News December 2017


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Posted On: December 18, 2017

Plainview, NY:  Calvin Nottingham, a 67 year old right-hander from Deer Park, NY won LIGBT’s annual holiday tournament at AMF Plainview. Calvin defeated Kevin Miller, New York, NY 221-218 to win his first LIGBT title and the $1,500 top prize. While Kevin won $1,000 for second, Andrew McKenna, Franklin Square, NY finished third with a 210 worth $750. Rounding out the top 4 was Maniram Basdeo, Bronx, NY with a 205 worth $500.

The final shootout had the most shocking ending in LIGBT history. The shootout was close as scoring was low and strikes hard to come by. Going into the final frame Kevin had a 10 pin lead over Calvin. Calvin finished with a spare and strike which meant Kevin needed just 8 pins to win the match. He threw a 7 count on his first ball and missed all 3 pins to give Calvin his first LIGBT victory in shocking fashion.

The AMF Plainview holiday tournament drew a record crowd of 220 entries, advanced 36 bowlers to the finals, and paid out $9,750. The tournament pattern was “Stockholm” (34 feet) resulting in cut scores of: 709 at noon, 728 at 2pm and 731 at 4pm. High series of the tournament was shot by Weldon Drayton Jr., Central Islip, NY in the second squad with an 839 series. The wildcard winner was Brendan Delaney, Levittown, NY with a 1436 six game series. Sun Kim, Flushing, NY won $410 in the no-tap jackpot in the 4pm squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is our annual New Year’s Day Marathon (scratch and handicap) at S. Levittown Lanes. This 5 game event features a 1 in 4 cashing ratio and an $80 entry fee. For complete results of the AMF Plainview holiday tournament please visit The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Torch Bowling, Knockout Ball Cleaner, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.



Posted On: December 04, 2017

Coram, NY:  James Hellen, a 34 year old right hander from Long Beach, NY, won his second consecutive LIGBT house shot title by defeating Connor Druhm, Bayport, NY 263-254 at Coram Country Lanes. James earned $1,000 for his victory while Connor, who is recovering from wrist surgery, earned $500. Rounding out the top 5 was third place finisher senior Sal Florindo, Forest Hills, NY with a 251 worth $350, fourth went to Darcy Monroe, E. Meadow, NY with a 217 worth $300, and fifth was taken by Adam DeRossi, Massapequa Park, NY with a 180 worth $250.

The man shootout was well bowled with a lot of strikes. Darcy got off to a fast start with 4 in a row but 3 late splits hurt his title hopes. Adam struggled the entire match and had to settle for 5th place. Sal hit the pocket all game and threw a no-tap 300 but fell short by just 12 pins. The champion wasn’t decided until the 10th frame as Connor needed a double to win. Unfortunately he left a 10 pin which gave James the title and $1,000 top prize. 

The Coram Country Lanes event drew a nice crowd of 106 entries, advanced 18 bowlers to the finals and paid out an amazing $4,200 despite the reduced entry fee of $65. The house shot pattern created cut scores of; 777 & 776. High series of the tournament was shot by our champion James with an 880 in the first squad. The wildcard winner was our third place finisher Sal with a 1472 six game series.

LIGBT’s next tournament is the annual Holiday event at AMF Plainview, Sunday, December 3rd. The top 4 prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,500-$750-$500-$300 and 1 in 6 each squad advances to the finals and earns a minimum of $150. To view the final results of the Coram Country Lanes house shot event please visit The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Torch Bowling, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.