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|Aug-16-16|| ||pinoymaster77: The double event of new PSC team with improved financing and clear marching orders, and Hidilyn's Olympic golden silver have placed momentum on a series of events :|
- This early, even with current RA just passed during PNoy time I think just last Q4 2015, it is under review and I suppose the talked about pension plan would be included.
I just hope in this revision the Living Legends, multiple gold winners even in SEAG are included. And incentives for major chess feats like GM and WGM, being World Juniots or Youth champ
- Sen Manny being Chairman of Youth and Sports called for a meeting with PSC and available sports officials earlier today. Reportedly it is more getting to know you, exchanging each group's plans. Many sports officials are still in Rio.
- ASEAN countries have made headway in the Olympics, Vietnam got gold in shooting, Singapore gold in swimming, Indonesia 2 silvers in weightlifting, Malaysia silver in diving, while the Thais are also competitive in weightlifting and boxing.
- New PSC team doing research and performance review of the NSAs. In the case of the NCFP they have to promptly comply with the liquidation SOPs to avoid glitches in funds release
- In the light of the 2019 SEAG hosting here, expect a revived sports program specially on continuity of Batang Pinoy
|Aug-16-16|| ||Virgil A: I believe shooting and diving are Olympic events the Filipinos can excel|
The center of gravity is lower with Filipinos. That gives them the advantage of a more stable stance on standing and even on kneeling positions.
In diving, height is not an advantage.
|Aug-16-16|| ||TheFocus: <Virgil> Where then are all the medals won by Filipinos in shooting and diving?|
|Aug-16-16|| ||gokusano: Focus, Virgil is talking about the future. Philippine Sports Governing body should consider planning for these events for future participation. In my opinion, Pole Vault is another discipline where Filipinos can perform at par with the best. Filipinos can hurtle their lean bodies up high in the air like an eagle soaring.|
|Aug-16-16|| ||pinoymaster77: Aside from those cited na diving and shooting, and pole vault eh yung may weight divisions like weightlifting, boxing,taekwondo we have chance, as well as in archery.|
But main factor dyan yung NSA if sincere and nagtatrabaho. Sports with good NSAs currently are athletics, boxing,wushu,taekwondo,archery,basketball,footba-
Unfortunately swimming has an issue and this is very medal rich, aside from athletics. We will have to see if PSC Chair can untangle the mess there in time for 2019 SEAG (kasama dito diving and water polo)
Weightlifting will get a lift, PSC will put up center in Zamboanga and update equipments, they can also use a new set of officers
Good barometers would be the upcoming Batang Pinoy on what PSC will do to train the champs, and the 2017 SEAG in Malaysia, if we will see more young, developmental athletes
Siguro the unnecessary expenses / trips and papetik-petik na Coaches and even athletes would be a thing of the past na. Once they get to see the immediate improvements in their living quarters and support in terms of allowances, training, vitamins etc
|Aug-16-16|| ||pinoymaster77: Shooting has been under Mikee Romero for sometime now but has not brought results even in SEAG. Cycling has been under Bambol for sometime also, but bright spot was from a FilAm in BMX cycling pa who got the sole gold in the last Asiad, sa locals walang gold medalist for the velodrome events|
|Aug-16-16|| ||pinoymaster77: The Institute of Sports was a brainchild of PSC Chair Ramirez in his first stint then as PSC Chair (PGMA time), now that he's closer to inner circle, it will have full support|
|Aug-18-16|| ||Nf3em: Mga brod, I will be joining FIDE-rated tournament here in Bangkok. Yung rapids 1 day lang. Yun namang standard, 2 and a half months to complete -- by appointment kasi each game. Ako twice a week lang pwede Friday night at saka Sunday afternoon. |
Hahaha active na ulit OTB.
Bahala na si batman kc walang prepa.
|Aug-18-16|| ||pinoymaster77: From chess.com
It's no surprise that host country Azerbaijan is taking this Olympiad very seriously. Three training sessions were organized for the players (Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Teimour Radjabov, Arkadij Naiditsch, Eltaj Safarli and Rauf Mamedov), the first with French grandmaster Etienne Bacrot. The experienced Russian Alexey Dreev has been hired as the captain.
Dreev thinks that playing on home soil will help his team. "To some extent, the pressure will be felt, because of the many local fans. I do not believe that this factor will negatively affect our team. The players in the team are professionals. They are used to this."
Russia favored again
Yet again, Russia tops the list of teams by rating. This has always been the case, but we know that things haven't exactly worked for the Russians in recent years. The last time they claimed the gold medal was at the 2002 Olympiad in Bled. Since then, Ukraine has won twice, Armenia has won three times, and the reigning champions are China.
Captained by FIDE Vice President Andrey Filatov, Russia will play with Vladimir Kramnik, Sergey Karjakin, Alexander Grischuk, Evgeny Tomashevsky and Ian Nepomniachtchi. That means Peter Svidler is out, in favor of the lower rated Tomashevsky. Will this make the difference? Will there finally be enough chemistry in the team? Time will tell.
