Leon Guerrero cruises to February Bud King title; Manibusan finishes atop Aloha Maid Prince

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February edition: Budweiser King of the Lanes champion Jay Leon Guerrero and Aloha Maid Prince of the Lanes champion Frank Manibusan Sr.

Sunday, February 20, 2017 – CENTRAL LANES BOWLING CENTER, Tamuning, Guam

Jay Leon Guerrero averaged 231 pins per game during the six game qualifier for the Budweiser King of the Lanes February edition, then cruised to claim the title as he bowled over his opponents in the elimination rounds.  Leon Guerrero crushed 6th seed JaeSang Lee in the semi-final 248-168 then bashed 2nd seed and defending monthly champion Ricky Duenas in the finale 224-183.  Duenas took advantage of several missed split attempts by 9th seed Charlie “MamaChar” Catabagan to end his hopes of winning a monthly title with a 194-149 victory to set up the monthly finale and his try at a back to back win.

In the quarter finals, Lee closed out 5th seed Mike Gadia as he struck out from the ninth frame to end the match 207-180 while Catbagan beat out 8th seed Teliann San Nicolas 181-150.

The first elimination round witnessed an exciting upset between 3rd seed Gregory Borja and Catbagan as both competitors ended the match with identical high scores of 255 which sent it to extra frames.  It took another two frames to break the tie as Catbagan out struck the higher seed and advanced to round 2.  In other first round matches, Teliann San Nicolas debilitated southpaw RJ  Santos 255-181; Michael Gadia dispatched Ray San Nicolas 218-215 and Jae Sang Lee out pointed Steven Esplana 192-166.

In a battle for the Aloha Maid Prince of the Lanes division, first time finalists Allan Aperocho and Frank Manibusan Sr. slugged it out for the right to claim their maiden career titles.  In the end, Manibusan used a turkey to take advantage of missed spares by Aperocho and hold on for a 181-161 decision along with the title.

In the semi-final round Aperocho dispatched top seed Leody Ersando by picking up the 3-10 baby split in the tenth frame while 2nd seed Manibusan edged 9th seed Virgil Toledo 158-157 to set up the finale.

Ersando led the six game qualifier for the Aloha Maid Prince division followed by Manibusan Sr., Leslie Luyon, Annastashia Leon Guerrero, Frank Manibusan Jr., Aperocho, Arnold Javier, Richard Dahill, Virgilio Toledo and Arlene Reyes rounded off the top ten.

The next Budweiser King and Aloha Maid Prince of the Lanes will be held on Sunday, March 19, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at the Central Lanes Bowling Center.

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