The SFBC – Al Rawabi Cup league bowling tournament ended Friday as the defending champion X Team captures the championship trophy anew with a 2-0 win against rival Al Rawabi Team.
The Al Rawabi Team, ranked No. 1 after the semifinal round, sat out the first 2 hours of the tournament while X-Team (ranked No.2), battles it out against the REUTERS Team (ranked no.4), and no.3 team Sea Suppliers against the no.5 team -Dante’s Peak.
It was an easy win by the X Team against the Reuters, capitalizing on the absence of Reuter’s star player Jordan Evan. On the other match game, the Sea Suppliers team gained advantage only on the last frame of the game when Dante’s Peak’s anchor Butch Vargas failed to convert a 6-7-10 split.
With X Team and Sea Suppliers Team winning over their respective opponents, the stage was set for the showdown on who will face the No. 1 AL RAWABI. X-TEAM proved to be the more cohesive team as they defeated the Sea Suppliers Team.
X TEAM, still fazed with the 8-0 beating by the Al Rawabi team during the round-robin games, managed to pull through the first game with a narrow margin to win the first of the best-of-3-games contest.
On the second game, the X-Team, gaining full confidence, opened with a flurry of strikes in the first 4 frames of the game to put the pressure on the Al Rawabi Team. The pace of the game continued as the X Team set the lanes ablaze enroute to winning its second championship title.