Come from behind victories for maiden champs Camacho and Lanuza

Jeremiah Camacho King of the Lanes Champion for the month of June

Sunday, June 12, 2017 – CENTRAL LANES BOWLING CENTER, Tamuning, Guam

The Budweiser King and Aloha Maid Prince of the Lanes concluded with exciting scenarios that vaulted two maiden champions to the pedestal.  The monthly event held on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at the Central Lanes Bowling Center proved Lenny Kravitz hit title of “It ain’t over until it’s over” to hold to form.

Top seed Ricky Duenas took an early lead in the finals of the King of the Lanes after Jeremiah Camacho opened on the first frame.  However, Camacho doubled to erase the deficit and led by three pins after three frames.  Duenas then built a 42-pin lead through six frames with turkey, but opened in the eighth frame.  Camacho took advantage of the missed frame with a double to cut the deficit to 21 pins and two frames remaining.  A 4-6-7-10 split by the top seed in the final stanza gave an opportunity to 2nd seed Camacho to complete a come from behind victory.  The 13-year-old National Youth Team prospect slammed the pocket in the crucial tenth and eleventh frame and then closed out the match with a nine count to win his first ever King title by two sticks, 188-186, reserving his slot in the year end finale.

Both top seeds earned their birth to the final match drubbing their semi-final opponents.  Duenas took advantage of unconvertible splits left by 10th seed Mike Gadia while Camacho unleashed a barrage of strikes to eliminate his senior foe, 4th seed Jimmy Pinaula.

Duenas took pole position in the qualifying round with an 1195 six game total on the tough 40’ Asian Championship pattern.  Camacho, Cesar Villaneuva, Pinaula, Greg Borja, Jay LeonGuerrero, RJ Santos, Nikko Gutierrez, Josh Madrid and Gadia finished in order completing the top ten who advanced to the elimination rounds.

Aloha Maid Prince of the Lanes June Champion Josiah Lanuza

Annastashia Leon Guerrero built a 33-pin lead after four frames against top seed Josiah Lanuza who opened the match with consecutive open frames in the Prince of the Lanes division.  Thereafter, Lanuza was able find his groove as he slowly cut the deficit to a single digit through nine frames along with his seven pins handicap advantage.  Lanuza spared a seven-count leave on the last frame finishing with a 153 game that forced Leon Guerrero to mark for the title.  Her first throw of the final stanza left her a pin seven and an opportunity to claim the title.  Unfortunately, her attempt at the pin seven flailed left giving the match and title to Lanuza 153+44 handicap to 156+37.

In the semi-final match, Lanuza used his handicap advantage along with last frame assistance from 10th seed Leody Ersando to slip into the finals while 4th seed Leon Guerrero ousted 2nd seed Naiyah Taimanglo that set up the Prince finale.

Lanuza led all Prince qualifiers with a 1230 total followed by Taimanglo, Jaecelyn Espiritu, Leon Guerrero, Rene Cariaso, Arnold Hernandez, Arlene Reyes, Rose Hernandez, Eya Salandanan and Ersando rounded off the top ten.

The next Budweiser King and Aloha Maid Prince of the Lanes will be held on Sunday, July 16, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at the Central Lanes Bowling Center.

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