JEDDAH: PIP R. PLANAS
Published — Friday 29 June 2012
Last update 29 June 2012 9:56 pm
Shawly Bowlers posted the highest total pinfalls of 3623 to be the Team of the Week, while Lance & 3rdy and Fed Extreme each pocketed 30 points at the top of the overall team standings during the opening day of the Filipino Expatriate Damayan Bowling Group Friday Morning Bowling League 12th Conference at the Bowling City here.
After narrowly losing first game at 1165-1059, Shawly bowled back strongly to overhaul the deficit at 1337-1151 in the second game thanks to games of 200 and above by team captain Arnel Bautista, Edison Arena, Andy David, Joel Quiboy and Sally Sañosa. Max Salang contributed 190 in the 1201-1007 scratch rocking of Ding Dela Rosa-guided D’ Mountaineers.
Dela Rosa again had a solid game of 228 to inspire teammates Robert Stone, Manny Tibay, Edris Mangoda, Jun de Dios and Malou Nidoy. Bautista countered for Shawly with 240 and Sañosa added 234 and D’ Mountaineers could only win last game at 1238-1227 to surrender the overall lead to Shawly.
Shawly won the match and emerged as the first honoree at 3623-3554 on 12-8 point settlement. Bautista and Sañosa garnered the Bowler of the Week honors with respective handicap series of 693 and 605. Bautista had games of 199, 254 and 240 while Sañosa carded 168, 203 and 232.
With team captain Ric Reformado back in form and Edward Botardo and Med Ramos providing the cushion, Lance & 3rdy figured to be one of the major title contenders after an 18-2 victory over Royal Strikers on total pinfalls of 3600-3345.
Lance & 3rdy swept the handicap sets at 1210-1083, 1127-1105 and 1263-1157 with Reformado in charge with 676 on sterling games of 244, 190 and 240. The match could have been a shutout had Royal Strikers skipper Jun Estefano (196) and Joey Calapatia (212) not saved a 965-939 Game 2 scratch set.
Still this did little to harm Lance’s cause as team manager Evelyn Santoc, Shirley Sagmit and Rene Punzalan all returned above average performances that put Lance & 3rdy to top with 30 points in the team standings.
Fed Extreme crossed 950 scratch in all games to take 20 points on 3479 aggregate with Jimmy Mandingiado and Robert de Guzman leading the board with identical 631. Mandingiado decorated his output with 257 in Game 2 while de Guzman registered well balanced games which rubbed off on team captain Carlos Bustinera, Jowet Carreon, Bobby Baraquel and Fedelyn Bustinera.
Initial team rankings with their points: Lance & 3rdy 30, Fed Extreme 30, EKIS 3 25, Shawly Bowler 25, Micah’s Pride 25, Alley ‘R US 19, D’ Mountaineers 19, Pin Rockers 15, Petromin Express 12, Fire Fox 11, BCT Ball Care 11, Royal Strikers 6, Pin Slasher 3