Message from the President

World Shoot XVII Post-Match Report

I am pleased to submit the post-match report for World Shoot XVII held at theUniversalShootingAcademyinFrosproof,Florida,USAfrom 13-19 October 2014.  The positive highlight are the 12 titles or 23 medals won by our Team but the event had its share of controversies.

 A.  Titles and Medals Won

 Our Team Members won a total of 10 Gold medals, 6 Silver medals, 7 Bronze medals, and one Plaque from the Shoot-offs.  We won three(3) titles in the Division competitions(2nd Place in Classic Div Individual Overall, 3rd Place in Revolver Div Individual Overall, and 2nd Place in Classic Division Team), nine(9) titles in the Category competitions, and one(1) in the Shoot-offs per the summary below:

                                             World Shoot XVII Titles and Medals Won by Team Philippines

Name of Team Member

Michael Ron Ligon
Daniel Torrevillas
Wilfredo Anglo
Rosendo Castro, Jr.
Anthony Sy
Edwin Gotamco
Keo Dayle Tuan
Datu Suharto Al Wali Mangudadatu
Joselito Miguel Arimas
Datu Muhaimin Mangudadatu
Edward Rivera
Leonora Darte
Edward Rivera
Wilfredo Martin
Jerome Morales
William Magalong
Philipp Chua
Edcel Gino
Nelson Uygongco
Edwin Gotamco
Franchette Quiroz
Janette Gonzaga
Mayor Bai Mariam Mangudadatu
Jun Haron Ebdane

Title Won

World Champion, Standard Junior
World Champion, Classic Super Senior
World Champion Team, Production Senior
World Champion Team, Production Senior
World Champion Team, Production Senior
World Champion Team, Production Senior
World Champion Team, Open Junior
World Champion Team, Open Junior
World Champion Team, Open Junior
World Champion Team, Open Junior
2nd Place, Classic Division Overall
2nd Place, Classic Lady
2nd Place, Classic Division Team
2nd Place, Classic Division Team
2nd Place, Classic Division Team
2nd Place, Classic Division Team
3rd Place, Revolver Division Overall
3rd Place, Open Junior
3rd Place, Open Senior
3rd Place, Production Super Senior
3rd Place, Standard Lady Team
3rd Place, Standard Lady Team
3rd Place, Standard Lady Team
Winner, Standard Junior Shoot-offs

 Medal Received with Trophy

Gold Medal
Gold Medal
Gold Medal
Gold Medal
Gold Medal
Gold Medal
Gold Medal
Gold Medal
Gold Medal
Gold Medal
Silver Medal
Silver Medal
Silver Medal
Silver Medal
Silver Medal
Silver Medal
Bronze Medal
Bronze Medal
Bronze Medal
Bronze Medal
Bronze Medal
Bronze Medal
Bronze Medal
Plaque

 

     

The following Teams just missed getting on the podium for being in 4th Place:

 Open Division Team

 

B.  Controversial Issues

I would like to report several controversial issues as follows:

  1. We realized last 27 October 2014 that our Revolver Division Team should be in 3rd Place and we should have won another 4 Bronze medals because the score of Philipp Chua was not included in the computation of the team results.  We only detected this discrepancy based on the team results posted in the IPSC Global Village forum dated 21 October 2014—3 days after the expiration of the verification period.  There was no team results posted in the official match website nor in any bulletin board so there was no way of knowing the discrepancy within the verification period.   All official individual match results were posted online in the official match website.  No printed hardcopies were posted in the bulletin boards.

 

            We sent an email last 27 October 2014 to Mr. Vince Pinto, IPSC Competition        Director, to request for clarification because he confirmed to us in his email dated       11 August 2014 that he included the name of Philipp Chua in our Revolver Division             Team.  However, he invoked the technicality that our Team Managers should have       detected the discrepancy during the match registration process and before the 1st     shot was fired by Philipp during the match.  During World Shoots, all team members are pre-declared and pre-registered and after receiving the email confirmation from    Mr. Vince Pinto we have no reason to doubt that Philipp Chua was already included      in the Revolver Division Team.  

            The Team Manager originally assigned to the Revolver Division is Area Director Jay       Dureza but he could not make it to the World Shoot XVII because one of his           relatives died.

