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DANIEL GOLDBERG WINS HERRILL EVENT

Posted On: March 31, 2014

New Hyde Park, NY: Another exciting finish at an LIGBT event saw Daniel Goldberg, Douglaston, NY doubled in the tenth frame to win the $1,000 top prize at Herrill Lanes. Daniel defeated second place finisher William Tsantillas, East Norwich, NY, 256-252 to secure his second LIGBT title. William earned $500 for second while youth bowler Kristina Genova, Elmont, NY earned a $300 scholarship for finishing third with a 238.

The final shootout was as close as it can get. All 3 bowlers were within a few pins of each other going into the final frames. All 3 struck in the 9th frame which set up the incredible finish. Kristina went first and threw the first strike but left a 7 pin on her second shot. William also threw the first strike but left a 4 pin on his second try. Daniel threw the double in the tenth securing his title by a mere 4 pins.

The Herrill Lanes tournament drew a great crowd of 123 entries, advanced 22 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $4,140. The payout in the first two final rounds were increased by more than 30% due to the large entry count. A new lane pattern was used, WTBA London (44 feet), and scoring was on the moderate to low side (685 cut at 1pm & 698 at 3pm). The high series of the day was shot by Julio Arnold, Woodside, NY, with a 772 in the 3pm squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 3-day major event at AMF Babylon. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $3,000 & $1,500. One in 8 each squad advances to the finals and will cash for a minimum of $80. Entry fees for the AMF Babylon Major are $65-1st entry and $40 for all re-entries. For complete results of the Herrill Lanes 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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WILDCARD MANIRAM BASDEO WINS 3RD TITLE

Posted On: March 24, 2014

Plainview, NY: Maniram Basdeo, Bronx, NY won his third LIGBT in 4 years by shooting the only clean game in a 5 bowler shootout at AMF Plainview. Maniram, who was added to the finals as a wildcard entry since he shot the highest 6-game series by a non-finalist (1,408), rolled a 260 to defeat second place finisher Darcy Monroe, Hicksville, NY by 5 pins. Maniram earned $1,000 for his victory while Darcy took home $500 with his 255.

The final shootout was a close one as 3 bowlers in the 8th frame were within 3 pins of each other. Maniram took the title with a double in the final 2 frames to secure the victory. Finishing third with a 236 was Redy Bugaoan, Massapequa, NY who earned $250. Fourth place went to Angelo DeSena, Brooklyn, NY with a 229 worth $225. Fifth place was taken by recent champion David Cincotta, N. Babylon, NY with a 206 worth $200.

The AMF Plainview tournament drew a nice post major crowd of 107 entries, advanced 19 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $3,255. A new lane pattern was used, WTBA Stockholm (34 feet), and scoring was on the moderate to high side (728 cut at 1pm & 737 at 3pm). The high series of the day was shot by two bowlers; Scott Teitler, Patchogue, NY (3pm) and Darcy Monroe (1pm) both with 755.

LIGBT’s next tournament is at Herrill Lanes on Sunday, March 30th (1pm & 3pm). 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. Entry fees for the Herrill Lanes event are $60-1st entry and $40 for re-entries. For complete results of the AMF Plainview 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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JOHN RHODES WINS $3,000 AT LIGBT MAJOR

Posted On: March 17, 2014

Babylon, NY:  John Rhodes, a 36 year old right-hander from Huntington Station, NY won the LIGBT March Madness Major at AMF Babylon by defeating second place finisher Steven Williams, Bellerose, NY 260-247 in the final shootout. This was John’s first LIGBT title since joining the club in 2010 and it was worth $3,000. Steve Williams earned $1,500 for his runner-up position. Finishing third with a 240 was Rob Foerster, East Meadow, NY earning $750 and fourth place, worth $400, went to John Ksar, Long Island City, NY with a 217.

The final shootout was extremely competitive as there were many lead changes. Steve Williams and Rob Foerster, both with the lowest handicap, had a string of strikes early while John Rhodes kept sparing every frame. In fact John shot the only clean game in the final shootout which gave him his victory. When Rob and Steve left an open frame in the 4th and 7th frames respectively, and John doubled in the 7th/8th frames, he secured his first title.

The AMF Babylon March Madness Major drew a record crowd of 367 entries and paid out more than $25,000 in prizes. A total of 58 bowlers advanced to the finals earning a minimum of $50. With 156 different bowlers competing better than 1 in 3 advanced to the finals in the 3-day event.

Kegel’s Sunset Strip pattern was used the first 2 days but the scoring was too high so the final day featured Kegel’s “Turnpike” pattern. The cut scores on the Sunset Strip pattern ranged from a low of 718 to a high of 751. On the Sunday Turnpike Pattern the cut scores ranged from 699 to 709. The high series of the tournament was shot by our champion John Rhodes who rolled an incredible 874 series in the Saturday 3pm squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-squad handicap event at AMF Plainview (squad times 1pm & 3pm) Sunday, March 23rd. 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. Entry fees for the Plainview event are $60 & $40 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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STEVEN WILLIAMS GETS HIS FIRST LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: March 03, 2014

Wantagh, NY:  Steven Williams, a 51 year old right hander from Bellerose, NY earned his first LIGBT title by defeating second place finisher Dave Soren, Long Beach, NY ($500) 263-241 in the final shootout. Steve earned the $1,000 top prize by shooting a clean game, the only one in the shootout. Finishing third and earning $300 was 2 time champion Jack Kampf, Levittown, NY with a 164.

Both Steve and Dave had never won an LIGBT title with both having two second place finishes during their 5 year membership. Dave started the shootout by striking in his first 3 frames while Steve spared in his first three frames. Steve took control of the match with 4 strikes in a row from frames 6 to 9. Dave could have won the title by doubling in the final frame but he left a split which ended his chances at the title.  

The AMF Wantagh tournament drew a big crowd of 139 entries, advanced 25 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $4,440. Kegel’s Abbey Road pattern (40 feet) was used and scoring was on the high side (708 cut at 1pm and 718 at 3pm). The high series of the day was shot by Anatoly Khodorkovsky, Brooklyn, NY with an 808 in the 3pm squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 3-day major event at AMF Babylon March 14-16. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $3,000 & $1,500. There will be a total of 8 squads with entry fees as low as $40! For complete results of the AMF Wantagh 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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