Six Davao Tenpin Bowlers Association (Datba) members reap medals in the Asia Pacific Masters Games 2018
The six-member Davao Tenpin Bowlers Association (Datba) collected a total of 13 gold medals, seven silvers and one bronze at the close of the Asia Pacific Masters Games 2018 tenpin bowling competition held in Penang, Malaysia.
Datba bowlers James Young, Crystal Chavez, Tans Bernas, Manny Nierra, Al Langkuno and Absalon 'Rommy' Serrano Jr. led the medal haul.
Philippines harvested a total of 21 gold medals, nine silvers and five bronzes.
Young won four golds while Chavez bagged three golds and a silver in their respective events.
Bernas and Nierra, meanwhile, each got two golds and one silver while Langkuno annexed one gold and one silver.
Serrano, for his part, salvaged a silver in 60 years old and above category after bowing to former Philippine Team George Manioso.
"History ito! Mahirap na maulit ito sa next 2020 Asia Pacific Masters Games sa Korea," Serrano said on the country's performance in the biennial bowlfest.
The Datba veteran said he hopes their association be recognized by the Philippine Sports Commission./
MEDAL HARVEST. Davao Tenpin Bowlers Association (Datba) members pose with their medals during the Asia Pacific Masters Games 2018 tenpin bowling competition held in Penang, Malaysia.