LED by legendary Paeng Nepomuceno, 80 men and 43 ladies begin the hunt for the Bowling World Cup national title and the right to represent the Philippines in the international finals in Palembang, Indonesia which will be held this Saturday and Sunday at the Coronado Lanes.
Nepomuceno, the only bowler who has won the BWC international crown four times, believes he’s still capable of adding another plum to his long list of achievements.
Nepomuceno and 79 other finalists play 12 games to determine the top 34 who will advance to the second round.
On Sept. 8, 43 ladies led by 2017 BWC international champion Krizziah Tabora and veteran Liza del Rosario, will open their bids by playing 10 games, with the top 34 gaining second-round slots.
With their scores carried over, the 34 men will play 12 more games on Sept. 10 while the 34 ladies roll 10 games on Sept. 11 at Superbowl. The top eight bowlers in both divisions will then bowl another eight game to determine the top four who will compete in the semifinal and final rounds on Sept. 13 at Paeng’s Eastwood Bowl.
Other favored entries are Kenneth Chua, Benshir Layoso, Raoul Miranda, Merwin Tan, Lara Posadas Wong, Mades Arles and Alexis Sy.
The rest of the finalists are: Ladies — Rachelle Leon, Dyan Coronacion, Alyssa dela Rosa, Nancy Frianeza, Myls Creencia, Dhel Marquez, Leah Naorbe, Arlena Bucao, Aileen Roxas, Anne Ramirez, Jo Anne Bonifacio, Abby Lanuza, Cita Yumul, Nida Singson, Joanne Santos, Leanie Amparo, Mikee Creencia, Winifred Kilito, Norma Degawan, Gina Varilla, Farah Onasa, Rochelle Munsayac, Sherry Ann Cruz, Liza Pabico, Pure Anselmo, Abby Gan, Josefina Enriquez, Ivy Pagdanganan, Danielle Denise S, Lazo, Louie Santarin, Rjoy Daval Santos, Luzen Escoto, Yolly Floralde, Linda Afos, Corazon San Gil, Alice Cabazor, Lailani Galang and Cindy Edquilane.
Men— Nicco Olaivar, Benshir Layoso, Anton Alcazaren, Jayson Tubid, JP Macatula, Paulo Valdez, RJ Bautista, Cesar Marquez, Duke Gella, Joe Cabactulan, Kayle Abad, Joebert Buenafe, Jomin Wong, Ronnie Javier, Cesar Barranta Jr., Gener Autor, Mark Varona, Larry Tinio, Roy Nineza, Dan Enriquez, Rodel Tungala, Francis Jose, Ramel Francisco, Miguel Sto. Domingo, Melvin Manese, Rod Agustin, Cesar Perez Jr., Romer Sto. Domingo, Rodante Unay, Santos Walang, Caloy Guitones, Jerry Bugtong, Dumo Bejara, Eric Aranez, RJ San Diego, Wilson Sua, Rene Boy Aranico, Miko Cabazor, Boyet Delfino, Don Evangelista, Edwin dela Cruz, Fernan Santiago, Paul Eluna, Ted Convocar, Paul Sia, Don Tungala, Tosi Alcasid, Ding Malvar, Ryan Sonza, Kevin Atienza, Mel Fines, Carl Lim, Boy Roman, RJ Arquiza, Scott Uy, Allen Laigo, Edwin Rupido, Peter Lacanilao, July Vargas,King Limpo, Avel Villamin, Simple Villajin, Alex Santos, Erwin Cabaneros, Rolendo Somuelo, Ernie Jacinto, Bong Foronda, Evaristo Feliciano, Jaybee Vargas, Rico Luga, Lito Mondragon, June Seculles, Ramon Camba, RJ Magana, Raoul Creencia and Nino Pabalan.