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QUBICA AMF WORLD CUP 2017 RESULTS - DAY 3
13 September 2017

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Semi-Finals

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QUBICA AMF WORLD CUP 2017 RESULTS - DAY 2
11-12 September 2017

WOMEN’S DIVISION

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MEN’S DIVISION

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QUBICA AMF WORLD CUP 2017 RESULTS - DAY 1
9-10 September 2017

WOMEN’S DIVISION

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MEN’S DIVISION

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QUBICA AMF WORLD CUP 2017 SCHEDULE
29 August 2017

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QUBICA AMF WORLD CUP 2016 RESULTS
19 August 2016

Round Robin




Semi-Finals

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Finals






A Momentum For Miranda And Del Rosario In The Second Day Of The Bowling World Cup National Finals
17 August 2016

Raoul Miranda paces 1st in the second leg of the Men’s Division Bowling World Cup National Finals at Paeng’s Midtown Bowl, Robinsons Place Manila, garnering a total point of 4280 pin falls. He was followed by Jay R Tan who scored a total of 4093 pin falls, only 187 points behind Miranda.

The other set of finishers are: Nicco Olaivar (3979), Paulo Valdez (3940), Sammy Say Sy (3914), Alvin Pastrana (3852), Kevin Cu (3846), Alex Ngoi (3846), Jeff Carabeo (3815), Benshir Layoso (3777), Simple Villajin Sia (3699), Eric Luciano Aranez Jr. (3704), Paul Angelo Sia (3699), Scott Uy (3691), John Paul Genciana (3684), Ronnie Javier (3680), Kurt Mendoza (3676), Norman Lising (3660), Lito Fabros (3626), Kap Aguila (3625), Jomin Wong (3590), July Vargas (3582), Eugene Suarez (3581), Raul Imperial (3524), Jorel Simbulan (3502), Wilson Sua (3471), Jansen Collantes (3434), Noel Abad (3397), Allen Albert B. Laigo (3366), Nichole Andrew Jimeno (3294).

Liza Del Rosario and Lara Posadas remains to be the top 2 contenders in the women’s division, Del Rosario with a total of 4257 pin falls, and Posadas with a total point of 4090.

The other set of finalists who will be vying to be the champion in the bowling world cup national finals are as follows: Liza Clutario(3866), Krizziah Tabora (3778), Mades Arles (3726), Rochelle Munsayac (3655), Jo Anne Bonifacio (3535), Myrna Bautista (3508), Gina Varilla (3463), Bea Camille Santarin (3394), Pure Anselmo (3358), Susan Viray (3255), Leah Naobre (3212), Silva Yap (3198), Editha Sarmiento (3143), Ophelia Iriberi (3141), Liza Pabico (3135), Elvira Khen Abad (3132), Sherry Ann Cruz (3101), Winifred Kilito (3057), Cindy Edquilane (2977), Chit Leoncio (2960), Mildred Estrellado (2942), and Ofelia San Jose (2904).

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Tan and Del Rosario Tops First Day of the Bowling World Cup National Finals
14 August 2016

Merwin Tan topped the first batch of the men’s division in the Bowling World Cup National Finals at Coronado Lanes, Star Mall, Mandaluyong City, finishing with 2478 pin falls, 47 pins ahead of Raoul Miranda who scored a total of 2431.

The next batch of national finalists so far are as follows: Jay R Tan (2394), Paulo Valdez (2354), Kevin Cu (2330), Alvin Pastrana (2273), Nicco Olaivar (2265), Simple Villajin (2257), Sammy Say Sy (2256), Ronnie Javier (2240), Paul Angelo Sia (2240), Lito Fabros (2227), Alex Ngoi (2217), Jeff Carabeo(2216), Benshir Layoso (2182), Jomin Wong (2176), Scott Uy (2173), John Paul Genciana (2162), Rjay Lorenz Magana (2155), Norman Lising (2138), Wilson Sua (2132), John Paul G. Macatula (2126), Kurt Mendoza (2103), Jansen Collantes (2097), Kap Aguila (2095), Raul Imperial (2085), July Vargas (2083), Jun Garcia (2069), Noel Abad (2068), Nichole Andrew Jimeno (2067), Francis De Leon (2057), Eric Luciano Aranez Jr. (2054), Jorel Simbulan (2050), Eugene Suarez (2046), John Christopher Dee (2027), Ellen Albert B. Laigo (2026), Angel Dilig (2020), and Proceso Surell (2016).

