More bowlers emerging, says Cetba

By Ray Charlie Diaz |November 08,2018 - 10:23 PM

From left to right: Cebu Provincial Sports Commission (CPSC) Executive Director Atty. Ramil Abing, Cebu Tenpin Bowling Association (Cetba) president Eric Bucoy, Cebu Vice Governor Agnes Magpale and Cetba vice president Docdoc Gothong pose for a photo op during the opening of the 10th Cetba-NBT Open Tenpin Bowling Championships 2018 at the SM City Cebu Bowling Center.
Ray Charlie Diaz

WITH THE number of participants that showed up in the 10th Cebu Tenpin Bowling Association (Cetba)- National Bowling Tour (NBT) Open Tenpin Bowling Championships 2018 last Tuesday at the SM City Cebu Bowling Center, it seems that the sport of bowling is headed towards the right direction.

Starting with only 80 participants, the event has grown as it has gathered more than a hundred bowlers this season.

Among the hundred are keglers coming from Luzon, Mindanao and other parts of the Visayas region.

“This is more than what we had in the previous years,” said Cetba vice president Docdoc Gothong during the opening.

“And it is not just the participants but also our (Cetba) members, especially our junior bowlers.”

According to Cetba officials, the group started to develop and introduce the sport to youngsters.

This development was welcomed by Cebu Provincial Sports Commission (CPSC) Executive Director Atty. Ramil Abing, who graced the event together with Vice Governor Agnes Magpale.

“We hope that more will join the sport’s grassroots program. We also hope that these tournaments will do major roles in the promotion of the sport,” Abing said.

Also present during the opening was Cebu City Mayor Tommy “Tomas” Osmeña.

Magpale, the guest of honor, said during her speech that the sport and Cetba have the full support of Cebu province.

“You only have to whisper to me what you really need to promote the sport, and Cebu province will help you,” Magpale said, addressing it to Cetba President Eric Bucoy.

The tournament will run up to November 11 and features Open and Senior Masters categories.

The prestigious event is sanctioned by the Philippine Bowling Congress (PBC) and NBT.

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