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MAGGIE JOSEPH WINS LIGBT HOLIDAY TOURAMENT

Posted On: December 21, 2015

Plainview, NY:  Maggie Joseph, a 57 year old right hander from Bay Shore, NY, won her first LIGBT title and the $1,000 top prize at AMF Plainview. Maggie doubled in the final frame to defeat Pak Wong, New York City, 242-240 in an incredible finish. While Pak earned $500 for second place, third went to Teddy Lucente, Las Vegas, NV, with a 208 worth $350. Finishing fourth was Sean Teahan, Islip, NY, with a 200 earning him $300.

The final shootout involved all non-champions looking for an invitation to LIGBT’s Tournament of Champions. Maggie, who was getting the most handicap with 63 pins, opened in 3 of her first 7 frames but still had a 2 pin lead going into the final frame. Pak doubled in the 10th frame forcing Maggie to do the same to win. Maggie threw two strikes and 9 to win the title in exciting fashion.

The AMF Plainview holiday tournament an incredible crow of 153 entries, advanced 31 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $5,670. Kegel’s “Sunset Strip” pattern (40 feet) was used resulting in a cut of 753 in the 1pm squad and 735 in the 3pm squad. High series of the tournament was shot by Andrew Mienkiewicz, Massapequa, NY, with an 844 in the 3pm squad.  

LIGBT’s next tournament is a New Year’s Day 5-game marathon at AMF Babylon. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,000-1st, $600-2nd, $400-3rd, $300-4th with one in 5 cashing for a minimum of $100. Entry fee is $90 for LIGBT members and $100 for non-members. For complete results of the AMF Plainview holiday 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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NEW BONUS PIN RULES

Posted On: December 08, 2015

 NEW BONUS PIN RULES

AS OF JANUARY 1, 2016

The cut scores for LIGBT events have gone up the last few tournaments. When researching why this is occurring we noticed scratch scores are similar but bonus pins have increased tremendously. As you are aware we changed the bonus pin rules at the beginning of Season 8. While the changes have been well received it is now starting to affect the actual tournaments.

Average and bonus pin rules will constantly be updated to protect the integrity of the competition. Beginning January 1, 2016 the following bonus pin rules will be in effect.

  • You earn 2 bonus pins when you fail to cash on an entry. (NO CHANGE)
  • You can earn up to 4 bonus pins in a tournament. (This rule applies only if you re-enter and fail to cash on either entry.) (NO CHANGE EXCEPT FOR MAJORS)
  • In tournaments with more than 2 squads (Majors) the maximum number of bonus pins you can earn during that event is 4. (NEW)
  • If you cash or make the finals in a tournament you will not earn bonus pins from any of your non-cashing squads in that event. (This rule applies only if you bowl re-enter.)  (NEW)
  • In tournaments that do not use bonus pins (marathons and house shot tournaments) you will not earn bonus pins for if you don't cash. (NEW) 
  • You will not lose bonus pins if you do cash in a house shot or marathon event. (NO CHANGE)
  • When you make a finals you will lose 4 bonus pins for each round you advance (up from 2 per round) in a tournament that uses bonus pins. (NEW) 
  • You will lose all of your bonus pins if you make a shootout of a tournament using bonus pins. (NO CHANGE)
  • The maximum number of bonus pins you can earn per game remains at 16 (48 total.) (NO CHANGE)
  • Bowlers cannot “bank” bonus pins once they reach the maximum of 16 pins (48 total.) (NO CHANGE)
  • Bowlers will never have negative bonus pins. (NO CHANGE)
  • The LIGBT no longer freezes bonus pins at any tournaments. (NO CHANGE)
  • Bonus pins are used in qualifying only-never in finals, desperado, or side action. (NO CHANGE)
  • Bonus pins are NOT USED in house shot tournaments or marathons. (NO CHANGE)

 

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ANGEL VILLAVICENCIO WINS FIRST TITLE AT AMF E. MEADOW!

Posted On: December 07, 2015

East Meadow, NY:  Angel Villavicencio, a 71 a year old retired grandfather from Whitestone, NY, captured his first LIGBT title at AMF East Meadow. Angel, who throws the ball without inserting his thumb, defeated Richie Patson, Lindenhurst, NY 246-235 with a mark in the tenth to win the $1,000 top prize. While Richie earned $500 for being the runner-up, third place went to Rafael Ongjoco, Babylon, NY with a 228 worth $350. Fourth was Eddie Cintron, Laurelton, NY with a 201 worth $300 and fifth went to Dwayne Redman, who was fighting a stiff back, with a 199 earning him $250.

The 5-person shootout started close as all of the bowlers had similar handicaps. Dwayne was getting the least amount and was the only champion in the finals. Angel started strong with 5 strikes in his first 7 frames which gave him a 50 pin lead. But when he opened in the 8th and 9th frames it gave several of the finalists a chance if they threw some late strikes. No one could mount a charge and Angel soon was holding the winner’s check and trophy with his wife Nancy.

The AMF East Meadow tournament drew 98 entries, advanced 17 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $3,640. Kegel’s “Autobahn” pattern (42 feet) was used resulting in unexpected high scores (due to a lot of bonus pins from the Thanksgiving Major); the cut was 755 in the 1pm squad and 761 in the 3pm squad. High series of the tournament was shot by Terry Cooper, Brooklyn, NY with an 826 in the 3pm squad.  

LIGBT’s next tournament is our annual Holiday Tournament at AMF Plainview on Sunday, December 20th with 2 squads; 1pm & 3pm. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,000-1st, $500-2nd, $300-3rd, $250-4th. One in 6 each squad advances to the finals and cashes for a minimum of $80. Entry fees are only $70 & $60. 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, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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