Baguio City – The second phase of the athletic competitions in the biggest tertiary sports competitions in the locality is set to open on February 10 at various venues.
The volleyball competitions, main attraction for the second phase, will commence at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Gym on said date.
Aside from volleyball, PMA will also play host to the Arnis, Boxing, Judo, Taekwondo, and Softball competitions, expected to be completed from February 10-11.
Football will also be competed upon at the Benguet State University (BSU) grounds simultaneously on February 10. Competitions for football is also expected to be completed on February 11.
On the other hand, Athletics, Muay Thai, and Tennis will be held on March 3 and 4 at different venues.
The Baguio Athletic Bowl will play host to the athletic competitions while the Tennis competitions will be heldat the BTC.
The BBEAL organizers still had to announce the exact venue for the Muay Thai event as this piece was going to the press.
The University of Baguio (UB) is leading the overall standings after competitions in the first phase was completed.
The Cardinals topped the wushu, badminton, swimming, table tennis, and chess competitions while their Lady counterparts were tops in archery, table tennis, swimming, and main attraction, basketball.
Coming in second were the University of the Cordilleras (UC) Jaguars. The UC men’s basketball team became back-to-back champions after nipping the Baguio College of Technology (BCT) Atoms. The Jaguars also bag gold medals in archery and baseball.
On the other hand, the Lady Jaguars took home the gold in wushu and chess.
The Saint Louis University (SLU) Navigators follow them at third on the strength of their golds in sepak takraw and women’s badminton.
The other participating schools, PMA, Cordillera Career Development College (CCDC) Admirals, Pines City Colleges (PCC) Warriors, University of the Philippines-Baguio (UPB) Maroons, Baguio Central University (BCU) Eagles, Benguet State University (BSU) Wild Cats, and host Kings College of the Philippines (KCP) Amazing Tigers, are expected to be back in action for the second phase games.
By: ARMANDO M. BOLISLIS