It’s all pride that is at stake today when defending champion Ceres-La Salle FC of the Negros Occidental Football Association puts its title on the line against Leyte FA’s Global FC in the first leg of the home-and-away format PFF-Smart Club Championship Finals at 2:30PM at the Panaad Park and Stadium.
The Ceres FC barged into the finals after demolished Benguet FA on Wednesday, 11-nil while 5-1 last Monday as Global FC blanked their Cavite counterpart in the other semifinal matches, 4-nil (1st leg) and 5-nil (2nd leg).
After 6 rounds of chess action, Cedrick Severino bag the title in the Kiddies Christmas Chess Tournament held at the Robinson’s Place Mandalagan, Bacolod City.
The Bacoleño native is one of the top players in this category who secured a score of 5.5 points, 20.5 Buchholz. Severino is closely followed by Bago City hopefuls - 2nd placer Johart Tenero (5.0 pts, 19.0 BH) and 3rd placer Kenneth Salazar (5.0 pts, 18.0 BH). Aside from the trophy cups and medals they received, Severino was given Php 1,500 while the Bago woodpushers got Php 1,200 and Php 1,000 cash prize, respectively.
Completing the top 10 finishers: Ian Gallano - 4.5 pts, 17.0 BH; Cybrin Salazar - 4.5 pts, 16.5 BH; Japeth Pimentel - 4.5 pts, 16.5 BH; Alliah Belanio - 4.5 pts, 15.0 BH; Kurt Matthew Tan - 4.0 pts, 17.0 BH; Alex Abong - 4.0 pts, 16.0 BH; and Jireh Martinez - 4.0 pts, 16.0 BH. They were also given a cash prize of Php 150 plus a medal.
Michael Ocido of West Negros University (WNU) and Stevenson Garong of Maranatha Christian College earned a slim advantage in a tie-breaker just enough to win the Non-Masters and U-18 Juniors categories of the 2nd NCFP/SCOOP-Bacolod Chess Tournament at the Event Center, Atrium Area of Gaisano Grand Bacolod Mall over the weekend.
The WNU champion scored 5.0/6 points, 21.0 Buchholz to escape close rival PO2 Ernie Abanco, who finished second with 5.0/6 pts, 17.0 BH.
Ocido, who is also an assistant coach of Christian Academy of Bacolod, went home a cash prize of P3,000 plus a glass trophy while Montoyo settled with P1,500 plus a glass trophy.
Defending champion Ceres-La Salle Football Club demolish Benguet Football Association, 11-nil, to sweep the 2-leg semifinal matches in the ongoing PFF-Smart Club Championship at the Panaad Park & Stadium, Mansilingan, Bacolod City yesterday.
J Baguioro powered the defending titlist with 6 goals in the game. Baguioro opened Ceres’ scoring spree with the opening goal in the 15th minute as Jalsor Soriano made it double in the 18th minute on a penalty goal.
Jayson Panhay and Joshua Beloya added 26th and 39th minutes, respectively before Baguioro scored his second in the 43rd minute.
Hanah Taekwondo gym of mentor Vic Feria finish solidly capturing 16 medals in the 2013 Palarong Panlalawigan Taekwondo event held at the Negros Occidental High School quadrangle in Bacolod City last December 10-12. Hanah garnered total of 9 golds, 4 silvers, and 3 bronze medals.
Alyssa Trisha Hanaya from OBCA-Murcia bagged Gold in individual poomsae while finished bronze in the sparring elementary girls’ player 3.
PENULTIMATE ROUND. Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella watching the Non-Master match on board 1 between PO2 Ernie Abanco (left) and Michael Ocido during the 2nd NCFP/SCOOP-Bacolod Non-Master Open & U-18 Juniors Chess Tournament at the Gaisano Grand Bacolod Mall last Sunday. Ocido (5.0 points, 21.0 BH) won the round and eventually became the Champion, while Abanco (5.0 points, 17.0 BH) placed 2nd.* (H.James G. Toga/NDB/SCOOP-Bacolod)
Defending champion Ceres-La Salle FC and Global FC are one game away from this year’s PFF-Smart Club Championships finals at the Panaad Park and Stadium.
Both clubs are ahead by one game apiece in the home-and-away format semi-final matches and will be playing in the second leg this afternoon.
Home club Ceres FC demolished Benguet FC, 5-1, on Sunday in the main event of the semifinals with J Bagiuoro and Okunaiya Olapido scoring 2 goals each while Jayson Panhay contributing a goal.
Team B survived Team C, 74-73 as Team E nipped Team D, 80-71 in the ongoing Ayala Basketball Club Tournament at the Ayala Clubhouse in Talisay City.
Team B started hot in the opening quarter with a 15-10 run behind JC Gamban and Gerard Benedicto, who combined for 11 points.
However, Team C sizzled in the second quarter as they outscored their counterpart, 22-13 with Llorca, Jomalesa, and Tan spearheading the rally.
After almost a month of nonstop Disaster Response Operations, combined forces of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police battled with the Canadian Forces in a soccer football friendship game Sunday afternoon at Capiz Stadium, Roxas City.*
The third period was close with Team B’s Willy Dasal scoring 8 points from the inside as Joey Jesena hitting 2 triples to cut the deficit at the end of the quarter even as Jed La’O scoring 10 points for Team C.
World Boxing Organization (WBO) minimumweight titlist Merlito "Tiger" Sabillo and WBO International super flyweight champion "King" Arthur Villanueva received cash incentives of P10,000 each from Central Negros Electric Cooperative (CENECO), Inc. during its regular board meeting last Tuesday.
Awarding the incentives include CENECO president lawyer Arnel Lapore and Directors Paul Lizares, Joyce Martha Cuenca, Robert Javellana, Roy Cordova, Roberto Montelibano, Zenaida Lacson and Ceasar Leonardia, and GM Sulpicio Lagarde.
It was a huge comeback game for Theo’s Marketing after trailing 3 quarters to clinch the title in the President’s Cup of the Your Basketball Athletic Club played at the West Negros University gym.
Theo’s escaped Negros Truckers, 89-84.
Truckers took the upperhand in the opening quarter with a 25-22 run behind Marlon Caballero’s 9 points backstopped by Mario Reyes with 8 points and Small Nonato’s 6 points. Meanwhile, Kokoy Pendon nailed 10 points as Joel Togle added 7 points.