Bacoleños and Negrenses alike are in for another football treat as Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City will once again serve as the main playing pitch for the 2013 Philippine Football Federation (PFF)-Smart National Club Championship on December 9-21, 2013.
This was confirmed by PFF Tournament Committee head Cyril Dofitas and Paulline Javelona of the Negros Occidental Football Association (NOFA) last Sunday.
Among these dates include: December 9-13 – Final Qualifying Round; December 15-18 – Semi Finals (home and away format); and December 19-21, 2013 – Finals (home and away format).
With this development, Negrense and Bacolodnon football fanatics will get another opportunity to witness a highly-competitive football tournament featuring 10 clubs from all over the country – including defending champion and province-based NOFA - Ceres FC.
Bacolod jins bagged gold medals as the Philippine Team captured the over-all championship of the 7th Chicago Taekwondo Open held Sunday at the Guerin College Preparatory High School at River Grove Illinois, U.S.A.
Marcus Hinojas, Jan Mickael Casana, and Jimrey Chua won the gold medals after prevailed in sparring, board breaking and poomsae.
Meanwhile, Romar Itona finished silver in sparring, board breaking and poomsae.
Marcus Hinojas wears his gold medal and holds his trophy after prevailed in sparring, board breaking and poomsae of the 7th Chicago Taekwondo Open held Sunday at the Guerin College Preparatory High School at River Grove Illinois, U.S.A.*
On the other hand, Capiz-hailed Mar Angelo Rivera won the gold in sparring, board breaking and poomsae as teammate Zharie Grace Aguirre finished gold in board breaking & poomsae, and silver for sparring.
Qualifiers in the 2013 Batang Pinoy Visayas Leg will receive cash incentives of P3, 000 each when the National Philippine Youth Games- Batang Pinoy which had been rescheduled on January 2014.
The amount will represent P1,500 for transportation and another P1,500 for meals as Batang Pinoy guidelines disclosed.
These will also take effect to other qualifiers in Mindanao Leg and Luzon Leg.
Bacolod City collects 23 gold medals aside from silver and bronze medals out of the six events they have participated in the Visayas Leg held in Maasin City, Southern Leyte.
Commissioner Atty. Jose Luis "Jolly" Gomez of Philippine Sports Commission informs Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. that next week’s 2013 Batang Pinoy National Finals has been postponed due to the supertyphoon Yolanda that hit the Visayas Region last Saturday.
Originally scheduled on November 19-23, the sports spectacle will feature 21 sports disciplines to be contested by 2,000 plus athletes from different part of the country.
According to Gomez, more than 400 athlete-medallists will not make it this weeklong event, including those coming from the provinces of Leyte and Cebu – constituting 20 percent of the total medallists.
Negros First Football League (NFFL) and the Dynamic Builders Football Club (DBFC) 13-under and 16-under tournaments are set to stage on January 11, 2013. This is inline to its roadmap in training players while young and see a stronger and highly-competitive Negrense squad in the future.
Last week, before super typhoon ‘Yolanda’ hit the province, number of coaches, from different schools in the province, converged for the finalization of the tournament.
The personalities present during the meeting are tournament sponsor Ricky Yanson of Dynamic Builders, Joey Puentevella of Bacolod City Sports Council, and former national coaches Freddie ‘Nene’ Lazarito and Norman ‘Nonoy’ Fegidero.
Spearheading the assembly is tournament chairman Andrew Infante, Commissioners Russel Olado (U13) and Louie Yasay (U16), and AFC Referee Assessor Dennis Estaniel.
Qualified to play for the U13 are those born January 1, 2002 onward while for the U16 are those born January 1, 1999 and later.
A dozen high school teams start its basketball journey when the SeaOil-National Basketball Training Center Elite League opens November 16, 2013 at the West Negros University (WNU) gym.
