PHL Boxers earn cash rewards for Asiad feats

26 11 2010
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The 16th Asian Games was the first major tournament for the revamped and enhanced amateur boxing program of the Philippines.  The Philippines have been one of the boxing powers in Asia and produced heroes like Mansueto and Roel Velasco, Roberto Jalnaiz, Leopoldo Serrantes, and many more.  In the recent years, there was a marked decline of performance in international tournaments. Changes were made and PLDT has taken the cudgels of sponsoring a new breed of Filipino amateur boxers. PLDT Phl Team Boxing sent 6 boxers in this years Asiad, half of those earned a medal. The team finished with 1 GOLD 1 SILVER and 1 BRONZE.  Part of the program is giving financial rewards for boxers who earn medals.

Rey Saludar is set to receive a P3 Million windfall after beating the host bet Chang Yong in front a shocked Chinese crowd. Silver medallist Annie Albania will receive P1 Million and Victorio Saludar will be P500,000 richer for his bronze.

caloycomment: This is great for the program.  I hope this will encourage more boxers to train harder in the amateur levels.  There is some money in the amateur levels and if one will be blessed enough to be the first Filipino olympic gold medallist, he or she will surely get a lot of money.  Not as much as Pacquiao but nevertheless, the first Olympic Gold medallist will have his name immortalized.  The boxers have the biggest chance to become legendary Filipino olympians.  Congratulations to the boxers and the sponsors!!!!

I hope that big companies will emulate PLDT and start to embrace other sporting disciplines so that the athletes can have some world-class training and exposure.  Sports like Taekwondo, chess, sepak-takraw, football, and baseball could use some funds.





Saludar wins Gold; Albania settles for Silver

25 11 2010
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Boxing has always been a source of pride of the Philippines in the past Asian Games.  This year the country is fielding by a well-funded team that is manned by the best amateur fighters in the land including a woman. In the 2010 Asian Games, the boxers finished with a 1-1-1 medal tally.  Rey Saludar stunned Chan Yong of the host country to bag the gold in the 52kg or below division. Annie Albania, the lone female Filipino bet lost to a taller Cancan Ren of China to settle for a well-deserved silver. The Philippines raised its games medal totals to 3-3-9.

Other News:

Smart Gilas routed North Korea in the consolation game in Basketball.  They lost their chance to earn a medal when they lost South Korea 66-74 in yesterday’s matches.

Philippine Chess Team will battle China in the gold medal game in Team Chess.





Asian Games: Gilas tramples India

22 11 2010

Smart Gilas- Philippine Men’s basketball team evens their record to 2-2 after toying with South Asian Representatives India 78-57. JV Casio and Chris Tiu led the scoring with 18 and 13 markers respectively.

 

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
IND INDIA 4 14 20 30 34 41 44 57
PHI PHILIPPINES 8 21 27 31 48 63 70 78

 

Commissioner CHN ZHOU Jiangan
Referee CHN JIANG Zhiyuan
Umpires HKG LAU Cheuk Fai
Umpires KOR YUN Jonghyun

 