Hopefully Vladimir Kramnik's back problems will be over by September.
Second by rating is USA, with three players in the current top 10 and two strong 2600-grandmasters: Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Ray Robson and Sam Shankland. With the winner of the Sinquefield Cup and the winner of the Biel Open, boards three and five are pretty strong, but the whole team is fantastic, of course. Gold can be the only goal. Officially the team captain is Aleksander Lenderman, but as the head of the delegation, John Donaldson will probably take his traditional role again.
Third seeded are the reigning champions. Besides Russia, China is the only team with five 2700+ players: Wang Yue, Li Chao, Ding Liren, Yu Yangyi and Wei Yi. The latter won the last two Chinese Championships and is considered to be one of the major talents in chess at the moment. The only difference from two years ago is that this time Li Chao is playing instead of Ni Hua."
|Aug-18-16|| ||pinoymaster77: One idea with the Sports Institute is the NCFP which had the PACE / Phil Academy for Chess Excellence which I think is now moribund and the materials / venue being used by a UAAP school.|
It can be PACE or something like Institute of Sports Chess Center, there can be Centers in Baguio or Pangasinan, NCR, Cebu and Davao, I think it would not cost much, its more on maintaining some staff and key Trainers. PCTAP Members can be tapped as Trainers.
There might need to be a National Youth Chess Training Director to oversee the program of these Chess Centers. Have specific goals, like ELO points improvement per year per player, and titles per player.
|Aug-24-16|| ||pinoymaster77: Roughly while driving, heard sa DZSR na for the Baku team, eh NCFP will have the usual sendoff. And a courtesy call to Pres Digong is possibly being arranged.|
|Aug-24-16|| ||wordfunph: I like to accompany the team when they meet with His Most High Serenity, Rodrigo R. Duterte.|
|Aug-24-16|| ||MCDreams: The main account shows up!
With the usual posturing and name-dropping.
(Pretentious as ever).
|Aug-24-16|| ||spawn2: Gentlemen,
Before things escalate, pakiusap lang po. Let's respect this page.
|Aug-24-16|| ||gokusano: I like the Philippines'chances. The team may probably be the revelation of the tournament. I believe the group can stand toe to toe with China, not necessarily in rating but in real strentgh. They are a bunch of gritty warriors and I predict them (the team RP) to land in the top 20.|
|Aug-24-16|| ||pinoymaster77: I checked the Baku timeline eh Sept 1 to 14 na pala, we may see events coming up soon for the sendoffs and their flight skeds, I think its quite a long trip so the earlier the better, for rest and going thru the jet lag.|
|Aug-25-16|| ||pinoymaster77: Lapit na Sept 1, per Baku Olympiad site eh 6 days to go. Picking up from earlier observations on the line-ups, its going to be a dogfight among Russia USA Ukraine and China and host Azerbaijan being the darkhorse, GM Naiditsch adds more scoring punch to the team...|
|Aug-26-16|| ||spawn2: http://en.chessbase.com/post/begins...|
|Aug-26-16|| ||pinoymaster77: Whoaa, checkout then FM Vlad Kramnik in the Manila Olympiad. Nice side story with Gary !|
|Aug-26-16|| ||Nf3em: brod <spawn2>, sino ang players natin sa Olympiad?|
|Aug-26-16|| ||Nf3em: Ah OK nakita ko na sa previous page:
<Team Philippines is also bannered by Grand Master (GM) Eugenio Torre, GM Julio Sadorra, GM Rogelio Barcenilla, International master Paolo Bersamina, and GM Darwin Laylo.>
Good luck AFGM and the whole PHL Team. Mabuhay!
|Aug-27-16|| ||pinoymaster77: Di pa daw final yung sa previous Sunstar article na yun back in July.Baka mamaya sa sendoff event eh malaman na, baka may 1 change pa sa binanggit na 5 for Mens team. Team Captain eh Mr. James.|
Sa Womens its pretty much set na sila WIMs Frayna Fronda Secopito, WNM Bernales and WFM Mendoza. Team Captain /Coach is GM Jayson.
|Aug-27-16|| ||geniokov: Sana makasama sa Women's team sina Cheradine Cherade Camacho at Bernadette Galas para mas maganda ang lineup.
Where is Oliver Barbosa right now? Quit in playing Chess?|
|Aug-27-16|| ||pinoymaster77: May media conference din kaninang sendoff announcing the final team and distribution of uniforms, interesting prospect :|
|Aug-27-16|| ||pinoymaster77: GM Oli nasa US ata. Cheradee is working in PHI after graduation with honors in Texas and inactive sa chess / out of form. WIM Galas placed low in the NCC Finals, WIM Suede begged off, and her slot assigned to Jrs champ WFM Mendoza|
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