The Philippines will play host to next year’s Southeast Asian Shooting Association Championships.
The country was handed the right to host the annual meet featuring countries within the Southeast Asian region at the end of the 2012 edition of the SEASA meet held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Myanmar and Thailand also vied for the hosting of the event.
Philippine National Shooting Association president Mikee Romero said in Tuesday’s PSA Forum that he’s looking to hold the meet between May 27 to June 6, to coincide with the staging of the Philippine Open shootfest.
The 21-man Filipino shooters won a gold, two silvers, and three bronzes in Kuala Lumpur recently, with former Olympian Eric Ang topping his event in trap shooting.
Other medalists include Jason Valdez, Frances Nicole Medina, Inna Therese Gutierrez, Celdon Arellano, Miguel Laperal, Joelle Panganiban, and Ylvana Dy.
The country twice hosted the SEASA meet in 1979 and 1998, and will be the first major international shootfest here since the 2005 Southeast Asian Games, according to PNSA vice-president Gay Corral.