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JIMMY WALSH WINS LIGBT WANTAGH EVENT

Posted On: February 25, 2019
Tied Shootout Winners
Jimmy Walsh and Ed Eng

Wantagh, NY:  Jimmy Walsh, a 67 year old bartender from Glen Cove, NY won the $1,000 top prize at LIGBT’s sport shot event at AMF Wantagh. Jimmy earned his second LIGBT title by defeating Ed Eng, Flushing, NY in an extra frame roll off (both were tied at 215.) While Ed earned $500 for second, finishing in third was William Knoth, Patchogue, NY with a 205 worth $350. Rounding out the top 4 was 4th place finisher Max Thomas, Stamford, CT with a 180 worth $300.

The final shootout was very low scoring as there were only 6 strikes in the first 8 frames. Jim won the title because he made 7 spares in a row, many of which were multiple pins. When the match entered the 9th frame Jim had a 9 pin lead. That lead quickly disappeared when Ed doubled in his last 2 frames. To close out the match all Ed had to do was fill 10 pins on 2 balls. On his second shot in the 10th Ed left a ten pin and then missed it to give Jim a chance. Jim needed a strike on his fill ball and he knocked down all 10 pins to force a roll off. In the roll off Ed started the extra frames with an open which gave Jim an easy road to victory.

The AMF Wantagh event drew a great crowd of 121 entries, advanced 16 bowlers to the finals and cashed another 17 bowlers for $75 (better than 1 in 3.) The total prize fund paid out $5,475 with all finalists earning at least $150. The cut scores on the Kegel custom pattern were low; 652 & 667. High series of the tournament was shot by Richard Martinez, Howard Beach with a 752 in the 3pm squad. The wildcard winner was 4th place finisher Max Thomas with a 1325 six game series.     

LIGBT’s next tournament is a house shot event at Astoria Bowl on Sunday, March 3rd: 1pm & 3pm. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay; $1,000-$500-$300-$250 with 1 in 6 bowlers per age division advancing to the finals each squad. To view the final results of the AMF Wantagh 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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A HIGH FIVE FOR HECTOR DIAZ JR.

Posted On: February 18, 2019

New Hyde Park, NY:  Hector Diaz Jr., Bronx, NY, won his 5th LIGBT title, and the $1,000 top prize, at LIGBT’s sport shot event at Herrill Lanes. Hector, who is a 39 year old IT Director, won the sport shot title by defeating Sun Kim, Flushing, NY 241-219 in the final shootout. While Sun earned $600 for second, finishing third was Tony Gee, Floral Park, NY with a 204 worth $400. Rounding out the top 4 was 4th place finisher Harry Park, Flushing, NY with a 184 worth $300.

The final shootout quickly became a 2 man race as Hector and Sun were tied in the 7th frame. When Sun doubled in the 7th and 8th frame he took a 10 pin lead. But Hector came right back with his own double in the 9th and 10th frames to grab the lead back and secure his 5th title. Tony, who was the 3pm squad leader, had to settle for third place as he couldn’t make a spare in the final shootout. Harry, who won the previous LIGBT tournament, missed 2 easy spares and couldn’t double and settled for 4th place.

The Herrill event drew a great crowd of 129 entries, advanced 17 bowlers to the finals and cashed another 16 bowlers for $75 (better than 1 in 3.) The total prize fund paid out $5,950 with all finalists earning at least $150. The cut scores on the Beijing pattern were low; 658 & 647. High series of the tournament was shot by our champion Hector Diaz with a 748 in the 1pm squad. The wildcard winner was Sun Kim with a 1343 six game series. Hyo Jin Kim, Flushing, NY was the only women to make the finals when she shot a 706 series in the 1pm squad.    

LIGBT’s next tournament is another sport shot event at AMF Wantagh on Sunday, February 24th 1pm & 3pm. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay; $1,000-$500-$300-$250 with 1 in 4 bowlers cashing each squad. 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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RODNEY WILLIAMS WINS HIS FIRST LIGBT TITLE!

