He fully agrees further
that the guaranteed cash prize shall be made payable to the
account of the Promoter (Mr. Jose S. Claudio, Jr.), the latter
having advanced all expenses pertaining to LWDC.
Ian informed Tito that he will shoulder all expenses
to London and his guaranteed cash prize should be deposited
in his account as what happened in 2009. Ian cannot find
justification for the 50-50% sharing, despite paying for
all his expenses. Further, if he losses on the 1st round,
then even if expenses is less than the guaranteed cash
prize he will not get a single centavo though there may
be a positive difference. Who determines the acceptable
expenses to be deducted? (See
Attached Contract - MS Word 44.5kb)
Highlights of the meeting: November 11, 2011
• Tito requested for an amendment of provisions
8 and 9 before the playing contract will be signed by
• Claudio insisted that no revisions can be made
considering that the same contract was signed by Boy Gionzon
last year and should similarly be signed this year.
• Tito stood his ground that Ian will not sign the
contract in its present form.
• Claudio insisted that that such contract was sent
to and approved by the PDC and he will be forced to inform
PDC that Ian is waiving the player contract agreement.
• Tito agreed that as the promoter he can inform
the PDC, but at the same time Tito said that there are
always two sides to a coin and in order to see the other
side he should also send an email to PDC to present the
side of Ian. Claudio asked Tito to defer his email and
instead wait for the response of PDC. Tito acceded as
long as he is copy furnished with the email to be sent
to PDC. (Tito never received his furnished
Thus the waiting game began.
Jojo Claudio consulted with the DCP that Ian, with his
manager, was not willing to sign the player contract.
• On November 17, 2011, Jojo communicated to Tito
via SMS that “DCP maintains dat the
player should be under da supervision and management of
da tournament organizers. (DCP and Promoter)”
and that “Still waiting for PDC reply
re position on Player.”
• Tito responded to the text “
Sir, we never questioned the supervision and authority
of the promoter… We respect ur position as the promoter
of the event.. We only need to clarify provisions #8 and
#9 of the playing agreement if this conforms to the spirit
of PDC’s guaranteed cash prize and wild card.. Sir
bottom line is let us do what is best for the player and
for the country.”
• Following responses were made by Jojo “
The provision of 8 n 9 was based on da previous contract
with manager n player. We just adopted it with DCP”
and “It was da same contract we submitted to PDC
November 15, 2011, Ian enplaned to Manila from Koronadal
for the processing of his London Visa, which was filed,
approved and issued on November 19, 2011.
Nov 20, 2011: Back in Koronadal Ian was already highly
agitated and was having a hard time focusing on his preparation
for WDC in London. He have been hearing rumors ,fed by
his brother Bruce who was based in Manila, that the DCP
may be looking for an alternative to replace him or because
he refused to sign the contract to hold him from going
to London. Confused and demoralized Ian sought the advice
of his manager.
Tito’s advice was to send an email to Matthew Porter,
the Chief Executive of PDC, to directly find out what
his status is - for ultimately, the final decision rests
with the World Darts Championship organizers.
Nov 21, 2011: An email was sent by Ian to the
Professional Darts Corporation (PDC)
From: xian perez
Sent: Monday, November 21, 2011 08:01
To: Matthew Porter
Mr. Matthew Porter
Professional Darts Corporation
November 19, 2011
Dear Mr. Porter
This is Christian D. Perez Philippine representative to
the world darts championship. Thank you for the invitation
to participate in the 2011/2012 Ladbrokes World Championship.
I am confirming my attendance and looking forward to play
again in the World Darts Championship. I have personally
submitted and paid all visa application requirements and
my visa will be released in a few days.
At this time I am totally confused and lost on the
demand being made for me to sign a player-promoter contract
which is contrary to the previous arrangement when I first
played in the WDC last December 2009. The player-promoter
contract was presented days after the Philippine Qualifier
event and was not discussed or we were not informed prior
or during the PQ schedule.
Previously I paid for all my expenses, booked my
flights and hotel, played in the WDC, through my bank
account got my guaranteed cash prize and end of story.
Now, I am asked to sign a contract to share any cash prize
50-50 with the promoter after deducting all expenses should
I win the first match. Furthermore, I am asked to divert
the guaranteed cash prize to the promoter’s bank
account for deposit, despite the fact that I am advancing
all expenses. (Please see the attached file re: promoter-player
contract for your perusal)
I need your advice and guidance on what I should
do so I can fully concentrate on my training. Should I
not sign the contract on the grounds that it is not fair,
will I lose my chance to play again in the World Darts
Championship? Must I sign the promoter-player contract
in order to play?
This is becoming too emotionally draining and please
guide me accordingly as soon as possible.
Thank You and I would greatly appreciate for your
Christian D. Perez
Nov 22, 2011: Mr Porter responded
From: Matthew Porter
To: "xian perez”
Sent: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 4:53
Thank you for your email. Please rest assured that
your place in the event is safe and there is no requirement
from the PDC for you to sign any paperwork with the promoter.
I will review the paperwork you have sent me and
discuss with the promoter but please don't worry about
it personally. Your prize money will be paid to you directly
and you will be in the draw for the event on November
Please can you send me confirmation of your visa,
travel and accommodation details whilst in London.
Thanks for contacting me, congratulations on your
qualification and good luck with your training!
Professional Darts Corporation
All communications from the promoter stopped despite
the inquiry of Ian for any paper works that needs to be
done. The issue has been resolved by the PDC. There is
no need to sign any paper work with the promoter.
December 9, 2011: Ian banned in the 1 Million
Dart Tournament of Manny Pacquiao
Ian registered for the 1M tournament. Andy Arrieta, President
of DCP, talked with Ian and his father, Mr. Bebot Perez.
Ian was asked to sign the contract again in its original
form. Ian refused to sign based on provisions 8 and 9
and Porter’s email stating that there is no need
to sign a contract.
Arrieta countered that the 50-50 sharing will be scrapped
just sign the contract. Ian refused for there was no need
to sign any contract according to Porter. Ian was further
threatened that his visa can be revoked. With the meeting
going nowhere Arrieta banned Ian from playing in the tournament
for his refusal to sign the contract. His registration
fee was refunded.
This is an open defiance of the mandate of the Professional
Darts Corporation that no paperwork is needed for Ian
to sign as the PQ representative. It is clear that PDC
will discuss this with the promoter as stated in the email
of Porter. Then why should this happen?
Through the intervention of Manny Pacquiao’s tournament
representative Ian was allowed to play. But Ian’s
future remains the same banned from DCP events. Arrieta
stated that there is already a board resolution to this
effect. Ian played under these trying circumstances,
humiliated, persecuted, pained and disturbed.
December 13, 2011: Ian Perez left for London
alone, deserted and neglected by the promoter-organizer
of the Philippine Qualifier. Ian Perez, a brave man stood