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The Bowling Academy has a close partnership with the Singapore Bowling Federation. In 2016, SBF coach Francis Yeo was appointed National Youth Head Coach in the National Youth Sports Institute. As National Youth Head Coach, he oversees the bowling programme in the Sports School ensuring greater alignment of Sports School’s bowling programme to that of the national setup.

Many of Sports School’s bowlers have been inducted into SBF’s National Development Squad. Past and present student-athletes make up more than two-thirds of the current National Team setup. Student-athletes in the NDS have opportunities to train at Temasek Club – the training grounds of the national team – which aims to facilitate a more seamless transition into the senior team.

The Bowling Academy also boasts a 12-lane bowling centre in the school. With the upgrade of the wooden lane to the Brunswick Prolane in March 2016, the bowling centre will have the following setup. Lanes 1 to 4 are Brunswick Prolane, Lanes 5 to 8 are Brunswick Anvilane, and Lanes 9 to 12 are AMF SPL. This combination of various lane surfaces together with the Kegel Kustodian Ion Sports Edition oiling machine allows us to set the lane up in various combinations which is vital for our preparation in the lead up to competitions.

Apart from owning a bowling facility, the Sports School also possesses equipment for maintenance of equipment to improve student-athletes’ performance in training and competition. Student-athletes are able to receive in-house maintenance of their bowling balls using bowling ball ovens and ball spinners to restore the effectiveness of the balls and to recondition the balls or adjust the bowling ball surface to match up to the lane conditions. A Computer Aided Training System is also used to provide real-time data on our bowlers’ technique and execution. These equipment, used extensively in the lead up to major competitions, give our bowlers a competitive edge over their competitors.

Our bowling tutorial videos will help you to prepare for competition in our multi-surface bowling centre:

AMF Tutorial: Please click here.
Brunswick Tutorial: Please click here.



Our Bowling Academy has produced 67 national representatives for Singapore Bowling Federation. 

2016 Year of Induction Amabel Chua Jiaying, Fiona Yew Hiok Heng,  Nu’man Syahmi Yusri,   Nur Amirah Ng, Xavier Teo Jun Hao 

2015 Year of Induction  Aidan Poh,   Alyssa Deanna Yazrin,  Jarred Lim Jia Le,   Jenae Wee Wenning,  Keith Tan Wei An,   Nur Aqidah Uzma Muhamad Azan,  Oh Han Qin,   Pascal Ching Min-Fon, Shin Zong Yi 

2014 Year of Induction Ahmad Safwan Shamsudin, Basil Dill Ng Jui Chang, Brandan Tan Wei-an, Charmaine Chang Yu Qian, Soh Yong Ping 

2013 Year of Induction Benedict Tan Jia Wei, Boaz Chan Xu, Iliya Syamim Muhammad Azni, Jermaine Seah, Keith Tan Gim Fong, Rena Ng Yan Lin, Timothy Theodore Tham Fu Rong 

2012 Year of Induction Alex Chong Wei Chien (National Training Squad), Benedict Tan Xuan Wei, Charlene Lim Jia Yi, Charmaine Lim, Darren Ong Wei Siong, Joel Tan Eng An (National Training Squad), Joy Yap Jing Ying, Kamelia Sim Hui Min, Kimberly Ooi Jingyi (National Training Squad), Kuek Qi En, Lee Zhu Wei, Marcus Kiew Jiawei, Marcus Leong Guo Rui, Muhammad Danial Zheng Yi Abdul Nasir, Nathalie Gan Yong Hui, Tay Hui Wen 

2011 Year of Induction Alexander Tan Kee Hock, Audrey Tan Yin Xiu, Howard Saw Hui-Zhe (National Training Squad), Javier Tan Jun Juan (National Training Squad), Jovi Ang Rui Wei, Keith Saw Hui-Xun (National Training Squad), Muhammad Jaris Goh Ali Akbar Goh (National Training Squad), Nur Dyana Abu Bakar, Tracy See Wan Zhen (National Training Squad) 

2010 Year of Induction Felicia Teo Siew Teng, Kwa Ai Teng, Michaela Rouyi Oehler, Nur Azri Muhamad Azan 

2009 Year of Induction Brandon Lee Bing Xiang, Calista Tan Li Xuan, Ian Seow Yi Yang, Ilma Nur Jannah Fadzal (National Training Squad), Oriana Tay Ling Ying, Tan Yan Ling 

2008 Year of Induction Anthea Soh Wei Xuen, Basil Low Eng Howe (National Training Squad), Christopher Hwang Eu Wei, Justin Lim Chun Liang, Mike Loh Xian Yan, Ng Chiew Pang (National Training Squad), Paul Yap Henzhong, Shaun Lian Zheng Ran 

2006 Year of Induction Bernice Lim Hui Ying (National Training Squad), Clara Lim Peck Khee, Colin Jude Wee Lian Kai, Daphne Tan Shi Jing (National Training Squad), Edlyn Kwok You Jing, Fok Ka Wai, Gina Lim Sim Hui, Jonathan Ang Wei Xiang, Mark Wong Jee Mun, Melvin Swee Wen An, New Hui Fen (National Training Squad) 
2003 Year of Induction Jazreel Tan Shi Hua (National Training Squad)


2015 – 28th Southeast Asian Games (Singapore): Bernice Lim Hui Ying (Gold Medal – Women's Trios; Silver Medal – Women's Team of 5), Daphne Tan Shi Jing (Gold Medal –  Women's Singles; Silver Medals – Women's Masters Stepladder, Women's Trios, Women's Team of 5), Howard Saw Hui-Zhe (Gold Medal – Men's Doubles; Silver Medal – Men's Trios), Javier Tan Jun Juan (Silver Medal – Men's Trios; Bronze Medal – Men's Singles), Jazreel Tan Shi Hua (Gold Medal – Women's Masters Stepladder; Silver Medals – Women's Singles, Women's Trios, Women's Team of 5), Joel Tan Eng An, Keith Saw Hui-Xun (Gold Medal – Men's Doubles; Silver Medal – Men's Trios), Muhammad Jaris Goh Ali Akbar Goh, New Hui Fen (Silver Medals – Women's Trios, Women's Team of 5) 

2014 – 17th Asian Games (Incheon, South Korea): Jazreel Tan Shi Hua (Gold Medal – Women's Team of 5; Silver Medals – Women's Singles, Women's Trios; Bronze Medal – Women's All-Events), New Hui Fen (Gold Medal – Women's Team of 5; Silver Medal – Women's Trios), Daphne Tan Shi Jing (Gold Medal – Women's Team of 5), Javier Tan Jun Juan, Joel Tan Eng An, Keith Saw Hui-Xun, Muhammad Jaris Goh Ali Akbar Goh, Ng Chiew Pang 

2013 – 6th Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championships (Auckland, New Zealand): Bernice Lim Hui Ying (Gold Medals – Women's Doubles, Mixed Team), Javier Tan Jun Juan (Gold Medals – Men's Doubles, Mixed Team; Silver Medal – Men's Masters Stepladder), Muhammad Jaris Goh Ali Akbar Goh (Gold Medals – Men's Doubles, Mixed Team; Silver Medals – Men's Singles, Men's All-Events) 

2013 – 4th Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games  (Incheon, South Korea): Bernice Lim Hui Ying (Gold Medal – Women's Doubles), Daphne Tan Shi Jing (Gold Medals – Women's Singles, Women's Doubles), New Hui Fen (Bronze Medal – Women's Doubles), Joel Tan Eng An (Bronze Medal – Men's Doubles), Keith Saw Hui-Xun (Bronze Medal – Men's Doubles) 

2012 – 22nd Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships (Hongkong, China): Daphne Tan Shi Jing (Silver Medals – Women's Trios, Women's Team of 5, Women's Masters Stepladder; Bronze Medals – Women's All -Events), Jazreel Tan Shi Hua (Silver Medal – Women's Team of 5; Bronze Medals – Women's Doubles, Women's Masters Stepladder), Keith Saw Hui-Xun (Gold Medal – Men's Singles), New Hui Fen (Silver Medals – Women's Team of 5, Women's Trios) 

2011 – 4th World Women's Championships (Hongkong, China): Daphne Tan Shi Jing (Silver Medals – Women's Masters Stepladder, Team of 5), Jazreel Tan Shi Hua (Silver Medals – Women's Doubles, Team of 5), New Hui Fen (Silver Medals – Women's Doubles, Team of 5) 

2011 – 26th Southeast Asian Games (Jakarta, Indonesia): Daphne Tan Shi Jing (Gold Medal – Women's Team of 5; Silver Medals – Women's Doubles, Women's Trios), Jazreel Tan Shi Hua (Gold Medal – Women's Team of 5; Silver Medal – Women's Trios; Bronze Medal – Women's Singles), New Hui Fen (Gold Medal – Women's Team of 5; Bronze Medal –Women's Trios), Basil Low Eng Howe, Keith Saw Hui-Xun, Ng Chiew Pang 

2010 – 16th Asian Games (Guangzhou, China): New Hui Fen (Bronze Medal – Women's Singles), Basil Low Eng Howe, Jazreel Tan Shi Hua, Mark Wong Jee Mun 

2009 – 3rd World Women's Championships (Las Vegas, USA): Bernice Lim Hui Ying (Bronze Medal – Women's Team of 5), Jazreel Tan Shi Hua (Bronze Medal – Women's Team of 5) 

2007 – 2nd World Women's Championships (Monterry, Mexico): Jazreel Tan Shi Hua (Silver Medal – Women's Masters Stepladder) 

2007 – 24th Southeast Asian Games (Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand): Jazreel Tan Shi Hua 
2005 – 23th Southeast Asian Games (Manila, Philippines): Jazreel Tan Shi Hua (Silver Medal – Women's Masters; Bronze Medal – Women's Team of Five)



Sports School Goes To Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur 2017 Southeast Asian Games: List Of Confirmed Athletes

Posted: 14 July 2017

In slightly over a month’s time, at least 40 past and present Singapore Sports School student-athletes will be fighting for national glory in our neighbouring country. Thirty-nine student-athletes and alumni, including one staff, have received confirmation of their participation at the Kuala Lumpur 2017 Southeast Asian Games which officially opens on 19 August.

