Incredi-Bowlers dark horse for Falcon Cargo, Swooping Eagles posts
KUWAIT CITY, June 3: In the penultimate game of the elimination round there were no changes in the standings of the “Super 8” and also of the possible members of the Desperado Group of the ongoing 2019 Philippine Bowling Association in Kuwait – Kuwait Bowling Federation Cup 2019 Tenpin Bowling League held at Kuwait Bowling Sporting Club Complex in Salmiya. The top rank were still the UNIMONI Exchange, the Falcon Int’l Cargo were the cliff hangers of the Top 8 and the cellar dwellers were the winless Dragon bowlers. The teams that posted victory were IBL Tigers, ‘X’ Strikers, IncrediBowlers, Asian Air Safari, UNIMONI Exchange and KRAHS while Pin Pals played bye.
The Incredi-Bowlers, who were hovering on top of the seventh placed Swooping Eagles and eight placed Falcon Cargo, were now on the run to make or break a place for the “Super 8”. If not for the incomplete attendance and shabby performance of their bowlers from game 2 to 6 and game 9, total of thirteen blind games, they might upkeep their seventh place until this time. With their back-to-back wins against ‘X’ Strikers (2,593-2,552) and winless Dragon bowlers (2,746-2,290) they can be considered a threat to the seventh or eight position occupied by the flying avians.
But analyzing the matches on Friday it is a do-or-die for the three teams but more nerve breaking was between Swooping Eagles and Incredi-Bowlers with their scheduled duel at Lanes 31/32 while Falcon Cargo are against a puny team Pin Pals. Advantage points of Eagles over Incredi-Bowlers was 270 points while Falcon had 194 points.
Incredibles’ top scorer was Lito Michael (543), supported by Ruben Cervantes (476), Melvin Alabado (460), Adolfo Prena (336), Erick Chang (285) and Sandy Panopio (270) while the luckless Dragon bowlers’ high pointer was Ron Erick Favor (416), followed by Annalisa dela Sada (371), Lester Matugas (361) and Valerio Lopez (335). Record of win-lose-bye game was 7-4-1 for the Incredi-Bowlers and 0-11-1 for the luckless Dragon squad. It was an easy assignment for KRAHS to crushed SKARZ for their 3-game series with the score of 931-750, 939-751, 952-816 (2,847-2,317). KRAHS high scorer was Camilo Baker (533) assisted by Mar Evangelista (482), Joel Tizon (323), Moises Amahan (322), Eddie Pena (302), Eden Danan (161), Pilar Patula (157) and Sam Bhebehani (147) while SKARZ’ top pointer was Stephen Sequira (475), assisted by Melwin Isaac (369), Lionel Mendez (265), Solomon Lucas (229), Ignatius Fernandes (228) and Kathy Fernandes (224). Registered win-lose-bye game were 7-5-1 for the winner and 3-8-1 for SKARZ.
NUSANTARA gave a good fight against the top notch Asian Air Safari but bowed on the last game and the result was 2,578-2,644. Asian Air was piloted by lady bowler Ghadeer Al Sarraf (528) and Aqeel Al Farisy (511) for the win, Farid Gabriel, Sonia Mathews and Neveen Wasel added 477, 473 and 442 points respectively. NUSANTARA who were accustomed to depleted lineups played with Ahmad Fahmi (521), Nuki Winuka (426), Tanjung Gantossori (416) and Erlisa Gantosori (407). Registered win-lose-bye game were 7-4-1 for Asian Safari while the Indonesian team had 4-7-1 records. Falcon Cargo suffered a back-to-back defeat and are on a brink of ejection if they don’t play hard against Pin Pals on Friday. ‘X’ Strikers struck down the Falcons in their rivalry series 2,737-2,631 and are considerably safe holding the sixth place.
In the first game Falcons outscored the ‘X’ Strikers 913-844 but the X-men retaliated and won the second and third match 925-888, 943-830. The top-notch scorer was Joe Presenta (528), followed by Ceddie Faa (475), Abel Nitikusumo (421), Ronnel Valencia (412) and Bima Nitikusmo (376) while Falco Cargo had Gener Calingasan (490), Jess Tolentino (461), Jhon Narvasa (445), Jayson Gamba (435) and Jocelyn Barros (397).
In the fight between the two deadly wild animals the IBL Tigers and the Swooping Eagles, the former showed its superiority over the later 2,891-2,605. In the first round of their match the Tigers waited for the Eagles to swoop and immediately jumped midair using their sharp fangs to win 1,001-819. But the winged avians took revenge in the second round and promptly swooped the Tigers and dropped them from above 991-906 but in the last round the savage Tigers dominated the fierce fight 959-795.
The Tigers top pointer was Rani Skeik (548) supported by Nadine Dias (504), Joel Fernandes (470), Fatima Sequiera (451), Ulysses Menezes (335) and Rudolph Castelino (155) while Swooping Eagles high scorer was Riz Roque (492) assisted by Jessica Balagat (490), Clinton Cathers (419), Alonzo Bush (391), Benjie Roque (269) and Mona Corpuz (119). The IBL Tigers and the Swooping Eagles have the same record for win-lose-bye game of 8-3-1.
The UNIMONI Exchange registered their eleventh win in the league after defeating the Jordan Elites’ bowlers 2,902-2,760 and winning once more the sixth week team high series. In the first game of the matchup, the Jordan Elites outsmarted the Exchange Kings 968-929 who had only four players but in the second and third game the potential champions with full force dominated the game 951-849, 997-943.
Faisal Saleem showed his usual superb performance with the score of 640 and was supported by Yousef Ghandanfar (495), Rudy de Lima (483), Ahmad Fadhil Karam (485) and John Caldwell (372) while Jordan Elite bowlers were Aji Varghese (557), Ali Arqoub (512), Waleed Al Boloushi (504), Basma Ammar (453) and Yousef Waleed (403). Finally, the Pin Pals who played bye were Vasant Harshan (464), Allan Fernandes (428), Diego Camilo (420), Agnello Fernandes (390) and Neeta Fernandes (334).
Twelfth round results: 1. UNIMONI Exchange (33,907); 2. IBL Tigers (33,263); 3. Asian Air Safari (32,908); 4. KRAHS (32,753); 5. Jordan Elite Bowlers (32,640); 6. ‘X’ Strikers (32,252); 7. Swooping Eagles (31,756); 8. Falcon Int’l Cargo (31,680); 9. Incredi-Bowlers (31,486); 10. NUSANTARA (30,730); 11. Pin Pals (30,339); 12. SKARZ (30,067) and 13. Dragon Bowlers (27,305).