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JOE SCIANNA WINS HIS FIRST LIGBT TITLE October 29, 2017

Posted On: October 30, 2017

Babylon, NY:  Joe Scianna, a 50 year old right-hander from Ronkonkoma, NY, won the $1,000 top prize at LIGBT’s Sport Shot event held at AMF Babylon. Joe’s first LIGBT title became reality when he defeated Lenny Nguyen, New York, NY 235-220 in the final shootout. While Lenny earned $500 for second, Joe Kingston, Ronkonkoma, NY took third with a 214 worth $300. Rounding out the top 4 was Jarret McMillan, Jamaica, NY with a 196 earning him $250.

The final shootout consisted of 4 very good bowlers with all having a shot at the title going into the final frame. When Jarret opened in the tenth his championship bid ended. Joe Kingston was on a double heading into the 10th but a ringing 10 pin cost him the title. Lenny also could have won with a double but a stone 8 pin ruined his chance. Joe Scianna secured his title with a trip 4 pin strike giving him a 15 pin victory.

The AMF Babylon event drew a crowd of 86 entries, advanced 15 bowlers to the finals and paid out $3,970. The cut scores on the “Boardwalk” pattern were moderate; 701 & 714. High series of the tournament was shot by Cynthia Cooke, Patchogue, NY with a 792 in the 3:30pm squad. The wildcard bonus was won by Eddie Cintron, Laurelton, NY with a 1389 six game series. Joe Scianna won the no-tap jackpot worth $552 in the second squad to make his total earnings for the day $1,552.  

LIGBT’s next tournament is a regular sport shot event at AMF East Meadow on Sunday, November 5th (1pm & 3:30pm.) Top prizes are guaranteed at $1,000-$500-$300-$250 with 1 in 6 each squad advancing to the finals and guaranteed a minimum of $150. Entry fees are $80 & $70. To view the final results of the AMF Babylon event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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CHRIS WERBEN WINS LIGBT FALL MAJOR

Posted On: October 23, 2017

                                                               

TOP:Herrill Lanes Manager Cynthia Guarino
        and Champion Chris Werben                                                                
BOTTOM:Vito Genova Sr. and Chris Werben

New Hyde Park, NY:  Chris Werben, E. Meadow, NY, won the $3,000 top prize at LIGBT’s Fall Major held at Herrill Lanes. Chris won his first LIGBT title by defeating Vito Genova Sr., Franklin Square, NY 243-240 in an exciting final shootout. Vito earned $1,500 for second while Archie Nabas, Queens Village, NY finished third with a 223 worth $750. Rounding out the final 6 shootout was 4th place finisher Johnny Kim, Fresh Meadows, NY with a 218 worth $600, 5th went to Staci Minkoff, Flushing, NY with a 202 worth $550 and 6th went to Ed Marquez, Elmont, NY with a 186 earning him $500.

The final 6 shootout, which paid out $6,900, was not decided until the final frame. Vito got off to a hot start with 4 strikes to take an early lead. Vito held the lead until he opened three times in the middle of the game. Meanwhile Chris kept filling frames and when Vito doubled in the 9th and 10th he forced Chris to fill 18 pins. Chris threw a strike on his first ball in the final frame to secure the Fall Major championship and the $3,000 top prize.

The Fall Major tournament drew a nice crowd of 228 entries including desperado entries. A total of 36 bowlers cashed in a prize fund that paid $12,160. The PBA Chameleon pattern was put down and scoring was moderate with cuts ranging from 696 to 727. High series of the tournament was shot by Robert Mendez, Brooklyn, NY with a 773 in the Friday 10pm squad. No one hit the no-tap jackpot all weekend and it is now worth $440 at our next event at AMF Babylon.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a sport shot event at AMF Babylon on Sunday, October 29th (1pm & 3:30pm). 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 $150. Entry fees are only $80 & $70. For complete results of the Fall Major please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Torch Bowling, Knockout Ball Cleaner, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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JARRET MCMILLAN WINS HIS FIRST LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: October 09, 2017

Deer Park, NY:  Jarret McMillan, a LIFT driver from Jamaica, NY, won the $2,000 top prize at LIGBT’s Match Play Championship event hosted by Strike 10 Deer Park. Jarret’s first LIGBT title was accomplished when he defeated Mack Oakman Jr., Melville, NY 242-234 in the final shootout. While Mack earned $1,000 for second, Beverly Parker, Brooklyn, NY took third with a 228 worth $500. Rounding out the top 5 was Yon Gyo Phark, Flushing NY with a 208 worth $350 and fifth went to Joe Scianna, Ronkonkoma, NY with a 197 worth $300.

The final 5 shootout was a great match. The handicap difference between the 5 bowlers was an enormous 60 pins. Mack Oakman led most of the way as he filled all 10 frames. Jarret stayed close but when he opened in the 8th frame he trailed Mack by 16 pins. Jarret needed a strong finish and when he tripled in the final 2 frames he secured the $2,000 title.

The Strike 10 Deer Park event drew a nice crowd of 149 entries (plus 24 desperados), advanced 30 bowlers to the finals and paid out $8,700. The cut scores on the “Broadway” pattern were moderate; 704-726. High series of the tournament was shot by James Dickerson, Norwalk, CT with an 844 in the Friday, 10pm squad. Three bowlers hit the no-tap jackpot; Eddie Eng won $656 in the Friday-10pm squad, Jarret McMillan won $76 in the Sunday 1pm squad, and James Mora won $70 in the Sunday 3:30pm squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is our annual Fall Major at Herrill Lanes; October 20th & 22nd. Top prizes are guaranteed at $3,000-$1,500-$500-$350-$300 with 1 in 6 each squad advancing to the finals and guaranteed a minimum of $150. Entry fee are $100 & $80. To view the final results of the Strike 10 Deer Park event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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