Young civic leader Nikko Jayson Go and his father, Peter, were triumphant in the 2nd USBC-Davies Paints Open Tenpin Bowling Tournament held from Nov. 5 to 13 at the Coronado Lanes, Starmall, Mandaluyong City.
The younger Baguio Kegler Go first won the mixed classified group 1 division, playing a 241 average to win. He then delivered an upset win against members of the national bowling team when he became the back-to-back champion in the mixed open masters division via step-ladder format.
Representing the Summer Capital Tenpin Bowling Association, Go was ranked third in the first match with 270 pinfalls.
Go went to upset Patrick Nuqui of the Pasig Bowling Association in the se-cond match when he scored 261 pinfalls, as against the latter’s 157 pinfalls.
The Baguio Kegler then upset Danielle Evangelista in the second round of the beat twice format in the finals match, scoring 267 as against his opponents’ 215 points in the first round, then delivered the final nail to the coffin with 240 points as against 234 points in the second round of the event sanctioned by the Philippine Bowling Federation.
His father, Peter, on the other hand, placed second in the seniors division.
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.
Last month, the older Go placed second in the 2022 Philippine National Open.
Go trailed perennial champion Enzo Marquez, who topped the division with 1571 pin falls. – Harley F. Palangchao