Dianne Galendez, 20 years old, amateur bowler from Davao City, emerged as the first bowler to win the SM Bowling Millionaire’s Cup held at the Activity Center of SM Megamall’s Mega Fashion Hall.
Dianne Galendez who won the best-of-three games of the Grand Finals, earned the P2 million top prize and a brand-new Chevrolet Sonic, taking home the biggest prize in Philippine bowling history, while the 1st runner up, Nelia Santos pocketed Php 500,000. Finishing 2nd and 3rd runner up, with each earning Php 250,000 and Php 150,000 respectively were Teresita Eusebio and Lorenzo Mendoza. In addition, the 5th-16th placers received Php 25,000 each.
Designed to revive the Filipinos’ passion for bowling, the SM Bowling Millionaires Cup was a month-long nationwide tournament open to all amateur bowlers, held across all eight bowling centers in: SM Fairview, SM North EDSA, SM Valenzuela, SM Mega Mall, SM South Mall, SM Mall of Asia, SM Cebu, and SM Lanang Davao. SM Bowling and Leisure Centers worked hand in hand with the Philippine Bowling Congress for the success of the tournament.
The top bowling contenders had battled amongst a pool of 145 aspirants to qualify for the top 2 spots competing for the grand finals. Dianne is the youngest competitor of the entire competition. The SM Bowling Millionaire’s Cup is in celebration of the SM Bowling and Leisure Center’s 25th year anniversary.
“We are very happy with the turnout of the first SM Bowling Millionaire’s Cup,” said former World Cup champion CJ Suarez, who is now SM Bowling’s Division Manager. “With the success of the Millionaire’s Cup, we hope to hold the tournament to serve as springboard for young bowlers.”
Recently positioned under SM Lifestyle Entertainment Inc., and with World Champion CJ Suarez headlining its management, the SM Bowling and Leisure Center boasts of state-of-the-art and fully-automated bowling facilities, modern billiard areas, extreme games and arcade stations, and a snack bar that caters to each guests cravings. With topnotch facilities, the SM Bowling and Leisure Center is present in SM Fairview, SM North EDSA, SM Valenzuela, SM Megamall, SM South Mall, SM Mall of Asia, SM Cebu, and SM Lanang Davao. The SM Bowling Center is truly a one-stop-entertainment hub that offers the total fun and recreational experience for the Filipino family and barkada.