 

  1. We could have won another medal in the Standard Division Individual Overall and 4 medals in Standard Division Team competition if not for the controversial disqualification of Jethro Dionisio in Stage 6 which was his last stage of the match.  This stage was the “jungle stage” where only the shooter on the firing line is allowed to enter so there were no witnesses which may satisfy the requirement of Rule 11.1.2 which states that “Appeals arising from a disqualification for a safety infraction will only be accepted to determine whether exceptional circumstances warrant reconsideration of the disqualification.”

 

            In our appeal letter for arbitration, we mentioned that the Range Officer was 2 to 3           steps behind Jethro who was moving very fast and his body was covering the    firearm so how can the RO determine without a doubt that he broke 180 and there           was no RO positioned in the opposite side of the stage. 

 

  1. The former World Production Lady Champion in WSXV inBali,Indonesia, Ms. Maria Inez Jorge was disqualified in Stage 23 for sweeping the front Range Officer when she attempted to go back  to a previous shooting position to re-engage a standing metal plate.  The old and flat-footed RO did not give her enough room to maneuver around a simulated pool of water overtaking the RO in the process.

            The DQ was reversed by the Range Master but the decision of the RM was           reversed by the Mr. Dino Evangelinos, IROA President.  We wrote two letters            addressed to the IPSC President, Mr. Nick Alexakos copied to the Match Director        and to the IPSC Competition Director to request for clarification if there was a 3rd         Party appeal and if an Arbitration Committee was convened to hear the case to           reverse the decision of the RM.  We did not receive a reply up to this time.  Per the             current rulebook, only the arbitration committee can overrule the decision of the Range Master.

 

  1. One of our Team Managers tried to submit a letter of appeal for arbitration when one of our Open Junior shooters was disqualified in Stage 18 on the 1st day of the match for “Finger in the trigger guard without target engagement”.   Our Team Manager looked for the Range Master and went to the office to inquire if there was a form for the letter of appeal for arbitration.  He was told that there were still busy trying to set-up their equipment and to come back later.  He went back after around 30 minutes but was told that they were still busy.  When he went back again to follow up he was told that the time period to file the appeal has already expired.

 

  1. During the roll-call of squad 63 in Stage 9, one of the Range Officers who was not wearing the IROA striped uniform but only wears a Geco t-shirt which could be the NROI uniform in a country inEurope, checked the gun position of Production Senior Team member Rosendo “Bogie” Castro.  He told Mr. Castro that he thinks that the handgun of Mr. Castro was more than the allowed limit of 50mm from the torso.  Mr. Castro requested him to measure the distance considering that he has some protruding belly fat in his torso with the use of the plastic overlay.  He rudely told Mr. Castro to go to the safety area and adjust his holster then he will measure it without even establishing the fact that it is not within the allowed limit.  After Mr. Castro adjusted his holster, the briefing was already over and there was only a few seconds left in the walk-through so he was already harassed in the process.

 

            After his teammate, Wilfredo Anglo, shot Stage 9 there was a standing mini-popper        that was hit but did not fall down.  Mr. Anglo told the Range Officer/scorer, who was           the RO who commanded Mr. Castro to adjust his holster without even measuring          the actual distance of the gun from the torso, that he wants to challenge the   calibration of the mini-popper, he just ignored him.  The front RO holding the timer then proceeded to let the next shooter shoot the stage without calibrating the             subject mini-popper.  When Mr. Anglo complained and the Range Master was     called, the RO told the RM that there were already 4 shooters who shot the stage   before Mr. Anglo informed the RO about his request for the calibration shot on the           mini-popper so it was scored as a miss and a re-shoot was not given.

More controversial issues were encountered during the match.

C.  Quality of Officiating and Match Management

 

Overall, the officiating was mediocre because there were only a few IROA officials to save on costs.  The fact that the RO who called the DQ on Inez Jorge attempted to file an arbitration appeal against the decision of his Range Master who reversed his call is a reflection of the quality of the officiating in this level V match.

 

The central theme of the match was to save on costs and to maximize revenues.  Carbonized scoresheets were not used.  Only scoresheets appropriate for level I matches were used wherein the lower portion was torn and given as a copy of the competitor with only the totals of the hits.  By having to write the time twice on the upper portion and the lower portion, there is a tendency for the scorer to miss writing the time on the upper portion which goes to the Stats Office.  Partial Stage results were not printed and posted on bulletin boards to save on ink, paper, and Range Officers needed to post the results.

