4 Famous Sports Stars Also Well-Known for their Love of Casinos and Betting

Michael Jordan, Basketball Player, Nba, Man, Sports

There’s nothing denying the fact that professional sports persons make a hell of a lot of money! Furthermore, a good number of them enjoy betting on popular sports events and playing casino games. Their bet amounts can often range from a few hundreds to sometimes millions of dollars. A good number of them are also actively switching to online casinos because of the convenience and flexibility offered by such online platforms.
Online casinos offer a great way to enjoy the thrills and spills of the casino, without having to leave the comfort of your home. In a world where we use the internet for everything, they are becoming the preferred way to gamble for famous people, sports people such as the ones mentioned in this article, and everyone else inbetween. If you want to see what all of the hype is about, then you should check out these knock-out real money casino games at All Slots.
Let’s now tell you about some of the biggest names in sports who are also well-known for their gambling habits.

Michael Jordan

Considered the biggest sports name in all of the world, Michael Jordan is a basketball NBA legend who greatly loves betting and casino games. He used to regularly visit the Atlantic City where he was recognised for his huge bets. On one occasion, he lost $ 165,000 in one go, however bounced back quickly.
Jordan continues to indulge in high-stakes betting even after retirement and doesn’t look like quitting anytime soon!

Charles Barkley

Both Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley are long-time friends and just like the former, Barkley also loves gambling. In one of his interviews to the sports channel ESPN, he confessed having spent more than $ 10 million on high-stakes bets!
Furthermore, on one occasion, Barkley spent over $ 2.5 million within a span of six hours playing blackjack in a casino. What more, he was even sued by the Las Vegas’ The Wynn Casino for having defaulted on gambling markers worth $ 400,000.
Although he doesn’t admit to regular gambling still, you can often find him discussing casino games and betting on some of the popular online casino forums.
Floyd Mayweather Jr, Boxer, Boxing, Athlete

Floyd Mayweather Jr

That he is nicknamed money is because of some reason. The world famous boxer is also a notorious athlete and a regular gambler. He had once bet $ 5.9 million on the Miami Heat to emerge winners in the game number seven in the NBA finals and game number five in the East finals.
While this may seem very outlandish for most people, $ 5.9 million is merely a fraction of his total assets, as his annual income is known to be well over $ 90 million. Floyd Mayweather Jr is hugely popular for his extravagant wagers and continues to indulge regularly at the Las Vegas high-stakes tables.

Wayne Rooney

The current Everton star and the former Manchester United legend, Wayne Rooney once revealed that he had spent more than £ 1 million on gambling even before he turned 25. He can be regularly seen in various Manchester casinos, where it’s normal for him to spend more than £ 65,000 within couple of hours!

Conclusion

Gambling and sports stars have had a long-term relationship. Psychologists are of the opinion that because professional athletes are fond of the thrill offered by their occupation, they seek such thrill outside of it as well.

Biggest Major DotA 2 Tournament in Southeast Asia Tickets Prices

Biggest Major DotA 2 Tournament in Southeast Asia Tickets Prices

Galaxy Battles to Deliver the Biggest Major DotA 2 Tournament in Southeast Asia

MANILA, Philippines – Fallout Gaming and Purpose Win Entertainment Limited (PWEL) are ready to kick off 2018 with the biggest DotA 2 (Defense of the Ancients 2) Major in the Philippines, Galaxy Battles II: Emerging Worlds. Sixteen teams from all over the world will square off for a total prize pool of USD 1,000,000.00. The event will take place from January 19th  –  21st, 2018, at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan. 
The first Galaxy Battles took place in June 2017, to a sold-out crowd at the Shenzen Bay Sports Centre, in Shenzen, China. Eight teams went head-to-head in a series of round robin matches for the chance to win a total prize pool of USD 150,000.00. In the end, it was Team Newbee that took home the victory and the distinction as the first-ever Galaxy Battles champion.
Galaxy Battles II: Emerging Worlds is shaping up to be the biggest major DotA 2 Tournament in 2018. The tournament will span a total of three days and will showcase 16 teams from Asia, Europe, North America, and South America! Participating teams include: 
Infamous 
Red Bull OG
TNC Pro Team
Team LFY
Evil Geniuses
Team Liquid
Virtus.Pro
Team Newbee
As Adrian Gaffor, Managing Director for Fallout Gaming, shares,
“In less than a decade, we’ve seen the most growth in esports throughout Southeast Asia. More companies are now working together to materialize their vision; the realization that the need to work together more is what makes any industry succeed. With Galaxy Battles II: Emerging Worlds on the horizon, Fallout Gaming and its partners are excited to bring this event to the heart of DotA 2 in the Philippines. Let’s grow esports together!”
The event was formally announced at a press conference on Friday, October 06th,2017, at the Samsung Music Hall in SM Aura, Bonifacio Global City. It was attended by Adrian Gaffor, Managing Director for Fallout Gaming, and Ian Tan, General Manager for Fallout Gaming; they were joined by Gennelyn Abo, from the Games and Amusements Board of the Philippines. 
Who will take home the prize and the honor as this year’s champion? Find out at Galaxy Battles II: Emerging Worlds at the Philippine Arena, Bulacan! The event will be hosted by gamer and personality, Eri Neeman and will feature a weekend of activities that are sure to excite DotA 2 fans across Metro Manila. Get your tickets now at SM Ticketworld outlets nationwide.
VIP                                       PHP 7,000.00
PREMIUM CENTER                       PHP 4,000.00
PREMIUM LOWERDECK               PHP 3,700.00
GENERAL ADMISSION LOWERDECK       PHP 2,900.00
GENERAL ADMISSION CENTER UPPERDECK       PHP 2,600.00
GENERAL ADMISSION UPPERDECK       PHP 2,000.00
About Fallout Gaming
Fallout Gaming is a Malaysian-based esports marketing company and is focused on developing the industry by bringing commercial brands and the world of gaming together. Established in 2015, Fallout Gaming has now developed an eco-system which brands can harness whether it be in; tournaments, marketing, strategy, digital and social and media. Built on strong corporate foundations, fueled by passion.
About Purpose Win Entertainment Limited (PWEL)
Purpose Win Entertainment Limited (PWEL) is a Hong Kong & Malaysia-based eSports company that organizes international tournaments. The company seeks to promote the development of eSports around the world. PWEL’s aim is to be the leading eSports organizer in the world via different games and platforms to bring an extraordinary experience for those who participate in our tournaments.

The Sports All Kids Should Experience At Least Once

As a responsible parent, it’s normal to want your child to be fit, active and healthy. If your little one shows an interest in any sort of physical activity, it’s up to you to harness their enthusiasm and encourage their participation. You need to find the local club that they can attend to have a go at their chosen sport, and you need to see if their school is offering up any extra curricular opportunities. There are so many sports on offer that it can be hard to work out which ones your little cherub should be exploring. Take a look at these awesome sports that your child should experience at least once.

