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DWAYNE REDMAN WINS LIGBT WINTER MAJOR

Posted On: January 28, 2019

Garden City, NY:  Dwayne Redman, a 56 year old payroll coordinator from the Bronx, won the $3,000 top prize at LIGBT’s Winter Major held at AMF Garden City. Dwayne earned his third LIGBT title (first major) by defeating Glenn Buchanan, New York City 230-226 in the final shootout. While Glenn earned $1,500 for second, finishing third was Frank Lunghi, Farmingdale, NY with a 219 worth $750. Rounding out the top 4 was Audrey Rodriques, Otisville, NY with a 214 worth $500.

The final shootout was one of the most exciting in LIGBT history. The shootout began with 3 out of the 4 bowlers starting with at least 2 opens in their first 4 frames. Glenn was the only bowler that had just one open plus he had a double in his first 4 frames. By the 5th frame Dwayne had 3 missed spares and trailed Glen by 42 pins. But Dwayne is a fighter and he didn’t give up as he threw 4 strikes in a row heading into the 10th frame. When Dwayne failed to throw a strike in his final frame all Glenn needed was a mark. Unfortunately he chopped the 6-10 which gave Dwayne the victory when he made his spare. It was an incredible comeback for Dwayne and a very tough loss for Glenn who was looking for his first LIGBT title.

The AMF Garden City event drew a great crowd of 270 entries (including 35 desperado entries), advanced 39 bowlers to the finals and paid out $13,570. The cut scores on the “Autobahn” pattern were moderate and ranged from 661 to 706. High series of the tournament was shot by Diane Allen, Fleetwood Station, NY with a 791 in the Sunday, 2pm squad. There were 2 wildcard winners. The Friday night wildcard was won by Jason Nicholas, Wantagh NY with a 1329 six game series and the Sunday wildcard was won by Jack Saunders, Holbrook, NY with a 1349.    

LIGBT’s next tournament is our annual Super Bowl Scratch and Handicap Marathon on Sunday, February 3rd - 1pm start at AMF Wantagh. Top prizes are guaranteed at $1,000-$500-$300-$250 with 1 in 5 per age division cashing for a minimum of $100. To view the final results of the AMF Garden City Winter Major please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Vietri Associates and Billvee Electric.

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DEON TAITTE WINS HERRILL TITLE BY ONE PIN

Posted On: January 07, 2019
Deon Taitte with Damilyn and baby

New Hyde Park, NY:  Deon Taitte, a 34 year old welder from Amityville, NY, won the $1,000 top prize at LIGBT’s sport shot event at Herrill Lanes. Deon earned his second LIGBT title by defeating Scott Kampf 232-231 in the final shootout. While Scott earned $600 for second, finishing third was Weldon Drayton, Brentwood, NY with a 228 worth $400. Rounding out the top 6 was 4th place finisher Cary Fishman, NYC with a 197 worth $350, 5th went to Tony Scibelli, Williston Park, NY with a 195 earning $300 and 6th was taken by Maniram Basdeo, Bronx, NY with a 176 worth $250.

The six bowler shootout became a 2 man race by the middle of the game.  Scott, who was giving everyone pins, started off with 6 strikes in his first 7 frames. Meanwhile, Deon was the only other bowler to stay close as he was clean through his first 7 frames. When Deon struck in the 9th, and Scott spared, the title came down to the final frame. Deon went first and struck. Scott threw an 8 count on his first ball which meant Deon needed one more strike for the title. Deon threw a 6 count and thought he lost but when Scott missed the easy spare Deon had a 1 pin victory and his second LIGBT trophy.   

The Herrill event drew a great crowd of 110 entries, advanced 16 bowlers to the finals and cashed another 14 bowlers for $75 (better than 1 in 3.) The total prize fund paid out $5,380 with all finalists earning at least $150. The cut scores on the Mexico City pattern were low; 637 & 636. High series of the tournament was shot by Weldon with a 737 in the 3pm squad. There were 2 wildcard winners; Darcy Monroe, E. Meadow, NY with a 1280 and Pete DiStefano, Franklin Square, NY with a 1276.    

LIGBT’s next tournament is a special MLK weekend event at Strike 10 Deer Park. This 3 day extravaganza features an entry fee as low as $50 and top prizes of $1,500 & $750.  To view the final results of the Herrill Lanes event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, & Vietri Associates, and ManyStylesOfBowling.com.

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ADAM DEROSSI & ED HAWKINS WIN LIGBT MARATHONS

Posted On: January 02, 2019

      

Ed Hawkins, Scratch Champ        Adam DeRossi & Dwayne Redman

Garden City, NY:  The LIGBT crowned 2 champions on New Year’s Day at AMF Garden City. The handicap marathon champion was Adam DeRossi, Massapequa Park, NY winning $1,000. The scratch marathon champion was Ed Hawkins, Bay Shore, NY winning $700. An incredible entry count of 165 entries competed for over $15,000 in prizes.

The handicap marathon, which attracted 127 entries, featured 2 age divisions. The 49 & under group advanced 2 bowlers to the finals; Jeff Juarez, E. Meadow, NY (1242) and Adam DeRossi (1236). The senior division also advanced 2 bowlers to the finals; Dwayne Redman, Bronx, NY (1237) and Shui Lee, Forest Hills, NY (1233). Dwayne earned a seed into the final match as he was the highest eligible bowler from either division. To cash in the 1 in 5 prize lists the 49 & under cut was 1186 and the senior cut was 1172. All cashers earned a minimum of $100.

The handicap finals had 2 rounds. The first round consisted of 3 bowlers with the winner advancing to meet the top seed, Dwayne Redman, in the final match. Adam DeRossi and Jeff Juarez, were within 1 pin of each other in the first match. Surprisingly, Jeff chopped a spare in the 10th giving Adam the match. Jeff finished third with a 208 earning him $425. Also making the shootout and finishing fourth was Shui Lee with a 201 worth $350.

The championship match was a blow out as Adam defeated Dwayne 279-182. Dwayne just couldn’t find the line until late in the game but was happy with his $700 second place finish. The victory was Adam’s third LIGBT title.

The scratch marathon prize list was determined by the 5-game totals. Ed Hawkins won the scratch title by 1 pin with an 1163 total. Jeff Juarez, who finished third in the handicap event, shot an 1162 series to finish second and earn $425. Rounding out the top 4 was third place finisher Andrew Mienkiewicz, Massapequa, NY with an 1140 worth $300 and 4th went to Craig Koppell, Syosset, NY with an 1129 total earning him $200. The scratch event attracted 38 entries and paid out $2,000 to 7 different cashers. The scratch cut to cash was 1073.

LIGBT’s next event is a sport shot tournament at Herrill Lanes; Sunday, January 6th. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay; $1,000-$500-$300-$250 with 1 in 4 each squad cashing. For complete results of the New Year’s Day marathon please visit www.ligbtour.com

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