Paul Pangelinan joined the short list of multiple winners in the 2013 season of Saipan Bowling Association- Budweiser King of the Lanes after prevailing in the September roll-offs held last Sunday and Monday at the Saipan Bowling Center.
He notched 892 pinfalls in four games to rule this month’s roll-offs and get his second straight monthly win. Pangelinan took the August plum after he collected 840 pinfalls against Robert Talavera’s 830 and incidentally the former defeated the latter anew for the September tournament. Pangelinan, Talavera (March, April, and July) and Raymond Zapanta (January, April, and June) are the three bowlers who have won more than once this season.
Pangelinan logged the best performance in this month’s roll-offs last Sunday, as he knocked more than 200 pinfalls in all four games. He had 213 and 215 in the first two games to lead Talavera, who had identical 205 in Games 1 and 2. Pangelinan then earned 219 in the third game to widen the gap against Talavera, who got only 194 in Game 3, and the eventual September winner saved the best for last with his 245 against the 223 of his closest rival. Pangelinan averaged 223 pinfalls against the 206.75 of Talavera.
Lito Teodoro also posted an average of at least 200 (205.50) and joined Talavera and Pangelinan in the Top 3 after scoring 822 pinfalls in the second and final day of the tournament. Teodoro collected 200-plus pinfalls twice (201 in Game 2 and 242 in Game 4), while he nailed 189 and 190 pinfalls in the two other games last Monday.
Twenty-one other bowlers participated in the two-day September tournament with Percy Omechelang (767 pinfalls) and Ariel Dumapit (745) rounding out the Top 5. Ronald Epan finished sixth with his 735 pinfalls, followed by Ramir De Leon (719), Rusty Musca (711), Ronald Batac (707), Tito Corpus (703), Ruselle (701), Raphael (699) and Raymond Zapanta (695), M.J. Aldan (695), Jerry Kaneshi (666), Arnel Ibarreta (662), Tony Verdaguer (656), Yong Woon Lee (655), Ben Aizon (609), Joe Etpison (609), Benjie Cruz (597), Bernard Paraiso (573), and Kou Etpison (418).