PSC backs Superbalita 9-Ball-A A +A
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
THE Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) is throwing its support to the 5th Sun.Star Superbalita 9-Ball Challenge 1st National Open slated Nov. 9 to 11 at the NCCC Mall Activity Center.
PSC executive director lawyer Guillermo Iroy Jr., relaying a message from PSC chair Richie Garcia, confirmed this to Sun.Star Davao Publishing, Inc. (SSDPI) general manager Tessie Paña in a phone conversation on Monday.
Iroy said the national sports agency will be a major sponsor to the annual event that will feature the open and youth categories.
This is the very first partnership forged by PSC and SSDPI for the billiards competition that aims to discover promising pool players in the grassroots level and at the same time showcase Mindanao's best cue artists against the rest of the country's finest players.
Paña said, "We are very happy that PSC agreed to partner with us in this worthwhile undertaking. PSC's support is like a badge of confidence and that they are recognizing our efforts in promoting the sport of billiards over the years."
The open event stakes a total cash prize of P212,000 to the top 16 players. The champion will pocket P100,000 plus a creatively-designed trophy while the runner-up will settle for P40,000. The semi-finals losers will each go home with P15,000 while the quarter-finals losers will receive P5,000 apiece. The next eight players will claim consolation prize of P1,500 each.
Champions in joint boys and girls elementary and High School as well as men's and women's college divisions will receive medals, gift certificates, freebies and certificates while runners-up and semis losers will also get freebies and certificates.
Registration will open on Monday, Oct. 22, at the Sun.Star Davao office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Entry fee is P850 with five Superbalita mastheads for the open category and five Sun.Star Davao mastheads and certificate of enrollment for the youth categories.
Deadline of registration is set on Nov. 8 at the NCCC Mall activity center.
For inquiry, contact telephone numbers (082) 235-1007 or 235-1009.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 18, 2012.