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Singapore

08/21/08

Silver Level Seminar concludes six-day coaching conference in Singapore

 Filipino bowling legend Paeng Nepomuceno USBC certified coach and International Ambassador for Bowling, concluded the last part of his second Tri-Level seminar for 2008 certifying fifteen coaches from Singapore, Indonesia and Brunei. The three-day Silver Level Seminar, Paeng's third of the year 2008, was held from August 17-19, 2008 at the Singapore Polytechnic Graduates' Guild and followed a Level 1 and Bronze Level Coaching accreditation seminar also conducted by the Hall-of-Famer, who has amassed 118 career titles worldwide.

Singapore

08/17/08

Nepomuceno certifies 13 coaches in Singapore

20080816NepomucenoSIN_small.jpg Rafael "Paeng" Nepomuceno, a United States Bowling Congress coach, International Ambassador for bowling and six-time world champion, concluded another Level One and Bronze Level coaching conference at the Singapore Polytechnic Graduates' Guild bowling center in Singapore. The Level One seminar was held on August 14 and the Bronze Level seminar on August 15 and 16. Paeng will go on to conduct a Silver Seminar for the Bronze level coaches accredited last year starting on August 17.

Malaysia

08/06/08

Shalin can finally play on the pro circuit By Rajes Paul

Republished courtesy of Malaysia Star - Malaysia (Aug. 6, 2008)

20080806ShalinZulkifli_small.jpg A childhood dream to play in the professional circuit has turned to reality for bowler Shalin Zulkifli after a 16-year-long wait. On Monday, the 30-year-old Shalin made it a historic day for Malaysia by achieving two major breakthroughs in Illinois. Superb performances in the US Women's Open made Shalin the first Malaysian and one of the few non-Americans to win an exemption card to play in revived Professional Bowling Association (PBA) Women's Tour Finals this year.

Indonesia

08/05/08

Busy month for Nepomuceno, coaching seminars No. 5 and 6 in Indonesia and Singapore

20080803PaengSeminaJakarta_small.jpg USBC's busiest coach, international bowling ambassador and six-time world champion Paeng Nepomuceno just concluded the first ever United States Bowling Congress Level One and Bronze Level certification seminar in Jakarta, Indonesia. The three day certification seminar was held in Artha Gading Bowling Center from August 1-3. Of the eight newly-certified coaches, seven were from Jakarta and various provinces of Indonesia plus one Taiwanese national. The Indonesia seminar was Paeng's fifth seminar in the year 2008. No. 6 will follow next week in Singapore.

Japan

07/30/08

Japanese Junior High and High School champions determined in Kyoto and Tokyo

2008JPNHSChampions_small.jpg The Japanese Junior High School Championships and High School Championships were contested during the summer vacation of Japanese schools in July. Both championships were held under the patronage of the Minister of Education, Culture, Science, Sports and Technology (MEXT). Yusuke Masumizu of Fukuoka Daiichi High School and Misaki Mukoutani of Chiba Meitoku High School (pictured) claimed the boys and girls titles in the High School Championships while Katsuhito Nakano of Kurume Municipal Kitano JHS and Shinobu Saito of of Aomori Municipal Tsukurimichi JHS triumphed in the Junior High divisions. 

Malaysia

07/29/08

Golden chance for Shalin and Esther By Ajitpal Singh

Republished courtesy of New Straits Times - Persekutuan, Malaysia (July 29, 2008)

2008AsCZandraAzielaShalinZulkifliEstherCheah_small.jpg Shalin Zulkifli (center) and Esther Cheah (right) could become the first non-Americans to compete in the Professional Bowlers' Association (PBA) Women Series, if they can finish in the top 12 of the United States Women's Open, starting on Friday, in Chicago. World Ranking Masters champion Wendy Chai and Zandra Aziela Ibrahim Hakimi (left), who are also competing, are ineligible to bowl in the PBA series -- even if they qualify on merit -- as they are not professionals.

Philippines

07/28/08

Nepomuceno teams up with some of the sporting world's most famous athletes

BillboardRonaldinhoLiuAsafaPaeng_small.jpg Philippine tenpin bowling legend, Paeng Nepomuceno, has recently signed up an endorsement contract with NUTRILITE - a leading brand of dietary supplement of vitamins and minerals. What makes the deal so special is that the 4-time World Cup champion who has won record 118 international titles in his illustrious career, joins a group of the sporting world's most famous athletes. Pictured together with Nepomuceno on the billboards, which have been placed strategically in Metro Manila, are Brazil's soccer super star Ronaldinho, Liu Xiang, China's 110 Hurdles Olympic champion, and Jamaican runner Asafa Powell, one of the fastest man on the planet.

