Welcome to the 2018-2019 Season
ALEX HENRY WINS 2019 L.I. MASTERSApril 7, 2019
W. Babylon, NY: Alex Henry, a 21 year old 2-handed bowler from Sayville, NY, won the prestigious 2019 Long Island Masters. In the final match Alex, who went undefeated, beat Drew Esposito, Selden, NY 226-224 to win the $4,000 top prize. Drew, who lost to Alex in the last match of the winner's bracket 205-197, earned $2,000 for second place. Finishing is third place was last year's champion Matt Farber, Plainview, NY earning $1,500. Rounding out the top 4 was Rob Gotterbarn, Garden City South, NY earning $1,000. The Long Island Masters always attracts the finest bowlers from the area and the 2019 version was no exception. A custom 43 foot Kegel pattern was put down which produced top 8 cut scores of: 1313 at 10am, 1260 at 2:30pm and 1246 at 7pm. High series of the tournament was shot by Joe Costanzo with a 1474 in the 10am squad. The overall cut, which takes all of the bowlers that didn't make the cut in their squad and advances the top 8, was 1258. The Long Island Masters, which is owned and operated by LIUSBC, has a long history of producing great champions. The top 10 finishers were all in their 20's validating the strong youth program that exists on Long Island. There were 5 seniors and 2 women that also advanced. Total payout for the L.I. Masters was $17,700. A special thanks to CLS Custom Upholsterers, R&D Bowling Supplies and AMF Babylon for supporting the Long Island Masters
Finalists Group 2
Champion with Trophy
Champion and Runner-up
Past Champions and Hall of Fame
Anthony Martinez and Champion
Rich Thomas and Champion
Alex Henry and his father
142 Bowlers participated in today's qualifying rounds of the LI Masters tournament at AMF Babylon. Congratulations to
the 32 bowlers making it into the bracket rounds tomorrow.
L.I. MASTERS THIS WEEKENDThe most prestigious tournament of the year is the Long Island Masters and it will be held this weekend at AMF Babylon. There will be 3 qualifying squads to choose from; 10am, 2:30pm or 7pm. Lanes will be stripped and re-oiled prior each squad. Qualifying will consist of 6-games with the top 8 advancing to the finals each squad. To complete the 32 bowler finals the 8 highest non-advancing overall series will also be added to the finals. Top prize at the L.I. Masters will pay $4,000 & $2,000 with only 140 entries. All 32 finalists will earn at least $200. The Masters entry fee is $150 and re-entries are not allowed. The Catalano Family will be adding $1,000 to the prize fund. Entries for each of the 3 squads will be capped at 60 bowlers. To guarantee your spot please call the LIUSBC at 631.737.0825. Walk-in entries are welcomed if space is available. The LIUSBC now accepts credit/debit cards for entry fees. Brackets and high game pots will be available in all 3 squads. To review the Long Island Masters flyer please visit www.liusbc.com†††
Congratulations to Ray Edwards for winning the SENIOR MASTERSChampion
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SENIOR MASTERS THIS SATURDAY!The LIUSBC is entering tournament season with 3 big events coming up:
The Sandy Catalano Long Island Senior Mastersis this Saturday, March 30th beginning at noon at AMF Wantagh. This 5 game scratch event, is using 3 age divisions (50-59/60-69/70+), a 16 bowler match play final and a 1 in 4 cashing ratio per division. Top prizes are guaranteed to pay $1,500 & $750 with only 60 entries. A special thanks to Don Hicks, owner of R & D Bowling Supplies at AMF Babylon. Don is awarding 2 fully paid entries into the Long Island Masters (April 6 & 7-AMF Babylon) at the Senior Masters. The $150 entries will be awarded to the winner of the Senior Masters and to the high qualifier. With the addition of the 2 Masters entries, a total of $1,300 will be added to the Sandy Catalano L.I. Senior Masters prize fund including $1,000 from the Catalano Family. All seniors (50+) that live or bowl on Long Island are eligible. Entry fee is only $100 ($103 with credit card) and entries will be capped at 80 bowlers. To guarantee your spot please call our office at 631.737.0825. Walk-ins are welcomed if space is available. The lane pattern is now posted Here and should be fairly playable.
The 2019 Long Island Masterswill host a 2-hour practice session this coming Sunday, March 31st from 11am to 1pm ($20) at AMF Babylon. To participate in the practice session you must have a $50 non-refundable deposit or a fully paid entry ($150) into the Masters. The Masters will guarantee top prizes of $4,000 & $2,000 and a minimum $200 to all 32 finalists with only 140 entries. This is a 6-game scratch event with 3 squads. The top 8 each squad plus the next 8 series overall from the 3 squads combined with advance to a double-elimination finals. The Catalano Family is adding $1,000 to the Masters prize fund. The Masters lane pattern is now posted Here .
The 2019 LIUSBC Annual Championshipflyer has been posted. Save the dates; April 13, 14, & 20 to bowl in the singles, doubles, and team events at Farmingdale Lanes. The entry fee for each event is only $30 and just another $10 for all-events. There will be a scratch and handicap division for each event. The LIUSBC will be adding $2,000 to the prize fund. This event is open to all LIUSBC bowlers of any average. IT'S AFFORDABLE, FUN, AND FEATURES A GREAT PRIZE FUND! START PUTTING YOUR TEAMS TOGETHER NOW!
Congratulations to this past weekends 700 club winners and participants. Thank you to all our bowlers that traveled from
all over the island and beyond to participate. We hope to see you at our upcoming events. Women's and Senior results will be available
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LIUSBC is proud to announce that we have been chosen as one of the 20 host centers for the 2019 US Open
and 2019 US Women's Open qualifers. The Event will be held at AMF East Meadow on April 27th.
Take a look at our Late Winter/ Spring tournaments! There is something for everyone.
February 3,9 & 10 NYS Youth Team - application available
February 17 Senior Singles - application available
February 23,24 Adult/Child - application available
March 9,10 Women's 600 Club - application available
March 9,10 Open 700 Club -application available
March 30 Senior Masters - application available
April 6(qual),7(finals) Open Masters - application available
We are also a host location to win a spot (Women's & Men's) for the USBC US Open Tournament. More information to follow.
Save the date: Women's 600 Club and the 700 Club tournaments are being held March 9 & 10th 2019 at AMF Centereach Lanes. The application is posted on the Tournaments & Results tab under LIUSBC Tournaments
Some great bowling went on at our Over/Under Doubles and a Mixed Doubles event at Farmingdale Lanes last weekend. Congratulations to Michele Haines for her first 300 game! An unofficial standings is available on the Results page. Thank you to everyone for participating and we hope to see you at our future events.
Our next tournament is a Youth tournament also. The youth Championship is being held at Farmingdale Lanes December 8,9,15 & 16. Bring some friends and come out to bowl. The application is under the Tournaments and Results tab.
Our youth are invited to a fun tournament of 9 pin No-Tap. Join us at Smithtown bowl on 11/11/18. Application is under the Tournaments and Results tab.