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SUPER SENIOR SAL FLORINDO FINALLY GETS HIS TITLE

Posted On: March 30, 2015

E. Meadow, NY:  Sal Florindo, a 74 year old right-hander from Forest Hills, NY finally captured his first LIGBT title after trying for 5 years. Sal shot a 245 handicap game in the final shootout to win the $1,000 top prize. Finishing in second place was Daniel Gehrig, Baldwin, NY with a 209 worth $550. Third place went to Max Thomas, Stamford, CT with a 199 worth $300. All 3 bowlers were looking for their first LIGBT title.

The final shootout was exciting with Sal taking the early lead with marks in his first 6 frames. Daniel and Max had early opens but Daniel got back into the match in the sixth frame when he doubled and Sal had his first open. When the match got tight Sal finished with 3 marks, including a triple in the final frame, while Daniel missed a spare in the 8th and did not recover.

The AMF East Meadow tournament drew an incredible crowd of 154 entries, advanced 27 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $5,200. Kegel’s “Winding Road” pattern (39 feet) was used resulting in moderate scoring; the cut was 720 in the 1pm squad and 718 in the 3pm squad. High series of the tournament was shot by Donald Eubanks, Elmsford, NY with a 793 in the 3pm squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-day Spring Major at AMF Babylon April 10 & 12. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $3,000 & $1,500. One in 6 will cash for a minimum of $80. Preregistered cash entry fee is only $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, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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MICHAEL BAGNATO LOVES HOME COOKING!

Posted On: March 23, 2015

Farmingdale, NY:  Michael Bagnato, a house bowler from Farmingdale Lanes, always said he would destroy all competitors if the LIGBT ran a league shot event at his home bowling center. Michael’s boasting was no lie as he won his first LIGBT title and the $1,000 top prize with a very clutch performance. Michael, who is from Lindenhurst, NY marked in all 10 frames to shoot a 255 to win by 4 pins.

The final shootout was a great match with an exciting finish. Arnold Yuen, a new member from Flushing, NY would have won his first LIGBT with a double in the tenth but only threw the first strike and had to settle for second place with a 251 worth $600. Frank O’Mara, Babylon, NY also bowled great but had 2 splits which caused him to finish in third place with a 225 worth $300.

The Farmingdale Lanes tournament drew a great crowd of 145 entries, advanced 27 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $5,200. The house shot tournament generated the expected high cut scores: 804 in the 1pm squad and 797 in the 3pm squad. High series of the tournament was shot by Fermin Diaz, New York, NY with an 849 in the 3pm squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is at AMF East Meadow on Sunday, March 29th. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,000 & $500 with 1 in 6 each squad making the finals and earning a minimum of $60. All bonus pins will be frozen at the AMF East Meadow tournament since the next event is LIGBT’s Spring Major with a $3,000 top prize. Preregistered cash entry fees are $60 for your first squad and only $50 if you choose to re-enter. For complete results of the Farmingdale Lanes 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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ROB LONGIARU WINS LIGBT WINTER MAJOR

Posted On: March 09, 2015

W. Babylon, NY:  Rob Longiaru, a Biologist from Seaford, NY, won the $3,000 top prize at LIGBT’s 2015 Winter Major at AMF Babylon. Rob bowled a “clean” 224 handicap game to defeat second place finisher Rich Patson, Lindenhurst, NY by 8 pins. Rich earned $1,500 with his 216 while Abel David, Franklin Square, NY finished third with a 183 worth $750.

The Winter Major Shootout was not decided until the final frame. Consistency won this match as Rob filled every frame with 8 spares and 2 strikes. Richie had his only open in the 8th frame but could have still won the title with a double in the tenth. Richie struck on the first ball but got a 6 count on his second shot to settle for second place. Abel could not get comfortable on the lanes and had 5 opens forcing him to settle for third place.

The LIGBT Winter Major drew a 2-day record crowd of 339 entries, advanced 60 bowlers to the finals, and paid out over $15,000. Eight Brunswick Fortera Intriques were won by: Redy Bugaoan, Terry Cooper, Angelo DeSena, Rob Longiaru, Vinny LoRe, Alex Padmore, Mike Simeone, and George Williams. Cut scores were as low as 717 and as high as 762. High handicap series for the 5 squads was shot by Abel David in the Sunday 3pm squad with an 871.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a “house shot” event at Farmingdale Lanes. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,000 & $500. One in 6 will cash each squad for a minimum of $60. Preregistered cash entry fees are only $60 and $50. For complete results of the 2015 Winter Major please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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