- The Philippine squad finished with four golds, three silvers, and three bronze medals in the 2019 World Para Bowling Tour – Philippine Leg
- With this, they finished as the second overall champion
- After the victory, they plan to resume training for the ASEAN Para Games next year
The Philippine Para Bowling Team emerged as the second overall champion after earning 10 medals at the 2019 World Para Bowling Tour – Philippine Leg.
Although placing behind the overall champion, Malaysia, the Philippine squad finished with four golds, three silvers, and three bronze medals in various categories of the tournament held at the Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall Bowling Center in Cainta, Rizal.
Filipino bowler Kim Ian Tan Chi bagged the country’s two gold medals in the Singles B10-Mixed and All Events B10-Mixed. He then teamed up with Samuel Matias in the Doubles B10+B10 Mixed to capture the third gold medal for the Philippines and also joined his teammates Christopher Yue and Jaime Baguitan Manginga to claim the fourth gold medal of the country in the Trios B8+B9+B10 Mixed category.
Christopher Yue and Ramelle Martin (Doubles B9+B9 Mixed), Noel Espanol (Singles B2-Mixed), and Patrick Eusebio and Roger Tapia (Doubles B10+B10 Mixed) collected the country’s three silver medals.
The three bronze medal haul of the Philippine squad were pocketed by Francisco Ramirez Ednaco, Manginga, and Yue in various categories.
Malaysia, on the other hand, bested nine other countries, including the Philippines, with 11 gold, 10 silver, and five bronze medals.
It was reported that the Philippine team will resume their intensive training in preparation for the 2020 ASEAN Para Games in January 2020.
It can be recalled that the nationals scored eight medals during their stint in the World Para Bowling Championships in Bangkok, Thailand last September where they finished at the sixth spot.