Welcome to Paeng's Official Website

Rafael "Paeng" Nepomuceno is six time World Bowling Champion and a World Bowling Hall of Famer. He is acknowledged worldwide as one the greatest international bowlers of all time. He has been honored by the Guinness Book of World Records four times and has three unbroken records up to this date.

1.For being the youngest  World Tenpin bowling champion

2.For winning the most Bowling World Cups won in three different decades

3 For winning the most worlwide titles in a career.

In 2020, Guinness World Records confirmed that in 2019, Paeng at 62 yrs old, beat his own World record for the fourth time for winning the most career worldwide titles in tenpin bowling won over in 6 different decades, and in 6 different continents which is currently 133. His previous World Record was first established (118) in 2007 then (124) in 2013.

Paeng is the only bowling athlete who has  won bowling titles in six succeeding decades: in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s and 2020s. Video: https://youtu.be/H-vA6WMKV8Q

Paeng was first male bowling athlete to be inducted in the World Bowling Hall of Fame in 1993 and is in the entrance of the International Bowling Hall of Fame and Museum in Arlington, Texas, USA.

Paeng was also enshrined in the Philippine Sports Hall of Fame on November 22, 2018.

In 2021, the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPOST) commemorated Paeng with a World Renowned Filipino Living Legend Stamp in celebration of the 75th year anniversary of the first Philippine Stamp. He is the first bowling athlete in the world to be honored with a commemorative stamp. 

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 is the first and the only one in Asia to earn a USBC (United States Bowling Congress) Gold Coach certification. USBC GOLD LEVEL COACHING is the highest certification for coaches, much like receiving a doctorate in a field of study and Paeng is one of only 25 active coaches to currently hold the designation.

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. He is also a trustee of the Philippine Bowling Federation and is an adviser to the Philippine Mens and Womens bowling team. He is also a senior lecturer professor at the University of the Philippines and teaches bowling.

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