ANOTHER week has gone by. It is December! 19 days before Christmas!
A TOTAL of 15 teams will vie for four category titles when the 1st Davao City Juniors Rugby Tournament finals kicks off on Saturday and Sunday in separate venues here.
Rugby Football Davao region development officer Kate delos Santos said during the Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at NCCC Mall Bowling, Billiards and Bar (B3) Center on Thursday.
IT'S all systems go for the 1st KCGP Inter-Media Tenpin Bowling Tournament set to roll off at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the NCCC Mall B3 Center lanes.
Kingking Copper Gold Project (KCGP) media coordinator MJ Maranion bared this during yesterday's Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at NCCC Mall B3 Center.
SOME 250 participants are expected to join the Marco Polo Davao's Carlos G. Dominguez (CGD) cup 2013 shooting competition set to fire off on Dec. 14 at the Team Shooting Range along Diversion Road in Maa.
Marco Polo Hotel director of security Col. Arnold Comoda, guesting in Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at NCCC Mall B3 Center yesterday, said Davao shooters will be joined by those coming from North Cotabato and General Santos City.
MIXED topics are on hand as the weekly Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum resumes at NCCC Mall Bowling, Billiards and Bar (B3) Center at 10:30 a.m. today, Thursday.
Guests are Marco Polo Hotel director of security Col. Arnold Comoda, Rugby Football Davao region development officer Kate delos Santos, Kingking Copper Gold Project (KCGP) media coordinator MJ Maranion and Maharlika Sports Development's Peter Lat and Edgar Te.
SIX-TIME champion Ateneo de Davao University 12-under girls squad eyes a seven-peat when the 18th Alaska Football Cup kicks off at last at the Alabang Country Club in Muntinlupa City on Saturday.
The two-day annual bootfest was earlier set first week of November but was reset due to the onset of monster Typhoon Yolanda.
NATIONAL athletes sought for prayers from fellow Filipinos as they left on Wednesday to compete in the 27th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Myanmar that will officially open on December 11.
Advance matches, however, will be conducted in a few sports days before the opening ceremonies of the biennial meet.
WHILE the bulk of the Philippine delegation is set to depart for the 27th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Myanmar today, Wednesday, Davao City divers will just be staying behind and wait for their competition next year.
THE Palos Verdes Futsal Community League kicks off today, Wednesday, at the Rancho Palos Verdes Sports and Country Club in Maa.
Teams competing are Solido Football Club, Faith Mix, composed of South American players, Instatech FC, N&M United, combined team of Nepalese and Malaysian players, Intangibles FC and Team UN, bannered by European players.
FORMER Metro Davao Table Tennis Association (Medatta) chief Friendee Nuñez will now call the shots for the newly-formed Department of Education (Deped) Table Tennis Association of Davao City (Dettadac), having been elected as its new president.
Nuñez is joined by his vice-president Renato Bautista, secretary Eric Amistad, assistant secretary Melvin Herbosa, treasurer Shirley Zamora, assistant treasurer Junellyn Degoro and auditor Lordneh Lagaret in the new set of officers.
ALEX Alanunay and Roy Amsirabe annexed titles at the close of the SBC Bowler of the Month finals held Sunday night at the Fairlanes Bowling Center.
Alanunay, who gained a twice-to-beat advantage after topping the qualifying round, defeated Michael Omandac, 139-105, in just one game of the step-the-ladder class B championship round. Omandac placed second while Sky Sajile took the third spot after a 105-127 loss to Omandac earlier.
THE Green and Brown dribblers axed separate wins anew to share the lead in the 2nd Ateneo de Davao University Grade School Community Association (Agsca) Daddy's Cup Basketball Tournament that resumed Sunday at the Ateneo College basketball court along Jacinto St.
Green dribblers trounced Maroon, 91-81, behind Mon Daham's 23 points while the Brown team hacked out a rousing 100-86 win over Blue as Nelson Gesulga canned 18.
ORGANIZERS of the Run Aid Davao, earlier set on Sunday, has postponed the event to give way to a similar charity run for the benefit of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) victims.
Kenneth Sai of Vantage Sports Promotions yesterday said the postponement was due to "lack of preparations and in recognition of other runs raising funds" for Yolanda survivors.
ART Galendez bagged the title of the Datba weekly tenpin bowling tournament held Saturday night at the NCCC Mall B3 lanes.
THE DC Invest Padyakan sa Pasko will unreel on December 22 from Maa barangay hall.
Davao City Sports consumer Cooperative (DCSCC) chair and PhilCycling Mindanao deputy secretary-general Salvador "Jun" Paholio, in a statement sent through email on Sunday, said the event will be a team and individual competition.
DAVAO del Sur native Nesthy Alcayde Petecio is all set to compete for the gold medal when she sees action anew in the 27th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games that formally opens on December 11 in Myanmar.
