Tenpin Bowling: 2nd Philippine International Open to be held in Starmall from Apr 28-May 13

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  • The 2nd Philippine International Open for bowling is slated  to be held in a mall in Mandaluyong from April 28 to May 13, 2018
  • A total of over P3 million in prizes are at stake
  • Representatives from other countries like Malaysia, Australia, Japan and U.A.E. will be participating in the event

Filipinos will be striking pins against some of Asia’s best bowlers in the 2nd Philippine International Open at the Coronado Lanes in Starmall, Mandaluyong City starting this coming weekend.

A total of over P3 million in prizes are to be won.

Krizziah Lyn Tabora, the reigning World Cup champion will banner the Philippine side, whose skills will be tested by players from Malaysia, U.A.E., Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, and other countries during the tournament scheduled from April 28 to May 13, 2018.

The defending champions in the men’s and women’s open singles masters are Kenneth Chua and Lara Posadas, respectively.

A Corporate Cup featuring 36 teams will be serving as the curtain-raiser.

“This is part of the national team’s training for the coming Asian Games in Jakarta,” said Philippine Bowling Federation (PBF) president Steve Robles.

“Ang mga darating na countries, halos sila rin ang kalaban natin sa Asian Games,” said the great Filipino bowler Bong Coo, who is now the secretary-general of PBF. [The participating representatives of these countries are almost the same competitors we will meet in the Asian Games.]

The country is aiming to win at least two gold medals in the Asian Games this year, after going home empty-handed at the end of the 2014 Asiad in Incheon, South Korea.