Borja wins 2nd Budweiser King of the Lanes Grand Finals

greogory-borjaSunday, December 11, 2016 – CENTRAL LANES BOWLING CENTER, Tamuning, Guam

The year-end dual pattern Grand Finals of the Budweiser King and Aloha Maid Prince of the Lanes competition took its toll on all competitors as tough scoring conditions prevailed through the day.  Each pair of lanes was dressed with a 34’ and a 47’ World Bowling pattern that required appropriate ball changes as well as stance every frame.

The battle of the King of the Lanes championship was between two former champions as top seed Gregory Borja defeated 2nd seed Aaron Elliot in the best 2 of 3 finale.  Borja bombarded the pit with successive strikes in both games to claim his second Grand Finals title winning in straight sets 242-170 and 214-146.

Both top seeds advanced to the Grand Finals as each of their opponents in the semifinals opened in crucial frames with splits that proved their doom.  Borja beat out 3rd seed Jay Leon Guerrero 191 to 181 while Elliott eliminated 5th seed RJ Santos 201 to 177.

Leon Guerrero opened his quarter final match stringing four strikes in a row to take a comfortable lead over 6th seed Dante Godoy.  Leon Guerrero never looked back as he dissected the dual pattern to end the lower seed’s chances 230-187.  The battle of 4th and 5th place was nip and tuck through six frames until Ricky Duenas left a pin ten to give RJ Santos a 19-pin advantage and eventually a five pin win to advance to the semi-final round 208-203.

Borja led the King division qualifying round with a 2496 total including 80 bonus pins.  Elliott was 11 pins adrift followed by Leon Guerrero, Duenas, Santos and Godoy.

The monthly winners along with the two time defending champion Brian Manibusan and the highest points achievers during the 11 months of competition comprised the 16 player field. The 2017 edition of the Budweiser King and Aloha Maid Prince of the Lanes will begin on January 22, 2017 at the Central Lanes Bowling Center.

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