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Watching NBA In Sparks Club and Bar – Malate Manila

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 #SparkOfExcitement  #24hBeerPong

Visiting Manila but you cannot catch the season opener for NBA? Worry not.

The regular season will begin on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at the United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls, who will be hosting a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the early game, followed by the 2015 NBA champion Golden State Warriors hosting the New Orleans Pelicans in the night game.

If you are worrying that you cannot catch these games because you have flights from Manila to Boracay, or any of the 7,000 plus islands that we have, you must know that there is a place a few minutes from the airport that can accommodate your basketball thirst.

beerpong sparks

beerpong sparks

Sparks is not just a club with a dance floor. Its has a Sports Bar with plenty of sports channels to watch and great food and drinks.

You can also play a little for yourself. Sparks is known for its Beerpong competitions, both in-house and tournaments. Just sign up and play.

Get your gang together to cheer for you. Let them have some tacos and fries while you use a pingpong ball to humiliate an adversary. Get everybody shouting your name.

And get drunk on the process.

Sparks is a Restaurant too. Great food.

Sparks is a Restaurant too. Great food.

It is a Restaurant during meal hours, a Sports bar during sports hours and a Club at night.

Grilled chicken is the best pair to a pale pilsen. Tacos go along with cocktails. I know you know the drill. Make sure you share.

The place can also host your party. It has VIP rooms for VIP’s.

It is better to have your own couches to secure your belongings.

Sparks Girls

Sparks Girls

Sparks Malate launched just this July. A new place to visit for both foreigners and locals. A good place for meetups and parties. A venue to enjoy by a sports-loving man and party-loving lady.

Go on, visit Spark. The chemistry here is unstoppable. And remember what they always tell you: Big fiery scenes start in a small Spark.

Now where is that fire extinguisher.

Happy Drinking!

Sparks – Malate is located at Orosa cor Nakpil street.
Sparks – Tomas Morate is located at 2nd Flr. Guilly’s Island Club. Tomas Morato cor Lopez.

Sparks club and bar

Sparks club and bar

See you at the NBA opening night.


Follow Sparks in Social Media:

–       Sparks – Club/Bar/Resto Malate

–       Sparks – Club/Sports Bar QC

Instagram: @sparksclubandbar
Twitter: @sparksclubbar


Give It Your Best Shot Promo

Give It Your Best Shot

How to Join:

  • Participants may join by creating a video (video should not exceed 2 minutes) that shows his or her best move like dunking on the ring, smashing a tennis ball, kicking a football etc.
  • The video should be posted on Toby’s Sports official fan page (http://www.facebook.com/Tobysstore) to be counted as an official entry.
  • Participants may use any video sharing site (ex. Youtube, Dailymotion, Vimeo etc.) as long as it can be viewed by other people when posted in Toby’s Sports official fan page.
  • Think of a creative title for the video (ex. John’s amazing 360 lay-up for Toby’s Sports!)
  • Participants must encourage their friends to share their video.


Safety Precautions:

  • Participants must ensure that safety precautions (ex. Warm-up, stretching, conditioning, medical check-ups, etc.) are taken into consideration before performing their move. Protective gear must also be worn at all times during the video. Toby’s Sports will not be liable for any injuries, traumas, accidents or fatalities that may occur during the filming of the video.
  • Participants must get official permission from the person who owns the place where they are going to shoot the video. Toby’s sports will not be liable for damage to property, trespassing and the like.


All Participants Shall Attest to the Following:

  • Participants must be residents of the Philippines in order for their entry to be valid.
  • The video must not have any special effects that will give an unfair advantage to a participant’s sports move.
  • The participant must ensure that he or she is the person doing the move in the video in order for the entry to be valid.
  • There can only be one entry per person. If you wish to change your entry you must delete your old video. Two or more entries will disqualify you from the contest.
  • Toby’s Sports has the right to remove and disqualify videos which are deemed as offensive, vulgar, hateful, racist, and the like.
  • Toby’s sports has full rights to use your video in any way, shape, or form.

Criteria for Judging:

  • 50% – Wow factor and difficulty of the move
  • 30% – Creativity and originality
  • 20% – Number of shares and number of positive comments

Prizes of Winners:

  • 1st Place – P5000 worth of Toby’s Sports GCs
  • 2nd Place – P3000 worth of Toby’s Sports GCs
  • 3rd Place – P2000 worth of Toby’s Sports GCs

  Promo period is until May 25, 2012 only.

Guest Post from Gabriel Diaz of http://pinoylife.net/

Wala Na Daw NBA!

Joke lang, syempre meron pa noh. Sa Pasko ang simula, kasabay ng Metro Manila Film Festival.

So alam na natin kung nasan ang mga tao. Ang mga mommy at beki ay nasa sinehan. Ang mga daddy ay nakatutok sa NBA TV at ang mga bata ay nangha-hunting ng kani-kanilang mga ninong at ninang.

 NBA TV to air 10 preseason games, including Miami at Orlando Dec. 21

At syempre, masisimulan na ang games kung saan naglabu-labo na ang mga players. Sa totoo lang, hindi ko sinusundan ang mga trades. Nagiging excited lang ako sa NBA kapag Finals na.