Basketball

You don’t have to be a seven-foot giant to enjoy everything that basketball has to offer. A fast-paced and sweaty game, the simple task of trying to find a ball into a net has never been more thrilling. Hustling, dribbling and slam dunking their way into the sport is a great way for your child to meet like-minded people, join a club and get some much needed physical exercise.

Baseball

The ubiquitous mini leagues that take over the school calendar throughout the summer months are either loved or loathed. If you have an enthusiastic little recruit, your child will adore the Saturday mornings spent with dad, whipping on his Cisco Athletic jersey and trying to hit as many home runs possible. Be careful not to take over and be one of those parents on the sidelines trying to be the coach. You don’t want your child to quit the team because of embarrassment.

Martial Arts

Whether it’s kickboxing, karate or judo, there are a vast array of martial arts that can help your child learn the importance of discipline and self-control as well as learning vitally important self-defense techniques. Your offspring may learn how to disarm a potential bully, understand how to use jabs to deflect and learn how to throw a grown man over his shoulder. With a grading system to earn belts over time, your child may be motivated to stick with it until he or she has reached an expert black belt level.

Soccer

With the emergence of some of the greatest European soccer stars choosing to end their careers in the USA al a David Beckham, soccer has become a popular sport for those kids who dislike the rough and tumble of football. Once the offside rule has been mastered, there’s no better sport to show off their nifty footwork and ball skills. A great team game, your child will learn the art of compromise and enjoy the spirit of camaraderie.
Sport for youngsters isn’t just about keeping fit, it’s about teaching all-important life skills such as discipline, self-control and leadership. Encourage your child to get stuck in and have a go. You never know, you might end up with the next Michael Jordan or Bruce Lee on your hands.

Motorcycle Racers: Finishing First

Finishing first is something all racers want to do. It is in their blood. No one takes part simply for the fun of it. They aren’t happy if they have a ‘decent’ performance. They want the number one spot. Of course, achieving this is a lot easier said than done. No matter what level you are competing at, read on to discover some top tips on taking the number one spot.
  • Don’t launch at the redline – You can end your race before it has even begun if you launch at the redline. In fact, if you watch the beginning of any road race, you are bound to notice a few riders that are doing it wrong. The majority of road racers will hold their engines near or at redline, and then the clutch gets dumped, which causes a squawking clutch, a wild wheelie, or both. The best thing to do is hold the engine revs at peak torque – rather than peak horsepower – then quickly let the clutch out and pin the throttle.
  • Maintain your motorbike – You are only as good as the bike you are riding. This is why it is vital to keep your motorbike in prime condition. Make sure you conduct maintenance before and after every race. It is important to also only use premium quality spare parts whenever you are replacing anything. The likes of Solomotoparts offers premium quality aftermarket parts. However, there are other companies that cut corners in terms of quality and their products really aren’t up to standard, especially for racers. This is why you need to do your research and choose sellers with extreme care.
  • Brake where you need to – A lot of racers make the mistake of braking where they think they should brake, rather than braking where they need to. This is one piece of advice that has been provided by Freddie Spender, who has his own High Performance Riding School.
  • Learn how your suspension works – If you have ever seen a rider that has had to swap motorbikes and use something they are unfamiliar with, you will probably notice a distinct difference. This is especially the case if they have not had any prior testing. It is important to use practice sessions and testing to explore the full range of chassis and suspension adjustments before you even think about going fast. Getting to know your bike is of the utmost importance.
  • Ride proud – Last but not least, arguably the most important point of them all – you need to ride proud and you need to ride confidently. Your attitude will make a massive difference. They often say the motorbike can sense if you’re not entirely happy. You need to be in harmony with one and other.

So there you have it: some top tips for ensuring that you beat the competition and take the number one spot. No matter what level you are competing at, or what your aspirations and goals are, follow the advice that has been mentioned above and you are assured to notice some improvements.

Christmas Gift Experiences For The Extreme Sports Nut In Your Life

Whether it’s our girlfriend, boyfriend or best friend, our brother, mother or lover, we all know an extreme sports nut who’s never happier than when they’re riding an adrenaline high on top of a cliff, the crest of a wave or 100 meters below sea level. We love these people and want to give them a Christmas gift to remember. For these adrenaline junkies, a tie pin or a gift voucher just isn’t going to cut it. As nice as it can be to have a gift to keep and look back on over time, sometimes the best gift is an experience. Memories, after all, can be carried round wherever we go. If you’re looking for a fun and memorable experience for them (or for both of you together) any one of these extreme experiences will be way more satisfying than a bottle of cologne…

Paintballing for two

If the love of your life is crazy about extreme sports, what could be more romantic than launching a military assault together? Paintball adventures are a fun way to bond whether you’re fighting side by side or finding tactically efficient ways to destroy one another on the battlefield. When the paint has been scrubbed out of your hair and fingernails and the bruises have faded, the memories will last for years to come.

Bubble football

If you know someone who’s tried zorbing but found it a little too tame, bubble football is for them. Zorbing (the act of propelling one’s self across land or water in a giant plastic bubble) is usually done downhill, with zorbers tumbling down before rolling to a gentle stop. Bubble football takes place on flat land with players’ torsos wrapped in 1.6m diameter zorbing balls with only their legs free to move. Much bumping between players, falling and hilarity ensues.

Land sailing

Taking to the seas with the wind in your hair is a truly thrilling experience, but if you like in a land locked state with miles of arid desert all around you, there’s no need for you to miss out on this experience. Land sailing is just as thrilling and is usually done on flat, sandy ground. The beginnings of land sailing have been traced back to ancient Egypt and when you try it, it’s easy to see why it has attracted thrill seekers for centuries as they travel at speeds of up to 50mph as the landscape congeals into a blur all around them. If you know someone who likes their sports fast and thrilling this is the experience for them.

Scuba diving

Whether your gift is intended for a romantic attachment or not, it’s hard to deny that there’s a compelling romanticism to scuba diving. The shimmering and colorful world of the underseas kingdom can look like a whole new world and everyone remembers the first time they saw it. If you’re after something that’s as magical as it is exhilarating, scuba diving is the way to go. 
Of course, these experiences are just the tip of the iceberg. If you want to give a loved one the gift of a thrilling and memorable extreme sports experience there are few better ways to make their Christmas.

The Only Way is Up from the Land Down Under

When we start getting interested in spectator sports, we tend to stick with local games and teams. After all, they’re what we’ve grown up with. We’re familiar with the rules, techniques and key players. But as time goes on, you may want to start broadening your field of interest a little. There are so many great sports, teams, and individual players out there that it can feel that while the sporting world is your oyster, you’ve found yourself a little trapped and confused within it. But not to worry. We’re here to guide your attention to Australian Football, a truly astounding sport that is so often overshadowed by the already established giant that is American football.

