Telkha Blitz survived a fiery comeback from long-range-shooting KP to win the first ever Triple Threat Manila championship, 20-14 on June 11 at Fishermall Playland, Quezon City. Telkha Blitz is composed of Fil Estrada, Raymond David, Carlo Saulog and Khalid Khalil.
Former PBA player and San Miguel Beermen cager Christian Luanzon shared his experiences during his collegiate and PBA days to enlighten the players. “We play to win, like the Mamba Mentality. We have to have the right mentality as an athlete”, reminded Luanzon. Mr. Pow Salud, founder of Powcast.net and the host of the event led the presentation of sponsors and media partners. Ms. Kriza Cawan, founder of Triple Threat Manila, welcomed the participants of the tournament in the monumental event.
Joshua Morales, Christian Camargo and Richard Corpuz, members of Nitrous Image Crew, provided a dance number afterwards. The dance crew is set to compete in an international dance competition in Los Angeles California this August.
Renowned 3x3 basketball champion player Rey Guevarra also shared his passion for the game in front of the 3-on-3 players. Equipped with various experiences in 3x3 basketball including representing the country in Japan and Qatar, he reiterated the importance of discipline in the sports.
In the elimination rounds, 42nd Davis defeated Roxas Bullies 13-9, KP defeated Dons of the North 21-10, Team K defeated Team Monaco 13-9, AO 1 defeated Manila Hype 18-4, 42nd Davis defeated Manila Hype 16-7, KP defeated Team K 18-13, FEU-NRMF defeated AO1 21-18, Telkha Blitz defeated Monaco International 21-11, Tigers Pilipinas defeated Dons of the North 22-10, Phenoms Basketball defeated Roxas Bullies 12-11, 42nd Davis defeated Phenoms Basketball 15-11, KP defeated Tigers Pilipinas 15-13, FEU-NRMF defeated Manila Hype 13-11, AO 1 defeated Roxas Bullies 14-9, Telkha Blitz defeated Dons of the North 20-14, Monaco International defeated Dons of the North 19-17, FEU-NRMF defeated 42nd Davis in OT 14-13, Telkha Blitz defeated Team K 21-8.
In the Semi-finals round, Telkha Blitz battered 42nd Davis, 20-9 while KP edged FEU-NRMF, 9-7. In the battle for third spot, 42nd Davis nipped FEU-NRMF in another overtime thriller 12-11, while Telkha Blitz defeated KP 20-14 to win the title. Khalid Khalil of Telkha Blitz emerged as the MVP of the tournament. Arman Cachuela of Team KP proved that height is not that all might, as he bested other competitors in the skills challenge.
Triple Threat Manila would like to thank the following sponsors: Official Beverage Provider Melange Chocoffeetea atbp, Official Ball Provider Wilson Sports PH, Official Sports Merchandising Partner Toby's Sports, Official Sports Apparel RSR Athletics, Official Shirt Provider Drifit Factory Philippines, Official Marketing Collateral Provider Uniprint, Official nutritional supplement and health care product by USANA sponsored by an independent distributor Ms. Greyzie Bautista and Official Media Partner Powcast.net.
Triple Threat Manila is a basketball development community wherein recreational and elite ballers are striving to raise the game to improve the ranking of the Philippines in 3x3 map, simultaneously raising their game from the streets and hopefully to the Olympics. The 3x3 Basketball is already an official part of the Olympic Basketball program starting with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Triple Threat Manila is owned and organized by Varxity Sports Consultancy, a total development solutions provider.
Photo courtesy of Jason Jacinto.
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