Krizziah Tabora wins 53rd Bowling World Cup championships
Philippine national team mainstay Krizziah Tabora won the women’s title in the 53rd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup Champions held in Hermosillo, Mexico.
A report posted at quibicaamf.com, the official website of QubicaAMF, said Tabora beat Siti Safiyah of Malaysia, 236-191, in the finals held on Saturday. The two met for the finals after defeating their rivals in the two match games held earlier.
Siti first beat defending champion Jenny Wegner of Sweden, 227-197, to set the stage for her finals duel with Tabora, who topped Rocio Restrepo of Colombia in the second match game.
Rocio split in the first frame and although she recovered she simply could not catch Tabora who had strung up six strikes in a row for a final score of 249-222.
Both Siti and Tabora had an open frame but Tabora then started striking and Siti could not match her. At the end, Tabora carded a 236 total against Siti’s 191.
The report quoted Tabora as saying: “ I know people at home have been watching on the live streaming and I’ve already got lots of notifications from friends and family. It has been a good year for me. Our ladies team won bronze in the SEA Games and then we got silver in the Asian Indoor Games. But this is far and away the best.”
Jacob Butturf of the USA defeated Colombia’s Oscar Rodriguez, 246-201, to bag the men’s title.
With Tabora’s victory, the Philippines now has eight World Cup titles. /cbb