Today is the 3rd game of the Homecoming Cup 2013, the second bowling tournament of the Negros Occidental High School Alumni Association Incorporated Annual Bowlfest for Unity which is held at Negros Super Lanes, Goldenfield Commercial Complex in Bacolod City and will start promptly at 5PM.
Here are the list and the total pinfalls of class participants after 2 games: (1) C’66 - 2,957; (2) C’82 - 2,903; (3) C’74 - 2,894; (4) C’83 - 2,890; (5) C’95 - 2,870; (6) C’84 - 2,851; (7) C’68 - 2,836; (8) C’70 - 2,835; (9) C’62 - 2,808; (10) C’85 - 2,805;
(11) C’71 - 2,805; (12) C’89 - 2,801; (13) C’91 - 2,786; (14) C’87 - 2,765; (15) C’65 - 2,753; (16) C’67 - 2,702; (17) Golden - 2,686; (18) C’96 - 2,681; (19) C’97 - 2,674; (20) C’99 - 2,668; (21) C’2000UP - 2,663; (22) C’80 - 2,656 (23)C’86 - 2,646; (24) C’67M - 2,605; (25) C’90 - 2,598; (26) C’75 - 2,576; (27) C’88 - 2,544; (28) C’77 - 2,539; (29) C’98 - 2,528; and (30) C’76 - 2,470.
Seven Talk ‘N Text players were named by Coach Chot Reyes to the Smart-Gilas Pilipinas cadet pool alongside eight other Philippine Basketball Association players, one PBA D-League newcomer and of course, resident naturalized player Marcus Douthit.
The Tropang Texters in the list are Jason Castro, Jimmy Alapag, Ranidel De Ocampo, Kelly Williams, Ryan Reyes, Larry Fonacier and Jared Dillinger while the National Team mentor also added Gary David and Japeth Aguilar of Globalport.
Also named were Marc Pingris of San Mig Coffee, Junemar Fajardo of Petron, LA Tenorio of Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, Greg Slaughter of the NLEX Road Warriors in the PBA Developmental League as well as Sonny Thoss of Alaska and Rain or Shine’s Gabe Norwood and Jeffrei Chan.
Current undefeated Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation Minimumweight champion Merlito "Tiger" Sabillo (21, 10KOs) of Toboso town in Negros Occidental gets to fight the World Boxing Organization No.2 Mini-Flyweight contender Luis "Chino" de la Rosa (21, 12KOs-1-1) of Colombia for the vacant WBO Mini-Flyweight title on March 9, 2013 at Mario de Leon Coliseum in Cordoba, Colombia.
The Negrense champion was earlier reported to challenge the reigning International Boxing Organization (IBO) Mini-Flyweight champion Hekkie "Hexecutioner" Budler (21, 6KOs-1-0) this February 16 at the Emperor’s Palace, Kempton Park in Gauteng, South Africa, however, his promoter ALA Promotions decided to take the opportunity in Colombia.
Already, 192 teams have initially registered in the 2-day football festival in Talisay City dubbed as "Mayor Doc Eric Pasidungog 7-Aside Visayas Football Festival" on February 9 to 10, 2013 at two separate venues, the Carlos Hilado Memorial State College and Talisay City Football fields.
However, it is expected that more teams will participate as the tournament nears, according to tournament commissioner Warren Concepcion who is also head of the city’s sports office.
He said, this football festival will be part of the 15th charter Day Celebration of Talisay City in Negros Occidental.
The 3rd Negros Chess Academy age-group tournament will open at 8am tomorrow, Saturday at the 2nd Floor of Gaisano City Mall Food Court, Bacolod City.
Participants will play in the 13-under boys and 15-under girls’ rapid chess tournament in 7 Round Swiss System.
Organizers are expecting about 150 to 170 participants as there are initial registrants of more than 70 on Thursday. Organizers are hoping to reach the said number of participants before the tournament started Saturday.
This tournament is aimed at giving more exposure for potential chess players and to hone their talents in competitions for them to be ready in big time chess tournaments.
Holding sports competitions will not be a success if you lack logistics. Hosting or holding sports competitions is either spending or getting money from your sponsor. In holding or hosting of sports competitions, it is a given fact that without logistics, it will not succeed.
A good example is holding a sports event hosted by a Local Government Unit. An LGU will spend money in the preparation, acquisition of sports equipment and many others. Why are there provinces willing to host Palarong Pambansa even without sports facilities? It is because once they win in the bidding, the national government will subsidize the building of a sports complex, or if they have existing sports stadium, they will rehabilitate it. To get more "incentives," they look for sponsors for the event to augment their preparation of the hosting. I don’t know if the sponsors’ revenues will go to the government coffers, or what proper auditing are they conducting to insure transparency in the spending of government resources and collection of sponsors’ contributions.
