Singapore bowlers and coach receive award

5th January, Singapore: More than 130 guests, staff, council members and bowlers attended the 2011 New Year Dinner at Ikoi Japanese Restaurant, Hotel Miramar during which two bowlers and a coach received SBF awards.

The annual new year dinner provided the opportunity for SingaporeBowling family to catch up with media friends and working partners at the start of the new year.

Mrs Jessie Phua, President of SingaporeBowling gave a warm welcome note to everyone who were at the dinner and shared SingaporeBowling’s upcoming plans which include having our own two Centres of Excellence and to prepare our Asian Games 2014 squad from 2011.

Following her address, the annual SBF Commendation Awards ceremony during which SingaporeBowling presented three awards.

National bowler, Shayna Ng was awarded SBF Bowler of the Year 2010 and development squad member, Krishna Darshini awarded SBF Youth Bwler of the Year while coach, William Woo received a commendation award in recognition for his outstanding contribution to the sport of tenpin bowling.Shayna’s striking achievements in 2010 included winning the silver medal at the Guangzhou Asian Games Women Singles and gold medal in the Women’s Trios. Apart from bowling the frst perfect game during the games, Shayna was also one of the two women bowlers from Singapore who advanced to the Masters finals.

Shayna also won the Girl’s Doubles gold medal with Jazreel Tan at the World Youth Championship in July in Helsinki, Finland.

Krishna Darshini has proven to continue her outstanding performance following the inaugural Asian Youth Games in 2009. In 2010, she was the highest finsher from Team Singapore at the Asian Youth Championship.

She was part of the team which won the Girl’s Team gold medal and also captured the Youth Girl’s Masters title at the 33rd Canon Malaysian International Open in 2010.

“We are pleased to see our bowlers constantly working hard towards higher achievements and at the same time, adopting the right attitude in their bowling pathway,” said Mrs Jessie Phua, President of SingaporeBowling. “Giving them the deserved recognition helps to further motivate and encourage them to continue their quest towards sports excellence.”

Coach William Woo, who has been SingaporeBowling’s national head coach since 2006, was instrumental in leading our Singapore bowling team to consistently win medals at major international championships which included two Asian Games, 2006 World Men’s Championship, SEA Games, 2008 IV Commonwealth Bowling Championship and the 2010 Asian Youth Championship.

Awarded the SNOC Coach of the Year award in 1997, SingaporeBowling presented him with a commendation award to recognise his outstanding contribution to the sport of tenpin bowling.

“William’s contribution over the years has helped place bowling as one of the key sports which has continuously brought sporting glory for Singapore,” commented Mrs Jessie Phua.

Everyone at the dinner had an enjoyable time savouring the fine Japanese cuisine and catching up before a busy 2011 begins

Photos by SingaporeBowling.