Posted On: February 11, 2019
Alex Henry scratch champion
Stephen Ziesig & Champion
Rodney Williams

 Farmingdale, NY:  Rodney Williams, a 50 year old Town of Islip employee from Central Islip, NY won the $1,000 top prize at LIGBT’s house shot event at Farmingdale Lanes. Rodney won his first LIGBT title by defeating Guy Sereno, W. Hempstead, NY 260-250 in the final shootout. While Guy earned $500 for second, Lou Getzelman, Massapequa, NY finished third with a 211 worth $300 and fourth went to Kenny Hosek, W. Islip, NY with a 204 earning him $250.

The handicap final shootout quickly became a 2 man race between Rodney and Guy. Rodney, who was getting 31 pins more in handicap than Guy, had a 28 pin lead in the 8th frame but when he missed a 1 pin spare in the 9th, and Guy struck, the match was still up for grabs. Guy did his best to pressure Rodney as he threw 2 more strikes in the tenth frame which forced Rodney to throw a double. Rodney put all 3 balls in the pocket to finish like a champion and claim the $1,000 top prize. 

The scratch event finished with a one game match between Alex Henry, Sayville, NY and Guy Sereno. Both of these bowlers qualified for the scratch finals by leading their squad; Guy led the 1pm squad with a 757 and Alex led the 3pm squad with an amazing 791. In the final match Alex defeated Guy 217-205 to win the $450 top prize. While Guy took home $300 for 2nd, finishing in 3rd and 4th was Kenny Hosek, and Anthony D’Elia, E. Islip, NY each earning $125. The scratch prize fund paid out a total of $1,000.

The Farmingdale Lanes event drew a nice crowd of 79 entries (60 handicap/19 scratch), advanced 13 bowlers to the finals and paid out $3,900 in prize money. Cut scores on the house shot were; 750 & 786 for the 49 & under division and 726 & 739 for the seniors. High handicap series was shot by Alex Henry with an 857 in the 3pm squad. The wildcard winner was Michael Adamo, Patchogue, NY with a 1422 series. NOTE: Michael Bagnato, Lindenhurst, NY, was tied for the first squad lead but had to withdraw due to an injury.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-squad sport shot tournament at Herrill Lanes on Sunday, February 17th. To view the final results of the Farmingdale Lanes 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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HARRY PARK WINS $1,425 AT SUPER BOWL MARATHON

Posted On: February 04, 2019
Adam Chase Scratch Winner

Wantagh, NY:  Harry Park, a 46 year old jewelry maker from Flushing, NY, won $1,475 at LIGBT’s Super Bowl Marathon at AMF Wantagh. Harry won the $1,000 top prize in the handicap marathon by defeating Donald Eubanks, Elmsford, NY ($500) 242-235 in the final shootout. He also won $275 by finishing second in the scratch marathon and another $150 in handicap high game pot action. It was a great day for Harry!

The handicap final shootout involved the top two 49 & under bowlers and the top two seniors. In addition to Harry Park, James Marino, Lindenhurst, NY also advanced from the 49 & under group. In addition to Donald Eubanks, Sun Kim, Flushing, NY advanced from the senior division. Harry took control of the shootout when he threw 4 strikes in a row starting in the 6th frame. Donald had the early lead but missing 2 ten pins cost him the title. Sun Kim had 4 splits and settled for third with a 203 worth $300. James could not carry a strike all game and finished 4th with a 202 earning him $250.

The scratch event was dominated by Adam Chase, N. Babylon, NY as he shot a 1273 five game series. That’s an amazing 254 average which gave him a solid 94 pin victory over second place finisher Harry Park. Adam won $500 for winning the scratch tournament.

The Super Bowl Marathon at AMF Wantagh drew a nice crowd of 93 entries (68 handicap and 24 scratch.) The handicap event paid out $3,170 to 14 cashers (1 in 5) and the scratch event paid out $1,175 to 5 cashers (also 1 in 5). The high game pots paid out another $750. To cash in the handicap event it took a 1230 in the 49 & under division and a 1223 in the senior division. To cash in the scratch event you had to shoot 1111 or higher. Redy Bugaoan won a Hammer Statement ball in the LIUSBC raffle.   

LIGBT’s next tournament is a house shot event at Farmingdale Lanes on Sunday, February 10th. Top prizes will pay; $1,000-$500-$300-$250 with 1 in 6 per age division advancing.  To view the final results of the Super Bowl Marathon 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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