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HECTOR PEREZ WINS HIS FIRST LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: September 26, 2016

Whitestone, NY:  Hector Perez, a 40 year old bartender from Whitestone, NY won his first LIGBT title in a clutch performance. Hector defeated Phil Rivera, Franklin Square, NY 256-252 to win the $1,200 top prize. While Phil won $600 for second, Jeonghun Ji, College Point, NY finished third with a 239 worth $400. Rounding out the top 4 was the defending Whitestone champion Andrew Mienkiewicz, Massapequa, NY with a 202 worth $300.

Hector’s road to victory was an up and down affair.  Hector took a commanding lead with an early triple but gave the lead back with opens in the 5th and 8th frames. Phil, who had struck in the 8th and 9th frames, could have shut Hector out with strike in the 10th but he spared giving Hector a chance at the title. Hector needed a double and threw 2 perfect shots to claim his first LIGBT trophy.

The Whitestone Lanes tournament drew a nice fall crowd of 92 entries, advanced 17 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $4,160. The house shot event produced high cut scores: 773 at 1pm and 759 at 3:30pm. High series of the tournament was shot by Alex Padmore, Jamaica, NY with an 832 in the 1pm squad. The wildcard winner was Pak Wong, New York, NY with a 1503.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 5-game handicap marathon on Sunday; October 2nd at AMF Plainview. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,500-1st, $750-2nd, $400-3rd, & $300-4th. One in 5 will cash for a minimum of $100. Entry fee is $90 for members and $100 for non-members. Running at the same time will be a special 5-game scratch marathon with an entry fee of $75. For complete results of the Whitestone Lanes tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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TONY JIMENEZ WINS HIS FIRST LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: September 19, 2016

New Hyde Park, NY:  Tony Jimenez, a retired 65 year old right hander from Massapequa Park, NY won his first LIGBT title in dominating fashion. Tony defeated Steve Chiu, Little Neck, NY 261-203 to win the $1,200 top prize. While Steve won $600 for second, Andrew Mienkiewicz, Massapequa, NY finished third with a 198 worth $400. Rounding out the top 4 was last event’s winner Justin Kampf, Levittown, NY, with a 184 worth $300.

Tony was leading the final shootout even before he threw his first ball due to the fact he was getting 20 more pins in handicap than the other 3 competitors. Tony started out hot with 6 consecutive marks, including a triple, which gave him an insurmountable lead. By the late frames the contest was for second place and when Steve marked in the tenth he edged out Andrew by 5 pins.   

The Herrill Lanes tournament drew a nice fall crowd of 92 entries, advanced 17 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $4,220. The tournament pattern was “Winding Road” (39 feet) resulting in moderate cut scores: 693 at 1pm and 699 at 3pm. High series of the tournament was shot by John Mienkiewicz, Plainview, NY with a 766  in the 1pm squad. Amazingly, a father and son were both squad leaders! The wildcard winner was Paulo Martins, New York, NY with a 1370. The women bonus winner was Tiffany Ocasio, Lynbrook, NY with a 678.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a house shot event at Whitestone Lanes on Sunday; September 25th. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,200-1st, $600-2nd, $400-3rd, & $300-4th. 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 Herrill Lanes tournament please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

Tony Jimenez with his son Adam DeRossi

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JUSTIN KAMPF WINS HIS FIRST LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: September 05, 2016

Farmingdale, NY:  Justin Kampf, a pro shop manager and student, from Levittown, NY defeated Damilyn LaCarruba, Lindenhurst, NY, 233-228 in the final shootout of LIGBT’s Match Play Championships held at Farmingdale Lanes. Justin joined his brother and father as LIGBT champions. Justin earned $1,500 for his victory while Damilyn earned $800. Rounding out the final 4 were Ed Eng, Flushing, NY with a 224 worth $600 and Yon Gyo Phark, Flushing, NY 209 worth $500.

The final shootout was extremely exciting and watched by a huge crowd.  Justin started the match with 4 out of 5 strikes while the other 3 bowlers had a least one open frame the first half of the game. But when Justin threw a split in the 6th frame he gave up the lead to both Ed and Damilyn. Ed had a chance to lock out Justin but opened in the 10th frame. Damilyn also had a chance to win but lost 8 pins in count the final 3 frames. Justin needed a mark in the final frame to win and he converted a spare to claim his first title.

The Farmingdale Lanes tournament drew a great summer crowd of 178 entries plus 39 desperado entries, advanced 34 bowlers to the finals, and paid out an $8,000 prize fund. The tournament pattern was “Athens” (40 feet) resulting in moderate cut scores: 705 at noon, 717 at 2pm, and 703 at 4pm. High series of the tournament was shot by Darryl Freeman with a 755  in the 4pm squad. High handicap scores in the noon squad won Brunswick balls; William Luna (260), Frank Williams (260), and Hector Diaz Jr. (263).   

LIGBT’s next tournament is a sport shot event at Herrill Lanes on Sunday; September 18th. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,200-1st, $600-2nd, $400-3rd, & $300-4th. 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 Farmingdale 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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