At the previous edition of the SEA Games on homeground in 2015, Sports School’s past and present student-athletes contributed a creditable 38% of the gold medal haul to Team Singapore’s tally. Prominent athletes such as kegler Jazreel Tan Shi Hua (Women’s Masters), swimmer Amanda Lim Xiang Qi (Women’s 50m Freestyle) and waterskier Sasha Siew Hoon Christian (Women’s Slalom and Wakeboard) will be fighting to defend their titles at the SEA Games.

Meanwhile, 12 of the confirmed 39 Sports School athletes will be making their debut at the regional Games. Nine current secondary and post-secondary student-athletes, which includes World Cadet Foil bronze medallist Amita Berthier and Men’s 10m Air Rifle National Record holder Mohamad Irwan Abdul Rahman, seek to benefit from the experience of competing at a major game and fly Singapore’s flag high.

Several sports such as Badminton, Football and Track and Field have yet to announce their final list of athletes competing at the 29th edition of the biennial Games.

Basil Dill Ng Jui Chang
Bernice Lim Hui Ying
Daphne Tan Shi Jing
Darren Ong Wei Siong
Jazreel Tan Shi Hua
Keith Saw Hui-Xun
Muhammad Jaris Goh Ali Akbar Goh
New Hui Fen
Timothy Theodore Tham Fu Rong

Shafina Mahesh
Tan Zay Hua

Ahmad Huzaifah Saharudin
Amita Berthier
Nicole Mae Wong Hui Shan

Abdul Hadi Uda Thith
Callista Chen Wan Qing
Gregory Raymund Foo Yongen
Jacqueline De Los Reyes Young
Joshua Shou Minqing
Marc Ong Chong Ching
Nicole Mok Shue Ying

Kimberly Lim Wei Yan
Melody Teo
Nur ‘Aqilah Afiqah Andin Agustino Saman

Martina Lindsay P Veloso
Mohamad Irwan Abdul Rahman
Nigel Lim Swee Hon (Staff)

Amanda Lim Xiang Qi
Benedict Boon Ji Chao
Chantal Liew Li-Shan
Chin Khar Yi
Erasmus Ang Zhong Qing
Hoong En Qi
Roanne Ho Ru’En
Pang Sheng Jun

Table Tennis
Clarence Chew Zhe Yu
Ethan Poh Shao Feng
Pang Xue Jie
Yee Herng Hwee

Sasha Siew Hoon Christian

Xavier Bags First Youth International Title
2017 Chinese Taipei International Open Bowling Championships

Posted: 14 July 2017

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Secondary 4 student-athlete Xavier Teo Jun Hao captured his first international title when he emerged victorious in the Youth Open Masters Finals at the 17th Chinese Taipei International Open Bowling Championships on 6 July 2017.

Over six days of qualifiers, Xavier put up strong performances to place him at the top of the table in the field of male youth competitors. Battling difficult lane conditions and a field of more experienced, older bowlers, the 16-year-old remained undaunted by the challenge to bowl high scores of 246 and 256 pinfalls in Games 1 and 2 of his first qualifying series, giving him a head start in the tournament that commenced on 30 June in Kaohsiung City, Taipei. Bowlers up till a maximum of 21 years old were eligible for the Youth Open category.

“I felt pressure having qualified first as there is a trend that top qualifiers don’t do well during the Masters Finals. However, I told myself not to be affected by what others say and to focus on my game. There have been top qualifiers who also do well during the Finals and I hoped to be one of them,” said Xavier.

The Singapore Sports School bowler overcame a rough start in the Masters Finals, finding a break after four games to enter the top 3 among the 15 finalists. A final game of 188 pins gave Xavier the trophy, recording a final pinfall of 1,624 to defeat his 19-year-old Taiwanese rival by 14 pinfalls. Compatriot Jomond Chia rounded up the podium winners with 1,580 pinfalls.

“The lane conditions were very challenging, but experience from last year’s competition helped me cope better with the tough conditions. This also made the tournament mentally strenuous as my scoring pace was low and thus discouraging. I constantly reminded myself to focus on the process instead of the scores and keep myself calm for the next game.

“The experience from last year’s tournament was a good learning opportunity. Going into the Championships this year, I was better able to manage expectations I had for myself and keep my head in the game. Being able to win my first international title shows that my hard work over the years is paying off and is a huge confidence booster. I definitely hope for more successful results and will continue training hard to achieve my sport dreams.”

Double Happiness For Kim
2017 Singapore International Open

Posted: 15 June 2017

It’s another two titles for Kimberly Neo Kar Min at the 2017 Singapore International Open from 27 May to 11 June 2017. The post-secondary student-athlete clinched the top prize in the Girls Under 18 and Women’s Graded Masters Finals after a gruelling 13 days of competition.

Entering the U18 Masters Finals 15th in a field of 18 bowlers, Kimberly threw a series of consistent games to remain among the top 3 after seven games. However, it was her final game of the finals that set her apart from her rivals and secured the gold medal. She knocked down 238 pinfalls in Game 8 to record a total of 1,637 pinfalls, just four pins away from her closest competitor, to snatch the gold medal from compatriots Chan Jing Wen (1,633 pinfalls) and Arianne Tay (1,631 pinfalls).

A few days later, spurred on by her latest win, Kimberly managed a high game of 253 pinfalls in Game 2 for an early lead in the Finals. She took the Women’s Graded crown with an 11-pin lead over Lovelle Lee.

The Year 6 bowler in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme has enjoyed a good run this year, winning first a gold medal in the Australia Youth Team Challenge Girls Singles event in January, two more at the National Age Group Championships in April and another a month later at the National Schools Bowling Championships.

Fellow post-secondary student-athlete Charlene Lim Jia Yi also continued her dominance in local youth events. The second year Diploma in Sports and Leisure Management programme bowler triumphed in the Girls Youth Masters Finals gold with 1,826 pinfalls, while Malaysians Nerosha Keligit (1,781 pinfalls) and Nora Lyana Nastasia (1,737 pinfalls) rounded up the top three. This comes shortly after she snagged 4 gold medals – three Individual, one Team – at the National Age Groups two months ago. Secondary 4’s Fion Liew Shan Ting took the High Game in the Girls Youth Masters Finals with 279 pinfalls.

Owen Wong Wen Fei (Secondary 3) and Raechel Lim Jia Qian (Secondary 4) were Singapore Sports School’s two other gold medallists. Altogether, Sports School’s bowlers won 5 gold, 4 silver, 1 bronze medals in the 49th edition of the competition.

Boys U15 Masters
1st Owen Wong Wen Fei
2nd Amos Lim Xuan Cun

Girls U15 Masters
1st Raechel Lim Jia Qian
2nd Ashley Teoh Zi Ling

Boys U18 Masters
2nd Darius Ng Wei Quan

Girls U18 Masters
1st Kimberly Neo Kar Min

Men’s Graded A
2nd Owen Wong Wen Fei

Women’s Graded
1st Kimberly Neo Kar Min

Boys Youth Masters
3rd Oh Han Qin

Girls Youth Masters
1st Charlene Lim Jia Yi

Double Doubles Gold In 'A' Division Bowling
National Schools “A” Division Bowling Championships

Shirley Tan
Team Mum

Posted: 15 May 2017

It was a cold and dark morning. Thunder, lightning, strong winds and heavy rain swept over most parts of Singapore. In a bus sat four male student-athletes and their bowling equipment, and their coaches, heading for Temasek Club to compete in the National Schools Bowling Championships "A" Division Boys' Doubles event.

About 200 metres from the competition venue, the bus slowed down... and rolled to a stop. A huge tree had fallen across the road and caused the rest of Rifle Range Road to become impassable to man or wheels.

The team alighted and joined members of the public who were staring at the fallen tree and talking among themselves.

"Why don't we break the smaller branches and create an opening?" Jarred Lim Jia Le asked his teammates after assessing the situation.

A member of the public overheard him and suggested that there were ants and they could be bitten. A policeman said that NParks had been notified and help was on the way.

It was approaching 7.30 am and the team had to report at the bowling centre by 8 am or risk being disqualified.

James Stuart Lowe Heng Leong agreed with Jarred's idea and together with Aidan Poh and Oh Han Qin, looked around for a suitable spot to start clearing the debris. They twirled some branches, they "tunnelled" through and soon, the four bowlers found themselves on the other side of the fallen tree.

"Luckily, we went to Outward Bound Singapore and learnt a thing or two," James laughed out loud.

The four student-athletes returned to the other side of the tree and started to bring their bowling bags through the clearing, and then helped the public get past the debris.

The Aidan-Jarred pairing finished their combined 12 games with a total of 2,458 pinfalls, while the Han Qin-James partners knocked over 2,377 pins on 19 April 2017. They had done their best, and being unseeded teams, had to wait until the late morning of 24 April 2017 for the seeded teams to finish their games before knowing the final results.

Deservedly, Aidan and Jarred won the gold medal; Han Qin and James came in 6th behind three pairs from ACJC and one pair from ACS Independent - just 39 pins from the bronze medal team.

Furthermore, news of the quartet’s actions saw them capture the hearts of the nation. Apart from interviews with the local press, the video of the four bowlers was also shared over 200 times on Facebook. Some of the more prominent individuals to have shared it include Prime Minister Mr Lee Hsien Loong and Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth. 

Kimberly Neo Kah Min and Charmaine Chang Yu Quan also did well to win the gold medal in the Girls' Doubles event after an uncharacteristic start of a combined total of 285 pins in their first game. Difficult though it was to catch up, they did not give up and fought frame after frame to finish with 2,290 pinfalls - ahead of TJC (2,267) and ACJC (2,206). Our second pair of Rachael Tan Soo Hui and table tennis player Angeline Tang An Qi finished 13th.

