News June 2016


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Posted On: June 27, 2016

Rockville Centre, NY:  Derek Brandi, a 28 year old video editor from Whitestone, NY won his third LIGBT tournament in a low scoring shootout at Rockville Centre Lanes. Derek defeated Becky Novello, Brooklyn, NY 214-196 to win the $1,000 top prize. While Becky took home $500 for second, third went to Joe Freeman, Ridgewood, NY with a 187 worth $350. Rounding out the final 5 was fourth place finisher Cameron Potts, Babylon, NY, with a 183 earning $300 and Max Thomas, Stamford, CT with a 173 worth $250 finished fifth.

The final 5 shootout at RVC Lanes was one of the lowest in LIGBT history. The USBC Masters pattern proved challenging all day and was very apparent in the shootout. Out of the 50 frames bowled there were 20 opens (40%!) Cameron had the only double but also had 5 opens. Derrick won the title because he only had two open frames and when he struck in the tenth he secured the $1,000 victory.

The RVC Lanes tournament drew a nice summer crowd of 102 entries, advanced 18 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $3,790. The tournament pattern was the 2016 USBC Masters resulting in very low cut scores; 695 in the 1pm squad and 684 in the 3pm squad. High series of the tournament was shot by second place finisher Becky Novello with a 764 in the 3pm squad. Sal Florindo, Forest Hills, NY, was the wildcard winner with a 1366.

LIGBT’s next tournament is our 2-day July 4th Weekend Major at Farmingdale Lanes (Friday, July 1 and Sunday, July 3). 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. For complete results of the Rockville Centre Lanes tournament please visit The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.



Posted On: June 07, 2016

Astoria, NY:  Michelle Lasala, an office manager from Whitestone, NY, won her first LIGBT title with an historic victory at Astoria Bowl. Michelle defeated Emmanuel Edobar-Osula, Richmond Hill, NY, in LIGBT’s first ever 9th & 10th frame roll off 47-38 to earn the $1,000 top prize. Michelle and Emmanuel tied in regulation with a 225.  While Emmanuel earned $500 for second, David Ruiz, Whitestone, NY came in third with a 219 worth $350. Finishing fourth was Sueng Yoo, New York, NY with a 200 earning him $300.

All 4 shootout finalists were looking for their first LIGBT title. In a surprisingly low scoring match on a house shot, all 4 shootout finalists had an open by the 3rd frame. The only double of the match was thrown by Emmanuel in 8th and 9th frames. The 225 tie came as a result of Michelle throwing a strike on her final ball in the tenth while Emmanuel opened with a split.

The tie-breaking roll off was exciting. Emmanuel shot first and threw a strike. Michelle started with a spare and doubled and 7 in her extra final frame. Emmanuel needed a strike on his first ball in his extra 10th frame and completed the task. He needed 8 on his next shot to win the title but amazingly threw the ball in the gutter! Michelle was in shock at Emmanuel’s misfortune and both bowlers hugged each other when the match was over.

The Astoria Bowl house shot tournament drew a great crowd of 130 entries, advanced 23 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $4,830. The house shot resulted in moderate cut scores for an easy pattern; 759 at 1pm squad and 750 at 3pm. High handicap series of the tournament was shot by Emmanuel in the 3pm squad with an 833.   

LIGBT’s next tournament is sport shot handicap event at Rockville Centre Lanes on Sunday, June 26th. 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 Astoria Bowl tournament please visit The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.



Posted On: June 01, 2016

Syosset, NY: The Long Island Generations Bowling Tour (LIGBT) has completed its fall, spring and winter season 8 schedule that included 29 events throughout Long Island and Queens. Currently underway is a 9 event summer schedule that includes 2 major events, 3 house shot events, and 4 sport shot events. The LIGBT is a handicap bowling organization opened to all amateur bowlers with an average of less than 240.

Through LIGBT’s first 29 events there has only been 1 repeat champion; Archie Nabas, Queens Village, NY. Archie won his 2 titles at JIB and South Levittown Lanes. Three members have finished in the runner-up position twice; Sam Cooke, Patchogue, NY, Darryl McDuffie, Floral Park, NY and Andrew Mienkiewicz, Massapequa, NY.

Season 8 has already paid out over $180,000 in prize money and another $216,000 in side action. By the end of Season 8 over $500,000 will be won! Tommy Grunwald, Astoria, NY is the leading prize money winner with $5,000. Tommy’s has made only 1 finals this year in 7 events but he won the Super Tournament at Farmingdale Lanes that featured a $5,000 top prize. Adam DeRossi, Massapequa Park, NY is the second leading money winner with $3,205.

When you include prize money and side action the leading money earner is Jason Nicholas, Wantagh, NY with $10,765 in earnings. Two other bowlers have earned over $8,000; Darryl McDuffie and Sun Kim, Flushing, NY. The top 10 earns have all earned in excess of $5,000.

Being a constant casher is everyone’s goal. Terry Cooper, Brooklyn, NY and Adam DeRossi have both made the finals in 14 events. They have each bowled in 28 events for a 50% cashing ratio. The highest cashing ratio with 72% is Jason Nicholas. The top 12 cashers have made the finals in at least 10 events.

The LIGBT is a member’s only organization that is sponsored by Brunswick. All events use handicap scoring and only amateurs are welcome to participate. For additional information on the LIGBT please visit our website at or contact our office at 1.877.900.6464.