Del Rosario, Miranda pace WC nat’l finals
VETERAN internationalist Liza del Rosario and national bowler Raoul Miranda lead the second batch of national finalists in the 2013 Bowling World Cup competition held recently in 13 different centers.
Miranda recorded a 12-game series of 2747 pinfalls to pace Richie Poblete (2669), Mar Serac (2637), Jeremy Posadas (2630), Jeff Carabeo (2470), Jay Catolico (2467), Paulo Valdez (2463) and Benshir Layoso (2461) in the men’s division.
Del Rosario rolled 2193 pinfalls to pace Lara Posadas (1989) and Rachelle de Leon (1902) in the ladies’ group.
The second batch of finalists will join other bowlers who made it to the national finals in the first qualifying round.
The men’s and ladies’ finalists will dispute the right to represent the Philippines in the 49th Bowling World Cup international finals scheduled Nov. 15 to 24 at Sibiryak Center in Kransanoyarsk, Russia.
Busan Asian Games gold medalist and national bowler Krizziah Tabora carried the Philippine colors in last year’s international finals in Wroclaw, Poland. Tabora landed in 14th place while Bautista finished 34th.
The second batch of finalists: Men—Raoul Miranda, Richie Poblete, Jeremy Posadas, Paulo Valdez, Benshir Layoso, Allen Laigo, Robert Mallillin, Alvin Calderon, Jun Gella, Rene Rodelas, Jay Catolico, Vlad Tuazon, John Mendoza, Caloy Guttones, Ronnie Javier, Simple Villajin, Ben Pacheco, Tony Fernando, Mar Serac, J. Em Ang, Archie See, Anton Alcazaren, Jeff Carabeo, Sarry Macalalad, Willy Ng, Butch Samonte, Rodel Bagohin, Edwin Velayo, Raul Cortez, Tommy Eusebio, James Joseph Santos, Kurt Mendoza, Jorel Simbulan, Alex Bea, Toti Daval Santos, Bien Dollente, Mel Garcia, Francis de Leon, Raul Imperial, Emman Bagting, Benshir Layoso, Eric Aranez, Jun Garcia and Walvine Rata; Ladies—Liza del Rosario, Rachelle de Leon, Allen Joy Laigo, Jaymee Calderon, Anne Iteralde, Cita Yumul, Maan Catolico, Merlie Bonete, Perla Pacheco, Pops Maulion, Carol Fernando, Hermie Otrera, Apple Posadas, Gina Varilla, Lara Posadas, Pinky Buenaflor, Alyssa dela Rosa, Mary Joy Dellomas, Leah Plucena, Linda Bagalay, Rose Avena, Christie Camba, Farah Onasa, Jennie Manabat, Susan Viray and Saron Joan Luzon
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