Aidan and Charmaine had also won bronze medals in the earlier Singles competition

"A" Division Boys
Overall: 2nd

3rd: Aidan Poh

1st: Aidan Poh, Jarred Lim Jia Le

2nd: Aidan Poh, James Stuart Lowe Heng Leong, Jarred Lim Jia Le, Oh Han Qin

All Events
2nd: Aidan Poh
3rd: Jarred Lim Jia Le

"A" Division Girls
Overall: 4th

3rd: Charmaine Chang Yu Qian

1st: Charmaine Chang Yu Qian, Kimberly Neo Kar Min

4th: Angeline Tang An Qi, Charmaine Chang Yu Qian, Kimberly Neo Kar Min, Rachael Tan Soo Hui

All Events
1st: Charmaine Chang Yu Qian

Hui Fen Bowls Over Obstacles At Thailand Open
2017 MWA-Singha Thailand International Open

Posted: 15 May 2017

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New Hui Fen ended a fruitful year in 2016, clinching the Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour Championship trophy and adding the title of Rookie of the Year to her collection of awards. However, a knee injury sustained in December hampered her bowling career, keeping her away from competition in the first few months of 2017.

Yet, as quickly as she could return to the lanes, she was determined to leave no doubters in the stand. The national kegler bagged her first win for the year at the 43rd MWA-Singha Thailand International Open on 15 April 2017, defeating Malaysia’s Syaidatul Afifah in the Women’s Open Masters Stepladder Finals to clinch the coveted trophy.

The Singapore Sports School Bowling Academy alumna completed the qualifying rounds with the second highest pinfalls, advancing straight into the Round 3 Finals. She subsequently recorded 1,308 pinfalls over six games to gain a 54-pin lead over her closest rival and eventual runner-up to sail into the Stepladder Finals. Hui Fen sealed the deal with just one match, striking four times in the last three frames to secure the title with 223-198 over her Malaysian opponent.

From Strikes To Streaks Of Gold
2017 National Age Group Championships

Posted: 13 April 2017

Singapore Sports School past and present Bowling Academy student-athletes were on a roll at the 2017 National Age Group Championships, bagging a total of 20 gold, 14 silver and 10 bronze medals over the seven days of the tournament.
Our bowlers struck out their competition in the Boys Under 21 and Girls Under 18 categories, grabbing all gold medals on offer in the Singles, Doubles, Team, Masters and All-Events. Clean sweeps in the Boys U21 Team and Masters, Girls U18 Masters and U21 Team events. Our post-secondary girls proved their dominance in the U18 Masters Finals, taking the top 5 positions in the event, with World Youth silver medallist Amabel Chua Jiaying leading the table. Jermaine Seah, Charlene Lim Jia Yi, Jenae Wee Wenning and Charmaine Chang Yu Qian completed the Top 5.
Charlene outshone her peers, claiming medals in the U18 and U21 categories, including the All Events titles in both age-groups. Her focus, determination and hard work came to fruition as she took home 6 medals – 4 golds, 1 silver and 1 bronze.
Secondary 4 student-athlete Xavier Teo Jun Hao was Sports School’s best male performer. He rose to the challenge from 13 to 19 March, striking out his competition to clinch 2 golds, 2 silvers and 1 bronze in the U18 and U21 age-group events.
Under 15
Boys Singles
2nd Gerald Teng Woo Kiat
Boys Doubles
1st Jeremiah Khoo Boo Cheng and Owen Wong Wen Fei
Boys Team
1st Gerald Teng Woo Kiat, Jeremiah Khoo Boo Cheng, Jovan Chua Min Han and Owen Wong Wen Fei
3rd Ian Oei Jun Han, Irfan Hamed, Lim Ding Xi and Ray Ng Jun Yuan
Boys All Events
2nd Irfan Hamed
Girls Singles
1st Evangeline Foo Shi Hui
Girls Doubles
1st Quek Lu Yi and Raechel Lim Jia Qian
Girls Team
2nd Evangeline Foo Shi Hui, Sarah Nahar Azmi, Quek Lu Yi and Raechel Lim Jia Qian
Girls Masters
3rd Ashley Teoh Zi Ling
Under 18
Boys Singles
1st Xavier Teo Jun Hao
Boys Team
1st Aidan Poh, James Stuart Lowe Heng Leong, Jarred Lim Jia Le and Oh Han Qin
Boys Masters
1st Xavier Teo Jun Hao
Boys All Events
2nd Jarred Lim Jia Le
3rd Aidan Poh
Girls Singles
1st Charlene Lim Jia Yi
2nd Pascal Ching Min-Fon
Girls Doubles
1st Amabel Chua Jiaying and Jenae Wee Wenning
Girls Team
1st Charmaine Chang Yu Qian, Rachael Tan, Kimberly Quek and Kimberly Neo Kar Min
2nd Goh Xue Qi, Raechel Lim Jia Qian, Alyssa Deanna, Charlene Lim Jia Yi
Girls Masters
1st Amabel Chua Jiaying
2nd Jermaine Seah
3rd Charlene Lim Jia Yi
Girls All Events
1st Charlene Lim Jia Yi
2nd Pascal Ching Min-Fon
Under 21
Boys Singles
1st Marcus Leong Guo Rui
2nd Xavier Teo Jun Hao
Boys Doubles
1st Marcus Leong Guo Rui and Soh Yong Ping
3rd Keefe Tan Cher Chin and Nu’man Syahmi Yusri
Boys Team
1st Keith Tan Wei An, Marcus Leong Guo Rui, Soh Yong Ping and Marcus Lim
2nd Aidan Poh, Keefe Tan Cher Chin, Nu’man Syahmi Yusri, Glenn Choo
3rd Ahmad Safwan Shamsudin, Muhammad Danial Zheng Yi Abdul Nasir, Zachery Wong Yang Kai and Norman Cai Ming En
Boys Masters
1st Ahmad Safwan Shamsudin
2nd Xavier Teo Jun Hao
3rd Oh Han Qin
Boys All Events
1st Marcus Leong Guo Rui
3rd Xavier Teo Jun Hao
Girls Singles
2nd Rena Ng Yan Lin
Girls Team
1st Charlene Lim Jia Yi, Charmaine Chang Yu Qian, Cheryl Neo Kai Yun and Kimberly Neo Kar Min
2nd Alena Dang Thanh Nhi, Fion Liew Shan Ting, Jean Tow Huan Yi and Pascal Ching Min-Fon
3rd Rena Ng Yan Lin, Syasya Ismail, Debbie Sim and Tan Hui Xian
Girls Masters
1st Charmaine Chang Yu Qian
2nd Jermaine Seah
Girls All Events
1st Charlene Lim Jia Yi
3rd Rena Ng Yan Lin

'B' Bowlers Are National Schools Champs

2017 National School Games

Joy Yap Jing Ying
Bowing Academy Alumnus

Posted: 15 March 2017

Singapore Sports School’s Bowling Academy ended the National Schools “B” Division Bowling Championships with a bang on 9 March 2017 at Temask Club, bagging the Overall Championship title in both gender categories. The last time this was achieved was in 2014.

The 24th National Schools Tenpin Bowling Championships for “B” Division commenced on the 27 February with the Singles event. The boys made a promising start in the Singles event with three student-athletes finishing among the top 5: Owen Wong Wen Fei in 2nd, Leong Weng Hong in 3rd and Kieran Tan Wei Zhong in 5th. The pairing of Nu’man Syahmi Yusri and Xavier Teo Jun Hao in the Doubles yielded a gold medal, while Bryen Yee Zong Yen and Javier Lim Qian came in close in 3rd place. The Boys achieved a similar finishing in the Team event.

In the Girls event, Alena Dang Thanh Nhi topped a 144-strong field with 1,260 pinfalls in six games in the Singles event. Her closest competitor, Georgia Kuok from Methodist Girls’ School, finished 39 pinfalls behind. Sports School’s next best finisher was Jean Tow Huan Yi in 5th place. Jean picked up momentum in the Doubles event, partnering Pascal Ching Min-Fon to a bronze medal. The Girls then powered on to a 1-2 finish in the Team event.

The All-Events ranking, derived from a combination of scores from the Singles, Doubles and Team events, saw our boys claiming the top six positions, while Jean and Pascal came in 2nd and 3rd in the Girls category.

It was a strong finish by Jean, Pascal and Syahmi who finished on 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Girls and Boys Masters Finals on 11 March.

Boys Singles
2nd Owen Wong Wen Fei
3rd Leong Weng Hong

Boys Doubles
1st Nu’man Syahmi Yusri, Xavier Teo Jun Hao
3rd Bryen Yee Zong Yen, Javier Lim Qian

Boys Team
1st Kieran Tan Wei Zhong, Leong Weng Hong, Nu’man Syahmi Yusri, Xavier Teo Jun Hao
3rd Bryen Yee Zong Yen, Javier Lim Qian, Sean Loh Jinheng, Jeremiah Khoo Boo Cheng

Boys All-Events
1st Xavier Teo Jun Hao
2nd Nu’man Syahmi Yusri
3rd Leong Weng Hong

Boys Masters Finals
3rd Nu’man Syahmi Yusri

Boys Overall Team Champion

Girls Singles
1st Alena Dang Thanh Nhi

Girls Doubles
3rd Jean Tow Huan Yi, Pascal Ching Min-Fon

Girls Team
1st Fion Liew Shan Ting, Jean Tow Huan Yi, Kimberly Quek Hwee, Pascal Ching Min-Fon
2nd Alena Dang Thanh Nhi, Bliss Lee Fan Rui, Caitlan Lim Le Yi, Raechel Lim Jia Qian

Girls All-Events
2nd Jean Tow Huan Yi
3rd Pascal Ching Min-Fon

Girls Masters Finals
1st Jean Tow Huan Yi
2nd Pascal Ching Min-Fon

Girls Overall Team Champion

Joy-ous Occasion At SIM Sports Awards Night
SIM Sports Awards Night 2016

Posted: 15 March 2017

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A gold and two silver medals at the 30th Asian Intercity Bowling Championships were just a fraction of the achievements Joy Yap Jing Ying had in 2016. The Singapore Sports School alumnus showed that she is well-rounded in sport and studies when she won the Sportswoman of the Year at Singapore Institute of Management’s Sports Awards Night 2016.

