Only 21 sports events will be played when National Philippine Youth Games-Batang Pinoy will be played at Panaad Park and Sports Stadium in Mansilingan as the main venue on January 28 to February 1, 2014.
Other sports events that will not be played are judo, soft tennis, pencak silat, beach volleyball, archery, baseball, rugby football, sailing, Muay Thai, and wushu due to a low turnout of participants.
Fourteen venues have been identified where 21 sports events will be played, according to Negros Occidental Provincial Information Office.
Panaad will be the venue for five events like arnis to start Jan. 29 to Feb. 1, athletics from Jan. 29 to 30, cycling on Jan. 30, swimming from Jan. 29 to 30, and triathlon.
Athletes of volleyball & badminton, and officials of Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports, Cultural and Educational Association (NOPSSCEA ) comprises the first batch to leave for 2014 Western Visayas Private Schools Athletic Sssociation (WVPRISAA) slated in San Jose, Antique on January 8 to 13.
Roger A. Banzuela, WVPRISAA Technical Director, who left Saturday ahead of the different delegations to oversee some hitches of the billeting and venues disclosed.
The second NOPSSCEA batch will follow January 7, while other provinces are expected to arrive too on the same day.
After beating Team D, 82-69, Team C end the eliminition round at the top in the ongoing Ayala Basketball Club 3rd Conference.
Trying to ride on the momentum of their win last December 16, Team D started strong taking the first quarter, 18-10 behind JR Rombines’ 8 points.
However, the lead quickly vanished in the second period as Toto Arela and Nilo Lizares joined forces to shock their counterparts scoring a combined 19 points, of Team C total 25-point output, to take a 12-point lead at the half.
Team D tried to get their acts together in the third quarter with Chac Mirano netting 11 points while Leon Bautista and JG Villeran adding 7 points each.
But it was an awesome display of 3-point shooting from Team C’s Marvin Tan, who scored 12 points by sinking 3 for 3 from the arc. Mark Jomalesa was also superb in the period with 8 points coupled with his savvy playmaking as they held on to an 11 point lead going into the final quarter.
The Taekwondo Academy of Bacolod (TAB) Bravehearts has won medals during the Regional Age Group Taekwondo Championship at St. John’s Institute Gym last December 21, 2013.
The gold medalists were Roni Jean Raymundo, Roem Joseph Ayuban, Michael Sanicas and Jan Reeve Mercurio all won the gold medals in sparring advance category.
Ella De Las Alas won the gold medal in sparring novice category, Matthew Javellana, Luke Potyok, and Paul Locsin won all the silver medals in sparring novice category, while Yesha Alerta also won the silver medal in Poomsae.
Meanwhile, Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association bound players led by Maria Charlize Philippe Subardiaga also won the gold medal in sparring, silver in individual poomsae, and bronze in team poomsae.
Candidate Master Ellan Asuela successfully defended his title in the 3rd Negros Closed Chess Championship with 7.0 points out of 9 rounds (20 MP, 28.50 BH) on the chess matt held last December 30, 2013 at the Activity Center of The District, Ayala North Point in Talisay City.
CAPTION: Negros Closed Chess champion Ellan Asuela (right) pose for posterity with sponsor Tony Aguirre (2nd from left) and wife Leah, president of A&V Negros Chess Club Association.* (H.James G.Toga/NDB)
Thousands of athletes, coaches and delegation officials are expected to flock in the province of Antique when the Western Visayas Private Schools Athletic Association (WVPRISAA) Regional Athletic and Cultural Meet kick off from January 8-12, 2014.
This weeklong competition will showcase the best athletes across the region contesting in 15 sports disciplines.
On Tuesday, January 7, arrival of delegations from various provinces will commence followed by the registration of technical officials and renewal of WVPRISAA ID.
The national secretariat of Batang Pinoy clarified that some events may not be played during the National Philippine Youth Games (PYG) - Batang Pinoy slated January 28 to February 2, 2014 at Panaad Park and Sports Stadium, Mansilingan, Bacolod City as main venue.
The events that may not be played are judo, soft tennis, and pencak silat due to low turn outs of participants.
In the Visayas, Mindanao, and Luzon Legs are beach volleyball, archery, baseball, rugby football, sailing, muay thai, and wushu.
The Sanguniang Panglungsod of Bacolod City last December 23, 2013, unanimously approved the resolution filed by Councilor Claudio Jesus "Kalaw" Puentevella commending and congratulating the Ceres-La Salle Football Club for capturing the 2013 Philippine Football Federation–Smart National Club Championship held last December 21 at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Mansilingan.
In the said resolution, the legislator cited to give due credit to the Leo Rey and Ricardo Yanson Jr. – owned football club for winning the coveted trophy against Dan Palami’s Global FC in two leg-finals – 2-1 on December 20 and 1-nil on December 21.
As reigning champion, the Ceres-La Salle FC defended its ground against the powerhouse team of Global, which suited up 8 Philippine Azkals players, 7 of which are in its starting 11.
The Bacolod-based Ceres-La Salle Football Club beat the Azkals-studded Global FC twice in the 2-leg final series of the Philippine Football Federation (PFF)-Smart Club Championships at the Panaad Park and Stadium, Mansilingan, Bacolod City.
Late substitute J Bagiuoro scored the winning goal with a classic strike in the 83rd minute, sending Global keeper Dely Roland Sadia off his foot, for a 1-nil escape in the second leg finals over the weekend.
Baguiro was also named as tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
IT'S A REPEAT! Ceres-La Salle FC booters and coaching staff together with Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella pose for souvenir after defending its title against Global FC last Saturday.* (H.James G. Toga/NDB)
Unlike the first leg, the defending champion displayed the real Ceres’ offense by putting early pressure on Global’s defense and keeping Sadia the busiest custodian of the day.
Aimed at producing athletes to possibly win the first Olympic gold for the Philippines, the provincial government of Negros Occidental intensifies its sports program in identified disciplines in 2014.
This was disclosed by Executive Assistant Angel "Nonong" Verdeflor, who is also the Provincial Sports Coordinator, during the opening of the Visayas Best of the Best Taekwondo Championships held at Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center last Saturday.
Verdeflor cited the sports of athletics, boxing, football/futsal, and taekwondo among the top four disciplines as priorities. "This is the thrusts of Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. of keeping Negros Occidental as the seedbed of highly-competitive athletes in the country."