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The Bowling Academy works closely in partnership with the Singapore Bowling Federation (SBF). In 2019, the SBF Head Coach (Development) Francis Yeo is seconded as the Head Coach of the Singapore Sports School Bowling Academy. As the Head Coach, he oversees the bowling programme in the Sports School to ensure greater alignment of the 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 (NDS). Past and present student-athletes make up more than two-thirds of the current National Team setup. Student-athletes have the privilege to train in the Sports School's bowling centre and our NDS bowlers save time from travelling to Temasek Club – the training grounds of the national team – as their training is in line to the national setup, facilitating a more seamless transition into the senior team.

The Sports School Bowling Academy boasts a 12-lane bowling centre in the school, with an upgrade of the wooden lanes to the Brunswick Prolane in March 2016. The bowling centre now has the following setup, Lanes 1 to 4 are Brunswick Prolane, Lanes 5 to 8 are Brunswick Anvilane, and Lanes 9 to 12 are AMF HPL (High Performance Lanes). The 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 local and overseas competitions.

Apart from owning a bowling facility, the Sports School also possesses equipment for the maintenance of the bowlers arsenal to improve their 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. Several equipment such as the SPECTO HD Bowling Analysis System and Torches from Kegel (Florida) help to improve our bowlers’ technique and execution. The SPECTO provides real-time data, allowing coaches to give concise and timely feedback to student-athletes on their tactical game. These equipment, used extensively in the lead up to major competitions, give our bowlers a competitive edge over their competitors.

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ACHIEVEMENTS


NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES

Our Bowling Academy has produced 82 national representatives for Singapore Bowling Federation. 

2019 Year of Induction Althea Dang Thanh Ly, Darius Huang Weixiang, Dylan Teoh Zi Jun, Ethan Tan Jing Zhi, George Yin Xu, Irfan Bin Hamed, Jerlyn Lam Si Ting, Jovan Chua Min Han, Lim Ding Xi, Sean Loh Jinheng, Shirlene Wong Xue Lin

2018 Year of Induction Amos Lim Xuan Cun, Gerald Teng Woo Kiat, Pee Colleen, Quek Lu Yi

2017 Year of Induction Fion Liew Shan Ting, Keefe Tan Cher Chin, Leong Weng Hong, Russell Paul Lee Yuong Ern

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)

MAJOR GAMES REPRESENTATION

2017 – 29th Southeast Asian Games (Kuala Lumpur): Basil Dill Ng Jui Chang (Gold Medal – Men’s Team), Bernice Lim Hui Ying (Silver Medal – Women’s Team), Daphne Tan Shi Jing (Silver Medal – Women’s Team; Bronze Medal – Women’s Doubles), Darren Ong Wei Siong (Gold Medal – Men’s Team), Jazreel Tan Shi Hua (Silver Medal – Women’s Team), Keith Saw Hui-Xun (Gold Medal – Men’s Team), Muhammad Jaris Goh Ali Akbar Goh (Gold Medal – Men’s Team), New Hui Fen (Silver Medals – Women’s Doubles, Women’s Trios, Women’s Team), Timothy Theodore Tham Fu Rong (Gold Medal – Men’s Team)

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)

 

NEWS

3 Strike Gold
2018 National Youth Championship

Posted: 14 December 2018


Singapore Sports School present and past student-athletes dominated the Girls Youth Division competition at the 4th National Youth Championship from 18 to 24 November 2018, capturing the top five positions in the Masters event. Alumna Charmaine Chang Yu Qian went one better when she emerged champion, after defeating fellow alumna Iliya Syamim Muhammad Azni 228 to 172 pinfalls in an all-Sports School stepladder finals. Post-secondary bowler Amabel Chua Jia Ying took third position, with Fiona Yew Hiok Heng (post-secondary) and Quek Lu Yi (Secondary 4) following in fourth and fifth.

Bowling Academy’s student-athletes and alumni won 3 gold, 3 silver and 5 bronze medals over the week-long tournament for bowlers 21 years old and under.

Secondary 2 bowler Ray Ng Jun Yuan was Sports School’s first gold medallist when he won the Boys Under 15 Masters title with 1,723 pinfalls, 56 pinfalls ahead of his closest competitor. He had persevered through a rough start in his first two games, gaining momentum with consistent plays over the next five games to give him the lead over his 23 other competitors in the Masters final.

Owen Wong Wen Fei added a second gold medal to Sports School’s tally from the Boys U18 division. The Secondary 4 student-athlete started the final strong and maintained his composure well to end the eight-game series with a 29-pinfall lead. Lim Ding Xi in Secondary 3 finished third in the same event.


RESULTS
Boys Under 15 Masters
1st – Ray Ng Jun Yuan

Girls Under 15 Masters
3rd – Mandy Koh Mun Leng

Boys Under 18 Masters
1st – Owen Wong Wen Fei
3rd – Lim Ding Xi

Girls Under 18 Masters
2nd – Kimberly Quek Hwee
3rd – Caitlan Lim Le Yi

Girls Youth Masters
1st – Charmaine Chang Yu Qian
2nd – Iliya Syamim Muhammad Azni
3rd – Amabel Chua Jiaying

Boys Youth Masters
2nd – Amos Lim Xuan Cun
3rd – Timothy Theodore Tham Fu Rong



Charlene Masters Singapore Nationals
2018 Singapore National Bowling Championships

Posted: 14 December 2018

Singapore Nationals Women Masters champion Charlene Lim Jia Yi. Picture by Singapore Bowling Federation..jpg Picture by Singapore Bowling Federation

Ranked third after eight qualifying games in the Masters event, Charlene Lim Jia Yi put her best foot forward to top the Masters Finals and eventually lift the Women’s Open Masters championship title at the 49th Singapore National Bowling Championships on 17 November 2018.

Charlene, a Year 3 Diploma in Sports and Leisure Management programme student-athlete at Singapore Sports School, took the lead early on in the Masters Finals, steadily pulling ahead of the 12-strong field which comprised eight other Sports School student-athletes and alumni. A high score of 277 pinfalls in Game 6 of the 10-game series extended Charlene’s advantage over her rivals to assure her a spot in the Stepladder Finals for bowlers with the highest three scores after 10 games. It was an easy victory for the post-secondary bowler as she defeated national athlete Geraldine Ng 203 to 155 pinfalls in the final contest to the trophy. Alumna Jazreel Tan Shi Hua finished third in the same event.

Meanwhile, alumnus Ahmad Safwan Shamsudin collected the Masters runner-up title in the Men’s Open category. His score of 233 pinfalls in the stepladder finals fell short of opponent Jomond Chia’s 255 pinfalls in the second of two games, leaving Safwan to settle for second place. Safwan had a shaky start to the Singapore Nationals that ran from 12 to 17 November, ranking 11th out of 24 Masters qualifiers. He was bolstered by a high score of 280 pinfalls in the eighth game of the Masters Finals to place him second overall and in a favourable position for a medal.

Tay Kun Long, also a Sports School alumnus, finished third in the Men’s Graded A Masters event.


RESULTS
Men’s Graded A Masters
3rd – Tay Kun Long

Women’s Open Masters Stepladder Finals
1st – Charlene Lim Jia Yi
3rd – Jazreel Tan Shi Hua

Men’s Open Masters Stepladder Finals
2nd – Ahmad Safwan Shamsudin



Charmaine, The All-Stars Champion
2018 MILO Storm U22 International Junior All-Stars Bowling Championship
2018 Penang Pesta International Bowling Championship

Posted: 14 December 2018


Charmaine Chang Yu Qian was on fire at the 2018 MILO Storm U22 International Junior All-Stars Bowling Championship as she led the playing field in the Girls Youth Open to eventually clinch the Masters crown. Her most recent win comes two weeks after she claimed the Girls Youth Masters gold at the 4th National Youth Championship on 24 November 2018.

The Singapore Sports School alumna claimed top spot on the leaderboard early in the competition when she shot a total of 753 pinfalls – which includes a perfect game – in the Qualifying rounds. Fellow alumna Iliya Syamim Muhammad Azni was hot on her heels just two pinfalls behind. Charmaine continued her strong performance in the Masters Finals on 8 December to maintain a lead over her competitors. She scored 10-game total of 2,376 pinfalls put her 155 pinfalls ahead of closest rival Nurul Alyssa Junaidi from Malaysia, before beating local bowler Nur Hazirah Ramli 255-211 in the Stepladder Finals for her first international title. Charmaine is only the third Singaporean to win the Girls Youth Open Masters trophy in all 19 editions of the competition. Bowling Academy alumna Tracy See Wan Zhen was Singapore’s previous champion, winning back-to-back titles in 2015 and 2016.

Earlier in the tournament held in Kuala Lumpur from 3 to 9 December 2018, Sports School Bowling Academy student-athletes also achieved podium results in the Girls Youth Under 15 event. Ranked 17th out of 22 bowlers entering the Masters Finals, Secondary 2 bowler Althea Dang Thanh Ly rose to the occasion to finish with 1,668 pinfalls over eight games. Secondary 3’s Ashley Teoh Zi Ling finished third, trailing Althea by four pinfalls and edging out Malaysia’s Nais Falilnesa to the podium by a single pinfall.

Meanwhile, Sports School bowlers continued to stand out in another state in Malaysia. Secondary 2’s Gerald Teng Woo Kiat claimed the final podium spot in the MILO Youth Boys' Under 16 Finals at the 46th Penang Pesta International Bowling Championship on 11 December 2018. He finished with an eight-game total of 1,668 pinfalls, nine ahead of the fourth-place finisher from Malaysia. Secondary 1 student-athlete Jade Ooi was Sports School's top female performer in the Girls U16 event, coming in fifth on 1,596 pinfalls.

RESULTS
2018 MILO Storm U22 International Junior All-Stars Bowling Championship
Girls Youth U15
2nd – Althea Dang Thanh Ly
3rd – Ashley Teoh Zi Ling

Girls Youth Open
1st – Charmaine Chang Yu Qian

2018 Penang Pesta International Bowling Championship
MILO Youth Boys’ Under 16
3rd – Gerald Teng Woo Kiat



Historic Bronze For Male Bowlers
2018 CGSE Million Tinkle World Men Championships

World Men Championships bronze medallists. Picture by Singapore Bowling Federation..jpg
2018 CGSE Million Tinkle World Men Championships Men's Team of 5 bronze medallists.
Front row from left, Joel Tan Eng An, Keith Saw Hui-Xun and Basil Dill Ng Jui Chang.
Back row from left, Jonovan Neo, Darren Ong Wei Siong and Muhammad Jaris Goh Ali Akbar Goh.
Picture courtesy of Singapore Bowling Federation.

The combined score of 6,130 pinfalls was sufficient to prop Singapore’s bowling Men’s Team to fourth position after the Block 2 of the Team of 5, and earning them qualification into the Semi-Finals. Team Singapore, ranked top four out of 46 teams over six games at the 2018 CGSE Million Tinkle World Men Championships, were guaranteed of at least a bronze medal – the nation’s first medal in all 22 editions of the tournament – as semi-finalists automatically win a bronze.

The team – comprising Singapore Sports School post-secondary student-athletes Basil Dill Ng Jui Chang, Darren Ong Wei Siong, Muhammad Jaris Goh Ali Akbar Goh, alumnus Joel Tan Eng An, Keith Saw Hui-Xun and compatriot Jonovan Neo – trailed third-placed Italy by only two pinfalls. Darren was the only Singaporean to bowl above 200 pinfalls in all nine games (three in Block 1 and six in Block 2). Only one other bowler managed a similar feat in Block 2 of the competition.

The Semi-Finals was contested in the best-of-three Baker format, where bowlers in the team takes turns and bowls every five frames in each game. Singapore was unable to gain the upper hand against their world-class opponents from the United States – which included four Professional Bowlers Association Players of the Year, chalking up scores of 194 and 189 to the American’s 238 and 216.

The team’s achievement at the 22nd World Men Championships in Hong Kong from 23 November to 5 December 2018 follows several strong performances by Singapore’s male bowlers: Winning the nation’s first Southeast Asian Games Men’s Team gold medal in 22 years in the Kuala Lumpur 2017 edition, and the Men’s Trios bronze medal at the Jakarta-Palembang 2018 Asian Games, ending a 12-year medal hiatus. Darren and Jaris were part of both major Games teams that achieved notable results.

Jaris’s consistent performance in the four events – Singles, Doubles, Trios and Team of 5 – placed him seventh in the All Events on 5,118 pinfalls to qualify for the Masters Finals among 23 others. He eventually finished 10th best male bowler after a 1-2 (144-203, 241-213, 199-204) defeat to Indonesia’s Hardy Rachmadian.

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OTHER USEFUL AND HELPFUL LINKS

http://www.singaporebowling.org.sg/
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VIDEOS

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PROGRAMMES AND COMPETITIONS

PRE-SINGAPORE SPORTS SCHOOL PROGRAMMES

Singapore Sports School Junior Invitational Bowling ChaLLENGE

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.

LOCAL AND OVERSEAS COMPETITIONS

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.

Singapore Sports School student-athletes have consistently achieved Top 3 finishes in the National Youth Cup and National Youth Teams Challenge since 2015.

National Age-Group Championships

Singapore Sports School bowlers have shone at the annual National Age-Group Championships, raking in medals across the various age-group categories of Under 15, 18, 21 and Youth. In 2019, Secondary 3 student-athlete Althea Dang Thanh Ly finished with 2 Golds, 5 Silvers and 1 Bronze making her the most medaled bowler for the National Age group.
ABC

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

SPECIAL PROGRAMMES

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, Sekolah Sukan Tungku Mahkota Ismail in Malaysia, 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.

STAFF

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Manager, Sports
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Francis Yeo
Head Coach
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Senior Coach
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Coach and Centre Manager
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Coach
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Coach