All set for Mindanao Friendship Bowlfest

" It's all set for the Mindanao Friendship Games Bakbakan sa Alley 2007 bowling tournament this Saturday, " said Sunday Bowlers Club Inc. President Emie Orteza.

Among the teams seeing action in the tournament is Iligan City headed by Mayor Lawrence Cruz and Tacloban City led by Lawyer Mario Melchor.

Other teams seeing action in the one-day bowlfest are North Cotabato, Tacurong, Gen. Santos, Tagum, Digos, Kidapawan and Mati, Davao Oriental.

The tournament will feature five games series for the men's division and four games series for the women class with teams garnered the highest pin-falls will be declared champion.

Cash prizes and trophies are at stake in the tournament which was held last year in Mati, Davao Oriental, Tagum City, Davao Del Norte in 2005 and Gen. Santos City, South Cotabato in 2004.

Last year, Team Hannah of Davao City won the men's title over tough contenders from Koronadal City and Iligan City.

" But they couldn't defend their title this year considering two of their players have been suspended and the suspension is up to April of next year, " said Orteza. (Rico Biliran / MindaNews)