Thursday, December 4, 2008

NAASCU Billiards Tournament

The National Athletic Association of School's Colleges and Universities became the first school league to introduce billiards in its sports calendar. Billiards is a sport that has a bad image from parents because most of them think that Billiards has a connotation of getting kids in to cut class to play and stand by the whole afternoon. Nowadays that notion is quite similar to playing computer games in Internet Cafes. All that bad image soon came to a halt eversince the influx of Filipinos who made the sport very popular. There is Efren "Bata" Reyes, Django Bustamante, Rodolfo Luat, Ronnie Alcano and Alex Pagulayan just to mention a few. The list goes on and on. The Philippine Sports Commission is now funding this sport and in years it will hopefully skyrocket once more and propel Filipinos to prominence because of this sport.

This is where the NAASCU comes in. Billiards takes a lot of time to nurture one's skills and techniques and is a reat prelude to a Physics course. That is why the NAASCU is geared towards discovering and developing talents at the grassroots level and hone them to become top filipiino athletes. COngrats to the NAASCU this is a great start and congrats to the University of Makati Billiards team for winning the inaugural run.

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