Differences Between American Football and Australian Football

While American and Australian football have much fewer differences than, say, American football and English Football (or soccer), it is important to remember that they are two distinct sports that follow different sets of rules. Both American and Australian football are played with an egg-shaped leather ball. However, changes already become apparent when you see the pitches that these two games are played on. The pitch for American football will typically be 110 metres by 49 metres. For Australian football, it will be 130-185 metres by 110-155 metres. The aussie quarters are also slightly longer, coming in at twenty minutes each, as opposed to American football’s fifteen minute quarters.

Getting to Know the League

Australian football is run by the AFL (short for the Australian Football League). The league determines where different teams lie in terms of their ability and success. The better the team, the higher they climb on the AFL ladder. Each team wins four points for a win and two for a tie. Once these amounts have been worked out, teams are weighed up on the basis of “points for” them and “points against” them. Points “for” are the total number of points a team scored as an aggregate of the season’s games. Points “against” are an aggregate of points scored against the team by opponents. Their overall position is then determined by totaling the number of “points for” and dividing this figure by “points against” and multiplying the total by 100. This may sound difficult at first, but it will begin to come easily to you as you get more comfortable with the game. In short, the best way to understand how the league works and which team you want to support is to attend games. Secure tickets for the AFL through trusted, reliable sellers and get ready to dive headfirst into your new passion.

Key Players

Just like any other sport, Australian football has its icons and greats. So it’s time to start doing your research and getting to know their achievements. For a start off, take a look at Tim Cahill, Tomi Juric, and Mile Jedinak. The more you read around players, the more notice you will take of their skill and technique on the field.
With the rising popularity of Australian football, it’s fair to say that the only way is up for the land down under right now!

Alay Para Atleta Mobile Donation Campaign for Filipino Para Athletes Launched

Following the successful campaign of Philippine para-athletes in the recently concluded 9th ASEAN Para Games in Malaysia in September, the Philippine Paralympic Committee/Philippine Sports Association for the Differently Abled (PPC-PHILSPADA) is pushing the envelope further to support local para athletes in upcoming international competitions.
PPC PHILSPADA launched today a mobile donation service called “Alay PARA Atleta”, a simple and easy way for Filipino citizens to participate in the Philippine Paralympic movement using their mobile phones. The group has tied up with Rising Tide Mobile Entertainment Inc., a mobile content and service company, to launch APA on both Globe and Smart so Filipinos everywhere can help enable our para-athletes to move forward. Under the campaign, citizens can donate amounts starting at P10 up to P500 simply by texting the amount to access code 3456 on their cellphones.
According to PPC-PHILSPADA president Michael Barredo, the mobile donation campaign is part of an integrated marketing plan that aims to propagate the national paralympic movement through various events and activities that will increase public awareness and support for our athletes with disability.
On September 1, the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) partnered with the PPC-PHILSPADA so UAAP students and schools can join the Paralympic movement and support Philippine para-athletes using the mobile facility, a communication and payment mode that is most appealing to millennials. UAAP students and athletes are looking to volunteer as support staff and crew in the next ASEAN Para Games in 2019 that will be hosted by the Philippines.
The country won a total of 69 medals (20 gold, 20 silver and 29 bronze) in the last Para SEA Games held September 17 to 23 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Formerly ranked 7th in the overall standing, the Philippines moved two notches higher to 5th place in the ASEAN region. PPC PHILSPADA sees this as the perfect jump board for bigger achievements for Filipino para athletes.
The biggest surprise in the recent KL stint were the fresh para athletes who bagged medals in their very first international competition. These rising stars are products of Palarong Pambansa and includes 16-year old Ma. Cielo Honasan who bagged 3 golds in Athletics, Gary Bejino, 21, 1 gold and 3 bronze in swimming and Claire Calizo, 18, a silver and a bronze in swimming.
“Our showing in KL validated our long range plan: to implement a grassroots development program that will help discover new talents and harness our existing ones in order to create a bigger pool of para athletes that will be ready to compete in the next 2018 Indonesia Asian Para Games, the ASEAN Para Games in Manila in 2019, the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics and other international para sport competitions,” Barredo said.
“The Alay PARA Atleta Program is our response to the colorful performance of our para athletes in the recent Para Games. Funds raised through this program will help provide our para athletes with equipment and basic needs that will support them in their quest to transcend their personal barriers to achieve excellence and excite the world. Above all, it will inspire them to know that the whole country is behind them in their dream to excel and bring honor to the country,” he continued.
Barredo further emphasized that “whatever resources we are able to generate will help strengthen PPC’s organizational capacity to enable our national sports associations (NSAs) to implement our grassroots development program. This is in alignment with the mandate of our Philippine Sports Commission Chairman, Butch Ramirez.”

Some Filipino para athletes who have consistently brought home honor for the country are powerlifter Adeline Dumapong (Polio Wheelchair), gold medalist in the 2017, 2015, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005 and 2003 ASEAN Para Games and bronze in the 2000 Sydney Paralympics; table tennis ace Josephine Medina (Polio Standing), gold medalist in the ASEAN Para Games 2015, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005 and 2003; swimmer Ernie Gawilan (Congenital Deformity), gold medalist in the 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011 and 2009; track star Jerrold Pete Mangliwan (Polio Wheelchair), gold medalist in the 2015 ASEAN Para games; Joel Balatucan of field athletics (Polio Wheelchair), gold medalist in the 2015, 2013, 2011 and 2009 ASEAN Para Games; and Julius Jun Obrero (Polio Standing), gold medalist and Wheelchair Dance Sport IPC World Champion.

Ateneo Rowing Team Competes in Varsity Boat Race 2017 In Malaysia As Sole Philippine Representative

Ateneo Rowing Team is Ready!

Varsity Boat Race (VBR) is annual men and women rowing and kayaking flatwater race of local and international invitational Universities. This year’s VBR 2017 will run from October 3-8 in the Bukit Merah Lake, Perak, Malaysia. The competition expects at least 14 local teams and 15 teams from various universities across Asia.

