Deca Homes, SkyCable back 9-Ball tourney-A A +A
Saturday, October 27, 2012
THE 5th Sun.Star Superbalita in cooperation with Phoenix Petroleum 9-Ball Challenge 1st National Open got a another boost as premier mid-cost mass housing developer 8990 Housing Development Corporation (HDC), owner of Deca Homes Resort Residences (DHRR) and Deca Homes Esperanza (DHE), and SkyCable renewed their partnership with the billiards organizers as this year's major sponsors.
Mary Ann T. Chua, assistant general manager of 8990 HDC, said: "It's a great honor on our part to be a partner of the Superbalita 9-Ball all these years because our company believes in the great part that sports play in the community. That's the very reason why we have a wakeboard park at DHRR and basketball courts in all our housing projects."
Sun.Star Davao Publishing Inc. general manager Tessie Paña, for her part, thanked Deca Homes owner and president JJ Atencio and SkyCable for their usual support in the annual cuefest slated Nov. 9 to 11 at the NCCC Mall activity center.
"We are very grateful to Deca Homes and SkyCable for being our loyal partners in this tournament," Paña said.
Paña signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with SkyCable Davao operations head Allan Fernandez on Thursday afternoon sealing the partnership.
Microtel Inn & Suites Davao also renewed its partnership as this year's sponsor. Tournament chair Charles Raymond A. Maxey, business editor of Sun.Star Davao, and Microtel general manager Rocky Jorolan signed on Thursday morning a MOA for the latter's sponsorship.
Registration, meanwhile, is going on at Sun.Star Davao office, Suites 5 and 6, Granland Bldg. R. Castillo St. from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Deadline of registration is set on Nov. 8 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the NCCC Mall Activity Center.
Open entry fee is P850 and 5 mastheads of Superbalita while youth registration is free. Youth players will only have to submit five mastheads of Sun.Star Davao and a certificate of enrollment.
The event, to be officiated by officers and members of the Davao Billiards Association, Inc. (DBAI), will feature the open and youth (joint elementary boys and girls, joint High School boys and girls, college men's and college women's) categories.
The open champion will receive a whopping cash prize of P100,000 and a trophy while the runner-up will settle for P40,000. The two losing semi-finalists will each pocket P15,000 while the four losing quarter-finalists will go home with P5,000 apiece. The ninth to 16th placers will get a consolation prize of P1,500 each.
Youth champions will win medals, gift certificates and freebies from sponsors while runners-up will also claim freebies and certificates.
For inquiry, contact (082) 2351009 or 235-1007.
The event is supported by the Philippine Sports Commission with NCCC Mall Davao, and United Laboratories, makers of Alaxan, Biogesic and Enervon, as major sponsors. It is also backed by Visuals in Motion Advertising, The Royal Mandaya Hotel, Boy Cherry Billiards Center, Laminine, Juego Sports, SVS Salon, Mindavote, Vice Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte, city government of Davao, Dexter's Pizza, Davao Light & Power Co., Hola España Davao and Gino's Burger.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on October 27, 2012.