Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Tryouts for the first Seaoil High School All-Star Game slated at San Beda Gym

Tryouts for the first Seaoil High School All-Star Game slated at San Beda Gym

With the college basketball season a few short months away, basketball coaches, analysts, media, and fans, will get a first hand look at players from all over the country who will be trying out for a coveted slot in the first ever Seaoil High School All-Star Game that will be played on March 4, 2012 at the Ynares Center in Pasig City.

From a field of close to 5,000 high school seniors from all over the Philippines, a little over 75 hopefuls will be trying out at the San Beda Gym, in Mendiola, Manila this weekend, February 18-19 as well as the 26th to play in a game that is patterned after the successful McDonald’s All-American Game where the likes of Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James among many others first made a name for themselves.

Coaches from the NBTC as well as media will help select the 30 hopefuls from some 5,000 players from 139 schools all over the country. “There will be 30 players who qualify from our tryouts and one each from Zamboanga, Cagayan de Oro, Bacolod, Iloilo, and Cebu,” said NBTC Training Director Alex Compton. “We are excited to provide these graduating high school players with the opportunity to showcase their talents on the national stage."

The Seaoil High School All-Star Game will be televised on AKTV.

The participating cities in the NBTC program include National Capital Region,  Baguio, La Union, Tarlac, Olongapo, Batangas, Cavite, Lucena, Naga, Cebu, Bacolod, Iloilo, Ormoc, Tacloban, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Iligan, and Zamboanga. by rick olivares


  1. May registration po ba yan? O punta ka lang po sa San Beda at mag try out? Please reply po.

  2. Di na po ba ule magkkaron ng tryouts ule?