 The provisional team results were not posted in the official match website so there is no way to verify the results during the verification period.  Even ten (10) days after the match, the team results were not yet posted in the match website.

 You need to pay $50 for parking and $25 entrance fee to be able to enter the range to watch the pre-match.  The rate for practice bays was $100 per hour.

 But to top it all, the personal decision of the IROA President to reverse the call of the Range Master in the case of the disqualification of Inez Jorge without convening the arbitration committee in accordance with the rulebook highlights the questionable credibility of IPSC officials and the whole IPSC organization to run the world shoot in a fair and unbiased manner regardless of race and nationality.

D.  Lessons Learned

 

We believe that we have learned the following lessons that could be applied to future participation in World Shoots run by IPSC:

 

  1. It is important to have Team Managers to protect and fight for the rights of our Team members.
  2. Team Managers should not have any personal students to avoid conflict of interests.
  3. Based on the WSXVII experience wherein top IPSC officials are involved in the controversial calls/decisions, it is preferred that recognized and respected IROA officials who are articulate, diplomatic, and  are not afraid to go against IPSC and IROA officials based on the right principles and IPSC rules like Mr. Chepit Dulay, Mr. Vin Lava, and Mr. Rudy Marcelo should be tapped to become Team Managers.
  4. Team composition should be double-checked by Team Managers during the match registration process even though all competitors and teams have been pre-declared, pre-registered, pre-paid, and all details are confirmed in the match database, competitors list, and squad list.  Individual team members should also declared during the registration process that they are members of a Team.  This is normally being asked and verified by match staff during the registration interview process.
  5. Team members should be vigilant. Prevention is better that cure.  With Rule 11.1.2, it is already almost impossible to reverse a DQ due to safety infraction. 
    1. They should make it obvious to the RO and to the audience (witnesses) the act of putting the trigger finger outside of the trigger guard during movement and that the muzzle of the gun is pointed downrange.
    2. They should not make a reload in a precarious part of the stage if there is an alternative location to do it.
    3. If the RO refuses to give a sound check, this should indicate that the RO may have an attitude or tendency to give you problems so the team member should be extra cautious without sacrificing speed and accuracy. Team members may also request that the Range Officer be changed if he/she feels harassed.
    4. The main gun should be 100% reliable.  Avoid the mentality that having a back-up gun can compensate for the occasional malfunctions of the main gun.  By the time, you shift to the back-up gun a lot of points would have been lost and would be hard to recover given the current tough competition in international matches.
    5. It is preferable to bring your own reliable and tested ammo.  Do not rely on the official match ammo.  They will not give you a re-shoot if you have a squib load or malfunction with the official match ammo.
  6. Joining a match to be held in the venue of the next world shoot would help a lot to familiarize our top shooters with the terrain, position of the sun at different times of the day, climate/weather, type of courses normally being run, time zone/jet lag management, ideal hotels, restaurants, and supermarkets near the range and hotel.  The fact that our top shooters joined the US IPSC Nationals held at theUniversalShootingAcademyhelped them to perform well.
  7. It is preferable to just give a budget to the team members for their accommodation and let them make their own arrangements if they prefer.  This way, their companions and support group(fellow gun club members or practice mates) can stay with them if they opt to rent a house where they can cook their own food, be with their loved ones, feel at home and adapt/acclimatize quickly, better handle the stress of being in a different environment and pressure of the competition, and perform well.
  8. The level of skill and equipment of our shooters have improved but so did the competitors’.  When these are equal, the factor that would determine the winner would be the mental/psychological part  of the game—the mental toughness, attitude, and character of the shooter.  For instance, our Production Division Team members have the same level of skill during the qualifier matches but only one was able to perform at his level because of the mental/psychological aspect.  If they were able to perform at the level they shoot in their home country, their Team should have won medals.

 E.  Insights and Recommendations

 

 We think that affiliating our Region with the USPSA together with other countries/IPSC regions in Asia likeThailand,Indonesia, andMalaysiaand helping to organize an international competition using USPSA rules would strengthen our position and leverage with IPSC.

