IBP-Cebu lays down multi-sport tiff to spice up ‘Law Week’ celebration
For the first time in 13 years, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP)-Cebu Chapter will be staging a multi-sport tournament to make the 'Law Week' celebration more lively and exciting.
Slated on September 17-23 in different venues, a total of eight sporting disciplines will be contested in the action-packed event dubbed as 'IBP Olympics Fest 2017'.
These are basketball, badminton, shooting, dart, chess, bowling, billiard and poker.
"This is the first time that we're having a multi-sport competition since 2004. And it's all open to all. Law students and sports enthusiasts from other fields of profession are welcome to join in our event," said Rhenier Mora of the organizing IBP-Cebu during a press conference the other night at Knight Attack Chess in Robinsons Galleria Cebu.
Mora was with IBP-Cebu President Mundlyn Misa-Martin and sports committee officials Francis Pepito and Marvin Miralles.
First off is the 1st IBP-Cebu Open Shooting Competition on September 17 at the Kamagong Shooting Range. It is a Level 1 trophy match sanctioned by the Philippine Pistol Shooting Association (PPSA).
The following day, bowling will take place at the SM City-Cebu Bowling and Leisure Center.
Each team shall be composed of five members that can be all male, all female of mixed with one alternate player. Registration fee is pegged at P500 per player.
Basketball, on the other hand, is set for September 21-23 at the Capitol Parish gym.
A total of nine teams will be seeing action:Ombudsman, COA, USJ-R Law School, IBP-Cebu, IBP-Cebu City, CCTN 47, Talisay Hall of Justice, and RTC/MTC court employees and staff.
They will be divided into two brackets and will play in a single round robin format. The top two qualifiers from each bracket will advance to the crossover semifinals, with the winners slugging it out for the championship.
Badminton, featuring the doubles and mixed doubles events, will be on September 23 at the MetroSports Center, while chess is scheduled on September 24 at the Knight Attack Chess Cafe. It is open to all 'Class B' players with an entry fee of P300.—