Briones leads Sadati to darts tournament fixed four-man crown-A A +A
Sunday, September 1, 2013
TOP-RANKED local player Arbie Briones ends his frustration in local darts tournament with a little help from Kenneth Madalang who closed on a double eight to the fixed four-man team event of the Baguio Day Darts Tournament during the weekend.
Madalang closed out to give Sadati a 4-1 win against Bakakeng in the finals in the opener of the Charter Day darts competitions, which kicked off the four-event competitions hosted by Goldmine, TCS Magazine and The News Weekly at the Goldmine Darts Room.
"I'm really happy to win here," said the Scout Barrio born and Baguio City High School alumnus Briones, who had strings of bad lucks in local competitions, including last month's disappointing third-round defeat in the CDA Anniversary Darts Tournament.
Briones also avenged a month ago's loss against Team Ayban whose top man Arnold Tacdol stopped him in the third round of the CDA event.
Max Tudlong and Val Capuyan complete the Sadati team.
"Bawi na," said a relieved Briones after the match against Tacdol and Ayban that stormed the CDA event that saw the La Trinidad-based team win the fixed four men team and one of its men, Victor Aguilar, taking the centerpiece open singles.
"This is their day, it is their time," said an elated team manager Ian Bolinget of the event backed by Baguio City Police Office director Jess Cambay, former Youth Rep. Edgar Avila and La Trinidad councilor Rod Awingan.
Sadati rolled past the Willy Omli-led Shooters, 3-1, where the top two players of this part of the country squared off.
The two are seeded first and second to the finale of the Baguio Darts Tournaments on October 5-6 at the SM City Baguio called Baguio Invitational Match Play.
Omli and his company, on the other hand, had to dig deep in their pockets to rebound from two down for a 3-2 win against Team Loakan Uno in a similar vengeance against the airport based team led by Joden Oblades, the third seeded player in the SM competitions.
Oblades came from the losers bracket to beat Omli in the classified doubles of the CDA tournament last month.
"Bawi rin ako," said the soon-to-be travelling Omli to Singapore to compete in a soft pin darts tournament.
Bong Gaviola relieved the golden age of killers games as he led Bakakeng move past host team TCS Goldmine in their semis, 3-1.
The Goldmine backed event seeks to get the 51 players who will join 13 national rated players in the October 5-6 Baguio Invitational Match Play will be decided today, the city's Charter Day celebration.
The local ranking singles, that will not only start a local ranking system, will determine the seeding of the 52 remaining players.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on September 02, 2013.