 

We would like to recommend to still continue to have IPSC sanctioned matches but also organize and sanction matches with USPSA format and rules.  The USPSA format will be an additional shooting discipline like the Steel Challenge and Bianchi Cup.  We feel that the participation of Edward Rivera and Edcel Gino in the 2014 USPSA Nationals has been beneficial as they gained confidence in competing against the best shooters in the world before the world shoot.  Edward was able to make some adjustments in his game plan before WSXVII due to his experience in the USPSA Nationals and won a Silver Medal beating shooting legend Todd Jarrett.

 A seminar for Range Officers regarding USPSA rules would be arranged should you approve the proposal to affiliate with the USPSA.

 We feel that IPSC top management have become detached from reality and have suffered the fate of those with absolute power—totally disregarding fairness and unbiased application of the rules with no respect for the Regions that helped them consolidate their power base.

 

I hope you would have some time to discuss this and other issues concerning the PPSA.

  Very truly yours,

 

GOV. SUHARTO T. MANGUDADATU, AL-HAJ

                       PPSA President

            

New Message 2014

I together with the PPSA Board of Directors and the shooter Development committee, and with the approval of our Regional Director Congressman Jack Enrile, we will present the results of the selection of Philippine Team in the Qualifier matches who will represent our country.

After 10 grueling qualifier matches with world class courses of fire which helped developed and hone the skills of our shooters especially the Squadding System that developed mental toughness, learning tactics, strategies, techniques and most of all camaraderie among our shooters, we now come to the announcement of the names of those who qualified to be members of Team Philippines for the World Shoot XVII to be held in Florida, USA this coming October.

The allocation of slots was based on Memorandum Circular 2-2013 dated April 29, 2014 which was signed by the PPSA President and published before the start of the qualifier matches and posted on the official PPSA website.

The slots allocated to the PPSA were not sold. However the traditional courtesy slots were reserved for the IPSC Regional Director, PPSA President, and Major Sponsors who donated at least P500,000 from the proceeds of the qualifier matches that they hosted.

The Committee allocated the additional slots to the Categories with the highest probability of winning based on the performance of the shooters in the Qualifier Matches and the expected competitors from other countries in the respective categories.
Required average percentages were set to motivate our shooters to go beyond their comfort zones and to their best to level up in their performance. The required percentages were determined based on the results of the Qualifier matches for the 2013 Australasia and the percentages (results) of the top shooters in WSXVI in Greece with some allowance considering that the skill level of the top shooters from other countries are expected to still improve after 3 years come WSXVII.

PPSA TEAM DIVISIONS
Classic
1. RIVERA, EDWARD T.
2. MARTIN, WILFREDO C.
3. MORALES, JEROME L.
4. MAGALONG, WILLIAM
Open
1. LEJANO, JEUFRO EMILROEL L.
2. GINOM EDCEL JOHN G.
3. FRANCISCO, ADRIAN N.
4. LEVISTE, NINO M.
Production
1. ALEJANDRO, BERNARDO MARI R.
2. TAYAG, DIOMARI IVAN L.
3. CARRERA, WILLARD
4. YU, PAUL BRYANT
Revolver
1. CHUA, PHILLIP
2. PANES, CHRISTOPHER P.
3. GINO, LEONDRO
Standard
1. DIONISIO, JETHRO T.
2. BERNABE, JOSEPH JR M.
3. PASCUAL, BENZCES
4. TAN, JAMES
PPSA CATEGORIES
Open (Junior)
1. MANGUDADATU,DATU AL WALI S.
2. ARIMAS, MIGUEL
3. TSOI, YOHAN TILTON L.
4. TUAN, KEO DAYLE T.
Standard (Junior)
1. JACINTO, DANIEL JAMES S.
2. LIGON, MICHAEL RON
3. MANGUDADATU, DATU RUBBIL S.
Classic (Junior)
1. EBDANE, JUN HARON C.
Production (Junior)
1. PASCUAL, SERWIN L.
Open (Lady)
1. RAMOS, ANGELA MARIZ L.
2. TAN, MARY GRACE P.
Production (Lady)
1. TAMAYO, GRACE
2. WOODS, EVELYN
Standard (Lady)
1. QUIROZ, FRANCHETTE F.
2. GONZAGA, JANETTE Y.

Open ( Senior)
1. UYGONGCO, NELSON C.

2. GERMAN BARTOLOME

Production ( Senior)
1. ANGLO, WILFREDO
2. SY, ANTHONY O.
3. CASTRO, ROSENDO JR S.
Standard ( Senior)
1. PIBLE, ISRAELITO Y.
2. BELARMINO, BENJAMIN JR A.
Classic (Senior)
1, LAO, ALEX V.
Open (Super Senior)
1. LADROMA, NOLITO
Standard (Super Senior)
1. GONZALES, DAN
Production (Super Senior)
1. GOTAMCO, EDWIN
Classic (Super Senior)
1. TORREVILLAS, DANIEL L.

New Year Msg

        

            First of all, allow me to extend my gratitude to each and every one of you for I have been fortunate enough to have worked with some of the most wonderful person that I have ever met, the men and women of PPSA.

            As a result of our hard work, we were able to engage in competitions both domestic and international which not only brought prestige to the PPSA but also gave pride and honor to our country.

            As PPSA strives to reach greater heights in the years to come, I expect that your support and enthusiasm will be carried over to the next year as we turn another page in our organizational history.

            It is only through our collective efforts that our vision can attain its fruition.

           Again, Thank you and I wish each and everyone of you a merry Christmas and a bountiful new year. More Speed, Power and Accuracy!

Congrats Team Phils

                My warmest greetings and congratulations to the participants and medalist in the just concluded 2013 Far east Asia Handgun Championship, as the humble president of the Philippine Practical Shooters Association, I am so proud of the accomplishments of our contingent, we have shown to the world that the Philippines though besieged with all kinds of calamities, man-made and natural could still be able to complete in an international competition and come out winners.

                This year Far East Asia Handgun Championship was participated by 14 countries in the Far East Asia group and 19 other countries from different continents and yet our association carrying the colors of our beloved country came out among the best of the best.

                Again kudos and Congratulations to everyone in our contingent especially the following medalists whose skills are demeanor during the competition has brought us pride honor and glory to wit:

2013 Far East Asia Handgun Championship Medalists

 

CLASSIC DIVISION

Overall

Edward Rivera

Champion (Gold Medal)

 

Jerome Morales

2nd Place (Silver Medal)

 

Wilfredo Martin

3rd Place (Bronze Medal)

Senior

Alex Lao

Champion (Gold Medal)

 

Daniel Tan

2nd Place (Silver Medal)

 

Rodante Larios

3rd Place (Bronze Medal)

 

OPEN DIVISION

Overall

Jeufro Lejano

Champion (Gold Medal)

 

Agustin Morales

2nd Place (Silver Medal)

 

Datu Al Wali Mangudadatu

3rd Place (Bronze Medal)

 

Junior

Datu Al Wali Mangudadatu

Champion (Gold Medal)

 

Keo Dayle Tuan

2nd Place (Silver Medal)

 

Lady

Angela Ramos

Champion (Gold Medal)

 

Mary Grace Tan

2nd Place (Silver Medal)

 

Lydia Cuyong

3rd Place (Bronze Medal)

 

Super Senior

Nolito Ladroma

Champion (Gold Medal)

 

Division Team

Jeufro Lejano

Champion (Gold Medal)

 

Agustin Morales

Champion (Gold Medal)

 

Datu Al Wali Mangudadatu

Champion (Gold Medal)

 

Ronald Astillero

Champion (Gold Medal)

 

Senior Team

Luis Panaguiton

2nd Place (Silver Medal)

 

Edwin Lim

2nd Place (Silver Medal)

 

Fernando Gonzaga

2nd Place (Silver Medal)

 

Roland Tan

2nd Place (Silver Medal)

  

PRODUCTION DIVISION

Overall

Bernardo Alejandro

2nd Place (Silver Medal)

 

Serwin Pascual

3rd Place (Bronze Medal)

Junior

Serwin Pascual

Champion (Gold Medal)

Lady

Janice Navato

Champion (Gold Medal)

 

Kirstin Joy Gino

3rd Place (Bronze Medal)

Senior

Rosendo Castro, Jr.

Champion (Gold Medal)

 

Wilfredo Anglo

2nd Place (Silver Medal)

Super Senior

Edwin Gotamco

Champion (Gold Medal)

 

Nelson Lee

2nd Place (Silver Medal)

Division Team

Bernardo Alejandro

2nd Place (Silver Medal)

 

Serwin Pascual

2nd Place (Silver Medal)

 

Rosendo Castro, Jr.

2nd Place (Silver Medal)

 

Wilfredo Anglo

2nd Place (Silver Medal)

REVOLVER DIVISION

Overall

Leonardo Gino Jr.

Champion (Gold Medal)

 

STANDARD DIVISION

Overall                                    Joseph Bernabe                                   Champion (Gold Medal)

                                    Benzces Pascual                      2nd Place (Silver Medal)

                                    James Tan                                3rd Place (Bronze Medal)

 

Junior                         Benzces Pascual                      Champion (Gold Medal)

                                    Daniel Jacinto                          2nd Place (Silver Medal)

Lady                            Janette Gonzaga                       Champion (Gold Medal)

                                    Franchette Quiroz                    2nd Place (Silver Medal)

                                    Mary Cristy Roque                  3rd Place (Bronze Medal)

Senior                          Noel Samson                           2nd Place (Silver Medal)

                                    Wilfredo Odchigue                  3rd Place (Bronze Medal)

Super Senior               Carlos Acosta                          2nd Place (Silver Medal)

                                    Hilario Borro, Jr.                      3rd Place (Bronze Medal)

Division Team             Joseph Bernabe                      Champion (Gold Medal)

                                    Benzces Pascual                      Champion (Gold Medal)

                                    Jon Christopher Gotamco        Champion (Gold Medal)

                                    John Paul Santiaguel                Champion (Gold Medal)

 

SHOOT-OFF COMPETITION

Classic Division

Edward Rivera

Champion (Gold Medal)

 

SUMMARY OF MEDALS:

 

Gold                23       

Silver               21

Bronze             10

Total:               54       

 

NUMBER OF COMPETITORS

Classic Division                         28

Open Division                         150

Production Division                 157

Revolver Division                      28

Standard Division                    103

 

Total                                        466

Disqualified                               26

Grand Total                             492  Competitors

 

COUNTRIES IN THE FAR EAST ASIA GROUP OF THE INTERNATIONAL PRACTICAL SHOOTING ASSOCIATION (14 Countries):

 

EAST ASIA                                        SOUTH EAST ASIA

 

China                                                  Guam

Hongkong                                           Indonesia

Macau                                                 Laos

Japan                                                  Malaysia

Mongolia                                            Papua New Guinea

Taiwan                                                Philippines

                                                           Singapore

                                                           Thailand

 

OTHER COUNTRIES WHO PARTICIPATED BUT NOT INCLUDED IN THE FAR EAST ASIA GROUP (19 Countries):

 

Australia                                              Kazakhstan

Austria                                                 Netherlands

Bulgaria                                               Russia

Czech Republic                                  Serbia

Estonia                                                 Slovakia

France                                                 Spain

Greece                                                Sri Lanka

Hungary                                              Sweden

Israel                                                   Ukraine                                                                                                           

                                                           USA

 

Total Participating Countries:  33

           

 

 

 

Generic Message

             My sincerest thanks to the Philippine shooters who participated in the on-going Qualifier matches in the country and exhibited its best in preparation to the World Shoot XVII to be held in Florida, USA on October 12-19, 2014 and to the Range Officers who voluntarily extended their untiring efforts and impartial judgment on the stint of qualifying matches.

             My special thanks also to the respective hosting clubs for their invaluable support and impressive accommodation while our shooters are on its journey of enhancing skills, motivating themselves and preparing for a world class challenging course of fire, match management, and match officiating. In the just recently concluded three qualifying matches, please accept my warm congratulations to everyone, who in one way or the other, had joined and part of the success of the qualifying competition as we look forward for more success on the remaining qualifying matches towards a well prepared, united and skilled shooter contingent in the world.

             Aiming for a world shooting victory, we are challenging every shooter for an extensive practice, physically and emotionally ready to showcase their skills against the best of the best in the world. Our collegial goals of getting the world banner shooting triumph could only be realized through our contingent’s performance. Let us jointly work for this honor and stand proud of bringing the banner of the Philippines a winner in the coming World Shoot.

             We encouragement every shooter to keep abreast of the two PPSA Memorandum (MC 1 and MC 2, 2013) for your guidance and preparation for a globally competitive shooting tournament.

             Thank you very much and wishing for more Speed, Power and Accuracy.

