WORLD Cup winner Krizziah Tabora was honored as female Bowler of the Year while Kenneth Chua was named male Bowler of the Year thor the third straight time in the Team Prima 25th Anniversary entitled the Great Gatsby Party at the Blue Leaf Filipinos Event Place in Paranaque City.
“This is another award that I will treasure and be proud of for the rest of my life. And 2017 turned out the best year of my life because after winning the World Cup, people recognized me here in abroad,” said the 26-year-old Tabora.
“The Filipinos abroad, they even threw party for me and asked to have pictures with me. They kept saying that, they are so proud of me. It’s very fulfilling knowing that I brought pride to our country. Also, I gained more friends in social media and in person,” she added.
Chua, 26, won the Philippine Bowling Federation-Philippine International Open, TBAM Open Masters and Philippine Seniors Open Championship titles, while settling for a silver medal in the Asian Indoors and Martial Arts Games last year.
He earned his fourth overall Bowler of the Year award iin the event organized by Team Prima chairman Alexander Lim.
Ivan Malig and Daphne Custodio won the male and female junior Bowler of the Year awards, respectively. Clarice Estrellado and Stephen Diwa copped the Most Improved Bowler citation, while the Bowler of the Year for Cebu was Dianne Galendez and for Davao it was Heber Alqueza.
Other awardees were Aires Montilla (Female Badminton Player of the Year); Gregg Paz (Male Badminton Player of the Year); Lanz Zafra (Jr. Badminton Player of the Year); Ghiselle Bautista (Jr. Badminton Player of the Year), Eboy Farr (Cyclist of the Year) and Wacky Baniqued (Multisport Athlete of the Year).