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JAMES DICKERSON WINS $3,000 AT LIGBT MAJOR

Posted On: August 29, 2016

Garden City, NY:  James Dickerson, a 48 year-old letter carrier from Norwalk, CT won the $3,000 top prize at LIGBT’s “End of Summer” Classic at AMF Garden City. James won his second LIGBT title with a 17 pin victory over Gary Paulsen, Massapequa, NY 233-216. While Gary earned $1,500, third place went to 5-time LIGBT title holder, Cary Fishman from NYC with a 192 worth $750. The final spot in the shootout went to Rafael Franco, NYC, with a 179 worth $500.   

The End of Summer Classic shootout was a good one with another exciting finish. James was giving handicap to the three shootout finalists but their advantage quickly disappeared as they had multiple opens and James stayed clean through the first 8 frames. Going into the 9th frame Gary had a 2 pin lead over James and amazingly both opened in the 9th. Gary shot first in the final frame and he chopped a spare to leave the door open for James. James doubled in the tenth to win the title and the big money.

The LIGBT “End of Summer” Classic drew a great crowd of 290 entries plus 40 desperado entries. A total of 59 bowlers cashed in a prize fund that paid $16,425. Kegel’s 41 foot Turnpike pattern was used and scoring was moderate with cuts ranging from 678 to 704. High series of the tournament was shot by Lou Getzelman with an 822 in the Sunday noon squad. Fifteen bowlers won a Brunswick Absolute Nirvana by shooting the high handicap score each game in every squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a special 3 squad event at Farmingdale Lanes on Sunday, September 4th (noon-2pm-4pm.) Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,500, $750, $400 and $300. One in 6 each squad advances to the finals and will cash for a minimum of $100. Entry fees are $75 & $65. For complete results of the End of Summer Classic please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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ANDREW MIENKIEWICZ FINALLY GETS HIS LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: August 22, 2016

Whitestone, NY:  The LIGBT has another first time champion as Andrew Mienkiewicz, Massapequa, NY, defeated Christoff Farrell, Ozone Park, NY 307-305 in the final shootout of LIGBT’s house shot tournament at Whitestone Lanes. Andrew’s 8 year quest for his first title was worth $1,200 while Christoff, who was also looking for his first LIGBT victory, earned $600. Finishing third was Tiffany Smalls, New York, NY with a 232 worth $400 and fourth went to Michelle LaSala, Whitestone, NY with a 190 worth $300.

The finish of the Whitestone final shootout had to be one of the most exciting in LIGBT history. While the two women struggled throughout the match the 2 men traded strikes most of the game. Christoff had a 13 pin lead going into 9th frame. When Andrew finished with the final 5 strikes it forced Christoff to throw the first one in the tenth to win the title. Unfortunately for Christoff, he left a 10 pin giving Andrew the victory.

The Whitestone Lanes tournament drew a great summer crowd of 126 entries, advanced 22 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $5,400. The house shot tournament produced very high cut scores as it took a 783 in the 1pm squad and a 774 in the 3pm to make the finals. High series of the tournament was shot by Tiffany Smalls, New York, NY with an 861 in the 3pm squad. Dave Soren was the wildcard winner with a six game block of 1553.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-day major event at AMF Garden City; Friday, August 26th and Sunday, August 28th. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $3,000-1st, $1,500-2nd, $750-3rd, & $500-4th. One in 6 each squad advances to the finals and cashes for a minimum of $150 with only 300 entries. Entry fee is $75 per squad. 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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DAVID PETRUZZIELLO JR. WINS HIS FIRST LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: August 09, 2016

East Meadow, NY:  David Petruzziello Jr., a 33 year old Auto Dealer General Manager from West Haven, CT won his first LIGBT tournament at AMF E. Meadow on Sunday.  David made the finals as the “wildcard” winner and swept through 4 final rounds to claim the $1,200 top prize. To win the LIGBT trophy David defeated Jeonghun Ji, Flushing, NY 271-227 in the final shootout. While Jeonghun earned $600 for second Andrew Mienkiewicz, Massapequa,NY earned $400 for third with a 216 and fourth went to Darcy Monroe, East Meadow, NY with a 206 worth $300.

The final shootout was close early as all 4 bowlers had an open by the third frame. David’s road to victory began, after he opened in the first frame, by throwing the next 5 out of 6 strikes. None of the other 3 competitors would put up a fight as David cruised to a 44 pin victory.

The AMF E. Meadow tournament drew a great summer crowd of 119 entries, advanced 21 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $5,200. The tournament pattern was “Alcatraz” (38 feet) resulting in moderate cut scores: 695 at 1pm and 671 at 3pm. High series of the tournament was shot by Jeonghun Ji with a 755  in the 3pm squad.  

LIGBT’s next tournament is a house shot event at Whitestone Lanes on Sunday; August 21st. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,200-1st, $600-2nd, $300-3rd, & $250-4th. One in 6 each squad advances to the finals and cashes for a minimum of $100. Entry fees are $70 & $60. For complete results of the AMF E. Meadow 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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