Leon Guerrero and Taitague stamp tickets to year end finals


Tamuning, Guam – Jay Leon Guerrero and Arlene Taitague stamped their tickets to the yearend Grand Finals as both keglers won their respective divisions during the monthly tournament of the Budweiser King and Prince of the Lanes held on Sunday, February 23, 2013 at the Central Lanes Bowling Center.  Leon Guerrero out dueled his former mentor Manny Tagle 233-207 while Taitague outpointed defending monthly champion Colleen Dela Cruz 166+18 to 158+22 to hoist their trophies.

Leon Guerrero and Tagle edged their top seed opponents in the semi-final round with 5th seed Leon Guerrero upending top seed JD Castro by six pins, 185-179 and Tagle getting past 2nd seed Ricky Duenas by a mark 203-191.

[Photo(L-R): Jay Leon Guerrero and Arlene Taitague win the monthly Budweiser King and Prince of the Lanes at Century Lanes]

Castro led all competitors in the qualifying round to take pole position with a 1269 total.  21 pins adrift was Ricky Duenas with a 1248 six games series followed by Tagle 1203, Victor San Nicolas 1197, Leon Guerrero 1157, Bruce Calip 1155, Duane Camacho 1134, Tim Nauta 1133, Mike Baleto 1127 and Brian Manibusan’s 1122 rounded off the top ten.

In the Prince of the Lanes division Dela Cruz ousted 6th seed Kennedy Robinson while Taitague slipped past 2nd seed Charlie Chung 164 (146+18) to 163 (138+25) to set up the monthly finals.

Dela Cruz cruised to pole position in the Prince division with a 1306 total including 132 pins of handicap with Chung a distant 81 pins behind with a 1225 set on 150 pins of handicap.  Thelma Arriola finished in third with 1213 total (150 handicap) followed by Jesse Ada 1197 (144), Brandon Manibusan 1191 (228), Kennedy Robinson 1186 (138), John Mercado 1162 (180), Bou Kyung Jung 1131 (240), Taitague 1127 (108) and Leody Ersando rounding off the top ten with a 1123 total (90).

The next Budweiser King and Prince of the Lanes will be held on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Central Lanes Bowling Center.

Article from a press release.


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