PINOY JEDDAH BOWLERS
BENGCO SURVIVES BOTARDO ON FEDBG HAJJ BOWLFEST
BY PIP R. PLANAS
JEDDAH. Jay Bengco blocked the whirling blows of Edward Botardo with similarly tsunamic parrying to finally take home the title of the FEDBG Hajj 2014 Bowlfest also contended by finalists Faisal Relativo and Marcelo Manalo at the Bowling City here.
Prior to these finals, 32 bowlers qualified and grouped into four wherein Bengco, Dariel Loquias, Manalo and Bas Langa topped groups 1, 2, 3, and 4 respectively. On the a 1-game shootout to determine the challenger of the top finisher, Mhon Laxama out-scored Tommy Kammal and Med Ramos but succumbed to Bengco (232-201) in group 1. Botardo succeeded over George Mangaliman and Rene Punzalan then stretched his success by beating Loquias (231-161) in group 2. A pierce battle in group 3 was triumphed by Thong Langa in tight fight against Archie Santos and Melvin Lising but was not able to cross further when Manalo blocked him (Langa) with 191-185 to the last level. August Tindero and Edris Mangoda tried their best in group 4 but Relativo marginally despaired them then edged Bas Langa with 194-190 en-route to finals.
The 4-bowler race finals was actually close fight between Bengco 184 and Relativo 178 as Botardo and Marcelo hardly find their track to be disadvantage with 162 and 140 on the outset. But as the ultimate game starts, Botardo enabled to solve his alignment and strung bags to overtake Relativo. This turn of atmosphere made Botardo closer to Bengco which the latter cleverly better dealt by trading marks to protect his advantage as they reach the homestretch. Such smart move of Bengco shielded him from the massive offense of Botardo. Bengco sustained 20 pins lead and pursed the championship on final score of 406 against 386 of Botardo who landed first runner-up. Relativo and Marcelo with 374 and 304 embraced third and fourth places respectively.
Preceding this event was the Ramadan Special which was championed by Bas Langa at a final score of 427. Langa was furiously battled by Yousuf Johani who contended with 424 for second place. Ranking third and fourth were Tommy Kamal with 416 and Nap Patayan with 396.
The victory of Bangco in this FEBG Hajj 2014 Bowfest officially elevated him from class C to B on the future tournaments starting on the Tournament of Champions which slot is yet to be announced.
In pictures: Hajj Bowlfest winners (LR) Jay Bengco, Edward Botardo, Faisal Relativo and Marcelo Manalo.
Ramadan Special winners: (LR) Bas Langa, Yousuf Johani, Tommy Kamal and Nap Patayan.
BOWLING CITY, JEDDAH KSA..
CLASSIFIED BOWLERS RETAINS TITLE IN FEDBG-SPMBL
Stepladder strategist Edu Toledo once again succeeded in his personal patent of championship trek that made Classified Bowlers team kept the title on the expense of top-qualifier and twice-to-beat privileged Al-Ahli Saudi FC team on the Satuday PM Bowling League at the Bowling City here.
It was on the first meet of this 4-man team bowling league where Classified Bowlers won the title over Lance & 3rdy. Classified Bowlers team was on the twice-to-beat privilege but Lance & 3rdy beat them in the first match. Undeterred by the synopsis, Toledo regrouped teammates to victoriously survive the second game and took home the first title.
In this conference the outright qualifier-teams are Al-Ahli Saudi FC of Yousuf Johani and Ruel Santoc, Classified Bowlers and Hal Falcons of Rene Ocampo. Pro Hap Hap of Melvin Lising entered the stepladder when they bested Kabalikat Civicom, Lance & 3rdy, Habagat at Amihan and Mcfour on the 3-game sudden death playoff.
Pro Hap Hap, though disadvantaged on handicap, squarely faced and succeeded over Hal Falcons. Lising guided Pro Hap Hap with 261, which Ocampo hardly blocked with his 194. Thong Langa, Steve Fragata and Mhon Laxama tried 185, 162 and 183 respective help but the 536 total support of Edward Botardo, Alma Bacero and Fully Tabio was enough to win at 797-724 to move up against Classified Bowlers.
