News February 2018


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Posted On: February 26, 2018

Wantagh, NY:  Anatoly Khodorkovsky, a Verizon worker from Brooklyn, NY, won the $2,000 top prize at LIGBT’s Match Play Championship event hosted by AMF Wantagh. Anatoly’s third LIGBT title was accomplished when he defeated Abel David, Franklin Square, NY 264-248 in the final shootout. While Abel earned $1,000 for second, Tristyn Forde, a 17 year old student from Jamaica, NY took third with a 222 earning a $575 scholarship. Rounding out the top 4 was Daniel Gehrig, Baldwin, NY with a 203 worth $350.

The final 4 shootout was a great match since there was only a 9 pin difference in handicap among the 4 bowlers. Tristyn took the early lead with a triple in frames 2-4 but opened twice in the next few frames to fall behind. Anatoly jumped into the lead in the 6th frame with a triple and never looked back. Abel stayed close until a 6th frame open and just couldn’t catch Anatoly who doubled in the 9th and 10th to secure his victory. Daniel struggled throughout the match due to a popped blister on his finger but still managed to finish with a 203.

The AMF Wantagh event drew a good crowd of 159 entries, advanced 28 bowlers to the finals and paid out $7,390. The cut scores on the “USBC 40 foot” pattern were moderate; 676-723. High series of the tournament was shot by Adam DeRossi, Massapequa Park, NY with a 762 in the Friday, 10pm squad. There were 2 wildcard winners; on Friday night it was Tom Amendolora, Babylon, NY with a 1322 and on Sunday the winner was Rich Patson, Lindenhurst, NY with a 1324 six game series.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a special house shot event at Bowl Long Island in Patchogue on Sunday, March 4th. Top prizes will pay $1,000 & $500 and 1 in 4 each squad cashes. To view the final results of the AMF Wantagh event please visit The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.



Posted On: February 19, 2018

Levittown, NY:  The LIGBT crowned 2 marathon champions on President’s Weekend. The handicap champion was James Hellen, Lindenhurst, NY shooting a 1340 five game series to win the $1,000 top prize. The scratch marathon champion was Paul Bajorski, Islip, NY winning $500 with a 1275 series.

The handicap division had different leaders after each game. But the only lead that counts is after game 5 which was held by James as he finished with a 248. Finishing second, just 20 pins behind first was Andrew Muscarello, Seaford, NY with a 1320 series worth $500. Finishing third was James O’Hanlon, Keansburg, NJ with a 1295 series worth $250. It took a 1228 series to cash in the handicap marathon. 

The scratch marathon, which had 32 entries, was also close throughout the night. Paul took the lead after 3 games by shooting an 803 series including a 300 in game three. Tony Federici, Portchester, NY, almost caught Paul with final games of 268 and 256 but fell 45 pins short with a 1230 series worth $300.  Finishing third was Tommy Grunwald, Astoria, NY with a 1226 worth $200. It took an 1144 series to cash in the scratch marathon.

The Levittown Lanes President’s marathon drew a wonderful nighttime crowd of 99 entries and paid out $5,255. A total of 25 bowlers cashed in the 2 prize lists which paid out using a 1 in 4 ratio. The only 300 game of the night was shot by the scratch champion Paul Bajorski.   

LIGBT’s next event is a 2-day tournament at AMF Wantagh on February 23 & 25. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay; $2,000-1st and $1,000-2nd with all cashers guaranteed a minimum of $100. For complete results of the President’s Weekend Marathon please visit 



Posted On: February 12, 2018

Plainview, NY:  Scott Kampf, a 19 year old right-hander from Levittown, NY, won the $1,000 top prize at LIGBT’s sport shot event held at AMF Plainview. Scott’s fourth LIGBT title came at the misfortunes of Dwight Dunkley, Brooklyn, NY, who lost by 1 pin 224-223. While Dwight earned $500 for second, Utrice Coleman, Deer Park, NY took third with a 214 worth $300. Rounding out the top 5 was fourth place finisher Chris Werben, E. Meadow, NY with a 199 worth $275 and fifth went to Sam Cooke, Patchogue, NY with a 192 worth $250.

The final shootout started with Dwight Dunkley dominating the field with a triple and 2 spares in his first 5 frames. But Dwight opened his next 3 frames giving everyone a shot at the title. Meanwhile Scott was the only bowler staying clean and when he doubled in the 7th and 8th frames he was back in the match. It all came down to the final frame, and when Scot threw a spare and strike, it forced Dwight to knock down 18 pins in his 10th frame to win. Dwight made a tough spare but threw a 7 count on his fill ball to lose by one pin in shocking fashion.

The AMF Plainview event drew a nice crowd of 109 entries, advanced 19 bowlers to the finals and paid out $4,405. The cut scores on the “Stockholm” pattern were low; 679 & 674. High series of the tournament was shot by Sean Teahan, E. Islip, NY with a 717 in the 3pm squad. The wildcard bonus was won by Dave Martorella, Meriden, CT with a 1335 six game series.   

LIGBT’s next tournament is a special nighttime 5-game marathon at Levittown Lanes on Sunday, February 18th starting at 11pm. This President’s Weekend event will feature both a scratch and handicap competition with an $80 entry fee. To view the final results of the AMF Babylon event please visit The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.



Posted On: February 05, 2018

Levittown, NY:  The LIGBT ran its annual Super Bowl 5-game marathon at Levittown Lanes and crowned 2 champions. James Russo, Bronx, NY won the handicap title worth $1,000 and Yon Gyo Phark, Flushing, NY won the scratch title earning $400. A total of 109 entries generated a $5,755 payout to 31 different bowlers.

The scratch division had a total of 21 entries and paid out 5 spots. Yon Gyo Phark led after every game and finished with an 1186 5-game total to earn $400. Finishing 20 pins behind was second place finisher Andrew Mienkiewicz, Massapequa, NY with an 1166 series worth $250. Third  went to Guy Sereno, Hempstead, NY with an 1158 series worth $200 and fourth was taken by Tommy Grunwald, Astoria, NY with an 1147 worth $150. It took an 1115 series to cash in the scratch event.   

The handicap event had two divisions; the 49 & under group, which attracted 46 entries, advanced 2 bowlers; James Russo (1377) and James Hellen, Lindenhurst, NY (1365). The senior division, which attracted 42 entries, also advanced 2 bowlers; Kenny Wright, Brooklyn, NY (1350) and Joe Benus, Massapequa Park, NY (1337). James Russo was seeded into the final match since he shot the high series. The other 3 finalists bowled a 1 game semi-final match which was won by Joe Benus with a fine 290 handicap game. James Hellen shot a 248 to finish third and earn $300 while Kenny Wright rolled a 226 to finish fourth to earn $250.

The final match between James Russo and Joe Benus was a strikefest with 20 strikes! James won the $1,000 top prize with an incredible 313 handicap game while Joe, who earned $500, had to settle for second even though he bowled a wonderful 278. It was one of the highest scoring matches in LIGBT history.

The Super Bowl marathon drew a great crowd of 109 entries (88 handicap/21 scratch) and paid out $5,755. The house shot produced very high cut scores; 1115 for the scratch division, 1212 for the senior handicap division and 1228 for the handicap 49 & under division. Adam DeRossi and Jack Chan won Brunswick KingPins in the bowling ball raffle.

LIGBT’s next event is on Sunday, February 11th at AMF Plainview. This 2-squad sport shot event will feature guaranteed top prizes of: $1,000-$500-$300-$250 and all finalists (1 in 6) guaranteed a minimum of $100. For complete results of the Super Bowl Marathon please visit