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Posted On: May 31, 2022

Garden City, NY: Kevin Son, a 21-year-old two-handed bowler from Palisades, NJ, won the LIGBT Summer Major at AMF Garden City in a shocking finish. Kevin, won his first LIGBT title by defeating Dany Nelson, Bronx, NY 254-247 to earn the $2,000 top prize. While Dany earned $1,000 for second, finishing in third was Chris Williams, Bronx, NY with a 220 worth $500. Rounding out the top 5 was 4th place finisher Archie Nabas, Queens Village, NY with a 215 worth $400 and 5th place finisher Maniram Basdeo, Bronx, NY with a 213 worth $300.

The Spring Major final shootout was exciting with an incredible finish. Dany had a 28-pin lead with 2 frames to go, but when Kevin finished with 4 strikes, and Dany missed a one pin spare in the tenth, Kevin had a surprising seven-pin victory. Chris, who represented the scratch division, bowled well but his one open in the third frame was tough to overcome. Archie, a senior finalist, started with a triple but his one open and inability to string strikes gave him a 4th place finish. Maniram, also from the senior division, seemed confused early but finished with two doubles to settle for fifth place.

The LIGBT Summer Major featured 3 different divisions; scratch, 49 & under handicap, 50 & over handicap. There were 5 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 $100. 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 Summer Major drew a total of 269 entries (including the desperado), cashed 73 spots, and had an event payout of $11,350 (with over $1,000 added by the LIGBT.) The side action paid out an additional $11,230 bringing the total event payout to $22,580. Cut scores on the house shot ranged from a high of 749 to a low of 670. Archie Nabas and Michael Williams, Laurelton, NY shot the only two perfect games of the tournament.

LIGBT’s next tournament is a 2-squad sport shot event at Herrill Lanes on Sunday, June 5th.  The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, Vietri Assoiates, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.



Posted On: May 16, 2022

E. Meadow, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran the inaugural LIGBT Championships at AMF E. Meadow and crowned 7 champions over this special weekend. The Singles Champion was Curtis Hetmeyer, Brooklyn, NY earning $1,000. The Doubles Champions were Chondite Faison, New York, NY and Kevin Myree, Brooklyn, NY sharing the $2,000 top prize. The Team Champions were Andre McDuffie, Charlie Rembert, Jaleesa Taylor, and Terrence Taylor. All 4 bowlers shared the $1,800 top prize.

The first event of Championship weekend was the singles event. Curtis Hetmeyer shot an 819 three game handicap series to take the title. Finishing in 2nd place with an 811 was Colin Nosworthy, St. Albans, NY earning $500. Third place went to James Gilmore, Rosedale, NY with an 803 worth $300. It took a 766 series to cash in the $2,905 prize fund.  

The second event of the weekend, also running on Saturday, was the doubles event. A total of 80 teams competed for a $6,500 prize fund. Chondite Faison and Kevin Myree shot a 1626 series to take the $2,000 doubles title. Finishing in second place, with a 1593 total, was Monique Compton, Bronx, NY and Charlie Rembert earning $1,000. Rounding out the top 3 was the team of Ryon Lee, Holbrook, NY and Charlie Rembert with a 1590 worth $500. It took a 1520 series to cash in the 14-team prize list.

On Sunday, the 4-person team event took place with 14 teams vying for the $3,100 prize fund. The winning team of Charlie Rembert, Andre McDuffie, Jaleesa Taylor, and Terrance Taylor shot a 3,118 to earn the $1,800 top prize. Finishing in 2nd place was the team of Keven Myree, Colin Nosworthy, Eugene Patterson III, and Jardon Scott. They shot a 3,069 total to earn $900. Rounding out the top 3 was the team of Julio Arnold, Gabe and Lorena Elie-Pierre, and Curtis Hetmeyer shooting a 2,998 worth $400. 

The LIGBT 1st annual Championships attracted a total of 210 entries and paid out $12,505 in prize money. The side action paid out an additional $8,750 bringing the total weekend payout to $21,255. The 3 tournaments saw 61 bowlers cash.

In addition to the 3 events the LIGBT, and with the support of Ace Mitchell and Storm, the top five 9-game totals won a Storm ball. The 5 ball winners were: Charlie Rembert (2461), Colin Nosworthy (2437), Kevin Myree (2395), Valerie DeLillo (2349) and Arvin Ong (2345.)  

LIGBT’s next event is our Summer Major, May 27 & 29 at AMF Garden City. This 2-day event features 5 squads, 3 separate divisions, and a $2,000 top prize. Best of all each squad entry fee is only $65!  The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Billvee Electric, and Ace Mitchell.



Posted On: May 02, 2022
Lou Barbera

James Marino

Meadow, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran a special event at AMF E. Meadow called The Dual Challenge. The tournament, which featured 2 separate events crowned 2 champions: James Marino, Lindenhurst, NY won the 3-game sweeper and Lou Barbera, N. Bellmore, NY won the Bracket Challenge. Both champions won $750 for their victory.

The 3-game sweeper was the first event bowled. James dominated the tournament with a fine 881 handicap series. Finishing in second place was Romie Caiaccio, Wantagh, NY with an 834 worth $425. Rounding out the top 3 was Nyles Davis, Bronx, NY with an 824 worth $250. The sweeper prize fund paid out $2,895 to 14 different cashers (1 in 4.) It took a 762 series to cash.

The 2nd event was the Bracket Challenge which randomly placed all entrants into an 8-person bracket. Bowlers winning their bracket were guaranteed $100 while those finishing in 2nd in each bracket earned $50. After 3 matches the 7 bracket champions bowled a random opponent in a 1-game match to determine who advanced to the final shootout. 

Lou dominated the final shootout putting all of his shots in the 1-3 pocket. A stubborn 10 pin in the 7th frame cost him perfection. Lou finished with a 309-handicap game (278 scratch) to defeat 2nd place finisher Dave Cincotta, N. Babylon, NY 309-282. While Dave earned $425, finishing in third place was Eddie Eng, Flushing, NY with a 266 worth $300. Rounding out the top 4 was last week’s champion, Pak Wong, New York, NY with a 257 worth $200.  The Bracket Challenge prize fund paid out $2,325 to 14 different bowlers.

The inaugural Dual Challenge drew a nice crowd of 55 entries, paid out 28 prizes (better than a 1 in 2 ratio) which totaled $5,220.  The side action paid out an additional $3,645 bringing the day’s total payout to $8,865. Scoring in both events was good on the house shot pattern.    

LIGBT’s next event is a 2-day tournament called the LIGBT Championships at AMF E. Meadow. This new event begins Saturday, May 14th with a Singles/Doubles competition. The next day, Sunday, May 15th, a 4-person team tournament will take place. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, Vietri Associates, and