LOCAL
Majlis Sukan Politeknik
Majlis Sukan Kolej Komuniti
Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Universiti Malaya
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Universiti Teknologi MARA
Universiti Tenaga Nasional
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
INTERNATIONAL
Ateneo de Manila
Chulalongkorn University
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Chiang Mai University of Thailand
Nanyang Technology University of Singapore
National University of Singapore
PKS – Malaysia
Suranaree University
Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
University of Colombo
University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
University of Singaperbangsa Karawang
Waikato University of New Zealand
Yangon University of Economics
(list based on VBR 2016)

While Kayak features Men and Women Singles & Doubles in 500m and 1,000m, rowing will have the following eight (8) events:
M1X (Men Single Sculls) – 2000m
M2X (Men Double Sculls) – 2000m
LM4- (Lightweight Men Four) – 2000m
M8+ (Men Eight) – 2000m
W1X (Women Single Sculls) – 2000m
W2X (Women Double Sculls) – 2000m
LW4- (Lightweight Women Four) – 2000m
W8+ (Women Eight) – 2000m

The Ateneo de Manila University Rowing Team (ART) is the only representative to the VBR in the recent years. In fact, ART is the only remaining university-based Rowing team in the country. The Ateneo has also recently participated in the ASEAN Boat Race, Paoay International Regatta, and SEARF Rowing Competition.

This year’s roster is composed of the following athletes:
JASMIN, Nicanor (Head Coach)
AYCARDO, Jose Rafael L.
MATA, Diane Ross A. 
BONAVITACOLA, Giuseppe A. 
UMALI, Kim Justin Marty D. 
BALMES, Jay Mark M.
NEPOMUCENO, Eriven Larry H.
GO, Giulia Hannele L.
CHUA, Danielle Joyce Lynn N.
LAZARO, Joseph Cornelius R.
LO, Naomi Andrea C.
MIRANDA III, Benjamin John A. 
TENGCO, Shania Rejeana R.
KONG, Kezia Catherine U. 
ROQUE, Francesca Beatrice U.
REDOR, Miguel Luis S.
SIBAL, Alexandra Coleen F.
REGANIT, Gabriel Lucas M.
TIONGSON, Juan Rafael R.
MANALO, Gerald Neil S.
YAO, Jishell P.

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For more updates, please follow the team’s Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ateneorowingteam/ or Twitter at https://twitter.com/ADMURowingTeam.

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Philippines Out to Win Medals for Pencak Silat in the SEA Games

Philsilat Sports Association, Inc. (PSAI) President Princess Jacel Kiram-Hasan expressed high hopes for the Philippines’ SEA Games bound participants for Pencak Silat Sport, an indigenous martial arts which uses full-body fighting form incorporating strikes, grappling and throwing in addition to weaponry. Its core values embody fair fights, friendship and peace and it is also considered the number one martial arts in Southeast Asia.

In the Philippines, Pencak Silat is one of the fastest growing native sports as it gains popularity in the National Games, State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association, Batang Pinoy, ARMM Regional Games and Mindanaoan Friendship Games. The Philippine Team is a regular participant for international sporting events including: Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines International Games, SEA Games, Asian Games, Asian Beach Games and World Championships.

Last year, October 2016, Philsilat Sports Association, Inc. has bagged three (3) BRONZE medals and three (3) SILVER medals during the 5th ASIAN BEACH GAMES in Da Nang, Vietnam and during the 17th Pencak Silat World Championship and Festival December 2016 held in Bali, Indonesia, the Philippines as a team won the 3rd best contingent in the international Pencak Silat Festival for male & female double category: Beberly Mahusay and April Joy Alarcon – Ganda category (female)- The best unique performance of female double category; Adbul Naseef Ishmael and Alfau Jan Abad – Ganda Category (male)-The best unique performance of male double category for the Seni Category and for the Tanding Category, Princeslyn Enopia won World champion- Bronze Medalist (female category) and Juanilio Ballesta World Champion-Silver Medlist (male category).

There will be fourteen (14) of our national athletes will be competing in the 29th South East Asian (SEA) GAMES KUALA LUMPUR 2017 in Malaysia this 19 to 31 August 2017 and accompanied by four (4) of our passionate Coaches headed by Coach Alexius Martin “Alex” Patano, a former first class international jury and 3-time South East Asian (SEA) games medalist, Coach Diosdado Cantomayor, a Gold medalist during the 9th ASEAN University Games in Brunei Darussalam 1996, Gold medalist for the World Nusantata Pencak Silat Festival in Kuala Terengganu Malaysia and have participated in the 19th SEA games in Chiangmai, Thailand and the World Pecak Silat championship in Thailand.  He is also a part-time faculty member of the Ateneo de manila University and was a former full-time faculty of the University of the Philippines-Manila. Coach Nerlyn Huinda on the other hand is a Silver medalist for the 17th World Pencak Silat Championship 2012 in Thailand, Silver medalist during the 1st Asian Pencak Silat Championship 2011 in Singapore, Silver medalist for the  2007 SEA Games in  Thailand, Silver medalist for the France open 2005, and Gold medalist during the 1st Asia-Pacific 2003 in Manila.

According to Princess Jacel, the President of PHILSILAT Sports Association Inc. (PSAI), with the scientific training implemented by Coach Patano to our elite athletes during their physical conditioning and skills training with combined with kicking and dropping techniques, we stand a very high chances in winning medals for this particular sport.

Philsilat Sports Association Inc. is geared towards youth empowerment and promotion of this indigenous nationwide sport.

Our SEA Games bound participants for Pencak Silat are as follows:

ATHLETES:
Tanding Mens (Match) Categories
1. Dines Dumaan
2. Jaciren Abad
3. Rick Rod Ortega
4. Jefferson Rhey Loon
5. Jhon Paul Acat
6. Raymund Bueno
7. Solomon Eluna
8. Juanillio Ballesta ll
9. Juryll Del Rosario
Tanding Women’s (Match) Categories
1. Princesslyn Enopia
2. Mutmainna Asmad
Tunggal Seni Women (Single Artistic) Category
1. Cherry May Regalado
Ganda Seni Mens (Double Artistic) Category
1. Alfau Jon Abad
2. Almohaidib Abad

OFFICIALS:
1. Inier Candor  – Team Manager
2. Alexius Martin Patano – Coach
3. Diodado Cantomayor. – Coach
4. Nerlyn Huinda.              – Coach
5. Lino Baldevarona – Technical Official
6. Christopher Yabut – Technical Official

Trikini Run, Bike & Party: Rescheduled to August 19, 2017

Trikini Rescheduled to August 19, 2017


MANILA, Philippines – MegaWorld Lifestyle Malls, in partnership with GEO Events Management, shall be presenting a unique active lifestyle event in McKinley West Park. Originally slated for July 29th, 2017, the event has been rescheduled to August 19th, 2017 to better accommodate guests at a more favorable weather condition.  

Trikini is an urban fitness party that will feature three basic elements – run, bike, and party- in a safe and exclusive venue where attendees can enjoy the outdoors right in the heart of the city. With a dress code of sports, active or beach wear, guests can participate in their activities of choice comfortably. 

The event will have two zones: Active and Fest. The Active Zone allows festival goers to get their fitness fix with a friendly 5K run and 15K bike race.  For attendees looking for a more relaxed experience, the Fest Zone offers dance workshops, oversized inflatables, and a main stage that will feature performances by high-profile acts such as SinoSiKat, Extrapolation, DJ Khai Lim, and Sanya Smith! 

