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WILLIAM “OG” TUDY “SURVIVES” THE TURNPIKE!

Posted On: April 30, 2018

E. Meadow, NY:  William “OG” Tudy, a 65 year old right-hander from Brooklyn, NY, won the $1,000 top prize at LIGBT’s sport shot event at AMF E. Meadow. William’s first LIGBT title became a reality when he defeated Jack Chan, New York, NY 206-202 in one of the lowest scoring shootouts in LIGBT history. While Jack earned $500 for second, William Knoth, Patchogue, NY finished third with a 196 worth $300 and fourth went to Tony Jimenez, W. Babylon, NY with a 178 earning him $250.

The final shootout was a “survival of the fittest.” By the 4th frame everyone already had 2 open frames. With the historic low scoring all 4 bowlers were within 20 pins of each other going into the last 2 frames. William Tudy finished first with a strike and 9 to force Jack to knock down 17 pins to win. Jack made his spare but shockingly threw a 3 count on his fill ball to lose the match. William Knoth also had a shot at the title if he doubled but threw 9 to settle for 3rd place.

The AMF E. Meadow event drew a crowd of 71 entries, advanced 14 bowlers to the finals and paid out $3,250. The cut scores on the “Turnpike” pattern were low; 743 & 684 for the lower average division and 651 & 639 for the higher average division. High series of the tournament was shot by William Knoth with a 774 in the 1pm squad. The wildcard bonuses were won by Sal Florindo, Forest Hills, NY with a 1281 from the lower average division and Darcy Monroe, E. Meadow, NY, from the higher average division with a 1376.   

LIGBT’s next tournament is a special Friday night (May 11th-8pm) 4-game house shot sweeper at AMF Wantagh. The entry fee is only $75 and there will 2 age divisions.  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, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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HARRY PARK WINS LIGBT SPRING MAJOR #2

Posted On: April 23, 2018

New Hyde Park, NY:  Harry Park, a 46 year old right-hander from Bay Terrace, NY, won the $2,000 top prize at LIGBT’s Spring Major #2 at Herrill Lanes. Harry won his first LIGBT title by defeating Kameron Smith, Tobyhanna, PA 280-275 in the final shootout. Kameron earned $1,000 for second place. Rounding out the top 6 was third place finisher Vinny Nguyen, Flushing, NY with a 265 earning $600, fourth place was Tony Dilluvio, Flushing, NY with a 236 worth $400, fifth went to David Ruiz, Whitestone, NY with a 208 earning $350, and sixth went to Jackie Delawski, Williston Park, NY with a 204 worth $300.  

The final shootout went down to the last frame with 3 bowlers having a chance to win the title. Vinny, who was on a strike in the 9th, needed a double in the 10th frame to take the lead. He threw the first strike but got only 7 on his second shot. Kameron had the lead going into the final frame and spared to force Harry to double to win the title. Harry, who struck in the 9th frame, threw two perfect shots in the 10th to grab his first title and the $2,000 top prize.

The Herrill Lanes event drew a great crowd of 254 entries, advanced 42 bowlers to the finals and paid out $9,810. The cut scores on the “Broadway” pattern ranged from 710 to 756 for the lower average division and 723 to 745 in the higher average division. High series of the tournament was shot by Anthony Fusco, W. Hempstead, NY with an 831 in the Sunday, 1pm squad. There were 4 wildcard winners: The Friday night wildcard winners were Jae Yi, Flushing, NY 1376 & Sun Kim, Flushing, NY 1406. The Sunday wildcard winners were Brendan Delaney, Levittown, NY with a 1435 and Calvin Nottingham, Deer Park, NY with a 1434.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a sport shot event at AMF E. Meadow on Sunday, April 29th. Top prizes are guaranteed at $1,000-$500-$300-$250 with 1 in 6 cashing for a minimum of $100. To view the final results of the Herrill Lanes Spring Major #2 please visit www.ligbtour.com. The Spring Major at Herrill Lanes was sponsored by Vietri Associates, J&R Landscaping, and Meacham Deli.

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MAX MACIAS WINS RECORD ASTORIA EVENT

Posted On: April 09, 2018

Astoria, NY:  Max Macias, a 32 year old cable technician from Clifton, NJ, won his first LIGBT title by defeating Mike Karr, Brooklyn, NY, 275-263 at Astoria Bowl. Max earned $1,000 for his victory while Mike earned $550 for second. Rounding out the top 6 was third place finisher Jack Chan, New York, NY with a 239 worth $400, fourth went to Josh Hernandez, Woodside, NY with a 228 worth $300, fifth was taken by Damian Walsh, Mastic, NY with a 227 worth $275 and sixth went to Pak Wong, New York, NY with a 197 earning him $250.

The 6 person shootout was well bowled but by the end it was a 2 person competition between Max and Mike. Both bowlers were the only 2 competitors to throw a clean game in the shootout. Mike bowled the better game but could never overcome the 51 pin handicap advantage Max started with. While Mike threw a 5-timer his last 5 frames Max kept filling frames to earn his first title.   

The Astoria event drew a record house shot tournament crowd of 142 entries (including 15 new members), and paid out $6,075 to 35 different bowlers. The house shot pattern created senior cut scores of; 746 & 743 and 49 & under cut scores of 778 & 769. High series of the tournament was shot by Pak Wong with an 871 in the first squad. Juan Ramos was the winner of the bowling ball raffle and took home a Brunswick Kingpin.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-day special event at Herrill Lanes April 20 & 22. The top 2 prizes are guaranteed to pay $2,000 & $1,000 with 1 in 6 each squad advancing to the finals and earning a minimum of $100. To view the final results of the Astoria event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Montauk Iced Tea, Dependable Sanitation & Rolloff, Sayville Flowers, Jay Bell Pro Shops, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Torch Bowling, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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