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2016 - Chung Lao
Saturday, August 12 & 13, 2016
- IPF SPORTS TOURNAMENT DATES SET!
(14th Annual Blessan
Samuel Classic & 9th Annual IPF Volleyball Classic)
official people. August 12 & 13, 2016, that's a
Friday/Saturday, are the official dates for the
14th Annual Blessan
Samuel Classic & the 9th Annual IPF Volleyball Classic.
Location: Bohrer Park Recreation Center, Gaithersburg, MD.
We'll post the exact times at a later date. Please make a
note of this, and take time off accordingly. As we always
do, we're getting this information out:
Almost 5 months
Volleyball Teams, if you're interested in registering a team for
this year's event: e-mail us at
Mark those calendars, and we look
forward to seeing you there!
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Thursday, August 27, 2015
Official RECAP to the 2015 Blessan
2500+ pictures have been
added from the 2015 BSC/2015 IPFVBC.
The 2015 BSC Champions: Toronto Archangels!
Full BSC Tournament Recap -
Congrats to the
Toronto Archangels who won their
first BSC Championship!
The 13th Annual Blessan Samuel Classic is in the books and what
a tournament it was! This tournament energized the entire field.
GAME OF THE YEAR: Brooklyn vs DC - PLAYOFFS (OT). Let's put this
in perspective. Brooklyn hadn't beaten DC since 2004. Let me say
Brooklyn hadn't beaten DC since 2004. In 2015, Brooklyn knocked
off the #1 seeded DCZ Finest in an EPIC overtime thriller. This
was the first OT playoff game since 2007. The crowd was roaring
also. This will go down as one of the greatest games in BSC
I want to take this time to shout out the following people.
Without their help, this event could not have happened.
Justin George, Jenet Poopalan, Justus Alexander, Crystal George,
Charles Thomas, Calvin Thomas, Robin Thomas, Joshua Thomas,
Godwin Gabriel, Glen Gabriel, Fred Moses. To anyone I missed, many
thanks for your support.
2015 BSC Tournament MVP: Andrew Aye
2015 BSC Joe Rosado 3-Pt Champion: Justin Thomas
2015 BSC Fan Challenge Winner: Jacob Kurian
(PG): Jordan Burnette - Brooklyn
(SG): Thomas Ojo - Toronto
(C): David Kadiri - DC (not pictured)
Andrew Aye - Toronto
(PF): Shane Thuraisingham -
(PG): Teddy Owusu -
(SG): Terrill George - Yonkers
(C): Josue Flores - Strong
Jarvis Thomas - DC
(PF): Vinil Abraham - Philly
The following recap was written by Justin
2015 BSC Power Rankings
People doubted their
tenacity since they were from "Up North". Haters
insisted this trophy should stay in America.
This young team proved everyone wrong by having
one, not two, but three well deserving all stars
in Shane T, Thomas Ojo aka Tojo, and Andrew Aye
who's demeanor would lead anyone to believe that
this dude was asleep half the time. Well he WOKE
up in the finals with 22 of TO's 44 in an array
of step backs, pull-ups, drives to rack, free
throws, and just an overall dominant
performance. Also not to mention the play of
their point guard, Steve C. at 15 years young.
His composure and three pointers were crucial in
the Gburg game. This championship could be the
start of many in their bright future.
Probably the most athletic
starting lineup in the tournament. Jordan's
leadership and aggressiveness was more evident
than in previous years. Their brotherly quarrels
amongst each other may inevitably be the glue
that holds them together or could very well be
the one thing that may hinder them from getting
another chip. Their win against DC in the
playoffs was a memorable one and had the gym
jumping from beginning to end. They just
couldn't get it together in the finals where
they eventually lost to the Archangels. Needless
to say, you can't count this team out. There is
championship pedigree here.
Once again, their general,
Jarvis, led the team with his savvy on court
presence. He has many haters but at the end of
the day, he's got 5 chips. He's doing something
right folks. Kadiri's 16 points per game were
best in the tourney and there's not much to be
said. DC just ran into a good team in the
regular season, TO, and BK in the playoffs,
which were the eventual finals teams. To those
who think this team is done for, you are simply
lying to yourselves. Let me remind you: 5
A team that seemed to be
on the right track going into the second day
with only one loss to DC, came up short against
TO. Teddy's quickness and ball IQ along with
Jonathan's wing play were solid as always. They
had a couple new additions that boosted their
interior presence, but this team did not get
past the semis once again. Their biggest hurdle
to get past is team cohesiveness. If they can
gel as a team and really make an effort to be
locked in at all times, their sheer size and
perimeter play will carry them. Only then will
you see a potential GBurg appearance in the
Strong Island (2-3):
After going a tough 1-3
the first day, the win against Yonkers the
following day was a crucial one. Benson's
cerebral playmaking abilities and the addition
of the Chicago UntouchaBULLS veteran, Josue Flores
aka Sway, gave this team the much needed push
into the playoffs. Their overall defense helped
them to compete in a lot of close games, but
they ran into the runner-ups, Brooklyn, in the
first round. This team needs to get that much
needed first round win, which would improve
their already impressive run in these past few
Veteran team with the
experience and grit to pull out wins, but the
age is a contributing factor to the every game
battles of the 3 time champs. Still, they
managed to have a second team all-star in Vinil
and Ricky's timely buckets kept them in a lot of
games. They just ran into a younger, athletic TO
squad in the first round. They may need to add a
little more youth to compete but they'll be back
next year. Still one of the teams in the mix.
Yonkers (2-3): Yonkers
improved greatly in 2015. After not posting a
win in 2014, this team was a hairs breath away
from making the playoffs in 2015. Strong play
from all star Terrill George. The team's young
core played really strong on defense, with big
contributions from Eric Paul & Justin George.
Special shout out to Eric Paul/Jobin Thomas,
team captains. The tourney highlight for
2015 was defeating 3 time champion Philly, and
the lowlight, losing a close game to Strong
Island that ultimately cost them a playoff
birth. This team looks to rebound in a strong
way in 2016.
(0-5): Tough year for the
young Legends. Calvin and company were in every
game but fell short. Teams took note to his
all-star performance from last year and honed in
on him. Consistent practice and development of
talent can help this team get over the hump.
Good luck next year fellas!
2016 BSC First Look:
Has a new era indeed dawned? The Toronto
Archangels seem to think so. But cagey teams
like Brooklyn, DC and Gburg lie in wait to
dethrone them. Strong Island, Philly look to
make their mark as well. Yonkers looks to build
upon a strong season and Lanham looks to wash
away 2015 and begin anew. Look forward to seeing
you at the 2016 BSC!!
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Tuesday, August 25,
2015 - Chung Lao
Volleyball Classic Recap
8th Annual IPF Volleyball Classic is in the books! It was a
great year overall. We had 8 teams attend. The competition
level continues to improve from a year to year standpoint.
Ballers, making their second straight appearance at the
event, captured their first ever title!
Led by team captain Mayee Tang, this team dominated the
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