Opening ceremony is set at 7:30 a.m. followed by a match between Bacolod Christian College of Negros (BCCN) and Trinity Christian School (TCS). St. Benilde School (SBS) and Mansilingan Christian Academy (MCA) will test each other next while Living Heritage Christian Academy (LHCA) faces St. Joseph School-La Salle (SJS-LS).
Tangub Christian Academy (TCA) and Bacolod Tay Tung High School (BTTHS) completes the quadruple-header for the developmental annual tournament designed for those born January 1, 1996 and beyond.
Bacolod City Councilor Claudio "Kalaw" Puentevella lauded the provincial government under Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., the the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) and the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) for bringing back the 2013 Batang Pinoy National Games back to the "City of Smiles."
The Batang Pinoy is scheduled November 19-23, with Panaad Park and Stadium as the main playing venue.
Puentevella further described that the staging of Batang Pinoy in Bacolod is very significant as this was the project of his father, Mayor Monico Puentevella, when he was still a PSC Commissioner 14 years ago.
Basecom routed Sweet Crystal, 93-64, to post another win even as Jast Enterprises debuted against Royal Star, 68-61, in Class B of the Fil-Sino All Asian Countertrade Inc. 2nd Conference Inter–Company basketball tournament at Po Hang Gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School Wednesday.
Basecom dominated the first three quarters and relax in the fourth for their second victory as RJ Iligan and Luigi Coo combined for 21 points to the first quarter, 28-19.
Their teammates joined them in the succeeding quarters with Atty. Jubert Katalbas, Keith Banzon and Iligan combined for 27 points for a commanding 69-39 advantage at the end of the third quarter.
Coo top scored for Basecom with 28; Iligan and Katalbas added 18 apiece and Banzon 17.
After the successful yearly staging of the MassKara Open 2013 Table Tennis Tournament where the LOPTTA players dominated the event last October, LOPTTA is now busy preparing for the staging of the National Batang Pinoy 2013 in Bacolod City on Nov. 19-23, 2013 where they already have selected players for their team for the big event, a brainchild of City Mayor Monico Puentevella. Our city is busy preparing for the venues and the billeting areas to accommodate hundreds of participants for the big event here.
Iloilo Tourney Champion: Pastor Hosea Alvarez pose with Marell Lagunday who won the Championship in the Executive Category, and Ann Gela Borbon of LOPTTA Bacolod City Team who participated in the 1st Viktorija’s Table Tennis Championship held in Iloilo City from October 24-27, 2013.*(photo by Jude Bomban, LOPTTA)
LOPTTA sent again another set of players, this time in Iloilo to participate in the 1st Viktorija’s Cup Table Tennis Championship. Lopue’s Table Tennis Association (LOPTTA) mainstay Ms. Marell Lagunday shows she still got the heart of a champion after winning the championship in the Executive Category (open) event in the 1st Viktorija’s Cup Table Tennis Championships held at GT Plaza Mall Activity Center, Molo, Iloilo City last October 24-27, 2013.
She tops the bracket in the elimination round earning her a slot in the quarterfinals. She then defeated Mr. Kiril Tolentino of Iloilo City in the quarterfinal in straight sets 3-0. She moved on to the finals after disposing Antique’s Rey Art Peinglo in the semis also in straight sets 3-0.
Minuluan-Talisay City Football Club will field its 13 lady booters to go to Manila to compete for the 18th Annual Alaska Football Cup on November 9-10 at the Ayala Alabang in Muntinlupa City.
The team, bankrolled by Talisay City Mayor Eric Saratan, MTFC president Rafael ‘Juny’ Lizares Jr., Mencho Lacson, and the parents, will be competing for the U17 on November 9 and Ladies’ Open the next day.
Consisting the Talisay City-based club are Hanah Martinez, Christine Duran, Chelo Marie Hodges, Irish Navaja, siblings Mikaela and Natasha de Asis, Mariel Eusebio, Thea Claire Concepcion, Ma. Isabelle Simone Yusay, Janna Lagman, Christine Miranda, Kristine Aguilar, and keeper Ivy Lopez.