Asean wins Araw Bowlfest

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Sunday, March 23, 2014


THE Asean bowlers emerged champion against 20 competing teams at the close of the Sunday Bowlers Club (SBC) 77th Araw ng Dabaw Bowlfest 2014 held Saturday night at Fairlanes Bowling Center.

Team Asean, bannered by Ipet Chua, Jet and Ivo Isturis, Boy Yu and Kiking Orilla, had a twice to beat advantage, defeating Gani 1 in a single game, winning 572-515 to capture the title.

Gani 1 bowlers composed of Gani Morre, Dodong Birondo, Mel Bojo, Eric Booc, Bong Villamor and Danny Litao settled for the second place. The third place went to Dover team with Bong Vergara, Gerry Farin, Johan Alonzo, Noli Ali and Anil Aluyan while Peter and Onyot Morales, Aksan Amsirabe, Baby Plata and Alex Alanunay of Sassy Boys came in at fourth.

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In the seven-game-elimination series, Asean ranked first with their total pinfalls at 4,152 followed by Dover who hit 4,067 pinfalls. The next two spots were held by Gani 1 (4,013) and Sassy Boys (3,961).

Coming from behind, the Master’s title, meanwhile, went to Che-Che Calida after defeating top qualifier Ivo Isturis who had a twice to beat advantage.

Calida crushed Isturis in the first match, winning 157-98 and convincingly won the winner-takes-all match at 138-121.

In the elimination round, Isturis ranked first, Bong Vergara came second while Kevin Dumlao and Calida shared the next two spots.

The highest pinning award went to Jerson Tamayo of Davao City Water District with 96 pinfalls. The highest individual single was Nonoy Calida of D’Adventurers 1 having toppled 154 pinfalls.

Bobby Fordaliza of DCWD (285) captured the highest individual double game award; Ivo Isturis (126) grabbed the highest individual average award, while the highest team single and double awards were given to Dover.

All winners received cash prizes, medals and trophies from the event organized by Sunday Bowlers Club in partnership with the City Government of Davao through the Sports Development Division of the City Mayor’s Office along with City Treasurer’s Office.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on March 24, 2014.

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