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Arduo & Seduco Top Rotary Dart Tournament
in Marikina City
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Balikbayan Ding Arduo, Vice President - Internal of the United Filipino Darts Club (UFDC) based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, teamed up with Toks Seduco of Makati City to win the P12,000 Classified Draw Doubles Dart Tournament of the Rotary International District 3800 Chess and Dart Tournament held at Common Room Bar and Restaurant located along Gil Fernando Ave. (formerly A. Tuazon Ave.), San Roque, Marikina City last Sunday, April 9, 2006.

A project of R.I. District 3800 Governor Miguel “Mickey” M. Ortigas, Jr. and Charter President Arturo “Art” C. Arrojado of host club RC River City Marikina, the tournament was supported by the Marikina City Dart Organization (MCDO), the National Dart Foundation of the Philippines (NDFP), Robson Sportscraft and Common Room Bar and Restaurant.

Arduo and Seduco beat the tandem of Ching Saez (Terton) and Jay-Ar San Juan (United Darters of Taytay) in their exciting finals encounter. Going into the finals, Saez and San Juan had the twice-to-beat advantage after topping the winners’ bracket. However, Arduo and Seduco overwhelmed Saez and San Juan in their best of three encounter and eventually reigned supreme over a field of ninety (90) participants after Arduo took the winning shot in their final game.

The complete results are as follows:

  Champion:   Ding Arduo (United Filipino Darts Club) &
Toks Seduco (Makati City)
  2nd Place:   Ching Saez (Terton) &
Jay-Ar San Juan (United Darters of Taytay)
  3rd Place:  

Lourence Ilagan (Cainta, Rizal) &
Jun Pagdato (Makati City Darts Association)

  4th Place:   Richard Callejo (Makati City) &
Rommel Samson (MCDO - Calumpang)
  Joint 5th:   Darwin Cruz (Marikina City) &
Ricky Santiago (Amber's Best)
      Lando delos Santos (Cagayan de Oro City) &
Buddy Mesias (Amber's Best)
  Joint 7th:   Marlon Bayza (United Darters of Taytay) &
Ding Sumulong (Terton)
      JR Alcantara (Amber's Best) &
Edu Paginag (Robson)
Doubles Champions Doubles 2nd Placers
Doubles 3rd Placers Participants
Participants The Finalists
The Finalists RC River City Marikina Sec. Jeof Madarang
RC River City Marikina Dir. Esmer Tepace RC River City Marikina CP Art Arrojado
NDFP Pres. Tito Soncuya Tito Soncuya with Theo Lualhati  
RC River City Marikina Pres. Bojo Mijares RC River City Marikina Officers  
Winners with RC River City Marikina Winners with Tito Soncuya  

Prior to the start of the tournament, Rotary host club RC River City Marikina held a short program. Club Service I Director Esmer Tepace welcomed the participants and CP Art Arrojado thanked the participants for supporting the project. In return, NDFP President Tito Soncuya thanked the Rotary Club for organizing the dart tournament and challenged Rotary Clubs of the Marikina Zone to organize a bigger dart event. Mr. Soncuya then took the opportunity to award a special prize to 10-year old Theo Lualhati, the youngest darter in the recently concluded four-person dart league dubbed as the 2nd Joric Cup Darts Classic of the United Darters of Taytay (UDT). Finally, RC River City Marikina President Bojo Mijares declared the tournament open.

Earlier in the day, dart fun games for Rotarians and their families and Rotaract and Interact members were also conducted under the supervision of the MCDO and NDFP officials. Bringing home their own dart trophies were:

  Around the World:   Auditor Dennis Fernandez
(RC Marikina Hilltop)
  Beat My Score:   Rotakid Martin Arrojado
(RC River City Marikina)
  Follow the Leader:   President Ghie Singian
(RC Marikina Hilltop)
  Bull Master:   Secretary Jeof Madarang
(RC River City Marikina)

With the success of the tournament, RC River City Marikina is looking into the possibility of staging the event yearly and of organizing a bigger dart tournament in the near future under the auspices of Rotary International District 3800.

Updated April 11, 2006  

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