Manila-based China Open 2013 champion Petecio, in a Facebook chat interview, said she and the rest of the national boxing team will leave tomorrow for Myanmar.
WINNING 19 titles and four runner-up finishes just this year is no mean feat.
THE 3rd Cooperative Advocacy Run hits the road early morning today from NCCC Mall Davao in Matina.
Some 1,000 runners are expected to vie for honors in the event that will benefit the House of Hope at the Southern Philippines Medical Center. It features 3K and 5K categories for cooperative members, non-member and family of three. Winners will receive cash prizes. The coop members 5k division champion will go home with P2,500 while the non-member winner will get P2,000. The 3K coop member titlist will bag P1,500 while the non-member champion will claim P1,000. (MLSA)
IT'S the moment of truth as the 2nd Executive and Employee Rapid Chess Tournament gets underway today at the Plaza, McArthur Highway in Matina Crossing, Davao City.
The five-round Swiss System format competition, organized and sanctioned by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) Region 11, will benefit victims of monster typhoon Yolanda that ravaged the Visayas region.
DAVAO City's rising sensation Michael Jan Echalico and veteran Mona Liza Ambasa stamped their respective rivals to capture the 21-kilometer titles of the Pacman Run held Friday at the Provincial Capitol grounds of Sarangani.
Echalico, who hails from Toril, clocked a total of one hour 15 minutes and 52 seconds in the men's class to pocket a cash prize of P5,000 followed by Dante Baay and Michael Barrosa who finished second and third, respectively. Baay timed 1:20:32 to claim P4,000 while Barrosa registered 1:24:51 to earn P3,000.
FOR the second straight year, the Pahalipay sa Pasko sportsfest was scrapped due to funding constraints.
The Sports Development Division of the City Mayor's Office (SDD-CMO), the office that funds city-initiated sports events, confirmed Friday that the annual sportsfest will no longer take place next month.
PREPARATIONS shift to high gear for the Run & Rescue for the Victims of Typhoon Yolanda that will hit the road at 5:30 a.m. of December 8 from the Abreeza Mall.
SEASONED pintoppler Rene Dalayon emerged champion in the Datba Weekly Tournament held Tuesday night at the NCCC Mall B3 lanes.
Dalayon hit a total of 906 pinfalls after four games in the weekly qualifying organized by the Davao Tenpin Bowlers Association (Datba).
CHRISTOPHER “Bong” Go returned to basketball action, propelling the third time defending champion City Mayor’s Office to an 87–66 debut victory over the National Support Unit in the Mayor Rody Duterte and Vice Mayor Pulong Duterte 11th AFP-PNP Basketball Tournament at the Almendras Gym Davao City Recreation Center on Thursday.
Go, who suffered a groin injury last August and was advised not to engage in any sporting activity for six months, made an earlier than expected comeback and scattered a game-high 24 points to lead CMO open its quest for a rare four-peat on a right track.
RENE Dalayon zoomed to the top spot after 18 games in the resumption of the 2nd Tide Matirang Matibay Tenpin Open bowling tournament on Tuesday night at the NCCC Mall B3 Lanes.
DAVAO City netters Jenni Celine Dizon and John David Velez defended the home turf by bagging titles at the close of the Palawan Pawnshop-Palawan Express Pera Padala age-group tennis tournament at the Eco 4 Tennis Club courts recently.
Top-ranked Dizon, who escaped past Rachel Velez, 5-4 (3), 4-1, in girls 18-under finals, added the Davao City leg title to her tour collection having also ruled the same category in Tagum and Digos legs.
THE green light is on for the Pacman Run set to hit the road on Friday, November 29, in an out-and-back course from the Provincial Capitol of Sarangani.
Race director Kenneth Sai of Vantage Sports Promotions said the event was earlier set in celebration of the Munato festival in Sarangani.
LEE Vann Corteza of Davao City climbed to the World No. 2 spot in the current men rankings of the World Pool-Billiard Association, the world's official governing body of pool as of November 5.
IT'S all systems go for the Champion Ka! sa Futbol ug Pagtabang on Saturday at the Tionko football grounds, Bolton Riverside, Quimpo Boulevard.
The 7-A-Side football festival will feature categories for mixed boys and girls or girls/boys categories for those born 2007 and later, girls only for those born 2001 and later, mixed boys and girls or girls/boys only for those born 2003 and later, boys only for those born 1997 and later and boys for those born 2001 and later.
LEE Vann Corteza of the Philippines stunned compatriot Efren "Bata" Reyes, 11-9, in the Last 16 but lost in the quarter-finals of the 45th All-Japan Open Championship 2013 10-Ball tournament that came to a close Sunday in Amagasaki City, Japan.