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Vivien Lau appointed FIQ Secretary

5th October, Arlington, Texas Following the reorganisation of the Federation Internationale des Quilleurs (FIQ) at the recent congress in Hong Kong, newly elected FIQ President, Mr Kevin Dornberger has appointed Ms Vivien Lau as the FIQ secretary.

Ms Vivien Lau, who was recently awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS) for her contributions in the development of tenpin bowling both locally and internationally and for sports in Hong Kong, started bowling in 1966 and competed in international tournaments in 1974.

She was a member of the Hong Kong national team from 1975 to 1987 during which she won a Trios bronze medal partnering Catherine Che and Maria Chong at the 1978 Bangkok Asian Games when bowling was included as a medal sport for the first time.

Vivien also represented Hong Kong four times in the AMF World Cup (1978, 1981, 1984 and 1985). She was also a team member in the 1976 Asian Championship in Jakarta and the 1982 Asian Championship in Manila.

Ms Vivien Lau appointed the new FIQ secretary

She first got involved with bowling as an administrator by becoming an Exco member of the Hong Kong Tenpin Bowling Congress in 1978. In 1982, she was elected Vice President till 1986 when she was elected the Chairman, a position she currently holds.

She served as Honorary Secretary of FIQ-WTBA Asian Zone until she was elected Vice President in 1992. She was subsquently elected President in 1996 and re-elected as President in 2000 when FIQ-WTBA Asian Zone was renamed Asian Bowling Federation.

For her contributions, Vivien was also awarded the Medal of Honour (MH) by the Hong Kong British Government in 1993 for developing tenpin bowling locally and internationally. The Justice of Peace (JP), an appointment of the HKSAR Government was also bestowed upon her for her community services.

Vivien is also the Vice President of Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong since 1996. She serves as Honorary Secretary of the Hong Kong Olympic Academy since 1987.

In 2001, she was elected Chairman of Women & Sport Commission under the Hong Kong National Olympic Committee. In 2003, she became a member of the Women & Sport Committee of Olympic Council of Asia.

She has been Chef-de-Mission for Hong Kong on four occasions, 2005 Macau East Asian Games, 2006 Doha Asian Games, 2009 Hong Kong East Asian Games and the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games.

Vivien stepped down as President of ABF in 2004 and was conferred Honorary Life President at the 2004 General Assembly. She continued to serve as Exco member of ABF as advisor. She owns a Public Relations & Events Management company and is Managing Director of Focus Events Management Limited.

Her knowledge, organisational skills and experience in the sport of tenpin bowling will be invaluable and will provide strong secretarial services to FIQ.

Photos courtesy of HKTBC.

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