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



     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 seminar was made possible thanks to the support given by the National Olympic Committee of Indonesia (CONI).

    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.

    Picture from left to right are: Thomas Tan, R. Bayu Darujati Wisaksono, Hendro Pratono, Zulkifli M. Isa, Iskandar Ismail, Djafril Bahra, Paeng Nepomuceno, Wei Chuh Wang (TPE) and Drs. Johanshah Ibrahim. Click on the image to enlarge it.

    This is the second year that Paeng is certifying coaches for USBC. The Philippine tenpin bowling legend, who still actively competes up to this day, is a coach on a mission who is taking his role as coach and USBC International Ambassador quite seriously.

    The Indonesia seminar was Paeng's fifth seminar in the year 2008. No. 6 will follow next week as Paeng will conduct his third Silver certification seminar in 2008, this time in Singapore.

    "I'm pleased to have a role in helping grow the sport in the region by certifying coaches internationally," Paeng stated. "And the coaches who receive their certification will in return develop competitive bowlers and hopefully will put bowling someday in its rightful place in the Olympics."

    Paeng has won 118 bowling career titles worldwide and has capitalized on his star power not only as USBC Coach and Instructor but also as USBC Ambassador. "Paeng has been a model coach for USBC" said David Garber, USBC co-director of USBC coaching.

    The Singapore seminar will be a tri level seminar from August 14-19. Level One will be held on August 14 with Level Two to be held on August 15 and 16. The Silver certification three-day- seminar immediately follows from August 17-19. Expected to join this year's Silver certification seminar are the Bronze coaches certified in the Bronze Seminar last year.

    Organized by Alfinity bowling, those interested in joining the Singapore seminars please contact Mr. Aloysius Pek by phone +65 9693-1905 or email alfinity.bowling@gmail.com.