Cebuana bowling standout tries luck in US

FORMER Cebu standout and national team member Xyrra Cabusas Tabanas is competing again, this time in the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) events.

Tabanas, who represented the country at the 2016 World Youth Championship in Nebraska, recently competed at the USBC Nationals Open in Las Vegas, Nevada with an average of 183. She scored 187, 181 and 175 in the team event on Day 1 and had 150, 201 and 153 in doubles with Courtney Couch on Day 2.

“I was invited to play because of my friends in the league, who are close to pro players Darren, Michael Tang and Chris Via. I joined because I wanted to have a record with the USBC so that I can participate in their sanctioned events,” said Tabanas, who moved abroad last year.

Tabanas played for the TV Bowling Supply team of the two Tangs and Via. By the way, she met Michael Tang when she participated in the World Youth Championships.

In September last year she joined the Wednesday Boozers League in California and achieved the highest score (276) and the highest average in the ladies with 186. She also finished second in the ladies sweeper.

Tabanas, who also coaches the San Jose State University Ladies team, said competing in the US is very different from competing in Cebu because of the large bowling community.

“It’s a really big community with a lot of players with different styles,” she said. / ml

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