Sunday, August 22, 2021, Central Lanes Bowling Center, Tamuning, Guam
Darrell Scott and Cameron Santos gained their automatic entry to the yearend finals of the Budweiser King and Prince of the Lanes competition as they conquered the 38’ pattern lane condition and claim the titles in their respective divisions.
Scott used a combination of strikes and spares throughout the game to overcome a strong start by 16-year-old Evan Duenas in the monthly final match up. Duenas’ mid game transition wreaked havoc as he left back-to-back splits that allowed second seed Scott to inch his way back into the match. It boiled down to the final stanza as remnants of a previous finals faced Scott with one frame to go and high counts needed to secure the title. However, a high slap to the head pin left him with a 3-6-8 leave. Needing two pins to win the match and his first title, Scott did not disappoint as he sent the ball down the path and picked the 3-6 to edge the top seed by a pin, 184-183.
In the semi-final matches, Duenas and Scott sent their respective rivals packing with a 213 to 165 decision between the top seed and fifth seed Charlie Catbagan; and a 225-196 clinch by the second seed against 4th seed Brandon Manibusan.
In the Prince of the Lanes division, second seed Cam Santos wiped out a six-pin handicap differential to earn his first title soundly defeating top seed Corey Granillo 173+30 to 131+36. In the semi-final rounds, Granillo ousted 6th seed Gomez Martinez while Santos derailed 3rd seed Julius Checa’s efforts 190-164.
The next Budweiser King and Prince of the Lanes will be held on Sunday, September 19, 2021, 1:30 p.m. at the Central Lanes Bowling Center.