Philippine Squash on the Rise

  • Page Views 4077
  • RPSquash is getting to be popular with the support it is getting from Philippine Olympic Committee andpIC 3 Philippine Sports Commission.  Under the able leadership of Philippine Squash Academy president Robert Bachmann and Secretary General Vince Abad Santos finally the sport is getting the attention of the public.  PSC approved a budget of P6.1Million for the year from the P3.4 Million previously.  There is also the go signal for the construction of a squash hub at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex.  This is expected to finish by October with two air-conditioned squash courts with movable side walls for international doubles, shower and dressing rooms and office.

    Earlier this month of May, the 12th seed Philippine squad improved on its 14th place finish two years ago to wind up 10th at the 18th Asian Team Squash Championship in Taipei. The Philippines was represented by Robert Garcia age 29, David Pelino  age 22, Macmac Begonia age 23 and Rafa Yam age 17 who came all the way from New Zealand to play for the country.  The Filipinos beat Macau, 3-0 and Sri Lanka, 2-1 and lost to Japan, India and Quatar to take the 10th spot.

    June 3-8, 2016 saw our Philippine Team in the Menpora Kijono Cup Open Squash Championship 2016 in Jakarta, Indonesia.  Jamyca Aribado of the Philippines landed the gold medal versus Teh Min Ern of Malaysia while Robert Garcia got the bronze medal versus Valentino Bong also of Malaysia.

    Philippine Squash Academy has also in its lineup Filipino junior players based in New Zealand headed by Rafa Yam, 17 years old and currently ranked  #8 in the under 19 bracket, Champion team captain of Westlake Boys High School in its 3-peat win in the Auckland College Sport Squad Team Championship this June 22, 2016; Matthew Lucente, currently ranked #1 and Gabe Yam ranked #2, under seventeen bracket.

    With all the developments going on with the Philippine Squash Academy, we expect to see the increase in the number of people playing squash whether just for fitness and fun or the more serious athletes for international competitions  to bring honor to the country.

    By Ruben R. Roque

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • Eugenio-Lopez-iii
      24 September 2020
      16 hours ago No comment

      ABS-CBN’s statement on the resignation of chairman emeritus Eugenio “Gabby” Lopez III

      ABS-CBN said Thursday Eugenio “Gabby” Lopez III resigned as the Chairman Emeritus and Director of ABS-CBN Corp effective immediately. Read ABS-CBN’s official statement below: Mr. Eugenio “Gabby” Lopez III, today, tendered his resignation for personal reasons as Chairman Emeritus and Director of ABS-CBN Corporation. Mr. Lopez also tendered his ...

    • Nathan Longchallon
      18 September 2020
      6 days ago No comment

      Missing Man in Burnaby: Nathan Longchallon, 26

      The Burnaby RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 26-year-old Nathan Longchallon. Nathan was last seen walking north bound on Patterson Avenue near Victory Street in Burnaby at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Nathan is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a slender build, ...

    • 17 September 2020
      1 week ago No comment

      B.C. election looms, while chance of federal election lessens

      B.C.’s next provincial election is scheduled to happen on October 16, 2021. But it could take place earlier if the B.C. NDP government of Premier John Horgan decides to call an election earlier. Or if the Horgan government loses the confidence of the legislative assembly. By many indications, Horgan ...

    • 17 September 2020
      1 week ago No comment

      Dr. Theresa Tam’s update on COVID-19 

      Ottawa, ON – Public Health Agency of Canada In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement: “There have been 138,803 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 9,188 deaths. 88% of people have now recovered. Labs across ...

    • 17 September 2020
      1 week ago No comment

      Prime Minister announces next steps for Safe Restart Agreement

      As we move into the fall and the world continues to deal with the impacts of COVID-19, the Government of Canada remains focused on keeping Canadians safe and healthy, while continuing to ensure they have the supports needed during this global health and economic crisis. The Prime Minister, Justin ...

    %d bloggers like this: