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3 NEW LIGBT CHAMPIONS CROWNED AT LEVITTOWN LANES

Posted On: August 23, 2021

Levittown, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran a 3-event house shot Mini-Marathon at Levittown Lanes and crowned three first time champions. The winner of the 49 and under handicap event was Erica Thompson, Ozone Park, NY.  The winner of the senior handicap event was Joe Angelone, Massapequa, NY. The third champion was scratch winner; Greg Mintz Sr., Staten Island, NY.

Erica won her first LIGBT title, worth $700, by starting her 4-game block with a 300 game! This was Erica’s first ever perfect game. Erica’s 4-game handicap series was 1081 giving her a 25-pin victory over 2nd place finisher Gerard Gagliano, Hicksville, NY who finished with a 1056 series and earned $350. A total of 32 bowlers competed in the 49 & under handicap event which paid out a prize fund of $1,920 to 8 different cashers. It took a 1000 series to cash in this event.

Joe’s road to the senior handicap title, worth $700, was accomplished with a 1056 handicap series. Joe shot the only 900+ scratch series (912) in the senior event. Finishing in 2nd with a 1023 was Henry Van Engel, Bayside, NY with a 1023 earning him $350. A total of 34 bowlers competed in the senior handicap event which paid out $2,035 to 9 different cashers. It took a 966 series to cash in the senior handicap event.

Greg’s path to victory in the scratch event was boosted by his 289 in game 3 which gave him a winning series of 946 (236 average.) Greg’s 28 pin victory was worth $500. Finishing in second was Charles Ko, Palisades, NJ with a 918 worth $300. A total of 25 bowlers competed in the scratch tournament which paid out a prize fund of $1,500 to 6 different cashers. It took an 881 series to cash in the prize fund.

The LIGBT Mini-Marathon at Levittown Lanes drew 91 entries, paid out $5,455 in prize money, and had 23 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action paid out an additional $3,910 bringing the total event payout to $9,365.

LIGBT’s next event is a special 3-day house shot major at AMF Garden City September 3-5. To view the results of the Levittown Lanes event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, Vietri Associates, and ManyStylesOfBowling.com.

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PETE DISTEFANO WINS HIS FIRST LIGBT TITLE

Posted On: August 16, 2021

Garden City, NY: Pete DiStefano, Franklin Square, NY, had to wait 8 years for his first LIGBT title. The 61-year-old right-hander took no prisoners as he defeated Max Thomas, N. Babylon, NY 300-266 in the final shootout. Pete’s victory was worth $1,000 while Max earned $550. Finishing in third, and earning $350, was Joe LaBargo, Bayside, NY with a 252. Rounding out the top 4 was Darcy Monroe, E. Meadow, NY with a 217 earning him $300.   

The final shootout was a surprisingly high scoring contest as Pete started with 8 strikes in a row while Max and Joe began their title quest with the front 4. By the 7th frame Pete had his title locked up and the fight was for second place. Max secured the runner-up position when he threw a four-timer starting in the 7th frame. Darcy bowled well but just couldn’t string strikes.

The LIGBT 2-squad sport shot tournament drew a wonderful summer crowd of 110 entries, paid out $5,290 in prize money, and had 28 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action awarded an additional $5,700 bringing the total event payout to $10,990. Cut scores to cash on the Kegel Boardwalk 35-foot pattern were 633 at 1pm and 665 at 3pm. The wildcard winner, highest 6-game series by a non-finalist, went to Sam Cooke, Patchogue, NY with a 1328. Destiny Schaffer, Middle Island, NY was the highest finishing woman and earned $250.

LIGBT’s next tournament is at Levittown Lanes on Sunday, August 22nd. This will be a 1-squad (1pm) house shot event featuring 3 separate tournaments: 49 & under handicap/50+ handicap/scratch. To view the results of the AMF Garden City event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, Vietri Associates, and ManyStylesOfBowling.com.

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KENNY BRUCE & JOE LABARGO LIGBT CHAMPIONS AT AMF E. MEADOW

Posted On: August 08, 2021
49 & Under Champion Joe LaBargo

Senior Champion Kenny Bruce

E. Meadow, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran a 3-event house shot Mini-Marathon at AMF E. Meadow and crowned 3 champions. The winner of the 49 and under handicap event, and also the scratch event, was Joe LaBargo, Bayside, NY.  Joe’s double victory earned him a total of $1,350. The winner of the senior handicap event was Kenny Bruce, Oceanside, NY. Kenny’s victory was worth $1,000.

