Signal No.1 was raised in Metro Manila, there were threats of flash
floods, rain was pouring, winds were howling, brownouts were on
and off – but Mother Nature failed to dampen the spirit of
darters to the inaugural Robson Dart Series. The Robson
Dart Series P12,000 Classified Draw Triples, held
last May 13, 2006 at the Common Room Sports Bar in Marikina City,
drew ninety-nine players from all over the metropolis.
The draw triples was the culmination of the day
long festivities of the 1st Inter-City Invitational Dart Championship.
The majority of the players from the inter-city stayed especially
the youth players; the rest who were weary and forlorn went home.
True to form, with youthful energy, three young players, 14-year
old Michael Javier of UDT, 16-year old Junmar David of ACDC and
18 year-old Jhoemar Perez of UDT teamed up with veteran darters
to land among the Top 4 places in the tournament presented by Robson
Sportscraft and organized by the National Dart Foundation of the
Mel Tagalog, Michael Javier and Jay-Ar San Juan flanked by
NDFP President Tito Soncuya and Robson Marketing Manager Ritchie
Jojo Estrella, Noel Malicdem and Herdie Arenas flanked by
NDFP Tournament Director Rommel Escubil and Robson Marketing
Manager Ritchie Gannaban
Michael Javier drew fellow UDT player Jay-Ar San
Juan and Mel Tagalog of Antipolo City as partners and won all legs
over the twice-to-beat team of veterans Herdie Arenas (MCDO –
Concepcion Dos), Jojo Estrella (U.P. Darters) and Noel Malicdem
(Robson) in the Championship.
Junmar David drew UDT stalwart Orlan Bernardino
and Glenn Romero of MCDO – Tañong as partners and won
3rd place while Perez teamed up with MCDO – Calumpang players
Michael Francisco and Teddy Morente and won 4th place.
With less-intimidating formats like the draw triples,
organizers hope to entice the marginalized sectors of the darting
community such as the youth and the lady players. And in fact, this
is the objective of the Robson Dart Series.
The complete results are as follows:
Aside from the cash prizes, trophies from Robson
Sportscraft were given to the champion and 1st runner-up of the
The tournament was supervised by Rommel Escubil
(NDFP Tournament Director).