William Galacio drained Rene Dalayon’s lifeline in their stepladder men’s masters finals to snatch the Metro Davao Tenpin Bowlers Association Inc. (Metba-Davao) Monthly Finals tournament title at the SM Lanang Premier Bowling Center over the weekend.
The second seed Galacio waylaid top seed Dalayon, who failed to bank in on a twice-to-beat advantage, in two-straight games, 205-164, 182-171, in what was dubbed as the “clash of the veterans” champion round.
Before stunning Dalayon who claimed the twice-to-beat advantage after stacking 1,155 pinfalls in the six-game elimination series, Galacio posted a 222-188 win over Lito Ramajo who earlier demolished Sonny Dinaano 182-127, in another step-ladder match.
Galacio’s win earned him P7,000 while Dalayon, Ramajo and Dimaano got P4,000, P2,000 and P1,000, respectively.
Apart from cash, Galacio also earned an outright qualified 2019 Battle of Champions berth in December.
Meantime, Rene Zabat was named the top qualifier in the eliminations while Nestor Burgos (232 pinfalls) was awarded as the highest scratch single game. Ramajo, on the other hand, won the highest scratch single game (200).
In the rookies division, Rachel Payca (641) took the crown over Nila Dimaano (637) and Trisha Nicole Flores (604), who occupied the next two places.