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CLUTCH JOE FREEMAN EARNS 2ND LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: June 22, 2014

E. Meadow, NY: Joe Freeman, a 37 year old left-hander from Ridgewood, NY, earned his second LIGBT title at AMF East Meadow with a thrilling one pin victory. Joe defeated Chris Bonomo, a 21 year old right-hander from East Meadow, 231-230. Joe earned $1,000 while Chris took home $500 for second. Finishing third, with a 219, was Jonathan Corda, Williston Park, NY, earning $300.

The early frames of the shootout saw some great bowling as all 3 competitors were clean heading into the 5th frame. By the 7th frame Chris held a 21 pin lead over Joe as he had a couple of opens. But when Chris left a 7 count on his fill ball in the tenth frame Joe knew he needed to fill 29 pins to secure the victory. Two perfect tenth frame strikes plus a 9 count gave Joe the title.

The AMF East Meadow tournament drew a great crowd of 125 entries, advanced 22 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $4,450. Kegel’s 42 foot Autobahn pattern was used and scoring was on the moderate side (718 cut at 1pm & 715 at 3pm). High series of the day was shot by Bobby Wunsch, East Meadow, NY in the 1pm squad with a 799.

LIGBT’s next tournament is the July 4th weekend major at AMF Babylon. The July 5-6 tournament will pay prizes of $2,000 & $1,000. One in 6 each squad advances to the finals and will cash for a minimum of $80. All entries for the 2-day major are $65 per squad. 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, Knockout Ball Cleaner and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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DARRYL FREEMAN FINALLY GETS HIS LIGBT TROPHY

Posted On: June 02, 2014

Garden City, NY: Darryl Freeman has been waiting five long years to place an LIGBT trophy on his mantel. His $1,000 dream came true at AMF Garden City as he defeated two other LIGBT champions with a great performance. Darryl, who resides in Forest Hills, NY, shot a 223 to defeat second place finisher, and 3-time champion, Dexter Sapp, Valley Stream, NY by 8 pins. Dexter shot a 215 to earn $500 while third place finisher Dave Martorella, Meriden, CT earned $300 with a 201.

The shootout was well bowled by all three competitors with only one open each through the first seven frames. It looked like Dexter was going to get his 4th title as he had a 24 pin lead through 7 frames. But when Dexter opened his last 3 frames and Darryl doubled in the 8th and 9th frames the 10th became a formality as Darryl claimed the $1,000 victory.

The AMF Garden City tournament drew a great crowd of 117 entries, advanced 20 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $3,930. Kegel’s 39 foot Winding Road pattern was used and scoring was on the moderate side (680 cut at 1pm & 698 at 3pm). The high series of the tournament was shot by Robert Smith, Flushing, NY with a 760 series in the 3pm squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-squad (1pm & 3pm) handicap event at AMF East Meadow on Sunday, June 22nd. 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 East Meadow event are $60-1st entry and $50 for a re-entry. For complete results of the AMF Garden City tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Knockout Ball Cleaner and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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LIGBT STATISTICAL LEADERS

Posted On: June 01, 2014

Syosset, NY: The Long Island Generations Bowling Tour (LIGBT) has completed three of four swings in its sixth season. LIGBT has run 26 events this year throughout Long Island bowling centers. The LIGBT Summer Swing is now underway and will consist of 7 events including 2 majors.

The LIGBT has attracted 3,845 entries including the Desperado Shootouts. That’s an amazing 148 entries per tournament! Total payouts this season are over $250,000. In addition to the prize money Brunswick has distributed 48 of their high-end balls to LIGBT bowlers.

There have been three multiple champions this year with Dexter Sapp, Valley Stream, NY leading with 3 titles. The two other bowlers with multiple titles (2 each) are Daniel Goldberg, Douglaston, NY and Cary Fishman, New York, NY. There have been a total of 22 different champions in Season 6 which indicates just how difficult it is to repeat.

More than a quarter-million in prize money has been distributed with Daniel Goldberg leading the earnings category with $4,375. Not surprisingly, in second place is Dexter Sapp with $3,745 and Cary Fishman in third with $3,445. Thirteen different bowlers have cashed for at least $2,000 and 203 different bowlers have cashed at least once.

The most consistent casher at LIGBT events is Jason Nicholas, Wantagh, NY who cashes 77% of the time (10 out of 13). There are 4 bowlers that have cashed in 12 events this year: Gary Paulsen, Massapequa, NY, Daniel Goldberg, Maniram Basdeo, Bronx, NY, and Eddie Eng, Flushing, NY.

The LIGBT puts down tough lane conditions at most of their events. The high average leader in the club is Rob Foerster, East Meadow, NY with a 192.75. There are only 5 bowlers that are averaging above 190 and 12 that are above 185. The club average is 167.8 for all of the members.

The LIGBT will complete its sixth season this summer and finish with a total of 33 events. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, CLS Custom Upholsterers, and Randi Siegel Law Offices. Additional information on the LIGBT is available at www.ligbtour.com. 

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