THE Philippines won two silver medals in the 14th Asian School Bowling Championships recently courtesy of Madeline Mae Llamas and Janine Kuwahara in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Llamas produced the country’s first medal when he finished runner-up behind gold winner Joey Yeo Ruoqi of Singapore (1,281). She submitted a total of 1,251 on scores of 211, 228, 222, 205, 159, and 226 at the Jaya Ancol Bowl.
She later teamed up with Kuwahara in winning the country’s second silver in the girls’ doubles with a total output of 2,472 total pins. Kuwahara delivered 1,302 (234, 203, 244, 201, 212 and 208) while Llamas rolled 1,170 (224, 196, 217, 191, 182 and 160).
Singapore made it a double gold in the Asian Bowling Federation sanctioned tournament as Kimberly Ooi Jingyi and Tracy See Wan Zhen emerged champions with a total of 2,681 pins, while another Singaporean bets Joy Yap Jing Ying and Michelle Ng settled for the bronze with 2,429 pins
“We tried our best and we’re happy that we won two silvers,” said Llamas, a College of Saint Benilde student, and member of the Philippine Bowling Congress (PBC) youth team.
“Considering that it is a young team, we are satisfied with the team’s performance. We just need to work harder on the upcoming kids,” said head coach Caloy De Leon.
Meanwhile, the quartet of Kuwahara, Anne Ipapo, Jhoana Lualhati and Llamas finished fourth overall in the girls’ team event. They scored 4,565 pins behind Singapore (4,759), South Korea (4,707) and Indonesia (4,612).