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SAM COOKED WINS 2ND TITLE AT PORT JEFF BOWL!

Posted On: December 17, 2018
Port JEff GM Bob Suchan,
Champion Sam Cooke and his wife Cynthia

Port Jefferson, NY:  Sam Cooke, a 69 year old right-hander from Patchogue, NY won the $1,000 top prize at LIGBT’s house shot event at Port Jeff Bowl. Sam won his second LIGBT title by defeating George Brown, Shirley, NY 244-238 in the final shootout. While George earned $500 for second, Nick Carbonetto, Stony Brook, NY finished third with a 222 worth $300 and fourth went to Jackson Herbert, Lindenhurst, NY with a 191 earning him a $250 scholarship.

The final shootout was close throughout the entire match. Everything came down to the last frame with Sam shooting first. A double by Sam and he would shut everyone out, but he threw a 9 count to open the door. Both Nick and George could double in the 10th to win their first title but both did not strike. Sam won the title sitting with his wife Cynthia.

The Port Jeff house shot event drew a crowd of 62 entries, advanced 10 bowlers to the finals and paid out $2,900. The cut scores on the house shot were; 721 & 721 for the 49 & under age group and 806 & 726 for the seniors. High series of the tournament was shot by George Brown with an 843 in the 3pm squad. Jacob Klein, East Islip, NY won $250 in the scratch prize list with a 684 series.   

LIGBT’s next tournament is our annual New Year’s Day Marathon at AMF Garden City. To view the final results of the Port Jeff event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, & Vietri Associates.

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MAX THOMAS WINS 2ND EVENT IN A ROW!

Posted On: December 10, 2018

Babylon, NY:  Max Thomas, a 59 year old engineer from Stamford, CT won the LIGBT annual Holiday Tournament at AMF Babylon. Amazingly, it was Max’s second consecutive LIGBT title. Max’s third LIGBT title in the past 4 years became reality when he defeated Ron Hatchett, New York, NY, 217-210 to earn the $1,500 top prize. While Ron earned $750 for second, finishing third, just one pin behind, was Kevin Ohrnberger, Manorville, NY with a 209 worth $500. Rounding out the top 4 was Mike Simeone, Lindenhurst, NY with a 192 worth $300.

The final shootout was surprisingly low scoring. Everyone but Max had an open by the 3rd frame and only Max and Ron threw a double by the 5th frame. Max kept a small lead throughout the match since he didn’t have an open. But when Max had a surprising open in the final frame it gave Ron and Kevin a chance to grab the title in the tenth if they doubled. Kevin threw the first strike but couldn’t double and Ron got 9 on his first ball in the tenth giving Max the title while sitting down. Max was shocked as anyone that he won the tournament.

The AMF Babylon Holiday Tournament event drew a great crowd of 170 entries, advanced 31 bowlers to the finals and paid out $7,220. The cut scores on the “Boardwalk” pattern were 710, 703, and 702 for the 3 squads. High series of the tournament was shot by Kevin Ohrnberger with an 866 in the noon squad. The wildcard winner was Joe LaBargo, Bayside, NY with a 1369 6-game series. An extra woman was added to the finals; Evelyn Arena, W. Babylon, NY with a 689 series.   

LIGBT’s next tournament is a house shot event at Port Jeff Bowl. This 2-squad event will take place on Sunday, December 16th and feature guaranteed top prizes of $1,000-$500-$300-$250 with 1 in 6 advancing to the finals. To view the final results of the AMF Babylon event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, & Vietri Associates.

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MAX THOMAS WINS IN A PLAYOFF!

Posted On: December 03, 2018

Astoria, NY:  Max Thomas, a 59 year old engineer from Stamford, CT won LIGBT’s house shot tournament at Astoria Bowl by defeating James Marino, Lindenhurst, NY in a 2 frame roll off 39-33. The two bowlers finished the 10th frame with 243 which forced a 9th/10th frame roll off. Max earned $1,000 for his second LIGBT title while James took home $550 for second place. Finishing third was Shui Lee, Forest Hills, NY with a 235 worth $350 and fourth went to Mark Hulser, Ridgewood, NY with a 190 earning him $300.

The final shootout was historic as it was the first time in 10 years the title had to be decided in extra frames. Shui took the early lead with 6 strikes in his first 7 frames but 2 late splits hurt his title hopes. James also started out strong with 5 strikes in his first 6 frames but followed that with 2 missed spares. Meanwhile Max was the only bowler without an open frame which kept him in the match.

Going into the final frame James got up first and struck out for a 243. Max went next and needed a triple to beat James by 1 pin. Max got a double and 9 to tie James. Shui was the last bowler to finish and he needed a double and 9 to earn his first title. A stubborn 4 pin on his first shot cost him his first title and he had to settle for third place.

The roll off was filled with a lot of pressure as a big crowd stayed to watch the finals. James got up first and struck. Max’s first frame in the roll off was a devastating one pin spare open. Now Max needed to finish the roll off with at least a double to force James to mark. He accomplished his goal with 3 perfect strikes. James threw a good shot in his final frame and left a 10 pin. Amazingly he missed it right which gave Max the surprising victory.  

The Astoria house shot event drew a nice crowd of 90 entries, advanced 16 bowlers to the finals and paid out $4,215. The cut scores on the house shot were higher than normal; 766 & 769 for the 49 & under age group and 762 & 732 for the seniors. High series of the tournament was shot by Matthew Pejovic, Long Island City, NY with an 851 in the 3pm squad. One bowler, Aaron Geddins, New York, NY earned a $75 cashing spot due to the “no division” insurance.   

LIGBT’s next tournament is our annual Holiday Tournament at AMF Babylon. This 3-squad sport shot event will take place on Sunday, December 9th and feature guaranteed top prizes of  $1,500-$750-$500-$300 and 1 in 6 advancing to the finals. To view the final results of the Astoria Bowl event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, & Vietri Associates.

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