Sammy Say Sy and Lara Posadas outclassed the rest of their bowling competitors at the Bowling World Cup at SM North Edsa on August 19, 2016, making them the Philippines’ representatives for the upcoming 52nd Qubica AMF Bowling World Cup which will take place at Shanghai, China on October 14 – 23, 2016.
Posadas, who outplayed the multi-titled Liza Clutario, showed high spirits in winning the national championship ladies’ division saying, “I’m really happy. It’s going to be my first crack at the prestigious World Cup title.”
Sy, who aside from being a regular bowling competitor also manages a Pro Shop center in Mall of Asia, reverberated the same feeling after edging out national pin-toppler Raoul Miranda in the men’s division.
Sy said that this was the first time he competed in an international event but that he intends to practice more. He added that he felt honored for playing against 6 Philippine bowlers in the quarterfinals.
After finishing third in the first eight games, Sy came back to his heels as he thrashed his proponent, Merwin Tan 2-0 (234-194, 234-227).
Posadas, on the other hand capped the eight-game quarterfinals as she scored a 6127 pin falls, advancing against Liza Del Rosario by only 17 pins but 292 pins ahead of Liza Clutario.
Merwin Tan placed third in the men’s division, followed by Nicco Olaivar, Jay R Tan, Paulo Valdez, Alex Ngoi, and Kevin Cu.
Lara Posadas and Liza Clutario in the ladies’ division was followed by Liza Del Rosario, Krizziah Tabora, Mades Arles, Rochelle Munsayac, Jo Anne Bonifacio, and Myrna Bautista.
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).
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).
Held at Coronado Lanes, Starmall EDSA-Shaw, Mandaluyong City.
Held at SM Bowling North EDSA, Quezon City
Scores will be updated every game.
Held at AMF Superbowl, Makati City
Held at Paeng's Midtown Bowl, Robinsons Place, Manila City
Held at SM North Edsa Bowling Center, Quezon City
Held at Paeng's Midtown Bowl, Robinsons Place, Manila City
Held at Coronado Lanes, Star Mall, Mandaluyong City
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)
Held at Paeng's Midtown Bowl, Robinsons Place Manila.
Perfect games were scored by Jeremy Posadas on the 17th game and Nicco Olaivar on the 23rd game.
Held at Coronado Lanes, Star Mall, EDSA, Mandaluyong City.
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).
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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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.
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.