1st Celeste Bayanihan Cup: 5-day beach volleyball tournament in Bolinao, Pangasinan

Posted in Beach Volleyball, Volleyball News, Volleyball tournaments

Summer is almost over. If you missed that company or family outing, then here’s a beach volleyball tournament you may wanna check out. The office of Congressman Jesus “Boying” F. Celeste is holding the 1st Celeste Bayanihan Cup Beach Volleyball Tournament, a 5-day beach volleyball tournament happening this May 26-23, 20011 in Bolinao, Pangasinan.

With a Kampihan para sa Kalikasan theme, this beach volleyball tournament is intended to help sustain the reforestation efforts in the first district of Pangasinan.

This 5-day tournament will use a single round elimination format until the top four teams remain to battle it out for the 1st to 4th place finish. Each team will be limited to 2 players and 1 coach.

Registration is actually already over at this point (March 26 to May 12). For any other interested teams, you can still inquire by getting in touch with Ms. Mirmah Ramirez – mirmah_ramirez@yahoo.com, 0927-5772657, 0919-9530666. Registration fee per team is P5,000. Each officially registered team will be entitled to the following:

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What is there to LIKE about Muscle Tape – first batch of winners

Posted in Contests, Others, Sponsored Posts

Photo on the left: Ms. Janet Tan who won 1 pink Muscle Tape roll, 1 Muscle Tape Cooltex Pre-Cut shoulder, 1 Muscle Tape bracelet.

The What is there to like about Muscle Tape online contest is still on-going. So if you want to win some cool Muscle Tape products (rolls and pre-cuts), click here to join the contest. This contest will run until the end of this month (May).

This online contest is sponsored by CCi Enterprises, Inc., the official distributor of Muscle Tape products. Disclaimer: Muscle Tape is the official therapeutic tape sponsor of Team Spikeithard Volleyball teams and this online contest is being done to promote their Facebook fan page.

The first batch of winners were drawn last March. Each of the winners received a combination of cool Muscle Tape products. The winners were:

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Shakey’s V-League Finals Game Schedule

Posted in Shakey's V-League, V-League Season 8

It’s now confirmed. The Shakey’s V-League Finals will be between Adamson University, who is gunning for a back to back championship, and Ateneo de Manila University hoping to capture their first ever V-League crown. Yesterday, the Lady Eagles won their sudden death match against the NU Lady Bulldogs in 3 sets: 25-21, 25-20, 25-23 to claim the last spot for the Finals.

It’s going to be a best of three series for the Finals between the Falcons and the Eagles. Game 1 will be happening this May 15 (Saturday) at the Fil-Oil Arena (San Juan).

  • 2PM: Battle for 3rd Place
    National University vs. University of St. La Salle
  • 4PM: Finals Game 1
    Adamson University vs. Ateneo de Manila University

Ticket prices are as follows: Ringside – P150, Lower Box – P100, General Admission – P50.

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Brooks Run Happy on May 22 at Bonifacio Global City

Posted in Blogger Events, Other Sports, Others

The Brooks Run Happy fun run event is on May 22, 2011 (Sunday) at the Bonifacio Global City. Race distances are: 3K, 5K, 10K, 15K.

Registration fees at P500 for the 3K and 5K events, P600 for the 10K and 15K events. Releasing of race kits and singlets will start on May 16. Claiming should be made where you registered.

Assembly time during event day and claiming of unclaimed race kits starts at 4am.

Registration is still on-going. You can register from 1pm onwards at the following sites: Runnr Store – BHS, Toby’s – SM MOA and The Block, A Runner’s Circle, Olympic Workd – Alabang Town Center. No online registration.

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4th Viking Cup organized by World Citi Colleges starts this May 22

Posted in Viking Cup

Greetings in the Spirit of Sportsmanship!

The World Citi Colleges would like to invite your volleyball team to participate in the 4th Viking Cup Open Volleyball Tournament which will start on May 22, 2011 at the WCC Gymnasium at Aurora Boulevard Quezon City. The tournament details are as follows:

Competition Venue: Vikings Gymnasium
World Citi Colleges
Aurora Blvd., Quezon City
Duration: May 22 – July 17, 2011
Deadline of Entry Forms: On or before May 15, 2011
Entry Fee: P6,000.00

We highly recommend the teams to confirm their participation the soonest possible time to ensure proper scheduling. For inquiries, please feel free to contact Andy Fiel at 0906-4328692 / andyfiel@yahoo.com.

Very Truly Yours,

Mr. Andy C. Fiel
Athletic Coordinator
World Citi Colleges, Q.C.

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Shakey’s V-League 8 Finals: Lady Falcons awaits Ateneo vs. NU sudden death match

Posted in Shakey's V-League, V-League Season 8

Adamson University moves onto the Finals as they defeated University of St. La Salle-Bacolod
yesterday. The Lady Falcons beat their opponents in 4 sets: 26-24, 22-25, 25-17, 25-17. The tandem of Angela Benting and Nerissa Bautista headed the Falcons’ offensive onslaught with 19 and 21 won points respectively.

As for the Lady Eagles, they defeated their semi-finals opponents, National University, in 3 sets however, this win has been forfeited because of a violation committed (an unfortunate error committed by first time head coach Charo Soriano). Bea Tan of Ateneo was entered into the team’s lineup originally as the team libero. But Bea played as a regular player during the NU match. Under the FIVB rules, a libero cannot revert back to playing as a regular player.

Ateneo will face off National University once again for a sudden death game tomorrow, May 12, 4pm at San Juan Arena gym. It’s going to be a heart beaker should Ateneo lose this one.

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“Kick-serving” in volleyball

Posted in Photos and Videos, Volleyball Facts

I stumbled upon this video on one of the volleyball-related Facebook groups. For those who might not know this, kicking the ball in volleyball is actually not a violation (unlike in basketball). So you can actually serve by kicking the ball, no kidding! Watch this video…

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Team Spikeithard photos during the PVC 2011 by Marc Ti

Posted in Featured Articles, Featured Posts, Photos and Videos

A few months ago, the Muscle Tape folks organized a photo shoot for all of its sponsored teams including Team Spikeithard Men’s and Women’s Volleyball. Photos by Marc Ti.

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All Stars One-Day League at DAR Gym this Sunday

Posted in Volleyball News, Volleyball tournaments

One-day volleyball leagues / tournaments are becoming even more popular nowadays. This one is perhaps one of the biggest in terms of the number of participants and it’s called the All Stars One-Day League. This tournament will be held on May 8 (Sunday) from 8am – 9pm. Venue is at the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Gym in Diliman, Quezon City. It’s along the elliptical road.

UPDATE: There are a total of 4 brackets with 6 teams of 7 players each. Participating players come from the UAAP, NCAA, AFP, and national teams so this will be an all-out slug fest of the country’s hard-hitting volleyball players.

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Who’s running at the Globe Run for Home 4 this Sunday?

Posted in Other Sports

I’m taking the time off from volleyball for now after I injured my back last week with the Thursday Volleyball Madness group. It was so painful I couldn’t bend over to tie my shoe laces nor sit upright without grinning in pain. This scared me so I decided to go to the doctor at the Marikina Orthopedic Clinic. Fortunately, no fracture or anything severe. It was just a case of pulled back muscle or something. I just needed Cataflam and this other medicine that knocks me off in seconds, and a few weeks of rest = no volleyball.

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