Nepomuceno concludes busy coaching year with seminars in Manila, Brunei and Hong Kong


    Hong Kong

    2008ISCPaengNepomuceno.jpg If there were an election for the "Busiest Coach of the Year" title, Paeng Nepomuceno  (pictured) would probably win by a landslide. The Philippine legend and USBC International Bowling Ambassador closed out the year 2008 with a Tri Level (Level One, Bronze and Silver) certification seminar in Hong Kong from December 15-20.

    The Hong Kong conference was held at Mei Foo Bowling World. 26 coaches attended the Level One seminar (prerequisite for the Bronze seminar) and the Bronze conference attracted 29 coaches from Hong Kong and Macau. Three coaches were eligible to participate in the Silver Conference.

    The entire seminar was translated from English into Chinese and back-translated by Steven Yeung, Managing Director of Mei Foo Bowling World, who also took part in the Level One and Bronze seminar.

    Among the attendees were some of Hong Kong's national team members led by Hong Kong's "Wonder Boy" Wu Siu Hong, Asian Championships doubles gold medalists Cyrus Cheung and Eric Tseng and ABF women's ranking champion Chan Shuk Han.

     Here is the list of the other coaches from Hong Kong and Macau who passed the seminar:

    Albert Leung, Lam Ho Kei, Ko Siu Tin, Allan Ko, Kung Koon Man Willis, Kendrew K.C. Au, Ringo Fung Ching-Po, Ng Kwun Ting Rick, Iao Leong Sin, Inacio Hui, Chui Sze Fai Ralf, Samuel Lee, Lee Yin Wah Ice, In Chio Loi, Leung Ka Hin, Man Si Kei, Ng Kwok Yau Ricky, Kingson Lee, Seto Sai Tung, Chan Shiu Lin Shirley, Tsang Wing Tak Dobee, Steven Yeung, Daniel Choi and Terrence Leung.

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     The newly certified Silver Level coaches are Rickle Kam, Tilda Yat-chi Shum and Lok Hei Ieong (pictured right).

    This was Paeng's fourth Silver conference seminar of the year 2008 and just fourth time that a USBC Silver seminar was held outside the United States. The historic first silver certification outside the U.S. was held in Manila, Philippines in May 2008.

    Paeng underlined his reputation as USBC's busiest international coach by conducting two seminars prior to the Hong Kong Tri Level Conference.

     He held a Level One and a Bronze seminar at Paeng's Midtown Bowl in Manila from Sep. 29 to Oct. 1. Six coaches passed the Level One seminar and seven the Bronze seminar.

    Pictured left are the Bronze Level coaches.

    Those coaches were:
    Level One: William T. Lao
    Level One and Bronze: Delfin "Junky" N. Tabora, Criselda "Kris" B. Valenzona, Efren B. Guerrero, James Ng Dela Cruz, Yap Kok Wee
    Bronze Level: Jeff Carabeo and Ricardo "Ricky" Marcelo
    Pictured left are the Bronze Level coaches.

     The other conference was held from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 at Utama Bowl in Brunei Darussalam.

    Six coaches passed the Level One (pictured right) and three coaches passed the Bronze seminar (below, left).

    Those coaches were:
    Level One: Jevons Quiambao Penaflor, Leonida Yapchulay Lim, Zainuddin HJ Nordin, PG Mohammad Rudisofy PG HJ Tajuddin. PG Eshamuddin PG HJ Mohiddin and Siti Aisah HJ Mohd Jaafar.
    Bronze Level: PG Eshamuddin PG HJ Mohiddin, Siti Aisah HJ Mohd Jaafar and Ahmad Athery HJ ABD Samad.

     Paeng Nepomuceno 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.

    Paeng'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).

    The coaches trained and certified through the USBC program will develop bowlers in their region, some of whom could become top-level competitors.