Six-time world bowling champion Paeng Nepomuceno now holds his third Guinness Record for having the most number of worldwide career tournament championship titles. This Hall of Famer’s first Guinness Record was for winning four World Cups in three different decades (70s, 80s, and 90s). His second Guinness distinction was in recognition of his triumph as the youngest to win a world title at age 19.
Marking his 118th career championship title was his game held in Melbourne, Australia in September 2007, where he won in the South Pacific Classic, Australia’s most revered individual tournament. He outwitted Jason Belmonte, the 2007 World Tenpin Masters Champion.
“This is a great honor, and I’d like to share it with all my countrymen," Nepomuceno proudly said of his third Guinness. “Whenever I compete, my countrymen always give me great support, which gives me great inspiration to always do my best."
Rafael “Paeng” Nepomuceno is a 1979 B.S. Commerce graduate of Adamson University. He was one of the 75 Outstanding Adamsonians named last year on the occasion of the University’s Diamond Jubilee.
Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo conferred on him the Order of Lakandula with the Special Class of Champion for Life last January 3 at the Malacañang Palace.