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TONY GEE WINS LIGBT WINTER MAJOR

Posted On: January 29, 2018

Plainview, NY:  Tony Gee, a 51 year old Fox News employee from Floral Park, NY defeated Adam DeRossi, a 35 year old IT director from Massapequa Park, NY 256-248 to win the $3,000 top prize at LIGBT’s Winter Major held at AMF Plainview. Adam won $1,500 for second while James Hellen, Lindenhurst, NY won $750 finishing third with a 245. Rounding out the top 5 was fourth place finisher Dennis McMillan, Jamaica, NY with a 206 worth $500 and fifth went to Gary Brown, Coram, NY with a 204 worth $400.

It has been 6 years since Tony won an LIGBT title as his last victory came in 2012 at AMF Syosset. Tony started the match strong with 5 strikes in his first 6 frames. But he let everyone back in the match when he only marked once in his last 3 frames. Adam could have won the title with a strike in the tenth but he left a 10 pin. James could have tied Tony with a triple in the final frame but he threw only one strike.

The AMF Plainview event drew a nice crowd of 234 entries, advanced 40 bowlers to the finals and paid out $12,090. The cut scores on the “Middle Road” pattern ranged from 700 to 759. High series of the tournament was shot by Yon Gyo Phark, Flushing, NY with an 864 in the Friday, 8pm squad. There were 2 wildcard bonuses. The Friday night wildcard was won by Richie Patson, Lindenhurst, NY with a 1,469 six game series and the Sunday wildcard was won by Redy Bugaoan, Massapequa, NY with a 1384.   

LIGBT’s next tournament is our annual Super Bowl 5 game Handicap and Scratch marathon at Levittown Lanes (Sunday, February 4th at noon.)  Top prizes are guaranteed at $1,000-$500-$300-$250 with 1 in 4 cashing for a minimum of $80. To view the final results of the AMF Plainview Winter 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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ANTONINO DILLUVIO IS LIGBT’S NEWEST CHAMPION!

Posted On: January 22, 2018

Wantagh, NY:  Antonino Dilluvio, a 31 year old right hander who works for Uber and is from Flushing, NY, won his first LIGBT title by defeating Mike Nenna, Tobyhanna, PA 262-247 at AMF Wantagh. Antonino, who joined the club just one year ago, earned $1,000 for his victory while Mike earned $600. Rounding out the top 5 was third place finisher Robert Calabrese, Flushing, NY with a 239 worth $400, fourth went to senior Phil Rivera, Franklin Square, NY with a 229 worth $300, and fifth was taken by Jason Berchoff, Bethpage, NY with a 221 worth $250.

The 5-person shootout became a 3 person contest by the end of the match. Jason hit the pocket almost every shot but couldn’t strike and had to settle for 5th. Robert had an early lead but opened in the 6th and 8th frames to finish 3rd. When Antonino opened in the final frame both Phil and Mike needed doubles to win the title. Phil threw a 6 count and an open frame and Mike threw the first one but failed to strike on his second shot. Antonino won his first title sitting on the bench and was in shock at the final outcome.

The AMF Wantagh event drew a nice crowd of 117 entries, advanced 15 bowlers to the finals and cashed an additional 15 bowlers each earning $70. The total prize fund payout was $5,040. The house shot pattern created very high cut and cashing scores: The senior cut to the finals were 780 & 761 and the cashing scores were 753 & 732. The 49 & under division had cut scores of 805 & 769 and cash scores of 753 & 772.  High series of the tournament was shot by Phil Rivera with an 845 in the first squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is our Winter Major at AMF Plainview January 26 & 28. The top 4 prizes are guaranteed to pay $3,000-$1,500-$750-$400 and 1 in 6 each squad advances to the finals and earns a minimum of $100. To view the final results of the AMF Wantagh 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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JAMES MARINO & RJ BROEGER WIN LIGBT MLK MARATHONS

Posted On: January 15, 2018

Levittown, NY:  The LIGBT & Levittown Lanes crowned 2 marathon champions on MLK Sunday night. The handicap champion was James Marino, Lindenhurst, NY shooting a 1391 five game series to win the $1,000 top prize. The scratch marathon champion was RJ Broeger, Ronkonkoma, NY winning $500 with a 1206 series.

The handicap marathon, which attracted 89 entries, was led early by Randy Johnson, Bayport, NY but James finished with scratch games of 246 & 227 to take the victory. Randy finished 53 pins behind James and earned $525 for second. A total of 22 bowlers cashed in the $4,570 handicap prize list that featured a cut score of 1204.   

The scratch marathon, which had 26 entries, was close throughout the night with the winner not determined until the last game. RJ threw a 300 in game number 5 to jump all of the leaders and win by 20 pins with a 1206 five game series. Finishing second was Kevin Key, NYC, with an 1186 worth $300. The scratch prize list paid 6 spots totaling $1,500.

