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ELIZABETH JOHN WINS HER FIRST LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: August 25, 2014

Garden City, NY:  Elizabeth John, a 25 year old student from Astoria, NY, won her first LIGBT title with an amazing comeback. Elizabeth earned the $1,000 top prize with a 254 defeating second place finisher Ken Simpson, Shirley, NY by 11 pins (243 worth $500.) Third place went to another student, 15 year old Scott Kampf, Levittown, NY who earned $300 with a 217.

The early part of the shootout was dominated by Scott who started the match with 4 strikes in a row while Elizabeth began with 2 opens. But after her poor start Elizabeth stayed clean and finished with 4 strikes in a row while Scott has 3 late opens. Kenny, on the strength of two doubles, had a late one pin lead going into the final frame but Liz struck out to claim the victory.

The Garden City tournament drew a great summer crowd of 111 entries, advanced 20 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $4,200. Kegel’s 43 foot Dead Man’s Curve pattern was used and scoring was moderate (715 cut for both squads). High series of the tournament was shot by John Mienkiewicz, Plainview, NY with an 801 series in the 1pm squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 3 day Labor Day Weekend Major at AMF Babylon. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $3,000 & $1,500. One in 6 each squad advances to the finals and will cash for a minimum of $80. Entry fees for the 6-squad event are $65 per entry. 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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JIMMY WALSH WINS TITLE #2 WITH AN AMAZING COMEBACK!

Posted On: August 04, 2014

Levittown, NY:  In one of the most amazing comebacks in LIGBT history Jim Walsh, Glen Cove, NY won his second LIGBT title (first in 5 years) by defeating Alan Seeley, Wantagh, NY 241-237 in the final shootout. Jim overcame a 41 pin deficit in the 5th frame to earn the $1,000 top prize while Al earned $500 as the runner-up. Finishing third with a 224 and earning $350 was Preston Cheeks, Brooklyn, NY. Fourth went to Kevin Rabich, Ridge, NY with a 196 worth $300 and fifth was taken by Rich Patson, Lindenhurst, NY with a 190 worth $250.

Jim started the match with 3 opens in his first 5 frames. Preston, Al, and Kevin each had an early double and an open. Jim started his amazing comeback in the 6th frame with a strike and kept the string going until his fill ball in the tenth frame. Al could have won his first title with a strike in the tenth but he left two pins giving him second place. 

The South Levittown tournament drew a great summer crowd of 99 entries, advanced 17 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $3,640. Kegel’s 43 foot Autobahn pattern was used and scoring was on the moderate side (710 cut at 1pm & 701 at 3pm). The high series of the tournament was shot by our champion Jim Walsh with an 805 series in the 3pm squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-squad (1pm & 3pm) handicap event at AMF Garden City on Sunday, August 24th. 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 AMF Garden City event are $60-1st entry and $50 for a re-entry. For complete results of the South Levittown tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, and  CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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