by Cecile Cinco
This week, Monday, I was able to get hold of my latest bowling trophy and cash prize for winning the Highest Pinfalls under the female category. The bowling tourney was sponsored by the PA Alvarez, the developer of the St. Joseph Series in Laguna. There were ten teams in all with 12 players each. There were a total of 5 games and our team lasted only up to the 3rd. It was on that 3rd game that I made my top score, 154. Two more weeks for the last 2 games but I did not mind about it since I had to attend to something else.
After coming from Baguio last week, I was congratulated by one of my team players for topping the charts again, now for the 3rd time. Since the bowling tourney started in 2006, I’ve held the top score for the female category. The awarding was held on the day I was still in Baguio. Last Monday, though, I made a visit to our office to claim my cash prize and left the trophy at the office.
Bowling is a hobby I cannot play unless there’s a contest that sponsored since it’s a very expensive sport (at least for me). Back when I was learning how to bowl (1988) it costed me about 30 self-paid games for the first 2 weeks and it was cheap then. After that, I always look for someone who will challenge me for loser’s pay. I played with those who have been playing for more than a decade and that’s how I became very good. Bragging aside, but the last time I played was last year. This year, for the mere 3 games, I got the top record once again with the first 2 not good at all. Ahh…my first self-paid games when I was learning, paid off.