Borja captures McDonald’s 2012 Youth Title
Monday 1st, January 1900
After a whole year of qualifying and eight players claiming eleven monthly championships it came down to the yearend Grand Finals to determine the 2012 McDonald’s Guam Youth Bowler of the Year.
Dioni Borja led all competitors through six games of qualifying, amassing a grand total of 1410 points. Nikko Gutierrez finished in second place, ten points adrift. Jeremiah Camacho stayed a distant third on 1293 points with Jarwin Espiritu edging out his sister Jaecelyn Espiritu by five points for the final spot in the knock off round 1249-1244.
In the knock off rounds, the lower seeds were unable to find their rhythm against the higher seeds which ended in an unaltered positioning.
Camacho was able to create distance between fourth seed Jarwin Espiritu in the first knock off round as he kept command of the game from the onset. He dispatched the lower seed with a 159 game plus 57 handicap to 131+59 to proceed to the semi-final match.
In the semi-final match it was all second seed Gutierrez as the nine year old Camacho was unable to establish any momentum. Gutierrez’s 171+45 to 110+57 allowed him to advance to the finals match. The same story told in the finals as Gutierrez used all his momentum in the second match and was unable to elevate his game against the top seed. In the end, the top seed raised his hand in victory with a 202+31 to 147+45 score where Borja captured the gold medal and 2012 title.