A group of young and promising tennis players from La Carlota North Elementary School recently paid a visit to Mayor Juliet Marie D. Ferrer to thank her and Cong. Jeffrey P. Ferrer – 4th Dist. – Negros Occ. for their support and to present the medals they won in the Philippine Tennis Association (Philta) – Palawan Pawnshop Regional Age-Group Tennis Championship held in Dumalag, Capiz last January 17–20, 2013.
With Mayor Ferrer (5th from R) are L-R: Edmund Del Castillo – LACTA president, Karl Kristian D. Baran, Keanu Andrea Flores, Toni Rose Raymundo, Shyryn Gybryl Salazar, Kaina Louise De Asis, Iver Salazar, Jinky de Asis, Mrs. & Mr. Lyrecson R. Baran.*
Leading the winners with her excellent performance in the Girls 12-Under and 14-Under category was 10-year old Shyryn Gybryl Salazar. She demolished all opposition, including older players to amass two championship titles in her class.
The other tennis star performers were Kiana Louise de Asis: 14-U Girls, runner–up and 16-Under Girls semifinalist; Karl Christian D. Baran: 14 Under Boys runner – up, 16 Under Boys semifinalist; Keanu Andrea Flores: 16 Under Girls Champion, 18-Under Girls runner up; and Toni Rose Raymundo: 18-U Girls Champion; 16-U Girls runner–up.
The 229-strong Western Visayas Private Schools Athletic Association contingent is leaving today for Manila on their way to Lingayen, Pangasinan for the 2013 National Private Schools Athletic Association slated February 10 to 16, 2013 at the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center.
The delegation will board St. Peter of 2GO/Negros Navigation at Banago port and leave Bacolod at 6pm for Iloilo where the bulk of the contingent will also boarded from Antique, Aklan, and Capiz.
Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports, Cultural, and Educational Association is sending about 93 athletes and officials to the annual collegiate private schools sports competition.
WVPRISAA regional sports and executive director Roger Banzuela said the region will vie with 16 other regions for overall supremacy in 18 different sports disciplines minus boxing.
Flores captures inter-purok title
By James G. Toga
The 3rd Barangay Bata Open & 12-Under Chess Tournament was closely contested in every category during the 2-day battle for the top honors at the Our Lady of Lourdes Gym, Brgy. Bata in Bacolod City on Saturday.
Last year’s runner-up, Vito Tapulgo finally reached the top in the Open category with 5 points (20.5 BH) which was closely followed by Xavier Verdun (5 pts, 20.5 BH) of Cadiz City and Recarte Tiauson (5 pts, 14 BH). They each received a trophy and a cash prize of P3,000, P2,000, & P1,000, respectively. Rounding up the top 10 were Danny Mangao (4 pts, 21 BH), Edgar Dela Peña (4 pts, 20 BH), Jordaine Tupas (4 pts, 19 BH, 12.5 BH, 10.50 SB), Eric Abanco (4 pts, 19 BH, 12.5 BH, 10.25 SB), Ernie Abanco (3.5 pts, 22.5 BH), Felix Gonzales (3.5 pts, 18.5 BH), Raymund Dela Peña (3.5 pts, 17.5 BH).
In the Kiddies, Valerio Mangubat (5 pts, 16 BH) successfully defended his title as he was trailed by Shieldon Coleta (4 pts, 16 BH) and Cedrick Severino (3.5 pts, 12.5 BH) in the top spots. Each of them likewise received trophies and cash prizes of P1,500, P1,000, and P800, respectively.
Tomorrow, the import-laced Commissioner’s Cup tourney of the Philippine Basketball Association’s Season 38 will start with a bang and with reigning champs San Mig Coffee leading the other nine ballclubs alongside All-Filipino winner Talk ‘N Text and Governors’ Cup champion Rain or Shine.
Of course, if American reinforcement Keith Benson and newcomer Rabeh Al-Hussaini blend well with the rest of the Tropang Texters of Coach Norman Black, the recently crowned Philippine Cup winners are surely a shoo-in for another championship run. They were 7-2 (win-loss) last season and ended up in second place to B-Meg (now SMC).
The pre-tournament favorite, however, is Rain or Shine, the league’s favorite whipping boys a couple of years back but are now one of the PBA’s powerhouse ballclubs having won the franchise’ first pro league title last season and having advanced to the PBA Finals the last two conferences.
Coach Yeng Guiao is banking on 7-3 import Bruno Sundov this time around while his local boys like Gabe Norwood, Jeff Chan, Jervy Cruz, Paul Lee and Chris Tiu are all aching for a payback this conference after getting swept by TNT in the Philippine Cup. ROS went 3-6 the last time around for a mediocre 8th-place finish.