Sunday, June 25, 2017 – CENTRAL LANES BOWLING CENTER, Tamuning, Guam
Guam youth bowlers born on or after January 1, 1997 took to the lanes to qualify for the right to represent Guam in the 19th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championship. The event will be held in Manila, Philippines from October 21-28, 2017. The members are vying for the four male and four female team slots.
The first of six qualifying rounds ensued on Sunday, June 25, 2017 on the 40’ lane pattern. Jeremiah Camacho and Noah Taimanglo jockeyed back and forth during the first five games of the six-game event. Camacho’s consistency during the event landed him in pole position with a 1303 total. The 13-year-old bowled games of 267, 209, 205, 200, 203 and 219. Taimanglo finished 46 pins adrift with games of 235, 246, 194, 189, 244 and 149. Darien Borja finished in third on 1195 pins followed by Frank Manibusan Jr. (1113), James Doyle (1058) and Evan Duenas (1014) rounded off the top six.
In the female division, 11-year-old Niyah Taimanglo outscored the field by 83 pins with a 1071 total followed by Geramae Abinales (988), Annastashia Leon Guerrero (964), Jaeceline Espiritu (963), Eya Salandann (962) and MeryGrace Hernandez (850).
After the six-week competition, the top six bowlers will advance to the Youth National training field after which the team will be selected to represent Guam in the aforementioned championship. The next qualifying round will be held on Sunday, July 9, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at the Central Lanes Bowling Center.