Paquito Answer for the Day 48

Hi guys did I miss a bit… but for sure I missed you all !  Inevitable turn of events needed some focus and I hope it hadn’t tainted your drive to read my blogs. So where are now? Basketball, current events, project management, architecture, engineering, wow what a long list we left behind. ! Well no worries, Hakuna Matata according to that Disney movie… Moving and looking forward is what important right now. Agree?

Festivities are what the world have for now, tis the season to be jolly … right. but wait, did I heard it right ? the on going World Chess Championship games were all drawn ! Both Fabiano Caruana of the USA and Magnus Carlsen of Norway the defending champ were prepared that they’re going into rapid or blitz game to decide the new champ! Former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov has something to say.. you gotta read it!

While the world chess fans are not happy with it, two things … they should and shouldn’t!

They’re entitled to their own opinion and so the players are…. – Paquito




Batang Gitna – Centro walked over the Escalades Basketball after an eleven point final lead in the score of 88 – 77. BGC’ s big three simply played a scrimmage like game letting the mighty but deadly point guard Mic-Mic do the whole damage against his peers who were no match to his speed and basketball IQ after a symphony like orchestrated game in getting their 3rd win in three games. Masayuki Ochia Baldemor were said to be reserving his powers against the tall and fast scorers of X-Ballers this coming Saturday. Escalades Basketball fell to 1-2 in the standings together with CBM, PPY, MUR and EGS.


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The battle for survival just started for the FBC – Murphy basketball team when they masterfully dumped the Dela Pena Marikina Sunday Club represented by Pinky Pie with the final score of 62 – 55. Playing Coach Omar Basanez shuffled his ward seeing his teams handicap with the absence of their mainstays , John Sicuya, Bert Magwale and his brother Owen Basanez. Adapting the mantra of “behind every difficulty I saw a lot opportunity” , Coach Omar fielded a very balance first and second five respectively. Engr. Philip Paz accepted the challenge by stepping up with a career high 17 points and 5 caroms for the game. PPY’s Ben Buenaventura wasted so many opportunity to tie the game in the free throw line. But the highlight of the game was the defensive gem MUR put in the closing minutes of the game covering every chance the PPY attempted all in the top notch thinking of their playing coach Omar Basanez.

The coming Saturday game against the well organized Team Don Jose is a sure close game, DJS were upset by EGS.

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Escopa-Guess Big Win Against Don Jose !

The third round of the first ever Friday Basketball Club Tournament ” A League of Our Own ” were marred with upsets as win-less clubs provided the excitement in 3 of its scheduled 4 games. Escopa Guess used  stifling defense all throughout the four quarters of the game to get their first win over the league leader and well organized team Don Jose in the final score of 72 – 69. EGS’s Patungan paced the winner 17 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals and a block. Will this be the start of recovery for the EGS who are jumbled in the standings with CBM, ESB and PPY with a 1-2 win loss cards.

Coming from big wins… Escopa Guess true mettle will be tested with now complete line up of Chamba Mentality.

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"behind every difficulty I saw a lot of opportunity"

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