Coaching

07/25/08

Nepomuceno continues his efforts to train bowling coaches on a global scale

20080723PaengHongKongUSBCSilverSeminar_small.jpg Paeng Nepomuceno, a USBC International Bowling Ambassador, just concluded a Silver certification seminar in Hong Kong for none coaches exclusive for the chain of Very Pro Shops in Hong Kong. This is Paeng's second Silver conference seminar for the year and this is also only the second time that a USBC Silver seminar was held outside the United States. The three-day seminar was held last July 21-23 at Olympian Super Fun Bowl in Kowloon, Hong Kong and was unique because it was completely translated to Chinese by two of the participants.

Singapore

07/20/08

Nepomuceno to run a tri-level seminar in Singapore in August

2008ISCPaengNepomuceno_small.jpg Philippine bowling icon and USBC silver level coach Paeng Nepumuceno has informed us that he will hold a tri-level seminar from August 14-19 in Singapore. The United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Level One, Bronze and Silver Coaching certification program is organized by Alfinity Bowling and will be held at Singapore Polytechnic Graduates' Guild. Bronze Level & Level 1 will run from Thursday - Saturday, August 14-16, with the Silver Level:seminar to follow from Sunday thrióugh Tuesday, August 17-19, 2008.

Malays

07/18/08

Holloway Cheah picked for his contributions to bowling

Republished courtesy of The Star - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (July 18, 2008)

2008AsCEstherCheahShalinZulkifli_small.jpg Holloway Cheah picked for his contributions to bowling Republished courtesy of The Star - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (July 18, 2008) Bowling coach Holloway Cheah is the odd one out among the nominees for the Women and Sports Awards to be announced in Kuala Lumpur tonight. Except for Cheah, who has 43 years of experience in the bowling industry as a player, coach and bowling ball specialist, the other nominees are all women.

Philippines

07/16/08

Visa woes hit bowlers By Francis Santiago

Republished courtesy of Tempo - Manila, Philippines (July 16, 2008)

2008AsCMenAllEventsRaoulMirandaChesterKing_small.jpg The long process needed to acquire a Spanish visa may prevent bowlers Chester King and Raoul Miranda (r-l) from playing the Federation Cup slated July 27-29 in Barcelona, Spain. Both King and Miranda were selected by the Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) to represent the region in the prestigious event for finishing 1-2 in the men's all-events in the recent Asian tenpin bowling championships. But their stints could be derailed after their failure to book an early interview for their visas with the Spanish Embassy.

Philippines

07/15/08

A third Guinness record for RP bowler Paeng

Republished courtesy of GMA News TV - Philippines (July 14, 2008)

USBCSilverLevelCoachPaengNepomuceno_small.jpg Six-time world bowling champion Paeng Nepomuceno was honored for the third time by the Guinness Book of World Records, this time for having won the most number of career championships worldwide. Nepomuceno racked up his 118th career title last September in Melbourne, winning the South Pacific Classic, Australia's most prestigious individual tournament. Nepomuceno prevailed over Jason Belmonte, last year's World Tenpin Masters Champion. That victory gave Nepomuceno the distinction of having three existing Guinness Records.

Australia

07/10/08

'Belmo' targets Aussie team win in Thailand

Republished courtesy of Orange Central Western Daily - Orange, New South Wales, Australia (July 9, 2008)

20080709JasonBelmonte_small.jpg Jason Belmonte is part of a six-man Australian team for the prestigious event in Nonthaburi and he wants team glory more than anything else. "I have only one goal - to win the team gold," Belmonte said. "The best teams in the world will be there and for the first time pro's are allowed to play so the very best of the best are there. I want to win the team event more than anything because of that reason." The 24-year old has represented Australia at various levels since he was 17 and still enjoys a special feeling ahead of donning the green and gold again.

Philippines

07/05/08

Asian's female bowler No. 1 graduates at Nepomuceno's latest coaching seminar.

20080702NepomucenoSeminarPhilippines_small.jpg Paeng Nepomuceno has informed us that he graduated another batch of Level One and Bronze coaches in the Philippines in a seminar which ended on Wednesday July second. Nepomuceno held it right after the Philippine Open and attracted five participants, four women and just one man, with two ladies coming from Malaysia, a Pakistani national and his Filipina wife and Kim Eun Jung, the 2007 ABF Tour and Asian Ranking champion from Korea.

