Chua, Tabora-Macatula named Prima Bowlers of the Year
Kenneth Chua claimed an unprecedented five straight Prima Pasta bowler of the Year award recently during the 2019 Team Prima Annual Awards at the V Corporate Centre in Makati City.
Chua, 28, capped off last year with a silver medal in the men’s bowling team event of the recent 2019 Southeast Asian Games in Mandaluyong City after ruling several tournaments nationwide at the same year.
He also captured the last year’s titles in the open master division of SCTBA Open Championship, the first PBF National Matchplay Open Championships, last year’s TBAM Open Masters competition and the PBA Open Masters Champion.
“Champions work hard until they get it right,” said Chua after receiving the award in the annual event organized by Team Prima Chairman Alexander Lim who also gave special citation to some other Prima athletes who excelled in the last 2019 Southeast Asian Games hosting.
Special mentions were Prima cyclists Jerrick Farr and Lea Denise Belgira who won the gold in the cycling downhill competition men’s and women classes. Cue artist Rubilen Amit received citation also for winning the nine-ball singles gold, nine-ball doubles gold and 10-ball silver in the SEA Games.
Krizzah Tabora Macatula was awarded the female bowler of the year winner while the junior bowler of the year male and female winners were national youth member Merwin Tan and Dale Lazo. Senior bowler of the year male and female achievers were Bonnie Solis and Lou Laforteza.
Vivian Padawan and Clarence Tiu won the female and male athlete of the year bowler for Cebu-Bacolod-Davao crowns, respectively. For the most improved bowler of the year winners, Grace Hernandez copped the female award and Nicco Agujo claimed the male award.
Other Team Prima Athlete of the Year winners were Jericho Rivera (cyclist of the year), Adrian Dionisio (multi-sports), David Lim (photographer of the year), Nephtali Pineda (male badminton of the year), Andrea Abalos (female badminton of the year), JR Pandi (boys’ badminton of the year) and Ghisel Bautista (girls’ badminton of the year).