Liza Del Rosario also came through in the women’s division as she garnered 2018 pin falls, making her the first in line in the first batch of the bowling competition. Lara Posadas also placed second with a total score of 2008. The other leading finishers in the women’s division are: Liza Clotario (1882), Rochelle Musayac (1846), Krizziah Tabora (1819), Mades Arles (1818), Jo Anne Bonifacio (1761), Myrna Bautista (1717), Gina Varilla (1713), Bea Camille Santarin (1649), Editha Sarmiento (1644), Silva Yap (1842), Susan Viray (1640), Tina Viranga (1624), Elvira Khen Abad (1619), Pure Anselmo (1608), Sherry Ann Cruz (1601), Leah Naobre (1557), Juvy Santiago (1545), Tina Ocampo (1542), Liza Pabico (1536), Winifred Kilito (1531), Arlena Bucao (1521), Cita Yumul (1499), Cielet De Leon (1498), Ophelia Iriberi (1497), Dhel Marquez (1490), Chit Leoncio (1486), Mildred Estrallado (1485), Arcelita Ledesma (1482), Ofelia San Jose (1480), Ann Itaralde (1479), Evelyn Gamboa (1469), Louis Sophia Santarin (1433), Allen Joy Laigo (1417), Andy Bea (1327), Chato Martinez (1301), and Lani Quilatan (1232).



2016 BOWLING WORLD NATIONAL FINALS DAY 1
13-14 August 2016

Held at Coronado Lanes, Starmall EDSA-Shaw, Mandaluyong City.

Men's Division

Ladies' Division




2016 BOWLING WORLD NATIONAL FINALISTS
WOMEN’S DIVISION
25 July 2016

1.ANN ITERALDDE
2. GELYN PULAYAN
3. DHEL MARQUEZ
4. LEAH NAORBE
5. MYRNA BAUTISTA
6. JUVY SANTIAGO
7. LHET LEDESMA
8. JESSICA RIVERA
9. TINA OCAMPO
10. ROCHELLE MUNSAYAC
11. WINNIE KILITO
12. SILVA YAP
13. GINA VARILLA
14. SHERRY ANN CRUZ
15. PURE ANSELMO
16. DONIE BAUTISTA
17. ALLEN JOY LAIGO
18. KRIZZIAH TABORA
19. BEA CAMILLE SANTARIN
20. KHEN ABAD
21. EDITHA SARMIENTO
22. AYED LUZON
23. CHIT LEONCIO
24. SUSAN VIRAY
25. LARA POSADAS
26. CIELET DE LEON
27. EVELYN GAMBOA
28. ARLENA BUCAO
29. JO ANNE BONIFACIO
30. CHATO MARTINEZ
31. OFELIA SAN JOSE
32. LOUISE SOPHIA SANTARIN
33. MADES ARLES
34. CITA YUMUL
35. ANDY BEA
36. LIZA CLUTARIO
37. LIZA DEL ROSARIO
38. LIZA PABICO
39. GLEN CADAG
40. TINA VERANGA
41. CINDY EDQUILANE
42. LANI QUILATAN
43. MILDRED ESTRELLADO
44. OFELIA IREBERRI


2016 BOWLING WORLD NATIONAL FINALISTS
MEN’S DIVISION
25 July 2016

FIRST PERIOD


1. PAULO VALDEZ 2357
2. JAMES FAJARDO 2213
3. NOEL ABAD 2152
4. VICENTE VALDEZ 2151
5. LARRY TINIO 2196
6. ERNIE JACINTO 2117
7. BJ AGANUS 1923
8. RENE MENESES 1730
9. ALVIN PASTRANA 2018
10. LITO FABROS 1939
11. RAMEL FRANCISCO 1937
12. JUN GARCIA 1868
13. Boyet Delfino 2282*
14. Paul Eluna 2263*
15. ERIC ARANEZ 2580
16. JOREL SIMBULAN 2532
17. JULY VARGAS 2420
18. NORMAN LISING 2285
19. ANGELO CONSTANTINO 2619
20. EZZIE GAN 2473
21. KAP AGUILA 2314
22. RAUL IMPERIAL 2249
23. MERWIN TAN 2493
24. DON TUNGALA 2015
25. OBET BAYOT 2177
26. RANDALL GO 2001
27. ALEX NGOI 2507
28. PROS SURREL 2000
29. ANGEL DILIG 2175
30. EDGAR GAMBOA 2108
31. Lito Mondragon 2224*
32. John Christopher Dee 2223*
33. ALLEN LAIGO 1881
34. Ruel Bucao 2148
35. BENSHIR LAYOSO 2414
36. EUGENE SUAREZ 2037
37. WILSON SUA 2036
38. NORBERTO ULGADO 1975
39. SAMMY SAY SY 2622
40. Reuel Rallos 2144*

SECOND PERIOD


41. JOEBERT BUENAFE 2445
42. JULES PEDRAJAS 2254
43. RENE RODELAS 2206
44. JOMIN WONG 2170
45. SIMPLE VILLAJIN 2245
46. GILBERT VIRATA 2088
47. RONNIE JAVIER 2079
48. RODEL TUNGALA 1993
49. KEVIN CU 2739
50. NICCO OLAIVAR 2551
51. JAY R TAN 2451
52. RONALD CRUZ 2315
53. DUMO BEJARE 2182
54. RODANTE UNAY 2020
55. BOY ROMAN 2367
56. RAOUL MIRANDA 2348
57. KURT MENDOZA 2096
58. RJ ALQUIZA 2060
59. ANTON ALCAZAREN 2511
60. STEWART NGO 2360
61. PAUL SIA 2161
62. NICHOLE ANDREW JIMENO 2039
63. JP MACATULA 2322
64. REN CREMEN 2209
65. SCOTT UY 2393
66. ART GAMOLO 1783
67. Marlon dela Cruz 2138*
68. JP Genciano 2128*
69. JANSEN COLLANTES 2192
70. Joe Cabactulan 2128*
71. JEFF CARABEO 2381
72. Jerome Kuizon 2107*
73. FRANCIS DE LEON 1995
74. ANDY STA. ANA 1780
75. LAURENCE ANG 2069
76. EVARISTO FELICIANO 1927
77. Cesar Marquez 2100*
78. Fernand Manalo 2096*
79. ROBERT PLUCENA 2205
80. RJAY LORENZ MAGANA 2164

*RESERVES QUALIFIED TO BOWL

QUBICA AMF WORLD CUP SCHEDULE
5 May 2016

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2015 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup
National Finals Results - Day 3
23rd July 2015

Held at SM Bowling North EDSA, Quezon City




Scores will be updated every game.


2015 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup
National Finals Results - Day 2
20th-21st July 2015

Held at AMF Superbowl, Makati City

Mens Division


Ladies' Division



2015 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup
National Finals Results - Day 1
18th-19th July 2015

Held at Paeng's Midtown Bowl, Robinsons Place, Manila City

Mens Division


Ladies' Division


2015 BOWLING WORLD NATIONAL FINALISTS
WOMEN’S DIVISION
29 June 2015

FIRST PERIOD


1. ALLEN JOY LAIGO 1401
2. LEAH NAORBE 1687
3. ARLENA BUCAO 1672
4. JO ANNE BONIFACIO 1710
5. MYRNA BAUTISTA 1693
6. JESSICA MYLES RIVERA 1629
7. CITA YUMUL 1464
8. ANNE MARIE KIAC 2174
9. ROCHELLE MUNSAYAC 1892
10. PURE ANSELMO 1769
11. LILIAN TEANO 1668
12. ABBIE GAN 2116
13. THERESE DOMINIQUE LOPEZ 1735
14. APRIL ANNE ROXAS 1621
15. NORMA DEGAWAN 1375
16. KRIZZIAH TABORA 1983
17. LIZA DEL ROSARIO 1843
18. EVELYN GAMBOA 1617
19. OFELIA IRIBERRI 1647
20. LOVELLA CATALAN 1647
21. MELSHARED LUZON 1614
22. LIZA CLUTARIO 2240
23. ALEXIS SY 2082
24. GINA VARILLA 1638
25. SILVA YAP 1538

SECOND PERIOD


26. RICA MACATULA 1540
27. DELIA MARQUEZ 1376
28. DOTIE DILIG 1046
29. PERLA PACHECO 1585
30. TESS EUSEBIO 1600
31. SUSAN VIRAY 1503
32. GIE GARCIA 1446
33. SHERRY ANN CRUZ 1621
34. FARAH ONASA 1580
35. MYRA CRUZ 1463
36. CINDY EDQUILANE 1461
37. LARA POSADAS 2114
38. GERALDINE DELA ROSA 1649
39. ALYSSA DELA ROSA 1615
40. MARY JOY DARANG 1046
41. RACHELLE LEON 1851
42. BERNADETTE IPAPO 1713
43. LEAH PLUCENA 1595
44. MERIAM GARCIA 1612
45. RJOY DAVAL SANTOS 1660
46. SHEILA ELONA 1197
47. LUZ LAGMAY 1728
48. NANCY FRIANEZA 1688

2015 BOWLING WORLD NATIONAL FINALISTS
MEN’S DIVISION
29 June 2015

FIRST PERIOD


1. CARL MATHEW LIM 2333
2. SCOTT UY 2260
3. FERDIE POLILLO 2136
4. RUEL BUCAO 2118
5. REUEL RALLOS 2114
6. EFREN MORENO 2048
7. LARRY TINIO 2041
8. SIMPLE D. VILLAJIN 2025
9. ERNIE JACINTO 2001
10. ALVIN PASTRANA 2333
11. LITO FABROS 2157
12. EMMANUEL BAGTING 1987
13. JAMES TARROBAL 2284
14. EMILIO PACHECO 2277
15. ERIC ARANEZ 2229
16. JOREL SIMBULAN 2162
17. TIMOTHY HUNG 2606
18. RUEL PARMA 2548
19. RAUL IMPERIAL 2379
20. RAF MANALO 2379
21. CHICO LUBRIN 2145
22. DEXTER SORIANO 1840
23. MERWIN TAN 2403
24. ALLEN LAIGO 2190
25. DON EVANGELISTA 2279*
26. MAR SERAC 2215*
27. NICCO OLAIVAR 2488
28. ALEX NGOI 2411
29. ANGEL DILIG 2224
30. EDGAR H. GAMBOA 2214
31. KARL TARROBAL 2114*
32. RJ MAGANA 2113*
33. ENZO HERNANDEZ 2559
34. WILLY AMADO 1829
35. PAENG NEPOMUCENO 2749
36. KEVIN CUSTODIO 2408
37. BENSHIR LAYOSO 2328
38. WILSON SUA 2205
39. SAMMY SAY SY 2677
40. JER CABANGON 2297*

SECOND PERIOD


41. BOY ROMAN 2391
42. KAP AGUILA 2489*
43. NOEL ABAD 2142
44. JULES PEDRAJAS 2068
45. JOEBERT BUENAFE 1991
46. ORLANDO PALCO 1964
47. GILBERT VIRATA 2080
48. RODEL TUNGALA 2027
49. BEN PACHECO 2013
50. KEVIN CU 2399
51. JAY-AR TAN 2319
52. MIKE CRISOL 2244
53. BIBOY RIVERA 2599
54. RAOUL MIRANDA 2530
55. NORMAN LISING 2254
56. JULY VARGAS 2232
57. RICHIE POBLETE 2852
58. NICO VALDERRAMA 2659
59. JOMAR JUMAPAO 2614
60. ARIEL YOUNG 2585
61. ALLAN GAMBOA 2387*
62. JOHN LABASUG 2307*
63. JOHN PAULE MACATULA 2615
64. LORENZ TUGADE 2247
65. JOSE MARIE DIAZ 2262*
66. BOYET DELFINO 2194*
67. ROBERT PLUCENA 2166
68. PAUL SIA 2130*
69. JOMIN WONG 2283
70. ALDWIN BALANGUE 2190
71. RONNIE JAVIER 2315
72. MARC MATIAS 2300
73. KURT MENDOZA 1902
74. PAUL ELONA 1764
75. GARY CUSTODIO 2685
76. JEFF CARABEO 2500
77. KENNETH CHUA 2479
78. MIKE FRANCIS DEL CARMEN 2100
79. DONALD GARCIA 2633
80. DANNY LAGMAY 2320

