Phl Teams Secure Silver Finishes in 5th SEA Tchouckball
Despite falling short in its preparations, the Tchoukball Association of the Philippines (TAP) secured silver medal finishes in Men’s and Women’s divisions in the recently concluded 5th Southeast Asia Tchoukball Championship in Thailand.
The John Jamelo-mentored Men’s team opened their campaign with a 47-20 blast over host-Thailand B followed by 44-23 domination against Indonesia.
In Day 2, the Filipinos came out with another 53-29 victory against Thailand A while, demolished Vietnam, 50-14.
However, after 2 days of dominance, the Philippine team fell to eventual champions Singapore, 47-39 while took down Malaysia in their final game, 51-39.
Suited up for playing-coach Jamelo in the men’s team are Bacolod-based Benjie Oray, Herbert Aujero, Josiah Su and Judel Roy Lacson, and Manila-hailed Josiah Inigo Yucoco, Marvin Llianza, Mark Narborita, Jesson Dave Paja, and Lee Tomas.
Meanwhile, the Corinth Chua-led women’s team dominated Malaysia in the opener, 39-26 before dumped Thailand B, 48-13.
The Pinays, however, failed against the champions Singapore, 38-26 before taking down Thailand A, 43-24.
The women’s team include Bacolod City-hailed Ivanna Aguilar, Nadine Julia Crisostomo, Ashley Julienne Pedregosa and Jazel delos Reyes, Butuan’s Sheina Clarisse Tagarda and Cebu’s Jayme Lee Moriles.
TAP President and Southeast Asia Tchouckball Federation chief Raymund Jamelo said it’s a victory achieved.
Joining Jamelo are team manager Atty. Juliana Carbon, Elvira Jamelo – assistant team manager, team coordinator Josel Maiko Brasileno, and chaplain Jonie Brasileno.* (JGToga)