Sunday, January 22, 2023 – CENTRAL LANES BOWLING CENTER, Tamuning, Guam
It was a happy lunar new year for Ricky Duenas and Arlene Reyes as they clinched the 2023 Budweiser King and Prince of the Lanes title for the month of January. Duenas opened a lead on top seed RJ Santos and never looked back winning the monthly final match via a 224-186 decision. Reyes continued her winning ways to lay claim to back-to-back titles as the reigning Prince Grand Champion. She outpointed newcomer Ross Salas by a nine-pin margin for the monthly Princess title, 187-176 as she picked up the pin ten in the final stanza.
In the King semi-final matches, Santos used an early advantage to outlast 10th seed Jared Gutierrez 226-204 while Duenas slipped past 3rd seed Ray San Nicolas in a nail biter, 204-200. The Prince semi-final matches drew routes as Reyes blew past 10th seed Lisa Duenas 244-175 while Salas used his handicapping advantage to drop 4th seed Mike Sanchez 227-202.
Santos led the open field with a 233 average, 147 pins ahead of Ricky Duenas followed by Ray San Nicolas, Ray Cruz, Cesar Villanueva ,Darien Borja, Jared Petrus Angelo Aquino, Evan Duenas, and Jared Gutierrez who qualified for the elimination rounds.
Reyes bowled a 258 game in the final game of qualifying to lead the Prince division, 60 pins ahead of Salas. Jaeceline Espiritu, Mike Sanchez, Isaiah Macias, Sheila Bangs, Zayne Zamora, Matt Palarca, Jose Natividad and Lisa Duenas rounded off the top ten who qualified for the elimination rounds.
The next Budweiser King and Prince of the Lanes is slated for Sunday, February 19, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. at the Central Lanes Bowling Center.