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SCOTT GRAY 7 YEAR WAIT IS OVER!

Posted On: March 21, 2016

Wantagh, NY:  Scott Gray, a right-hander from East Meadow, NY, won his first LIGBT title, and the $1,000 top prize, with a great finish in a 6-man shootout. Scott’s first title since joining the club in 2009, was a 23 pin victory over second place finisher Jimmy Walsh, Glen Cove, NY 256-233. While Jim won $500 for his runner-up position, third place was taken by Donald Eubanks, Elmsford, NY with a 216 worth $350. Ed Passaro, Hicksville, NY finished fourth with a 202 for $300 and fifth went to Kyle Lathen, Bronx, NY with a 195 for $250. The sixth and final spot was taken by Justin Kampf, Levittown, NY with a 177 worth $250.

The 6 person shootout was a first for the LIGBT. The leader after five frames was Jimmy Walsh but that lead dissipated when he opened in the last 2 frames. While the other bowlers struggled, Scott finished strong with 5 strikes in his last 3 frames to overcome a 24 pin deficit and cruise to a 23 pin victory.

The AMF Wantagh tournament drew a nice crowd of 117 entries, advanced 21 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $4,555. Kegel’s “Boardwalk” pattern (35 feet) was used resulting in cut scores of 730 in the 1pm squad and 729 in the 3pm squad. High series of the tournament was shot by Justin Kampf with a 795 in the 3pm squad.  

LIGBT’s next tournament is a sport shot handicap event at AMF Plainview on Sunday, April 3rd. Top prizes of $1,000-1st, $500-2nd, $300-3rd, & $250-4th are guaranteed. Entry fees for this 2-squad event (1pm & 3pm) are $65 & $55. 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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JOSH VALDES EARNS FIRST LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: March 14, 2016

Levittown, NY:  Josh Valdes, a 33 year-old FDNY EMT from Staten Island, won his first club title with a resounding victory at LIGBT’s house shot tournament at South Levittown Lanes. Josh defeated Jose Roman, Bethpage, NY, 312-278 to earn the $1,000 top prize. While Jose earned $500 for second, David Ruiz, Whitestone, NY came in third with a 257 worth $350. Fourth went to Scott Teitler, Patchogue, NY with a 256 earning him $300 and fifth was taken by Derek Brandi, Whitestone, NY with a 250 worth $250.

Josh, who was getting the most handicap in the 5-person shootout, started the match with 5 straight strikes and never looked back. He put every ball in the pocket, shot a 9-pin no-tap 300, and rolled a 246 scratch game which was 100 pins over his club average. Josh would have won the match if it was bowled scratch.

There were other great performances in the shootout. Jose finished with 7 out of 8 strikes. Scott also bowled a 9-pin no-tap 300 but couldn’t string the strikes together. Derek started off hot with a 5-bagger but made several poor shots late in the match.

The South Levittown house shot tournament drew a nice crowd of 92 entries, advanced 16 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $3,560. The house shot (41 feet) resulted in very high cut scores; 785 at 1pm squad and 770 at 3pm. High handicap series of the tournament was shot by Jose Roman in the 3pm squad with a 906. Scott Teitler had the only 800 scratch series as he rolled an 815 in the 1pm squad which seeded him directly into the final shootout.  

LIGBT’s next tournament, featuring the sport shot “Boardwalk”, is at AMF Wantagh on Sunday, March 20th 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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FRANK LUNGHI “CLEANS UP” AT AMF GARDEN CITY

Posted On: March 08, 2016

Garden City, NY:  Frank Lunghi, a 67 year old retired right-hander from Farmingdale, NY, won his first LIGBT title in 4 years at AMF Garden City. Frank bowled the only clean game in the finals to defeat second place finisher George Williams, Jamaica, NY 236-217. Frank earned $1,000 for his victory while George took home $500 for his runner-up position. Finishing third was Joe LaBargo, Bayside, NY with a 211 worth $350 and fourth went to Jetta Bonds, Brooklyn, NY with a 197 worth $300.

The 4-person shootout was a low scoring match as no one threw a double. By the fifth frame everyone, except Frank, had an open frame. The top 2 finishers, Frank and George, were tied in the 8th frame but George lost 8 pins in wood in his final 3 frames to give Frank his second LIGBT title.

The AMF Garden City tournament drew a great crowd of 133 entries, advanced 23 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $4,885. Kegel’s “Winding Road” (39 feet) was used resulting in cut scores of 725 in the 1pm squad and 735 in the 3pm squad. High series of the tournament was shot by Tony Jimenez with an 838 in the 3pm squad.  

LIGBT’s next tournament is our monthly house shot event at S. Levittown on Sunday, March 13th 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 Garden City 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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