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CYNTHIA COOKE WINS $5,000 AT LIGBT SUPER TOURNAMENT #2

Posted On: May 29, 2017

Plainview, NY:  Cynthia Cooke, a left-handed hospital employee from Patchogue, NY won the $5,000 top prize at AMF Plainview at LIGBT’s Super Tournament #2. Cynthia defeated James Dickerson 230-203 to win her third LIGBT title. James, who is from Norwalk, CT earned $2,500 for his runner-up position. Finishing third was Fred Jankowsky, Staten Island, NY with a 194 worth $1,250. Fourth place went to Mike Simeone, Lindenhurst, NY with a 185 worth $1,000.

The Super Tournament final shootout was a pressure packed match with over $10,000 up for grabs. Cynthia’s road to victory got off to a rocky start a she missed three consecutive spares in the first three frames. Meanwhile, James started the shootout with a double and all marks through the first 6 frames making up the 40 pin handicap difference between the two bowlers.

In the second half of the shootout Cynthia actually bowled a better scratch score than James. When Cynthia tripled in the 6th through 8th frames she secured her first title in many years. By the 9th frame James had secured second place and the only competition was to see who would finish in third and fourth place. Mike needed a mark in the final frame to jump to third but left an open which gave Fred third place and Mike fourth.  

The Super Tournament drew an amazing crowd of 456 entries plus 46 desperado entries. There were 83 finalists who shared in a $28,090 prize fund. Twenty-one DV8 Pitbulls were won in the high game pots, and another $24,000 was paid out in additional side action. Total payout for the weekend was over $55,000!

There were other big winners at AMF Plainview via the no-tap jackpot. Joe Scianna earned $630 in the Friday 10pm squad. Kameron Smith won $415 in the Sunday 2:30pm squad and Sun Kim won $150 in the Sunday 5pm squad. Cut scores on the “Boardwalk” pattern were low all weekend and ranged from 664 to 704. High series of the weekend was shot by Sam Cooke, the champion’s husband, with an 805 series in the Friday 8pm squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is Sunday, June 4th at AMF Babylon. This 2 squad event features guaranteed prizes of $1,000-$500-$300-$250 and 1 in 4 advancing to the finals each squad. Entry fees are $80 and $70 and the lane pattern will be WTBA’s “London” For complete results of Super Tournament #2 please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Torch Bowling, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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GLORIA SMITH WINS HER FIRST LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: May 22, 2017

E. Meadow, NY:  Gloria Smith, a FedEx employee from Mamaroneck, NY, won the $1,000 top prize at LIGBT’s sport shot event at AMF E. Meadow. Gloria defeated second place finisher William Luna, Corona, NY 31-28 in a roll off (224 tie) to win her first title. William was looking for his second consecutive title earned $500 for his runner-up position. Finishing third was Robert Aiello, Oceanside, NY, with a 219 worth $300. Rounding out the top 5 was 4th place finisher Robert Mendez, Brooklyn, NY with a 191 worth $275 and Curtis Hetmeyer, Brooklyn, NY who finished fifth and took home $250.The final 5 shootout started out slow with all 5 contestants having at least one open by the 4th frame. Going into the 8th frame Gloria and William were tied with Robert staying close. Incredibly Gloria and William opened the last 3 frames to remain tied while Robert failed to double in the final frame to take the title. To break the tie a 9th/10th frame roll off was bowled with Gloria coming out on top by 3 pins.

The AMF E. Meadow event drew a good crowd of 121 entries, advanced 25 bowlers to the finals and paid out $4,885. The cut scores on the “Turnpike” pattern were 704 & 714. High series of the tournament was shot by William Luna with a 788 in the first squad. The wildcard winner was Pak Wong, New York, NY with a 1393 series. The no bonus pins pot winners were Scott Kampf (703), Robert Mendez (694), Justin Kampf (701), and Gloria Smith (696). The no-tap jackpot was not hit in either squad and has grown to $465.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 3-day Super Tournament at AMF Plainview (May 26-28) with guaranteed top prizes $5,000-$2,500-$1,250-$1,000 with 1 in 6 each squad advancing to the finals and guaranteed a minimum of $150. Entry fee is $80 per squad. 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, Torch Bowling, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.



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WILLIAM LUNA WINS LIGBT ASTORIA HOUSE SHOT EVENT

Posted On: May 08, 2017

Astoria, NY:  William Luna, a NYC policeman from Corona, NY, won his first LIGBT title by defeating his friend Johnny Kim, Fresh Meadows, NY 246-245 at Astoria Bowl. William earned $1,000 for his victory while Johnny earned $500. Rounding out the top 4 was third place finisher Emmanuel Edobor-Osula, S. Richmond Hill, NY with a 234 worth $300 and fourth went to 5-time title holder Cary Fishman, NYC with a 224 worth $250.

The final shootout went down to the last ball. Going into the final frame all 4 bowlers could have won the title. When Johnny doubled in the tenth it forced William to knock down 19 pins to win. William converted a 2 pin spare and then threw a great shot leaving only the 10 pin to secure a 1 pin victory and his first LIGBT trophy.

The Astoria Bowl house shot tournament drew a nice crowd of 92 entries, advanced 16 bowlers to the finals and paid out $3,650. The tournament pattern was “Bourbon Street” creating cut scores of 775 at 1pm and 763 at 3:30pm. High series of the tournament was shot by Sean Kelly, Maspeth, NY with an 861 in the 3:30pm squad. The wildcard winner was Johnny Kim, with a 1509 six game series.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a sport shot event at AMF E. Meadow on Sunday, May 21st. 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. All bonus pins will be frozen at the next event. Entry fees at AMF E. Meadow are $70 & $60.  To view the final results of the Astoria 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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ANDREW MIENKIEWICZ WINS HIS SECOND LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: May 01, 2017

New Hyde Park, NY:  Andrew Mienkiewicz, a 33 year old Project Manager from Massapequa, NY, won the $1,000 top prize at LIGBT’s very challenging sport shot event at Herrill Lanes. Andrew defeated second place finisher Taisha Jolliffe, Briarwood, NY 220-216 in a record low scoring final match. While Taisha earned $500, finishing third was Abel David, Franklin Square, NY, with a 209 earning $300. Rounding out the top 4 was Vinny Nguyen, Flushing, NY with a 180 worth $250.

The Herrill Lanes event was one of the lowest scoring tournaments in LIGBT history. The final 4 survived a brutal “Stockholm” pattern. By the second frame everyone already had an open. Abel held the early lead but two late splits cost him a chance at the title. Taisha had a 6 pin leading going into the final frame. When she marked in the 10th she forced Andrew to throw a double for the title. Andrew won the title with a tripped 4 pin and a Jersey strike which made up for a stoned 8 pin in his 8th frame.

The Herrill Lanes event drew a nice crowd of 113 entries, advanced an incredible 31 bowlers to the finals (almost 1 in 3) and paid out $5,760. The cut scores on the “Stockholm” pattern were very low; 652 & 641. High series of the tournament was shot by Jose Ferreira, Woodside, NY with a 771 in the second squad. The wildcard winner was Chris Werben, Brooklyn, NY with a 1278 series. The no bonus pins pot winners were Ron Hatchett (628), Jimmy Walsh (652), and Karl Nystrom (634). The no-tap jackpot was hit in the first squad as Nick Vaccaro, Floral Park, NY won $506.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a house shot event at Astoria Bowl on Sunday, May7th. 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 fees are $70 & $60. To view the final results of the Herrill 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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