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Huang, Ang, Su, Chu to attend Tchoukball C’ship in Davao; License C Coaching Seminar set

Federacion Internationale de Tchoukball’s highest official is coming to Davao as guest of honor in the 1st Philippine Open Tchoukball Championship on January 27 to 30 at the Davao City Recreation Center.
Chris Huang has confirmed his attendance to Philippine Tchoukball Association president Pastor Gary Visitacion. The The Taiwan-based sports top official will be joined also by his deputry general secreatry Jeff Ang of Singapore, Taiwan’s assistant coach Chuan Su and FITB secretary Daisy Chu.
The FITB officials are also scheduled to meet Davao City Mayor Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio and Vice Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte.
The tournament has attracted 200 coaches and athletes from Bacolod, Davao, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia who will be competing in the men’s open, women’s open and boys under-18 divisions.
Pastor Visitacion said that an FITB License C Coaching Seminar is also scheduled on January 26 to 27 and interested participants can learn and coach tchoukball after securing a license. They can call (082) 2212670, (0933)1485584 for more details.
Pastor Visitacion will also grab the opportunity to talk personally to the FITB head of their interest to host the 5th Asia Pacific Tchoukball Championship in July 2012.
“We want to aggressively promote this sport and hopefully many Filipinos will also get into tchoukball,” said Visitacion, whose association has also been recognized by the Philippine Olympic Committee.

Holcim Cement/Inday Sara/RRD Cup on Nov.6, 2 games in DFA 13-U

Davao FA

Schedule of Games

6 November 2010

6th HOLCIM – Inter High School Football League: Mayor Inday Sara & VM Rody Duterte Cup


Division A

1:45     EMAR vs Ateneo

3:45     DCNHS vs Navarro


Team Standing

EMAR 2 2 0 0 14 0 +14 6
Ateneo 2 1 1 0 17 3 +14 4
Holy Child 2 1 0 1 3 16 (13) 3
DCNHS 2 0 1 1 3 7 (4) 1
Navarro 2 0 0 2 2 13 (11) 0



Division B1

1:00     Catalunan Grande vs Montserrat Camp School de Davao

2:00     Bgy 22-C vs DCNHS

4:00     Ateneo White vs Navarro


Team Standing

Catalunan Grande 3 3 0 0 15 0 +15 9
Ateneo White 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 4
Montserrat 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 3
Bgy 22 – C 2 0 0 2 0 7 (7) 0
DCNHS 2 0 0 2 0 7 (7) 0
AL Navarro 1 0 0 1 0 5 (5) 0








Division B2

1:00     Southpoint School vs Mintal

2:00     SOS Children’s Village vs Calinan

3:00     University of Mindanao vs Ateneo Blue

5:00     Mintal vs Calinan


Team Standing

SOS 2 2 0 0 8 0 +8 6
UM 3 1 1 1 3 5 (2) 4
Ateneo Blue 2 1 0 1 3 4 (1) 3
South Point School 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
Mintal 1 0 0 1 0 3 (3) 0
Calinan 1 0 0 1 0 2 (2) 0


DFA 13 Under Girls League

3:00 PM Lady Sakyan Utd vs Joint Forces Utd

4:00 PM Catalunan Grande vs Ateneo



Seventeen teams are expected to participate in four  categories: Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Boys Under 18 and Girls Under 18.

Former Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez and currently the Chairman of the board of the Philippine Tchoukball Federation will be the keynote speaker during the opening ceremonies at 10:30 AM right after the colorful motorcade around the city.

Coach Blair T. Cuares, PTF Vice-President for Mindanao and FCA Area Director said that “we are very excited to hold our First Davao City Tchoukball Championship this coming October 29 & 30. We appreciate the support extended by the different schools & institutions.”

Winners in this tournament will received trophies and medals. They will also have the chance to participate in the First Philippine Open Tchoukball Championships which will be held here in Davao City on January 28-30, 2011.

Powerhouse Chinese Taipei, current world champions and Singapore, silver medalist in the recent Asia Pacific Tchoukball Championships held in Singapore last July, 2010 will be sending their national teams to participate in this event together with Malaysia & China.

