TOP qualifier Ralph Martin clinched the title of the Davao Tenpin Bowlers Association (Datba) Monthly finals tournament held recently at the NCCC Mall B3 Center lanes.

Twice-to-beat Martin lost to Rameses Tancontian, 178-217, in the first game but bounced back in the second game, 188-170. Tancontian placed second while Paquito Santos and Sammy Talaboc finished third and fourth, respectively.

Martin, with a handicap of 28, topped the eight-game eliminations by rolling a total of 1,661 pins while Tancontian, with a handicap of 25, hit 1,654 pinfalls. Talaboc was third with 1,636 while Santos came fourth (1,620).

In the step-the-ladder round, Santos bested Talaboc, 221-216, only to fall at the hands of Tancontian 192-196. The latter arranged a finals clash opposite Martin.

Winners received cash prizes. (MDC)