Police Files pinbusters seize Newsmen Trio duckpin title-A A +A
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
ROLLY Alonzo led Police Files to dominate Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) Team 2, 346-338, and capture the championship trophy in the 2014 Newsmen Trio Invitational Duckpin Bowling Tournament held at Lopue's East Bowling Center in Bacolod City Sunday.
Police Files also secured the highest team single plum with 403 pinfalls and triple with 1,111 after a three-game elimination round.
The champions went home with P5,000 and P400 each for the highest in team awards plus trophies and certificates.
Police Files is composed of team manager Alonzo, team captain Melot Alimon, Pablo Namacpacan, and Suzette Morales.
PDI 2, bankrolled by Minnie Chua, finished second in the elimination round with 1,040 pinfalls and defeated Visayan Daily Star, 336-317, in the up-the-ladder format. The triumvirate of Chua, Remo Jreno and Carl Aguda received a cash prize of P3,000 plus a trophy and a certificate.
Fourth in the eliminations with 1,000 pin falls, VDS brought down Manila Bulletin/Monday Bowler's Club of Bacolod (MBCB) Team 2 (1,014 pf), 372-303 and settled for third place with P2,500. Third runner-up Manila Bulletin/MBCB 2 got P1,500 plus trophies and certificates.
VDS, managed by Weena Magturo, included Garciniego, Ruben Delima, Rommel Galvan, and Harold Magturo. Manila Bulletin/MBCB2 is composed of Albert Solidarius, Angelito Masculino, and Agustin Garingalao.
In the consolation game, Business Mirror/MBCB 1 trio headed by Johnny Garcia with members Elmer Liboon and Isok Villarosa rolled 320 pinfalls to take home P1,000 beating PDI/MBCB 3, Philippine Star/Gonzales, Scoop-Bacolod, Watchmen Daily Journal, Negros Press Club, and Negros Daily Bulletin.
Individual awards for the top bowlers were Jareño (127 average) of PDI2/Team Minnie and Mae Memoracion (117.33 average) of PDI/MBCB 3.
Highest in a single game was Namacpacan (152 pinfalls) of Police Files, while Zaldy Jumayao of Philippine Star/Gonzales was highest in pinning with 96 pinfalls.
Tournament chairman James Toga thanked the local daily newspapers, media clubs, and paper dealers for making the trio duckpin bowling sports event successful. (HGD)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on March 19, 2014.