The 1st Davao City Tchoukball Championships is sanctioned by the Philippine Tchoukball Federation. (pr)

Thanks, Steve!

Clean Slate – Thanks, Steve!
Monday, 11 October 2010 13:03
by Moses Billacura
Edge Davao-The Business Paper

Team Pilipinas Phoenix Moo Duk Kwan shared some exciting info about  Steve “Red Knight” Grandeza’s historic victory last October 1 in Dubai where he captured the World Kickboxing Federation K1 super welterweight crown with a unanimous win over Al Hassan “Ghana Van Damme” Okine.
Steve used different combinations of kicking and punching styles ranging from turning back kick, jumping side kick, axe, round house, upper cut, jab reverse, solid blow combination, fakes, foot work and using the ring corners well that wowed the crowd, including many Pinoy OFWs.
Yes, Manny Pacquiao does not only have the finest and deadliest moves, but our very own Red Knight possesses them, too, after three decades in the practice of martial arts.
If Pacman has Freddie Roach, in the corner for Steve was his brother Bryan, a fine fighter himself, who helped navigate the needed moves that knocked down Okine in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th rounds.
Steve landed a left roundhouse kick to the face of his foe in the first round to follow up a beautiful jumping side kick to the body and in the succeeding rounds, Steve effectively used axe kicks and punching combinations that included a right hook that sent Okine down again.
A world title victory could never be reached without the help of coaches Bryan and best friend Edgar Allan Paulino, father and master Bing, “stage” mother Cynthia, sister Angela, son Ice and Myla Belle, the lady who is more than a reason for him to go on living.
Steve has to endure tedious training coupled with sound mental preparation under the guidance of consultant Ben Sur. After tasting sweet victory, he could not help but cry when the national anthem was played during the awarding ceremony.
The team’s trip would not have been possible without the support of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Pagcor, NIS Motors Corporation, Davao Bayan Construction and Hardware Supply Inc., Rockspec Gears, Davao City mayor Sara Zimmerman Duterte and vice mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte, and Steve says big thanks to all.
There is actually no need for you, Steve, to thank the Davao Sportswriters Association members. But it us who should be thankful to you for becoming a role model to other athletes and for inspiring us to write stories and become better sportswriters and members of Davao’s growing sports community
To world champion Steve Sur Grandeza, a man of humility, credibility and strong in character, thank you.

Araw sports events in full swing

No less than 19 sports events highlight the 73rd Araw ng Dabaw celebration, the City Sports Development Division announced.

Bong Go, head of the Araw ng Dabaw sports committee and executive assistant to the Mayor, said action goes full swing starting March 12 for all 19 events in various venues around the city. The events will be held under the supervision of the SDD in coordination with the respective sports associations.

The events on top are athletics, basketball, billiards, bodybuilding, bowling, boxing, chess, cycling, dama, football, judo, karatedo, lawn tennis, sepak takraw, table tennis, taekwondo, triathlon and softball. The sports activities also include the ongoing Davao City Hall Employees Association (DACHEA) sportsfest.

“As has been the tradition, sports will be among the highlights of our celebration. It will be a showcase of Davao’s finest talents in the different sports disciplines,” said Go.

The Mayor Rody-Vice Mayor Inday Sara Invitational basketball tournament banner this year’s events. Four teams from Laguna, Gen. Santos, Cebu and Davao will vie for the title in the tournament set on March 13-16 at the Almendras Gym.

Athletics will be held from March 13-14 at UM Matina, billiards will be on March 9-13 at JL Billiard Hall, bodybuilding on March 14 at Victoria Plaza, bowling at Dover Lanes, boxing on March 15-16 at the City Hall Drive, chess on March 13 and 21 at JS Gaisano, cycling on March 14, dama on March 12-14 at the Osmena Park, dancesport at Elysees, football at Tionko field, judo on March 20 at HCDC Gym, karatedo on March 20-21 at NCCC, lawn tennis on March 13-16, sepak takraw on March 13-14 at City Hall Drive, table tennis on March 20-21 at Wheels and More, taekwondo on March 28 at SM City Davao, triathlon on March 14 at Queensland Baywalk, and softball on March 14 at UM Matina.