Pro Hap Hap then almost dethroned Classified Bowlers but the splits of Tabio and Lising made way to the latter to defend their title against the waiting Al Ahli Saudi FC. Classified Bowlers moved up on final settlement of 795-772 with Zaldy Bacero topping the scoreboard with 224 with Thess Grandia, Dariel Loquias and Jimmy Mandingiado contributing a total of 571. Fielding in Jay Bengco for Madingiado, Classified Bowlers won the first game with Grandia sizzling with 221 to equalize the match at 786-701.
Trying to win or even tie the ultimate game Ahli FC bowlers phased Johani in front to neutralize Bacero, but the entry of Toledo for Loquias gave more headache to the opponent when team chief strung five bags to be the best player with 239 on the last set. Nap Patayan 206, Santoc 197, Johani 207 and Susan Patayan 173 tried for the 783 total shield but Bacero, Bengco and Grandia cohesively backed Toledo with 608 to kept the championship on a marginal winning score 847. Below are team picture of top-4 finalist..
**Leong & Gime FEDBG champs february monthly tournament 2013**
JEDDAH — Suhaime Leong and Malou Gime stifled their rivals with their initial salvoes on way to clinching FEDBG February titles at the Bowling City here recently.
Leong, a Malaysian, started championship trek by ranking No. 5 on the cutoff then outlasted Frank Afurong, Dylan Ilagan, Eugene Delfin and Nards Hassan with his 204 in Group DE. Leong then managed to beat fellow Malaysian Haffiz in a closely fought game 177-174 to clinch the group championship. Haffiz topped qualifying round with 750 with a hi-game of 212.
Advancing to the overall championship, Leong was up against class OA Scott Bronson, who out-bowled Rudy Valenzuela, Class B survivor Faisal Relativo, who beat Ruel Santoc and Class C January champion Romy Bunagan.
Inspired by his three-pin escape from Haffiz, Suraime rolled on his track to score 217 and only to see his rivals Bronson with 192, Relativo with 179 and Bunagan with 177. But on the last-game transfer of lane Bunagan who was mounting a rally hobbled Leong with errors and miss shots to be under threat. Suhaime withstood the pressure to salvage the February FEDBG title at 372, including his 155 ultimate game. Bunagan who got short of a strike embraced second place with 365, while Bronson and Relativo embraced third and fourth spots with 348 and 337.
The ladies’ championship was as close as the men’s when Gime initially scored 213 and Grace Funtilon, Ester Santoc and Eloisa Fernandez were posting scores of 173, 164 and 154, respectively. These four reached the final when Santoc and Fernandez advanced directly by topping Groups AB and CD with 773 and 752, respectively.
Fernandez won via high and low over Mariz Resano.
Gime bowled best over Sally Sanosa, Nurissa Ramos and Imelda Sayago. With only Funtilon and Santoc seemingly pursuing, Gime paired them with equal marks to be FEDBG Lady champion for the month of February with a final score of 375.
Funtilon settled second with 335, while Santoc and Fernandez finished third and fourth.
November 2012 monthly tournament champions
DAQUIOAG AND MIRALBUNA ARE FEDBG NOVEMBER monthly CHAMPIONS
BY PIP R. PLANAS
JEDDAH. Average games prized Roger Daquioag and Aileen Miralbuna of another title when they held on their competitors behind on the 2-game finals of the Filipino Expatriate Damayan Bowling Group monthly championship at the Bowling City here.
Flashing with 244 hi-game, Daquioag top-qualified OA group with 832. Keeping red-hot left hand, he continuously scorch the lanes with 234 and 256 to marginally finish Rudy Valenzuela at 490-389. Valenzuela faced Daquioag after surviving Melvin Lising on classic one-game shootout of 232-212. To contend Daquioag for the overall title were the other class winners with Dariel Loquias succeeding over Emil Payongayong who eliminated Tommy de Castro, Ruel Santoc and Edu Toledo on class B. Romy Bunagan and Richard Antonio also entered overall championship after respectively triumphing over Rolly Vistal at 407-388 and Med Ramos at 373-341. Vistal purged Jun Pingan, Edward Botardo and Danny Manriza in class C while Ramos dished out Edris Mangoda, Melo Amano and Rod Lofamia in class D.