*RESERVES QUALIFIED TO BOWL

2014 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup
National Finals Results - Day 3
22nd August 2014

Held at SM North Edsa Bowling Center, Quezon City

Round Robin

Mens Division

Ladies Division

Finals

Mens Division

Ladies Division


2014 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup
National Finals Results - Day 2
19th & 20th August 2014

Held at Paeng's Midtown Bowl, Robinsons Place, Manila City

Mens Division

Ladies Division


2014 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup
National Finals Results - Day 1
16th & 17th August 2014

Held at Coronado Lanes, Star Mall, Mandaluyong City

Mens Division

Ladies Division


Pinning Our Hopes On The Next Bowling World Cup Champ
1st October 2013

National bowlers Benshir Layoso and Mades Arles bested their respective rivals at last week’s 2013 Bowling World Cup at the Mall of Asia Bowling Center, earning the right to represent our country in this year’s World Cup to be held at the Sibiryak Bowling Center in Krasnoyarsk, Russia on November 15-24. Layoso, a dental cosmetics agent, has competed internationally on many occasions while this will be the baptism of fire for Arles, a high school teacher by day. It is important to note that most of our national bowlers aren’t “full-time” athletes, yet when ranged against the world’s best, they are able to not just hold their own, but shine and impress the international crowd as well. It took Layoso seven tries before finally fulfilling his dream of competing in the World Cup, as he defeated national teammate Raoul Miranda 2-0 in the finals. The 25-year-old Arles created quite a stir when she won over elimination round leader and last year’s Philippine representative Krizziah Tabora 2-1.

The road was tough for Layoso and Arles, as they had to go through two days of grueling competition in the national finals stage, where they bowled 12 games each day. They were up against the best of the best in the local scene with the likes of Liza del Rosario, Paeng Nepomuceno, Lara Posadas, Rachelle Leon, Nicco Olaivar, Sammy Sy, J. Em Ang, Jeff Carabeo, Jaymee Calderon, Abbie Gan, Jeremy Posadas, and Myrna Bautista. “I’m so happy! I finally won what other bowlers dream about,” said Layoso immediately after winning. Arles, on the other hand, already had her thoughts on the World Cup. “It’s a rare chance to play in the company of other national champions, so I have to train hard,” she exclaimed. We wish both of you the best and we hope the Philippines would have another world champion soon! - REAL SPORTS SCENE By Anthony Suntay (The Philippine Star)


2013 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup
National Finals Results - Day 2
18th September 2013

Held at Paeng's Midtown Bowl, Robinsons Place Manila.

Mens Division

Perfect games were scored by Jeremy Posadas on the 17th game and Nicco Olaivar on the 23rd game.

Ladies Division


2013 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup
National Finals Results - Day 1
15th September 2013

Held at Coronado Lanes, Star Mall, EDSA, Mandaluyong City.

Mens Division



Ladies Division

These 68 bowlers will advance to the 2nd day of the National Finals to be held at Paeng's Midtown Bowl (Robinsons Place Manila) on September 17 (Mens) and 18 (Ladies).


QubicaAMF Introduces BES X,
Its Newest Bowler Entertainment System
4th August 2013

The newest, and world’s only, Bowler Entertainment System, BES X has been engineered to redefine the bowling experience and help centers grow their business.

QubicaAMF Worldwide, the leading manufacturer of bowling and amusement products, is proud to announce the release of BES X, its newest, and world’s only, Bowler Entertainment System. Backed by extensive market research, BES X has been designed to help centers grow their business by maximizing every aspect of what makes bowling appealing to people. BES X delivers more fun, more ways to socialize and more competitive excitement, while making bowling easier, more comfortable and relaxing for people of all ages through unique and innovative features designed to target specific customer segments.

The main reason people bowl is to have fun. BES X delivers extreme fun for everyone by offering exclusive new Mad Games, YouToons, Themed Birthday Parties, HD Signature Grids and the largest selection of on-demand environments, games and game formats available. A collection of four new Mad Games offer shorter game formats, simpler ways to score, a faster bowling pace and game themes tailored to specific customer segments. Mad Games increase the opportunity to extend the reach of bowling to more consumers.

