Two firsts for Paeng Nepomuceno



     4-time World Cup Champion and USBC International Ambassador for Bowling Paeng Nepomuceno (on the right) just concluded the first USBC Silver Coaching Accreditation Seminar in Manila, Philippines, the first time a silver coaching seminar has been conducted outside the United States.

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    Another first for Paeng was that he conducted three seminars - Level One, Bronze Level and Silver Level - one after the other in a span of six days.

    The seminars were held in conjunction with the sixth Euro-Med Storm International Masters Challenge at the host venue, Paeng's Midtown Bowl, from May 2 to 7, 2008. Level One was conducted on May 2, Bronze on May 3 and 4, and Silver on May 5-7.

    Coaches who successfully completed the Silver Coaching Accreditation Seminar were David Wong Han Keong and Chew Helmi B. Adam, Singapore-based coaches, Australian Eric Jang who flew in from Sydney.

    Jang was the former coach of Jeanette Baker, who is a two-time World Cup champion (1982, 83) and the sole player in the history of this event who successfully defended the title, and also former PBWA champion Cara Honeychurch.

    The two other Silver coaches that were certified are former Philippine National Team Member and 2003 Trios World Champion, Cecilia Yap, and Yap Seok Kim, a Singaporean coach based in the Philippines.

    USBCSilverLevelCoachPaengNepomuceno.jpg Paeng, the most busiest coach in Asia, is scheduled to hold a Level One and Bronze Level Coaching Accreditation Seminar in Jakarta, Indonesia from July 4 to 6 before he will conduct his second Silver Coaching Accreditation Seminar at the Olympic Fun Bowl in Hong Kong, and July 21 to 23.

    Nepomuceno's training is part of the USBC effort to create an international coach training program and bolster the strength of federations within bowling's world governing body, the Federation Internationale des Quilleurs (FIQ). All this is in line with the continued efforts of USBC to secure a spot for the sport of bowling in the Olympics.

    Nepomuceno continues to actively compete. He recently returned from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where he finished third in the Kingdom Open. He greatly enjoys his new role of teacher and is happy to contribute to the USBC's efforts for bowling to take its rightful place in the Olympics.