Thompson, Manibusan march to King and Prince titles

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L-R:  Thompson and Manibusan prepare for their delivery.

Sunday, March 26, 2017 – CENTRAL LANES BOWLING CENTER, Tamuning, Guam

Paul Thompson strung strikes in three separate occasions during the finals of the Budweiser King of the Lanes to oust 2016 Grand Champion Gregory Borja in the 2017 monthly event held at the Central Lanes Bowling Center.  Thompson opened with a double and continued carrying pins on the 44’ World Bowling Tokyo pattern as Borja had difficulties early with clearing all tenpins off the deck.  Although Borja found his range late in the game, Thompson was able to put it out of reach going into the final stanza.

Thompson and Borja won handily during their semi-final round match-up as Thompson eliminated top seed Ray San Nicoals 236-197 and Borja defeated defending monthly champion Jay Leon Guerrero 222-158.

San Nicolas poured in a six game total of 1365 pins to edge out Borja for post position by two pins followed by JaeSang Lee, Leon Guerrero, Thompson, Jim Pinaula, Ricky Duenas, Aaron Elliott, Charlie Catbagan and Noah Taimanglo who rounded off the top ten.

It was a great day for Frank Manibusan Jr. as he began the day beating out all competitors in the 9-pin challenge held prior to the start of the King and Prince of the Lanes event.  Manibusan went on to win his first title of the year following in the steps of his father, Frank Manibusan Sr. who took February honors.  Manibusan defeated 2nd seed Arnold Hernandez in the finals as he opened the championship match with a double to take the lead and never looked back for 185-162 tally.

In the semi-final match, top seed Manibusan Jr. beat out 10th seed Leody Ersando 155 to 146 while Hernandez edged out 9th seed Shawn Miranda 142-139 to set up the finale.

Manibusan led all Aloha Maid Prince qualifiers followed by Hernandez, Amber San Nicolas, Arnold Javier, Bal Perez, Naiyah Taimanglo, Rudy Palaganas, Arlene Reyes, Miranda and Ersando.

The next Budweiser King and Aloha Maid Prince of the Lanes will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at the Central Lanes Bowling Center.

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