POC, PSC chiefs PBC guests
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Philippine Olympic Committee president Jose “Peping” Cojuangco Jr. and Philippine Sports Commission chair Richie Garcia have been invited as guests of honor at the opening of the 41st Philippine Bowling Congress-PSC-POC Open championships on Nov. 4 at SM Center lanes at Mall of Asia in Pasay City.
“We are happy and proud to invite our top sports leaders in the kickoff ceremony of our ambitious event,” said PBC president Ernesto A. “Toti” Lopa.
Cash prizes and trophies amounting to more than P1 million will be up for grabs in the tournament which will feature only Filipino bowlers.
“Unlike in the past, we have kept the foreigners out and limited the competition only to local bowlers in our bid to develop young athletes with great potentials,” added Lopa.
Members of the national team led by 2006 world men’s champion Biboy Rivera and a couple of medalists in the 2012 16th Asian Youth Championsips held in Egypt—Enzo Hernandez and Alexis Sy—will be among the participants in the tournament. The men’s and ladies’ Masters champions will get P120,000 and P100,000, respectively.