STC-UFTBR 2O12 Kalayaan Cup rolls off



RIYADH: ARAB NEWS

Published — Friday 8 June 2012

Last update 8 June 2012 3:57 am

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The 2012 Kalayaan Cup, an annual bowling event organized by the Unified Filipino Tenpin Bowlers of Riyadh (UFTBR) in celebration of the Philippine Independence Day, rolled off on Wednesday at the Universal Bowling Center (UBC) here.
Thirty three teams entered this 3-day bowling event which ends today. At stake in the team, doubles, all-events and Masters competition are cash prizes, trophies and medals, mobile phones, brand new bowling balls, two return air tickets to Manila and many more special prizes. Supporters and friends will be treated to free snacks and refreshments and have a chance to win in the raffle draws where another return air ticket to Manila is the grand prize.
The main sponsor for this year’s event is Saudi Telecom Company (STC) which provided the official uniform for the event, mobile phones and various gift items. Other major sponsors are Etihad Airways which is putting up two round trip tickets to Manila for the men’s and ladies Masters champion and Al-Tayyar Travel Goup which is donating another Manila ticket to be raffled off to participants. Snacks and drinks to be served for the duration of the tournament are courtesy of House of Donuts, Gandour Chocolates, Pinoy Sorbetes, Al Safi Danone, NADEC and McDonald’s. The other donors of gift items are Forever Living and Alinma Bank, with Riyadh Pro Shop to give away a brand new bowling ball to the first perfect game achiever of the event.
Yesterday the tournament held the opening ceremony capped by the parade of teams carrying names taken from Philippine history. The 33 teams are: La Liga Filipinos, La Solidaridad, La Propaganda, Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Biak Na Bato, Mga Anak Ni Sisa, El Archipelago, Pintakasi, Libertad, Magdiwang, Noli Me Tangere, Simoun, Mananakop, Pinaglabanan, Aiste Masu, Inang Bayan, Mandirigma, Gabriela Silang, Di Palulupig, Matang Lawin, Bandila, Katipunan, Mga Tinik Ni Eba, Gomburza, Panday Pira, Bonifaco At Katipuneras, Hukbalahap, El Filibusterismo, Bataan March, Japontoy And Corregidor.
Closing and awarding ceremonies are set at 5:30 p.m. today.
Ernee Noto, UFTBR chairman, and Cesar De Mesa, event chairman, would like to thank all the sponsors, participating teams and all individual donors for their support and generosity.

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