Joy, an undergraduate pursuing a Bachelor’s in Sports Studies and Marketing, has returned to her alma mater, Singapore Sports School, for a work attachment stint with the Sports Administration and Strategic Communications teams.

“I took this opportunity to intern in Singapore Sports School learn how such a unique school functions and operates, and our role in Singapore’s sport scene. This is my way of giving back to the school and staff for their years of mentorship and guidance during my secondary and post-secondary days,” said Joy.

Swimming Academy alumnus Chow Yan Teng is also undergoing an internship with Sports School as part of the curriculum for the same degree.

Amabel And Hasif Clinch Top Award
2017 Singapore Sports School Awards Night

Posted: 15 February 2017

Bowler Amabel Chua Jiaying and pencak silat exponent Nujaid Hasif Zainal Abidin were crowned 2016 Moo Soon Chong Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year (Secondary) in the Female and Male category respectively at Singapore Sports School’s Awards Night on 19 January 2017.

It has been a stellar year for the pair, with Amabel winning silver in the World Youth Bowling Championships, while Hasif bagged two bronzes at the World Pencak Silat Championships.

“I am very humbled and grateful to have won this award, and I am more inspired to push higher and fulfil my potential. This award would not have been possible without my parent’s constant support,” Hasif said.

Amabel too, expressed similar sentiments after she won the award which recognises the top male and female student-athletes who have excelled in sports and studies as well as displays exemplary conduct and is a role model to his peers.

“It is such an honour to be given this award. It will motivate me to work harder and strive for better results. I would also like to take this chance to thank my coaches and parents for their continued guidance,” Amabel said.

They received their awards from guest-of-honour Mr Baey Yam Keng, Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth.

Hasif and Amabel were not the only ones recognised at the annual event to celebrate the sport and academic successes of the School’s past and present-student-athletes.

Two of the other prize winners included paddler Clarence Chew Zhe Yu and sprinter Veronica Shanti Pereira, who were named most outstanding student-athletes in the post-secondary category. 

Apart from Mr Baey, other guests include Ms Yeoh Chee Yan, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Culture, Communication and Youth and Chairman of the School’s Board of Directors, office-holders of National Sports Associations as well as representatives from the School’s international and local partners.

Guests were also given the chance to purchase the newly released ROAR mascot plush toy, with all proceeds going to our School’s two Project Champions Way beneficiaries – Singapore Disability Sports Council and Special Olympics Singapore.

Owen Does It The Champion's Way
2017 Project Champions Way Fundraising

Posted: 15 February 2017

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Principal Tan Teck Hock presenting the School's mascot, ROAR, to Owen Wong Wen Fei (right) for completing his first donation card

At Singapore Sports School, student-athletes are expected to be Champions for Others above and beyond being a Sport Champion and Champion for Sports. Owen Wong Wen Fei's heart to give back to sport and to champion Sports School's cause to help disabled athletes was evident when he completed his first Project Champions Way donation card barely two weeks after receiving it.

Project Champions Way is Sports School's annual Values in Action initiative, where student-athletes and staff work together to raise funds for our chosen beneficiary. This year, several activities and events have been planned to raise a target amount of $50,000 for Singapore Disability Sports Council and Special Olympics Singapore; one of which is through the collection of donation cards. As part of the school-wide VIA, Sports School will be co-organising the 2nd Singapore National Para Games with SDSC on 20 May 2017.

Owen was unsatisfied with simply completing one donation card. The Secondary 2 Bowling Academy student-athlete has requested for his second donation card so as to do more for athletes less fortunate than himself. His excellent display of character truly exemplifies a Learned Champion With Character.

Bernice, The Victory Bringer
The Straits Times Star of the Month (October 2016)

Posted: 15 December 2016

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Bernice Lim Hui Ying. Picture by Angela Lim.

The name “Bernice” means “Victory Bringer”, according to Greek etymology, and Singapore Sports School alumna Bernice Lim Hui Ying can add one more victory to her list of accolades with The Straits Times Star of the Month for October 2016.

She was recognised on the back of her bronze medal finish at the 52nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup last month. 

She was in great form as she had entered the Stepladder Finals for the tournament as the top seed before her lost to the eventual champion Jenny Wegner.

2016 has been a splendid year for Bernice as she also became the first Singaporean to win the United States Bowling Congress Queens, an event that attracts the top female bowlers in the world, in May.

Bernice hopes to carry her strong form into the new year and produce even more victories in 2017 and beyond.

Others who have won The Straits Times award in 2016 include badminton player Yeo Jia Min and pencak silat exponent Muhammad Nur Alfian Juma’en.

Remembering One's Roots
TNP Spirit of 16 Cheque Presentation Ceremony

Posted: 15 December 2016

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Maximillian Ang Wei

Swimming, like any industry will always be subjected to various trends as shown in the race suit design changes over the years.

From briefs to jammers to the latest body suits featured at the Rio 2016 Olympics, there will always be a new trend waiting to make waves and capitalise on any scientific advancements.

Singapore Sports School’s Maximillian Ang Wei reminded everyone that giving back to the community is something which will never go out of style.

The swimmer paid tribute to his alma mater, and chose Saint Andrew’s School Building Fund as the recipient of a cheque for $1,000 on 29 November 2016.

Maximillian was able to do so after being featured in The New Paper’s Spirit of 16 National Day supplement which celebrated the Singapore spirit of giving back to the community.

“Saint Andrew’s was my primary school for six years, and when you receive, you should always give back,” the 15-year-old said.

Mrs Wong Bin Eng, Principal of Saint Andrew’s Junior School, was on hand to receive the cheque on behalf of her former pupil.

Apart from Maximillian, there were 15 others who were featured, including post-secondary student-athlete Charlene Lim Jia Yi, who named the Children’s Cancer Foundation as her chosen beneficiary after she had overcome childhood cancer.

Tracy Repeats 2015 Victory
2016 Singapore National Bowling Championship

Posted: 15 December 2016

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Tracy See Wan Zhen with her Championship trophy. Picture by Singapore Bowling Federation.

Singapore Sports School alumna Tracy See Wan Zhen successfully defended her Singapore National Bowling Championship Women’s Open title as she defeated Cherie Tan 197-190.

Tracy had entered the Stepladder Finals as the top seed after finishing her 12-games Masters Final with 2,595 pinfalls. 

She was not the only Sports School bowler to finish on the podium. In the play-off to face Tracy in the Final, associate student-athlete Charlene Lim Jia Yi lost to Cherie 183-189 – a mere 6 pins – and had to settle for the bronze medal at Temasek Club on 19 November 2016.

Tracy won her first Singapore National Bowling crown when she beat fellow Sports School alumna Bernice Lim Hui Ying in 2015.

1 Tracy See Wan Zhen
3 Charlene Lim Jia Yi

Sports School Gives Back
Values in Action (Local)

Posted: 15 December 2016

As a Singapore Sports School student-athlete, high intensity physical activity is part of their daily routine. In pursuit of their sport dream, our student-athletes undergo training at least 10 times a week. 

On 19 November 2016, three of Sports School’s academies were reminded that there are others who are unable to enjoy the heart-pumping excitement that they sometimes take for granted. As part of their Values in Action initiative, the Badminton and Table Tennis Academies organised a Healthy Lifestyle Day for 20 children from KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital’s asthma club – B.E.A.R.S (Breathe Easy And Restful Sleep). The children, ranging 5 to 15 years old, were introduced to the fundamentals of each sport and had an opportunity to try their hand at them. The hope is that the introduction to various forms of fun activities will be a catalyst for the children to engage in light activity daily due to the health benefits of exercise.

Student-athletes from the Shooting Academy continued their partnership with Moral Home of the Aged Sick, bringing an afternoon of joy and fun to the elderly residents. Student-athletes and staff serenaded their audience with their voices and a guitar accompaniment, and put their skills in chess and checkers to the test by interacting with the elderly. The evening concluded with our student-athletes wheeling some of the residents to Bedok Road Food Centre for dinner.

Two days later, Sports School’s bowlers joined in the spirit of giving when they visited MINDS Woodlands Gardens School and SUNDAC Bedok South. Bowling Academy student-athletes and staff distributed lunch packs and goodie bags to approximately 350 beneficiaries at their annual Values in Action project. In addition to interacting with the beneficiaries, our bowlers had the opportunity teach and participate in a dance with those from MINDS Woodlands.

Bernice Is World No.3

52nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Posted: 15 November 2016

Alumna Bernice Lim Hui Ying reestablished herself as a world-class bowler when she finished in third place at the 52nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup on 23 October 2016.

The 2016 USBC Queens champion had led the 63-women field since qualifying before she fell to eventual winner Jenny Wegner of Sweden 204-227 in the semi-finals. The 24-year-old had earned the right to represent Singapore at the World Cup event in Shanghai, China, through internal selections conducted by Singapore Bowling Federation.

Bernice achieved world-class status in 2009 when she and fellow Singapore Sports School alumna Jazreel Tan Shi Hua, together with Shayna Ng, Cherie Tan and Jasmine Yeong-Nathan won the Women’s Team bronze medal at the World Women’s Championships in Las Vegas, USA.

Bowlers from Sports School who have made it to the prize podium in world championships or world cup events for individual events are Jazreel Tan Shi Hua (Silver, 2007, Monterry, Mexico), Daphne Tan Shi Jing (Silver, 2011, Hongkong, China) and Muhammad Jaris Goh Ali Akbar Goh (Bronze, 2015, Las Vegas, USA). 

