HKFC Enjoys Double Success in HKLBA'S Bowler of the Year Awards 2021
HKFC Enjoys Double Success in HKLBA'S Bowler of the Year Awards 202101 Feb 2022
Following the conclusion of the National Championships Finals Day 2021, HKFC enjoyed double success in the HKLBA’s Bowlers of the Year 2021. Phoebe Ho was crowned Women’s Bowler of the Year 2021 and Men’s Captain Warren Cheung was crowned Men’s Bowler of the Year 2021. Our warmest congratulations go to Phoebe and Warren on their outstanding achievements. There were strong performances from other Club bowlers, with 7 of the top ten positions in the women’s rankings and 3 of the top ten positions in the men’s rankings being occupied by the Club’s bowlers.
Phoebe Ho - HKLBA'S Women's Bowler of the Year 2021
Phoebe joined HKFC as a Junior Associate Member in late 2015. Initially, she played in Division 5 in the Triples League and Division 3 in the Premier League. Since then she has displayed great commitment in practice and a keen interest in developing her technique and skill in lawn bowls. Phoebe is now a key member of the Women’s Premier League and Triples A Teams playing in Division 1. Phoebe also has a flair for design, which can be seen in the striking new uniforms now being worn by the Club’s Lawn Bowls teams.
Phoebe commented, “I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to all my teammates and friends who have supported me since the very beginning of my bowling career! Special thanks go to my teammates Eva Yu and Christina Yeung, and in particular I am extremely thankful to Camilla Leung, a great mentor who has been teaching me not only about bowling techniques and match strategies, but also most importantly the spirit of never giving up. Without them, I would never have been able to achieve this great honour as the HKLBA’s Women’s Bowler of the Year 2021. I look forward to more opportunities to improve my lawn bowling skills and becoming a better athlete, and hope I can achieve even greater accomplishments.”
Warren Cheung - HKLBA'S Men's Bowler of the Year 2021
Warren has been the Lawn Bowls Section Captain since 2016 and plays for the Men’s Premier League and Triples A Teams in Division 1.
Upon winning the Men’s Bowler of the Year Award 2021, Warren remarked, “Accomplishing the ultimate accolade of the HKLBA’s Men’s Bowler of the Year 2021, has made me proud and joyful. It seems quite ironic that the pandemic has restricted me to playing lawn bowls and prevented me from participating in many other activities. I have therefore been spending more time training as well as taking part in the National Championship events. Not only have I refined my skills and techniques, but I have also improved my physical and mental fitness. When I started winning more matches, particularly the National Singles Championship, my confidence grew and I started believing that I could become one of the top bowlers in Hong Kong. In December 2021, my teammates and I won the final of the National Fours Championship, which meant I had accumulated the highest number of points in that bowling season, and the Bowler of the Year Award 2021, the highest honour a bowler could achieve. Being the Men's Captain of the Club’s Lawn Bowls Section, I feel the glory should be shared with the Club and the Section as they have provided excellent facilities and support to bowlers. Having narrowly missed out of the Bowler of the Year Award in 2019, the award has come to me a little bit late, but it’s better late than never! Let’s all continue to enjoy lawn bowling despite the pandemic. Good health to everyone!”