Last Updated on December 27, 2020 by Andrew Pirie

2017 SEA Games Sepak Takraw Philippines Takraw Aug 17, 2017

After a Silver in Sepak yesterday, in the Chinlone Non-Repetition Secondary, the Philippines finish 5th of 5 with 76 pts. Yet Myanmar took the gold in the said event. Myanmar has 2 golds in

While Sepak and Thailand and Malaysia each 1. And there are still 8 more events in Sepak starting on August 20. Speak is hoping to deliver 2 golds for the Philippines still.


2017 SEA Games Day 3 – Sepak Takraw Philippines Gets First Medal for Team Philippines

Aug 16, 2017

The Philippines secured its first Medal of the 2017 SEA Games with a Silver in the Men’s Chinlone team event of Sepak Takraw. And hosts Malaysia took the Gold.

NSA President Karen Tanchanco-Caballero was happy with the medal. It was stated in

the Men’s Regu and Doubles Event that they expected to get their anticipated two gold medals. In the 2015 SEA Games, the Philippines took 1 Bronze and 1 Silver in these events.

Malaysia scored 391 points to the Philippines at 271 in the linking event.

The Philippines was represented by John-John Bobier, Rhemwil Catana, Emmanuel Escote, Ronsited Gabayeron, Joeart Jumawan, John Carlo Lee, John Jeffrey Morcillos, RegiePabriga, and Alvin Pangan in the competition.

We were able to beat Myanmar and Thailand; the world champs last year in 2016; I think they are fielding the same teams, said Karen Tanchanco-Caballero, who has high faith in her sport, securing the two golds promised to the Taskforce.

With six more events to go, this is a big morale booster and a good start for Philippines Sepak Takraw.



(Malay: sepak raga; Jawi: سيڤق راڬا; Thai: ตะกร้อ, rtgstake, pronounced [tā.krɔ̂ː]; Khmer:

សីដក់ Sei Dak; Lao: ກະຕໍ້ ka-taw; Filipino: Sipa; Vietnamese: cầu mây),[1] or kick volleyball, is a sport native to Southeast Asia.[2] Sepaktakraw differs from the similar volleyball sport in its use of a rattan ball and only allows players to use their feet, knee, chest, and head to touch the ball. It is a popular sport in Southeast Asia.

In Malaysia, the game is called sepak raga or takraw. It is also kataw (Lao: “twine” and “kick”)[1], while in Thailand, it is called takraw. In Myanmar, it is known as chin lone and is

considered more of an art as there is often no opposing team, and the point is to keep the ball

aloft gracefully and interestingly. In the Philippines, besides “takraw,” it is also known as sipa, meaning “kick.”

While similar games include footbag net, footvolley, football tennis, bossaball, jianzi, and sipa.

Sepak Takraw Philippines  Batang Pinoy

Nov 27,2016

Two siblings from Zamboanga City took Golds at the Batang Pinoy. Alessandra Bernardo won the Seni 7-11 age category and took 2 more golds in the Ganda and Regu. And in the boys, Tyron Bernardo in the 11-14 took the Gold in the Seni, and another in the Ganda.

Zamboanga continued to dominate Hannah Leano’s gold treble in the 11-14 Seni, Ganda, and Regu. Noreen Bendano, also of Zamboanga, took the Gold in the Tunggal 14-17-year-old girls. However, Aklan presented a clean sweep of the golds, with Jasper Lachicha win in the

14-17 boys and Regu.



By Andrew Pirie

Andrew was elected Vice President of the Association of Track and Field Statisticians in 2020 after being a member for 7 years. He has worked as a PSC Consultant and Research Assistant from 2013-2015, Consultant, and Sprint Coach at Zamboanga Sports Academy from 2015-2017. And Currently is Consultant Coach with VMUF 2021- Current editor and chief of, and has recently done consultancy work for Ayala Corp evaluating the Track and Field Program. Coaches Sprints, Middle and Jump events he is  Level 3 Athletics Australia Coaching Certification in Sprints and Hurdles. Currently working towards a Masters Degree in Education. He can be contacted on [email protected] You can find more information on Coaching here

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