  • WHAT: Trikini
  • WHY: To enjoy the fun of the outdoors right in the heart of the city. 
  • WHEN: August 19th – 20th 2017 
  • WHERE: McKinley West Park
  • TICKET PRICE: PHP 5,000.00. Can be purchased online at trikini.pouchnation.com, bank deposit and credit card payments accepted. Promo codes are available through MegaWorld Lifestyle Malls (Eastwood, Uptown, Bonifacio, and Venice Grand Canal), Colnago Manila, Secondwind, and Atheleema Makati.
  • PARTNERS’ TREAT: Follow @geoeventsasia in Facebook and Instagram for announcements on discounted ticket deals! 


About GEO Events Management

GEO Events Management creates conceptual events and strategic initiatives focused on active lifestyle, arts, and culture. With local and international credentials, the GEO Events Team has a proven track record in generating memorable attendee experiences and creating progressive impacts on partner objectives.

For more information, kindly contact:
Trikini Secretariat | GEO Events Management 

trikini@geoevents.asia | T: +63 2 224 2130 


Run, Bike, and Party with Trikini

Trikini at Mckinley West, Taguig 

Moved to August 19


MANILA, Philippines – Megaworld Lifestyle Malls shall be presenting a unique active lifestyle event this July 29th, 2017 in McKinley West Park.

Trikini is an urban fitness party that will feature three basic elements- run, bike, and party- in a safe and exclusive venue where attendees can enjoy the outdoors right in the heart of the city. With a dress code of sports, active or beach wear, guests can participate in their activities of choice quite comfortably.


The event will have two zones: Active and Fest. The Active Zone allows festival goers to get their fitness fix with a friendly 5K run and 15k bike race. For attendees looking for a more relaxed experience, the Fest Zone offers dance workshops, oversized inflatables, and a main stage that will feature performances by high-profile acts such as SinoSiKat, Extrapolation, DJ Khai Lim, and Sanya Smith!


“Trikini highlights enjoying the urban outdoors and being comfortable in your own skin,” says Sam Okal of GEO Events Management. “Since all the fitness activities are optional, you can decide on your level of participation. Competition is also kept light and friendly with cash prizes going as donations to beneficiary SOS Children’s Villages Philippines.”

For fifty years, the organization has provided healthcare, housing, and education to underprivileged children and families in the Philippines. Attendees may learn more about SOS and how they may contribute to its initiatives during the event.  
“Essentially, it’s Trikini’s overall vibe that sets it apart from other events in the category,” continues Okal.  “The ultimate goal is to encourage more city dwellers to live active lifestyles and enjoy the outdoors, no matter what the season.”

Don’t let the rainy season stop you from being active and enjoying the outdoors! Ticket prices are PHP 5,000.00 and can be purchased online at trikini.pouchnation.com, bank deposit and credit card payments accepted. Promo codes are available through Megaworld Lifestyle Malls (Eastwood, Uptown Bonifacio, and Venice Grand Canal), Colnago Manila, Secondwind, and Athleema Makati.



About GEO Events Management
GEO Events Management creates conceptual events and strategic initiatives focused on active lifestyle, arts, and culture. With local and international credentials, the GEO Events Team has a proven track record in generating memorable attendee experiences and creating progressive impacts on partner objectives.

Find them on Facebook and Instagram @geoeventsasia


For more information, kindly contact:
Trikini Secretariat | GEO Events Management

trikini@geoevents.asia | T: +63 2 224 2130

Davao Aguilas Football Club go up against Kaya FC Makati at Davao del Norte Sports Complex.

Photo: Mickey Sanchez


Davao Aguilas Football Club (DAFC), sponsored by San Miguel Corporation, is set to go up against Kaya FC Makati at Davao del Norte Sports Complex.
It will be the second time that these two teams will go against each other for the Philippines Football League (PFL), with the first match taking place at University of Makati (UMak).

Davao Aguilas FC has earned a reputation for setting the trend in Philippines Football League (PFL) for hosting the biggest crowds.  Its past 4 matches in its home stadium have gathered at least 16,000 people.

The club has also been getting involved in grassroots programs in Davao.  It recently organized a football clinic for 200 kids, held at Tionko Football Field in Davao City.  There are also other football clinics lined up for Davao and the Mindanao region.

Coach Gary Phillips in an interview, stressed the importance of setting-up a training camp in Davao; to help further develop football interest and be able to tap more local football talents as well.  The club currently has players from Davao and other parts of Mindanao.

In the meantime, five members of Davao Aguilas FC (DAFC) have been called up for the Philippines Under-22 squad list for the Japan training camp, which was arranged by the Philippine Football Federation, along with Japan Football Association.  The camp is a preparation for the AFC Under-23 Championship Qualifiers and the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.  These players are Junnell Mark Bautista, Jaime Vicenzo Cheng, Rey Franco Miguel De La Torre, Van Rey Diaz and Richard Talaroc, Jr.   


Tickets are available at the stadium.  For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/DAFCofficial.  

REGISTER NOW! LAGUNA RUN 2017 “A Run for Climate Change Awareness and Mitigation”

Registration of Laguna Run is ongoing until June 13, 2017.

Fun Run activity on June 18, 2017, Sunday at Nuvali Sta Rosa Laguna.

This one day activity captioned as LAGUNA RUN 2017 “A Run for Climate Change Awareness and Mitigation”, is a running event that aims to raise environmental awareness/literacy in chosen public schools and help mitigate climate change by encouraging participants to plant indigenous fruit bearing trees in their community. This event further inspires unity, friendship, fitness and a healthy lifestyle. Moreover, this will highlight advocacy on saving mother earth and mitigate climate change through local actions and enhancing our environment.

Official Hashtag:  #LagunaRun

Organizer: Jams PowerSolution Marketing and Services
RULES AND REGULATIONS
a) Participants below 18 yrs old must have their entry form signed by parents or guardians.
b) There will be no registration on the race day itself. All participants must register & obtain their race kits during the specified schedules.
c) Race entry is non-refundable.
d) Once registration is submitted, no changes on participant’s information can be made.
e) Registration may end earlier than the announced deadline.
f) Singlets will be given to the first 3,000 registrants. There will be no guaranteed size on singlets.
RACE PROPER
1) Participants are not obliged to complete the course within a specific time. The race course will be open as long as there are still registered runners on the route.
2) Race bibs must be worn at all times during the race. Bib numbers should be pinned in front of  the running shirt.
3) All protests related to the results must be made in writing & submitted to the race organizer within 30 minutes after the official announcement of winners has been made. P3,000.00 protest fee will be charged.
4) The organizer’s decision is final.

