SAMA in IBM2016 (results)

LOGO copyCongratulations again to all our SAMA paddlers who did their best efforts to win in the IBM2016 hosted by FDS. Check out all our photos in our flickr album. Some of the photos are shown below…





Ang saya saya di ba? (That was fun, wasn’t it?) Now, keep that happy thought as we go through the results of the race below:

Respective qualifying heats results:

Qualifying #3: 1st- Manas (0’53.92″), 2nd- Salipawpaw Boys (0’57.88″), 3rd- SAMA 2 (DNF-“did not finish” due to boat fault)


Qualifying #5: 1st- Kalasag 1 (0’56.60″), 2nd- UP STAT (1’03.93″), 3rd- Lafayette Dragons (1’04.02″), 4th- SAMA 1 (1’o5.08″)


Only the 1st boats in the respective qualifying heats made it to the SEMIs. Both SAMA 1 and SAMA 2 boats will now have to duel it out in the REPECHAGE event.

REPECHAGE #3: 1st- SAMA 1 (0’51.85″), 2nd- SAMA 2 (0’59.04″), 3rd- PICE (1’04.40″)

Surprisingly, both SAMA boats did much, much better than their earlier respective qualifying matches.  Overall REPECHAGE results, SAMA 1 made it through to the SEMIs!

Unfortunately, they didn’t make it to the Finals.  Better luck next year guys! Congratulations to all the winners of the event. Photos by FDS can be found in this link.


Viva Mapua!!!




SAMA practice for IBM2016

LOGO copyOur SAMA dragonboat paddlers (some new and some, not so new) has been gearing up for the 2016 Isang Bangkang Malaya – Dragonboat Race that will be held on June 26, hosted by the Filipino Dragons Singapore (FDS).

This year, SAMA will have two dragonboats to race with and beat the other participants. These two teams comprise of both SAMA members and Mapua Alumni. They have been practicing very hard with the hopes of capturing the trophy for first place.

20160521-0619 practice

20160521-0619 practice

20160521-0619 practice

Other photos can be seen through this link.

Watch out for the new SAMA singlets.

Calling all Mapua Alumni, SAMA members with your family and friends, to join us and cheer for our teams.

Updates and more after the race. 


Viva Mapua!!!