YouToons is an exclusive new environment that takes players inside the game to keep them engaged. Bowlers take their picture on the lanes on the new SuperTouch LCD bowler console, which features a built-in camera. YouToons merges those images into the scoring animations, turning customers into characters on the screen as they bowl. Targeting group and corporate events, a “boss” character is included showcasing that critical role in the organization. In addition, BES X offers 18 different environments, including four dedicated, themed birthday environments, over 1,000 unique animations and 26 games. With Your Lane Your Way bowlers can choose their environment, and now even games, directly from the bowler console. New HD Signature Grids allows bowlers to use their favorite image as the scoring background by loading a picture at the front desk or by taking one at the lane with the SuperTouch LCD bowler console.

People also bowl because they want to socialize. BES X offers an extended social reach that customers have come to expect. With its exclusive new Facebook® GameConnect feature bowlers can “Like” and “Check In” at the center, and publish game events directly to Facebook. The exclusive new Lane Chatter feature allows bowlers to chat and text with other lanes. Both features are available directly from the lane with the SuperTouch LCD bowler console and result in a better social experience and more time spent in the center.

The competitive element is another key component of the bowing experience. BES X is designed to provide exciting competitive play at any level, fun or sport. With its new Adaptive Skill Level Games, less experienced bowlers can win against even the most experienced because every bowler can choose their own skill level. The new Bowling Plus environment displays the top moments of the game as it is being bowled while providing easy-to-understand statistics. Score Assist helps aspiring bowlers improve their skills by familiarizing them with how to score the game. In addition, BES X uniquely allows bowlers to review their game statistics on-lane, live and on-demand directly from the SuperTouch LCD bowler console. Scoring is easier and competition is more exciting to follow, keeping bowlers engaged in the game.

People want an experience that is relaxing and worry-free. BES X provides an exceptionally easy and relaxing on-lane experience and was designed to be the easiest and smartest system to interact with. BES X is only system that offers bowlers the ability to extend their bowling session directly from the lane and the new HD Signature Welcome Screens helps bowlers find their way to their lane faster. The exclusive new Virtual Waiter and Video Intercom allows bowlers to order food and drink directly from the lane. Bowlers can scroll through the menu on the SuperTouch LCD console and place their order with the world’s first video call on the lane. Center staff can also proactively video call the lane without leaving their station.

The exclusive new SuperTouch LCD bowler consoles offer a tablet-like look and feel and built-in camera. They provide a user interface engineered for extreme ease of use along with access to innovations like the new YouToons, Facebook® GameConnect, Lane Chatter, Virtual Waiter and Video Intercom, while allowing bowlers to review game statistics and standings “live” at their fingertips. The new EasyKey keyboard consoles offer an intuitive navigation. Only the keys relevant to what the bowler is doing light up. Both consoles are equipped with the new LED Color Effects light feature, capable of projecting over 16 million colors on the pedestal and surrounding floor, creating a fabulous effect and a sophisticated way to help players quickly find their lane. Bowlers will spend less time trying to figure things out, more time focused on the game.

Experience the first BES X in Asia only at Paeng’s Midtown Bowl and Billiard Room, located at Level 2 Robinsons Place, Manila. For more information, please call (02)536-7992 or 0917-5322032. - www.qubicaamf.com


'Bata' Reyes off to a good start in
US Open 10-Ball
19th May 2011

MANILA, Philippines - Filipino billiards legend Efren "Bata" Reyes got off to a blazing start in the 2011 US Open 10-Ball championship at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Reyes, the top player of sportsman Aristeo "Putch" Puyat, defeated American Dennis Hatch in the second round after taking a bye in the opening round.

Reyes will be clashing against American bet Sal Butera in the next round.

His Puyat Sports stable mate, Alex "The Lion" Pagulayan, also scored back-to-back victories in the tournament.

Pagulayan, a former World 9-Ball champion, dismantled fellow Filipino Jose "Amang" Parica and Manuel Herrera of Mexico.

Pagulayan's next assignment will be against UK's Raj Hundal.

