Kenneth Chua, owner of Ken Pro Shop, Singapore,
is one of the first
97 bowling pro shop and instructional professionals in the
world to have earned Technical Certification from the International
Bowling Pro Shop & Instructors Association Inc. (IBPSIA).
One of some 400 candidates currently enrolled in IBPSIA's
Certification Program, Kenneth completed the three-year course
in less than one year.
To fulfill requirements of the Certification Program, Kenneth
participated in a four-day, hands-on workshop during the spring
of 1999; accumulated the required additional credits at the
association's annual conference in Las Vegas, Nev., in July
1999; and completed written study guides and the final, written
test based on the workshop and IBPSIA's 150-page "Technical
IBPSIA's Technical Certification reflects the holder's expertise
in the technology-based elements of pro shop operation - fitting
and drilling techniques, product knowledge, work bench activities
and customer service.
Kenneth specializes in retail sales of bowling equiptment,
supplies, accessories and apparel; and in providing technical
services such as measuring and fitting bowlers' hands to ensure
the proper grip, as well as drilling, plugging and resurfacing
Founded in November 1990, IBPSIA's mission is to provide education,
communication and recognition for bowling pro shop and instructional
professional, in order to create a foundation for the advancement
of the worldwide bowling industry. Currently, IBPSIA's membership
comprises some 650 businesses throughout the world.
More information may be obtained by contacting IBPSIA at
*This Article is dated 1999
of Ken Pro Shop
~ 24 years in bowling business
~ Technical Certification from IBPSIA since 1999. Member
of IBPSIA in Singapore.
~ Singapore Special Olympic World Summer Games Bowling
Coach 2007 –The Republic won 3 gold 3 silver and 3 bronze
at the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Shanghai.
~ Catholic High School and Catholic Primary School bowling