VETERAN Liza del Rosario struck hard in the last three games to show the way after the first round of the 2016 Qubica/AMF Bowling World Cup ladies’ national finals last Saturday at Coronado Lanes (Starlanes).
Del Rosario, who carried the national colors in last year’s international finals at Sam’s Town in Las Vegas, Nevada together with former FIQ world titlist Biboy Rivera, shot 210, 226 and 214 in the eighth, ninth and tenth games to finish with a 10-game series of 2018 pinfalls that put her 10 pins ahead of Lara Posadas, who carded 2008 after managing only a 178 in the ninth game.
Another regular international campaigner, Liza Clutario, checked in third with 1882.
Thirty-one other lady aspirants joined Del Rosario, Posadas and Clutario in the second round. The 34 remaining lady finalists will roll another 10 games on Wednesday at Paeng’s Midtown Bowl to determine who will make it to the top eight spots in the finals set on Friday, August 19 at SM North EDSA Center in Quezon City.
The men’s and ladies’ champions will represent the Philippines in the 2016 Bowling World Cup international finals slated on October 14-23, 2016 at Hao’s Bowling Center in Shanghai, China.
The other remaining contenders with their respective scores are:
Rochelle Munsayac (1846), Krizziah Tabora (1819), Mades Arles (1818), Jo Anne Bonifacio (1761), Myrna Bautista (1717), Gina Varilla (1713), Bea Camile Santarin (1649), Editha Sarmiento (1644), Silva Yap (1642), Susan Viray (1640), Tina Veranga (1624), Elvira Khen Abad (1619), Pure Anselmo (1608), Shery Ann Cruz (1601), Leah Naobre (1557), Juvy Santiago (1545), Tina Ocampo (1542), Liza Pabico (1536), Winifred Kilito (1531), Arlena Bucao (1521), Cita Yumul (1499), Cielet de Leon (1498), Ophelia Ireberi (1497), Dhel Marquez (1490), Chit Leoncio (1486), Mildred Estrallado (1485), Arcelita Ledesma (1482), Ofelia San Jose (1481), Cindy Edquilane (1480), Ann Itaralde (1479) and Evelyn Gamboa (1469).