IND INDIA
No. Name MIN Field Goals 2 Points 3 Points Free Throws Rebounds AS TO ST BS PF FO Pts
M/A % M/A % M/A % M/A % OR DR TOT
* 4 KOROTH Hareesh 29:57 1 / 5 20 1 / 2 50 0 / 3 0 7 7 1 1 1 1 2
* 7 MISHRA Prakash 31:52 3 / 11 27 3 / 8 38 0 / 3 0 1 1 2 2 3 2 6
* 9 BHRIGUVANSHI Vishe.. (C) 29:02 3 / 12 25 3 / 9 33 0 / 3 0 4 / 4 100 1 5 6 1 4 1 2 2 10
* 14 SINGH Yadwinder 32:43 4 / 12 33 4 / 12 33 2 / 2 100 2 3 5 2 1 2 10
* 15 SINGH Jagdeep 24:00 6 / 10 60 6 / 10 60 2 / 2 100 2 4 6 1 1 2 2 3 14
5 COIMBATORE VENUGOP.. 04:27 1 / 2 50 1 / 2 50 3 2 5 1 2
6 SHAN Dishant Vipul 06:58 1 / 2 50 1 / 2 50 4 / 6 67 2 2 4 1 1 1 3 6
8 SINGH Kiran Pal 03:58 0 / 3 0 0 / 1 0 0 / 2 0 1 1 0
10 RATHEE Sunil Kumar 13:36 0 / 4 0 0 / 4 0 1 / 2 50 1 1 1 3 1 1
11 PEREIRA Eudrick 17:04 3 / 5 60 3 / 5 60 0 / 3 0 2 1 3 4 2 6
12 RAI Trideep 00:00 0
13 JAT Jayram -04:32 0 / 2 0 0 / 2 0 1 1 1 0
Team/Coach 2
Coach HARRIS Bill
Assistant Coach SINGH Rajinder
Totals 22 / 68 32 22 / 55 40 0 / 13 0 13 / 19 68 14 27 41 5 12 3 2 18 16 57
PHI PHILIPPINES
No. Name MIN Field Goals 2 Points 3 Points Free Throws Rebounds AS TO ST BS PF FO Pts
M/A % M/A % M/A % M/A % OR DR TOT
* 4 BARROCA Andy Mark 21:58 3 / 9 33 3 / 7 43 0 / 2 0 2 / 2 100 2 2 2 2 2 8
* 5 TIU Christopher Jo.. (C) 22:23 5 / 11 45 2 / 5 40 3 / 6 50 1 2 3 2 1 1 2 13
* 11 TAULAVA Pauliasi 21:10 4 / 4 100 4 / 4 100 2 / 5 40 2 7 9 1 1 2 3 10
* 13 WILLIAMS Kelly 24:28 3 / 6 50 3 / 6 50 1 / 2 50 2 3 5 3 2 1 1 1 7
* 15 LUTZ Christopher R.. 32:01 3 / 7 43 3 / 5 60 0 / 2 0 4 / 5 80 1 1 1 3 4 4 10
6 CASIO Joseph Evans 21:47 6 / 12 50 3 / 5 60 3 / 7 43 3 / 4 75 1 1 3 1 2 1 3 18
7 MERCADO Solomon Je.. 00:00 0
8 AGUILAR Japeth Pau.. 00:00 0
9 SLAUGHTER Gregory .. 18:31 1 / 5 20 1 / 5 20 2 / 4 50 2 5 7 2 3 3 4
10 BARACAEL Marnel 20:35 3 / 6 50 3 / 5 60 0 / 1 0 3 3 3 2 6
12 BALLESTEROS Jason 07:42 1 1 2 3 2 0
14 LASSITER Marcio 07:50 1 / 2 50 1 / 2 50 1 1 1 2
Team/Coach
Coach TOROMAN Rajko
Assistant Coach REYES Vincent
Totals 29 / 62 47 23 / 44 52 6 / 18 33 14 / 22 64 7 26 33 13 9 7 7 17 17 78

 

INDIA PHILIPPINES
Points from Turnovers 12 10
Points in the Paint 38 28
Second Chance Points 2 7
Fast Break Points 10 4

 

INDIA PHILIPPINES
Biggest Lead 29
Biggest Scoring Run 12-0(34-48) 6-0(24-27)
Lead Changes 0
Times Tied 1

caloycomment: It was an expected win by the Philippines.  Tonights match-up with Taipei will determine their chances in advancing further in this tournament. A loss will mean that they will face the host China in the quarterfinals.  China will be tough to beat at home.  A win will make them battle Korea which is somehow beatable.

 





Milo Best Finals: Ateneo de Cebu, ADMU champs!!!

22 11 2010
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After days of intense competition, the 2010 Milo Best SBP Passerelle Twin Tournaments National Finals crowns its champions.  In the SBP, its an old-timer in Ateneo De Manila while in the passerelle, a first-time winner won in Sacred Heart-Ateneo de Cebu.

Ateneo de Manila has proven its reputation as the best small basketeers program in the country. ADMU’s trophy was actually its fourth straight national title.  This year, they beat a very competitive Ateneo de Davao squad 61-51 in the finals.  The host team Ateneo de Cebu won the consolation game against the Don Bosco Academy of Pampanga.

