Flores topple veteran male rivals in METBA Monthly Finals

METBA WINNERS. From left, Ma. Vivienne “Yeyen” Flores, Rene Dalayon, William Galacio, Sonny Dimaano, Jingkie Moradas and Kenneth Consolacion pose with their trophies at the close of the METBA-Davao Monthly Finals held at the SM Lanang Premier Bowling Center.

Remember how Michael Jordan, Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Looney Toons stood against the destructive Moonstars in the iconic film Space Jam?

It is quite similar on how this 20-year old lady bowler defied the odds in the masters division of the just-concluded Metro Davao Tenpin Bowlers Association (METBA-Davao) Monthly Finals held at the SM Lanang Premier Bowling Center.

In a finals where gender is no barrier, Vivienne “Yeyen” Flores proved that the rose is deadlier than the thorns.

Flores stunned defending champion Rene Dalayon 170-154, in the stepladder finals after topping the six-game elimination series with 1,170 pinfalls to secure a twice-to-beat advantage.

With the win, Flores joins the other monthly winners who will vie for the coveted 2019 Battle of Champions title in December apart from the P7,000 take home pay.

The former national age-group bronze medalist will also lead the METBA-Davao Youth cast in the 1st METBA-DAVAO Kadayawan Open Tenpin Bowling Championships set this coming August 21 to 26.

Meanwhile, Dalayon earlier swept fellow-veterans Sonny Dimaano and William Galacio, respectively, in the other stepladder finals. The next three placers received P4,000, P2,000 and P1,000 with trophies.

On the other hand, Jingkie Moradas topped the rookie division by tallying a total of 671 pin falls. She outplayed Grace Consolacion (670), Rachel Payca (662) and Kenneth Consolacion (644), who occupied the next three places,

Special awards were also given to Dimaano (top qualifier and highest single game) and Dalayon (highest scratch single game).