Santos, Funtilon FEDBG champs for November

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Updated 07 December 2012
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Santos, Funtilon FEDBG champs for November

Archie Santos emerged the men’s champion while Grace Funtilon used a fast start to claim the ladies crown at the end of the November Bowlfest 2012 conducted by the Filipino Expatriate Damayan Bowling Group at the Bowling City here.
Santos, one of the pioneers and avid members of FEDBG, skipped the semis and qualified third direct to finals with well a 15-game series of 3446 including a hig game of 247.
Top qualifier Marcelo Manalo and second place keeper Bobby Baraquel had 3523 and 3456 with respective high games of 261 and 265. Ruel Santoc won the class B overall high game at 268 but missed the cut at 3366.
After a 222, Santos was within striking distance at sixth place behind Manalo 248, Dariel Loquias 237, Tito Cruz 237, Class C top qualifier Rolly Vistal 232 and Baraquel 224.
Hobbled by splits in game 2 Santos dropped to 10th place with 404 to be four marks away from Vistal who grabbed the lead with his 440.
Fresh faces over the borderline were Jowet Carreon, Serge Rivera and Romy Bunagan who respectively pulled through with 431, 430 and 428 along with Loquias on 427.
Santos then transformed the entire Bowling City into real championship arena when he started hitting strikes halfway through the ultimate game where he scored 268 to become the men’s champion on three-game handicap series of 672. Carreon tied with Manalo on 654 but took second place after the tiebreak of rule of consistency at 9-76 was applied. Jun Estefano ranked fourth on 638 and Vistal saved fifth place on 635.
On the ladies division, Funtilon at 205 was on shaky ground at the top after the first game with Letty Mendoza just two pins behind at 203.
Sally Sañosa, Eloisa Fernandez and Mariz Resano followed on 187, 164 and 160. With Mendoza lapsing into splits and errors, Funtilon pulled clear from her nearest pursuer at 390-370 after a second game 185
On the last lane transfer Sañosa broke the jinx and rallied with 206. But this pursuit was good only for second place as Funtilon cemented the top post with 174 to become the ladies division champion on 564.
Sañosa was second on 559, Mendoza third on 548 while Resano and Fernandez placed fourth and fifth.
Nurissa Ramos, Imelda Sayago, Andrie Parena, Ester Santoc, Aisah Silabay and Minda Guevara were the other lady bowlers to participate.


‘Captain fantastic’ Harry Kane to the rescue as England beat Tunisia at the death

Updated 19 June 2018
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‘Captain fantastic’ Harry Kane to the rescue as England beat Tunisia at the death

  • Harry Kane came to the rescue with two goals, the second a dramatic injury-time winner
  • England had started brightly in a blur of passing and movement and could have been two goals up inside the first four minutes

VOLGOGRAD, Russia: Captain Harry Kane came to the rescue with two goals, the second a dramatic injury-time winner, as England began their World Cup Group G campaign with a stuttering 2-1 win over Tunisia on Monday.
Gareth Southgate’s men almost paid a heavy price for missing a slew of first-half chances when Tunisia’s Ferjani Sassi slotted home a softly-awarded penalty 20 minutes before half-time.
And the north Africans were still level as the game went past the 90-minute mark.
But Harry Maguire won a header from a corner and Kane was on hand at the far post to nod in the winner before being mobbed by his ecstatic teammates.
“I’m so proud of the lads,” Kane said. “They kept going, kept going to the last second.
“I am absolutely buzzing, everyone on the staff is. It shows good character to get the job done.”
England had started brightly in a blur of passing and movement and could have been two goals up inside the first four minutes.
First Jordan Henderson’s lofted first-time pass released Dele Alli and when the ball eventually broke to Jesse Lingard he saw his shot from six yards saved by the outstretched left boot of Mouez Hassen in the Tunisia goal.
Kane had been kept quiet in the opening salvos but he exploded into action in the 11th minute when he cut inside from the left and saw his shot from the edge of the box deflected wide for a corner.
Ashley Young delivered the set piece for John Stones to rise highest and meet with a powerful header. Hassen saved acrobatically but Kane was on hand to tap home the rebound with his right foot and open his World Cup account.
Hassen, who had injured his left shoulder making an earlier save, could not continue and left the field in tears as he was replaced in goal by Farouk Ben Mustapha.
England continued to press and were made to pay for not converting a succession of chances when they conceded a soft penalty.
Kyle Walker swung a lazy arm across Fakhreddine Ben Youssef who fell as if poleaxed and Colombian referee Wilmar Roldan pointed to the spot, with his decision being upheld by the VAR.
Ferjani Sassi took one step and fired home confidently past the hitherto unemployed Jordan Pickford and Tunisia who had been outplayed for the first half-hour were somehow level 10 minutes before half-time.
Still there was time for Lingard to come close again twice, first from a goalbound shot and then a dink over the keeper which agonizingly struck the post.
Alli too hit the woodwork with a header and England went into half-time wondering how they had not sealed victory already.
England still enjoyed the lion’s share of possession but could not find the same zip and penetration they had enjoyed at the start of the first half.
The ineffective Sterling gave way to Marcus Rashford with just over 20 minutes to go and the Manchester United man almost fashioned a chance straight away with a jinking run into the box.