Sports: Class ’69, Batch ’80/81 Capture Alumni Bowling Tilt
Class ’69 and Batch ’80/81 Combination captured the crown of the St. Joseph High School — La Salle Inter-class Alumni Fellowship Bowling Tournament at the Lopue’s East Bowling Center in Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City.
Chua and Boyero after winning the master bowler title in the SJHS-La Salle Bowlfest.*
Carlo Boyero of the champion ’69 team and Minnie Chua emerged as master bowler in the battle of the top 10 bowlers in the men’s and women’s department. Headed by Melot Alimon, the winning squad who carried the twice-to-beat advantage subdued the hard fighting Batch ’84 piloted by Art Palo in the battle for the class A division title, 552-547. Carrying the colors for the champion team were Alimon, Boy Geronca, Edgar Alagaban, Boyero, Johnny Garcia, Janet Alimon, Neonita Canieso, Ailyn Dayo, and Utay Pabon.
Palo’s group earned the right to challenge the top seed after winning over No.3 seed Batch ’83 in the quarterfinals, 509-504, and overpowered Class ’71 in their next assignment, 537-496. Finally downed Batch ’85 in the semis, 549-516 for a showdown with the champion squad. Bracket B champion Batch ’80/81 Combined brought home the crown with a victory over Batch ’88-2001, 566-521 in the deciding match. The later nipped the twice-to-beat titleholder in their first game encounter, 512- 508, but Alimon’s troop rose from the grave in the final contest to grab the top purse. The champion team were Romulo ‘D’Gunner’ Ramos, Suzette Morales, Cheryl Ramos, Luche Magtunao, Pedrito Morales„ Francis Palermo, Proceso Lomocso, and Gary Echauz. Third seeded Class ’88 climbed to the top with a crushing, 580-513 triumph over Class ’78 and followed it up with 580-521 against Class ’68. For their part, Class ’68 tripped Batch ’75 in the opening game, 498-468.
In the battle for master’s plum, Boyero downed Jun Lozada in the men, while Chua tracked down Stella Ongsingco in the distaff side.
Also in the top 4 list but failed to reach the masters’ championship were Jack Palermo, and Romulo Ramos, Suzette Morales, and Ging Amor. The highest team single went to Batch ’68 with 586, and triple to Batch ’69 with 1,644.
Tournament’s individual record holders in the men’s corner were Carl Aguda in the single, 160; Romulo Ramos in triple, 397, Carlo Boyero in pinning, 97; Suzette Morales in the women’s single, 148; Mitzi Chua in pinning, 94, and Minnie Chua in triple with 367. The event directed by Ma. Cristina Becite was hosted by Batch ’87.* (HLGarciniego)