ILIGAN CITY Dart players from Cagayan de Oro and Iligan harvested
the championship titles and most of the runner-up honors in the
classified three-man team and doubles of the Mayors Cup Open Dart
Tournament at the Vox Grill here last November 14, this year.
Beginners Sante Coleto and Melser Mamaran of the host Association
of Iligan Darters (AID) and Cagayan de Oros Rex Jilhanney ruled
the three-man team category for a championship trophy each and
shared the P6,000 top prize.
Tournament coordinator and AID president Jeffrey Job Abrazado
said the performance of Coleto and Mamaran was a surprise to them
since both are newcomers to the dart circle. The former is a city
government employee while the latter is a construction worker.
Jilhanney, on the other hand, is with a messengerial firm LBC.
In classified doubles, Cagayan de Oros Abet Sarmiento, teamed
up with Pagadians bet Pating Burias, romped off with the championship
titles and shared the P4,000 purse.
Golden Friendship Dart Club (GFDC) vice president Daniel Quilinguing
said that Cagayan de Oro virtually emerged as the overall champion
since 10 of its players made it to the winning circle while Iligan
only had eight. Cagayan de Oro was represented by the members
of GFDC and Bugo Warriors Dart Club.
Other runner-up winners, in both categories in the one-day tournament
that was participated in by 145 players, were darters either from
Cagayan de Oro or Iligan. Other players were from Lanao del Norte,
Lanao del Sur and Misamis Oriental. All of them underwent through
double elimination rounds, 701 best of three in classified three-man
and 501 best of 3 in classified doubles.
Three-man team first runner-up winners were Zaldo Velez of Cagayan
de Oro together with Iligans Eric Pearanda and Dandy Embornas
while the second runner-up honors were wrested by Jun Intong of
Iligan, teamed up with Cagayan de Oros Rene Tapao and Roy Megria.
The third runner-up spot was all Cagayan de Oro with Michael Buscio,
Weng Soriano and 17-year old JC Amaba, all Bugo Warriors dart
In classified doubles, all runner-up tandems were composed of
Cagayan de Oro and Iligan players: Eric Pearanda of Iligan with
Eric Ranario of Cagayan de Oro took the first runner-up; National
Dart Federation ranking player Nathaniel Guba of Iligan and neophyte
Jonathan Panillon of Cagayan de Oros GFDC settled for the second
runner-up; while Cagayan de Oros Dennis Carpentero and three-man
team champion Coleto of Iligan salvaged the third runner-up spot.
AIDs Abrazado, together with vice presidents Zaldy Cabiling and
Benny Poncardas, were thankful to Iligan City Mayor Lawrence LL.
Cruz for sponsoring the tournament that offered trophies to the
champions and first runner-up winners and P20,000 total cash prizes.