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JULIO ARNOLD WINS LIGBT THANKSGIVING MAJOR

Posted On: November 27, 2017

Plainview, NY:  Julio Arnold, a 38 year old security officer from Woodside, NY, won the $3,000 top prize at The LIGBT Thanksgiving Major held at AMF Plainview. Julio shot an incredible 293 handicap game to defeat second place finisher Kameron Smith, Mamaronek, NY by 58 pins. While Kameron’s 235 earned him $1,500 for second place, finishing third was Sean Teahan, Islip, NY with a 222 worth $750. Rounding out the top 4 was senior bowler Dave Soren, Long Beach, NY with a 208 worth $500.

Julio, who has been an LIGBT member since 2010 but had not won a title since 2011, took out his 6-year frustration in the final shootout. Julio started out with a 10 pin spare and then threw 8 strikes in a row to lock up the title by the 8th frame. The battle for second place wasn’t decided until the final frame. Sean and Kameron were tied and when Kameron struck on his first ball, and Sean didn’t, Kameron locked up the runner-up position.

The AMF Plainview event drew a nice Thanksgiving weekend crowd of 193 entries, advanced 34 bowlers to the finals and paid out $11,410. The cut scores on the “Turnpike” pattern ranged from 726 to 746. High series of the tournament was shot by James Marino, Lindenhurst, NY with an 874 in the Friday, 8pm squad. There were 2 wildcard bonuses. The Friday night wildcard was won by Adam DeRossi, Massapequa Park, NY with a 1,400 six game series and the Sunday wildcard was won by Phil Rivera, Franklin Square, NY with a 1437. The no-tap jackpot was hit three times; Eddie Eng won $276 on Friday night, Rob Longiaru won $195 on Sunday at 3pm, and Sun Kim won $84 on Sunday at 5pm.  

LIGBT’s next tournament is a special low entry fee house shot event at Coram Country Lanes on Sunday, December 3rd (1pm & 3pm.) 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 $100. Entry fee for each squad is only $65. To view the final results of the AMF Plainview Thanksgiving Major please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Sayville Flowers and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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JAMES HELLEN IS LIGBT’S NEWEST CHAMPION!

Posted On: November 20, 2017

Levittown, NY:  James Hellen, a 34 year old right hander from Long Beach, NY, won his first LIGBT title by defeating Mike Nenna, Tobyhanna, PA 261-245 at Levittown Lanes. James, who joined the club this year, earned $1,000 for his victory while Mike earned $500. Rounding out the top 5 was third place finisher Cameron Potts, Babylon, NY with a 238 worth $300, fourth went to Jimmy Walsh, Glen Cove, NY with a 205 worth $275, and fifth was taken by Peter McDonald, N. Bellmore, NY with a 186 worth $250.

The 5-person shootout got off to a hot start on the house shot pattern. Three of the five competitors began with doubles with James kicking off his game with a triple. Cameron started off slow but threw 5 strikes from the fifth frame on and could have won his first title with a strike in the 10th. Mike also could have won his first title but a split in the 10th cost him the trophy. James secured his title with a great finish; a double in the 8th and 9th frames and a mark in the final frame.

The Levittown event drew a nice crowd of 109 entries, advanced 20 bowlers to the finals and paid out an amazing $4,605 despite the reduced entry fee of $65. The house shot pattern created reasonable cut scores of; 726 & 741. High series of the tournament was shot by Emmanuel Edobor-Osula, S. Richmond, NY, with an 804 in the second squad. The wildcard winner was Michael Spindel, Plainview, NY with a 1424 six game series. Natalie Villemure, Levittown, NY was added to the finals as high women with a 737 series in the 3:30pm squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is the annual Thanksgiving Major at AMF Plainview November 24 & 26. The top 4 prizes are guaranteed to pay $3,000-$1,500-$750-$500 and 1 in 6 each squad advances to the finals and earns a minimum of $150. To view the final results of the Levittown house shot event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Torch Bowling, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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LOU GETZELMAN WINS HIS FIRST LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: November 06, 2017

Meadow, NY: Louis Getzelman, a 61 year old business owner from Massapequa, NY, won the $1,000 top prize at LIGBT’s Sport Shot event held at AMF E. Meadow. Lou’s won his first LIGBT title by defeating Rafael Ongjoco, Babylon, NY 236-230 in the final shootout. While Rafael earned $500 for second, Leslie Farrell, Flushing, NY took third with a 218 worth $300. Rounding out the top 6 was fourth place finisher Dave Soren, Long Beach, NY with a 215 worth $250, fifth went to Jerry Maley, Bayside, NY with a 201 earning him $225 and sixth was taken by Archie Nabas with a 199 worth $200.
The 6 bowler final shootout was a matter of survival as everyone had an open by the fourth frame. Lou and Rafael both doubled in the 7th and 8th frames to pull away from the field. Going into the last frame Lou had an 8 pin lead and when he marked it gave him his first LIGBT title.

The AMF E. Meadow event drew a crowd of 62 entries, advanced 11 bowlers to the finals and paid out $3,295. The cut scores on the “Alcatraz” pattern were moderate; 718 & 706. High series of the tournament was shot by the second place finisher Rafael with a 743 in the 1pm squad. The wildcard bonus was won by Jimmy Walsh, Glen Cove, NY with a 1378 six game series. No one hit the no-tap jackpot and is now worth $212.  

LIGBT’s next tournament is a special low entry fee house shot event at Levittown Lanes on Sunday, November 19th (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 $100. Entry fee for each squad is only $65. To view the final results of the AMF E. Meadow event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Sayville Flowers and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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