Sharing the limelight were double World champion Ralf Souquet of Germany, David Alcaide of Spain, Shane Van Boening, Corey Deuel and Charlie Williams of the US, Ernesto Dominguez of Mexico and Kenichi Uchigaki of Japan. - By Marlon Bernardino


Paeng’s 122nd Title
26th February 2011

Six-time world champion Paeng Nepomuceno (Philippines) whipped Jeff Carabeo in the best-of-three finals Sunday at the Playdium Center in Araneta Avenue to rule the fifth Henrich Cup Bowling Masters for his 122nd career victory.

Paeng Nepomuceno displays his trophy after the award ceremony. Flanking him are Heinrich’s Vener Reasonda (right) and Sammy Say.

The lefty Nepomuceno, the only four-time winner of the prestigious World Cup, triumphed 236-167 and 256-220, in the finals after finishing second in the 10-game eliminations with 2386 on lines of 299, 224, 193-237, 235, 267, 269, 197, 228 and 237.

“It was a tough match all the way,” said Nepomuceno, who carried the colors of Nutrilite/Amway.

The legendary bowler took home the top prize of P100,000.

Nepomuceno subdued Jong Enriquez, 213-192, to earn a title shot at Carabeo, the top elimination finisher with 2397, after Enriquez had won the first match with 237 over Benshir Layoso (189) and Alex Ngoi Jr. (178).

Forty bowlers actually made it to the finals but only five advanced to the stepladder shootout.

Nepomuceno also represented the Philippine Bowling Congress while Carabeo played for the Bowling Association of Las Piñas.


Paeng Nepomuceno Strikes Again
30th June 2011

Flashing his old deadly form, Paeng Nepomuceno ruled the 2011 Philippine International Open at Midtown Bowl last June 25. The win is Nepomuceno’s eighth Philippine Open crown and 123rd career title. The four-time World Cup winner beat last year’s World Cup first runner-up, Biboy Rivera to win the country’s most prestigious bowling tournament. In an exclusive interview, Paeng Nepomuceno reveals the secret to his unending success at the bowling lanes.

1. How do you feel about winning the 40th Philippine International Open?

I am happy with the victory because I did not get to prepare much for the tournament. I came from the States just days before the tournament. My son graduated in Hawaii so I had to be there. I did not get to practice. I was surprised myself with the victory. I know that I am now competing with guys half my age. And my main challenge now is to keep up with them.

2. Do you still get excited competing in local tournaments?

Oo naman, especially the Philippine Open. It is the our most prestigious tournament.

3. Are there international tournaments that you will be participating in before the year ends?

Yes, we are going to have our World Cup eliminations. I want to get a shot at the World Cup once again. Middle of July, I am planning to compete in the Hongkong Open. That’s from July 13-19, 2011.

4. The country has produced a lot of world-class bowlers. What do you think sets you apart?

Wala naman. I don’t know the regimen of others. But for me, I have an all-year long fitness program that complements my game. I go to the gym three times a week. I believe in strengthening my stamina because bowling requires stamina.So I do cycling and swimming. Siguro, masasabi ko na ako lang ang all-season long ang training sa katawan. I think my discipline explains my longevity. Bowling after all is a sport. You need to be fit. You need physical and mental stamina.

5. Most of the country’s most accomplished athletes have entered politics. Do you plan to enter politics as well?

I will not enter politics. It has never crossed my mind.

6. Do you have plans of retiring soon?

Not at the moment because I feel that I am still competitive. The moment I become uncompetitive and I lose the passion and enthusiasm to play, then that’s the time I will retire.

7. When not competing, what are you busy with?

Right now, I train coaches under the US Bowling Congress. I also train and discover young bowlers. I am likewise busy working to have bowling as an Olympic sport.

8. Do you see any young Filipino bowler following your footsteps and perhaps breaking your record?

We have a good youth development program in bowling pero we need support. I believe in overseas exposure to become a good bowler. I really don’t think much about the records that I have set. After all, records are meant to be broken.

9. What advice can you give to those young bowlers who dream of becoming like Paeng Nepomuceno?

First, dedication. You have to be totally dedicated and focused. Set goals for yourself. And follow your dreams. I still believe in the old saying that practice makes perfect. A lot of patience is needed because obstacles may appear as you chase your dreams. You really have to be determined. And you have to believe in yourself.