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RICHIE RODRIQUEZ CAPTURE FIRST LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: January 26, 2015

E. Meadow, NY:  Richie Rodriquez, a school bus driver from the Bronx, won his first LIGBT title worth $1,000. Richie shot a wonderful 270 handicap game to defeat second place finisher Clive Tobias (244), Wyandanch, NY, by 26 pins. Clive earned $550 for his runner-up position while Justin Kampf, Levittown, NY took home $350 as the third place finisher shooting 222. All three shootout finalist were looking for their first LIGBT title.

The final shootout was a competitive match through the first 5 frames but when Richie doubled in the 5th/6th frames he extended his small lead to 25 pins and never looked back. Richie was the only shootout finalist to throw a clean game making his victory even more impressive.  

The AMF East Meadow tournament drew an incredible crowd of 150 entries, advanced 26 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $5,200. Kegel’s 42 foot Autobahn pattern was used resulting in moderate scoring; the cut was 715 in the 1pm squad and 714 in the 3pm squad. High series of the tournament was shot by So Young Chin, Whitestone, NY with an 848 in the 3pm squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 5-game handicap Marathon on Super Bowl Sunday (February 1st-Noon start) at AMF Babylon. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,000 & $500. One in 5 will cash for a minimum of $80. Preregistered cash entry fee is only $80 for this 1 squad event. For complete results of the AMF W. Meadow 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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ALEX PADMORE’S THIRD TITLE IS A “WILD” ONE

Posted On: January 19, 2015

Wantagh, NY:  Alex Padmore, a left-handed bowler from Jamaica, NY, won his third LIGBT title and the $1,000 top prize at AMF Wantagh on Sunday. Alex, who didn’t make the finals in either squad, but was the “wildcard” entry in the finals with a 1399 six-game block, rolled a 259 to defeat second place finisher Bobby Wunsch, E. Meadow, NY by 4 pins. Bobby earned $500 while third place finisher George Williams, Jamaica, NY finished third with a 227 worth $300.

The 3 person shootout was a very close match as all three competitors were within 4 pins late in the competition. Alex through a double in the 6th & 7th and 9th & 10th frames to secure his victory. Bobby started the match with a 4 timer and finished with a triple but fell 4 pins short. George had a triple in the middle of the match to stay close but an open in the 9th frame was his demise.

The AMF Wantagh tournament drew a great crowd of 119 entries, advanced 21 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $4,100. Kegel’s 40 foot Abbey Road pattern was used resulting in moderate scoring; the cut was 732 in the 1pm squad and 700 in the 3pm squad. High series of the tournament was shot by Bobby Wunsch with a 787 series in the 1pm squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is at AMF East Meadow on Sunday, January 25th. 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 Wantagh 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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MIKE SIMEONE WINS NEW YEAR’S DAY MARATHON

Posted On: January 02, 2015

W. Babylon, NY:  The LIGBT’s 3rd annual New Year’s Day Marathon attracted a huge crowd of 135 entries. At the end of the day Mike Simeone, a NYC police officer from Wantagh, NY, took home the $1,000 top prize with a 1367 handicap series. Finishing in second, 26 pins behind Mike, was Jerry Gioia, Franklin Square, NY with a 1341 worth $600. Scott Teitler, Patchogue, NY earned $400 with his third place finish shooting a 1325 series.

Mike Simeone led most of the day as he took the top spot after game 2 and never relinquished the lead. Carl Worley, Staten Island, NY, who finished in 5th place with a 1322, won $350 plus an additional $300 in pot winnings, by finishing second in three out of five games. Jerry Gioia bowled consistent all day but could never overtake Mike for the lead.

The New Year’s Day Marathon drew a fantastic crowd of 135 entries, paid 34 spots (1 in 4) and distributed a prize fund of $6,960. A modified house shot was used and scoring was moderately high as it took a 1208 (for 5 games) to cash. The side action was huge as over $9,000 was paid out. The New Year’s Day Marathon set an LIGBT one day payout record of more than $16,000!  

LIGBT’s next tournament is at AMF Wantagh on Sunday, January 18th. 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 New Year’s Day Marathon please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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