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DWAYNE “RED”MAN CAPTURES HIS FIRST LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: August 29, 2015

Farmingdale, NY:  Dwayne “Red” Redman, Bronx, NY, a right-handed toll collector from the Bronx, NY won his first LIGBT title at Farmingdale Lanes by a mere 1 pin. “Red” defeated second place finisher Maniram Basdeo, a taxi driver also from the Bronx, who was appearing in his 4th consecutive shootout finals, 228-227. Dwayne earned $1,000 and the LIGBT trophy while Maniram earned $500 for his runner-up position.

The 5-person shootout was a very exciting competition. Only 21 pins separated the 5 bowlers when the match was finished. Third place went to Julio Arnold, Woodside, NY with a 220 worth $300. Fourth went to Pak Wong, New York, NY with a 214 earning him $275. The final spot in the shootout was taken by Dwight Dunkley, Brooklyn, NY with a 207 worth $250. A huge and boisterous crowd watched the finals and enjoyed the exciting finish.  

The Farmingdale Lanes tournament drew a great Friday night summer crowd of 106 entries, advanced 18 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $3,870. Kegel’s new “Alcatraz” pattern (38 feet) was used resulting in moderate scoring; the cut was 706 in the 7pm squad and 696 in the 9pm squad. High series of the tournament, 775, was shot by Steve Baum, Commack, NY in the 9pm squad. Brunswick gave away the Radical Guru Mighty to both squad leaders; Steve Chiu, Little Neck, NY (742) and Steve Baum (775).

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-day major at AMF Babylon on Labor Day Weekend. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $2,000 & $1,000. One in 6 will cash for a minimum of $100. Preregistered cash entry fees are only $65 per squad. 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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LESLIE FARRELL WINS HER FIRST LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: August 24, 2015

  E. Meadow GM, Xavier with Leslie Farrell

E. Meadow, NY:  Leslie Farrell, a 34 year old nurse from Flushing, NY, won her first LIGBT title at AMF East Meadow with a gutty performance. Leslie won the $1,000 top prize with a 238 handicap game which was 37 pins more than second place finisher Maniram Basdeo, Bronx, NY who earned $500 with a 201. Third went to Ron Hatchett, New York, NY with a 195 worth $350. Fourth was taken by Sueng Yoo, New York, NY with a 194 worth $300 and fifth was taken by Erik McIntyre, Farmingdale, NY with a 171 earning him $250.

In one of the lowest scoring final shootouts in LIGBT history Leslie grinded out her victory by having only two open frames and a strong finish. There were a total of 20 open frames in the 5 person shootout with only one double and that was by Leslie in her 8th and 9th frames. The title was not determined until Leslie took control of the match with her late game double.  

The AMF East Meadow tournament drew a great summer crowd of 108 entries, advanced 19 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $3,970. Kegel’s “Highway to Hell” pattern (40 feet) was used resulting in moderate scoring; the cut was 705 in the 1pm squad and 686 in the 3pm squad. High series of the tournament was shot by second place finisher Maniram Basdeo with a 758 in the 1pm squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a special Friday night event at Farmingdale Lanes on August 28th (7pm & 9pm). 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 TITLE #2 AT AMF PLAINVIEW

Posted On: August 15, 2015

Plainview, NY:  Joe Kingston, a 28 year old electrician from Ronkonkoma, NY, won his second LIGBT title in the past month with a victory at AMF Plainview. Joe shot a 247 handicap game to defeat second place finisher Seung Yoo, New York, NY by 26 pins. Seung, who shot a 221 earned $500 while Joe claimed the $1,000 top prize. Finishing third with a 218, and earning $250, was Maniram Basdeo, Bronx, NY and fourth went to Eddie Eng, Flushing, NY with a 198 worth $200.   

Joe needed a fast start in the final shootout since he was giving the other 3 competitors handicap. Despite the very difficult lane pattern Joe began the match with 5 strikes in a row. Even with Joe’s amazing first 5 frames Seung could have won the tournament with a double in the final frame but settled for second when he left a 6 pin on his first shot. All 4 finalists had at least 2 opens in the final shootout.

The AMF Plainview tournament drew a Friday night summer crowd of 75 entries, advanced 14 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $2,915. WTBA’s “Biejing” pattern (35 feet) was used resulting in low scoring; the cut was 665 in the 7pm squad and 707 in the 9pm squad. High series of the tournament was shot by Dave Soren with a 732 in the 7pm squad. Brunswick gave away the Radical Guru Mighty to both squad leaders; Dave Soren, Long Beach, NY and Ray Perry, Farmingdale, NY.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a regular Sunday event at AMF East Meadow on August 24th (1pm & 3pm). 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 Plainview 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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BEVERLY PARKER WINS HER FIRST LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: August 03, 2015

Levittown, NY:  Bev Parker, a telecom specialist from New York City, defeated 4 other shootout finalists at South Levittown Lanes to win her first LIGBT title and the $1,000 top prize. Bev shot a 239 giving her a five pin victory over second place finisher Maniram Basedo, Bronx, NY who shot a 234 to earn $500. Third place went to Shui Lee, Forest Hills, NY with a 217 worth $300. The fourth spot was taken by Kenny Wright, Brooklyn, NY with a 189 worth $250 and fifth went to Rob Foerster, E. Meadow, NY with a 177 earning him $200.

The final 5 shootout was extremely competitive with the winner not determined until the final frame. Beverly was getting the most handicap so she had an early lead despite opening twice in the first 5 frames. Maniram spared in his first 7 frames, and after an open, doubled in the 9th and 10th to force Bev to fill 20 pins in her final frame. Bev threw a perfect strike on her first ball and then spared to claim her title.

The South Levittown tournament drew a nice summer crowd of 97 entries, advanced 17 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $3,570. Kegel’s “Sphinx” pattern (40 feet) was used resulting in moderate scoring; the cut was 732 in the 1pm squad and 709 in the 3pm squad. High series of the tournament was shot by the 2nd place finisher Maniram Basdeo with an 815 in the 1pm squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a special Friday night event, August 14th at AMF Plainview. 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 South Levittown 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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