Expectedly Daquioag showed early domination when he topped initial game of the 2-game finals with 200. Loquias, Antonio and Bunagan contended with 183, 177 and 171. But the atmosphere changed with the underdog supporters up roaring when Antonio enabled to bulldoze the lead by bagging consecutively to get near by a mark to Daquioag on the 9th frame. But marking the last frame Daquioag saved the FEDBG November title by two pins on total of 398. Antonio embraced bridesmaid post with 396 including his ultimate energetic pursuit of 225 while Bunagan and Loquias settled third and fourth with 388 and 346 respectively.
On the ladies division, Nurissa Ramos and Eloisa Fernandez turned out seeded to finals when they top-qualified four games with respective totals of 758 and 802 on group AB and CD. Entering the playoff were May Lourdes, Sally Sañosa, Imelda Sayago and Aisah Silabay while Ester Santoc and Minda Guevara got short of some pins to the AB cutoff. Cherry Salazar, Mariz Resano, Eva Garcia and Miralbuna made it to playoff on CD while sidelining early were Andrei Parena, Letty Mendoza and Grace Funtilon.
Players displayed fair show with Sañosa edging Lourdes by seven pins (191-184) and Miralbuna bowled two marks better than Resano (220-203) to join Ramos and Fernandez in the finals. With only Miralbuna initially averaging, she advantaged the closest pursuer Ramos (157) by 40 pins at 197. With this lead Miralbuna defensively protected her post so that though her game turned sour at 169 and Fernandez rallied for 210, the latter only enabled to topple second place with 356 and the earlier took FEDBG November crown on total of 366. Sañosa who also chased profusely with 195 made it to third with 342 and Ramos cuddled fourth with 339. Quest for the FEDBG Bowler of 2012 shall be concluded on December 14, 2012 at 2:00 PM Bowling City center time.
Winners in pictures: Men (L-R) Roger Daquioag, Richard Antonio, Romy Bunagan, Dariel Loquias
Ladies (L-R) Aileed Miralbuna, Eloisa Fernandez, Sally Sañosa, Nurissa Ramos
SAGMIT RULES FEDBG HAJJ 2014 BOWLFEST
BY PIP R. PLANAS
JEDDAH. Shirley Sagmit posted two brilliant games to bag the crown of Hajj 2014 tournament as no one from the other finalists threatened her unswerving foundation on the 2-game finals of the FEDBG Hajj Bowlfest at the Bowling City here.
Qualified number nine on the 12-game qualifying stage topped by Evelyn Santoc with 2353, Sagmit rules the 4-game series elimination with 779 looking down on fellow survivors Aileen MIralbuna 764, Pinky Acato 754, Lourdes Punzalan 732 and Ester Santoc 723. They joined outright finalist Evelyn who went straight to finals by topping the qualifying stage beating top favorite Susan Patayan by 28 pins with 2325.
With the six finalists playing on lanes 13 & 14, Sagmit, who is seemingly in her well composed condition, readily found her path with competitors’-alarming opener of 222 from strings of bags and series of spares. Nearest to her was Punzalan placed behind with 206, followed by Evelyn with 204. Acato, Ester Santoc and Miralbuna are keeping themselves in contention with 197, 184 and 180 respectively. Sensing a rally from Ester Santoc on the ultimate salvo, Sagmit rolled consistently on her track to square off the persistent offense from the tenacious new pursuer.
Approaching the homestretch, Sagmit still holds the advantage as she enabled to shield with similarly precise shots, though Ester scraped some pins from the lead. With two frames to conclude the contest, Sagmit got assured of the counted pins as the nearest rival was at 40 woods disparity which made her at ease till she clinched FEDBG Hajj 2014 Bowlfest crown at a final score of 440 including her ultimate walling of 218. From fifth place, Ester Santoc enabled to pierce through to second place with 398 on her 214 chase while Evelyn Santoc kept third place with 395. Acato, Punzalan and Miralbuna settled the last three ranks with 377, 366 and 356 in that order. Further recognition to all the FEDBG tournament winners shall be done on December 12, 2014 at La Parilla Restaurant.
