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Chua, Del Rosario top bowling

National player Kenneth Chua, won the inaugural 2016 PBF National Bowling Open Championship men’s open masters recently at the Coronado Lanes in Star Mall Mandaluyong City in Shaw Boulevard after beating Jomar Jumapao through a best-of-three game stepladder finals with a score of 214-167, 177-200, 220-176.

The De La Salle University computer engineering graduate, who is coached by Madoka Amano, qualified in the stepladder finals by placing second in the elimination round with 2921 total pin falls. Jumapao topped the elimination with 2956 while Merwin Tan placed third with 2882.

Chua beat Tan in the first stepladder finals, 210-187, before dispatching Jumapao in the second stepladder finals to capture the men’s singles masters of the competition organized by PBF.

Liza Del Rosario, a long time national player, copped the ladies’ masters open title with a 179-160, 172-201, 202-163 win over Liza Clutario during their second stepladder finals duel.

The other singles champions of the first national open championship were Enzo Marquez and Joyce Abad (men’s and women’s graded masters); John Paul Go and Grace Gella (men’s and women’s associate masters); and Grace Gella and Kenzo Umali (boys’ and girls’ youth 16-and-under).