Joe’s road to the 49 & under handicap title started when he qualified 2nd with an 1137 series. In the final shootout Joe shot a wonderful 273 handicap game narrowly defeating second place finisher Scott Gray, E. Meadow, NY (268- $380) by a mere 5 pins. Finishing in 3rd place was the top qualifier, Sam Farber, Merrick, NY with a 245 worth $250. Rounding out the top 4 was Andrew Mienkiewicz, Dix Hills, NY with a 239 worth $200. The 49 & under event attracted 38 entries, cashed 10 spots, and paid out $2,280. 

Kenny’s road to the senior title began by shooting a 1062 series which placed him in the 4th qualifying position. The senior shootout involved 5 bowlers and Kenny earned the $1,000 top prize by finishing with a 273 game which giving him a 32-pin victory. Second place, worth $500, went to the top senior qualifier, Luis Collazo, E. Meadow, NY with a 241. Rounding out the top 5 was third place finisher Max Thomas with a 238 worth $250, 4th went to William Tudy, Brooklyn, NY with a 237 worth $225, and 5th place was taken by Dale Alberino, N. Massapequa, NY with a 208 worth $200. The 50 & over event attracted 54 entries, cashed 14 spots, and paid out $3,270. 

The scratch event was won by Joe LaBargo, earning $650, with a 1073 series. There was a tie for 2nd place as Max Thomas and Anthony Arias, Brooklyn, NY both finished with a 1021 and each earned $305. It took a 992 series to cash in the scratch event which drew 33 entries and paid out $1,980 to 9 different bowlers.

The LIGBT Mini-Marathon at AMF E. Meadow drew an incredible summer crowd of 125 entries, paid out $7,530 in prize money, and had 33 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action paid out an additional $9,910 bringing the total event payout to $17,440. The winner of the Storm ball raffle was Ray Brooks, S. Ozone Park, NY.

LIGBT’s next house shot tournament is at Farmingdale Lanes on Sunday, August 22nd- 1pm start. To view the results of the AMF E. Meadow event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, Vietri Associates, and ManyStylesOfBowling.com.

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GLENN & GREG EDWARDS & TAYO FARINU TRIO CHAMPIONS

Posted On: August 02, 2021

Levittown, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran its first Trio’s Challenge tournament and a sold-out roster of 36 teams competed for close to $6,000 in prize money. The winning team, with a 4-game total of 3096 worth $2,400, was Glenn Edwards, Brooklyn, NY, Greg Edwards, Westbury, NY and Tayo Farinu, Cambria Heights, NY. Finishing in 2nd place with a 3067 total, and earning $1,350, was the team of Lawrence Bianco, Brooklyn, NY, Sam Farber, Merrick, NY and Chris Innella, Brooklyn NY.

The LIGBT teamed up with Keith Pappas of Levittown Lanes to create the Trio’s Challenge. A total of 6 teams cashed (1 in 6) as it took a 2,974 series to get to the cashing window. Scoring on the house shot was good but no perfect games were shot. The total payout of the main event was $5,940. The side action, which included both singles and team brackets, paid out an additional $9,955. Total payout for the day was $15,895. Kevin Sabella Sr., Lindenhurst, NY won a Storm ball in a special raffle.

LIGBT will be running its second Trio’s Challenge at AMF Garden City on Saturday, October 9th. The LIGBT will be teaming up with Tom Montilli of House Shot Heroes for this event. LIGBT’s next scratch and handicap singles tournament will be on Sunday, August 8th at AMF E. Meadow.  The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, Vietri Associates, and ManyStylesOfBowling.com.

 

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LAWRENCE BIANCO, AARON RICE, AND DARRYL MCDUFFIE LIGBT CHAMPIONS AT AMF WANTAGH

Posted On: July 26, 2021

Wantagh, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran a 3-event house shot Mini-Marathon at AMF Wantagh and crowned three different champions. The winner of the 49 and under handicap event was Lawrence Bianco, Brooklyn, NY.  The winner of the senior handicap event was Darryl McDuffie, Floral Park NY. The third champion was scratch winner; Aaron Rice, Islip Terrace, NY. Amazingly, all 3 Wantagh champions were first time winners.

