Day 44/365: Bowlers Motto – Enjoy, Train & Compete

February 13, 2011
Elanes Bowling and Billiards Center
Greenhills, San Juan City

Strike!!! X Spare! / Miss 9/-

I am not related to Mr Paeng Nepomuceno, but his great name is a true inspiration to be competitive in this sports. So far my highest is 265 and won several medals under Class A & B Division (Quezon City Bowling Association- QCBA).

Day 44/365

Rafael “Paeng” Nepomuceno of the Philippines is a six time World Bowling Champion and is widely acknowledged as the greatest international bowler of all time.

He is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records and has three unbroken records up to this date.

Paeng has been bowling since he was 12, winning his first major tournament at 15, and his first Bowling World Cup at 19, achieving a rare Grand Slam by winning the Philippine Open, Asian Championships and the Bowling World Cup in a span of 5 months in 1976.

Paeng currently still actively competes, enjoying being able to compete against bowling athletes many who are half his age, and has the honor of still being able to represent his country at international competitions.

Paeng truly is an ambassador for his sport and promotes bowling wherever he goes – giving clinics, exhibitions and personal appearances.


Paeng was born on January 30, 1957. He is a lefthander who stands at 6’2″ (188 cm.) tall and weighs 200 lbs. He is simply known internationally as “Paeng” in the same way as Pele in soccer.

He is married to SAIRA R. PUYAT, better known as Pinky, Managing Director of the Puyat Sports Group. They have three children: Rafael Jose, Jr.; Saira Margarita Paz, bor and Isabel Angela.

His father ANGEL NEPOMUCENO (Deceased), is his coach and mentor and has been named as Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Coach of the Year for 1992(33) and was again awarded a PSA citation in 1996. He is a founder of Celebrity Sports Plaza and Green Valley Country Club. His mother TERESITA “BABY” VILLA-REAL, is a former Miss Philippines (1951-52) and a World Bowling Writers “Golden Quill” awardee.

His paternal grandfather is the late DON JOSE NEPOMUCENO, the pioneer of the Philippine movie industry and acknowledged as the “Father of Filipino Movies”.

His maternal grandfather is the late DON MANOLO V. VILLA-REAL known as the Filipino “Dean of Newspaper Editors”.

He is the second among seven children. His elder brother and younger sisters are: Angel, Jr (Deceased)., Marissa, Susie, Ditas, Mary Ann and Len-Len.

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