22 October 2017 – EDSA SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, Mandaluyong, Philippines
It’s definitely more fun in the Philippines as the Philippine Bowling Federation celebrated the opening ceremony of the 19th Asian Youth Championship in grandeur fashion. The event returned to the Philippines after twenty years and kicked off festivities with the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group entertaining guests through a dance routine depicting each participating country. The ceremony included a parade of nations along with entertainment by award winning entertainers Ryan Cayabyab Singers, El Gamma Penubra and the Joseph the Sand Artist.
The 19th Asian Youth Championships will be held from October 22-28 at the 38-lane Corodano Lanes, Starmall EDSA in Mandaluyong City, Manila, Philippines. The Championships drew 94 players, 60 boys and 34 girls, from 15 member countries of the Asian Bowling Federation – Australia, Bahrain, Guam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Japan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei and the host country Philippines.
Guam is represented by Noah Taimanglo, Jeremiah Camacho, Darien Borja, Frank Manibusan Jr., Annastashia Leon Guerrero, Naiyah Taimanglo, Jaecelyn Espiritu and Eya Salandanan. The team officials include Norison Catbagan, Dante Godoy and Annette Leon Guerrero.