top ranked players of the Philippines converged in Davao City last
August 18 – 20, 2006 for the 21st Kadayawan 2006
sa Dabaw P100,000 Darts Championship organized by
the Karaan Davao Darters Association, Inc. (KADDAI), led by Edwin
Ponce and Boy Gludo, and sanctioned by the National Dart Foundation
of the Philippines (NDFP). The tournament was presented by Casino
Filipino Davao and supported by the Davao City Government and Robson
This is the 10th NDFP-sanctioned tournament in
Mindanao this year. The continuing dart expansion in Mindanao is
through the coordinated efforts of the NDFP regional managers, the
strong local dart organizations and the support of the NDFP on a
national level. To further strengthen the support network in Mindanao
and to give additional exposure to the NDFP top players, NDFP president
Tito Soncuya announced in his Opening Ceremony message that the
NDFP will provide round trip tickets to the top two ranked men’s
players and the top ranked female player in Mindanao to the Darterong
Pinoy come November. With a few more NDFP ranking tournaments scheduled
in Mindanao before the Darterong Pinoy, the race for the top slots
in the NDFP player ranking in Mindanao is still wide open.
The Opening Ceremony was highlighted by the inspirational
message of Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman Butch Ramirez,
accompanied by PSC Commissioner Richie Garcia. Gracing the formal
opening were Atty Oying Melodias, in behalf of Mayor Duterte, Abet
Arcega of Casino Filipino Davao and Barangay Captain Rommel delos
Reyes representing the Davao darters.
Open Draw Triples
The Open Draw Triples was the first event with 147 players (49 teams).
Pagcor employee Boy Villamor of Davao City teamed up with Ronald
Casas of Tagum City and Eric Peñaranda of Panabo, Davao del
Norte and overwhelmed the troika of Boy Chucas of Davao City, Teng
Salindatu of Cotabato City and Bryan Tumulac of Tagum City to grab
the championship with a score of 4-1.
Fixed-Four Person Team
The Fixed-Four Person Team event drew a total of 34 teams (136 players).
The best of the best team championship saw a gallant and determined
stand of Team Robson composed of Boie Parfan, Bert Lozano, Ian Perez
and Aries Quijano to overcome a 3-1 deficit to beat D' Directors
ARMM composed of Pabling Cadungog, Noel Anino, Jojo Barellano and
Long-Long Longyapon in their down-the-wire finals encounter with
a score of 4-3.
Open Draw Doubles
From a field of 134 players (67 pairs), local boys and D' Directors
teammates Barellano and Anino drew each other as partners to win
the Open Draw Doubles event against Dong Cachero of Kidapawan City
and Rene Waje of Tagum City with a score of 4-2.
The last day of the tournament began with the Free Registration
Youth Singles event, an on-going NDFP program in all NDFP-sanctioned
and supported tournaments. 17-year old JV Artes of Davao City fought
tooth and nail against Allain Sim of Panabo, Davao del Norte and
eventually bagged the event with a 4-3 score.
In the Women’s Singles event, World Cupper and Robson player
Jan-Jan Hinojales of Davao City again stamped her class and beat
Socodarts player Sheila May Braña of Koronadal City, 4-2.
With her victory, Hinojales added 24 points to her NDFP Women’s
Ranking and retained her No. 1 position. Braña picked up
16 points and retained her No. 2 slot.
World Cupper and Robson player Boie Parfan of Makati City emerged
victorious in a field of 98 players in the Men’s Singles event.
Showing composure and experience, Parfan nipped unheralded Pagcor
employee Ruel Bentain of Davao City in their exciting finals encounter
with a score of 5-4. Enroute to the finals, Parfan defeated No.
4 seed Pabling Cadungog of Cotabato City and No. 1 seed Ian Perez
of Koronadal City while Bentain defeated No. 7 seed Dong Cachero
of Kidapawan City, No. 2 seed Bert Lozano of Cagayan de Oro City
and No. 3 seed and fellow Davaoeño Jojo Barellano. With his
victory, Parfan earned an additional 40 points and jumped from the
No. 6 to the No. 3 position in the NDFP Men’s Ranking. Bentain
picked up 32 points, enough to land him in the No. 9 slot.
A total of 221 participants registered during the