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ANATOLY KHODORKOVSKY WINS TITLE #2

Posted On: July 27, 2014

Wantagh, NY: Anatoly Khodorkovsky, Brooklyn, NY, earned his second LIGBT title with a victory at AMF Wantagh on Sunday. Anatoly had to defeat two of LIGBT’s top bowlers; Bobby Wunsch and Rob Foerster both from East Meadow, NY and both LIGBT title holders. Anatoly earned the $1,000 top prize with a 241 while Bobby took second with a 234 worth $500 and Robb finished third with a 223 earning him $300. 

Anatoly’s road to victory got off to a slow start as he missed a one pin spare in the first frame while Rob and Bobby had at least a double in the first five frames. Anatoly moved ahead with a triple in frames 5 through 7. When Bobby doubled in the final frame it forced Anatoly to mark which he did successfully by converting a 6 pin which secured his victory.

The AMF Wantagh tournament drew a great summer crowd of 95 entries, advanced 17 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $3,540. Kegel’s 40 foot Abbey Road pattern was used and scoring was on the moderate side (693 cut at 1pm & 698 at 3pm). The high series of the tournament was shot by Sam Cooke, Patchogue, NY with a 805 series in the 3pm squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-squad (1pm & 3pm) handicap event at South Levittown Lanes on Sunday, August 3rd. 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 South Levittown event are $60-1st entry and $50 for a re-entry. For complete results of the AMF Wantagh tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, and  CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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GWENDOLYN GANUS WINS LIGBT JULY 4TH MAJOR

Posted On: July 07, 2014

Babylon, NY: “Gwen” Ganus, Brooklyn, NY won her second LIGBT title in one of the closest shootouts in LIGBT history. Gwen struck out in the final frame to defeat second place finisher George Williams, Jamaica, NY 244-236. Gwen’s second LIGBT title was worth $2,000 while George earned $1,000 for his runner-up position. Finishing third and earning $700 was Justin Kampf, Levittown, NY with a 224 and fourth place went to Gary Paulsen, Massapequa, NY with a 215 worth $400.

Gwen’s victory was the result of an amazing comeback. While all three of her competitors doubled in the first five frames she had 3 opens and was trailing by 33 pins halfway through the match. But Gwen’s last 5 frames included a double, 2 spares, and a triple in the tenth to finish her comeback. Amazingly, all 4 competitors were separated by only 11 pins going into the final frame.

The AMF Babylon tournament drew a 2-day crowd of 174 entries, advanced 34 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $7,810 plus 8 Brunswick balls. Kegel’s 39 foot Middle Road pattern was used and cut scores ranged from 704 to 730. The high series of the tournament was shot by Joe Freeman, Ridgewood, NY with a 787 series in the Sunday 1pm squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a one day handicap event at AMF Wantagh on Sunday, July 27th. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,000 & $500. One in 6 each squad advances to the finals and cash for a minimum of $60. Entry fees for the Wantagh event are $60-1st entry and $50 for a re-entry. For complete results of the AMF Babylon tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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