Lawrence’s road to the title began with a 988 qualifying series which placed him as the 2nd high qualifier behind squad leader David Raiford, Long Island City, NY who led with a 1016 series. Also advancing to the final shootout was Matthew Ferrara, Farmingdale, NY with a 980 series. The final shootout came down to the 10th frame and when Lawrence ($700) threw a double on his first ball in the 10th it gave him a 1 pin victory over David ($400); 274-273. Matt shot a 240 in the finals and earned $250 for third place.     

Darryl’s road to the title began by shooting a 1078 series which gave him the squad leader position. The senior shootout involved 5 bowlers and Darryl earned the $1,000 top prize by finishing with 6 strikes in a row to complete a 258 game. There was a tie for 2nd place; Devon Johnson, Brooklyn, NY and Dennis McMillan, Jamaica, NY both shot 244 with each earning $375. Finishing in 4th, and earning $225, was John Sandano, Brooklyn, NY with a 212. Rounding out the top 5 was Dave Soren, Long Beach, NY with a 204 worth $200.

The scratch event was won by Aaron Rice, earning $500, with a 982 series. Finishing in 2nd, just 9 pins behind with a 973 was Jose Perez, E. Elmhurst, NY earning $365. Rounding out the top 3 was youth bowler, Timmothy Smith Jr. with a 964 earning him a $200 scholarship. It took an 899 series to cash in the scratch event which drew 24 entries and paid out $1,440.

The LIGBT Mini-Marathon at AMF Wantagh drew a wonderful summer crowd of 106 entries, paid out $6,575 in prize money, and had 27 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action paid out an additional $6,835 bringing the total event payout to $13,410. The scores to cash were 954 for the 49 & under event, 948 in the 50 + event and 899 in the scratch event.

LIGBT’s next house shot tournament is at AMF E. Meadow on Sunday, August 8th- 1pm start. To view the results of the AMF Wantagh event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, Vietri Associates, and ManyStylesOfBowling.com.

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GREGORY MINTZ JR. & TONY GARIFO LIGBT SYOSSET CHAMPIONS

Posted On: July 19, 2021

Syosset, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran a 3-event house shot Mini-Marathon at AMF Syosset and crowned its latest champions. The winner of the 49 and under handicap event, and also the winner of the scratch event, was Gregory Mintz Jr., Staten Island, NY. Greg won a total of $1,250 for his double victory. The winner of the senior handicap event was Tony Garifo, Freeport, NY earning $1,000 for his first LIGBT victory.  

The 49 and under handicap tournament drew 34 entries and paid out 8 cash spots. In the final shootout, Greg dominated by starting with 10 strikes in a row and finished with a 297 handicap game worth $750. Finishing in second, with a 233, was Ryon Lee, Holbrook, NY earning $400. Rounding out the top 3 was third place finisher Hubert Stowe, Wyandanch, NY with a 219 worth $250. It took a 977 to cash in the 49 & under prize fund that paid out $2,035.

The 50 & over handicap tournament drew 68 entries and paid out 18 cashing positions. In the senior final shootout Tony grabbed the title by striking out in the 9th/10th frames for a 9-pin victory over Darcy Monroe, E. Meadow, NY. Tony finished with a 272 while Darcy rolled a 263 worth $550. Finishing in 3rd with a 244 was Phil Rivera, Franklin Square, NY earning $340. Fourth place went to Jong Bo Shim, Fresh Meadow, NY with a 243 worth $250. It took a 979 series to cash in the senior event which paid out $4,005.

The scratch tournament drew 22 entries and paid out 6 cashing positions. Gregory Mintz Jr. won his second title of the day, worth $500, with a wonderful 1020 4-game series. Quan Jacob, Bronx, NY finished in second with a 982 worth $250. Finishing in 3rd was Joe Zagari, Islip Terrace, NY with a 945 worth $200. It took an 895 to cash in the scratch event which paid out $1,325.

The LIGBT Mini-Marathon at AMF Syosset drew a wonderful crowd of 123 entries, paid out $7,365 in prize money, and had 32 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action paid out an additional $9,175 bringing the total event payout to $16,540. The LIGBT welcomed 8 new bowlers and gave away a Storm ball to Danny Alladadoeh, E. Elmhurst, NY who won the ball raffle.

LIGBT’s next house shot tournament is at AMF Wantagh on Sunday, July 25th- 1pm start. To view the results of the AMF Syosset event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, Vietri Associates, and ManyStylesOfBowling.com.