RACE ROUTE/MAP LAGUNA RUN

WATER AND FIRST AID STATION
Drinking water will be provided every 1 km along the race course and at the finish line. Medical Aid will also be available along the race course and at the finish line. We strongly recommended all participants to bring their own water or energy drinks during the race.
PARKING AREA

All participants & other spectators are required to park their vehicles at allocated parking areas.
TOILET AREA

Toilet cubicles will be available at the site on the event day.
BAGGAGE AREA

Baggage deposit service will be available near the stage from 4:30 am to 9:00 am.

EVENT DETAILS OF LAGUNA RUN

RACE CATEGORY AND FEE

 3KM –  Php 500
      5KM –  Php 600    
      10KM –  Php 800      
DATE
June 18, 2017
VENUE 
Nuvali, Sta. Rosa Laguna
GUN START
10KM  – 5:30 AM
5KM  – 5:45 AM
3KM  – 6:00 AM
ON SITE REGISTRATION VENUES
Toby’s SM Sta. Rosa
Toby’s SM Calamba
Toby’s Filinvest Mall
RACE KIT INCLUSIONS
3KM & 5KM Categories
Singlet, Race Bib, Finisher’s Medal, Certificate of Completion, Fruit-bearing tree, and freebies.
10KM Category
Singlet, Race bib, Finisher’s Medal, Finisher’s Shirt, Certificate of Completion, Fruit-bearing tree, and freebies.

LIABILITY WAIVER AND RACE AGREEMENT:

I attest to being fully trained and physically/ mentally fit to participate in the event and full knowledge of the risks involved. I give permission for the free use of my name (s), photos and/or voice in any broadcast, telecast, digital, print material or any other material in any medium of this event.

In consideration of being allowed to participate, I, for myself, my heirs, executor, and administrators do hereby waive and release forever any and all rights to claims and damages I may have against the event organizers, sponsors, volunteers, race officials, and all parties involved with this event.

By purchasing and registering with Laguna Run 2017, you have read and agreed with our conditions and liability waiver.

3 WAYS TO REGISTER LAGUNA RUN:


PAYPAL – Registration is over


BANK DEPOSIT

Form removed


ON SITE

You can visit the 3 in-store sites mentioned above to directly purchase and claim your race kits.


Go to the Official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Lagunarun2017-168182567025579/

Note: Powcast.net is not the organizer of this event, but one of the online media and marketing partners.

ICYMI: Powcast Talks About NBA Finals, Pacquiao and Melindo on Aksyon Sports

Every Sunday afternoon Ron Delos Reyes holds a multi-awarded sports show called Aksyon Sports on Radyo Singko 92.3 FM. The show talks about a variety of sports and related events. Last Sunday, yours truly got another opportunity to share our insights on three different topics including the NBA Finals, Milan Melindo and Manny Pacquiao.  
You can fast forward on my segment at 1 hour 6 minutes of the video. 

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Limits are only limits if you let them be… Watch this No Arms, No Legs Mountaineer

Limits are only limits if you let them be... Watch this No Arms, No Legs Mountaineer

“Unlimited Will” celebrates an extraordinary athlete, Kyle Maynard, and his determination to surmount any challenge in his path.

“The defining, life-changing moment [for me] was making my first tackle in football, just taking my helmet and smashing it in another guy’s shins as hard as I could,” declares Kyle Maynard.

30-year-old Maynard describes himself as a climber, author, athlete and speaker with a “general life philosophy of specializing in not specializing.” He’s also the first quadruple amputee to ascend Mount Kilimanjaro without the aid of prosthetics.

Born in Washington, D.C., with a rare condition known as congenital amputation, Maynard made that critical football tackle in middle school then switched to wrestling in high school. ”I lost 35 times in a row in a year and a half,” he remembers. “I just kept failing and failing but then finally figured it out. And then by the time I was a senior, people were saying that I was unfairly advantaged.”

“Sometimes when we look at an athlete who has done something in a different way, done something big, done something unique, and we only see the successes.” Maynard adds. “We don’t see the countless hours of failure that go into it. That failure set us up for the success because we know what we needed to change.”

Maynard applies this same try-until-you-achieve attitude, alongside a signature “No excuses” maxim, as an internationally competitive jiu-jitsu fighter, world record-setting weightlifter and mountaineer, who beyond tackling the pure physical challenges of summiting Africa’s tallest peak had to devise his own equipment. Though he now uses an elite custom climbing system, Maynard initially wrapped towels around the end of his arms, securing them with tape.

“If you’re doing something first, you don’t have that path laid out for you so you just have to go and figure it out,” Maynard explains. “You learn how to use your mind. You learn: How do I not fall apart when I have something bad happen to me? How do I get through and overcome bigger challenges? How do I adapt? The lessons that you learn in your sport can transcend into every area of your life, in your relationships and in just any dream that you have.”

ICYMI: Powcast Vlog: Deftac-Ribiero Jui-Jitsu Nationals

Deftac-Ribiero Jui-Jitsu Nationals was the first ever inter-Deftac tournament held in the Philippines. Headed by May Masuda and Alvin Aguilar they assemble the 45 chapters of Deftac in one roof for a day of friendly competition and bonding between brothers and sisters of Deftac. We were given a chance to witness the historic event, here’s some of the event highlights. 

RIO OLYMPICS SILVER MEDALIST HIDILYN DIAZ IS UNDER ARMOUR’S LATEST AMBASSADOR

UP NEXT IS UNDER ARMOUR’S CIRCUIT CHALLENGE ON MARCH 4 AT GREENBELT 3

 

Photo Caption: MMA fighter Aj Matthews, who is currently with Bellator, and Rio Olympics Silver Medalist for Weightlifting Hidilyn Diaz, gamely pose for photographers at the Under Armour Circuit Challenge at Robinson’s Magnolia; where Diaz (right), was announced as the latest Under Armour Ambassador.
27 February 2017 Manila, Philippines – Rio Olympics Silver Medalist for Weightlifting Hidlyn Diaz was recently announced as the latest Under Armour Ambassador, at the recent UA Circuit Challenge held at Robinson’s Magnolia last weekend.
The UA Circuit Challenge, is a two-part event, with the next one taking place at Greenbelt 3 on Saturday, March 4 at 1pm; aims to be a preliminary event to help prepare the participants of  the regional fitness challenge UA ‘Test of Will’, which is set to take place on March 25 & 26 at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City.
UA ‘Test of Will’ is on its second year and will be held in 6 countries, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei and the Philippines. 
 Participants in ‘Test of Will’, will compete in a four-minute circuit consisting of Burpees, One Arm Thruster, TRX Rows and Sandbag Throw.  Each competitor will be scored based on the maximum number of repetitions they can achieve within 60 seconds. The highest scoring man and woman of the national heats from each respective country will win an all-expense paid trip to compete in the regional finals, happening in Kuala Lumpur on 6 May 2017.
This year’s overall champion of the regional finals will walk away with S$2,500 cash prize, or around Php 88,000.00.
For more information on how to register for ‘Test of Will’, please visit: http://www.testofwill.com.
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About Under Armour, Inc
Under Armour (NYSE: UA), the originator of performance footwear, apparel and equipment, revolutionized how athletes across the world dress. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand’s innovative products are sold worldwide to athletes at all levels. The Under Armour Connected Fitness™ platform powers the world’s largest digital health and fitness community through a suite of applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland.


