Camacho blazes through King title, Gutierrez earns Prince


Tamuning, Guam-Duane Camacho tallied 1396 pins during the six game qualifier held earlier in the day to amass an average of 232 pins per game and never looked back as he bagged the February Budweiser King of the Lanes title.  Camacho easily brushed off 6th seed Timothy Nauta in the semi-final round 245-165 then toppled 2nd seed Jay Leon Guerrero in the monthly finals 210-184.

Leon Guerrero ousted 3rd seed Greg Borja in the other semi-final match up 227-213 to set up the monthly finals.  Leon Guerrero was 57 pins adrift from Camacho’s pole position finishing with 1339 total on the WTBA 45’ Mexico long oil pattern.  Borja landed in third place, six pins behind on 1333 pins followed by Ricky Duenas’ 1302, JD Castro 1295, Timothy Nauta 1282, Victor San Nicolas Jr. 1267, Mike Baleto 1256 while Brian Manibusan and Ray Manibusan closed out the top ten positions with identical 1207 series to move into the elimination rounds.

[Photo:  (L-R)  Duane Camacho and Nikko Gutierrez]

Nikko Gutierrez finally hoisted the Prince of the Lanes crown as he took advantage of an error laden 7th seed Amber San Nicolas in the monthly finals 185+21 to 112+32.  Gutierrez’ road to the crown included squeaking a victory over 2nd seed Cesar Villanueva in the semi-final match 161+21 to 160+21, close battle against reigning monthly champion and 3rd seed Jeremiah Camacho 174+21 to 161+21 and a win in the first round against 4th seed Pete Castro 157+21 to 145+19.  San Nicolas took a similar route as she battered top seed Cris Leal in the semi-final round 190+32 to 146+15, bettered 5th seed Carlos Pangelinan in the quarter final round 179+32 to 166+33 and rampaged over 6th seed Edward Sabedra 174+32 to 158+22 before falling to Gutierrez in the finals.

Leal took full command of the qualifying round held earlier in the day averaging 213 pins per game as he finished with a 1370 total on 90 pins of handicap.  Villanueva finished in second with a 1308 total on 126 pins of handicap followed by Camacho 1287 (126), Castro 1272 (114), Pangelinan 1256 (198), Sabedra 1240 (132), San Nicolas 1206 (192), Gutierrez 1205 (126), Jae Sang Lee 1195 (192), and Leody Ersando topping off the top ten with a 1178 (102) to advance to the elimination rounds.

The next Budweiser King and Prince of the Lanes will be held on Sunday, March 16, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at the Central Lanes Bowling Center.


Article from a press release.