Uligan, Gangpao top Baguio Day Darts tilt-A A +A
Monday, September 9, 2013
TWO LOCAL darters earned their ticket for a slot when the Darts Madness concludes in the Baguio Invitational Match Play on October 5-6.
Local ranking singles champion Nelson Uligan and an non-rated singles king Bryan Gangpao made their way to the finals after defeating their respective rivals during the weekend play.
Gangpao took the non-rated singles by beating Uligan, 4-2, on August 31, but the 25-year older came back strong to win the local ranking singles the next night by beating Val Capuyan, 4-3.
The two thus join seeded national rated players Arvy Briones, Willy Omli, Joden Oblades, Rex Balangcod, Jim Cawaing, Oliver Orduna, Arnel Orteza, Ramon Murphy, Jimmy Emana, Mark Quiteng, Doods Tabooy, Arnold Tacdol, Hino Digma, John Alviar, Ronan Ton and Tarcelo Aben.
Joining them is local ranking singles finalist Val Capuyan as well as non-rated singles semifinalists Daniel Piditin and Rob Capuyan.
The two singles events awarded points to the placers starting from the champion, the losing finalist, the quarterfinalist, the sweet 16 and round of 32.
Earning 10 points for his round of 32 and quarterfinals appearance, Serge Santino also qualified.
Those with eight a piece are: Kenneth Madalang, Cris Arinas, Ramil Fernandez, Jeffrey Dalmacio and Dexter Sotto.
There are three with six points each: Victor Aguilar, Jeff Sholin and Shane Requino.
Bambi Carino, Robles Bayao, Lyall Modesto, Ian Urbano, Jeff Pocado, Daryll Tinipac, James Chan, Tajie Tagudar, Freddy Ventura, Billy Depaynos, BJ Lugangis, Ronald Digma and Max Tudlong have four points each.
Eighteen players made it also in the list for having two points each namely: Dick Alaoas, Julius Vicente, Russel Sobrevilla, Ronnie Pinmiliw, Asher Culbungan, Bernard Safoket, Gener Ebes, Mike Lintan, Chad Padiclas, Jeff Pinas, George Kimmayong, Jun Javines, John Dolinas, Mark Diaz, Rick Sarmiento, Cyril Batawig, Victor Tibangwa and Ray Calaycay.
The list totals 63 with possible wild card entries that includes Oliver Apostol, Bong Gaviola, Norman Seo-as, Dave Martin, Marvin Bacayan and Perry Dangawen, who ruled the classified doubles with Madalang.
The match play will be at Goldmine on day one with the first two rounds: the round of 64 and round of 32.
The round of 64 will have the higher half playing against the lower half with the top seed facing the lowest seed, the second against the second to the last and so on in a best of three sets, best of three legs 501. The winners advance to the round of 32 with the same game format.
The money bracket composed of the Sweet 16, Elite 8, Final Four and the championship will be played at the SM City Baguio Atrium.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on September 09, 2013.