FESSAP AND DLSU-DASMA TO HOST 3RD NATIONAL STUDENTS CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR TABLE TENNIS AND BADMINTON
The Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) will stage the 3rd National Students Championships for the Table Tennis and Badminton with the regional winners later competing in another qualifying meet at the De La Salle University-Dasmariñas Gymnasium on May 27-28 for a crack at the men's and women's berths to the biennial 28th Summer Universiade in Gwangju, Korea from July 3-14, 2015.
Honorable Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV, the Philippines' Head of Delegation to the 28th Summer Universiade,and FESSAP President David Ong encourage the university athletes to do their best in the qualifying tournaments for table tennis and badminton.
The twin events are being organized by the FESSAP in cooperation with the Cavite Athletic Association of the Philippines (CAAP), its affiliated league-organization in the region. The 28th Summer Universiade is in cooperation with corporate supports from San Miguel Corporation, AgriNurture Inc (ANI), Bestank, Healthy Options and Hydro Plus Philippines.
The FESSAP is the sole national university sports federation recognized by the International University Sports Federation (FISU), a university-based, Olympics-style competitions participated in by the sports powers in the world such as Russia, China, Korea, Germany and the United States.
Prof. Gerry Sergio, FESSAP Athlete's Commission Chairman and DLSU-Dasma Sports Director will welcome the delegations at the opening rites on May 27, 2014 at the DLSU-Dasmariñas Gymnasium, Cavite City.
Technical officials accredited by the International Federations have been invited to conduct the tournament proper.
Early entries have come from the University of Cebu, Rizal Technological University, DLSU-Dasmariñas, Phil. Christian University-Cavite and school members of CAAP, NCRAA, SCUAA, PISCUAA, FCAAF, PRISAA, UCAAP, CESAFI and many more associations affiliated with the FESSAP.
FESSAP member schools may enter a team of two men and two women in each sport with a minimum age of 18 but no older than 25.
During the elimination round, the university athletes shall compete in a single group, round-robin format.
The top players from each group shall advance to the finals in a single knockout system.
The top four overall winners in each sport will be issued an Award Certificate.
Last year's Table Tennis Men's Singles event was topped by the University of Cebu.
The deadline for the submission of entries is on Friday, May 23,at 5:00 p.m. Entries are to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or at the Sports Director office, DLSU-Dasmariñas.
Currently enrolled athletes will take part in the competitions must be properly endorsed by their School Registrars.
Registration fee is P100 per athlete. The amount must be paid before 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 27, 2014.
For inquiries and more information, contact Tournament Technical Committee Chairman Dante Boquiren and his assistants led by Fructuso Raytos at 09497632253, Cecil Sarmiento, Antonio Quiza and Annie Rodas.
Other FESSAP-sanctioned qualifying tournaments for Judo, Taekwondo, Golf, Lawn Tennis and Men's Basketball will be held some timer this year. (GCL)