GUAM team wins Bronze at 24th AIBC Championship


Guam – Guam’s team member of Rey Zialcita, Charlie Catbagan, Robert Baker and Ricky Duenas surprised the field and took home the bronze medal in the team of four event of the 24th Asian Intercity Bowling Championship as they beat out fellow compatriots JD Castro, Jay Leon Guerrero, John John Ada and Brian Manibusan who finished 4th and surpassed the Philippine team of Johnson Cheng, Frank Russo, Sixto Sengsong and Gene Basa who dropped from 3rd to 5th.

The group’s collaborative effort pushed them from fifth place going into the last three games to the bronze post as the top two positions were dominated by the Korea cities of Daegu and Uiwang.  Daegu finished the six games event with a 5216 total followed by Uiwang 5140 while the Guam teams turned in sets of 4899 and 4798 respectively with Paranaque, Philippines in 5th with a 4761 total.

Charlie Catbagan led with team with a 1296 total while Robert Baker punched in 1283, Ricky Duenas 1204 and Rey Zialcita chipped in 1116 pins to give the Hagatna squad their first medal of the championship.


Information from a press release.