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TOMMY GRUNWALD WINS $5,000 AT LIGBT SUPER TOURNAMENT #1

Posted On: February 29, 2016

Farmingdale, NY:  Tommy Grunwald, Astoria, NY defeated Mike Nian, Bayside, NY 269-229 in the final shootout of LIGBT’s Super Tournament at Farmingdale Lanes. Tommy won in a dominating performance despite the fact he was giving at least 27 pins in handicap to the other 4 shootout bowlers. Tommy’s victory, which was his second LIGBT title in the four years he has been an LIGBT member, was worth $5,000 while Mike earned $2,500 for second.

The final shootout, which took place after midnight, involved five bowlers that survived four rounds of finals. Finishing third was Ron Moskow, Huntington Station, NY with a 228 worth $1,500. Fourth went to Fred Jankowsky, Brooklyn, NY with a 204 earning him $1,250 and fifth went to 77 year old Redy Bugaoan, Massapequa, NY with a 182.

The shootout took on a split personality as Fred and Redy opened in almost every frame while the other 3 were marking to make up the huge handicap difference they were giving. Tommy put all 10 of his shots in the pocket, which included a 7 bagger, to pull away from the field by the 8th frame. The real competition was for second where Ron, who had a 6 pin lead over Mike in the 9th frame, threw two 6 counts in the tenth to lose by 1 pin. 

The Super Tournament drew an amazing crowd of 532 entries plus 51 desperado entries. There were 95 finalists who shared in a $31,200 prize fund. Twenty-one Brunswick balls were won in the high game pots, Knockout ball cleaner was awarded to the 7 squad leaders, and another $24,000 was paid out in additional side action. Total payout for the weekend was over $60,000!

LIGBT’s next tournament is Sunday, March 6, 2016 at AMF Garden City. This 2 squad event features guaranteed prizes of $1,000-$500-$300-$250 and 1 in 6 advancing to the finals each squad. Entry fees are $65 and $55 and the lane pattern will be “Winding Road.” For complete results of the Super 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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TOM AMENDOLARA WINS LIGBT TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS

Posted On: February 29, 2016

Farmingdale, NY:  Tom Amendolara, Babylon, NY won the prestigious LIGBT Tournament of Champions at Farmingdale Lanes with a dominating final shootout performance. Tommy shot a 283, giving him a 54 pin victory, and the $1,000 top prize plus a beautiful crystal trophy. Finishing second with a 229 was Dwight Dunkley, Brooklyn, NY who earned $600. Third place went to Robert Vecchione, Massapequa Park, NY with a 225 worth $400 and fourth was taken by Angel Villavicencio, Whitestone, NY with a 219 worth $300.

The LIGBT TOC had 64 champions compete representing title holders from all 8 seasons. The tournament started with 4 games of qualifying with the top 16 advancing to match play. The cut to make the finals was 880. All 16 finalists were guaranteed a minimum of $150 and after two rounds of matches the final shootout was bowled.

The final shootout began with Tom having the first open which occurred in his second frame. But the open was a blessing in disguise as Tommy focused harder to throw the next six strikes to take a huge lead. The other 3 finalists could not get a string of strikes going so second place was the only prize they could shoot for.

The TOC was a very special event as all 64 bowlers received a champion shirt as part of their entry. After qualifying a hot lunch was served and everyone stayed to watch the final shootout. LIGBT produced an event program which listed all of the participant’s titles. The lane pattern used was Alcatraz (38 feet) and the total payout for the event was $4,500.

LIGBT’s next tournament is Sunday, March 6, 2016 at AMF Garden City. This 2 squad event features guaranteed prizes of $1,000-$500-$300-$250 and 1 in 6 advancing to the finals each squad. Entry fees are $65 and $55 and the lane pattern will be “Winding Road.” For complete results of the Tournament of Champions 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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DAVE SOREN FINALLY GETS A TITLE

Posted On: February 15, 2016

E. Islip, NY:  Dave Soren, a 58 year old property manager from Long Beach, NY, won his first LIGBT title at East Islip Lanes in a special house shot tournament. Dave defeated Derek Brandi, Whitestone, NY, 297-294 in the final shootout to earn the $1,000 top prize and an invitation to the LIGBT Tournament of Champions. While Derek earned $500 for second Fred Jankowsky, Brooklyn, NY earned $350 for third with a 292. Rounding out the top 5 was 4th place finisher Dave Petruzziello, West Haven, CT with a 284 worth $300 and in fifth was Scott Teitler, Patchogue, NY with a 250 earning him $250.

