Darts Madness hosts 64 darters-A A +A
Friday, October 4, 2013
SIXTY-four players are set to slug it out for the right to be called “King of the Mountains” in darts when the Darts Madness reigns at the SM City Baguio on Sunday, October 6.
The Baguio Invitational Match Play will be the conclusion of the Baguio Darts Tournaments that started during the Baguio Day Darts Tournament last August 31 and September 1 where the 64 top rated dart players were determined and to play at SM City.
Top seeds Arvy Briones and Willy Omli however, will give way to 15 other national rated players as they flew to Singapore earlier this while 47 other rated local players slug it out in a match play.
Joden Oblades, the youngest ever national rated player at 14, will lead the 64 as he goes up against the 64th ranked of the event organized by The News Weekly with TrueColors Media Works, publisher of TCS Magazine, and Goldmine Darts Room.
Also seeded automatically are national rated players Rex Balangcod, Jim Cawaing, Oliver Orduna, Arnel Orteza, Ramon Murphy, Jimmy Emana, Mark Quiteng, Doods Tabooy, Arnold Tacdol, Hino Digma, John Alviar, Ronan Tom, Tarcelo Aben and Arnold Anisor. They are seeded second to 15th and are expected to meet the 63rd down to the 50th seeds.
Murphy last month missed the Baguio Day event because he went to Kuala Lumpur where his four man team landed second in the Malaysian Open.
Nelson Uligan is the highest non-rated player for topping the local ranking singles in the Baguio Day event and finished second in the non-rated singles of the same event after falling to Bryan Gangpao, who is seeded right after him.
Also on a hot streak is Kenneth Madallang, who won at an earlier tournament and was part of the winning Sadati team which took the Baguio Day fixed four man team along with Briones, Max Tudlong and Val Capuyan.
The match play is based on the National College Athletic Association basketball tournament that draws the 64 best collegiate teams all over the United States in a two month-long competition starting on February, leading to the March Madness where the remaining 16 teams vie for the title that lead to the Final Four or the division champions.
The match play will start with the Round of 64, a best of three set, best of three legs event 501, followed by the Round of 32 of the same game format. The 16, or Sweet 16, which starts the money bracket, is a best of five, best of three leg 501 affair. The eight winners comprise the Elite 8 and is the finals of each quadrant where they slug it out in a best of seven sets, best of three leg 501.
The winners will comprise the Final Four which is a best of nine sets, best of three leg 501 competition and the winners face each other in the finals of a best of 11 sets, best of three leg 501.
The Darts Madness is also backed by Goshenland, Knight’s Keep, councilors Faustino Olowan, Edison Bilog and Rocky Aliping, Baguio Representative Nicasio Aliping, lawyer Edgar Avila, Amianan Balita Ngayon, 18 BC and Sonny San Pedro.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on October 05, 2013.