Bacolodnon jins to see action in Korea Open

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

BACOLOD City jins Deb Matthew “Jack” Daclan and Clouie Bolinas with other members of the Philippine Team departed Tuesday for South Korea to see action in the Korea Open set July 10 to 16.

Daclan is a mainstay of Hanah Taekwondo gym while Bolinas is an athletic scholar at Far Eastern University.

Hanah coach Vic Feria said two other Bacolod-born jins, Enrico Lizares Mora (College of St. Benilde) and Irene Bermejo (Ateneo de Manila University), would have joined the Korea-bound national team but were not allowed by their respective schools.


They were supposed to join the team but their schools did not permit them and they missed the opportunity to undergo training in South Korea on July 17-25, Feria said.

The Hanah Taekwondo jins will likewise see action in the upcoming 38th National Taekwondo on July 26 and 27 in Manila.

“We hope we will able to defend the titles we won last year. We are the defending champions in the Cadet Boys and Elementary girls divisions,” said Feria, the best coach awardee in the 2012-2013 Smart Nationals and the 2011 Palarong Pambansa.

Feria said they will field teams in seven divisions, including cadet boys advance, cadet girls advance, grade school boys advance, grade school girls advance, in grade school boys novice, grade school girls novice, and cadet girls novice.

“If it will push through, we will also field a team for the cadet boys novice and make it eight teams from Hanah,” he added.

Hanah secured spots in the national tournament after being named the over-all champion of the 15th Visayas Age Group Taekwondo Championships.

Feria said that despite the new scoring system – the Protective Scoring System – currently applied in the national competitions, they are still hopeful to perform well in the tournament.

He appealed to the Province of Negros Occidental to likewise upgrade its equipment to meet the standards.*

Bago City boxers shine in PLDT- ABAP national tilt

Bago City’s Mario Bautista and Mario Jaga won two gold medals to lift their team to a fourth place finish in the just-concluded PLDT-ABAP National Boxing Championships held in Digos City, Davao del Sur.

Bautista won over Tayabas’ Archie Estelledes via unanimous decision in the junior boys’ lightweight 52 kg. category . Jaga prevailed via UD against Lawrence Ordonio of La Union in the junior boys’ bantamweight 54 kg. division.

Their teammate Sheila Mae Mag Usara, however, failed against Cagayan de Oro’s Angelica Dadole in the junior girls’ light flyweight 46 kg. category.

Sarangani bankrolled by Representative Manny Pacquiao took the overall title with six golds, three silvers and eight bronzes.

Gold medalists for Team Pacquiao are Ranjo Gil Napoles, Glaidyl Reducto, Jericho Sahohito, Jean Minguillan, Ryan Moreno and John Paul Bentoso.

Napoles defeated Ronald Chavez Jr. by unanimous decision in the junior boys’ bantamweight 60 kg. category as Moreno conquered Jaybee Canedo of Camiguin in the youth boys’ pinweight 46 kg. category.

Reducto ruled over Lutayan Sultan Kudarat's Jolina Lamberte for the school girls’ paperweight 44 kg. gold. as Sahohito dominated Tayabas’ John Paul Ramos for the junior boys’ light flyweight 48 kg. crown.

Minguillan outclassed Cagayan de Oro’s Elaide Pamisa for the junior girls’ pinweight 46 kg. and Bentoso won the gold in the youth boys light flyweight 49kg. gold medal.

Cagayan de Oro finished second overall with four gold, one silver, and four bronze medals while Cebu City finished third with three gold and two bronze medals. General Santos City settled for fifth place with two gold and two bronze medals./HGD

Visayas Jr. table tennis
qualifier set July 25-27

Young paddlers from across the Visayas are expected to converge in Bacolod City when the Table Tennis Association of the Philippines-sanctioned and Lopue's Table Tennis Association (Loptta)-organized 2nd Visayas Junior Table Tennis Qualifying Tournament opens on July 25 to 27 at the Loptta Training Center.

The tournament will feature six age-group divisions – the junior boys' singles 17-and-under, junior girls’ singles 17-and-under, cadet boys' singles 14- and-under, cadet girls' singles 14-and-under, cadet boys' singles 12- and-under, and cadet girls' singles 12-and-under.

Registration fee is pegged at P200. Participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate.

A player is allowed to compete in only one age category.

The top four finishers in each category will qualify for the Best of the Best Challenge this October 2014 which will serve as identification process for next year’s national junior players.

Deadline for submission of entries is July 22. Those who wish for more information may contact 0915-8479948.*

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on July 10, 2014.


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