FOLLOWING the resounding success of its past two seasons, the SM Bowling Millionaires Cup returns for a third leg to welcome all bowlers with bigger cash rewards, more chances of winning, and a new format.
Unlike the past stagings, bowlers may play as many games as they prefer during the qualifying period to produce their best three sets. The top 8 bowlers of each branch will enter the monthly finals to earn points that will determine their standing in the national finals.
The higher points accumulated in each monthly final, the bigger chance the bowler will have to qualify for the nationals. With six monthly finals and two qualifying divisions per final, a bowler’s top score can be beaten at any time. No player is safe, it is any bowler’s game.
Monthly winners are automatically given cash prizes and corresponding points. The monthly champion receives 20 points and as much as PHP 50,000. The 1st runner-up receives 15 points and as much as PHP 25,000. 4th placers receive 10 points and as much as PHP 12,000. 5th place and below, including monthly finals qualifiers and monthly participants, receive points that may still drastically increase in the next competing month.
“It is a privilege to support and promote bowling as a sport through SM Bowling and Leisure Center’s advanced bowling facilities found in various branches nationwide,” says former world bowling Champion and now SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Inc.’s Sports Development Head CJ Suarez.
“We received an overwhelming response from bowlers last year. Aw we are working closely with the Philippine Bowling Congress, we look forward to this new season that will encourage the bowling community to better their skills not only for the competition but also for Philippine Bowling as a sport,” he added.
Yet to be beaten is 21-yr old Dianne Galendez, who had consecutively won the Open Masters Division for both season 1 and 2 of the SM Bowling Millionaires Cup. Dianne has earned a total of PHP 3 Million and a brand new car in the span of two seasons.
Visit any SM Bowling and Leisure Center branch near you or log on to www.smbowling.com for more details.