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Fun tournament marks FBC’s 7th anniversary

23 October 2018

By Daisy CL Mandap

Any event hosted by the Filipino Bowling Club Hong Kong is bound to be fun, and its 7th anniversary celebration on Oct 7 was no exception.

Members came in costumes to compete in the tournament held at the South China Athletic Association building in Causeway Bay where 18 teams took part. The fun continued through the hearty lunch shared by around 100 people, and the awarding of prizes that followed.

Consul General Antonio A. Morales was guest speaker. In his message, he congratulated FBCHK on its anniversary, and lauded the members led by president Jennifer Gafate for organizing bowling tournaments while doing charity work on the side.

“Nagsasaya na kayo, nakakatulong pa kayo,” ConGen Morales said.

Also among the guests were the editors of The SUN-HK who praised FBCHK for gathering
Filipinos from all walks of life in a spirit of camaraderie and sportsmanship.

FBCHK counts among its members a number of engineers and other professionals, church leaders and retirees, as well as migrant domestic workers.
In a message she posted after the tournament, Gafate thanked everyone who joined the celebration, and said: “It is not about winning or losing but it’s for establishing a strong rapport and great sportsmanship among us all.”

Dominating the tournament was the Couples for Christ Team, which took home the championship trophy in the Class A division, with a total of 2,451 pinfalls.

Champions in class A: CFC Team.
Its players, Anthony Cruz and Shirley Yung, also took home the trophies for the High Game and High Series categories in the men’s and women’s single divisions, respectively.

In second place was Pin Nutz Crasher, which garnered a total of 1,821 pinfalls; while third was Team Wan with 1,709.

In Class B, the champion was Rugby 7’s with 1,717 pinfalls; second was Hip Hop Hooray with 1,628 and third was Bowl You Over with 1,609.

Class C winner was Wrecking Bowls Team, with 1,438 pinfalls; second was LBC with 1,386; and third was Duterte Alliance HK Team with 1,320.

Topping class D was Choosen Angels with 1,320 pinfalls; Vulnerabowl Team with 1,187 and Bowlabelles with 1,138.

Adjudged winner for Best in Costume was Choosen Angels, whose players showed up and played wearing ghoulish costumes.

D Choosen Angels won for best costume.The other groups that took part in the tournament were Square and Compass Club HK, The Builders (class A and B), The 4 Fighters, The Spare Gals, and Rock and Rollers Team.

Gafate said awards were also handed out to the winners of her group’s monthly tournaments.

FBCHK members have taken part in several international tournaments held in Singapore and Australia, and is slated to host the annual contest in Hong Kong next year.

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