Howin Bounces Back From Injury
Singapore Sports School ROAR Award

Gail Chia
Executive Strategic Communications

Posted: 15 November 2016

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Roar Champions, from left: Choy Xin Ying, Jean Koh, Germaine Au Shi Tong, Principal Mr Tan Teck Hock, Howin Wong Jia Hao, Phebe Meredith Lau Zhi Ling

Badminton Academy student-athlete Howin Wong Jia Hao missed out on opportunities to hold his racket for about one-and-a-half years due to a serious injury. A condition affecting his elbow resulted in significantly reduced court time for him since 2015, even requiring two surgeries to help him get back to competitive sport.

Throughout his injury, Howin continued training with his teammates in the School-Within-A-School programme. He diligently worked on the physical aspects of the game while he was restricted on the technical front.

Having joined Singapore Sports School as one of the top players in his age-group, Howin felt great discouragement upon hearing the doctor’s recommendation of a second surgery, after the first had not achieved its desired effects. However, the Secondary 3 shuttler persevered and was determined to come back stronger from his injuries. He exhibited the Champion’s Mindset by training harder through his injury, believing that a true champion will not – and does not – give up when the going gets tough. 

In September 2016, Howin’s hard work and resilient spirit paid off when he won the silver medal in the Chinese Swimming Club-Li Ning Age-Group Badminton 2016 Boys Doubles and reached the quarter-finals in the Singles events.

Howin was presented the ROAR Award by Principal Tan Teck Hock on 9 September 2016 for his display of the Champion’s Mindset in his sport pursuits.

Choy Xin Ying (Bowling, Secondary 3), Jean Koh (Fencing, Secondary 1), Germaine Au Shi Tong (Netball, Secondary 3) and Phebe Meredith Lau Zhi Ling (Rhythmic Gymnastics, Secondary 3) also received the ROAR Award for Term 4 for showing outstanding character and leadership qualities. There were 15 nominees for the award this term.

Singapore Crowned Women's, Overall Team Champions
30th Asian Intercity Bowling Championships

Alvin Koh
General Manager, Bowling Academy

Posted: 15 November 2016

Team Singapore won 2 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze medals at the 30th Asian Intercity Bowling Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia, to win the Women’s Champions and Overall Team Champions titles.

Joy Yap Jing Ying closed her campaign with 1 gold and 3 silvers, while Tay Hui Wen finished with medals of all three metals in the competition from 25 to 31 October 2016; Joy’s gold was won with Hui Wen, as they finished 81 pinfalls ahead of Paranaque pair Krizziah Lyn Tabora and Lara Posadas in the Women’s Doubles event.

Singapore’s Women’s Team of Four, which included another alumna, Iliya Syamim Muhammad Azni, and Amanda Lee, also won the silver medal after finishing 75 pins behind Paranaque.

Among the men, Ahmad Safwan Shamsudin won the Singles silver and Team bronze with Basil Dill Ng Jui Chang, Marcus Kiew Jiawei and Soh Yong Ping.

Men’s Singles
2 Ahmad Safwan Shamsudin

Men’s Team of Four
3 Ahmad Safwan Shamsudin, Basil Dill Ng Jui Chang, Marcus Kiew Jiawei, Soh Yong Ping

Women’s All Events
2 Joy Yap Jing Ying

Women’s Doubles
1 Joy Yap Jing Ying, Tay Hui Wen

Women’s Masters
3 Tay Hui Wen

Women’s Singles
2 Joy Yap Jing Ying

Women’s Team of Four
2 Iliya Syamim Muhammad Azni , Joy Yap Jing Ying, Tay Hui Wen

9 Named Best Sportsboy, Sportsgirl
46th Singapore Schools Sports Council Colours Awards

Posted: 14 October 2016

It was a proud day for Singapore Sports School after nine of our student-athletes were named Best Sportsboy and Sportsgirl at the 46th Singapore Schools Sports Council Colours Awards on 16 September 2016.

They were among 47 students who competed in the 28 SSSC sports and games and were presented the Best Sportsboy and Sportsgirl Awards at CHIJ Saint Theresa’s Convent in front of about 250 family members, teachers and students.

Sports School student-athletes were presented a total of 99 Colours (Distinction) Awards as well as 351 Colours Awards.

The annual event recognises outstanding athletes for their excellent performance in various sports and to officially close the National Schools Games for 2016.

Adele Tan Qian Xiu (Shooting)
Akmal Azman (Football)
Amabel Chua Jia Ying (Bowling)
Amita Marie Nicolette Berthier (Fencing)
Avelyn Leong Kit Yan (Netball)
Chan Jun Kai (Wushu)
Crystal Wong Jia Ying (Badminton)
Michele Petrova Lau Xin Ling (Gymnastics)
Tia Louise Rozario (Track and Field)

'Team' Takes On New Meaning For Charlene
24th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships

Alvin Koh
General Manager, Bowling Academy

Posted: 14 October 2016

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24th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships Women's Team bronze medallists.

Post-secondary student-athlete Charlene Lim Jia Yi (front row, right) has played in team events before but for the first time – at the 24th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships in Hongkong, China – she experienced what it’s really like to play as a team member.

“You think of the team and how you want the team to finish as best as possible. So, after you have thrown your ball, you come back and tell the whole team which line you threw and how the ball reacted. This gives your teammates a clue on what is happening to the lanes after two to five other players have thrown shots,” said 17-year-old Charlene, the youngest member of Team Singapore. 

“You stop thinking about your own performance and start thinking about contributing to the whole team effort. Your target becomes a team effort. So you tend to become more focused.”

Charlene, who is in the Diploma in Sports and Leisure Management programme, and alumnae Bernice Lim Hui Ying and Daphne Tan Shi Jing were part of a six-strong team that won the bronze medal in the Women’s Team event. Together with Geraldine Ng, Jasmine Yeong-Nathan and Joey Yeo, they recorded 6,108 pinfalls to finish 150 pins ahead of Japan on 26 September 2016.

“The lane conditions were nothing that I had experienced before, matching up the balls and making adjustments were really tough on the lanes. This was my first competition in the senior team and every day, I was guided and encouraged by my ‘big sisters’ on the team, and I learnt a lot from the experience. Even when I wasn’t bowling, I was cheering my teammates on. While I’m pleased to stand on the podium with my teammates, I will continue to work hard to deserve a spot on the senior team, and to live up to their achievements,” said Charlene.

Women’s Team Of 5
3 Bernice Lim Hui Ying, Charlene Lim Jia Yi, Daphne Tan Shi Jing

The New World-Class
2016 Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour

Alvin Koh
General Manager, Bowling Academy

Posted: 15 September 2016

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New Hui Fen with her winners cheque. Picture by PWBA

Just as Joseph Isaac Schooling made world news when he defeated three world-class swimmers for the Men’s 100m Butterfly gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Singapore Sports School alumnae New Hui Fen and Bernice Lim Hui Ying have put the Little Red Dot on the world of professional women’s bowling map in the recently concluded season.

Bernice won the USBC Queens title in Las Vegas in May 2016 to become only the sixth international player to wear the Queen’s crown. And two weeks ago, Hui Fen won the PWBA Tour’s Rookie of the Year award as well as the Smithfield Tour Championship, the last of four majors in the season.

To give our readers a clearer perspective of how major these achievements are: Liz Johnson, 42, is an 11-time winner on the Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour and Shannon O’Keefe, 37, is a six-time World Champion and 4-time winner on the PWBA Tour. To dethrone either of these women in any competitions – or even win a title which they had previously won – is significant.

At the Smithfield Tour Championship, Hui Fen, seeded 11th, defeated Shannon O’Keefe 3-1 to enter the semi-finals, then beat top-seed Liz Johnson in the semi-finals to face off  another Team Singapore bowler, Cherie Tan. Hui Fen, 24, won the final, and along with the coveted title, a cheque for US$20,000 (about $27,000). Hui Fen had only competed in five of the 13 stops on the Tour prior to the Smithfield Tour Championship, and to be able to secure the Rookie of the Year Award speaks volumes; she had consistently finished among the top 5 in four of the five events she took part in, which included a fourth-place finish at the US Women’s Open, a major, and two third-places at the Sonoma Country Open and Sacramento Open.

Bernice, 24, also bagged US$20,000 for her United States Bowling Congress Queens title. It was her one and only playing stop on the PWBA Tour – and she made it count. A total of 256 players bowled 15 games over three days to determine the top 63 bowlers to join defending champion Liz Johnson in the double-elimination match-play bracket final. Bernice entered the final as the second seed, and defeated top seed Sandra Andersson of Sweden, 248-223.

Last season, another alumna, Jazreel Tan Shi Hua, 26, was the PWBA Lubbock Open Champion – the first Singaporean to win a PWBA Tour title. She defeated American Stephanie Johnson, 31, the 2015 PWBA Rookie of the Year, for a US$10,000 prize. 

Amabel Ends Singapore's Four Year Medal Drought
2016 World Bowling Youth Championship

Alvin Koh
General Manager, Bowling Academy

Posted: 16 August 2016

Amabel Chua Jiaying ended Singapore’s four year medal drought at the World Bowling Youth Championship when she won a silver in the Masters final on 3 August 2016.
Although she lost 1-2 to Malaysia’s Natasha Roslan in the final, it is still Singapore’s best ever finish in the Masters event of the tournament.

The Secondary 4 student-athlete had no doubt whom she needed to thank for her strong performances in Lincoln, Nebraska.

“This belongs to everyone in the team. My teammates were always supporting me in one way or another. The coaches too were very encouraging and always reminded me to concentrate,” the 16-year-old said.

In fact, Amabel had not expected to have done as well in this most prestigious youth bowling tournament as she was the youngest member of the Singaporean team and faced opponents up to five years her senior. 

Her road to the Masters final saw her defeating top bowlers like 2015 European Youth Champion Fillippa Persson and top seed Gazmine Nason.

“If I ever encounter such stepladders or Majors again,” she said, “I can reflect on this tournament and feel confident that age does not matter.”

Striking Gold On Home Soil
9th Singapore Sports School-Opulent International Bowling Championship

Nur Amirah Ng and Caitlan Lim Le Yi
Student-Athletes, Bowling Academy

Posted: 15 July 2016

The Singapore Sports School-Opulent International Bowling Championship U18 trophy has been retained in Singapore – thanks to Secondary 4 student-athlete Jarred Lim Jia Le.

