Friday, 22 March 2019

2019 World Bowling Junior Championships

The 2019 World Bowling Junior Championships was held at 28-lane Plaza Bowling in Saint-Maximin, France (preliminaries) from the 17th to 24th of March.

Singapore and the Philippines are the most successful teams at this junior world championships collecting medals in different events.

Below are the medalists from Southeast Asia.

Girls Singles
  • Gold - Arianne Tay (Singapore)
  • Bronze - Grace Gella (Philippines)

Mixed Team Event
  • Bronze - Lu Yi Quek, Arianne Tay, Xavier Teo, Eugene Yeo (Singapore)
Girls Master Event
  • Bronze - Norel Nuevo (Philippines)

Thursday, 21 March 2019

2020 AFC U-23 Championship Qualification

Schedules & Results for Southeast Asian teams only
22nd - 26th March 2019

Group G - Matches being played in Mongolia
  • March 22 | Full Time: Singapore 1-1 Hong Kong
  • March 22 | Full Time: North Korea 1-0 Mongolia
  • March 24 | Singapore vs North Korea
  • March 24 | Hong Kong vs Mongolia
  • March 26 | Singapore vs Mongolia
  • March 26 | Hong Kong vs North Korea

Group H - Matches being played in Cambodia
  • March 22 | Full Time: Cambodia 0-6 Australia
  • March 22 | Full Time: South Korea 8-0 Chinese Taipei
  • March 24 | Cambodia vs South Korea
  • March 24 | Chinese Taipei vs Australia
  • March 26 | Cambodia vs Chinese Taipei
  • March 26 | Australia vs South Korea

Group I - Matches being played in Myanmar
  • March 22 | Full Time: Myanmar 7-0 Timor Leste
  • March 22 | Full Time: Japan 8-0 Macau
  • March 24 | Timor Leste vs Japan
  • March 24 | Myanmar vs Macau
  • March 26 | Timor Leste vs Macau
  • March 26 | Myanmar vs Japan

Group J - Matches being played in Malaysia
  • March 22 | Full Time: Laos 0-5 China
  • March 22 | Full Time: Malaysia 3-0 Philippines
  • March 24 | Philippines vs China
  • March 24 | Laos vs Malaysia
  • March 26 | Malaysia vs China
  • March 26 | Philippines vs Laos

Group K - Matches being played in Vietnam
  • March 22 | Full Time: Thailand 4-0 Indonesia
  • March 22 | Full Time: Vietnam 6-0 Brunei
  • March 24 | Brunei vs Thailand
  • March 24 | Indonesia vs Vietnam
  • March 26 | Indonesia vs Brunei
  • March 26 | Thailand vs Vietnam

SEA Games 2019 News 037: PH Lady Volcanoes To Compete in Sabah

The Philippine women's national rugby team also known as Lady Volcanoes are preparing for series of competitions before they compete at the 30th Southeast Asian Games 2019.

The lady volcanoes are set to compete in Borneo Sevens this coming March 22 to 23 at the Eagles Rugby Rugby Club in Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia.

The competition is divided into two pools. Pool A is comprised of the Japan Pearls which is Japan national champions, Hong Kong Dragons, Singapore HPD and the Lady Volcanoes (Philippines).

Nagato Blues (Japan), Southern Districts (Australia), Sabah Eagles and the Malaysian national squad are in Pool B. Hong Kong are the defending champions in the women’s competition.

The 12 players of the lady volcanoes who are consistently training for two months are Kaia Briela Padilla Baui, Leonor Casinillo Boroy, Alyana Ysabel Siongco Del Fierro, Aldee Faith Lyde Pielago Denuyo and Kaye Llanie Perez Honoras.

Also making up the team are Helena Roxanne Aguilar Indigne, Ma. Isabella Angeles Baltazar Nepumuceno, Aiumi Villarba Ono, Rassiel Adonis Sales, Maricar Villamor Samson, Angella Camille San Juan and Sylvia Selfaison Tudoc.
Aside from the mentioned competition, the lady volcanoes will also take part in the Asia Rugby Women’s Championships in Taipei on June and  followed by the Trophy Series in Indonesia on August.
The Lady Volcanoes target a podium finish this 2019 SEA Games after a bronze finish at the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

SEA Games 2019 News 036: PH Weightlifters Training Abroad

Host Philippines is ready to challenge weightlifting powerhouses Indonesia and Vietnam as series of training and competitions are inlined going to the 30th Southeast Asian Games.

Leading the squad of weightlifters is 2016 Rio de Janiero Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz who is now in China for two-month training. 

Diaz is training for the upcoming Asian Championships to be held in Ningbo, China which will start on the 17th of April to 28th. She will compete in the women's -55kg event.

Other weightlifters who are going to join Diaz at the Asian Championships are Mary Flor Diaz (45kg), Rosegie Ramos (49kg), Margaret Colonia (59kg), Elreen Anne Ando (64kg) and Kristel Macrohon (71kg) in the women’s category

Joining the women's team are John Fabuar Ceniza (55kg), Nestor Colonia (61kg), Jeff Garcia (67kg) and John Dexter Tabique (81kg) for the men's events.

As for Diaz and other lifters, they need to collect points by joining more qualifying competitions to get ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Other competition in which some of them may join is the world championships to be hosted by Thailand.
Thailand as reported will not send weightlifters to any Olympic qualifying events for weightlifting because of doping issue unless the case is resolved.   

Aside from the 10 mentioned Filipino weightlifters, few more athletes are still vying to join the squad for the SEA Games 2019. 


SEA Games 2019 News 035: INA Determined To Win Water Polo Gold Medal

Photo credit | @PBPRSI

The Indonesian men's water polo national team welcomes the Japanese team that will test their skills and talents as part of the preparation for the 30th Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines.

The test match is being held at the Stadion Akuatik Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) in Senayan, Jakarta.

The Japanese men's water polo team is from the University of Tsukuba, Japan.

The joint training will expose the Indonesian athletes to the many strategies and smarter ways the Japanese water polo players have and most of all to absorb the knowledge from the Japanese team.

Speed, techniques and tactics are the main focus of the joint training for team Indonesia.

According to Coach Milos Sakovic, the Indonesian team is becoming mature in the style of playing.

Indonesia is aiming to win SEA Games gold medal this year. At the recent SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, the team just settled for silver medal behind powerhouse Singapore.

The team also plans to train in Serbia in which two of Indonesian players are already there for water polo league.