Tamuning, Guam- Newcomer Howard Taylor made good on promise to himself by winning the March Guam Senior Bowler of the Month title. Only being on Guam within the last year, Taylor’s perseverance playing in the local leagues paid off with a finals win over veteran Roger Mejares 240 (+15 handicap) to 189 (+30 handicap).
Taylor led after the qualifying round along with Mejares. The shootout round ended with 9th seed Ben Taimanglo beating out 10th seed Nap Carino Sr. and 8th seed Buddy Saludo. Meantime 5th seed Ray Manibusan and 6th seed Zaldy Ponce fell to 7th seed Nestor Valencia.
[Photo (L-R): Howard Taylor and Rojer Mejares.]
In the quarterfinals, Taimanglo upset 3rd seed Jhun Viray in first bracket while 4th seed Joe Mafnas took a narrow victory over Valencia.
The semifinals resulted in Taylor stopping Taimanglo in the first bracket. Mejares also took care of business by stopping Mafnas and setting up the finals showdown with Taylor.
The next senior monthly bowling tournament will be April 28th at 11AM at Central Lanes. This handicapped senior bowling event is open to all bowlers aged 50 and above or will be 50 by December 31st of this year.
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