It’s all systems go for the opening of the 2013 Palarong Panlalawigan (Provincial Meet) at the Panaad Stadium tomorrow with the contingents from the 10 competing areas aiming for the gold medal in the different sporting events and cultural contest.
Physical Education and School Sports provincial coordinator Romeo Sison said the opening program will start at 3 p.m. following the parade around the Stadium of the members from the different delegations.
He added that elected officials from the provincial government and Bacolod City are invited to deliver their messages during the program.
Games will start on Monday with gold medals at stake in athletics, Sison said, adding that they have to move the start of the competition from an earlier schedule to 10 a.m. due to the anti-graft rally spearheaded by the Office of the Ombudsman at the Panaad Stadium.
Meanwhile, due to the staging of the national finals of the Philippine Football Federation – Smart Club National Championships starting December 9, Sison said high school football games ofthe Provincial Meet will be held at the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, while the elementary competition will be held at the Paglaum Sports Complex.
Athletics, swimming, chess, boxing, table tennis, softball, and elementary lawn tennis will be played at Panaad Stadium, while secondary lawn tennis, secondary volleyball, and elementary basketball will be played at University of St. La Salle.
High school boys basketball will be held at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center, while the high school girls basketball will be played at West Negros University Gym.
University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos will be the venue of elementary football, and elementary volleyball, while Po Hang Badminton Center is the venue for all badminton events.
Arnis will be held at Rizal Elementary School, Archery and some secondary football games at the Paglaum Sports Complex, baseball at the Bacolod City National High School, and sepak takraw at Graciano Lopez Jaena Elementary School.
Swimming, taekwondo, and gymnastics competition, Sison said, will start on December 10, while ballgames will start on Monday.
A solidarity meeting and briefing of the technical officials will be held Sunday morning at the Panaad Stadium, while the coaches seminar initiated by the provincial government in coordination with the Philippine Sports Commission will end today, he said.
He also said that Screening Committee concluded their tasks yesterday and reported that all 10 competing areas were able to submit all the necessary documents required by the competition.
Sison said protests and complaints during the actual competition should be submitted to the Jury of Appeals an hour after the termination of the game.*NAB
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