Jarred defeated classmate and Singapore Bowling Federation teammate Aidan Poh 234-191 in the last round of the Stepladder Finals for the $5,000 cash prize.

“The AMF pattern was a tricky one, but I just told myself to focus on rolling the ball and not forcing it. This way, I will not rush through my shots, and made sure that I closed every frame so as to keep a decent score,” said Jarred.

Aidan kept himself in the top 4 during the Masters Final and eventually made it to face off Jarred. He said his strategy was to just focus on the process and not think about the outcome. Indeed, it was a good strategy as he achieved his first podium finish in four years.

Anis Shazlin Zulkhisham, who represented Hyster Malaysia, finished third. She was very consistent throughout the 12-game Masters Final and eventually became the only female bowler to qualify for the Stepladder Finals.

Round 1 of the Stepladder Finals saw Yeh Chen-Kuang from Chinese Taipei being pitched against Soh Yong Ping and Timothy Theodore Tham Fu Rong – both post-secondary student-athletes and SBF teammates. Chen-Kuang knocked down 197 pins to comfortably beat Yong Ping (183) and Timothy (181). Round 2 saw Aidan top-score with 210 pinfalls, followed by Anis (199) and Chen-Kuang (177).

The Singapore Sports School-Opulent International Bowling Championship lapsed for a year in 2015 because the tournament dates clashed with the 28th Southeast Asian Games which was hosted in Singapore. The 9th edition of the annual event returned this year from 15 June to 19 June and saw 66 bowlers from Brunei Darussalam, Chinese Taipei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, including a handful from the National Training Squad, competing for the U18 title.

Previous winners from the Sports School are Marcus Kiew Jiawei (2014), Howard Saw Hui-Zhe (2012), Muhammad Jaris Goh Ali Akbar Goh (2011) and Ng Chiew Pang (2008).

Daily reports were filed by Caitlin Lim, Ian Oei, Nur Amirah Ng, Pascal Ching Sarah Nahar Azmi and Quek Lu Yi.

We would like to thank the many parents who came to encourage the bowlers and helped to host our guest bowlers and their parents, coaches and managers. 

Second Silver For Aidan 
16th Chinese Taipei International Open Championships

Alvin Koh
General Manager, Bowling Academy

Posted: 15 July 2016 

In back-to-back international competitions, Aidan Poh has struck his second silver, this time, at the 16th Chinese Taipei International Open Championships, from 1 July to 9 July 2016. 

The Secondary 4 student-athlete finished just 14 pins behind Chen Chia-Hsin from Chinese Taipei after 8 games in the Youth Finals, an U21 event. 

“It wasn't the strikes but the spares that helped me to qualify for the Masters Final, and this led me to realise just how important spares are,” said Aidan, who was the runner-up at the 9th Singapore Sports School-Opulent International Bowling Championship in June 2016.

Two other Singapore Sports School classmates and Singapore Bowling Federation teammates made the Youth Masters Final in Kaohsiung. Jarred Lim Jia Le, who was in the running for a podium prize, threw a 155 last game and finished 5th, while Oh Han Qin ended his campaign 15th.

In the Men’s Open Division, Jarred was the only Masters Final qualifier from SBF. He entered as the fifth highest scorer in the Overseas Pool with a two-series six-game average of 214.83, and eventually finished 36th out of 38 finalists. 

4 Receive Prestigious HPU18 Award
Singapore Olympic Foundation-Peter Lim Scholarship

Colin Ng
Executive, Strategic Communications

Posted: 15 June 2016

Four student-athletes from Singapore Sports School received the prestigious High Performance U18 category award of the Singapore Olympic Foundation-Peter Lim Scholarship at ITE College East on 20 May 2016. They are Amita Marie Nicolette Berthier, Debbie Soh Li Fei, Ethan Poh Shao Feng and Ho Xiu Yi. 

This is the third year in a row that Debbie and Ethan have received the HPU18 Award, as well as Amita’s second consecutive award. This is also Xiu Yi’s third award from the Foundation, and first in the HPU18 category, having won the Secondary School category award in 2015 and 2014.

Altogether, 36 student-athletes from the Sports School received scholarships, of which 16 are first-time recipients. Gymnasts Lincoln Forest Liqht Man and Kaeson Lim Junyi, and bowler Nu’man Syahmi Yusri received their fourth award in the Secondary School category since 2013.

Fencer Amita first came to prominence after winning the 2013 H2020 East Interzone Foil Minime (Girls U15) and the 2013 Challenge Wratislavia (Girls U13). Her biggest accolade so far has been her two gold medals at the 2016 Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships at Manama, Bahrain, where she triumphed in the Women's Cadet Foil Individual and Team events.

Shooter Xiu Yi’s achievements include a second-place finish in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle Team event at the 2015 ISSF Junior Cup, as well as a silver in the Women’s Junior 10m Air Rifle Individual event at the 2015 Asian Shooting Championships.

Ethan, meanwhile, has participated in the 2015 South East Asian Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championships where he won 2 silvers in the Junior Boys Doubles and Junior Boys Team events. He also won a silver at the 2014 Southeast Asian Table Tennis Championships Men’s Team event as well as a bronze in the Doubles event.

Debbie too has built a strong resume thanks to her 3 gold medals at the Singapore 2015 Southeast Asian Games and participation at the 2013 and 2015 FINA World Championships.

High Performance U18
Amita Marie Nicolette Berthier (Fencing), 2nd award
Debbie Soh Li Fei (Synchronised Swimming), 3rd award
Ethan Poh Shao Feng (Table Tennis), 3rd award
Ho Xiu Yi (Shooting), 3rd award – twice in Secondary School category 

Adele Tan Qian Xiu (Shooting), 3rd award
Gladys Wong Yan Lin (Wushu), 1st award
Louis Tee Jun Jie (Golf), 1st award
Merilyn Cheong Jia Ping (Netball), 2nd award
Ong Yong Qing (Shooting), 1st award

Secondary School
Addeen Idzni Imran (Track and Field), 2nd award
Amirah Sahrin (Pencak Silat), 1st award
Ang Jia Yu (Netball), 1st award
Avryl Tan Ying (Rhythmic Gymnastics), 3rd award
Brant Tan Jun Rong (Football), 1st award
Brian Koh Shao Yang (Fencing), 2nd award
Fernel Tan Qian Ni (Shooting), 1st award
Gabriel Lim Kea Seng (Shooting), 3rd award
Gaddiel Lim Kang Seng (Shooting), 1st award
Hew Yun Ting (Shooting), 1st award
Kaeson Lim Junyi (Artistic Gymnastics), 4th award
Lee Kar Moon (Fencing), 2nd award
Lincoln Forest Liqht Man (Artistic Gymnastics), 4th award
Lyn Yeo Siew Lyn, (Rhythmic Gymnastics), 3rd award
Mohamed Iskandar Shah Mohamed Fazil (Track and Field), 1st award
Muhamad Nurshahilman Noradee (Track and Field), 1st award
Muhammad Izzat Junaidie (Shooting), 1st award
Niq Harraz Hamizun Shah (Football), 1st award
Nizar Syafiq Ismadi (Football), 2nd award
Norasyiqin Mohamed Wahid (Track and Field), 3rd award
Nu’man Syahmi Yusri (Bowling), 4th award
Nur Syarin Zahari (Track and Field), 1st award
Ryan Dayne Phang (Shooting) 1st award
Sharifah Syafira Putri Syed Osman (Shooting), 1st award
Tan Sin Yu (Badminton), 3rd award
Terrence Ng Shu Hao (Shooting), 2nd award
Veralyn Tan Chou Xin (Fencing), 2nd award

A Dozen Reasons To Cheer

Singapore Sports Awards

Posted: 15 June 2016

Twelve past and present Singapore Sports School student-athletes are in the running for four Singapore Sports Awards that will be presented on 23 June 2016. A total of 11 awards will be handed out at the presentation ceremony to be held at Raffles City Convention Centre. 

Sportsboy of the Year
Sheik Farhan Sheik Alau’ddin (Pencak Silat) 

Sportsgirl of the Year
Veronica Shanti Pereira (Track and Field) 

Team of the Year (Event)
New Hui Fen (Bowling – Trios at 2015 World Women’s Championships) with Cherie Tan and Shayna Ng 
Pang Sheng Jun (Swimming – 4x200m Freestyle at Singapore 2015 Southeast Asian Games) with Danny Yeo, Joseph Schooling and Quah Zheng Wen 
Crystal Yap Yu Hui, Debbie Soh Li Fei, Gwyneth Goh Xiao Hui, Lee Mei Shuang, Natalie Chen Mei Qing and Stephanie Chen Mei Qi (Synchronised Swimming  – Team at Singapore 2015 Southeast Asian Games) with Carolyn Rayna Buckle, Geraldine Chew,Miya Yong, Nadine Khor, Shona Lim and Tay Aik Fen 

Sportsboy/ Sportsgirl Team of the Year (Event)
Crystal Wong Jia Ying and Yeo Jia Min (Badminton – Doubles, Asia Youth U17 Championships)

Achievement Unlocked
Singapore Sports School Achievement Scholarship

Posted: 15 June 2016

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From left: Diane Hilary Pragasam, Cheyenne Rae Howard, Principal Tan Teck Hock, Veralyn Tan Chou Xin and Xavier Teo Jun Hao.
Not in picture: Jasmine Tan Hui Fen who was competing at the Asian Schools Swimming Championships in Palembang, Indonesia.

Five Secondary 3 student-athletes have been awarded the inaugural Singapore Sports School Achievement Scholarship. They are Xavier Teo Jun Hao (Bowling), Veralyn Tan Chou Xin (Fencing), Cheyenne Rae Howard (Netball), Jasmine Tan Hui Fen (Swimming) and Diane Hilary Pragasam (Track and Field). The Achievement Scholarship, sponsored by Singapore Totalisator Board and Singapore Pools, recognises student-athletes who were not chosen for the Admission Scholarship at Secondary 1 but has put in hard work and dedication, and excelled in their sport during their first two years in the Sports School.

