Tan, 19, claimed the championship by rolling a leading 1,687 pinfalls in eight games to beat Malaysian Megan Zaqrul Haiqal by five pins, while Japanese Keita Tokushia settled for third place with 1,657 pinfalls at the Singapore Bowling Tamasek Club in Rifle Range, Singapore.
“We would like to showcase the beauty of Basilan and its friendly people,” – Basilan Steel team manager Jackson Chua #MPBL
“There is nothing wrong with the change of leadership now. Kung nawala yung isa, may papalit naman. Tuloy-tuloy lang dapat yung paghahanda natin para sa SEA Games,” – Dr. Ernesto Jay Adalem
“If we are united, we can produce miracle in the Southeast Asian Games,” – PSC Chairman William Ramirez
“The Spikers’ Turf is perfect exposure for our national players. We’re looking forward to having them play in our league starting this weekend,“ – Spikers’ Turf tournament director Mozzy Ravena
“As part of the CBA’s grassroots development program envisioned by actor-director Carlo Maceda, we’re now introducing this tournament for players born 2001 and above,” said CBA tournament director Robert de la Rosa #CBA
This was stressed by three-time SEA Games gold medalist Gretchen Malalad during her appearance in the 20th “Usapang Sports” by the Tabloids Organization in Philippine Sports (TOPS) at the National Press Club in Intramuros.
Merwin Tan ended the country’s seven-year gold medal drought in the 20th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships over the weekend by topping the boys’ singles event at the Megalanes Sarawak, Batu Kawa, Kuching City in Malaysia.
“Billiards remains a very popular sport in the country despite some problems in the past,” – Rubilen Amit #billiards
“This award will top off all the tourism awards we got. I always believe that sports is a great equalizer and unifier,” – Dumaguete mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo