Sunday, June 28, 2009


After organizing 3 legs and 2 legs of SPNS in 2008 and 2009 respectively, it is sad to see that SPNS 2009 Leg 3 has to be cancelled. There are many factors contributing to an event's cancellation, from political reasons to natural disasters, from human errors to finding locations, just too many reasons. While cancellation does not seem too positive, it is common when certain factors dont fall in place.

USPL changed from their original promised 5 legs to 4 legs with the reasons of maintaining prestige and level of quality. These in turned allow the teams to recover both physically and financially for the next event. International PALS events in Thailand and Philippines were cancelled due to political turmoil and civil unrest, making travel a hassle. PALS Taiwan was called off by the organizers when the returns were not as rosy and teams not agreeing with the vision set out by the organizer. And if I can remember, there was also a cancelled event in last year's MPOC when the opposition parties won seats during the General Election and the organizer who is a strong supporter of the losing party did not receive the necessary fundings. Hurricane Katrina robbed NPPL in Houston...

So there are many many reasons. For SPNS, it is just sad to see a cancelled event. Nevertheless, we will strive to do better for the next event for the great people always say "everybody deserves a second chance"... let's aim for 20 local teams!!!