Sunday, February 13, 2022 – Central Lanes Bowling Center, Tamuning, Guam
Aaron Elliott took a commanding lead with a four-bagger as Ray San Nicolas struggled in the early frames. Top seed San Nicolas was able to regain his composure but trailed the second seed by as much as 34 pins mid-game. However, back-to-back missed spares in the 8th and 9th frames by Elliott allowed San Nicolas to close the gap to twelve pins going into the final stanza. San Nicolas struck on the tenth forcing Elliott to fill the frame for the win. Elliott’s delivery on the 10th frame was picture perfect as he drove all ten pins into the pit, then added another two strikes for good measure to take the title game in the Budweiser King of the Lanes competition held at the Central Lanes Bowling Center.
San Nicolas led the field during the qualifying rounds held earlier in the day turning in an 874 four-game set for a 218 average. Elliott was thirty-seven pins adrift followed by Brian Manibusan, RJ Santos, JD Castro, Frank Manibusan Jr., Darrell Scott, Charlie Catbagan, Cameron Santos, and Juan Blas who qualified for the elimination round.
In the semi-final rounds, San Nicolas beat 5th seed Castro while Elliott outdueled 3rd seed Brian Manibusan to earn their trip to the monthly finale on the short oil tournament pattern.
Corey Granillo defended his monthly title with a convincing route of 3rd seed Rudy Palaganas in the Budweiser Prince of the Lanes finals. Granillo strung five strikes in a row and comfortably steam rolled the lanes for the first successful defense of the monthly title in two years. Palaganas earned his trip to the finals knocking out top seed Nick Gutierrez in the semi-finals while Granillo struck at will against 2nd seed Von Cabral to book his ticket to the finale.
The next Budweiser King and Prince of the Lanes will be held on Sunday, March 20, 2022, 1:30 p.m. at the Central Lanes Bowling Center.