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Filipino Courtside Rumble

Dubai-based United International Private School clinches basketball double by winning both elementary and high school levels and triumphs in chess competition.

  • Battle Royal: Thrilling encounter between United International Private School and Far Eastern Private School. Image Credit:XPRESS/Randi Sokoloff
  • United International Private School (in white). Image Credit:XPRESS/Randi Sokoloff
  • Game on: Let's play ball. Image Credit:XPRESS/Randi Sokoloff
  • The sky is the limit. Image Credit:XPRESS/Randi Sokoloff
  • Members of the UIPS basketball team wait patiently for their time to shine on court. Image Credit:XPRESS/Randi Sokoloff
  • Tense moments. Image Credit:XPRESS/Randi Sokoloff
  • A young spectator catches the action at the Interschool Filipino Basketball. Image Credit:XPRESS/Randi Sokoloff
  • Much to shout about: FEPS supporters get behind their team. Image Credit:XPRESS/Randi Sokoloff
  • Half-time: The coach offers some valuable advice to his players. Image Credit:XPRESS/Randi Sokoloff
  • The FEPS basketball team members motivate each other during the match. Image Credit:XPRESS/Randi Sokoloff
  • Going for possession. Image Credit:XPRESS/Randi Sokoloff
  • Action replay: A spectator captures the basketball action on film. Image Credit:XPRESS/Randi Sokoloff
  • Ready to rumble. Image Credit:XPRESS/Randi Sokoloff
  • Pick-up point. Image Credit:XPRESS/Randi Sokoloff
  • Noorulla Sharif (left), Principle of FEPS, watches the game. Image Credit:XPRESS/Randi Sokoloff
  • The UIPS basketball team celebrates after winning. Image Credit:XPRESS/Randi Sokoloff

The Filipino inter-school sports tournament came to a stunning end at the Al Shaab Sports Club in Sharjah with United International Private School emerging the big winners on an action-packed final day.

Four schools took part in the event which saw competitions organised in several disciplines but it was Dubai based United Private who clinched the basketball double with wins in both the elementary and high school level. They also took top honours in the Chess tournament which was held at Dubai Festival City.

The other schools in the fray were Far Eastern Private School, The New Filipino Private School and Pioneers Modern School.

There was tremendous energy among the supporters as well who more than played their part in spurring their teams towards glory and ensuring the event was a success.

Filipino Dazzlers Take To The Court

Filipino basketball fans are in for a real treat tomorrow when the country's two most popular professional teams battle it out for the first time ever in Dubai.

Pure Foods Tender Juicy Giants and Baragay Ginebra Kings will take to the courts of Al Ahli Club in what is sure to be the highlight of the 2007 Talk N Text PBA Fiesta Conference organised by the Filipino Basketball Centre.

Aside from the top-quality basketball on display, the crowd can look forward to other forms of entertainment.

Show Time

  • 9am Gates Open
  • 10am Al Hedaya v FBC All Stars
  • 12noon Break
  • 1pm Performances by special guests from Filipino Channel ABS CBN TFC
  • 2.30pm Pure Foods Tender Juicy Giants v Baragay Ginebra Kings

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