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Wednesday , July 24 2019

TGIF stop Pongky Strikers win streak

X-Pin D’Bowls trounce NUSANTARA

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 3: Midway of the elimination round of the Philippine Bowling Association in Kuwait-2018 Invitational Cup held at Cozmo Entertainment and Bowling Center in Kheifan, there was no intrusion in the ‘magic 6’ only changes in ranking and COZMO team kept holding the prime position while Pongky Strikers suffered its first devastating defeat in the hands of Thanks God Im Filipino team who followed them stealthily since week one. Other teams that posted victory were “X” Strikers, X-Pin D’Bowls, COZMO Lane Specialists, TGIF team while Swooping Eagles played bye.

Both teams played with depleted line up, the TGIF ended the winning streak of Pongky Strikers 2829-2657. This is the first time Pongky Strikers played with depleted line up considering the fact that they are one of the weakest team in the present league. In the 3-game series TGIF showed supremacy over their nemesis in the two first games 984-854 and 929-881 but lost the third game due to rashness 891-922. The lucky charm of Pongky Strikers piqued and they faltered to fourth place while the ever-trailing TGIF snatched the second place. The Resto King top scorer was Camilo Baker (541), assisted by Rene Marzan (485), Eddie Pena (460) and Mar Evangelista (455) while Pongky Strikers high scorer was Jess Tolentino (533), Jhon Narvasa (472) and comely Jocelyn Barros (373).

In a contrasting way, the X-Pin D’Bowls trounced NUSANTARA for first win after three successive losses with 2-0-3 record while the Indonesian team fell to 1-1-3. First time to play with complete line up and undermanned rival, the X-Pin prolific bowler Fadi Al Masri scored 531 points supported by Mohammad Karam (482), Saleh Khaled (476), Mohammad Salem (460) and Rudy de Lima (442) while NUSANTARA’s 3-man team were Gantosori Tanjung (480), Erlisa Gantosori (454) and Ahmad Fahmi (365). COZMO played alone without Pin Pals (who requested for extra playing day due to emergency work for their company and TCT granted). The bowlers for Cozmo were Ronnel Valencia (516), Ruben Cervantes (462), Jackie Guitang (416), Ibrahim Dubayan (383), Bader Malalah (311) and Lito Michael (285).

The winless SKARZ sank to the cellar with a 0-1-4 record while “X” Strikers remain holding the fifth position with 2-0-3 record after their struggle with the score of 2892-2512. Rocky Castil top scored with 465 points followed by Cris Carungay (457), Bima Nitikusumo (449), Abel Nitikusumo (431) and Joe Present (439) for the win. For the losing team the keglers were Stephen Sequiera (444), Eden Danan (386), Ignatius Fernandes (338), Lionel Mendes (257), Kathy Fernandes (222) and Fatima Fernandes (217).

Playing bye was the Swooping Eagles and Riz Roque was the top scorer with 520 points followed by Angie Bush (444), Clinton Cathers (432), Jessica Balagat (342), Alonzo Bush (309), Dannny Solis (190) and Mona Corpuz (133). With the big score 3032 the Swooping Eagles landed in the third spot (sharing with Pongky Strikers) from fourth and winning the wsskly high series of 2932 points.

Meanwhile, the results of Special Events for Individual and Team Best on weekly standing are as follows: For Individual High Game – Men Class A – COZMO Ibrahim Dubayan snatched from teammate Noe Mahayag (239-216); Men Class B – “X” Strikers Rocky Castil (223); Men Class C – Swooping Eagles Alonzo Bush (211); Ladies A- Pilar Patula (190); Ladies B- Abel Nitikusumo (198), Individual High Average – MA- Noe Mahayag (176.9); MB- Fadi Al Masri (167.6); MC- Tanjung Gantosori (152.7); LA- Sonia Mathews (156.7); LB- Imelda Calingasan (154.7). Bowler of the Week was Clinton Cathers; Winner of the KD5 Voucher was Eddie Pena. For Teams’ Best – Team No. 1 for 5 Weeks – COZMO; Team Weekly Series – Swooping Eagles (2932).


Class                   Name              Team                  Score  

MA      Ibrahim Dubayan       COZMO               239

MB      Rocky Castil             “X” Strikers           223

MC      Alonzo Bush        Swooping Eagles     211

LA       Pilar Patula              TGIF/HS              190

LB        Abel Nitikusumo       “X” Strikers         198


Class                Name             Team            Score

MA       Noe Mahayag           COZMO      176.9

MB      Fadi Al Masri           X-Pin D’Bowls       167.6

MC       Gantosori Tanjung  NUSANTARA      152.7

LA         Sonia Mathews       X-Pin D’Bowls       156.3

LB           Imelda Calingasan  Pongky Strikers   154.7


Week                Name                            Team    

1       Jessica Balagat                 Swooping Eagles

2      Sam Behbehani                Haribon Slazers              3                      Neeta Fernandes                      Pin Pals

4       Jhon Narvasa                   Pongky Strikers

5       Clinton Cathers                Swooping Eagles


Week                   Name                             Team

1       Imelda Daguio                  “X” Strikers

2         Mohmmad Abdullah                X-Pin D’Bowls

3        Ahmad Fahmi                  NUSANTARA

4         Fatima Fernandes                 SKARZ

5         Eddie Pena                    “X” Strikers


1                Cozmo                         –  2,841

2               Cozmo                         –  2,818

3               Cozmo                         –  2,909

4              TGIF                             –  2,866

5              Swooping Eagles        –  2,932

TEAM No. 1 POSITION for 7 weeks

Cozmo Lane Specialists – 5 weeks

Fifth Round Standing: 1. Cozmo Lane Masters (14,338); 2. T.G.I.F. (14,181); 3. Swooping Eagles (14,012); 4. Pongky Strikers (14,012); 5. “X” Strikers (13,753); 6. X-Pin D’Bowls (13,507); 7. NUSANTARA (12,859); 8. SKARZ (12,363) and Pin Pals (10,382).

By Rocky DG Delos Reyes  



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