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NASIR ASHRAF WINS HIS FIRST LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: July 31, 2017

E. Meadow, NY:  Nasir Ashraf a 31 year old full time student from Jackson Heights, NY won LIGBT’s sport shot tournament at AMF E. Meadow. Nasir, who doesn’t put his thumb in the ball, defeated 2-time title holder Lenny Nguyen, Flushing, NY 270-242 in the final shootout. Nasir’s first title was worth $1,000 while Lenny earned $550 for second. Rounding out the top 4 was third place finisher Seth Marino, Lindenhurst, NY with a 229 worth $400 and fourth was John Baque Jr., East Meadow, NY with a 222 worth $300.

Nasir’s road to his first title began in the 1pm squad where he qualified with a 713 series. In the shootout Nasir began with an open frame but quickly recovered by throwing 4 strikes in the next 5 frames. Lenny had taken the early lead with a 4 timer but he gave it up with two open frames in the middle of the game. Nasir locked up his title with a triple in the last 3 frames to secure a 28 pin victory.

The AMF E. Meadow event drew a great summer crowd of 120 entries, advanced 30 bowlers to the finals (almost 1 in 3) and paid out $5,550. The cut scores on the “Alcatraz” pattern were low; 656 & 662. High series of the tournament was shot by Jonathan Robles, Jamaica, NY with a 730 in the second squad. The wildcard winner was Tavie Caratozzolo, Middle Village, NY with a 1275 series. The no-tap jackpot was hit in the first squad by Eddie Eng, Flushing, NY earning him $130. The bowling ball winners were Joe Hatchett and Utrice Coleman.

LIGBT’s next tournament is at Levittown Lanes on Sunday, August 6th. 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. 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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JOHN SANDANO WINS HIS FIRST LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: July 24, 2017

Astoria, NY:  John Sandano, a 71 year old school bus driver from Brooklyn, NY, won his first LIGBT title by defeating fellow senior bowler Tavie Caratozzolo, Middle Village, NY 239-237 at Astoria Bowl. John earned $1,000 for his victory while Tavie earned $500. Rounding out the top 4 was third place finisher Sean Kelly, Maspeth, NY with a 223 worth $300 and fourth went to Kevin Herrera, Corona, NY with a 189 worth $250. All 4 finalists were looking for their first LIGBT title.

In the final shootout Tavie took the early lead with a triple and kept the lead until he left a 5 pin split in the 8th frame. John took advantage of Tavie’s open by doubling in his 8th and 9th frames and never relinquished the lead. Tavie made it close when he struck out in the final frame but fell 2 pins short of the title.

The Astoria Bowl house shot tournament drew a great summer crowd of 107 entries, advanced 19 bowlers to the finals and paid out $4,420. The tournament pattern was “Bourbon Street” creating cut scores of 747 at 1pm and 757 at 3:30pm. High series of the tournament was shot by Robert Mendez, Brooklyn, NY with an 877 in the 3:30pm squad. The wildcard winner was a new member, Josh Fass with a 1490 six game series.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a special 1 in 4 sport shot event at AMF E. Meadow on Sunday, July 30th. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,000-$500-$300-$250 and an amazing 1 in 4 each squad will advance to the finals and earn a minimum of $100. Entry fees at AMF E. Meadow are $80 & $70.  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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PAK WONG WINS LIGBT TITLE AT AMF WANTAGH

Posted On: July 18, 2017

Wantagh, NY:  Pak Wong, a postal employee from New York City, won his second LIGBT title at LIGBT’s most recent sport shot event at AMF Wantagh. Pak earned the $1,000 top prize by defeating Calvin Nottingham, Deer Park, NY 241-232 in the final shootout. While Calvin earned $500 for second, finishing third was Fred Jankowsky, Brooklyn, NY with a 213 worth $300. Rounding out the top 4 was Jonathan Corda, Westbury, NY with a 207 earning him $250.

The final shootout started slowly as all 4 finalists had at least one open by the third frame. Pak took control of the match by throwing 5 strikes in 6 frames in the middle of the game. Calvin still could have won the match if he had struck out in the final frame but he only managed the first strike. Jonathan hit the pocket more than any of his opponents but couldn’t carry and had to settle for fourth place.

The AMF Wantagh event drew an unbelievable summer crowd of 129 entries, advanced 24 bowlers to the finals and paid out $4,850. The cut scores on the “Dead Man’s Curve” pattern were moderate; 696 & 698. High series of the tournament was shot by Justin Kampf with a 780 in the second squad. The wildcard winner was Sal Florindo, Forest Hills, NY with a 1383 series. The no bonus pins pot winners were Rafael Onjoco (693) and Cary Fishman (691). The no-tap jackpot was hit twice by Cary Fishman earning him a total of $810. DV8 Pitbulls were won by Robert Mendez and Calvin Nottingham.

LIGBT’s next tournament is our monthly house event at Astoria Bowl on Sunday, July 23rd. 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 AMF Wantagh 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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SCOTT KAMPF WINS LIGBT FIRECRACKER CLASSIC

Posted On: July 03, 2017

Garden City, NY:  Scott Kampf, a 19 year-old college student from Levittown, NY, won the $3,000 top prize at LIGBT’s Firecracker Classic that was hosted by AMF Garden City. Scott earned his second major title by defeating Frank Spano, Brentwood, NY 224-223 in an exciting final. While Frank earned $1,500 for second, third place went to Peter McDonald, N. Bellmore, NY, who was making his first shootout appearance, with a 204 worth $750. Rounding out the final 4 was Yon Gyo Phark, Flushing, NY with a 192 worth $500.

The final shootout was close from start to finish. Scott took the early lead with a double in frames 3 and 4 while Frank and Peter had early opens. But Scott’s lead quickly evaporated when he opened in frames 6 and 8. Going into the tenth frame Scott had an 11 pin lead over Frank but Frank doubled to close the gap to 1 pin. When Scott threw a 9 count on his fill ball it forced Frank to strike to tie. Frank could only manage a 9 count which gave him second place and Scott the title.  

The Firecracker Classic drew a fantastic crowd of 286 entries plus 38 desperado entries. A total of 57 bowlers cashed in a prize fund that paid $16,720. Kegel’s 41 foot Turnpike pattern was used and scoring was low with cuts ranging from 662 to 687. High series of the tournament was shot by the champion Scott with a 781 in the Friday 10pm squad. Fifteen bowlers earned a brand new Brunswick True Nirvana by shooting the high handicap score each game in every squad. No one hit the no-tap jackpot all weekend and it is now worth $680 at our next event.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a sport shot event at AMF Wantagh on Sunday, July 16h (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 $100. Entry fees are only $70 & $60. For complete results of the Firecracker Classic please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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