All Hail Queen Bernice
2016 USBC Queens

Posted: 15 June 2016

Bowling alumnus Bernice Lim Hui Ying won the United States Bowling Congress Queens in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, to become only the sixth international player – the first from Singapore – to do so.

It was the first TV show in the USA for the 24-year-old right-hander and Bernice started the championship match on 26 May 2016 with six consecutive strikes before a Pin 10 stopped her in the track for a perfect game. Bernice eventually defeated top seed Sandra Andersson of Sweden 248-223 at The Orleans Bowling Center for the coveted Queens tiara.

The Queens is the first major stop of the 2016 Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour. There were 29 international bowlers from 20 countries outside the USA among the 64 players in the double-elimination match-play bracket. Bernice was one of eight bowlers from Singapore among 256 in the competition; all eight Singaporeans made the cut for match play after 15 games in the qualifying round, bowled over three days. They included Singapore Sports School alumni Daphne Tan Shi Jing, Jazreel Tan Shi Hua and New Hui Fen. There were bowlers from five countries in the stepladder, which Bernice entered as the second seed. 

Bernice earned USD20,000 for her win but will not get credit for an official PWBA title and does not qualify for the season-ending Smithfield PWBA Tour Championship as she is an amateur.

Bernice is preparing for the 24th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships in Hongkong, China, from 18 to 28 September.

Be Bowled Over By Top Youths In Action
9th Singapore Sports School-Opulent International Bowling Championships

Posted: 15 June 2016

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The ninth edition of the Singapore Sports School-Opulent International Bowling Championships started with Official Practice this morning (15 June 2016) and more high performance action can be anticipated until the Grand Final on Sunday evening.

A total of 66 bowlers from Brunei Darussalam, Chinese Taipei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, including a handful from the National Training Squad, are competing in the mixed gender event which promises $5,000 worth of prizes for the U18 winner. 
The last winner was Marcus Kiew Jiawei, a Sports School student-athlete on the post-secondary Diploma in Sports and Leisure Management programme, in 2014. Other Singaporeans who have won this coveted title are Ng Chiew Pang (2008), Muhammad Jaris Goh Ali Akbar Goh (2011) and Howard Saw Hui-Zhe (2012) – all student-athletes or alumni of the Sports School. There was no competition last year as the June tournament slot was taken up by the Singapore 2015 Southeast Asian Games.

Catch exciting bowling action from 15 to 19 June 2016 as 66 bowlers vie for more than $12,000 worth of prizes at Singapore Sports School’s Bowling Centre at 1 Champions Way (S.737913).
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Charmaine Is An 'A' Star
2016 National Schools Bowling Championships – ‘A’ Division

Alvin Koh
General Manager, Bowling Academy

Pictures by Chris Chang and Alvin Koh

Posted: 13 May 2016

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Charmaine Chang Yu Qian was the biggest female winner at the National Schools Bowling Championships at Orchid Bowl @ Orchid Country Club from 18 to 27 April 2016.

After placing 3rd in the Singles, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Year 5 student-athlete won gold medals in the Doubles, All-Events and Masters Stepladder Finals.

Teammate Kimberly Neo Kar Min, who partnered Charmaine for the Doubles event, won the Singles gold and the All-Events silver. The third bowler was Rachael Tan Soo Hui. Nur Khalisah Rahman from the Netball Academy was roped in to form a fourth for the Girls’ Team event, which finished 5th. 

Singapore Sports School finished the campaign overall 4th.

“Winning the Singles gold is huge for me,” said Kimberly. “With Khalisah, a roped-in netballer with her own fulltime training and very little bowling experience, finishing overall 4th is a good achievement. Whatever little bowling training that Khalisah had with the team, we appreciate very much; she must have been doubly tired at the end of each day. We are encouraged to work together for even better results next year.”

Girls’ Singles
1 Kimberly Neo Kar Min
3 Charmaine Chang Yu Qian

Girls’ Doubles
1 Charmaine Chang Yu Qian and Kimberly Neo Kar Min

1 Charmaine Chang Yu Qian
2 Kimberly Neo Kar Min

Masters Finals (Stepladder)
1 Charmaine Chang Yu Qian

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Poised To Strike

Posted: 13 May 2016

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Ministry of Education’s e-newsletter for secondary schools recently chose to interview Secondary 1’s Sarah Nahar Azmi from the Bowling Academy. In “schoolbag.sg”, Sarah shared what started as a fun family activity developed into a serious sport pursuit. For the full story, please click on this link:  https://www.schoolbag.sg/story/poised-to-strike#.VzKTwdFxnIU

4 Among Top 20 In The World
World Bowling Tour Rankings

Posted: 15 April 2016

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Jazreel Tan Shi Hua, Bernice Lim Hui Ying, Daphne Tan Shi Jing ( seated, from left)   and New Hui Fen (standing, left).

Four-time first-team All-American. Two-time Collegiate Player of the Year. Three-time Collegiate Most Valuable Player. Singapore national bowling team captain. Asian Games gold medallist. Singapore Sports School bowling alumnus Jazreel Tan Shi Hua can now add another accolade to her growing resume after the 26-year-old was named as the World No. 8 according to the latest World Bowling Tour Rankings.

Jazreel, who graduated from the Sports School in 2006, collected 233 ranking points, just 13 points behind 7th placed American, Missy Parkin. Indeed, the right hander’s climb up the rankings is a result of her good form over the last two years, culminating in her third-place finish at the 2015 US Open, a tournament offering twice as many ranking points due to its status as a Major.

Jazreel also won the Women’s Masters at the Singapore 2015 Southeast Asian Games as well as the Professional Women’s Bowling Association Lubbock Sports Open last year.

Three other bowling alumni – Bernice Lim Hui Ying, Daphne Tan Shi Jing and New Hui Fen – are also ranked within the Top 20.

World Bowling Tour Rankings
8 Jazreel Tan Shi Hua
12 New Hui Fen
16 Bernice Lim Hui Ying
20 Daphne Tan Shi Jing

Perfect Ending For ‘B’ Girls
2016 National Schools ‘B’ Division Bowling Championships

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At the 2016 National Schools “B” Division Bowling Championships Final at Orchid Country Club on 10 March 2016, Singapore Sports School’s “B” Division Girls Team won the Overall Schools Championship title with a “Perfect 10” score for the fourth year running. Amabel Chua Jiaying, Pascal Ching Min-Fon, Jermaine Seah and Jenae Wee Wenning finished 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the All-Events to help Sports School win its fifth time “Perfect” “B” Division Girls Championship title, the first time being in 2007.

The Girls team did exceedingly well, snatching all podium prizes in three out of four events. Secondary 4’s Amabel made headway early in the competition when she won the Singles event. Podium finishes in the Doubles and Team events contributed to her All-Events gold medal. She recorded a total pinfall of 3,459, knocking down 112 pins more than teammate Pascal. On 12 March 2016, Amabel played in the Masters Final – and won. 

In the Boys category, Secondary 3’s Xavier Teo Jun Hao was Sports School’s best performer with 1 gold and 2 bronze medals. His gold was won in the Doubles event with Kieran Tan Wei Zhong. Sports School’s other gold medal in the Boys category was won by Aidan Poh, Jarred Lim Jia Le, Nu’man Syahmi Yusri and Oh Han Qin in the Team event.

Oh Han Qin finished 3rd in the Masters Final. 

Girls Singles
1 Amabel Chua Jiaying
3 Jenae Wee Wenning

Girls Doubles
1 Jenae Wee Wenning, Jermaine Seah
2 Nur Amirah Ng, Pascal Ching Min-Fon
3 Amabel Chua Jiaying, Fiona Yew Hiok Heng

Girls Team
1 Alena Dang Thanh Nhi, Fion Liew Shan Ting, Kimberly Quek Hwee, Tammy Boey
2 Amabel Chua Jiaying, Fiona Yew Hiok Heng, Jenae Wee Wenning, Jermaine Seah
3 Choy Xin Ying, Jean Tow Huan Yi, Nur Amirah Ng, Pascal Ching Min-Fon

Girls All-Events
1 Amabel Chua Jiaying
2 Pascal Ching Min-Fon
3 Jermaine Seah

Girls Overall Schools – 1st (10 Points)
Amabel Chua Jiaying, Pascal Ching Min-Fon, Jermaine Seah, Jenae Wee Wenning

Girls Masters Final
1 Amabel Chua Jiaying

Boys Singles
3 Xavier Teo Jun Hao

Boys Doubles
1 Kieran Tan Wei Zhong, Xavier Teo Jun Hao

Boys Team
1 Aidan Poh, Jarred Lim Jia Le, Nu’man Syahmi Yusri, Oh Han Qin

Boys All-Events
3 Xavier Teo Jun Hao

Boys Overall Schools – 2nd (35 Points)
Xavier Teo Jun Hao, Oh Han Qin, Aidan Poh, Nu’man Syahmi Yusri

Boys Masters Final
3 Oh Han Qin

Sports School Duo Breaks Australian Youth Record
Australian Youth Cup and Australian National Youth Challenge

Alvin Koh
General Manager, Bowling Academy

Posted: 15 January 2016

In the first overseas competition of 2016, Singapore Sports School has emerged Overall Runner-Up among 10 competing teams – eight Australian state teams, New Zealand and Singapore.

At the 2016 Australian National Youth Challenge from 10 to 12 January 2016, Sports School was just 32 pins shy of Victoria state, which won the Overall Championship trophy for the third consecutive year on combined boys’ and girls’ scores. Our boys’ team had finished third, behind New South Wales and Queensland, and our girls were second, behind Victoria.

