Taimanglo, Roberto nab November K&P titles

Sunday, November 20, 2022 – Central Lanes Bowling Center, Tamuning, Guam

November 2022 Budweiser King of the Lanes Noah Taimanglo

It was a successful return to the competition stage by a former National Youth standout as he qualified for the Grand Finals after a two-year absence from the competitive scene.  Noah Taimanglo returned to form nabbing the November King of the Lanes title to qualify for the year end finale after he defeated heavily favored southpaw RJ Santos. 

3rd seed Santos rampaged through the elimination rounds with ease as he more than doubled up on 9th seed Gregory Borja’s score in the first round, conquered 4th seed Aaron Elliott in the quarterfinals, then dropped 2nd seed Cesar Villanueva in the semi-finals.  Unfortunately, against top seed Taimanglo, who earlier defeated 5th seed Juan Blas to qualify for the monthly finals, Santos ran out of steam. Taimanglo took advantage of Santos’ mishaps early in the game keeping the match at hand to easily earn the title.

Taimanglo took top honors in the qualifier held earlier in the day on the medium lane pattern as Villanueva edged Santos by a pin for the second seed post.  Elliott finished in fourth followed by Blas, Ricky Duenas, Ray San Nicolas, Maria Wood, Borja, and Josiah Lanuza finished in the top ten position to qualify for the elimination round.

Twenty bowlers including the monthly winners, the defending champion JD Castro, and bowlers accumulating the most points during the year, will duke it out on December 18, 2022, for the coveted Budweiser King of the Lanes Grand Champion. 

November 2022 Budweiser Prince of the Lanes Bill Roberto

Bill Roberto claimed his second Budweiser Prince title of the month edging out 3rd seed Jimmy Pinaula with the help of his six-pin handicap advantage.  The match was a nail-biter as both bowlers where within striking distance for the title.  In the end, Roberto managed to stay within his handicap margin top win the match by five sticks.

Both Roberto and Pinaula emerged to the monthly finals beating three opponents each in the elimination rounds.  Roberto sacked 6th seed Erwin Aguilar, edged out 5th seed Corey Granillo, and ousted top seed Arlene Reyes; while Pinaula moved past 9th seed Von Cabral, 4th seed Gomes Martinez and 2nd seed Miyuki Kim to set up the monthly finals.

Reyes led the field after the four-game qualifier followed by Kim, PInaula, Martinez, Granilla, Aguilar, Roberto, Claricelle Lanuza, Cabral and Nick Gutierrez rounded off the top ten.

The Budweiser Prince of the Lanes Grand Finals will also be held on Sunday, December 18, where twenty bowlers will be invited to compete alongside the monthly winners for the coveted title.

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