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Elliott, Leal jubilant in July King and Prince tilt

Sunday, July 11, 2021 – Central Lanes Bowling Center, Tamuning, Guam

Aaron Elliott thought it was all over after only accounting for a strike-spare combination in the tenth frame, as top seed Darrell Scott was locked into the strike zone leading by six pins.  All he needed to do was convert a 3-6 leave in the final stanza to secure his first King of the Lanes title.  As the ball traversed down the mid lane for the spare, everyone in the crowd thought he had secured the attempt.  However, as the ball passed the break point, the ball took a sharp left turn which grazed the three pin and left the pin six standing in disbelief.  The miscalculation left everyone in awe as the match ended in favor of Elliot 209-202.  The month has been going in his favor as he claims his second title of the year along with a perfect 300 game he registered earlier in the month.

Scott earned his championship appearance via a 225-165 route of 7th seed Justin Mendiola while Elliott ousted 2nd seed Gregory Borja 177-151 in the semi-final matches.  Scott led all qualifiers with an 825 four game set on the 32’ lane pattern which cause havoc for many bowlers.  Borja finished 26 pins adrift followed by Jeremiah Camacho, Nikko Gutierrez, Josiah Lanuza, Jae Sang Lee, Justin Mendiola, Aaron Elliott, Evan Duenas, and Brandon Manibusan rounded off the top ten qualifiers.

Jeremy Leal claimed the prince division title slipping past 6th seed Gomez Martinez by three pins after the latter was unable to convert spares on the last three frames, 179-176.  2nd seed Leal also edged 3rd seed Rudy Palaganas with his handicap 183-179 while Martinez edged top seed Lisa Duenas 166-154.

Duenas led all bowlers in the prince category with a 741-total followed by Leal, Palaganas, Ken Duenas, Corey Granillo, Martinez, Bal Perez, Boom Gozum, Rolly Hernandez and Cam Santos rounded off the top ten.

The next King and Prince of the Lanes will be held on Sunday, August 22, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. at the Central Lanes Bowling Center.

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