Renowned kegler to conduct bowling course in Unimas
by Ting Tieng Hee, email@example.com. Posted on June 21, 2012, Thursday
KUCHING: Renowned Canadian kegler Alan Chan is not only focused on guiding the Sarawak Sukma XV bowling team to glory but also willing to impart his knowledge and share his experience with bowling enthusiasts in the state.
Alan, who is the president of AC Bowling Academy, will be conducting a basic bowling course at University Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) this Friday and Saturday.
He will be assisted by Amateur Tenpin Bowling Association of Sarawak (Abas) vice president Robert Lu and Sukma XV coach Reginald Walter Angkas.
The two-day course is co-organised by Crystal Bowl and Unimas in collaboration with Abas and held at Unimas bowling avenue.
To date, about 40 participants including Unimas staff and students, Sarawak Sukma XV keglers, state development programme bowlers and some from the bowling fraternity have signed up for the course.
The course is for those who wish to know more about bowling, to excel in their physical game, to become bowling instructors or refresh their knowledge, and coaches.
Alan joined Brunswick in 1998 as a member of the Brunswick Pro-Staff in China.
In 2002 he became the general sales manager responsible for consumer products in Asia Pacific until last December.
Alan has been a PBA member since 1994 and obtained the silver level of USA Coach in 1999.
He was a coach of the China national bowling team from 1998 to 2001 and during his tenure, the China team made the first recorded 300 game at the Asian Games in 1998.
His team won one gold, four silver and one bronze medals at the 16th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championship in Qatar.
He has been a member of Brunswick Rhino Team since 1985 and he won the 18th Hong Kong International Open Master Championship in 1992.
He owned and operated a pro-shop in Canada for ten years before joining Brunswick.
Alan has shot 16 perfect 300 games and more than ten 800 series with his highest being 822 in his bowling career.
AC Bowling Academy produced a great achievement at the 10th Canadian Mixed Championship from April 19-22 this year whereby its coaches and students emerged champions in seven events, one runner-up and one third placing
As one of the champions, Alan will also represent Canada in the senior event at the Tournament of Americas this year.