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MANIRAM BASDEO WINS HIS 4TH LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: April 24, 2017

Garden City, NY:  Maniram Basdeo, a 57 year old taxi driver from the Bronx, NY, won the $1,000 top prize at LIGBT’s sport shot event at AMF Garden City. Maniram defeated second place finisher John Fitzgerald, Plainview, NY 255-250 in an exciting final match. While John earned $500, finishing third was Mack Oakman Jr., Melville, NY with a 240 earning $300. Rounding out the top 4 was Julio Arnold, Woodside, NY with a 215 worth $250.

The Garden City final shootout was a great match with the winner not decided until the final frame. John took the lead in the middle of the match by throwing a 4 bagger. Meanwhile, Maniram spared his first 5 frames and then threw a split in the 6th leaving him 34 pins behind John. But Maniram was determined to capture his 4th title and he accomplished the feat by throwing a 4 timer to overcome the deficit and take the title. Mack who started with 2 opens, then threw all 9’s and strikes but couldn’t double in the final frame which would have given him the title.

The AMF Garden City event drew a great crowd of 123 entries, advanced 24 bowlers to the finals (1 in 5) and paid out $4,850. The cut scores on the “Autobahn” pattern were moderate; 710 & 708. High series of the tournament was shot by Jeonghun Ji, Flushing, NY with a 769 in the second squad. The wildcard winner was Julio Arnold with a 1366 series. The no bonus pins pot winners were Amanda Salyer (697), Marc Miller (701), and TJ Kim (696).

LIGBT’s next tournament is a special “1 in 4” sport shot event at Herrill Lanes on Sunday, April 30th. Top prizes are guaranteed at $1,000-$500-$300-$250 with 1 in 4 each squad advancing to the finals and guaranteed a minimum of $100. Entry fees are $80 & $70 and that includes the no-tap jackpot. To view the final results of the AMF Garden City 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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CARLOS JIMENEZ WINS LIGBT WHITESTONE EVENT

Posted On: April 10, 2017

Whitestone, NY:  Carlos Jimenez, an air conditioning technician from Jackson Heights, NY, won his first LIGBT title by defeating senior Ken Wright, Brooklyn, NY 329-287 at Whitestone Lanes. Carlos earned $1,000 for his victory while Ken earned $500. Rounding out the top 5 was third place finisher Joe LaBargo, Bayside, NY with a 238 worth $300, fourth went to James Marino, Lindenhurst, NY with a 233 worth $275 and fifth went to Jin Hong, Jamaica, NY with a 214 worth $250.

The final shootout was dominated by Carlos and Ken. Both went into the 9th frame at a 279 pace. When Ken opened in the 9th and Carlos struck the match was over. Joe put up a good fight by shooting a clean game with a triple but could not overcome the big scores by Carlos and Ken. James and Jin could not get a string of strikes going and had to settle for 4th and 5th place respectively.

The Whitestone Lanes house shot tournament drew a nice crowd of 100 entries, advanced 17 bowlers to the finals and paid out $3,925. The tournament pattern was erratic lane to lane resulting in lower than expected cut scores: 763 at 1pm and 733 at 3:30pm. High series of the tournament was shot by Leo Jiminian, East Elmhurst, NY with an 857 in the 1pm squad. The wildcard winner was Cary Fishman, NYC, with a 1422 six game series. James Marino bowled the only 300 game in the first squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a sport shot event at AMF Garden City on Sunday, April 23rd. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,000-$500-$300-$250 and 1 in 6 each squad will advance to the finals and earn a minimum of $100. Entry fees at AMF Garden City are $70 & $60.  To view the final results of the Whitestone Lanes 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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YON GYO PHARK WINS $3,000 AT LIGBT SPRING MAJOR

Posted On: April 03, 2017

Levittown, NY:  Yon Gyo Phark, a small business owner from Flushing, NY, won LIGBT’s Spring Major at Levittown Lanes. “Mr. Phark” captured his second LIGBT title by defeating Nick LaSerra, N. Massapequa, NY 286-251 to earn the $3,000 top prize. While Nick won $1,500 for second, finishing third was Abel David, Franklin Square, NY with a 229 worth $750. Rounding out the top 4 was Darryl Freeman, Forest Hills, NY with a 220 earning him $500. 

Mr. Phark had the highest average in the shootout which means he gave everyone handicap. But that didn’t bother Yon Gyo as he bowled the only clean game in the shootout which included 9 strikes. By the final frame Yon Gyo had secured the $3,000 top prize as he created a 35 pin lead. Nick, who was looking for his first LIGBT title, was able to secure second by having only one open frame and a double in a well bowled game on a very difficult pattern.

The LIGBT Spring Major drew a great crowd of 286 entries plus 34 desperado entries. A total of 63 bowlers cashed in a prize fund that paid $17,060. Kegel’s “Alcatraz was used and scoring was moderately with cuts ranging from 701 to 725. High series of the tournament was shot by John Maher with an 805 in the Sunday 1pm squad. The Friday night wildcard winners were Darryl Freeman (1422) and Joe Hatchett (1387.)

The “No-Tap” jackpot was hit 3 times: Ed Passaro for $500 on Friday at 8pm, Jimmy Walsh for $500 on Sunday at 1pm, and Curtis Hetmeyer for $100 on Sunday at 3pm. No one hit the jackpot on the last squad so it will be worth $260 in the first squad at the next sport shot event!

LIGBT’s next tournament is a house shot event Whitestone Lanes on Sunday, April 9th (1pm & 3:30pm.) Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,000, $500, $300 and $250. One in 6 advance to the finals and cash for a minimum of $100. Entry fees are $70 & $60. For complete results of the Spring Major please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Torch Bowling, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Randi Siegel Law Offices, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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