Prior to this tournament was the FEDBG Ramadan Special wherein Pinky Acato emerged champion in 4-game sudden death totals of 756. Alma Bacero competed well to be at second with 752. Malou Gime and Shirley Sagmit made it to the winning column on 747 and 347 contentions respectively. FEDBG Champions of prior tournaments shall be invited and will be included to the Tournament of Champions which slot is yet to be announced.
In pictures: Hajj Bowfest 2014 winners (LR) Shirley Sagmit, Ester Santoc, Evelyn Santoc, Pinky Acato, Lourdes Punzalan and Aileen Miralbuna.
Ramadan Special winners (LR) Pinky Acato, Alma Bacero, Malou Gime and Shirley Sagmit
GALANG AND RAMOS ARE FEDBG APRIL CHAMPIONS 2013
GALANG AND RAMOS ARE FEDBG APRIL CHAMPIONS
BY PIP R. PLANAS
JEDDAH. Mac Galang came true with his lengthy campaign when he beat Oca Bernabe, Renato Gonzales and Kaleem Salim on the men’s division while Nurissa Ramos ended her drought when she bested fellow lady bowlers Mariz Resano, Ester Santoc and Eloisa Fernandez on the Filipino Expatriate Damayan Bowling Group April championship at the Bowling City here.
It was actually a dramatic trek for Galang as from 9th he finished 6th place among the eight survivors of the fifteen DE aspirants wherein Nur Yasid top-qualified with 807 including first half games of 236 and 215. Against six survivors, Galang squared off with Bas Langa, Haffiz, Tom Langa, Leo Apacible, George Mangaliman and defending champion Ahmad Sharriffudin till he out-bowled them with his 197 to face other class champions. Bernabe defeated Roger Daquioag on OA, Salim eliminated B top qualifier Marcelo Manalo and C top finisher Renato Gonzales humbled challenger Richard Antonio.
Initial game was seen close fight with Gonzales and Bernabe on striking distance at 207 and 217 while Galang and Kaleem are nose to nose at 224 and 223. At the ring of the ultimate game, Bernabe and Gonzales decisively struggled trying to pierce through the fortress of Galang as Salim’s contention was diminishing. With Bernabe totaling 404 on his 187 capping, Galang was seen in a make or break situation as an air-ball loses his chance. Thanks to that cherry shot, Galang clinched the FEDBG April championship making Bernabe his bridesmaid by a pin at 405-404. Gonzales and Salim embraced 3rd and 4th places at 396 and 392.
Also male aspirants on this April championship were Dariel Loquias, Rene Marinez, Bobby Baraquel, Emil Payongayong, Ruel Santoc, Faisal Relativo, Alex Flora, Edward Botardo, fritz P., Jowet Carreon, Richard Antonio, Ver Jasa, Ed Viray, Frank Afurong, Rod Lofamia, Abe Abraham, Dylan Ilagan, Nur (Kiks) Ismael, Serge Rivera and Ali Ibn.
On ladies division, Ramos, who was closely contended by Sally Sañosa (777) topped AB with 799 and Fernandez, who garnished with 206, totaled 802 and skipped playoff on CD. Santoc bested AB with 199 eliminating May Lourdes, Malou Gime and Sañosa on their 1-game shootout. A close battle of Resano and Grace Funtilon resulted in success of the former at 187-171 over the latter. Also eliminated were Evelyn Santoc and Shirley Sagmit and Fatima Jintarat. On the finals, it was Ramos and Resano who were seen on average marks. As Santoc couldn’t hit go-ahead shot and Fernandez hardly find her track, Ramos endured her average to finally snatch the FEDBG ladies title for April at 176 while Resano stayed right behind to be the first runner-up with 172. Santoc and Fernandez were third and fourth placers.
In Pictures: Male winners (L-R) Mac Galang, Oca Bernabe, Renato Gonzalez, Kalem Salim.
Lady winners (L-R) Nurissa Ramos, Mariz Resano, Ester Santoc, Eloisa Fernandez