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Friday, September 6, 2013
A JIMMY Dano from Digos City inquired through text message how to get in touch with Unigames organizing committee Wednesday evening while TT was bonding with daughter Precious who was celebrating her nth birthday. Asked Jerom Galunan of WDJ of Roger Banzuela's new number, got it and relayed to the chess coach from Davao.
It is no wonder that Unigames, which the late Bro. Rolly Dizon founded in 1996 with Roger as USLS sports director, has become too popular. It gives collegiate teams a chance to highlight their semestral break with fun and games here plus the sights of Masskara Festival on the sides. It is sports and leisure, business and pleasure, all together in the City of Smiles.
Who are eligible to play in the Unigames?
Students must be officially enrolled in the 1st semester/trimester of the current school year with at least 12 units academic load (including NSTP). Graduating students may carry less than 12 units (with certification from the school registrar) and with passing percentage of 50 percent.
Foreign students may qualify to participate in the Unigames, however, the ratio of players that may be fielded at any give time shall be 80 percent Filipinos and 20 percent foreigner.
Transferees must complete one year residency. Residency refers to two consecutive semesters or three trimesters prior to the games.
The cut off age is 25 years old and the cut-off year for Unigames 2013 is 1988. Maximum playing years is five within a period of seven years.
Required documents for submission are Unigames Entry Form with individual pictures, official transcript of records or certification of all grades and units earned and the subjects enrolled in the current semester, duly signed by the school registrar.
Two ID pictures size 2x2 are a must; ACR and study permit duly signed by the school registrar (for foreign students); birth certificate aunthenticated by NSO or any of the following: passport, CRS form no. 1 (negative certification of birth) and baptismal certificate and form 138 (elementary/high school).
Those not allowed to participate are student-athletes who are enlisted with the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police; athletes who were banned in previous Unigames and were not reinstated by the Unigames Board; baccalaureate degree holders and high school students.
If you want to see rookies and unknowns who will someday don the national colors in international events or be your idol in the PBA, with Gilas, with Azkals and in beach volley, Unigames is for you.
Who thought that a shy rookie Emman Monfort (now becoming a star in the PBA) would show his wares first as an Ateneo Eagle under coach Norman Black at the USLS Coliseum several years back?
Aren't you glad that that tiny point guard hunted by ADMU from Iloilo started his initiation at Unigames?
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on September 06, 2013.