THREE softball teams from Bacolod City-Negros Little League Association Chapter will see action on Sunday in the Asia Pacific Little League Regional Softball Championship slated August 8-15, 2007 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The junior (13-14 years old) league will face Guam at 8 a.m., followed by the major (11-12) league at 11:45 a.m. against Guam; Big (16-18) league against Pakistan at 2:30 p.m. and the senior (14-16) league against Guam at 5:45 p.m. at Softball Field No. 1.
On Monday, July 12, the major league will face host Indonesia at 11:15 a.m., senior league battles host-Indonesia at 2:30 p.m. and big league facing host-team at 5:45 p.m.
On Tuesday, July 13, the junior league will face host-Indonesia at 5:45 p.m.
The next day, July 14, all the Philippine teams will face separate opponents with the senior league against Guam for their second meeting at 8 a.m.; the big league against Indonesia at 11:45 a.m.; the junior league against Guam at 2:30 p.m.; and the major league battles Guam at 5:45 p.m.
On Thursday, July 15, the major, junior and senior league will meet host Indonesia starting at 7:30 a.m.
The team with the best record after the tournament will represent Asia Pacific in the World Series next month in the different venues in the USA.
On the other hand, the baseball matches will be held in Field No. 2 with the Philippine representatives, two Muntinlupa Little League teams to represent the junior and senior while International Little League Association of Manila in the big league.
The team with best record will advance to the finals.
Roy Romaya, Indonesia Little League Association assistant district administrator, said softball teams will be billeted in Hotel Atlet Century park, which is a five-minute distance walk to AsPac field. The baseball teams will be at the Hotel Santika Primiere, a 20-minute distance for bus drive to AsPac field where both events will be played in a week-long tourney.
Each team is required to pay $3,000 for hotel accommodation and meals for a week-long tournament.
The teams, however, find difficulty in their flight that changes from time to time until last night that Philippine Series Little League Administrator Jolly Gomez said that all flights will be no longer be changed.
The senior and junior teams will be mentored by multi-awarded coach Antonio Oquindo and the Major League by Tess Himpolaran.
Comprising the teams are Esteban Albacea as head of delegation and Cyrus Garde as Team manager.