Retired colonel takes B crown in darts tilt-A A +A
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
FORMER Air Force Colonel Boogie Agustin swept his last assignment and annex the Class B crown in the Luisa's Fellowship Darts Tournament Saturday night.
Agustin completed the sweep with a double 1 in the third game of the second ranked Jojo Lamaria for the crown and the ticket to class A and tougher competition.
Lamaria got into the finals by beating the streaking Cha David who started at the bottom at eighth. After she won via default on the absent Derek Bautista, David started a rampage that saw Charlie Gaiman fall on the wayside followed with wins over Boy Maranan, a close win on uncle Rey David and a 2-0 victory decider on Ed Palisoc.
However, she met a stonewall in Lamaria, who beat her after an unfortunate double 10 closer that went astray. She actually made good her shot but the pin hang on for a while then fell as she was navigating the 7 feet and 9.75 inches to the board. That saw the start of her downfall as Lamaria won and completed it with another win to face Agustin.
This as Nap Maranan beat Pigeon Lobien, stop another streak to advance to the last three in Class A, even as Carlo Mangilinan beat Art Cabacungan to get into the finals of Class O against the waiting top ranked Alex Maday-a.
Lobien, on the other hand, had a four winning streak in the eight men (women) step ladder race to three by beating seventh ranked July Punay, 3-2, then the sixth ranked Noli Gabilo, 3-1, after vacillating in the third game and gave up a lead with failure to close with a double two.
Then he fell 0-2 to tournament director Wayne Seo-as who started hotly and closed with still at least 150 remaining for Lobien.
But Lobien clawed his way back, winning the next two games as Seo-as faltered to set up a decider which the former won.
Then it was the fourth ranked Haidee Dogupen as the lone female showed her best side by closing a difficult five point with a double 1, a single and a double to get a 1-0 lead.
Lobien then won two, but Dogupen went for a decider when she won the fourth game. But Lobien could not be denied as he took the fifth game to barge into the final four. An eight hour day's wait proved, however, fatal for the journalist as he faced Maranan in the first of the Final Four game.
He lost the first game with 56 points remaining in his game, but came back with two straight wins, but failed to close out in the fourth to give Maranan a come from behind victory. Then after clawing back to get a shot for the final three, Lobien failed to close with a double 7 as Maranan whipped a double 1 to finish the game and advance.
Maranan is set to face the second ranked Dang Reyes, whose winner gets to face top ranked Brent Quangey in the finale.
In Class O, seventh edition Class A champion Carl Taawan found rough waters as he opened his last eight match against veteran and Luisa's first timer Rocky Martin and fall.
But he failed in the next rung to close out the two time Class O champion Cabacungan, who is ranked sixth, as the latter decided him and advanced to meet Louie Quangey.
Cabacungan then went on to win three more to match the streak in Class A by Lobien, but short of David's in Class B. He then eliminated fourth ranked Cesar and then Richard Marquez to face the second ranked Mangilinan which proved as a dead end as he fell as the second ranked player set up a best of seven finale against the waiting Maday-a.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on March 06, 2013.