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JOE LABARGO WINS “BLIZZARD” TOURNAMENT

Posted On: January 25, 2016

Plainview, NY:  Joe LaBargo, a 25 year old right-hander from Bayside, NY, won his first LIGBT title at AMF Plainview. Joe defeated second place finisher Clive Tobias, Huntington, NY, 294-281 in a very exciting finish. Joe’s first title earned him $500 plus an invitation to LIGBT’s Tournament of Champions and Clive earned $300 for his second straight runner-up finish. Finishing third was Gary Brown, Coram, NY with a 273 worth $275 and fourth went to Ralph Yandoli, Bellmore, NY with a 250 earning him $250.

The 4 person shootout was a very close match that started out slow and finished with a bang. Halfway through the shootout only two bowlers had a double. But all 4 bowlers threw the last 4 strikes in a row to finish the match. Joe finished like a champion throwing the last 6 strikes in a row. All four bowlers in the shootout were looking for their first LIGBT title.

Despite a major blizzard the day before 36 bowlers made it to AMF Plainview to compete. Although the prize fund was based on entries due to the weather, all guarantees were met except for the top two prizes. A total of 7 bowlers advanced to the finals which paid out $1,565. The house shot event resulted in big scores as the cut at 1pm was 783 and 831 at 3pm. High series of the tournament was shot by Clive Tobias with an 856 in the 1pm squad. Joe LaBargo had the only 300 game.  

LIGBT’s next tournament is at AMF East Meadow on Sunday, January 31st 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 $65 & $55. 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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ABEL DAVID EARNS HIS SECOND LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: January 18, 2016

Levittown, NY:  Abel David, a 59 year old IT Director from Franklin Square, NY, won his second LIGBT title at South Levittown Lanes. Abel defeated second place finisher Clive Tobias, Huntington, NY 220-214 in a very tight match. Abel earned $1,000 for his victory while Clive took home $500 for his runner-up position. Finishing third was Richard Walker, Brooklyn, NY with a 211 worth $350 and fourth went to Jack Edvabsky, Levittown, NY with a 202 worth $300.

The 4-person shootout was a very tight match as only 4 pins separated the bowlers after 5 frames. Jack and Rich had consecutive opens late which hurt their title hopes. Going into the final frame Abel and Clive were separated by only 5 pins and the difference stayed that way as both bowlers opened in the 10th. The 220 winning score was one of the lowest in LIGBT history.

The South Levittown tournament drew a great crowd of 135 entries, advanced 24 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $5,130. The PBA Chameleon pattern (43 feet) was used resulting in cut scores of 733 in the 1pm squad and 720 in the 3pm squad. High series of the tournament was shot by Cary Fishman with an 803 in the 3pm squad.  

LIGBT’s next tournament is our monthly house shot event at AMF Plainview on Sunday, January 24th 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 $65 & $55. 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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KEVIN MILLER WINS LIGBT WINTER MAJOR

Posted On: January 11, 2016

Babylon, NY:  Kevin Miller, who works for JP Morgan Chase and resides in New York City, won the $2,000 top prize at LIGBT’s 2016 Winter Major at AMF Babylon. Kevin secured his first LIGBT title with an impressive 291 handicap game giving him a 33 pin victory over second place finisher Darryl McDuffie, Floral Park, NY who earned $1,000 with a 258. Finishing third was Wayne Garvey, Manchester, CT with a 215 worth $750 and fourth was taken by So Young Chin Whitestone, NY with a 191 earning her $500.

With the 4 bowlers in the final shootout only having 1 LIGBT title combined you would think the scoring would get off to a slow start. But the 4 bowlers started strong as there was only 1 open through the first 5 frames. Kevin, who was getting the most handicap, had 3 strikes in the first 5 frames giving him the early lead. Despite Darryl’s 9-pin no tap 300 in the finals, Kevin finished strong with a triple to win the title before the last frame.   

The LIGBT Winter Major drew a 4 squad crowd of 201 entries plus 31 desperado entries. A total of 38 bowlers cashed (almost 1 in 3) in a prize fund that paid $9,100. Kegel’s 39 foot Winding Road pattern was used and scoring was on the high side for an LIGBT major with cuts ranging from 729 to 754. High series of the tournament was shot by Gary Paulsen, Massapequa, NY with an 824 in the Friday 9pm squad. Gary’s 800 was the only one of the tournament. Twelve bowlers earned a Brunswick Nirvana by shooting the high handicap score each game in every squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is at South Levittown Lanes on Sunday, January 17th (1pm& 3pm). Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,000, $500, $300 and $250. One in 6 each squad advances to the finals and will cash for a minimum of $80. Entry fees are only $65 & $55. For complete results of the 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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LIGBT’S 2ND ANNUAL SUPER BOWL MARATHON & PARTY HOSTED AT FARMINGDALE LANES

Posted On: January 04, 2016

Farmingdale, NY: The LIGBT will be hosting a 5-game handicap marathon at Farmingdale Lanes on Super Bowl Sunday, February 7th at 1pm. Immediately following the marathon all participants are invited to a Super Bowl party that will include food, raffles, big screen TVs, and a special match play tournament. Although this is an LIGBT event non-members are welcomed and will not be required to pay a membership fee. All non-members will get 20 pins off their average when determining handicap.

The 5-game handicap marathon will feature guaranteed top prizes of $1,000-$600-$400-$300 and an amazing 1 in 4 cashing ratio! The top 4 will advance to a 1 game shootout. A modified house shot will be put down and a handicap of 90% of 220 will be used. The entry fee is only $100 and includes the Super Bowl party. Non-participants are welcome to stay for the party for only $25.

Details of the Super Bowl Marathon and party are available on www.ligbtour.com. The marathon is sponsored by Brunswick who will be giving away 5 high performance balls at the tournament. For more information please call 1.877.900.6464. We hope to see you at Farmingdale Lanes on Super Bowl Sunday.

 

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TERRY COOPER’S 7-YEAR DROUGHT IS OVER!

Posted On: January 02, 2016

Babylon, NY:  Terry Cooper, Brooklyn, NY won the 2016 LIGBT New Year’s Day Marathon for his first LIGBT title since joining the club in 2009. Terry, who is 47 years old and works in the IT department for Homeless Services, rolled a 273 handicap game in the final shootout to defeat Vito Genova, Sr., Franklin Square, NY by 15 pins. While Terry earned $1,000 for his victory Vito took home $600 with his 258. Rounding out the top 4 was third place finisher Dwight Dunkley, Brooklyn, NY with a 213 worth $400 and fourth went to Darryl Freeman, Forest Hills, NY with a 177 earning him $300.

To advance to the marathon’s final shootout you had to shoot a 1300 series. The top 4 included two bowlers looking for their first title (Terry and Vito.) The first few frames were sloppy as all 4 bowlers had opens. Once the bowlers got into the later frames the strikes started rolling.  When Terry marked in the final frame it shut out Vito who finished strong with 5 strikes.

The 2016 New Year’s Day Marathon drew 103 entries, paid out 25 cashing spots totaling $5,910. A modified house shot was put down resulting in a cashing score of 1210 and a 1300 to advance to the top 4. High series of the tournament was shot by Darryl Freeman with a 1330 5-game series.  

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-day Winter Major at AMF Babylon January 8th & 10th.  Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $2,000-1st, $1,000-2nd, $750-3rd, $500-4th. One in 6 each squad advances to the finals and cashes for a minimum of $100. Entry fee is $70 per squad. 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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