22 May 2010

Baguio Football - 9 teams start Pine Cup football tourney

PINE Cup 2010 -- The 2nd Baguio Open kicks off Saturday at Baguio Melvin Jones Football field with nine teams seeing action led by 2009 champion Baguio United Football Club.

Teams competing in the men's division will be the Benguet State University Alumni, BSU College, Saint Louis University Alumni, Baguio Team 17-under, Philippine Navy, Tuguegarao Football Club and Rizal Technological University for the two-day competition.

Tournament committee chairman Homer Alinsug said the two-day competition will be an 11 a side tournament single round robin contest.

"This is turning into one of the best-attended competitions here in years, and we hope it would inspire more of your youth to take on the world's most popular team sport," Alinsug added.

The host club has tapped Anery Candiao of Baguio United as tournament director of the blitz competitions sponsored by the Baguio Centennial Commission and supported by Mayor Reinaldo Bautista Jr., the City Government, Emergency Medical Service, BMC Forestry Corp., the Baguio police and Ganza Restaurant.

Alinsug said four equally talented teams will also see action in the women's contest led by multi-titled Baguio Ladies Football team where they will be fielding two teams while Benguet State University will also have two teams in the fold.

"The women's division will be seven aside tournament," Alinsug added.

A simple opening program will be held at Melvin Jones starting 8 a.m. with team registrations to follow suit after the opening program.

Alinsug said games will immediately start after the registration while the awarding of trophies to the age group categories champions, which were held earlier, will also be part of the opening program. (Roderick Osis)

Sun Star Baguio

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