Bacolodnons head to world tchoukball

first_img[/av_one_full] [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Bacolodnons head to world tchoukball’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”][/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]Thursday, August 3, 2017[/av_textblock][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]PLAYERS from Bacolod City are among those leading the Philippines’ men and women teams that will compete in the 2nd World Beach Tchoukball Championships from Aug. 14 to 18 at the Sunset Beach Resort in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.Composing the men’s team are head coach-referee-player John Elray Jamelo, assistant coach-referee-player Benjie Oray, Josiah Su, Rik Aldrei Despojo from Bacolod City, Lee Tomas and Josiah Iñigo Yucoco from Manila, and Jasper Ray Tagarda from Butuan City.The distaff side comprises players Nadine Julia Crisostomo (team captain), Ivanna Aguilar, Mary Abelarde, and Ashley Julienne Pedregosa from Bacolod City, and Angel Therese Arapan, Hamida Kaylah Baluchi and Shenia Clarisse Tagarda from Butuan City, and assistant coach-referee Corinth Chua from Cebu.Tchoukball Association of the Philippines and Asia-Pacific Tchoukball Federation (APTBF) president Raymund Jamelo, Federación Internacional de Tchoukball Executive Committee member Elvira Jamelo, APTBF Executive Committee member Juliana Carbon, team manager Reve Abelarde, team coordinator Jozel Maiko Brasileño, and team chaplain Jonie Brasileño are heading the 21-member delegation.They will leave for Taiwan on Aug. 7.Tchoukball is an indoor ball game for two teams of 12 players (seven on the court at any time), in which points are scored by throwing the ball so that it hits a frame and bounces outside of a semicircular region.Fourteen teams in the men’s division and nine in the women’s division are competing in the tchoukball world event.Other participants are from Argentina, Brazil, Czech Republic, France, Hong Kong, Korea, Macao, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, and the African Tchoukball Confederation (Uganda, Cameroon, Mauritius, Ghana, and Ivory Coast). (With a report from Adrian Stewart Co/PN)[/av_textblock]last_img read more

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As they look to shun the organisers for the fourth seed ranking

first_imgTennis BY JOHN PANGKATANA Abigail Tere Apisah has been nothing short of ruthless. The woman from Morobe and Central provinces has been dispatching all her rivals at the Apia Park tennis court in the singles in merciless fashion. And our PNG flag bearer has every reason to be in a boisterous mood after the organizers put Team PNG as the fourth seed, this is despite them dominating in 2015 by winning the women’s singles, women’s doubles, mixed doubles and women’s team event.” “I can’t believe we are seeded fourth. They put New Caledonia and Samoa as the top seeded teams. “This has also played into our hands to want to prove a point without any pressure on us. “The positive thing is that we are a tight group, and it’s just great that we have maintained our ladies team from 2015. “In fact it has made us mentally stronger over the past week to prove a point.” Abigail said. Abigail said as far as the level of competition goes, she said the depth of stronger players has improved from all countries. “Olsem na mi no nap isi long ol (which is why I can’t afford to be easy on them).” So far they have knocked off the women’s team event with the gold medal and are in poll position to tick off the women’s doubles, mixed doubles and blue ribbon women’s singles. Team manager Barbra Stubbings said whilst all the players at the top level are all good friends as part of the Oceania team…this is not the time to be mates. “Abigail can’t afford to give her opponents a chance, as they are just waiting to pounce on her if she drops her guard. “As per the seedings we are not the most popular country, so we have to give it to them to maintain our (PNG) and Abigail’s status quo as the top ladies player in the region.” Stubbings said that Abigail is the number one ranked player in the Oceania region and her niece Violet Apisah would have to be a close second. “This has all the countries on the edge to deny us, but I am confident our girls have a level head on their shoulders to do the job.” With the way the draw has been made, both Abigail and Violet may meet in the gold medal play-off. She said in the ladies doubles, Abigail and Violet are on track, as are Abigail and her son Mathew Stubbings in the mixed doubles. As of Wednesday night, Mathew was the only PNG player left in the men’s singles race.last_img read more

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