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BRENDAN DELANEY WINS HIS FIRST LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: July 27, 2015

East Meadow, NY:  Brendan Delaney, a 24 year old left-hander from Levittown, NY, won his first LIGBT title with an easy victory at AMF East Meadow. Brendan shot a 255 handicap game to earn the $1,000 top prize. Brendan’s shot the only clean game in the final match which gave him an unbelievable 52 pin victory.

Brendan’s victory was surprisingly easy as the 3 other competitors had at least 2 opens in the first 5 frames while Brendan threw a triple in frames 3 through 5. All Brendan had to do to earn his first title was to stay clean the rest of the way. Finishing second was Jetta Bonds, Brooklyn, NY, with a 203 worth $500. There was a tie for third and fourth with a 198, worth $275 each, shot by Steven Williams, Bellerose, NY and Ryan Earley, Westbury, NY. 

The AMF East Meadow tournament drew a nice summer crowd of 89 entries, advanced 16 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $3,210. Kegel’s “Autobahn” pattern (42 feet) was used resulting in moderate scoring; the cut was 710 in the 7pm squad and 701 in the 9pm squad. High series of the tournament was shot by Andrew Mienkiewicz, with an 802 in the 9pm squad. Both Andrew and Jae Yi of Flushing, NY (769 at 7pm) won Brunswick balls for being the squad leader in their respective squads.

LIGBT’s next tournament is on Sunday, August 2nd at South Levittown Lanes. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,000 & $500. One in 6 will cash for a minimum of $60. Preregistered cash entry fees are only $60 & $50. 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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JOE KINGSTON WINS HIS FIRST LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: July 20, 2015

Wantagh, NY:  Joe Kingston, a 28 year old electrician from Ronkonkoma, NY, shot a 226 handicap game to claim a five pin victory worth $1,000 at LIGBT’s event at AMF Wantagh. Joe, who has been an LIGBT member for over 2 years, defeated four other shootout competitors to win his first LIGBT title. Joe’s victory was worth $1,000 plus a beautiful trophy.

The final shootout was extremely competitive as 5 bowlers took the lanes to compete for $2,250. Joe started the match with 2 opens in his first 5 frames but took the lead when he threw 4 strikes in a row beginning in frame 6. The early leader was second place finisher Scott Kampf, a 15 year old student from Levittown, NY. Scott, who has one of the highest averages in the LIGBT, earned $500 with a 221. Scott could have won his third title with a double in the tenth but he rolled a 7 count on his first shot in the final frame.

The battle for the last 3 spots in the shootout was extremely close. Finishing third with a 202 and earning $300 was Dave Perrone who resides in West Babylon, NY. Fourth went to Terry Cooper, Brooklyn, NY with a 201 worth $275. The final spot in the shootout went to Mike Simeone, Wantagh, NY with a 193 worth $250.    

The AMF Wantagh tournament drew a great summer crowd of 109 entries, advanced 19 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $4,035. Kegel’s “Abbey Road” pattern (40 feet) was used resulting in moderate scoring; the cut was 699 in the 1pm squad and 713 in the 3pm squad. High series of the tournament was shot by the 5th place finisher Mike Simeone with a 780 in the 3pm squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a special Friday night event, July 24th at AMF East Meadow. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,000 & $500. One in 6 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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FERRILL MCNEILL WINS LIGBT JULY 4TH MAJOR

Posted On: July 06, 2015

Babylon, NY: Senior bowler Ferrill McNeil, Bronx, NY turned a spot into the finals via the “desperado shootout” into his first LIGBT title worth $2,000. Ferrill shot a 241 handicap game in the final match to defeat four other shootout finalists. Finishing second was Tae Jun Kim, Woodside, NY, with a 228 worth $1,000. Rounding out the top 5 was third place finisher Kevin Miller, New York, NY, shooting a 216 worth $750, fourth went to 5-time LIGBT champion Dexter Sapp, Valley Stream, NY with a 207 earning him $500 and fifth place was taken by Enrique Sarmiento, Flushing, NY with a 200 worth $400. Except for Dexter all 4 shootout finalists were looking for their first LIGBT title.

The final 5 shootout was a fairly tight match as there were many lead changes with the winner not decided until the final frame. In the first 6 frames all 5 competitors had at least one open and only one bowler, TJ Kim, had a double. Despite the fact Ferrill was giving handicap to all 4 competitors, he won the title by throwing his last 6 out of 7 strikes. TJ had the lead late in the match but opened in 3 out of his last 5 frames.

The AMF Babylon tournament drew a 2-day July 4th record crowd of 247 entries (up 30% from last year), advanced 40 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $9,925 plus 12 Brunswick balls. Kegel’s 41 foot “Turnpike” pattern was used and cut scores ranged from 686 to 701. The high series of the tournament was shot by Julio Arnold, Woodside, NY with a 774 series in the Sunday 3pm squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a one day handicap event at AMF Wantagh on Sunday, July 19th. 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, Knockout Ball Cleaner, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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