Winners in the two bowling tournaments held in celebration of Tan Holding's 40th anniversary were honored in a brief awards ceremony at the Saipan Bowling Center in San Jose last Wednesday.
The quartet of Elena Soll, Yho Villavicencio, Jerry Kaneshi, and Jerry Verdaguer took first place in the Tan Holdings 40th Anniversary Team Bowling Tournament (with handicap) held at the Capital Bowling Center on Oct. 25 and 26 and SBC on Oct. 27 and 29 and brought home $392 worth of gift certificate and cash prizes. The winning team totaled 2,491 pinfalls for a 31-pinfall victory of the foursome of Cristy Villaflor, Wellington Ang, Richard Leo, and Arnel Ibarreta.
The runner-ups pocketed $280 worth of cash and gift certificates. Cash and in-kind prizes were also handed on to the No. 3 to No. 8 finishers in the four-day tournament. The team of Darwin Gonzales, Raul Dumapit, Danny Robles, and Ron Cal finished third with 2,402 pinfalls, followed by the quartets Allan Hernandez, Mel Regis, Leong, and Chris Hilario (2,395); Atoy Banting, Ben Aizon, Benjie Cruz, and Marie Candado (2,364); Lee Yong Woon, Anna David, Tito Corpuz, and Ibarreta (2,351); Diane Chong, Rusty Musca, Raymond Angeles, and Joe Sto. Domingco (2,346); and Rene Cariaso, Tom Bernardo, Maggie Chavez, and Ferdie Santos (2,331). A special prize ($75 gift certificate from Joeten and $25) were also given to No. 23 finishers Gigi Zapanta, Roger De Guzman, Ronald Batac, and Kaneshi.
Meanwhile, the organizing Saipan Bowling Association held a separate “rumble 7-8-0” format competition for Tan Holdings League bowlers with the team of Nat Angeles, Rey Maniacop, Santos, and Chavez prevailing in the field after collecting 2,667 pinfalls. The champion squad pocketed $332 worth of in-kind and cash prizes.
Also receiving prizes at the awards ceremony were runners-up Cariaso, Bernardo, Alfred Nieves, and Margaret Tenorio; third placers Jake Aslim, Jesse Elameto, Arlene Naguit and Ramon Aquino, and fourth finishers Efren Taburnal, Allan Perez, Villaflor, and Soll.
Special prizes were handed out to men's and women's high-series winner Ramon Aquino (791) and Cora Muna (778) and low series' Ramon Diaz (517) and Mae Alegre (416).
Tan Siu Lin Foundation manager Ed Arriola and Tan Holdings president Jerry Tan were present at the awards ceremony and handed the cash and in-kind prizes to the winning teams.