The sportsfest is part of the year-round program of the city government under Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Vice Mayor Inday Sara Duterte. (pr)

White stays alive in All-Media cagefest

Team White came in full force on Sunday playing a game-long resiliency never before seen from this usually depleted line-up to stop the favored Team Red from advancing outright to the finals of the Mayor Rody and Inday Sara All-Media Basketball Tournament. 

The Whites repulsed the rampaging Reds, 93-86, in their now-or-never semis playoffs to breathe life to what seemed like an undermanned campaign. The win forged a winner-take-all match this Sunday for the right to meet Team Black which booked a finals seat later in the day against a fighting Team Green, 78-73. 

The troika of Philip Tumaroy, Percy Penoliar and Villarmino combined for 63 points to lead the Whites’ scoring attack while Tata Balasico and Neil Bravo provided the muscle in defense for the rejuvenated Whites who needed to beat the Reds twice to advance.  

Rico Biliran exploded for the Reds with 28 markers including 5 triples but his effort went to naught this time as he was shackled in the final canto as he was limited to just two field goals in the homestretch. Jerry Rentucan was also a non-factor in the endgame as he was saddled with fouls early in the third period after Whites forward Corilla baited him on several lane incursions. 

Rentucan finished with 20 but had to scamper for all his 9 points in the final period from the line. Another Reds sparkplug Terver “Inday Tanini” Quillano could do no better than a field goal when it mattered and finished with 11 for the game. 

“Bad breaks. Sa ilaha gyud to na dula. Bawi na lang mi sa Sunday,” admitted Reds playing coach Dennis Lazo. 

In the other semis matchup, the Blacks sealed a seat in the finals with a come-from-behind 78-73 win over the Greens. 

The Greens led for most part of the match with the hot-shooting Carl Eric “Idol Dagul” Alindao at the firing end. The Blacks trailed 49-62 early in the final period when Jun Canada suddenly went berserk with a flurry of fastbreaks. Like a man possessed, the fleet-footed Canada strung up 10 straight points to cut the deficit to three, 59-62, 5:17 to go. After Boom Jereos canned two free throws, Canada and Jun Bersamin conspired to drop a 9-1 bomb to finally wrest the upperhand, 68-65, 3:17 left. 

Alindao’s free throw tied the match at 68-all, 2:17 remaining, but Jun Digamon and Canada quickly countered with a pair of freebies each to swing the Blacks back to the lead, 72-68. After Michael Coronel and Jereos cut the lead down to one, 73-74, the Blacks had one chance to swing the momentum to their side and turn the game around. Alindao stole off a backdoor play then sprinted back to their side, whipped a pass to a streaking Jon Develos who was fouled on his way up, 24 ticks left. 

Develos, who was unusually cold all game long, muffed both free throws and the Blacks sealed the win with Canada streaking down with a layup and Digamon sealing the deal with a pair of charities. 

“We went down fighting pero ang sama ng officiating. May chance sana kami but the calls did not go to our side,” said Greens playing coach Andy Rara. 

Canada and Bersamin paced the Blacks with 25 points each while Alindao equaled that output for the Greens. 

Rara was slapped a technical for excessive complaining in the match marred by a number of questioned calls. The White-Red match was also tainted with bad calls but proverbial cooler heads prevailed in the crucial matches of this tournament sponsored by Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Vice Mayor Inday Sara Duterte. 

The matches too were not without some comic relief from members of the media who displayed fiery intensity inside the court but quickly switched to friendly mode right after. Bombo Radyo’s Dennis Lazo of the Reds posed for the camera before shooting free throws while photographer Junnex Chua of the Whites entered the game right after shooting photos from the baseline. MOR jock Big Joe of the Greens sported a “takyan” hairstyle while the Blacks’ Alfred Saguran of Radyo Rapido came to the match wearing high-cut boxing shoes. (NJB—City Sports)