For further information, please visit the Company’s website at http://www.uabiz.com.

About Triple Pte Ltd
Established in 2013, Triple Pte Ltd is a sports and lifestyle retailer which holds the exclusive distribution rights for the Under Armour brand across Southeast Asia. Triple launched the Under Armour operations in Singapore and Philippines in May 2014. It has to date expanded the Under Armour distribution network to cover seven Southeast Asian markets through a combination of 25 brand houses as well as shop in shop and multi-brand wholesale executions.
About Test of Will
Started in 2016, the Test of Will is an annual Southeast Asia-wide fitness challenge in celebration of human performance, functional fitness and the training lifestyle. The modern and uniquely urban fitness challenge is accessible to everyone with the will to train and a drive for competition.

Neymar Jr’s signature football tournament finally makes it way to Manila!

Neymar Jr’s signature football tournament finally makes it way to Manila!


Neymar Jr’s Five is the Brazilian forward’s signature football tournament – and a truly global phenomenon. Across six continents and more than 50 countries, five-a-side teams battle it out in 10-minute matches with a twist. Every time one team scores, the opposition loses a player, which makes it fast, technical, tactical – and unique in the world of football. More than 65,000 players from 47 countries signed up to play in the first year of Neymar Jr’s Five and 2017 promises to be even bigger.

This year’s tournament is open to teams of five to seven players aged 16 to 25, and for

the first time two over-aged players are allowed in the squad. Competing teams will need to have their Philippine passports on stand-by when registering. The teams will set out with the hope of making it to the World Final in 2017, at the Instituto Projeto NeymarJr in Praia Grande, Brazil.

Qualifying rounds will happen on two back-to-back Saturdays with the finals taking place on the – all to be held at SPARTA Philippines in Mandaluyong.

Sign your team up now – and who knows, you could soon be playing on Neymar Jr’s home turf. Dare to dream, and outplay them all!

FB Event Page: win.gs/neymarjrsfiveph
Registration: www.neymarjrsfive.com

Blue Palawan International Kite board Open 2017 is back for its second year!

Blue Palawan International Kite board Open 2017 is back for its second year!
(January 10, 2017Manila, Philippines – Blue Kite boarding would like to invite YOU to come join us for 10 days of fun under the sun to compete, spectate, relax and join in on the good times on and off the water.
The inaugural event of the season, the 2017 Blue Palawan Kite Open is back for its second year as the first event of the world renowned Kite Park League Tour.  Kicking things off with a qualifying event held at Blue Palawan in beautiful Puerto Princesa on Palawan Island, Philippines on February 6th & 7th.
The qualifier is open to anyone and is your chance to compete alongside the world’s best kite boarding park riding talent at the world’s most tropical kite park.  The top two men and two women from the qualifier will join the invited 24 riders on Tuesday February 7th for opening celebrations and will collectively compete for their chance at the title during the main event to immediately follow the open qualifier from February 8th to 16th.
For more information about getting there, accommodation, non-kiting activities and more, please visit www.bluepalawanopen.com.
Invited Riders List and Registration Information are to follow.
About Blue Palawan Kite board Open:
Blue Kite boarding is about enjoying life. It is fun and steady. It is a world class, sustainable kite center.
We aim to promote the green approach to board sports mainly harnessing the power of the wind and adapting to the natural environment each space provides. Blue kite boarding offers riders a clean, un-crowded area with unique state of the art features by Joby Cook (Jibstruction). The Blue Kite park is located at Blue Palawan nesting in a vast lagoon protected by a reef and mangrove sanctuary making the area a bio diverse environment with perfect flat waters and consistent on shore winds from November to March.
Blue Kite board Open
A brainchild of the most passionate wake style kite boarders in the industry, The Blue Palawan Kite board Open is the first event of the year, happening on the second to third week of January. The first and only pure wake style event in Asia, the event aims to be an annual gathering of the top wake style riders in a tropical kite park setting. Aside from the competition, the event offers different activities for riders and guests ranging from cultural activities, eco tours, trade fair and infamous lounge parties hosted by Blue Palawan with the Philippine’s premier house DJs.

Shawn “The Fearless” Labisores goes full throttle in motocross sports

In one of the world’s most dangerous sports, it takes a lot of guts, courage, and hard work to attain such discipline in the world of motor sports. Just like this young lad from Ozamiz City. He makes sure that in every competition he is at; he always gives his best and doesn’t forget to thank God for all of his accomplishments.
Born Shawn Labisores on July 17, 1999 in Ozamiz City, this 6-foot-1 motocross rider and basketball player is currently studying at Misamis University.  
Shawn started motocross when he went to Manila and was taught by his good friend. “I joined some tournaments and in my first ride, I was so nervous but then, I won third place in that competition”, quipped Shawn.
“I find motocross a very thrilling sport. I know it’s a dangerous sports but I really feel the excitement especially if my motor flies in midair. It’s an ecstatic feeling”, added Shawn.
Yung pinakamahirap sa motocross talaga yung kapag ma-ulan kasi sobrang dulas kapag umuulan at yung pinakamasarap sa motocross yung pinapalipad mo yung motor mo at ang daming mong fans lalo na kapang nananalo ka. Yun talaga ang pinaka maganda sa lahat”, said Shawn.
Aside from motocross, his other hobby is basketball. He became a varsity player for University of Perpetual Help in  Las Pinas City.  His ambition in my life is to be the number 1 motocross rider and become a PBA player someday.
Email the author at: paolomanuelfule@yahoo.com

Color Manila Capped 2016 with Dagupan City Blacklight Run

Color Manila Capped 2016 with Dagupan City Blacklight Run

December 11, 2016 – DAGUPAN CITY, PANGASINAN – COLOR MANILA the country’s most aggressive ‘concept fun-run’ organizer, just capped 2016 with the COLOR MANILA Blacklight Run held at CSI The City Mall Dagupan City, Pangasinan, last December 10, 2016.  More than a thousand participants participated in the night run which was also made possible in cooperation with – CSI The City Mall. 
Jeto Seen, Marketing Manager of CSI Malls says, “Because of our partnership with COLOR MANILA, we are able to bring these kinds of events, to our region.  COLOR MANILA has been our first partner, who has helped us bring lifestyle events in our community.  We are happy that we already reached our 4th event with them and that our events are lauded by some as very well organized and very well attended.”
Justine Cordero, VP of COLOR MANILA says, “Through our partnership with CSI The City Mall, we have been able to let the residents of Dagupan City and other nearby cities experience firsthand what it is like to be part of the biggest ‘concept fun-run’ in the country.  This is our 4th event in Dagupan City, and we look forward to having more events here very soon.”
For 2017, COLOR MANILA will start the year with its biggest annual event, the COLOR MANILA RUN – YEAR 5, to be held on January 8, 2016 at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Grounds.  The event anticipates 12,000 runners who will join the event. 
Registration is still ongoing you may visit www.colormanilarun.com for more details.

