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DARRYL FREEMAN DOMINATES IN 2ND TITLE

Posted On: March 25, 2019

W. Babylon, NY:  The LIGBT ran its first ever “Beat the Board” tournament and the winner of the $1,500 top prize was Darryl Freeman, Forest Hills, NY. Darryl won his second LIGBT title by defeating TeEssense Brown, Medford, NY 312-209. While TeEssense won $750 for second, finishing in third with a 204 was Frank Spano, Brentwood, NY earning $500. Rounding out the top 4 was Julio Arnold, Woodside, NY with a 184 worth $300.

The final shootout was dominated by “Freeman” as he rolled a 276 scratch game (312 handicap) to close out the match by the 7th frame. It was one of the finest games bowled in an LIGBT final shootout. TeEssense, who was making her first shootout appearance, bowled well enough to finish in second. Frank had 3 opens but finished with a triple to grab 3rd place. Julio, who was giving everyone handicap, had 4 opens and only 1 double to finish in fourth place.

The Beat the Board Tournament drew a great crowd of 189 entries, advanced 24 bowlers to the finals and paid out $6,850 with all finalists earning at least $150. It took a 718 to advance on a custom pattern from Kegel. High series of the tournament was shot by David Ehrlich, Fresh Meadows, NY with an 810 in the 2pm squad. The wildcard winners were Dom Napoli, Levittown, NY (1478) and Darryl McDuffie, Floral Park, NY (1473.)    

LIGBT’s next tournament is a house shot event at Levittown Lanes on Sunday, March 31st:  2pm & 4pm. 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 Babylon 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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ARCHIE NABAS WINS LIGBT AMF E. MEADOW EVENT

Posted On: March 18, 2019

E. Meadow, NY:  Archie Nabas, a 48 year old left-hander from Queens Village, NY won the $1,000 top prize at LIGBT’s sport shot event at AMF E. Meadow. Archie’s 2nd title this season, and third overall, was accomplished when he defeated Donald Eubanks, Elmsford, NY 230-228. While Donald earned $500 for second, finishing in third was So Young Chin, Whitestone, NY with a 202 worth $300. Rounding out the top 4 was Rodney Williams, Central Islip, NY with a 184 worth $250.

The final shootout was close the entire 10 frames. Archie, who was giving handicap to the other 3 bowlers, shot the only clean game in the shootout. So Young couldn’t throw a double and Rodney had trouble making spares. Donald, who had opens in frames 3-5, threw a triple in his last 3 frames to force Archie to mark in the 10th. Archie left one pin on his first shot and barely converted the spare to clinch the victory. Everyone watching thought Archie “threw away the title” but he avoided embarrassment by just one inch.

The AMF E. Meadow event drew a good crowd of 99 entries, advanced 14 bowlers to the finals and cashed another 12 bowlers for $75. The total prize fund paid out $4,650 with all finalists earning at least $150. The scores on the Kegel Turnpike pattern were low as it only took a 659 in both squads to cash. High series of the tournament was shot by John Tiburzi, Holbrook, NY with a 759 in the 3pm squad. The wildcard winner was 2nd place finisher Donald Eubanks with a 1324 six game series.     

LIGBT’s next tournament is a special sport shot event at AMF Babylon on Sunday, March 24th: noon-2pm-4pm. This is a “Beat the Board” Tournament with guaranteed top prizes of; $1,500-$750-$500-$300 and 24 bowlers making the finals. To view the final results of the AMF E. Meadow 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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HARRY PARK WINS 3RD TITLE AT ASTORIA!

Posted On: March 04, 2019

Astoria, NY:  Harry Park, a jewelry maker from Flushing, NY won the $1,000 top prize at LIGBT’s house shot event at Astoria Bowl. Harry, who is one of the hottest bowlers in the LIGBT, defeated Weldon Drayton Jr., Brentwood, NY 280-250 in the final shootout. While Weldon earned $500 for second, Nick Vacarro, Floral Park, NY finished third with a 248 worth $300 and fourth went to Jimmy Califano, Astoria, NY with a 226 earning him $250.

The final shootout was a high scoring event that was well bowled. There were only 2 open frames the entire match. Harry led most of the way as he threw 8 strikes, including 5 in a row the last 4 frames. Weldon also bowled well but couldn’t string strikes at the end as he finished second. Nick had two triples but also had one of the open frames as he left a blowout 7-10 split in the 6th frame. Jimmy couldn’t figure out the left lane and with a missed 7 pin in the 9th frame he settled in fourth place. 

The Astoria house shot event drew a good crowd of 94 entries, advanced 17 bowlers to the finals and paid out $4,315 in prize money. Cut scores on the house shot were; 697 & 757 for the 49 & under division and 740 & 721 for the seniors. High handicap series was shot by Max Thomas, Stamford, CT with an 834 in the 3pm squad. The wildcard winner was Tyger Folmar, Miramar, FL with a 1409 series. Two women made the finals; Kelsey Fisher, Brooklyn, NY shot 757 in the 3pm squad and Michele LaSala, Whitestone, NY shot 736 in the 1pm squad.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-squad sport shot tournament at AMF E. Meadow on Sunday, March 17th. 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, Billvee Electric, & Vietri Associates.

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