DLSU, ADMU show actions in basketball games versus Visayas teams in Dumaguete City

DUMAGUETE CITY (PIA) –The provincial government of Negros Oriental with Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) will host a two-day goodwill invitational basketball games with De Lasalle University and Ateneo De Manila to be held at the Lamberto Macias Sports Complex, Dumaguete City.

School Sports Association of Negros Oriental (SSANO) coordinator Dino Dipositario said, the De Lasalle University-Taft Green Archers and Ateneo De Manila Blue Eagles will show their actions against Negros Oriental, Cebu and Bacolod teams.

The De La Salle University Green Archers with their star player Jeron Teng will see action on March 6 and 7 pitted against Cebu’s best, the University of San Carlos and the top teams of Negros Oriental.

Dipositario said the games will start at 5:00 p.m. and open to the public on a first come, first serve basis only with general admissions pegged at P50.

On the other hand, the Ateneo De Manila University Blue Eagles together with their ace player Keifer Ravena will be playing in Dumaguete City on April 18 & 19 against the top teams of Bacolod City and Negros Oriental.

One of the highlights of these sporting events are the mall and campus tours that both DLSU and ADMU will be doing during their short stint in Dumaguete City, said Dipositario.

SBP and Negros Oriental are staging these exclusive basketball events in line with the sports tourism program of the provincial government and the continuing education thrust for its officiating officials and members of the SBP-Negros Oriental Chapter. (mbcn/JCT/PIA7-NegOr/This article was first published at PIA website on Feb. 23, 2015 )

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Winners of 2015 1st chess tournament in NegOr bared

By Roi Anthoni Lomotan

DUMAGUETE CITY Jan. 13 (PIA) – Negros Oriental Sports Development Program (NOSDEP) with the Negros Club 64 Inc. announces the winners of the first rapid chess tournament this year.

National Master Rolzon Roullo was declared champion during the grand finals for the open category of the Rapid Chess Tournament held last Jan. 10-11 at Perdices Coliseum Lobby in Dumaguete City.

Engr. Arnold Samoza, former Governor’s Cup titlist ranked second place while former Negros Oriental State University top board Bernabe Tagulo finished third place in the said competition.

Other professional individuals who won in the said category are National Master Ryan Trajera, Silliman Varsity coach Rudell Siglos, Jeffrey Alcantara of Tanjay, Ramon Sonjaco of Valencia, Juno Davad of NORSU, Florendo Zamora of NOSDEP and Al Dumalag of Sibulan.

Meanwhile, Alfonso Louis Olendo of Don Bosco emerged as the champion for the Inter-School 12 & under Category after achieving a perfect six-win streak. Alfonso defeated his older sister and fellow Bosconian Sara Francine Olendo who finished in second place. Completing the top three is Jerich Ivan Paalisbo of ABC Learning Center.

In addition, John Michael Estrada and Christer Mark Paculanang, two players from Bais City West Elementary School Bais ranked 4th and 5th place, respectively while other players who made it to the top 10 are Franchezka Kazandra Benedian of Bayawan City, Hannah Gael Tatoy of Silliman Elementary School and Hazel Sarao, Anselmi Repel and Renjill Tubil who are also from Bais City.

On the other hand, Justin Benedict Barron of Bayawan Science and Technology School bested other young chess player in the 8 and under category.

Arleah Cassandra Sapuan of Valencia Central Elementary school ranked second place in the said category while Karljakin Quilantang of Tanjay City became the third placer.

Some 100 young and professional chess players participated in the said event conducted by NOSDEP through the chess organization Negros Club 64., INC. (mbcn/ral/PIA7-NegOr/with reports from Florendo Zamora, NOSDEP and Negros Club 64 Coordinator/Article was first published at PIA website on January 13, 2015)

NegOr chess group announces winners of 2nd Inter-leg Elementary Rapid Chess competition

By: Roi Lomotan

DUMAGUETE CITY (PIA) – Negros Club 64 Incorporated, a known chess organization in Negros Oriental has announced the winners of its 2nd Inter-leg Elementary Rapid Chess competition.

Alfonzo Louis Olendo from the St. Louis School-Don Bosco (SLS-Don Bosco) in Dumaguete City bested other competitors on the 12 and Under Category of 72-player province-wide event, according to the Florendo Zamora, Tournament Management Committee Director.

Olendo has six wins and one draw and is the only undefeated contestant in the competition.

Coming in second and third placers were Christer Mark Paculanang of Bais City West and Joseph Lawrence Diaz of Palinpinon Elementary School.

Completing the top ten winners of the event were Hannah Gael Tatoy of Silliman University, Roland Adlaon from Bais City West, Arljo Sept Romadia of Bais City Pilot School, Hazel Sarao of Bais City West, Charlize Ybio from Camanjac Elem, brothers Jonzhergio Emmanuel and Joseph Rafael Masing from St. Paul University and Ben Enrique Jariol from SLS-Don Bosco.

Silliman University’s Hannah Tatoy, on the other hand, was the recipient of Top Female Award.

Meanwhile, Rhed Cabebe of Valencia Central School won first place for the 8 and Under Category.

Rey Anthony Divinagracia of Sibulan Elementary School placed second and Aron Gabriell from Valencia Central Elementary School landed on third place.

Arleah Cassandra Sapuan, also from Valencia Central Elementary School and Lance Nathaniel Orlina from Sibulan Elementary School were the fourth and fifth placers, respectively. Sapuan got Top Female medal award for the 8 and Under Category.

Winners received cash prizes, trophies and medals.

Special awards were also given to Valencia Central Elementary School for being the biggest school delegation in the competition while the Jane Kate Balana from Bais City West received the Promising Player Awards for the 12 and Under Category and Jalaicah from Boloc-Boloc Elementary School won the award for the 8 and Under Category.

The 2nd Inter-leg Elementary Rapid Chess competition is a project of Negros Club 64 Inc. in cooperation with the Department of Education and the Negros Oriental Sports Development Program. (mbcn/ral/PIA7-NegOr with reports from Florendo Zamora of Negros Club 64/Articles first published at PIA Website on August 1. 2014)