ABF News

07/05/08

Arab countries to host next Asian and Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships

Other hosts include DPR Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong

ABFLogo_small.jpg The Asian Bowling Federation (ABF) has announced that the 21st Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships 2010 will be held in the UAE. This marks the first time that the UAE have received a major international championships since the 1999 World Championships in Abu Dhabi. The Kuwait Bowling Federation of ABF President Sheikh Talal M. Al Sabah will host the 15th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships in the same year while the 2011 edition will be held in Pyongyang, the capital and largest city of North Korea (DPR Korea).

Philippines

06/29/08

Filipinos sweep Open Masters titles in 37th Philippine International Open

SM Mall of Asia Bowling Center in Pasay City, Philippines (June 12-28, 2008)

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Krizziah Tabora and Benshir Layoso, Philippines, won the most prestigious tournament in their native country when they swept the women's and men's Open Masters titles in the 37th Philippine International Open Tenpin Bowling Championships Saturday at SM Mall of Asia Bowling Center in Pasay City. In the women's stepladder final, Tabora, the No. 1 seed, defeated the sole non-Filipina in the six-player shootout, Syakirah Yeoh from Malaysia, by the closest possible margin, 205-204. Layoso, seeded second rolled two big games, 269 and 266, to defeat No. 1 seeded Jassim Darwish, Kuwait. 

Philippines

06/23/08

Coo, Nepomuceno steal the show in RP Int'l Open

Republished courtesy of Philippine Daily Inquirer (June 23, 2008)

2008ISCPaengNepomuceno_small.jpg International bowling Hall of Famers Bong Coo and Paeng Nepomuceno came up with big games to grab the spotlight on day 10 of the 37th Philippine International Open tenpin bowling championships at SM Bowling Center in Mall of Asia, Pasay City. Six-time world champion Nepomuceno (left) of PBC-Prima-Nutrilite narrowly missed scoring the tournament's third perfect game by shooting 299 in the first game of the Open Masters qualifying. Competition is expected to peak Monday with the arrival of the main bulk of foreign bowlers.

Japan

06/15/08

Japanese politicians establish association to promote Bowling

JPNAssociationofDietMembers_small.jpg Masahiko Kosugi of the Japan Bowling Congress reports that several of the country's Diet Members including several former Prime Ministers have established the Association of Diet Members for Promoting Bowling. Tsutomu Takebe, President of Bowling Council of Japan led the establishment of this association. Since the association was founded in April, the Diet Members come together at Bowling Salon in The Prince Park Tower in Tokyo on weekly basis and enjoy bowling. One of the most enthusiastic bowlers is Junichiro Koizumi, 56th Prime Minister from 2001 through 2006 and one of Japan's most popular politicians.

Philippines

06/13/08

World-class bowlers to join RP Int'l Open By Krista Angela M. Montealegre

Republished courtesy of Manila Times - Philippines (June 11, 2008)

2007BWCLizaDelRosario_small.jpg The cream of the crop in Philippine bowling will pit their skills against foreign rivals in the 37th Philippine International Open Tenpin Bowling Championships slated June 12 to 28 at the SM Mall of Asia Bowling Center in Pasay City. Leading the RP contingent is Liza del Rosario (l.), who will defend the women's title in the P2-million event organized by the Philippine Bowling Congress (PBC). Other Filipinos competing in Asia's longest-running tournament held in cooperation with Ebonite International are 2006 world masters champion Biboy Rivera and three-time Southeast Asian Games champion Paolo Valdez, who is coming off a three-year layoff.

Philippines

06/11/08

Valdez likes his chances in 37th RP Open By Cedelf P. Tupas

Republished courtesy of Daily Inquirer, Philippines (June 11, 2008)

2007BWCPauloValdez_small.jpg The absence of defending men's Masters champion Wu Siu-Hong of Hong Kong has left the 37th Philippine International Open Tenpin Bowling Championships wide open—and Filipino standout Paulo Valdez (l.) is ready to pounce on the opportunity. Valdez, who topped the latest ranking tournament conducted by national coach Nico Valderrama, expressed confidence about his chances in the 17-day event that starts Thursday at the SM Mall of Asia Bowling Center in Pasay City. "I feel good about my chances," said Valdez, the former Asian Bowler of the Year.

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