Ballano bags tenpin crown

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Monday, March 30, 2015

FERNIE Ballano lived up to his billing by bagging the Davao Tenpin Bowlers Association (Datba) March Monthly Finals title at the NCCC Mall Davao B3 Bowling Center Sunday evening.

Ballano stunned top qualifier and twice-to-beat Pacquito Santos, 203-183, 195-164, in two games of their step-the-ladder finals.

Santos settled for the runner-up honors while Jesrael Rule and William Galacio finished third and fourth, respectively.


Santos and Ballano both garnered 1,654 pinfalls after the eight-game eliminations but the former bested the latter for the top spot and the twice-to-beat advantage via superior tiebreaks. Ballano was second followed by Rule (1,639) and Galacio (1,630).

Ballano received P7,000 cash prize while the next three placers got P4,000, P2,000 and P1,000. They also claimed trophies.

Datba president Ian Neil Ancheta romped away with the top qualifier awardee (699 pinfalls), while Crystal Chavez won the highest eliminations single (266) and Toto Delfin (247) annexed the highest single finals title.

The weekly qualifying tournament is set to resume today at the same venue.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on March 31, 2015.


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