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DEXTER SAPP DOMINATES AT EAST ISLIP

Posted On: September 30, 2013

East Islip, NY:  Dexter Sapp, Valley Stream, NY won his second consecutive LIGBT title with a dominating performance at East Islip Lanes. Dexter dominated the 1pm squad with an 807 series, the highest of the tournament, which seeded him directly into the final shootout. In the shootout Dexter rolled a 282 handicap game to win by 27 pins. Dexter earned $1,000 for his third LIGBT title.

The final shootout was very exciting as all 3 competitors bowled great. While Dexter started the match with a triple, Angelo Desena, Brooklyn, NY started with a double and Justin Cohen, a youth bowler from Melville, NY doubled in the second and third frames. Both Dexter and Justin had 4 baggers in the middle of their game but Dexter stayed clean while Justin had an open frame. Justin finished in second place with a 255 worth a $500 scholarship while Angelo took home $250 with a 209.

The East Islip tournament drew a crowd of 73 bowlers. Kegel’s 35 foot “Boardwalk” pattern was put down and the scores were all over the place. The cut score in the 1pm squad was high as it took a 722 to advance. But in the 3pm squad it only took 676 which was 46 pins lower than the first squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a special 3-squad event at AMF East Meadow (squad times of noon-2pm-4pm). Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,200 & $600. One in 6 each squad advances to the finals and will cash for at least $100. 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, and CLS Custom Upholsterers. 

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DEXTER SAPP WINS HIS SECOND LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: September 23, 2013

Babylon, NY:  Dexter Sapp, Valley Stream, NY won his second LIGBT title with a great final shootout performance at AMF Babylon. Dexter rolled 5 consecutive strikes to defeat second place finisher Gary Paulsen, Massapequa, NY 272-242. Dexter earned $1,000 for his victory while Gary won $500 for his runner-up position. Finishing third in the shootout was Cary Fishman, New York, NY who earned $250 with a 235.

Dexter, who is left handed and rolls the ball with 2 hands, qualified for the finals in the 1pm squad with a 674 series. Dexter re-entered and cashed again for $65 with a 700 series. While the winner was determined before the 10th frame the fight for second place was a good one. Gary doubled in the 10th while Cary opened to take second place.

The AMF Babylon tournament drew a great fall crowd of 95 bowlers. Kegel’s 41 foot “Turnpike” pattern was put down and the scores were low all day. The cut score in the in the 1pm squad was 672 and 684 at 3pm. High handicap series went to youth bowler Justin Cohen, Melville, NY with a 772.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-squad regular event at East Islip Lanes (squad times of 1pm & 3pm). Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,000 & $500. One in 5 each squad advances to the finals and will cash for at least $70. 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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LIGBT ANNOUCES SEASON 6 FALL SCHEDULE

Posted On: September 15, 2013

Syosset, NY: The Long Island Generations Bowling Tour (LIGBT) has released its 14 event fall schedule of handicap events. All events feature guaranteed top prizes of $1,000-1st and $500-2nd with 1 in 5 each squad advancing to the finals and cashing for a minimum of $70. The LIGBT remains an amateur only membership club for bowlers averaging 220 or under the past 3 years.

The fall schedule will feature 3 different formats. Most tournaments are 2-squads ending with an elimination finals. Several events are 3-squad tournaments featuring a match play final. The third type of event is the 5-game marathon which runs Thanksgiving eve and New Year’s Day. The LIGBT will be visiting this fall; AMF Babylon, AMF East Meadow, AMF Plainview, AMF Wantagh, East Islip Lanes, Herrill Lanes, and South Levittown Lanes. All tournaments will put down a challenge pattern which will keep scores at a reasonable level.

The LIGBT is entering its 6th year and has enjoyed amazing success. The LIGBT boasts more than 1,800 members and has paid out over $1 million in its first 5 seasons. A total of 43 events are planned for Season 6 including 6 major events with top prizes of $3,000-1st and $1,500-2nd.

The LIGBT’s success is due to several factors. First is the affordability. Entry fees for most events are only $65 per squad. At an average event more than one-third of the bowlers advance to the finals with all cashing. The handicap rules prevent any bowler from dominating. Last season there were only 2 repeat champions out of 31 events.

The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, the official ball of the LIGBT. Additional sponsor support comes from Kegel, Farmingdale Wellness Centers, CLS Custom Upholsterers, and Randi Siegle Law Offices. For additional information about the LIGBT please visit www.ligbtour.com or call our offices at 1.877.900.6464.    

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DANIEL GOLDBERG WINS $1,100 AT LIGBT MARATHON

Posted On: September 08, 2013

Levittown, NY:  Daniel Goldberg, Douglaston, NY won his first LIGBT title by shooting the high 5-game handicap series at South Levittown Lanes during an LIGBT Marathon. Daniel shot a 1203 series to win by 3 pins over second place finisher Rich Frost, East Islip, NY. Daniel earned a total of $1,100 while Rich took home $700 for his runner-up position.

The South Levittown event was competed on Kegel’s “Middle of the Road” pattern which is 39 feet. Scoring was on the low side as it only took an 1108 handicap series to cash. This meant all bowlers that shot their club average cashed for a minimum of $100.

The 5-game marathon was a bonus event added by the LIGBT and did not appear on the Club’s schedule. A total of 41 bowlers enjoyed a $3,200 prize fund that paid 10 spots plus five $100 high game winners. The LIGBT returned 100% of the entry fee to the prize list except for lineage fees.

The LIGBT will be releasing its 2013 Fall Schedule soon. LIGBT’s next tournament is Sunday, September 22nd. This will be a regular 2-squad handicap singles event with top prizes guaranteed at $1,000 & $500. One in 5 each squad advances to the finals and will cash for at least $60. For complete results of the South Levittown Marathon 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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HILTON NUNOZ WINS $3,000 AT LIGBT MAJOR

Posted On: September 02, 2013

Babylon, NY:  Hilton Nunoz, who resides in New York City, won his first LIGBT title at AMF Babylon. Hilton defeated second place finisher Ron Hatchett, who is also from NYC, 239-217 in the final shootout. Hilton earned $3,000 for his victory while Ron won $1,500 for finishing second. Third place went to Tommy Grunwald, Astoria, NY who rolled a 210 worth $750.

The final shootout was exciting as Hilton took an early lead with a 5 strikes in the first 6 frames. Tommy Grunwald stayed close to  Hilton by staying clean until the 10th frame when he missed a spare. In fact, Hilton almost lost his lead with an open frame in his 7th frame. Ron, who was behind the entire match, finished strong to earn a second place finish.

The LIGBT Labor Day Weekend Major at AMF Babylon drew a great crowd of 335 entries which included 6 squads plus a Desperado Shootout. Scoring was moderate all weekend as Kegel’s 35 Boardwalk pattern was put down. Cut scores ranged from 680 to 712. High series of the weekend as shot by our champion Hilton with an 864 series.

The total payout for LIGBT’s Labor Day Weekend extravaganza exceeded $30,000. Fifty-three bowlers advanced to the finals all guaranteed a minimum of $100. This was LIGBT’s final event of Season 5 which attracted over 4,500 entries and paid out close to $300,000!

LIGBT’s 6th season will kick off on Sunday, September 8th with a 5-game handicap marathon at South Levittown Lanes. The top prize will pay $1,000 with only 70 entries and 1 in 4 bowlers will cash for a minimum of $100. 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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