News March 2023


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Posted On: March 27, 2023

New Hyde Park, NY:   The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran its annual 2-day Spring Major at Herrill Lanes and crowned Tay Farinu, Cambria Heights, NY as the 2023 Champion. Tayo earned the $1,500 top prize by defeating Denis Mendelson, Levittown, NY 222-205 in the final shootout. While Denis earned $750 for second, placing third was Andrew Mienkiewicz, Dix Hills, NY with a 199 worth $500. Rounding out the top 4 was Jenn Bochicchio, Selden NY with a 161 earning $400.

The final shootout was a very competitive match. Andrew and Tayo were throwing most of the strikes but Denis and Jennifer hung in there by filling frames with spares. Heading into the final frame Tayo needed a mark and 7 pins to lock up the championship. Tayo threw a 9 spare and filled the frame with a 7 count to secure his $1,500 victory. The Abbey Road pattern proved challenging as all 4 shootout finalists had at least 2 open frames.

The LIGBT Spring Major was a success with 156 entries generating a $7,890 prize fund. A total of 42 bowlers went to the cashing window. The side action awarded an additional $7,125 bringing the total event payout to $15,015.

Scores to cash on the 40 foot “Abbey Road” pattern ranged from 654-678. The 4 squad leaders, each earning byes, were: Leslie Baptiste, Staten Island, NY (759 Saturday-noon), Joe Scianna, Ronkonkoma, NY (771 Saturday-2pm), James Walsh, Glen Cove, NY (786- Sunday-noon), and Jennifer Bochicchio (738 Sunday-2pm.) The 3 wildcard winners were: Monica McMillan, E. Elmhurst, NY (1268), Donald Eubanks, Elmsford, NY (1276), and Chondite Faison, New York, NY 1357.  

LIGBT’s next tournament is a house shot event at AMF E. Meadow, Sunday, April 2nd at 1pm. To view the results of the Herrill Lanes event please visit The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Billvee Electric Randi B. Siegle Attorney at Law, and CLS Custom Upholsterers.



Posted On: March 20, 2023

Wantagh, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran a Doubles Tournament at AMF Wantagh and attracted a record crowd of 153 teams! Rob Longiaru, Seaford, NY and Joe Cavaliere, N. Babylon, NY teamed up to win the $2,500 top prize with a 4-game total of 2,018. There was a tie for 2nd place with each runner-up doubles team earning $1,200. The team of Jordan Ockimey, Amityville, NY and Keith Bergstrom, W. Babylon, NY matched the team of Terrence Taylor, Flushing, NY and Eric Taylor Sr., Jamaica, NY with 4-game totals of 1,966.

The AMF Wantagh doubles event attracted 153 teams and paid out a prize fund of $12,480. A total of 27 teams cashed as it took an 1855 team total to get to the cashing window. The side action paid out an additional $5,965 bringing the total day’s payout to an incredible $18,445. The LIGBT welcomed 24 new members at AMF Wantagh.

The LIGBT’s next event is our annual Spring Sport Shot Major. This 2-day event is being hosted by Herrill Lanes and will run Saturday and Sunday, March 25 & 26 (squads at noon & 2pm.) The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Randi B. Siegel Law Offices, Billvee Electric, CLS Custom Upholsterers and Turbo 2-n-1 Grips.



Posted On: March 06, 2023

E. Meadow, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran its 7th event of a 12 tournament House Shot Series at AMF E. Meadow. The 2-squad event, called The Winter Bonanza, featured 2 squads of 3-game qualifying with 3 separate divisions: Scratch, 49 & under handicap and 50+ handicap. The pattern used was Stone Street.

For the first time in LIGBT history a father and son finished in the top 2 spots. Darryl McDuffie, Floral Park, NY, representing the scratch division, defeated his son, Andre representing the 49 & under division, 237-231 in the final shootout. Darryl earned $1,200 for his title while Andre took home $650 for 2nd place. Finishing in 3rd was senior Antoine Thurston, Harlem, NY with a 221 worth $400. Rounding out the top 5 was 4th place finisher senior Alex Padmore, Jamaica, NY with a 210 worth $350 and 5th place finisher Jason Epps, Jamaica, NY, from the 49 & under division, with a 186 worth $300.

The final shootout was a close contest but became a 2-man race by the middle of the game. Andre, who was getting a 27-pin handicap from his dad, had the lead until the 7th frame but when he missed a 1-pin spare, and Darryl started a 3-timer, the lead exchanged hands. All Darryl needed in the final frame, to secure the title, was a mark which he accomplished easily with a spare and strike.

LIGBT’s House Shot Series Event #7 drew a wonderful field of 131 entries, paid out $6,740 in prize money, and had 35 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action paid out an additional $4,340 bringing the total day’s payout to $11,080. Scores to cash on the Stone Street pattern were 734 & 716 in the 49 & under handicap division, 716 & 703 in the senior handicap division, and 681 & 655 in the scratch event. The wildcard winners were Ramon Deleon, Uniondale, NY (1316) from the scratch division, Andre McDuffie, Floral Park, NY (1429) from the 49 & under handicap division, and Jack Kampf, Levittown, NY (1456) from the scratch division. The winner of the Storm ball raffle was Steven Schneider, Islip Terrace, NY.   

LIGBT’s next tournament is special Handicap Doubles tournament at AMF Wantagh- Sunday, March 19th  (1pm.) To view the results of the AMF E. Meadow tournament please visit The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Billvee Electric, Randi B.Siegle Law Offices  and CLS Custom Upholsterers.