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JOSH VALDES REPEATS AS CHAMPION

Posted On: July 25, 2016

Levittown, NY:  Josh Valdes, a 33 year-old FDNY EMT from Staten Island, won his second consecutive house shot title at S. Levittown Lanes. Josh defeated Matt Stahura, Bayside, NY   286-253 to earn the $1,000 top prize. While Matt earned $600 for second, Jarret McMillan, Jamaica, NY came in third with a 250 worth $400. Fourth went to Robert Aiello, Oceanside, NY with a 203 earning him $300.

The shootout was a good one as Josh didn’t earn the title until late in the match. After 5 frames Josh was trailing due to an open in his second frame and no string of early strikes. But he starting cranking out the strikes in the fifth frame with 5 in a row and coasted to a 33 pin victory. Matt secured his second place finish with spare in the final frame. Josh was the only title holder in the final shootout.

The South Levittown house shot tournament drew a great summer crowd of 124 entries, advanced 21 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $4,700. The house shot resulted in high cut scores; 784 at 1pm squad and 755 at 3pm. High handicap series of the tournament was shot by Matt in the 1pm squad with an 845.   

LIGBT’s next tournament, featuring a sport shot, is at AMF E. Meadow on Sunday, August 7th 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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HECTOR DIAZ JR. WINS 2ND LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: July 18, 2016

New Hyde Park, NY:  Hector Diaz Jr., a 37 year old IT Director from the Bronx, NY won his second LIGBT tournament at Herrill Lanes on Sunday.  Hector defeated his good friend Dwayne Redman, a toll collector also from the Bronx, 241-220 to win the $1,000 top prize. While Dwayne took home $600, third place went to NYC policeman Mike Simeone, Wantagh, NY with a 171 worth $400. Rounding out the final 4 was soon to be married Andrew Mienkiewicz, Massapequa, NY, with a 169 earning him $300.

The final shootout was a good one since there was only a 12 pin handicap difference among the 4 bowlers. Hector started the match with a double and never looked back. He continued to mark while the other 3 bowlers had several opens. Dwayne had a chance to make it close at the end but a muscle cramp in his arm severely limited his ability to throw the ball. With only one open Hector breezed to victory.

The Herrill Lanes tournament drew a great summer crowd of 130 entries, advanced 23 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $5,100. The tournament pattern was “Beijing” (35 feet) resulting in some of the lowest cut scores of the year: 669 at 1pm and 673 at 3pm. High series of the tournament was shot by David Chu, New York, NY with a 774  in the 3pm squad. Eddie Eng was the wildcard winner with a six game block of 1341.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a house shot event at Levittown Lanes on Sunday, July 24th. 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 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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JEONGHUN JI WINS LIGBT JULY 4TH MAJOR

Posted On: July 05, 2016

Farmingdale, NY:  Jeonghun Ji, a 33 year-old importer from Flushing, NY, won the $2,000 top prize at LIGBT’s 2016 July 4th Weekend Major at Farmingdale Lanes. Jeonghun won his first LIGBT title with an impressive 261 game giving him a 39 pin victory over second place finisher Lenny Nguyen, Flushing, NY who earned $1,000 with a 222. Finishing third was Steve Chiu, Little Neck, NY with a 216 worth $750 and fourth was taken by Eduardo DeJesus, Bronx, NY with a 189 worth $500.

Jeonghun won his first LIGBT title was a consistent performance in the shootout. He started with a double and stayed clean the rest of the game. When Jeonghun doubled in his last 2 frames the other bowlers were forced to shoot for second place. The other three shootout bowlers all shot well but were hurt by splits as each threw 3 of them during the shootout.

The LIGBT July 4th Weekend Major drew a 4 squad crowd of 214 entries plus 33 desperado entries. A total of 39 bowlers cashed in a prize fund that paid $9,820. Kegel’s 38 foot Taj Mahal pattern was used and scoring was moderate with cuts ranging from 698 to 722. High series of the tournament was shot by Hector Diaz Jr., Bronx, NY with a 796 in the Sunday 3pm squad. Twelve bowlers earned a brand new Brunswick Mastermind Strategy by shooting the high handicap score each game in every squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a sport shot event at Herrill Lanes on Sunday, July 17h (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 July 4th 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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