Capitol starts indoor non-contact sports competition
TABLE TENNIS, CHESS, BADMINTON
AFTER a long absence in sports events due to COVID-19 pandemic, three indoor non-contact sports namely table tennis, badminton and chess, make a much-anticipated return to the provincial government sports program. Competition in these three sports events commence on August 27 at Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center gymnasium.
According to Pangasinan Sports Development and Management Council executive director Modesto Operania, the tournament project, an initiative of Gov. Amado I. Espino, III, will be dubbed as “Re-Introduction of Non-Contact Sports.”
It will be open to Pangasinan residents only, for female and male 18 up to 64 years of age, titled or non-titled, with a maximum of 50 players per playing date.
Operania and PSDMC deputy officer Marlon Domalanta stressed that health and safety protocols must be observed at all times, including mandatory submission of negative antigen tests by all contestants and coaches prior to the game in coordination with Provincial Health Office.
The games will be played weekly: Table tennis and badminton every Friday while chess every Saturday. Competition will run until October 2 this year. (Jesus Garcia Jr.)
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