San Nicolas and Flickinger crowned Budweiser King and Prince of the Year 2017

 

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Budweiser King of the Lanes Champion Victor San Nicolas
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Aloha Maid Prince of the Lanes Champion Jesse Flickinger

 

Sunday, January 14, 2018 – CENTRAL LANES BOWLING CENTER, Tamuning, Guam

After fifteen games and seven hours of bowling, Victor San Nicolas laid claim to the coveted King of the Lanes Grand Finals 2017 title.  San Nicolas upended 15-year-old Noah Taimanglo in the best two of three finals.  San Nicolas took advantage of Taimanglo’s missed frames and handily won straight sets 174-144 and 227-174. 

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King of the Lanes finalists (L-R): Ricky Duenas, Jeremiah Camacho, Victor San Nicolas, Noah Taimanglo, Zachary Ford and Aaron Elliott

San Nicolas finished the twelve games qualifier as the top seed and beat out 3rd seed Zachary Ford in the semi-final match 223-178 to etch his name in the final match.  2nd seed Taimanglo beat out Aaron Elliot 204-159 in the second semi-final match to set up the Grand Finals.

In the quarter final matches, Ford eliminated 6th seed Ricky Duenas while 5th seed Aaron Elliott ousted 4th seed Jeremiah Camacho.

Prince of the Lanes Finalists
Prince of the Lanes finalists (L-R): Frank Manibusan Jr., Leody Ersando, Annastashia Leon Guerrero, Jesse Flickinger,

The Prince finale went the distance after top seed Annastashia Leon Guerrero took the second game in the best of three matches.  Leon Guerrero forced the rubber match with a 182-154 set after 2nd seed Jesse Flickinger won the first game 173-171.  In the final game to determine the Prince of the Lanes champion, Flickinger opened the match with a five bagger to take the lead and never looked back as he earned the Grand champion title of the division defeating Leon Guerrero 236+20 to 156+31.

Leon Guerrero reached the finale with a drubbing of 3rd seed Leody Ersando while Flickinger needed two games to eliminate 4th seed Frank Manibusan Sr. and move into the finals. 

Ersando defeated 6th seed Lisa Duenas while Manibusan Sr. took the family match beating out his son, Frank Manibusan Jr. to advance to the semi-final match.

This year long event is sponsored by Budweiser and Aloha Maid.  The 2018 edition begins on Sunday, January 21, 2018, 10:00 a.m. at the Central Lanes Bowling Center.

King of the Lanes finalists:

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