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JOHN ROBERTSON WINS HIS FIRST LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: January 27, 2014

East Meadow, NY:  John Robertson, Brooklyn, NY, won his first LIGBT title worth $1,000, by defeating second place finisher Kyle Lathen, Bronx, NY 242-238 in the final shootout at AMF East Meadow. John won the tournament sitting on the bench as Kyle, needing a mark in the final frame to secure his first title, chopped the 3-6-10 spare. Kyle earned $500 for second place while Richard Frost, E. Islip, NY finished third with a 189 worth $300.

The AMF East Meadow tournament drew a great crowd of 141 entries, advanced 24 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $4,090. Kegel’s “Winding Road” pattern (39 feet) was used and scoring was on the moderate to high side (698 cut at 1pm and 725 at 3pm). The high series of the day was shot by our champion with an 834 in the 3pm squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is at Herrill Lanes Sunday, February 9th. 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. 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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LOU “MAJOR” MEDINA WINS $3,000 AT LIGBT MAJOR

Posted On: January 20, 2014

Babylon, NY:  Lou Medina, W. Babylon, NY won the LIGBT Winter Major at AMF Babylon by defeating second place finisher Ferrill McNeil, Bronx, NY 247-243 in the final shootout. This was Lou’s second major victory (he also finished second in a major) giving him total winnings in 3 majors of $7,500!

The final shootout was exciting as the champion wasn’t determined until the final frame. Lou was getting the most handicap with 61 pins and Ferrill was getting the least 31 pins. Going into the 7th frame Lou and Ferrill were tied which meant Lou had to beat Ferrill scratch the rest of the game to win the title. Surprisingly, Lou won the title with a strike in the final frame giving him a 4 pin victory.

While Lou was earning $3,000 for first place Ferrill took home $1,500 for second. Finishing third in the shootout was Ed Eng, Flushing, NY who struggled most of the match to finish with a 188. Ed earned $750 for this third place finish.

The AMF Babylon Winter Major drew 252 entries and paid out more than $11,000. A total of 45 bowlers advanced to the finals earning a minimum of $80. With 127 different bowlers competing better than 1 in 3 advanced to the finals in the 3-day event.

Kegel’s “Turnpike” pattern (41 feet) was used and scoring was on the moderate to low side. The cut scores ranged from a low of 695 to a high of 730. The high series of the tournament was shot by a new member; Robert Wellons, Lindenhurst, NY with 767 in the Friday 7pm squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-squad handicap event at AMF East Meadow (squad times 1pm & 3pm) Sunday, January 26th. 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 $50. All entries for this event will be reduced to $49 if prepaid. For complete results of the AMF Babylon Major 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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FROM WILDCARD ENTRY TO CHAMPION!

Posted On: January 06, 2014

South Levittown, NY:  It could have been a miserable day for Joseph Longiaru, E. Meadow, NY. Joe just missed the cut in the 2 squads he bowled but was added to the finals since he shot the highest 6-game block by a non-finalist (wildcard bonus.) Joe bowled incredibly in all 4 rounds of the finals to earn the $1,000 top prize and his first LIGBT trophy.

In the final shootout there were 3 bowlers competing for the title. In addition to Joseph, Joshua Adickes, Shirley, NY and Jack Kampf, Levittown, NY were hoping for a $1,000 payday. Joseph and Joshua, who both got 47 pins handicap, were within 2 pins of each other in the 8th frame. Joseph took the lead with a double in the last 2 frames to secure the victory. Joseph finished with a 250 while Joshua earned $500 with a 242 and Jack earned $250 with a 221.

The South Levittown tournament drew a great crowd of 122 entries and paid out $3,300. Kegel’s “Broadway” pattern (37 feet) was used and scoring was on the moderate to high side (711 cut at 1pm and 725 at 3pm). The high series of the day was shot by Adam Maugeri, Deer Park, NY with a 789 in the 3pm squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 3 day major event at AMF Babylon January 17-19. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $3,000 & $1,500. One in 6 each squad advances to the finals and will cash for a minimum of $80. 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, Knockout Ball Cleaner and CLS Custom Upholsterers. 

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FERMIN DIAZ WINS NEW YEAR’S DAY MARATHON

Posted On: January 01, 2014

W. Babylon, NY: Fermin Diaz, New York, NY celebrated the New Year by winning the LIGBT Marathon at AMF Babylon. Fermin shot a 1304 5-game handicap series to win the $1,000 top prize and the champion’s trophy. Finishing second was Anne Quarry, Holtsville, NY with a 1295 series earning her $600. Rounding out the top 3 was Ed Eng, Flushing, NY earning $350 with a 1280 handicap series.

Due to the great crowd 30 different bowlers (1 in 4) cashed in $6,000 prize fund. Scoring for the day was on the moderate side as a modified house shot, 40 feet in length, was put down. To cash in the event it took an 1190 handicap series for 5 games.

The New Year’s Day Marathon drew an incredible crowd of 121 bowlers. There were many Brunswick ball winners as 5 balls were raffled off during the event. In addition to the prize fund more than $10,000 in side action was created.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-squad handicap event at South Levittown Lanes (squad times 1pm & 3pm) Sunday, January 5th. 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 $50. All prepaid entries are only $45 each ($50 walk-in). For complete results of the New Year’s Day 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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