The 17th PBAP Bevida-Storm International Classic will be held at Pearl Bowling Center, in HP Sports Center, at Harrison Plaza.
It will be on September 3 to 7, 2014 and participated by Chinese Taipei, Guam, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines for a total of 8 countries. All the bowlers will have to bowl a total of 24 games over three days on three different patterns. The short and long oil patterns will be the same as the one that will be used in the Asian Games, while the medium pattern will be the one from last year. The classic will give a preview of how the Asian Games may look like in Korea. There are also three divisions that will be contested. The open and classified division will due battle for 150,000 pesos while the youth will bowl for 20,000 pesos. A maximum of 66 bowlers per squad, will do battle starting on September 3 to 5, 2014, and the top 24 in all three division will advance to the masters finals. There are two squads daily for a total of 132 keglers.
Malaysia has the biggest contingent with 40 bowlers. They national squad will be led by George Tan and coach Wendy Chai. Team Perangsang Selangor Seintuk will be led by coach Mohd Razif Bin Abn Bakar, while Jackson Ting will lead the Amateur Bowling Association Sarawak. Also expected to compete are ex national bowler, Gerald Samuel and ex youth national bowler Syaffique Ikhwan representing Mega Lanes.
Singapore will be represented by 18 bowlers led by coach Francis Yeo. Former World Cup champion, Jasmine Yeong Nathan, and defending Indonesian Open champion, Geraldine Ng are two of the notable keglers from Singapore doing battle here.
Rick Benoit will lead and coach the Saudi National squad that will be represented by their Asian Games team.
Hong Kong will also be represented by their Asian Games team led by Mike Seymour, WTBA vice president and ABF vice president Oceana region.
ABF Tournament of Champion winner, Surasak Manuwong, from Thailand will also bowl. Guam will be led by national bowler, Jay Leon Guerrero, while Chinese Taipei will be represented and led by former CTBA president, Chen Tong Hui.
The Philippines will be represented by its national team that will bowl in the Asian Games in Inchon later in the month led by captains Biboy Rivera, Enzo Hernandez, Liza Del Rosario, and Lara Posadas.
Hall of Famer Paeng Nepomuceno will also see action and lead other former national bowlers, Chester King and Tyrone Ongpauco in the classic.
The Philippine and Saudi Arabian team have also scheduled a friendship games after the classic as tune up for the Asian Games.
The title sponsor to the PBAP classic is Bevida Distilled Drinking Water and Storm Products. Turbo Inserts,E. Ganzon Inc., Premiere Insurance & Surety Corporation, Manila Prime Land Holdings Inc., Roto Grip, Advance Solution Inc., and Master Products are the other major sponsors. Manila Bulletin is the official media partner while the official hotel is Heritage Hotel. Bowlmart Training Institute will be the official oiling maintenance partner.
Squad A and B are filling up quickly so if you are interested in bowling please book squads with Yap Seok Kim or Lorie Alberca. Tel no is 851-5905-6, 353-6821, 353-6844. First come first serve.