April 22, 2024

■  Harley F. Palangchao

Baguio civic leader Peter Y. Go is back in the winner’s circle after he topped the mixed senior associate masters of the 8th GMTBC ICS/Kwikprint Open Championships at the Sta. Lucia Bowling Center in Cainta, Rizal on March 2 to 10.

It was a memorable win yet again for Go, one of the most recognized Lions Club officials in Northern Luzon, as he was the oldest among the top five winners in the division at age 73.

BOWLING CHAMPION — At age 73, civic leader Peter Go became the oldest participant to win as champion in the mixed senior associate masters during the 8th GMTBC ICS/Kwikprint Open Championships at the Sta. Lucia Bowling Center in Cainta, Rizal on March 2 to 10. — Contributed photo

“Age was not the issue. I was so focused in my game and that could have made the difference,” said Go, who is an active bowler together with his two sons.

Representing the Summer Capital Tenpin Bowling Association, Go earned 1652 pinfalls in eight rounds against the 1599 pinfalls earned by first runner-up, 69-year-old Andy Sta. Ana of PBA team.

Jules Pedrajas, 67, of USBC-Sletba-Gmtbc had 1591 pinfalls for second runner-up finish followed by Liza Zapanta of Sletba with 1571 pinfalls, as Selwyn Cabaluna, 66, completing the top five finishers with 1545 pinfalls.

More than 30 bowlers representing different teams saw action in the event that drew top amateur bowlers in the country.

The last time Go was podium finisher was when he placed second runner-up in the mixed seniors classified division of the 25th Sta. Lucia East Tenpin Bowling Association Open also in Cainta in October 2023.

In 2022, Go and his son, Nikko Jayson, were triumphant in the 2nd USBC-Davies Paints Open Tenpin Bowling Tournament at the Coronado Lanes, Starmall, Mandaluyong City.

The father and son are past presidents of the Baguio City Host Lions Club with the older Go being a past district governor of Lions District 301-C.