Charmaine Chang Yu Qian and Amabel Chua Jiaying gave our team much to cheer when they finished 1-2 in the Girls Singles event. The pair then went on to win the Doubles – in style.
Charmaine, who’s in the post-secondary International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, and Amabel, from Secondary 4, broke the Australian National Youth Challenge Girls’ Doubles Record by 2 pins, after leading the pair from Victoria state by 182 pins. Charmaine opened with a 178 and 185 but went on to bowl 215, 203, 246, 216 to average 211. Amabel started strongly in Game 1, knocking down 202 pins. She then bowled 174 and 183 in Games 3 and 4. In the final 3 games, Amabel bowled 275, 235 and 189 to average 209.

Jean Tow Huan Yi (Secondary 3) and Jermaine Seah (Secondary 4) joined Charmaine and Amabel for the Team event and the foursome finished with the silver medal. Amabel went on to win the All Events gold medal, followed by Jermaine, who took home the silver.

Our boys medalled in the Doubles and Team events. Oh Han Qin and Jarred Lim Jia Le, both from Secondary 4, won the Doubles silver and together with Xavier Teo Jun Hao (Secondary 3) and Aidan Poh (Secondary 4), took home the Team bronze medal. Han Qin also won the All Events silver medal.

In the Australian National Youth Cup that preceded, Charmaine finished with a silver medal behind Rebekah Commane from Victoria state on 10 January 2016. Amabel took the bronze medal, 14 pins behind Charmaine.

The Sports School team was accompanied by National Youth Head Coach Francis Yeo and Coach David Tay.

Soaring Beyond Their Wings
‘N’, ‘O’ Levels, IBDP Examination Results

Lynn Quek
Head of Year, Secondary 4 and 5, 2015

Posted: 15 January 2016

The student-athletes of 2015 who sat for national and international examinations have done well.

Seven in 10 of Singapore Sports School’s first cohort of student-athletes who sat for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Examinations in November 2015 has achieved 40 points and more, out of a maximum score of 45.

Among them, seven student-athletes were specially mentioned by Principal Tan Teck Hock when he released the results on 5 January 2016 afternoon – netball player Deborah Wong Weng Ee, pole vaulter Brian Ho Ren Jie, badminton players Bernard Ong Soon Yang and Clarabelle Koh Pei Lin, shooters Audrey Lim Jia Min and Nicole Tay Wei Ting, and bowler Daphne Oh Xin Yi. They were raised as role-models for having achieved commendable outcomes in both sports and studies.

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IBDP student-athletes, who were given special mention, from left:  Bernard Ong Soon Yang, Deborah Wong Weng Ee and Daphne Oh Xin Yi.

GCE ‘O’ Level
In the GCE “O” Level Examinations, every one of our 42 candidates qualify for a place in a polytechnic and 97.6 per cent are eligible for progression to a junior college or Millennia Institute. All candidates had passes in 5 subjects or more. Our student-athletes sat for a total of 17 subjects, of which 15 subjects saw pass rates higher than the national average.

The top student-athlete for 2015 is Brian Cheong Sze Kai (Fencing Academy), who scored 5 distinctions and an L1R5 of 9 points. Brian has Type 1 Diabetes, also known as Juvenile Diabetes, and he needs daily insulin injections to cope with an immune system that destroys cells in his pancreas. To be able to manage such physical stress and still perform well in sports and studies is admirable.

Another student-athlete worthy of special mention is Sheana Ching Min Li (Bowling Academy). She joined the Sports School with a PSLE T-score of 169 and was admitted into the Normal Academic stream. She scored 2 distinctions and an L1R5 of 18 points. She will be continuing her post-secondary education at St Andrews Junior College via Direct School Admission.

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GCE 'O' Level Examinations student-athletes who were specially mentioned by Principal,  Mr Tan Teck Hock (left), when he announced the results – Sheana Ching Min Li, Cepheaus R  Chee Jiong Nian, Brian Cheong Sze Kai, Danish Irfan Azman, Qiu Yue and Louis Tee Jun Jie.  Next to Louis are Vice-Principal, Mr Ho Beng Kiat, and Head of Year, Ms Lynn Quek.

Normal Academic
Two Secondary 4 Normal Academic student-athletes, Nicole Kon Su-Ann (Swimming Academy) and Maneshaa Singh Gharu (Netball Academy) qualified for the Polytechnic Foundation programme.

Normal Technical
Secondary 4 Normal Technical student-athlete Gerald Joseph Ting Yen Hong (Football Academy) made it to the through-train programme for ITE (Sports Class).

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"Much of what Singapore Sports School is and stands for contributed largely to the person I am today. I spent the best four years of my teenhood here, and the final two finding out more about the young woman I have grown to be. Sports School impressed upon me the indispensability of excellence and resilience – values I will continue to hold in high regard long after having taken my leave of the Sports School grounds. The formative years of my adolescence in secondary school were spent surrounded by loving and dedicated boarding staff, teachers, mentors, a wonderful coach and an inspiring principal. From them, I learnt the fine art of focusing on the journey rather than its destination. For ultimately, one’s greatest takeaway will not be a trophy or certificate but the character one has developed and honed all the long years of discipline and diligence.

"The opportunity to grow up in a familial environment where student-athletes are encouraged to develop the less tangible attribute of compassion is also a unique quality of the Sports School that I hold dear to my heart. Home to five resident cats over which the student-athletes share a sense of collective ownership and responsibility, it has been my pleasure to witness countless displays of kindness from the student-athletes toward our feline companions. During my secondary school years, the familial warmth that the Sports School so effortlessly hosted was a hotbed for self-discovery and exploration, while simultaneously allowing me to press on towards my aspirations in a safe and nurturing environment. I am immensely grateful for my experience in the Sports School, and there is nothing in the world for which I would trade it."

Deborah Wong Weng Ee (above picture), Netball Academy
2015 Graduating Student-Athlete, IBDP
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"Singapore Sports School is special to me – because this is my second family, my second home. Everyone knows each other and everyone is always friendly towards one another, even if it's just a wave or a simple greeting. The student-athletes and staff I meet through the day never fail to put a smile on my face. Sports School is where my heart will always belong. I wouldn’t know who I am today if I went to another school. Sports School has contributed a huge amount to my character development and I'm thankful for that. The morals and values that sports taught me are priceless. Such opportunities were only possible because of the Sports School."

Daphne Oh Xin Yi (above picture), Bowling Academy
2015 Graduating Student-Athlete, IBDP
President, Student’s Council

Facebook posts (below) by Minister for Community, Culture and Youth, Ms Grace Fu.
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2014 Please click here.
2013 Please click here.
2012 Please click here.





2013 Please click here .


StarHub SuperSports Arena Vignette (Joel Tan Eng An)

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2012 USBC Inter-Collegiate Championships - Women's Singles 2nd Semi-Finals
SSP Alumnus Jazreel Tan, two-time USA Amateur Bowler of the Year, plays her second semi-final match against Georgia Drewes.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvjRHfizwfU/

6th SSP-Opulent International Bowling Championships 2012  http://youtu.be/_7iN07yXeyc

5th SSP-Opulent International Bowling Championships 2011 - U18 Stepladder and Tournament Wrap-Up  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKE9cLju0xs

5th SSP-Opulent International Bowling Championships 2011 - Day 3 Highlights, 18 June 2011

5th SSP-Opulent International Bowling Championships 2011 - Day 2 Highlights, 17 June 2011

5th SSP-Opulent International Bowling Championships 2011 - Day 1 Highlights, 16 June 2011

4th SSP-Opulent International Bowling Championships 2011 - U18 Stepladder and Tournament Wrap-Up, 11 June 2010

4th SSP-Opulent International Bowling Championships 2011 - Day 2 Highlights, 9 June 2010

4th SSP-Opulent International Bowling Championships 2011 - Day 1 Highlights, 8 June 2010



Singapore Sports School Junior Invitational Bowling Championships

In conjunction with Singapore Sports School’s Open House, the Bowling Academy organises the Singapore Sports School Junior Invitational Bowling Championships for primary school pupils. Top primary school bowlers in Singapore and bowlers who have been talent-spotted by our team of coaches are invited to participate in this competition. Bowling Academy’s coaches will further assess bowlers during this tournament with the aim of recruiting talented bowlers with potential.


Asian Schools Tenpin Bowling Championships

Singapore Sports School collaborates with Singapore Bowling Federation in the selection of athletes for the Asian Schools Tenpin Bowling Championships. Sports School selects and funds up to half (four boys and four girls) of the Singapore team, while the other half of the team is picked by SBF, also after a selection process.

MILO International Junior All-Stars Bowling Championships

Information coming soon.

Tenpin Bowling Australia National Youth Championship

The Tenpin Bowling Australia National Youth Championship comprises the National Youth Cup and National Youth Teams Challenge. The Bowling Academy’s top eight student-athletes – four boys and four girls – are selected for this excellence trip through a series of roll-offs.

National Age-Group Championships

Information coming soon.

All competitions listed above are partially funded by Singapore Sports School.


Singapore Sports School-Opulent International Tenpin Bowling Championships

The Bowling Academy is constantly looking for opportunities for our bowlers to gain competitive exposure. Bowling against an international field brings a different challenge and is a valuable experience for our bowlers. The Singapore Sports School-Opulent International Bowling Championships was created to provide a platform for our bowlers, as well as other local youths, to compete against an international field.

The competition brings uniqueness where bowlers are required to compete on three different oiling patterns and on three different lane surfaces. This makes it a one of a kind tournament that has attracted top youth bowlers from countries like Australia, Indonesia Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand since the first edition.

Click here for more information on the Championships.

Overseas Training Camps

Bowling Academy student-athletes have opportunities to travel overseas – not only for competitions, but also to learn from and train with experts and stronger players. Special funding is set aside so that our student-athletes can have the opportunity to to be exposed to different bowling styles and to broaden their knowledge of the sport.

Selected student-athletes have had the chance to travel to Korea and Kegel Training Centre in Florida, United States where they learnt technicalities of the sport to understand the game better and give them an edge of their competitors. Bowlers who have gone for such training camps have benefited greatly, showing in their competitions results shortly after returning from the overseas stints.


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Manager, Sports
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Ronnie Ng Leong Hoe
Head Coach
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Coach and Centre Manager
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