Call it beginners’ luck if you may, but for the second time around, Pampanga Ultimate Community (PUC) proves that the first time’s a charm. In 2012, Pampanga Emperors debuted into the ultimate Frisbee league scene, and brought home the championship trophy in Malakas at Maganda League Pool C Open Division. This year, for the first time, PUC sent its delegates to both Malakas (Open) and Maganda (Women’s) divisions, collectively known as Pamp’ed Up Chicks and Chongs.
Pamp’ed Up Chongs finished 4th place in pool C open division after losing to Hijos in the semi-finals. Medals were awarded to Wencie Christian Guevarra and France Louise Mendoza for making it to the Mythical 7. On the other hand, Pamp’ed Up Chicks, Pampanga’s first all-women ultimate team, emerged champion in pool B women’s division after winning the universal point in a grueling 3-hour, 15-pointer finals game against Discney Princesses. The game ended at 15-14.
Chrysanthemum Robillos made it to the Mythical 7; Lara Lorraine Liwanag bagged the Finals MVP award; while Lauren Leslie Liwanag scored the Most Assists and Tournament MVP awards (overall, women’s division). Pamp’ed Up Chicks and Chongs’ entry to Metro Manila Ultimate Commission’s Malakas at Maganda League 2014 was supported by Thai Odyssey Maimpis Branch, Brodee’s, Lechon De Pugon, and Grandview Tower Hotel.