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JAMES DICKERSON WINS ASTORIA HOUSE SHOT EVENT!

Posted On: July 30, 2018

Astoria, NY:  James Dickerson, a 50 year old postal carrier from Norwalk, CT won the $1,000 top prize at LIGBT’s house shot event at Astoria Bowl. James’ third LIGBT title came fairly easy as he defeated Joe Perez, Corona, NY 295-267 in the final shootout. While Joe earned $500 for second, Kameron Smith, Tobyhanna, PA finished third with a 239 worth $300 and fourth went to Greg Welch, Brooklyn, NY with a 229 earning him $250.

The final shootout started out with a lot of strikes as all of the finalists were zoned in for the cameras. But only James continued the string of strikes and wound up with 8 in a row from the 2nd to the 9th frame to lock up the title by the 10th. What made James’ victory even more impressive is he was giving everyone at least 20 pins in handicap in the shootout. Joe, who was bowling in front of his home crowd, started out hot but had to settle for second place in his first LIGBT event.

The Astoria house shot event drew a nice crowd of 99 entries, advanced 20 bowlers to the finals and paid out $4,350. The cut scores on the house shot were not that high; 721 for the 49 & under age group and 723 for the seniors. High series of the tournament was shot by Harry Park, Bay Terrace, NY with an 804 in the 1pm squad. One woman was added to the finals; Hyo Jin Kim, Flushing, NY with a 703 as she was the top woman series. Two additional bowlers were added to the finals via the “no division” insurance; Ferrill McNeil, Bronx, NY at 3pm and Andrew Mienkiewicz, Massapequa, NY at 1pm   

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-squad sport shot event, August 5th at Herrill Lanes. Top prizes at Herrill are guaranteed to pay; $1,000-$500-$300-$250 with 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, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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DAMIEN RODRIGUEZ WINS AMF SYOSSET EVENT

Posted On: July 22, 2018

Syosset, NY:  Damien Rodriguez, a 42 year old associate producer for the MLB Network, won the $1,000 top prize at LIGBT’s sport shot event hosted by AMF Syosset. Damien, who resides in the Bronx, won his first LIGBT title by defeating Renato Hufana, Jamaica, NY 237-222 in the final shootout. While Renato earned $600 for second, finishing third was 2-time champion Eddie Eng, Flushing, NY with a 220 earning $400. Rounding out the top 4 was Rich Hengel, E. Meadow, NY, with a 197 worth $300.

The final shootout got off to a slow start as there were 9 opens in the first 5 frames. Eddie started quick with a triple but then followed it up with 3 open frames. Rich just couldn’t get comfortable and had to settle for fourth place. Damien and Renato were within 2 pins going into the last frame but when Renato left the 5-10 split, and Damien spared, his first LIGBT trophy became a reality.

The AMF Syosset event drew a great summer crowd of 113 entries, advanced 22 bowlers to the finals and paid out $4,700. The cut scores on the “Middle Road” pattern were moderate; 704 & 729 for the lower average division and 667 & 724 for the higher average division. High series of the tournament was shot by Eddie Cintron, Laurelton, NY with a 774 in the 3pm squad.   

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-squad house shot event at Astoria Bowl; Sunday, July 29th (1pm & 3pm.) Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,000-1st and $500-2nd.  To view the final results of the AMF Syosset event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, L. I. Bagel Café, CYA Action Fun Wear, Vietri Associates, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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CAMERON POTTS WINS HIS FIRST LIGBT TROPHY

Posted On: July 14, 2018

Levittown, NY:  Cameron Potts, a 35 year old professional photographer from Babylon, NY, won the $1,000 top prize at LIGBT’s 4-game house shot sweeper at Levittown Lanes. Cameron’s first LIGBT title was accomplished when he defeated Rich Hengel, East Meadow, NY and Nick Benischek, Levittown, NY 286-258. Rich and Nick both earn $400 for their second place tie. Rounding out the top 4 was Gary Paulsen, Massapequa, NY with a 225 worth $250.

The final 4 shootout was dominated by Cameron as he threw strikes in 8 of his first 9 frames. Rich unfortunately started with 2 opens but came on strong with 9 strikes in his last 11 shots to tie for second. Nick bowled well but missed a spare in the 3rd frame hurting his title hopes. Both Nick and Rich struck out in the final frame to tie for second. Gary just couldn’t string strikes and had to settle for fourth place.

The Levittown Lanes event drew a Friday night crowd of 47 entries, advanced 8 bowlers to the finals and paid out $2,650. The 4-game cut scores on the house shot were 1038 for the 49 & under group and 1026 for the senior division. The two division squad leaders, both earning automatic spots in the final shootout, were Cameron Potts (49 & under division) with a 1080 and Rich Hengel (senior division) with an 1100. All finalists cashed for a minimum of $150.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-squad sport shot event at AMF Syosset on Sunday, July 22nd. Top prizes will pay $1,000 & $500 with 1 in 6 per division each squad advancing to the finals. To view the final results of the Levittown sweeper please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Brunswick, Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, and Billvee Electric, L.I. Bagel Café, CYA Action Fun Wear, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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JOE LABARGO WINS LIGBT FIRECRACKER CLASSIC

Posted On: July 02, 2018

Garden City, NY:  Joe LaBargo, a 28 year old right hander from Bayside, NY, won the $3,000 top prize at LIGBT’s Firecracker Classic at AMF Garden City. Joe won his third LIGBT title by defeating Scott Kampf, Levittown, NY 253-238 in the final shootout. Scott earned $1,500 for second place. Rounding out the top 4 was third place finisher Brendan Delaney, Levittown, NY with a 206 earning $750 and fourth was Joe Scianna, Ronkonkoma, NY with a 194 worth $500.

The final shootout was a good one and featured four bowlers that earned byes in qualifying.  Joe LaBargo began his championship run with an early triple and only had one open frame. Scott stayed close to Joe with an early double and a triple in frames 6 through 8. Joe, who was on a strike in the 9th frame, needed a strike on his first ball in the tenth to win. He threw a perfect shot to claim the $3,000 top prize. Brendan could not carry a strike and finished third while Joe Scianna, who was giving everyone handicap, could not get a string going and had to settle for fourth place.

The AMF Garden City event drew a crowd of 223 entries (including the desperado), advanced 36 bowlers to the finals and paid out $10,120. The cut scores on the “Boardwalk” pattern ranged from 656 to 706. High series of the tournament was shot by Joe Scianna with a 765 in the Friday, 8pm squad. There were 2 wildcard bonuses: The Friday night wildcard was won by Hilton Nunoz, New York City, with a 1329 six-game series and the Sunday wildcard was won by George Williams, Briarwood, NY with a 1288.

LIGBT’s next tournament is Friday night 4-game house shot sweeper at Levittown Lanes on July 13th. To view the final results of the AMF Garden City Firecracker Classic please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Randi Siegel Law Offices, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.

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