Manibusan returns to form, Taimanglo savors back to back titles


Sunday, March 18, 2018 – CENTRAL LANES BOWLING CENTER, Tamuning, Guam

Brian Manibusan laid stake to the Pin Point Guam King of the Lanes throne as he dismantled the field on his way to claiming the March title, after a year hiatus.  Manibusan averaged 237 pins per game during the qualifying round to snatch pole position.  He came from behind in the semi-final match against Jay Leon Guerrero as he pocketed six strikes in a row for a 237-220 decision.  In the finale, he defeated second seed Aaron Elliott via an error free game 207-171 stamping his ticket to the year-end finals. Elliott ousted 3rd seed RJ Santos in the other semi-final match before his valiant effort against Manibusan.

The top ten from the qualifying round who advanced to compete in the elimination rounds include Manibusan, Elliott, Santos, Cesar Villanueva, Leon Guerrero, Charlie “MamaChar” Catbagan, Jeremiah Camacho, Josiah Lanuza, Noah Taimanglo and George “Homer” Cascasan.

Naiyah Taimanglo duplicated her efforts from the previous month’s Prince title as she once again climbed from the tenth-place position to become the first back to back winner in either division since 2014.  Taimanglo knocked off 5th seed Rolly Hernandez in round 1, Richard Dahill in the quarter final match-up then dethroned top seed Raymond Cruz in the semis before rolling past 2nd seed Jaecelyn Espiritu for the title.  Espiritu won her semi-final round against 4th seed John Rodriguez to set up the division finale.

Cruz paced the Prince competitors during the qualifying round followed by Espiritu, Merygrace Hernandez, Rodriguez, Rolly Hernandez, Dahill, Vangie Ersando, Jesse Flickinger, Arnold Javier and Taimanglo.

The next Pin Point Guam King and Prince of the Lanes will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018.  This event is open to all bowlers on island.  Information is available on guambowlingcongress.com.

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