By Graham C. Lim (February 24, 2021)
The Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) Executive Committee has tasked Loren Chloe Balaoing, FESSAP’s representative in the Cordillera Region and FISU Ambassador for 2020, to supervise the qualifying tournament, for 31st Summer Universiade Games 2021, set at the Baguio Archery Club venue.
Recently, Balaoing just graduated with a degree in Sanitary Engineering at the University of Baguio and was voted a member of the FESSAP Board of Trustees during an online meet held last February 12.
Balaoing last saw action in the 30th Summer Universiade (World University Games) held in Napoli, Italy in July 2019.
Athletes who are 18-25 years old and currently enrolled at a member university/ college of FESSAP are encouraged to participate in the try-outs on April 10, 2021.
Recent graduates who are within the age limit are also qualified to take part in the event. The tryouts will be held at the athlete’s respective archery ranges.
The member university will be in charge of the target face that will be used during the tryouts.
Currently, the registered university members with the FESSAP in Cordillera Region are the University of Baguio, Benguet State University, and the University of Cordilleras.
Selection of Participants:
The FESSAP will be selecting a maximum of 12 athletes (three athletes per event).
• Recurve men
• Recurve women
• Compound men
• Compound women
The tryout format is as follows:
70 meters for Recurve; 122 cm, one archer per target face
50 meters for Compound; 80 cm, one archer per target face
In the event that less than, or exactly, three archers per category fulfilled their registration form on time, they will automatically be selected, and need not join the tryout at the said date.
The following fees will be shouldered by the qualified athletes and their coaches: The event is the 31st Summer Universiade in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China from August 18 to 29, 2021.
2. Participation fee- Euro €560 (Euro €70 per day x approximately 8 days)
3. FISU registration fee- €20
4. Philippines’ Travel tax/ Terminal fee, if the Philippine Sports Commission will not provide us the waiver for the said payment.
5. The FESSAP will provide for the uniforms of the athletes and coaches.
The FESSAP Archery Club will come out with an online Registration Form for student-athletes on March 1.
The registration for the tryouts is from March 1-31.
The rules for the tryout will be posted on FESSAP’s Facebook page,
@FESSAPint. Moreover, it will be emailed to the participants at a later date, or before the actual tryout.
The link to the registration will be posted on March 1, 2021. (gcl)