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DAVE PERRONE WINS LIGBT’S HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT

Posted On: December 21, 2014

Plainview, NY:  Dave Perrone, W. Babylon, NY, won his first LIGBT title at AMF Plainview. Dave defeated Sean Mott, Levittown, NY 238-223 in the final shootout. Dave earned $1,000 while Sean took home $600. Finishing third was 2-time champion Bobby Wunsch, E. Meadow, NY, who earned $400 with a 211.

Dave’s first victory in 38 LIGBT events started out slow as he opened in his first two frames while Bobby and Sean both threw triples in the first 5 frames. But Dave refused to give up and threw his own triple in frames 6 through 8 which propelled him to victory. Sean could have won his first LIGBT title if he had doubled in the final frame.

The AMF Plainview holiday tournament drew a record crowd of 149 entries, advanced 25 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $5,260. WTBA’s “Beijing” 35 foot pattern was used resulting in moderate scoring; the cut was 675 in the 1pm squad and 705 in the 3pm squad. High series of the tournament was shot by Andrew Mienkiewicz, Massapequa, NY, with a 756 series in the 3pm squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is the annual New Year’s Day 5-game Handicap Marathon at AMF Babylon. This event is only 1 squad and begins at 1pm. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,000 & $500. One in 5 will cash for a minimum of $80. Preregistered cash entry fees are only $80. For complete results of the AMF Plainview tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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RON HATCHETT WINS AMF GARDEN CITY

Posted On: December 08, 2014

Garden City, NY:  Ron Hatchett, from New York City, won his second LIGBT title while sitting on the bench. Ron backed into his victory when second place finisher Wesley Marquez, Elmont, NY threw the “BIG 6” split in the 10th frame to lose by 5 pins; 231-226. Ron earned $1,000 while Wesley had his best LIGBT finish earning $500.

Finishing third with a 217 was left-hander Joe Hoenig, E. Meadow, NY earning $300. Fourth place was taken by Rob Foerster, East Meadow, NY who was looking for his second straight title, with a 210 worth $275. Fifth place went to Dwight Dunkley, Brooklyn, NY with a 206 worth $250. The final shootout was a back and forth affair between Ron and Wesley with the winner not determined until the final shot.

The AMF Garden City tournament drew a great fall crowd of 103 entries, advanced 18 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $3,635. Kegel’s 39 foot Winding Road pattern was used resulting in moderate scoring; the cut was 691 in the 1pm squad and 701 in the 3pm squad. High series of the tournament was shot by Joe Hoenig with an 800 series in the 1pm squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is the annual Holiday Tournament at AMF Plainview on Sunday, December 21st. All bowlers attending the holiday event will be treated to a free lunch plus receive free gifts from the LIGBT and its sponsors. 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. Preregistered cash entry fees are only $60 & $50. For complete results of the AMF Garden City tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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ROB FOERSTER WINS SECOND MAJOR TITLE

Posted On: December 01, 2014

Babylon, NY:  Rob Foerster, a 44 year old right hander from East Meadow, NY, won the 2014 LIGBT Thanksgiving Major at AMF Babylon. Rob won the $2,000 top prize with a dominating performance in the final match shooting a clean 266 handicap game. Finishing second was Brad Morris, Bayside, NY, earning $1,000 with a 202. Third place went to Fred Jankowsky, Brooklyn, NY, with a 183 worth $500.

Rob, who has a 188 LIGBT club average, was spotting 26 pins in handicap to both shootout finalists. The extra handicap didn’t affect Rob’s performance as he pounded the pocket all 10 frames and had the match locked up by the 7th frame. While Rob had no opens Brad and Fred combined for 10 open frames.

The AMF Babylon Thanksgiving Major was a record breaker as 309 entries were recorded over the 5-squad event. A total of 53 bowlers cashed (better than a 1 in 3 ratio) in a prize fund that exceeded $8,000. Kegel’s 41 foot Turnpike pattern was used and scoring was moderate; the cut scores ranged from 686 to 711. High series of the tournament was shot by Rich Perrotti, Levittown, NY with an 807 series in the Friday 7pm squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is at AMF Garden City on Sunday, December 7th. 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. Preregistered cash entry fees are only $60 & $50. For complete results of the Thanksgiving Major please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, and Randi Siegel Law Offices, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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