WHAT IS GOODPHIL?
The GoodPhil Games is a three-day conference and competition that unites all thirteen of the Filipino Student Associations (FSAs) from all over Texas, including Oklahoma as they face each other head-to-head in three different categories of dance and individual sports.
It is a huge annual event held in the spring semester that rotates between one of five designated host colleges every year. Furthermore, not only FSA members come to participate, but also invited friends and family who come to showcase their loudest and proudest school spirit and provide support.
HOW DO I QUALIFY TO PARTICIPATE?
In order to participate in these events, PhilSA members not only MUST have their semester dues paid off, but also reach the REQUIRED amount of points by the designated final date when points are added up. Only then, the PhilSA member is qualified to participate in GoodPhil events.
For this year, all members must reach a...
If you're a full year member, you must have 85 points (20 points must be from Cultural.
If you're joining in the spring semester, you must have 65 points (10 points must be from Cultural).
Keep in mind, if you pay semester dues for both fall and spring rather than yearly, you are STILL considered to be a full year member and must reach the requirements as previously listed.
FOR MEMBERS THAT WANT TO SPECTATE WITH PHILSA:
If you want to spectate with TAMU PhilSA (using hotel/traveling accommodations coordinated by PhilSA), YOU MUST MEET THE GOODPHIL POINT REQUIREMENT AS WRITTEN ABOVE.
FOR MEMBERS WHO WANT TO SPECTATE AS A GENERAL ADMISSION (applies to non-members also):
If you do not want to use the hotel/traveling accommodations coordinated by PhilSA, you DO NOT NEED to meet the GoodPhil point requirement BUT you must purchase the GENERAL ADMISSION tickets through the host school, the University of Houston. If you purchase general admission tickets, you will not be sitting with the TAMU PhilSA section.
***Members who are competing/ or are PhilSA spectators MUST ALSO pay the GoodPhil dues***
There will be plenty of point opportunities from events/meetings/concessions/workshops planned out throughout the year that will allow members to rack up points. No excuses!
If a member is unable to meet both qualifications, he/she/they are unable to participate in the event, but can attend as a viewer.
DAY ONE: DANCE
DAY TWO: INDIVIDUAL SPORTS
As the finals of the sports competition winds down, the awards ceremony takes place where schools are awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies for Cultural, Spirit, Modern, and individual sports.
After tallying up the scores from all schools in the events that they participate in, the host school then awards the schools with the top three scores, giving the coveted GoodPhil trophy to the FSA with the most points.
Also awarded is the Barkada Award, given by the host school to the FSA with the friendliest members and best sportsmanship.