After years of frustration, the vaunted Sacred Heart-Ateneo de Cebu Magi Eagles finally won a national title.  In front of their home crowd, they routed an undermanned Xavier University squad 102-53.  It was a fitting end to a great season for the Magis Eagles.

caloyomment: Congatulations to the players, the parents, and the organizers of the tournament! The Milo Best tournament has always been one of the best basketball tournamnet for young players in the country.  It would be nice if there is some sort of similar nationally organized tournament for the higher levels because the more they play in tough tournaments the better that they become.  I hope some company will be willing to sponsor because basketball still is the no.1 sport in the country.  It will also be nice if there is a similar format for other sports like football, baseball, and volleyball.





Asian Games: Tabuena earns Silver in Men’s Golf

21 11 2010
(4/365) :: Golf Thursdays

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16 year old Miguel Luis Tabuena emerged as one of the youngest Filipino Asian games heroes by capturing the silver medal in the men’s golf competitions.  He closed out the tournament with an even 72 and ended up just behind Korean Whee Meen Kim who won the competition by a whopping 11 shots.  The Koreans swept all the gold medals in golf in the 2010 Asian Games.  Men’s team ended in a disappointing 5th place after contending most of the week.

The Philippines added 3 more bronze medals from taekwondo.  Paul Romero, John Paul Lizardo, and Kirstie Elaine Alora all lost in their semi-final matches ending their gold medal hopes.  With the medals of the 4, PH has now a tally of 2-2-8 (Gold silver BronzE)

caloycomment: It was a marvelous performance by the young parbuster.  I foresee another future Filipino golfing star that will do well in the Asian Tour.  The golfing competition though was a testament to Korea’s reputation as the hotbed of golf stars in Asia.  The Koreans simply overwhelmed the competitions, it was never even close. As for the takewondo jins, it was great to see them earning medals.  Although the Philippine Sports Commission would have wanted to see more.  I think taekwondo is one of the sports we can actually somehow win an Olympic medal. This sport should be actively introduced and developed in the grassroots level.





PCCL: Fajardo leads UC to Final 4; FEU overcomes JRU

20 11 2010

Cebuano big man Junmar Fajardo scored 30 points and grabbed 20 rebounds in UC’s victory over USC 83-67 in the Elite Eight of the Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL).  The new format allowed 1 team from the Visays and Mindanao reach the Final 4.  The last time a team from the Visayas reached the Final 4 was in 2007 when the University of the Visayas advanced to Finals against the Ateneo Blue Eagles.

UC (83) – Fajardo 30, Juliane 18, Pao 15, Heruela 8, Magallanes 5, Bercede 4, Mohammad 3.

USC (67) – Cantanao 16, Hermosa 12, Codillo 11, Cortes 9, Otida 7, Padillo 5, Duran 3, Bautista 2, Panerio 2.

QS: 18-16; 48-33; 64-50; 83-67

Meanwhile, Reil Cervantes leads FEU Tamaraw in beating JRU Heavy Bombers 64-60 in their Sweet 16 match.

FEU (64) – Cervantes 16, Cawaling 8, Cruz 8, Noundou 8, Garcia 8, Exciminiano 7, Romeo 6, Bringas 2, Mendoza 1.

JRU (60) – Apinan 11, Bulangis 11, Etame 7, Lopez 7, Matute 6, Njei 5, Kabigting 5, Almario 4, Montemayor 2, Lopez 2.

Quarter Scores: 9-19; 29-32; 45-46; 64-60

 

 





Frankie Miñoza earns full exempt status in Champion’s Tour

20 11 2010
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CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Filipino Frankie Miñoza finished in the top 5 Champions Tour‘s national qualifying tournament at the  TPC Eagle Trace. He earned one of the 5 fully exempt  spots for the 2011 Tour along with tournament winner Keith ClearwaterLee Rinker, Phil Blackmar, and John Morse.

The Champions Tour is run by the PGA tour and it has events in the United States and United Kingdowm for golfers 50 years old and above.  Many PGA tour  veterans play in the Champions Tour.

caloycomment: Finally, Frankie Miñoza has qualified in the premier senior tour in the world.  I hope he will earn a lot in the 2011 season. I still think Frankie is one of the best golfers of the Philippines right now and he can still do well in the Asian Tour.








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