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HECTOR DIAZ JR. WINS LIGBT MEMORIAL MAJOR

Posted On: May 30, 2016

Babylon, NY:  Hector Diaz Jr., a 36 year-old IT Director from the Bronx, NY, won the $2,000 top prize at LIGBT’s 2016 Memorial Day Weekend Major at AMF Babylon. Hector secured his first LIGBT title with an impressive 235 game giving him a 13 pin victory over second place finisher Christopher Lee, New York, NY who earned $1,000 with a 222. Finishing third was Frank Lunghi, Farmingdale, NY with a 219 worth $750 and fourth was taken by Gary Paulsen, Massapequa, NY with a 212 worth $500.

The final 4 shootout was dominated early by Hector as he struck in the first 4 out of 5 frames to take a commanding 40 pin lead. But in the final frame, due to some late opens by Hector and a string of strikes by Chris and Gary it was anyone’s title. Both Chris and Gary needed a double in the tenth to win the title but both failed to complete the comeback.

The LIGBT Memorial Day Weekend Major drew a strong 4 squad crowd of 220 entries plus 36 desperado entries. A total of 42 bowlers cashed in a prize fund that paid $10,190. Kegel’s 41 foot Turnpike pattern was used and scoring was on the moderate side for an LIGBT major with cuts ranging from 701 to 723. High series of the tournament was shot by Scott Teitler, Patchogue, NY with a 796 in the Sunday 3pm squad. Thirteen bowlers earned a Brunswick Ultimate Nirvana by shooting the high handicap score each game in every squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a house shot event at Astoria Bowl on Sunday, June 5th (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 Memorial 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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JASON NICHOLAS WINS 2ND LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: May 23, 2016

E. Meadow, NY:  Jason Nicholas, a 42 year old IT Director from Wantagh, NY loves AMF East Meadow. Jason won his second LIGBT tournament with both victories coming at East Meadow.  Jason defeated Gary Paulsen, Massapequa, NY 243-225 to win the $1,000 top prize. While Gary took home $500 third place went to Jerry Maley, Bayside, NY with a 214 worth $350. Rounding out the final 4 was Mike Nian, also from Bayside, NY, with a 208 earning him $300.

Jason’s second title was due to a clutch finish. Scoring was low throughout the shootout and as the match entered the 7th frame the top 3 bowlers were separated by less than 5 pins. While Gary doubled in his last 2 frames Jason threw four in a row from frames 7 through 10 to take the title. It was a great finish enjoyed by a big crowd that remained to see who won.

The AMF East Meadow tournament drew a nice spring crowd of 115 entries, advanced 20 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $4,400. The tournament pattern was Kegel’s “Dead Man’s Curve” (42 feet) resulting in cut scores of 725 in the 1pm squad and 727 in the 3pm squad. High series of the tournament was shot by Jerry Maley, Bayside, NY with an 831 in the 3pm squad. Justin Kampf was the wildcard winner with a 1413.

LIGBT’s next tournament is our 2-day Memorial Weekend Major at AMF Babylon (Friday, May 27 and Sunday, May 29). 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 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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CHRISTIAN RUIZ WINS HIS FIRST LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: May 16, 2016

Whitestone, NY:  Christian Ruiz, a staff member at RAB Country Lanes in Staten Island NY, won his first LIGBT handicap title with a victory at Whitestone Lanes. Christian defeated Andre Matos, Bronx, NY, 275-244 to earn the $1,000 top prize. While Andre earned $500 for second, Jonathan Wilson, New York City, came in third with a 242 worth $350. Finishing fourth went to Nasir Ashraf, Jackson Heights, NY with a 205 earning him $300.

All 4 shootout finalists were looking for their first LIGBT title. Christian took the early lead with a triple in frames 3 through 5 and never looked back. When Christian opened in the ninth frame both Andre and Jonathan had a chance to make it close both neither could put a string of strikes together. Despite the event being bowled on a house shot no one threw more than 3 strikes in a row and all 4 shootout finalists had at least one open frame.

The Whitestone Lanes house shot tournament drew a great crowd of 135 entries, advanced 24 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $5,255. The house shot resulted in moderate cut scores for an easy pattern; 763 at 1pm squad and 762 at 3pm. High handicap series of the tournament was shot by Frank Spano in the 3pm squad with an 883.   

LIGBT’s next tournament is sport shot handicap event at AMF East Meadow on Sunday, May 22nd. 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 & $55. For complete results of the Whitestone 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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DAVE MARTORELLA WINS 2ND LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: May 02, 2016

New Hyde Park, NY:  Dave Martorella, a 46 year-old right hander from Meriden, CT, won his second LIGBT title with an exciting 2 pin victory over Maniram Basdeo and Ferrill McNeill, both from the Bronx, NY. Dave earned $1,000 with a 221 while Maniram and Ferrill, both shot a 219, earning $500 each. Finishing 4th and earning $300 was Joseph Fabio, Woodside, NY with a 181.

The 4 person shootout was close all ten frames. Ferrill had a 16 pin lead in the middle of the match as he was the only bowler without an open. But when Ferrill threw a split in the seventh frame it was anyone’s title to win. Dave grabbed the lead with a double in the 9th and 10th to give him his first LIGBT title in 3 years.

The Herrill Lanes tournament drew an incredible crowd of 175 entries, advanced 29 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $6,100. The tournament pattern was the USBC Open Championship (39 feet) resulting in cut scores of 697 in the 1pm squad and 692 in the 3pm squad. High series of the tournament was shot by Michael Cangelosi, Middle Village, NY with a 765 in the 3pm squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is our monthly house shot event at Whitestone Lanes on Sunday, May 15th 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 Herrill 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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