Pinoy has once again proven itself as the biggest dart tournament
in Metro Manila after it gathered a total registration of 2,447
dart players during its recently concluded P120,000 free registration
tournament last October 19 to 21 at the Sta. Lucia Mall in Cainta,
Rizal. Organized by the National Darts Federation of the Philippines
(NDFP), this year’s edition of the Darterong Pinoy highlights
the awarding of its one millionth free registration cash prize as
it celebrates its 10th year as a P100,000 and over free registration
tournament -- a milestone in Philippine darts.
More than the landmark free-registration cash prize, the Darterong
Pinoy continues to blaze the trail of innovation as it launched
the elevated toe line as a fixture for all upcoming Darterong
Pinoy tournaments. Furthermore, to address the increasing number
of registrants, the Tournament Match Form production was computerized
for faster board assignments and Tournament Marshals were mobilized
to facilitate on-time start of matches. Truly, the NDFP continues
to be in the forefront of changes to upgrade the standards of
dart tournaments in the Philippines.
Darterong Pinoy continues to be a melting pot of Filipino (and
foreign) darters. For three days, dart players came from all over
the Philippines representing the major cities and provinces of
Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao; from the young and old, male and
female, and from the hardcore to the novice players.
A new Darterong Pinoy Open Singles Champion was crowned from the
418 registered event participants - Edward Santos of D’Gunners.
He defeated Boy Gionson of Tata Amboy in the finals. Rounding
the top 4 are Boie Parfan of Robson and Jesse Anion of Single
In the Ladies’ Singles, Angie Valmadrid of Data Darts duplicated
her 2010 Darterong Pinoy Ladies Champion title after winning over
fellow teammate, Jeika Eusebio. Annie Ticman of Data Darts and
Sheryl Tabuzo of Dominics came join 3rd and 4th.
The provincial darters dominated the field of 117 Senior Singles
participants with Arnel Baldonado of the Integrated Dart Organizations
of Laguna winning over Nap Esperas of Antipolo City. Another Laguna
darter, Rey Irlanda of the Unified Laguna Darters and George Centeno
of Ba-ao Camarines Sur from the Bicol Darts Federation came in
joint 3rd and 4th.
The Youth Singles (16 to 19 years old) with 62 players saw Baguio
City darter Doods Virginio dominate Zambales Darters Federation
Reo Angelo Zamora in the finals. In the Youth Singles (16 years
old and below) with a surprising 55 players, John Mark Abacan
of the Zambales Darters Federation won over Joshua dela Cruz of
Fixed Team Events
The biggest attended event this year is the Fixed Four Person
Team with 129 teams of 516 players. The D’Gunner Reloaded
of Lourence Ilagan, Robert Calumpit, Bruno Parungao, and Nelson
Pagulayan won over Team Bulabog of Willy Omli, Toto Andrade, Prussian
dela Cruz, and Roy Agustin.
In the Fixed Doubles of 396 players, Team Terton of Ching Saez
and Bobby Concepcion were the champions while Team Bulabong of
Willy Omli and Roy Agustin came in 2nd.
Classified Draw Team Events
The Classified Draw Doubles opened the tournament with 460 players
or 230 teams. Emerging on 1st spot is the tandem of Hermie Adolfo
(Team Survivor) and Francisco Egos Jr. (Taytay, Rizal) after defeating
Jessie Enriquez (Marikina City Darts Organization) and Martin
Mateo (SPDC Wolfram) who landed on 2nd place.
Classified Draw Triples of 378 players was dominated by Vince
Develos of Tres Marias, Pipen Sismundo of CDF, and Rodel dela
Cruz of Villa Veranda Marikina. The team of Ryan Condat of Teron,
Angiel Villamadrid of Data Darts, and Jordan Gulmatico of COA
was the runner-up.
The National Darts Federation of the Philippines extends its warmest
and sincerest gratitude for the support and participation of all
the dart players especially those who travelled from the provinces,
notably the delegation from Davao City, Cagayan de Oro, Butuaan,
Iligan, Leyte, Puerto Princesa, Calapan Mindoro, Baguio City,
Dagupan, Pampanga, Zambales, Quezon, Laguna, Batangas, and Bicol.
The successful tournament would have not been possible without
the support of our sponsors: Robson Sportscraft as event presenter,
Chris Sports, Alfonso I Light Alcohol, and Food Island with the
support of San Miguel Brewery, Viva! Mineralized Water, and Powerade.