News April 2022


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Posted On: April 25, 2022

New Hyde Park, NY:   Pak Wong, a 55-year-old U.S. postal worker, won LIGBT’s latest sport shot tournament at Herrill Lanes. This was Pak’s fifth LIGBT title in 10 years as an LIGBT member. Pak won the $1,000 top prize by defeating 2nd place finisher Guy Sereno, W. Hempstead, NY 264-234. While Guy earned $600 for his runner-up position, finishing in third place, with a 219, was Donald Eubanks, Elmsford, NY earning $400. Rounding out the top 4 was 14-year-old DJ Matteo with a 193 earning him a $300 scholarship.

The trick to winning a sport shot event is to avoid opens. Pak was the only bowler in the final shootout to throw a clean game. He also had two sets of triples which guided him to victory. Guy, who was giving everyone handicap, could not overcome Pak’s fine performance despite a late 5 timer. Donald and DJ bowled well but too many open frames doomed their title hopes.

The LIGBT 2-squad sport shot tournament drew a wonderful crowd of 97 entries, paid out $5,040 in prize money, and had 26 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action awarded an additional $4,040 bringing the total event payout to $9,080. Cut scores to cash on the 41-foot Beaten Path pattern were 677 at 1pm and 695 at 3pm. The wildcard winner, which is the highest 6-game series by a non-finalist, was Maniram Basdeo, Bronx, NY with a 1,387.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a special event called “The Dual Challenge” which is being hosted by AMF E. Meadow on Sunday, May 1st. To view the results of the Herrill Lanes event please visit The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, Vietri Associates, and Turbo 2-n-1 Grips.



Posted On: April 16, 2022

Wantagh, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran its third Trio’s Handicap Challenge at AMF Wantagh. The winning team, with a 4-game total of 3,237 worth $3,000, was Barry Forbes Jr., Brooklyn, NY, Renee Trotman, Brooklyn, NY and Mike Whittaker, Queens NY. Finishing in 2nd place with a 3,178 total, and earning $1,500, was the team of Cquashaun Grantham, Woodhaven, NY, Terrence Taylor, Flushing, NY and Twone Williams, Laurelton, NY.

The Wantagh house shot produced some very fine scores. Finishing in third place with a 3,168 worth $750 was Andre and Darryl McDuffie and Charlie Rembert, all from Floral Park, NY. Rounding out the top 4, earning $600 was the team of Leslie Farrell, Flushing, NY, Rich Hill, Brooklyn, NY and Monica McMillan, East Elmhurst, NY. The top 6 teams cashed (1 in 6) as it took a 3,100 total to get to the cashing window.   

The Trio’s prize fund paid out $6,600 and attracted a total of 34 teams. The side action paid out an additional $8,645 bringing the day’s total payout to $15,245. No perfect games were shot during the event. Fourteen new members joined the LIGBT at AMF Wantagh.  

LIGBT’s next event is a sport shot singles tournament at Herrill Lanes on Sunday, April 24th (1pm & 3pm.) Top prizes are guaranteed to pay, regardless of entries, $1,000-$500-$300-$250. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, Vietri Associates, and



Posted On: April 04, 2022

Garden City, NY: Tristyn Forde, a 22-year-old student from Jamaica, NY, won the LIGBT Spring Major at AMF Garden City. Tristyn won his first LIGBT title by defeating Darryl McDuffie, Floral Park, NY 251-246 to earn the $2,000 top prize. While Darryl earned $1,000 for second, finishing in third was Curtis Hetmeyer, Brooklyn, NY with a 245 worth $750. Rounding out the top 5 was 4th place finisher Andre McDuffie, Floral Park, NY with 229 worth $600 and 5th place finisher Joe Scianna, Ronkonkoma, NY with a 219 worth $500.

The Spring Major final shootout was a great match as the top 3 finished within 6 pins of each other. Tristyn did not have an open frame until the tenth but missed a spare to make it close. Darryl bowled the best game of the shootout hitting the pocket 12 times but 3 stubborn 10 pins cost him the title. Curtis could have jumped to second place but he surprisingly threw a 7 count to drop to third. 

The LIGBT Spring Major featured 3 different divisions; scratch, 49 & under handicap, 50 & over handicap. There were 4 qualifying squads for each event with 1 in 4 each squad cashing and 1 in 8 advancing to the finals and earning a minimum of $150. Each division had their own elimination finals with the remaining 2 from each handicap division, and the last remaining scratch bowler, combining to compete in a 1-game final shootout for the top prizes.

The LIGBT Winter Major drew a total of 212 entries (including the desperado), cashed 53 spots, and had an event payout of $11,480 (with over $1,000 added by the LIGBT.) The side action paid out an additional $11,800 bringing the total event payout to $23,280. Cut scores on the house shot ranged from a high of 734 to a low of 682.

LIGBT’s next tournament is our Trio’s Handicap Challenge Saturday, April 16th (10am start) at AMF Wantagh.  The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, Vietri Assoiates, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.