The all-women crew of Bowleras reigned supreme in the Friday Night Mixed League, besting 11 other teams.
Bowleras, which has Sue Ellis, Eileen Schardt, Helen Ramos, Cora Muna, and Carrie and Diana Camacho as members, ruled the 24-week competition after posting a 61-35 record. The champion team, which was the only group to have all female keglers on its roster, was awarded the top purse of $500 during the league's brief recognition ceremony at the Saipan Bowling Center last Friday.
Joining Bowlers in the awards ceremony were runner-up Team Mobil (59.5-36.5) and third finisher Saipan Stevedore (57-39), which received $450 and $400, respectively. Team Mobil is composed of John Taisacan, Tess Fabie, Arnel Ibaretta, Edgar Abalos, Lee Young Woon, Jae Yong Kim, and Tito Corpuz, while Saipan Stevedore members include Raul Dumapit, Roy Crobito, Edward Baluyan, Philippe Savillo, Efren Taeurnal, and Jhony Fabian.
Other teams that participated in the weekly league were Long Life (55-41), Pin Pals (54.5-41.5), Primos (52.5-43.5), Team I.J. (51.5-44.5), JET Holdings (49-47), Juan Santiago (39-57), Whatever (37-59), PNB Forex (35-49), and Habeus Bowlus (20-72).
Besides placing third, Saipan Stevedore also topped the high scratch game and handicap series contests, while Long Life and JET Holdings ruled the high handicap game and high scratch series, respectively.
In the individual awards, JET Holdings' Jon Hensley's high scratch game of 269 led Long Life's Robert Talavera (258), while Schardt (244) edged Whatever's Lucy Deleon Guerrero (212) in the women's division. Hensley also ruled the high scratch series with his 699, downing Talavera (646), while Diana Camacho (559) showed no love lost to daughter Carrie (555) in the women's category.
PNB's Randy Abreu took the high handicap game honors with hits 282 pinfalls, defeating Long Life's Ver Cucal (275), while Diana Chong (275) and Fabie (256) finished in the Top 2 in the women's division. Team I.J's Zack Cruz posted 705 in the high handicap series race to beat Long Life's Roger De Guzman (701) in the men's division, while Schardt got her second award after outclassing Fabie in the handicap series, 707-686.
After two runner-up finishes, Talavera finally got one win against Hensley in the high average contest, 191.17-181.58. Diana Camacho earned an average of 168.94 to top Fabie (151.14).
In the most improved player race, Abalos and Team I.J's Joleen Babauta prevailed over Juan Santiago's John Jimeno and Habeus Bowlus' Cindy Serrano, respectively.