Message of the President

in behalf of the officer and members of the Philippine Practical Shooting Association(PPSA) we are extending our wholehearted thanks and gratitude to all the participants and guests who, in one way or the other, have contributed to the success of the Pro 8 Square and Compass Club Friendship Cup Level 3 PPSA Sanctioned Match held in Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines.

​Our especially thankful to the Leyte Shooting Association for hosting the FIRST QUALIFIER MATCH FOR WORLDSHOOT
WSXVII -2014 To be held at universal shooting academy frostproof FLORIDA USA , its excellent and admirable services in the entire duration of the match

​With the PPSA more milestones achievement in pursuit of providing a quality and prestigious tournament to all the shooters enthusiasts in the country and in the world, it is our fervent hope that a more-closer relationship among the members and enable us to attain our common aspirations of a better and responsive future to all.
​We trust that the PPSA will sustain to provide the effective and complementary leadership for more shooting competition in the years to come.
​Congratulations to all!

​​​​​​More speed , power @ accuracy to all

Team Pilipinas’ ascendancy in the 2013 Australasian Handgun Championships in Rotorua, New Zealand

Kudos to Team Pilipinas for bringing honor and pride to our country during the recently concluded Australasian Handgun Championships. I am very proud that our shooters who participated in the Level IV IPSC sanctioned match, brought glory to the Philippine Practical Shooting Association.

This will never become possible without the help and sacrifices of the PPSA officers and members who worked hard for the success of the delegates’ participation. From the selection of the team members to the processing of necessary documents, they were very much dedicated  in helping with the travel and shooting activities. This is not only keeping the promise of a dynamic PPSA but for the love of sports as well.

With this I would conclude this message with a quote. They may say that it is impossible for us to win. But impossible is nothing with faith and determination.

Attached is the summary of the Philippine Shooters who won awards in the 2013 Australasia Handgun Championships.

Mabuhay and more power, speed and accuracy to all!

 

STANDARD DIVISION

Over-all Individual:

Jethro Dionisio – Champion, Gold Medal
Edward Rivera –  2nd Place, Silver Medal
Jon Christopher Gotamco – 3rd Place, Bronze Medal
 
Junior Category:

 
Daniel James Jacinto – Champion, Gold Medal
Datu Rubbil Mangudadatu – 2nd Place, Silver Medal
 
Lady Category:

 
Janette Gonzaga –  Champion, Gold Medal
Franchette Shay Quiroz – 2nd Place, Silver Medal
Mary Cristy Roque – 3rd Place, Bronze Medal
 
Senior Category:

 
Benjamin Belarmino – 3rd Place, Bronze Medal
 
Super Senior Category:
 
Isagani Buenaflor – 3rd Place, Bronze Medal
 
PRODUCTION DIVISION

 Over-all Individual:

 
Jeufro Emil Lejano – Champion, Gold Medal
Bryant Yu – 2nd Place, Silver Medal
Diomari Ivan Tayag – 3rd Place, Bronze Medal
 
Junior Category:
 
Diomari Ivan Tayag – Champion, Gold Medal
 
Lady Category:
 
Grace Tamayo – Champion, Gold Medal
Ma Inez Jorge – 2nd Place, Silver Medal
Marilyn Dela Cruz – 3rd Place, Bronze Medal
 
Senior Category:
 
Wilfredo Anglo – Champion, Gold Medal
Rosendo Castro, Jr. – 3rd Place, Bronze Medal
 
Super Senior Category: 
 
Nelson Lee – Champion, Gold Medal
 
 
OPEN DIVISION
Over-all Individual:

 
Edcel John Gino – 2nd Place, Silver Medal
 
Junior Category:
 
Edcel John Gino – Champion, Gold Medal
Datu Suharto Al Wali Mangudadatu – 2nd Place, Silver Medal
Jay Anthony Yulo – 3rd Place *
 
Lady Category:
 
Angela Mariz Ramos – 2nd Place, Silver Medal
 
Super Senior Category:
 
Nolito Ladroma – 3rd Place, Bronze Medal
 
CLASSIC DIVISION
Over-all Individual:

 
Nelson Uygongco –  Champion, Gold Medal
Jerome Jovanne Morales – 2nd Place, Silver Medal
Roderick Cordero – 3rd Place, Bronze Medal
 
Junior Category:
 
Lady Category:
 
Senior Category:
 
Jose Maochi Suela – 3rd Place, Bronze Medal
 
REVOLVER DIVISION 

Over-all Individual:
 
Philipp Chua – Champion, Gold Medal
Christopher Panes – 2nd Place, Silver Medal
 
TEAM AWARDS
STANDARD DIVISION OVER-ALL TEAM

Champion, Gold Medal
 
Team Members:
 
Jethro Dionisio
Edward Rivera
Jon Christopher Gotamco
Wilfredo Martin, Jr.
 