Pero paminsan, kapag kasali ang player sa aking Fantasy NBA na team, sinusubaybayan ko rin ang mga laro nun. Yun na lang din ang dahilan kung bakit excited ako sa season games.

Nakatanggap pala ako ng schedule ng pre-season games. Dun ko iba-base ang aking NBA Fantasy Draft picks!


(All Times Local)

Date        Game        Location        Time (local)
December 16        Philadelphia @ Washington                 Verizon Center, Washington, DC                7:00PM
December 16        Chicago @ Indiana                        Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN                7:00PM
December 16        New Orleans @ Memphis                FedExForum, Memphis, TN                        7:00PM
December 16         Cleveland @ Detroit                The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI        7:30PM*        
December 17        New York @ New Jersey                Prudential Center, Newark, NJ                2:00PM*
December 17        Milwaukee @ Minnesota                Target Center, Minneapolis, MN                7:00PM
December 17        San Antonio @ Houston                Toyota Center, Houston, TX                        7:00PM*
December 17        Sacramento @ Golden State                Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA                        7:30PM*

December 18        Boston @ Toronto                        Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON                1:00PM
December 18        Orlando @ Miami                        AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL                6:00PM 
December 18         Oklahoma City @ Dallas                American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX                6:30PM*        

December 19        Atlanta @ Charlotte                Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC        7:00PM* 
December 19        Utah @ Portland                        Rose Garden, Portland, OR                        7:00PM
December 19        LA Clippers @ LA Lakers                Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA                7:30PM*
December 20         Washington @ Philadelphia                Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA                7:00PM*
December 20        Detroit @ Cleveland                Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH                7:00PM
December 20        Indiana @ Chicago                        United Center, Chicago, IL                        7:00PM
December 20        Dallas @ Oklahoma City                Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK        7:00PM
December 20         Phoenix @ Denver                        Pepsi Center, Denver, CO                        7:00PM
December 20        Golden State @ Sacramento                PowerBalance Pavilion, Sacramento, CA        7:00PM

December 21         Miami @ Orlando                        Amway Center, Orlando, FL                        7:00PM*
December 21        Minnesota @ Milwaukee                Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI                7:00PM
December 21         Memphis @ New Orleans                New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA                7:00PM
December 21        Portland @ Utah                        EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, UT        7:00PM
December 21        Toronto @ Boston                        TD Garden, Boston, MA                        7:30PM
December 21        New Jersey @ New York                Madison Square Garden, New York, NY        7:30PM
December 21        Houston @ San Antonio                AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX                7:30PM
December 21        LA Lakers @ LA Clippers                Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA                7:30PM*

December 22        Denver @ Phoenix                        US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ                7:00PM
December 22        Charlotte @ Atlanta                Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA        7:30PM

* Denotes games televised by NBA TV

NBA 3on3 sa Pinas

Sa bawat barangay sa Pilipinas, nagkakaroon ng pa-liga ng basketball. Basta may basketball court, mapa whole court of half court man yan, siguradong may magpapa-liga dyan pag summer.

Patapos na ang summer. Pasukan na sa Lunes. Sigurado ako may mga nakoronahan na na mga kampeon. Sigurado ako, tinanghal na ang Mythical 5 at MVP ng bawat barangay.

Pero ano na ang gagawin sa mga kampeon na ito? Hanggang doon na lang ba yun? Wala na ba silang makakatunggali? Sayang ang kanilang talento. Bat hindi natin sila dalhin sa NBA?

Para saan pa at tinawag tayong Basketball Country?


NBA 3on3

NBA 3on3

Ni-launch ng Sprite at NBA Asia ang NBA 3-on-3 sa Pilipinas last Friday sa isang restaurant sa Makati. Under ng NBA rules, maghaharap-harap ang mga koponan sa kanya-kanya nilang division.

Age Divisions

  • Boys Divisions:
    • 13 & Under
    • 15 & Under
    • 17 & Under
    • 19 & Under
    • Men’s Open Division
  • Girls Divisions:
    • 15 & Under
    • 19 & Under

    Suggestion ko sa mga Barangay, maghanap na kayo ng sponsors para maipasok ang mga championship teams ninyo. Dalhin pa ninyo ang pangalan ng Barangay para medyo sikat. Dito kayo sa link na ito mag-register. (Early bird registration until June 10, 2011)

    Sa July 1-3, 2011 sa Mall of Asia gaganapin ang tournament. Bawat team ay may apat na players (tatlo sa loob, isang pan-sub). Bawat half ay 5-minutes na stop time. May free throw, shot clock at 4-foul graduation. Race to 21 ang laro. Paki-click na lang ito para sa rules.

    Para naman sa mga hindi kasali sa tournament, magkakaroon din ng side games. May 3point shooutout, slam dunk contest, at basketball skills contest. Paki-check dito ang list of side games.

    Ang ating 4-time champion at NBA Legend na si Horace Grant ay dadalaw sa Pinas para sa event na to. Yung mga basketball fans dyan, eto na ang chance ninyo na magpa-picture.

    Darating din ang New York Knicks City dancer. Gusto ko sila mapanuod!

    The New York dancer

    The New York dancer

    Eto ang full facts sheet ng event.