Seiko Watch needed only 19 points to make the stepladder finals. Cash Pinas-Sky Freight, half a point ahead of Seiko in third place at the start of the positioning round, struggled on 16 points just in front of last two placers Ramiz Ayoub 10 and Taurus 4.
No. 1 Bank AlJazira told all and sundry it cannot wait for the finals with another scintillating display to post the top tally of 32 points.
D’ Barkads likewise registered their readiness by securing the second-best total of 29 points followed by 40/20 27 and BCT-Al Kabeer 26.
Sagmit Dental Clinic was sandwiched by Seiko and Cash Pinas on 17 points.
Cash Pinas-SFF at No. 4 in the team standings gets it chance to advance to the stepladder round during the knockout games of three handicap series for teams in positions 4 to 9. Three teams with the highest total will join the top three finishers for the championship round matches.
In the championship round first match, teams at positions 4, 5 and 6 will play two games with handicap with the winner to advance to the second match against the No. 3 team and so on. The waiting No. 1 finalist Bank AlJazira enjoys a twice to beat privilege in the title match.
The duo of Pancho Cuevas and Carl Constantino rolled big three-game series of 661 and 603 at the forefront of Seiko Watch. Cesar Pagtalunan and Oca Bernabe provided solid backup on 578 and 557, while Jess Pineda aded 192-169 and Obie Ycasas 192.
AlJazira got a big lift from Nezar Al-Hamwe and Atoi Cruz who fired 680 and 610 to go with the 597 by Bing Amolo and two games each of 177-180 by Cesar Sacramed, 199-196 by Jowet Carion and 236-206 by Jun de Dios.
Ladio Gonzales shot the second highest score of 689 next to BCT’s Igna Salgado’s 698 while taking charge at D’ Barkads who also drew 618 from Zaldy Bacero, 608 fom Leo Edejer, and 584 from Med Ramos. Rommel Cagampang and Rudy Valenzuela shared the remaining three games on 189-185 and 224.
Final team standings after the eliminations (Week 19):
1. Bank AlJazira Fawri 471.5 points 2. D’ Barkads 430.5 3. Seiko Watch 411.5 4. Cash Pinas-Sky Freight 409.0 5. BCT-Al Kabeer Frozen Foods 395.0 6. 40/20 Bowlers 387.0 7. Sagmit Dental Clinic 349.0 8. Ramiz Ayoub 301.0 9. Taurus 265.0
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