REVOLVER DIVISION OVER-ALL TEAM
Champion, Gold Medal
 
Team Members:
 
Philipp Chua
Christopher Panes
Ernesto Balburias
 
PRODUCTION DIVISION OVER-ALL TEAM
Champion, Gold Medal
 
Team Members:
 
Jeufro Emil Lejano
Bryant Yu
Diomari Ivan Tayag
Bernardo Mari Alejandro
 
OPEN DIVISION OVER-ALL TEAM
2nd Place, Silver Medal
 
Team Members:
 
Edcel John Gino
Agustin Morales III
Christopher Panganiban
Kenneth Ray Agustin
 
OPEN SENIOR CATEGORY TEAM
2nd Place, Silver Medal
 
Team Members:
 
Daniel Torrevillas
Sonny Cu
Nolito Ladroma
Edwin Peter Lim
 
 
OPEN LADY CATEGORY TEAM 
2nd Place, Silver Medal
 
Team Members:
 
Angela Mariz Ramos
Lydia Cuyong
Mary Grace Tan
Mariam Mangudadatu
 
OPEN JUNIOR CATEGORY TEAM
Champion, Gold Medal
 
Team Members:
 
Datu Suharto Al Wali Mangudadatu
Jay Anthony Yulo
Keo Dayle Tuan
Tilton Yohan Tsoi
 
 
CLASSIC DIVISION TEAM
Champion, Gold Medal
 
Team Members:
 
Nelson Uygongco
Jerome Jovanne Morales
Roderick Cordero
Joel Tan
 
 

Team Pilipinas in New Zealand

Team Philippines arrived in the Australasian IPSC Handgun Championships, safe and sound. With our official shooting uniform that depicts Philippines– blue, red and yellow symbolizes that we are here to bring honor and pride to our country.

 The sunny weather in New Zealand keeps the team spirit’s bustling and I hope that we will all exhibit this kind of energy until the match will end.  I wish that we will enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience and cultivate the friendly and jolly Filipino within each of us and i hope all the Team Philippines and delegates have safe and enjoyable shooting competition to bring honor to our country.
 
Special thanks to our very own His Excellency President Benigno C. Aquino III, Former DILG Usec. Rico Puno, Ret. Chief PNP Nicanor Bartolome and Congressman Jack Enrile for their financial and moral support to our team Philippines.  
 
More power, speed and accuracy to all!
 

Team Pilipinas for the 2013 Australasian IPSC Handgun Championships

The shooters of Team Pilipinas strike again!

I am very proud that we are invited in the Australasian IPSC Handgun Championships – Level IV being held in Rotorua, New Zealand in February & March 2013. This event is surely an unforgettable experience for shooting enthusiasts all over the world. I am looking forward to  an enjoyable and exciting match.

For the said event, Team Pilipinas will be represented by approximately 120 delegates coming from different areas of the Philippines. To the delegates and to the joining parties of family, friends and supporters, have a safe and a productive travel!

I am looking forward in seeing your delightful faces as we all experience a world-class match. 

More power, speed and accuracy to all!

 

 

 

NEWYEAR

To all fellow shooters , Range officers , family  and  friends , 

My  family  and  I ,  would  like   to thank  all  the  wonderful  people  like  you  who  made  this  2012  a  great  year  for  us  ,  and  thus , we earnestly  wish  you  this 2013  ,  a  prosperous  ,  bountiful  ,  successful  ,  happiest year  ….

New  year  is  not  about  the  dates  but  directions ;  It’s  not  about  changing  the  calendar  but  commitment ;  It’s  not  about  changing actions  but  attitude;  May  you  create  the  best  New  Year  ever !  Happy 2013!

More  Speed  , Power  and  Accuracy  to  all !!!

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