The 5 person shootout was a tight match with many lead changes. Fred had the lead by throwing 7 out of his first 8 strikes. But that lead quickly disappeared when he opened in both the 9th and 10th frames. Dave Soren, who opened in the second frame, struck out from the 5th frame on to win. If Dave did not strike out he would have left the door open for Derek to capture the title.

The East Islip house shot tournament drew a great crowd of 111 entries, advanced 19 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $4,355. As expected the house shot pattern resulted in very high scoring with cuts of 816 in the 1pm squad and 815 in the 3pm squad.  High series of the tournament was shot by 2 of our shootout finalists; Dave Soren and Dave Petruzziello with both shot an 899 series. There were no 300 games but Scott Teitler did shoot 299.  

LIGBT’s next tournament is our biggest event in our history; The Super Tournament at Farmingdale Lanes. This 3-day event, February 26-28, features top prizes of $5,000-1st, $2,500-2nd, $1,250-3rd, $1,000-4th. One in 6 each squad advances to the finals and cashes for a minimum of $150. Entry fee is only $75 per squad. For complete results of the East Islip house shot 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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DEXTER SAPP WINS MARATHON & TITLE #6!

Posted On: February 08, 2016

Farmingdale, NY:  Dexter Sapp, a Verizon technician from Valley Stream, NY won the 2016 LIGBT Super Bowl Marathon. Dexter, who now has the most titles in the club, rolled a 297 handicap game in the final shootout to defeat Darryl McDuffie, Floral Park, NY by 28 pins. While Dexter earned $1,000 for his victory, Darryl took home $600 with his 269. Rounding out the top 4 was third place finisher Bill Verni, W. Babylon NY with a 259 worth $400 and fourth went to Deon Taitte, Amityville, NY with a 243 earning him $300.

To advance to the marathon’s final shootout you had to shoot a 1319 series. The top 4 included two bowlers looking for their first title (Darryl and Deon.) Deon, who was getting the most handicap, had the lead going into the 7th frame but a 5 count open dropped him to fourth. Dexter and Darryl traded strikes at the end with Dexter coming out on top.

The 2016 Super Bowl Marathon drew 73 entries, paid out 19 cashing spots (better than 1 in 4) totaling $4,390. Farmingdale’s 42 foot house shot was used resulting in a cashing score of 1259 and a 1319 to advance to the top 4. High series of the tournament was shot by Deon with a 1376 5-game handicap series.

 

During the Super Bowl the LIGBT ran a special match play tournament. The final match was a nail biter as Angelo DeSena, Brooklyn, NY struck out in the final frame to defeat Maggie Joseph, Bayshore, NY 262-260. Angelo won $250 plus an invitation to the Tournament of Champions and Maggie, who is already entered into the TOC, won $130.

LIGBT’s next event is a house shot tournament at East Islip Lanes on Sunday, February 14th.  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 $65 and $55. For complete results of the Super Bowl 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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BEV PARKER WINS IN A SHOCKING FINISH!

Posted On: February 01, 2016

E. Meadow, NY:  Beverly Parker, from New York City, won her second LIGBT title on Sunday at AMF East Meadow. Bev won the $1,000 title with a 229 when Max Thomas from Stamford, CT opened in the 10th to fall from first to third place. Max who shot a 221 earned $350 for third while Sal Florindo, Forest Hills, NY shot a 227 to earn $500 for second. Finishing fourth was Dave Perrone, Babylon, NY with a 185 worth $300.  

The 4 person shootout was close all 10 frames but it was the way it finished that everyone will remember. Going into the final frame Max, who was trailing most of the match, had a triple and needed just a mark to win since Bev opened in her final frame. Shockingly, Max threw a 5 count and only got 2 on his spare attempt to drop from first place to third. Bev couldn’t believe her luck when she was handed the winner’s trophy and $1,000 check.  

The AMF East Meadow tournament drew a great crowd of 139 entries, advanced 24 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $5,075. Kegel’s “Highway to Hell” pattern (40 feet) was used resulting in cut scores of 706 in the 1pm squad and 718 in the 3pm squad. High series of the tournament was shot by Eddie Cintron with an 807 in the 3pm squad.  

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 5-game handicap marathon at Farmingdale Lanes on Super Bowl Sunday, February 7th. The action begins at 1pm with guaranteed top prizes of $1,000-1st, $600-2nd, $400-3rd, & $300-4th. One in 4 will cash for a minimum of $100 and the top 4 will advance to a final shootout. Entry fee for the one squad event is $100 and includes an invitation to a super bowl party. 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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