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JOSH SCHNEIDMAN WIN THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND MAJOR

Posted On: May 27, 2013

Babylon, NY: Josh Schneidman, Melville, NY won his first LIGBT title and it was a big one. Josh defeated 3 other shootout finalists with a 240 handicap game, worth $3,000, to win the LIGBT Memorial Day Weekend Major at AMF Babylon. Finishing second was Jackie Delawski, Williston Park with a 208 handicap game earning her $1,500. Rounding out the top 4 were Paul Wong, Fresh Meadows, NY finishing third with a 196 worth $750 and fourth went to Kyle Lathen, Bronx, NY earning $500 with a 195.

Josh, who owns several pro shops on Long Island, advanced to the finals with a 769 earning him 1 bye as he was a squad leader. In the final shootout Josh got the least amount of handicap putting him behind early. But despite a very raw thumb Josh stayed cleaned through the first 8 frames while his opponents all had several opens which resulted in a 32 pin victory.

Scoring throughout the weekend was quite low as Kegel’s 41 foot Turnpike pattern was put down. Cut scores were as low as 643 which meant you didn’t even have to bowl your average to make the finals. Highest handicap series of the weekend was 780 shot by 2 bowlers; Darryl Freeman, New York, NY and John Pasciucco, Baldwin, NY. 

The Memorial Day Weekend Major was a record setting tournament for the LIGBT. 353 entries plus 36 Desperado entries were recorded. A total of 63 bowlers advanced to the finals, all earning a minimum of $100. Total payout for the weekend exceeded $30,000! The LIGBT also gave away 3 marathon entries into The Amateur Bowler’s Championship in Las Vegas to the highest 6-game block each day. The bowlers going to Vegas to shoot for the $10,000 top prize are; Dave Perrone, Josh Schneidman, and Maniram Basdeo.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a regular 2-squad handicap tournament at Farmingdale Lanes on Sunday, June 9th (1pm & 3pm). 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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SAL MATTERA WIN HIS FIRST LIGBT TITLE AT AMF SYOSSET

Posted On: May 20, 2013

Syosset, NY:  Super Senior bowler Sal Mattera, Nesconset, NY shot a 251 handicap game to win the $1,000 top prize at LIGBT’s event at AMF Syosset. Sal, who has been bowling with the LIGBT since 2009, entered the winner’s circle by defeating two other long-time LIGBT members. Second place went to Gary Paulsen, Massapequa, NY who earned $500 with a 216. Third place went to William Watson, Hempstead, NY who took home $300 with a 188.

Sal’s road to victory in the final shootout was a bumpy one. After 5 frames, Sal already had two opens and trailed the leader by over 40 pins. Beginning the in the 6th frame Sal started a string of 6 strikes which was more than enough to overcome the deficit. Each of the finalists had at least two open frames in the shootout

The AMF Syosset tournament drew a great crowd of 127 bowlers. Kegel’s 42 foot “Dead Man’s Curve” pattern was put down and the scores were competitive in the first squad but went up by 30 pins in the second squad. The cut score in the in the 1pm squad was 705 and jumped to 732 in the second squad. High handicap series went to our champion Sal who shot an 829 series to earn 1 bye for leading the second squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 3-day major over Memorial Day weekend at AMF Babylon. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $3,000-1st and $1,500 second. For complete results of the AMF Syosset 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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BOBBY WUNSCH WINS HIS SECOND LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: May 06, 2013

 

Garden City, NY:  Bobby Wunsch, East Meadow, NY won his second LIGBT title of the season by shooting a 249 handicap game which defeated 2 other shootout finalists. Finishing second with a 226 was Denis Mendelson, Levittown, NY who earned $500. Third place went to Maria Lucente, Elmont, NY who rolled a 219 worth $300. A total of 21 bowlers made the finals which paid out $3,800.

The final shootout was dominated by Bobby Wunsch who started the match with 6 strikes out of the first 7 frames. Although he didn’t throw a strike after the 7th frame Bobby coasted to a 23 pin victory. The real competition was for second place as both Denis and Maria were within 1 pin of each other in the 8th frame. Both filled all of their frames the rest of the game but Maria has some low first ball counts which cost her 6 pins in wood resulting in a 3rd place finish.

The AMF Garden City tournament drew a nice crowd of 98 bowlers. Kegel’s 39 foot “Winding Road” pattern was put down and the scores were moderate all day. The cut score in the 1pm squad was 664 & 682 in the 3pm squad. High handicap series went to Maria Lucente with a 754.

LIGBT’s next tournament is Sunday, May 19th at AMF Syosset. This will be a regular 2-squad handicap singles event with top prizes guaranteed at $1,000 & $500. Everyone that enters the tournament will receive one $5 bracket as part of their entry. One in 6 each squad advances to the finals and will cash for at least $60. For complete results of the AMF Garden City 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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