Baguio civic leader and sportsman Peter Go has raised the banner of the Summer Capital Tenpin Bowling Association when he placed second in the 2022 Philippine National Open held at Coronado Lanes, Star Mall Edsa, Mandaluyong City on Oct. 22 and 30.
The 72-year-old Go was the best player from the Summer Capital during the national tournament, as he recorded a total 1528 pin falls in the Associate Masters division.
Go trailed perennial champion Enzo Marquez, who topped the division with 1571 pin falls.
Eljeor Saddoy placed third with 1527 pin falls while Ramis Bonus and Babam Garcia completed the top five finishers with 1507 and 1478 pin falls, respectively.
Go’s son, John Paul, who also represented SCTBA, placed seventh with 1476 pin falls while another Baguio bowler, Derek Diño, placed 22nd with 1365 pin falls.
The Associate Masters division of the event sanctioned by the Philippine Bowling Federation, Inc. drew around 33 participants from different bowling clubs nationwide.
The event that also presented the mixed open, men’s graded, ladies classified, mixed youth, mixed rookie, men’s senior, and ladies senior divisions, was co-organized by the Asian Bowling Fe-deration and World Bowling.
Go and his two sons, John Paul and the older Nikko Jayson, have been representing SCTBA and Baguio City in national bowling tournaments with Nikko placing third in the PBF National Open in 2016.
Nikko Jayson served as the tournament chairperson in this year’s Philippine National Open. – Harley F. Palangchao