of the Year competition wraps up in style
year-ending prestigious Bowlers of the Year competition wrapped
up in a thriller as a fitting culmination to the highly successful
SFBC 2002 season.
Carrao proved his worth in winning the Class A Bowler of the Year
Award by defeating challenger Mario Hilado in a thrilling match
play, 276-248, in Game 1 of the scheduled 2-game series. Carrao
displayed chilling mastery of the lanes as he hit the decks with
precision to essay one of his best ever showing in any Sharjah league
the 6-game qualifying round at 1,336pf for an average of 222.67,
Carrao waited in the sidelines as Hilado and 3rd place qualifier
Che Marquez battled it out to earn the right to square off with
the leader. Hilado won the decider as he buried Marquez, 236-168.
Game 1 of the the championship match, Carrao started off with 7
strikes in a row. On the 8th, Carrao hit a high nose split of 3-6-7-10
but managed to convert it for a spare. Armed with a renewed confidence,
Carrao finished off the match with 4 more strikes to end the game
in a high note, leaving Hilado biting the dust.
facing an uphill battle to beat Carrao twice for the title, managed
to carry on a superb frame-by-frame challenge as he converted 6
strikes in a row from the 2nd frame after a 7-spare conversion on
the first frame. His hopes of pipping Carrao in Game1 quickly vanished
after Carrao hit the decks with no mercy.
Class B, Jimmy Joquico played consistently in a two-game match over
qualifying round leader Gilbert Rayco. Rayco, enjoying a beat twice
advantage failed to capitalize on his leading position as he trailed
Joquico in the two-game match play.
immediately went on a rampage in Game 1, submitting a high 235pf
against Rayco's lean 183pf. Joquico again duplicated his game plan
in the 2nd match scoring 235pf as he left Rayco with only 188pf.
defeated Andy Matic in the first stepladder match 202-156pf to earn
the right to face Rayco.
Fernandez lost Game 1 to challenger Peter Furo for the Class C championship,
167-227pf. Fernandez, enjoying a beat twice advantage regrouped
his nerves and started strongly with 3 strikes in a row in Game
2. Furo meanwhile answered back with strike/spare/strike conversions
but on the way to the 4th frame, Furo conceded defeat as he injured
his fingers that prevented him from continuing the match. Fernandez
was eventually declared Class C champion.
defeated Toto Agura in the first stepladder match by 1 pinfall,
190-189 in what could be described as the closest match of the night.
Agura, needing a strike on his bonus ball on the 10th to tie the
match, hit the decks with a high-pocket delivery for a 9pf take.
the ladies division, Grace Abalos crowned herself SFBC's Female
Bowler of the Year after defeating a seasoned Minda Menese. Abalos
maintained composure against SFBC's top-seeded female bowler as
she literally answered Meneses' strings of strikes.
off from a leading position after the 6-game qualifying round, Abalos
secured the title in Game 1 of the championship match with a strong
showing of 222pf against Meneses' 219pf.
defeated Florette Perez, the 2nd top qualifier, in the first stepladder