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ROB LONGIARU WINS HIS FIRST LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: November 17, 2014

Levittown, NY:  Rob Longiaru, a 27 year old biologist from Seaford, NY, earned his first LIGBT title at a record breaking LIGBT event at South Levittown Lanes. Rob defeated 134 other competitors to earn the $1,000 top prize and his first LIGBT trophy. To win the title Rob defeated 5-time LIGBT champion Dexter Sapp, Valley Stream, NY 239-232 in a great final shootout. Dexter earned $600 for second place while Devon Johnson, Brooklyn, NY earned $350 for his third place finish with a 191.

The shootout winner was not determined until the final frame. Rob took the early lead by striking in his first 4 out of 5 frames. Dexter had a shot at the title by throwing a 4 timer in the last 2 frames. Dexter’s big finished forced Rob to mark in the tenth and he converted a 1 pin spare to secure his first title.

The S. Levittown Lanes tournament drew a record fall crowd of 135 entries, advanced 24 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $4,850. All finalists earned at least $100! The PBA Chameleon pattern was used and scoring was moderate; the cut was 687 in the 1pm squad and 691 in the 3pm squad. High series of the tournament was shot by third place finisher Devon Johnson with an 844 series in the 3pm squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-day major event over Thanksgiving Weekend (Nov. 28 & 30) with all entries only $49!  Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $2,000 & $1,000. One in 6 each squad advances to the finals and will cash for a minimum of $50. For complete results of the S. Levittown tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Kegel, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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CURTIS HETMEYER WINS HIS FIRST LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: November 03, 2014

Flushing, NY:  Curtis Hetmeyer, a 46 year old left hander from Valley Stream, NY, won LIGBT’s top prize of $1,000 at JIB Lanes. Curtis defeated second place finisher Ron Hatchett, NYC, 258-248 in the final shootout. While Ron earned $500 third place went to Dexter Sapp, Valley Stream, NY with a 232 worth $250. Derek Brandi, Whitestone, NY earned $225 with his fourth place finish with a 224 and fifth went to Jason Nicholas, Wantagh, NY with a 211 worth $200. This was Curtis’ first LIGBT victory and he was bowling against 4 other LIGBT winners.

The JIB final shootout was a high scoring exciting match. While there were a lot of strikes, everyone had an open by the 6th frame. The lead changed almost every frame with Curtis throwing a triple in the 8th through 10th frames giving him the victory. Ron could have won the tournament with a double in the final frame but left a 9 count on his first shot.

The JIB Lanes tournament drew an incredible fall crowd of 107 entries, advanced 19 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $3,545. All finalists earned at least $80! The JIB house shot was used and scoring was, as expected, extremely high; the cut was 782 in the 1pm squad and 776 in the 3pm squad. High series of the tournament was shot by 4th place finisher Derek Brandi with a 931 series (with 108 bonus pins) in the 3pm squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is at South Levittown Lanes on Sunday, November 16th. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,000 & $500 and all bonus pins are frozen. One in 6 bowlers each squad will advance to the finals and cash for a minimum of $60. Preregistered cash entry fees are only $60 & $50. For complete results of the JIB Lanes tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Kegel, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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