-to-back events. Dexter, who is a 2-handed lefty bowler, is 38 years old and has been an LIGBT member since 2010.

Obviously, Dexter is also the leading money earner through the Fall Swing. He has earned a total of $3,065 through the 12 events. The second highest earner is Jason Nicholas who has won $1,850. So far this year 12 bowlers have earned $1,000 or more and a total of 102 different bowlers have divided up more than $40,000 in prize money.

There were three bowlers that cashed in 5 events and they are Justin Cohen, Dave Soren, and Ed Eng. The highest cashing ratio, of members competing in at least 5 events, goes to Jason Nicholas who has cashed an amazing 80% of the time.

The LIGBT is well known for its challenging lane conditions. Out of the 1,823 members no one is averaging above 200! The highest average for the Fall Season goes to Tom Grunwald who is averaging just under 198 for 32 games. Second high average is owned by Dennis Freeman with a 196. Only 6 bowlers in the LIGBT are averaging above 190 for the Fall Season.

The LIGBT has scheduled a total of 14 events for its Winter/Spring Swing. There will be 10 regular tournaments featuring minimum top prizes of $1,000 & $500 and 4 major events with guaranteed top prizes of $3,000 & $1,500. While all of the majors will be held at AMF Babylon the regular events will be held throughout Nassau County.

The LIGBT is a member’s only organization that runs handicap singles events for amateur bowlers averaging 140 to 220. LIGBT hosts a website; www.ligbtour.com that provides details of the organization in addition to past event results. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Farmingdale Wellness Centers, Knockout Ball Cleaner and CLS Custom Upholsterers.  

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STEVE BAUM WINS HIS FIRST LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: December 16, 2013

Wantagh, NY:  Steve Baum, an attorney from Commack, NY won his first LIGBT title at the Holiday Tournament at AMF Wantagh. Steve earned the $1,000 top prize with a 257 handicap game which was 30 pins more than second place finisher Dave Soren, Long Beach, NY who shot 227 and earned $500. Third place went to Pak Wong, New York, NY who took home $300 with a 205. All 3 shootout finalists were looking to win their first LIGBT title.

The final shootout was a tight match until the end. The lead changed 3 times in the 6th-7th-8th frames but Steve took control with a triple in the final 3 frames. Dave Soren could have won his first title if he had doubled in the tenth but he left a 7-10 split to end his title bid.  

The AMF Wantagh Holiday Tournament drew a great crowd of 123 entries and paid out $3,980. Kegel’s “Abbey Road” pattern (40 feet) was used and scoring was on the moderate side. The high handicap series of the day was shot by Dave Soren with an 802 in the 3pm squad. The cut scores for each squad were 699 series at 1pm and a 704 series at 3pm. 

LIGBT’s next tournament is our 2nd annual New Year’s Day Marathon at AMF Babylon starting at 1pm. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,000 & $500 and 1 in 5 will cash for a minimum of $80.  For complete results of the AMF Wantagh tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Farmingdale Wellness Centers, Knockout Ball Cleaner and CLS Custom Upholsterers. 

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DEXTER SAPP WINS HIS 4TH LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: December 09, 2013

East Islip, NY:  Dexter Sapp, Valley Stream, NY shot a 247 handicap game in the final shootout at East Islip Lanes to win the $1,000 top prize at LIGBT’s latest event. This was Dexter’s second LIGBT title at East Islip Lanes and his fourth overall since joining the club. Kyle Lathan, Bronx, NY finished second, and earned $500 with a 233 handicap game.

Dexter, who is a 2-handed lefty bowler, took advantage of the playable lane conditions to bowl well. In the final shootout Dexter started the match with 6 out of 7 strikes but was still trailing third place finisher Ed Hawkins, Bayshore, NY by 2 pins in the 9th frame. But Ed opened in 3 out of his last 4 frames to finish 3rd with a 222 earning him $250. Kyle kept the pressure on Dexter late in the match but when Dexter converted the 3-6-7 split in the 9th frame he secured the victory. Steve Siegel, W. Hempstead, NY rounded out the top 4 with a 202 worth $125.

The East Islip tournament drew a small crowd of 58 entries and paid out $2,375. Kegel’s “Broadway” pattern (37 feet) was used and scoring was on the high side. The high handicap series of the day was shot by Steve Siegel with an 812 in the 3pm squad. The cut scores for each squad were unusually high as it took a 756 series at 1pm and a 737 series at 3pm to advance. 

LIGBT’s next tournament is our 6th annual Holiday Tournament at AMF Wantagh (squad times 1pm & 3pm) Sunday, December 15th. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,000 & $500. All bowlers will receive a gift package with their first entry plus food will be served to show our appreciation to our members. For complete results of the East Islip tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Farmingdale Wellness Centers, Knockout Ball Cleaner and CLS Custom Upholsterers. 

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SCOTT KAMPF DEFEATS HIS FATHER JACK IN LIGBT FINALS

Posted On: December 02, 2013

East Meadow, NY:  Scott Kampf, a 15-year old high school student from Levittown, won his second LIGBT title at AMF East Meadow. For Scott to win the $1,200 top prize he had to defeat his father Jack in the final shootout. Both Kampf’s bowled great with the son defeating his dad 269-248 in a well bowled match.

The final shootout involved 5 bowlers who advanced to the last match through 2 rounds of finals. Both Scott and Jack were spotting the other 3 shootout participants handicap so it was important they both got off to a good start. After 6 frames both Kampf’s had struck in every frame but one. The only other finalist staying close was Ed Eng, Flushing, NY. Ed would finish third, worth $300 with a 236. The other two shootout finalists, Paulo Martins, New York City (191), and Mack Oakman Jr., Wheatly Heights, NY (178) never got momentum and finished fourth and fifth respectively earning $250 and $200.

The AMF East Meadow tournament drew a nice Thanksgiving Sunday crowd of 97 entries and paid out $3,350. Kegel’s “Winding Road” pattern (39 feet) was used and scoring was on the moderate to high side. The high series of the day was shot by our champion Scott with 770 in the 2pm squad. The other two squad leaders were Ken Simpson, Shirley, NY with a 758 at noon and Jack Kampf with a 763 at 4pm.  

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-squad handicap event at East Islip Lanes (squad times 1pm & 3pm) Sunday, December 8th. 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 East Islip; $60-1st entry and $40-2nd entry. For complete results of the AMF East Meadow tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Farmingdale Wellness Centers, Knockout Ball Cleaner and CLS Custom Upholsterers. 

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