DAVAO

Talaboc is crowned Metba bowler of the year

DAVAO. Champion Sammy Talaboc, runner-up William Galacio, third placer Ma. Vivienne Flores and fourth placer Rene Zabat pose with their trophies at the close of the Metro Davao Bowlers Association, Inc. (Metba-Davao) Bowler of the Year 2019 title Friday, January 10, at SM Lanang Premier Bowling Center. (Contributed photo)

Sammy Talaboc retained his composure down to the last round to capture the Metro Davao Bowlers Association, Inc. (Metba-Davao) Bowler of the Year 2019 title Friday, January 10, at SM Lanang Premier Bowling Center.

Talaboc, who topped the six-game eliminations by hitting a total of 1,186 pinfalls to earn the twice-to-beat advantage in the step-the-ladder finals, rolled over William Galacio, 213-201, in their championship match.

Talaboc received the champion’s purse of P5,000 while runner-up Galacio claimed P2,500. Next two placers Vivienne Flores and Rene Zabat pocketed P1,500 and P1,000, respectively.

In the eliminations, trailing behind Talaboc were Flores who rolled 1,153 pins in second; Galacio who made 1,150 pinfalls placed third; and Zabat scored 1,103 for fourth.

In the step-the-ladder finals, No. 3 Galacio toppled No. 4 Zabat, 204-158, then Galacio bested Flores, 177-166, before losing to Talaboc.

A total of 12 players competed in the tournament.


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