Toddler Kyra Sum brings out smiles at Community Games bowling



Sum Wai Hoong gets a high-five from daughter Kyra after a good bowl. (Photo 1 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)

Orchid Country Club, Sunday, April 29, 2012 — 73 bowlers took to the lane in the Community Games bowling competition but it was two-and-a-half year old Kyra Sum who caught the attention.

Sum Wai Hoong, 39, would high-five his daughter Kyra after each throw, bringing smiles to the faces of people watching. Kyra and Wai Hoong’s wife, Song Yeong Yeong, were on hand to watch him bowl for Holland-Bukit Panjang in the individual men’s competition.

“My husband bowled for Senja-Cashew CC in the inter-constituency games,” said Yeong Yeong. “He’s bowled for four years already. Bowling is his passion and hobby.”

It’s a passion that Yeong Yeong shares as well, but “ever since the kid came along, I’ve been slowing down.”

“We were called on to participate and so we thought ‘Why not?'” added Yeong Yeong.

“It was my brother who introduced us to the game. You should talk to him!”

Her brother, Rique Song, 37, was also bowling on the day for Holland-Bukit Panjang. Rique finished with a three-game total of 496.

“I started bowling in 2004 just for the fun of it,” said Rique. “I got involved in the Community Games through a friend who is in the grassroots. This is my first time participating in the Community Games. I do it just to keep in touch with bowling.”

“This is the first time in six months I have bowled. I used to bowl three to four times a week. I also bowled for Warren Golf and Country Club,” added Rique.

The morning session was won by Erick Ching of Sembawang who bowled a 652 three-game total.

The best bowlers from each cluster will take part in the Singapore National Games from September 1st to 9th.

2012 Community Games official website

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