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HK bowlers bag gold medal, trophies in Makati tourney

18 May 2018

By Vir B. Lumicao

Gracia Pierrepont won a gold medal for Filipino Bowling Club HK by recording the highest pinfalls in the Ladies Masters event of the Asian Filipino Bowlers Friendship Games 2018 held in Makati on Apr 28-29.
FBCHK players renew friendship with their fellow competitors. 

But the team managed to snare only a fourth runner-up finish in the game’s Team Grand Slam.

The Hong Kong-based bowlers also took the second runner-up trophy in the Men’s Masters event courtesy of Jimmy Manalo, and fourth runner-up place by Danny Simoy in the event.

Fifteen top keglers from the Filipino community in Hong Kong took part in the competition held at the Makati Square Superbowl Bowling Center.

According to FBHK founder and chariman Jenny Gafate, the wins came as a pleasant surprise as her team went into the competition not hoping to win prizes after an unsuccessful campaign last year in Singapore.
delegation head Jenny Gafate and teammates with their team trophy.

She said they took part, only hoping for “friendship on the lanes” as they knew there were many excellent players in the regional competition. Being able to take part in the international tournament was already a victory for them, said Gafate.

Gafate said it will be FBCHK’s turn to host the Friendship Games in 2019. It is a task that does not faze them, as they have hosted top-league bowling tournaments in Hong Kong in the past, with legendary Filipino players Rafael “Paeng” Nepomuceno and Olivia “Bong” Coo coming over as guests.

Twenty members of the team will be divided into five teams when they compete against bowlers from around the region and Australia, according to Gafate.
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