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RYON LEE WINS RECORD LIGBT EVENT

Posted On: July 12, 2021

E. Meadow, NY: The LIGBT, sponsored by Storm, ran a 2-squad sport shot event at AMF E. Meadow and attracted an incredible 162 entries. The winner of this record event was Ryon Lee, Holbrook, NY as he defeated Charles Ko, Palisades, NJ 269-240. Ryon’s first LIGBT title was worth $1,000 while Charles took home $600. Other top finishers were third place finisher Pak Wong, New York, NY with a 224 worth $450. Finishing in 4th was Tony Garifo, Coco Beach, FL with a 214 worth $400. Rounding out the top 6 was fifth place finisher Jaleesa Taylor, Flushing, NY with a 200 worth $350 and Sun Kim, Flushing, NY with a 195 worth $300.

The final shootout was dominated by Ryon as he threw 6 consecutive strikes after an open in the first frame. Charles stayed close by throwing the only clean game in the shootout but just couldn’t throw a string of strikes. When Ryon opened in the 8th frame it gave Charles a chance at the title but his hopes were dashed when Ryon marked in his final frame with his only spare of the match.

The LIGBT 2 squad sport shot tournament drew a record summer crowd of 162 entries, paid out $7,770 in prize money, and had 42 bowlers go to the cashing window. The side action paid out an additional $10,945 bringing the total event payout to $18,715. Cut scores to cash on the Kegel Broadway 37-foot pattern were 663 at 1pm and 678 at 3pm. The women’s guaranteed added two extra bowlers to the finals: Jaleesa Taylor and Cara Lathen, Bronx, NY. The wildcard winner was our champion Ryon Lee who shot a six-game block of 1384.

LIGBT’s next tournament is at AMF Syosset on Sunday, July 18th. This will be a 1-squad (1pm) house shot event featuring 3 separate tournaments: 49 & under handicap/50+ handicap/scratch. To view the results of the AMF E. Meadow event please visit www.ligbtour.com. The LIGBT is sponsored by Storm, Kegel, Knockout Ball Cleaner, Torch Bowling, Billvee Electric, Vietri Associates, and ManyStylesOfBowling.com

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CHRIS WERBEN & MAX THOMAS LATEST SLT CHAMPIONS!

Posted On: June 28, 2021

The Senior Legends Tour (SLT), sponsored by Storm Bowling, visited AMF E. Meadow and crowned two new champions. The winner of the handicap tournament, earning $1,000, was Chris Werben, E. Meadow NY. The winner of the scratch event was Max Thomas, Babylon, NY who earned $455. A total of 25 bowlers cashed in prize funds totaling $5,380.

The SLT Mini-Marathon featured 4 games with 1 in 4 bowlers cashing in each prize list and 1 in 10 handicap bowlers advancing to an elimination final. Dan Todaro, Farmingdale, NY was the handicap squad leader with an 1136 series, seeding him directly into the final shootout. The first round of the handicap finals had 6 bowlers with the top 3 advancing. It took a 230-handicap game to advance to the final shootout.

The final shootout was a very tight match and not decided until the 10th frame. Dan took the early lead with a double but missed two 10 pins late and settled for 4th place with a 218 worth $300. Anthony Hughes, Jamaica, NY bowled a strong 220, and had two doubles late in the game, but an open in the 6th forced him to settle for third place worth $350. Kyle Lathan, Bronx, NY bowled a weird game with a 4 timer, a double, and 4 open frames. Kyle finished in 2nd place, worth $500 with a 227. Chris bowled consistent the entire game, and finished strong with a triple, to lock up the title and the $1,000 top prize with a fine 238.

The scratch event was won by Max Thomas with a 985 worth $455. Finishing in second place, 21 pins behind, was Keith Cordy, Jamaica, NY with a 964 worth $250. Third place was taken by Don Pendleton, Staten Island, NY with a 944 worth $150. A total of 5 bowlers cashed in the scratch event which had a cashing score of 932.

The AMF E. Meadow tournament drew a total crowd of 89 senior entries and paid out $10,160 including the side action. The winner of the Storm ball raffle was Twone Williams, Laurelton, NY. Chris Werben and Max Thomas earned cash prizes in the raffle. LIGBT’s next event is a sport shot tournament on Sunday, July 11th at AMF E. Meadow (1pm & 3pm.) To view the complete results and side action details from AMF E. Meadow please visit www.thesltour.com. The SLT is proudly sponsored by Storm Bowling.

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