PhilBike Expo 2016 Wraps with Incredible Finish

PhilBike Expo 2016 Wraps with Incredible Finish

November 28, 2016 (MANILA, Philippines) – The PhilBike Expo, the only international-standard trade and consumer cycling show in the Philippines, closed its three-day weekend with an incredible demo from international powerhouses, Kenny Belaey, The Super Kids, and Viki Gómez held last November 25-27, 2016 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia.
Multiple-World Championship rider, Kenny Belaey marveled audiences with a demonstration of “Balance” atop various obstacles inside the convention. He was followed by Japanese protégés, The Super Kids (14-year-old Yu Shoji and Takumi Isogai), who showed off their incredible flatland skills before a tremendous crowd. They were joined by their mentor, Flatland innovator & 3x flatland world champion, Viki Gómez. 2016 marks the Spaniard’s second trip to the Philippine islands where he returned to welcoming crowds who could not get enough of his gravity-defying skills.
In addition to its star-studded line-up featuring world-champion cyclists, the PhilBike-Expo was pleased to announce the arrival of Canadian Geoff Gulevich who began his career at the age of thirteen and rose to prominence as one of the best Mountain Bikers in the world. He is a highly-decorated risk-taker, known for his versatility and passion for the sport. 

Also present in the expo was Alessandro Colnago, the grandson of cycling-pioneer, Ernesto Colnago and current marketing manager of the Colnago bikes brand. For over sixty years, Colnago has established itself as one of the premier cycling brands in the world. It is the brand of choice for many top athletes in the industry such as Luigi Arienti, who won the gold medal at the 1960 Rome Olympics. 
Over 100 brands were on hand, showcasing a diverse range of bikes and accessories for riders of all skill levels and disciplines. For enthusiasts and first-timers alike, there was something for everybody at the 2016 PhilBike-Expo.
It was no surprise that the number of attendees increased this year as thousands packed the SMX Convention Center for the PhilBike-Expo’s third anniversary. Inspired by the incredible feats from the stellar line-up of international athletes, expo-goers had the chance to try their hand at the interactive simulations all across the venue. Not to mention the group of bikers who attended with their bikes to freestyle with the athletes at an impromptu BMX Street Jam on the final day.
About PhilBike Expo
The PhilBike Expo is the country’s first and largest trade and consumer show dedicated to the promotion and development of cycling and related industries. Organized and produced by Phil-Bike Convention, Inc. (PBCI), PhilBike is now on its 3rd year of bringing together different cycling categories under one fun and interactive event. 

PhilBike Expo Marks 3 Years of Pure Appreciation of Cycling

November 21, 2016 (MANILA, Philippines) – The PhilBike Expo, the only international-standard trade and consumer cycling show in the Philippines, returns for its third annual convention this November. The event kicks off on Nov. 25 and allows cycling enthusiasts’ access to the most diverse range of local and international products and demonstrations.
Organized by Phil-Bike Convention Inc., the event has seen over 17,000 enthusiasts pack convention centers for two years. 
To mark its third year anniversary, this year’s expo shall be headlined by a few of the best in the sport today: 
Regarded as one of the biggest names in the bike trail world scene, “The Magician” Kenny Belaey is a 24-year veteran of the sport. Since his debut in 1992, Belaey has brought the sport to the mainstream as a constant innovator and professional. He is the record holder of the most medals won at the World Cup and World Championships. His latest video project, “Balance”, saw him crossing a slackline on the top of the French Alps, a feat that had yet to be accomplished by any other biker before him. 

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The Superkids are Japanese prodigies made up of Yu Shoji (14) and Takumi Isogai (15). This dynamic duo has been making a name in the Flatland scene with their cutting edge and flair for pushing innovation to its limits. Shoji is the first place winner of the 2015 Voodoo Jam and the second runner-up for the 2014 FlatArk Novice. Isogai was the first place winner of the 2014 FlatArk Expert and came in at eighth place for the 2016 FlatDev Pro.
Accompanying the Superkids is their mentor, Viki Gómez, who is returning to PhilBike for the second year in a row. Hailed as one of the best in the world, the 35-year-old Spaniard is known for his constant creation of new tricks that combine flow and rhythm and surpassing the limits of imagination. The Red Bull athlete is a three-time Champion of the Flatland World Circuit Series, as well as a three-time Red Bull Circle of Balance Champion. He is also a two-time winner of the European X-Games.
Rounding out this incredible line-up is a special, one-day only performance from Canadian, 
Geoff Gulevich. With a career that started at the age of 12, the Rocky Mountain Bicycle ambassador is among the best in his field, combining passion with a strong sense of perseverance that sets him apart from his peers. He is the fourth runner-up for Jumpship 2011, and came in fifth for both the Red Bull Rampage 2010 and the Crankworx Joyride 2011. 
The event will bring together over 100 brands from the world of cycling and fitness, giving enthusiasts and first-timers alike, the chance to check out the very best and latest that the industry has to offer.  To complement these brands, the PhilBike Expo offers unique, indoor interactive features that will get the adrenaline flowing. 
To top it all off, the event will include a selection of fun games, contests, and raffles that will give attendees the chance to bring home brand new mountain bikes as well as a collection of other exciting prizes.
To purchase tickets, visit http://philbike.pounchnation.com/. Tickets are PHP120 for one day, and PHP200 for two days until November 21, 12:01PM only. Regular prices of PHP150 per day shall apply on site at the SMX Convention Center.  Children ages 12 and below are entitled to a 50% discount while toddlers 3ft. and below enter for free. 
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About PhilBike Expo

The PhilBike Expo is the country’s first and largest trade and consumer show dedicated to the promotion and development of cycling and related industries. Organized and produced by Phil-Bike Convention, Inc. (PBCI), PhilBike is now on its 3rd year of bringing together different cycling categories under one fun and interactive event. 
For more information on PhilBike Expo, follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: facebook.com/philbikeexpo I twitter.com/philbikeexpo I instagram.com/philbikeexpo1.