The Levittown Lanes MLK marathon drew a wonderful nighttime crowd of 115 entries and paid out $6,070. Two Brunswick Kingpin balls were raffled and won by Kelli Rivelli and Charles Lovaglio. Darryl Freeman, Forest Hills, NY won the handicap eliminator worth $240 and Curtis Hetmeyer finished second earning $150.   

LIGBT’s next event marathon is Super Bowl Sunday, February 4th at NOON at Levittown Lanes. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay; $1,000-1st and $500-2nd with all cashers (1 in 4) guaranteed a minimum of $80. For complete results of the MLK Marathon please visit www.ligbtour.com

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DEON TAITTE WINS HIS FIRST LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: January 08, 2018

Deer Park, NY:  Deon Taitte, a welder and new father from Amityville, NY, won the $2,000 top prize at LIGBT’s Match Play Championship event hosted by Strike 10 Deer Park. Deon’s first LIGBT title was accomplished when he defeated Johnny Kim, Fresh Meadows, NY, 218-213 in the final shootout. While Johnny earned $1,000 for second, Antonino Dilluvio, Flushing, NY took third with a 212 worth $500. Rounding out the top 4 was William Luna, Corona, NY with a 183 worth $250.

The final shootout was low scoring. There were 7 opens by the third frame! The key to Deon’s victory was he only had one open frame the entire match. Going into the final frame Deon had a 10 pin lead. When Deon knocked down 18 pins in the 10th it gave Johnny and Antonino a chance to double to win the title. When neither accomplished the feat Deon won his first title.

The Strike 10 Deer Park event drew a nice post blizzard crowd of 113 entries, advanced 20 bowlers to the finals and paid out $6,150. The cut scores on the PBA Chameleon pattern were low; 675-696. High series of the tournament was shot by James Hellen, with a 768 in the Friday, 10pm squad. The two wildcard winners were Robert Mendez, Brooklyn, NY with a 1346 on Friday and Johnny Kim with a 1323 on Sunday.  

LIGBT’s next tournament is a special Sunday night added event at S. Levittown Lanes. This 5-game marathon will feature a 1 in 4 handicap and scratch prize list and kicks off January 14th at 11pm. To view the final results of the Strike 10 Deer Park event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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BILL VERNI & JONATHAN MCCORD WIN LIGBT MARATHONS

Posted On: January 02, 2018

Levittown, NY:  The LIGBT crowned 2 champions on New Year’s Day at Levittown Lanes. The handicap marathon champion was Bill Verni, W. Babylon, NY winning $1,200. The scratch marathon champion was Jonathan McCord, Medford, NY winning $500. A record entry count of 176 entries competed for over $10,000 in prize money.

The handicap marathon, which attracted 142 entries, featured 2 age divisions. The 49 & under group advanced 2 bowlers to the finals; Emmanuel Edobor-Osula, S. Richmond, NY earned the top seed with a 1351 five game series. Devin Flowers, Rosedale, NY was seeded into the semi-final match with a 1326 series. The senior division also advanced 2 bowlers to the finals; Bill Verni with a 1317 series and Alex Padmore, Jamaica, NY with a 1309 series. To cash in the 1 in 4 prize lists the under division cut was 1157 and the senior cut was 1181.

In the handicap semi-final shootout the 3 finalists were within 2 pins of each other going into the final frame. Bill Verni advanced to the final match with a 248 while Devin and Alex tied with 239’s to earn $400 each. The final match was decided early as Bill defeated Emmanuel 283-233 for a 50 pin victory. Bill earned $1,200 and Emmanuel took home $600.

The scratch marathon prize list was determined by the 5-game totals. Jonathan McCord shot a 266 in his 5th game to snatch the $500 title. While Jonathan finished with an 1169 series, finishing second was Dennis McMillan, Jamaica, NY with an 1139 series worth $315. Rounding out the top 4 was Max Thomas, Stamford, CT with an 1122 worth $250 and Pierce Field, Shirley, NY with an 1113 worth $200. The 1 in 4 cashing score for the scratch event was 1094 with minimum prize paying $100.

The Levittown Lanes New Year’s Day marathon drew an incredible crowd of 176 entries and paid out $10,470. Only one 300 game was shot all day and it was by 15 year old Devin Flowers. Two Brunswick balls were raffled and won by Jack Chan and Tom Gull.   

LIGBT’s next event is a 2-day special, January 5th & 7th at Strike 10 Deer Park. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay; $2,000-1st and $1,000-2nd with all cashers (1 in 6) guaranteed a minimum of $100. For complete results of the New Year’s Day marathon please visit www.ligbtour.com

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