Last June 9, 2018, Darterong Pinoy UK (DP UK) had another successful All Filipino-UK Open Dart Tournament. It was hosted by Marlou Gadayan of DP UK stoke on Trent, and was organized by Rovimil Dato. It was held at Our Lady & St Werburgh Catholic Church Hall Seabridge Lane, Newcastle Staffordshire. Trophies & Cash Prize for Winners 501 singles 701 classified pair doubles and individual awards for Bull Master Highest checkouts & most T80’s The one-day dart event, which was organized by Mr. Paul Ampiloqio, started at 1000 hours registration time. It also involved acquaintance among players from various places here in the UK such as – Stoke on Trent, Nottingham, Northwick, Birmingham, Leicester, Milton Keynes, Cambridge, London, and a very supportive team from Dublin, Ireland.
Registration entry cost £30, which was already inclusive of free food for lunch up until dinner for all players, as well as their friends and families who came to support them. To start up the event, a welcome speech was given by Mr. Rovimil Dato, followed by a prayer from Mr. Vidal Pugales. Shortly after, lunch was served while conducting the draw for grouping the registered players into 4 for 501 Singles Eliminations and Best of 3 Game Set. Bull Master competition was held first, followed by group elimination for 501 Singles.
The Top 4 for each group would set up for the 2nd round, fighting a knockout system battle for the best of 3 games set. Nevertheless, the Top 16 qualified players were already guaranteed consolation trophies. 501 single knockout elimination and semi-finals narrowed down to 4 of the best players to fight their way to the finals. The first sets were Owen Arzaga (Ireland) versus James Diez (Leicester), and Noel Galeno (Nottingham) versus Allan Rosales (Rochdale).
Winners of each set, which were Owen Argaza and Noel Galeno, faced each other in the final stage of the tournament. Half top winning players were paired to the bottom half for 701 classified doubles knock out system elimination games until narrowed down to 2 matched players to compete in the finals. End-matched finalists were Allan Rosales (Rochdale) / Rey Guerzon (Milton Keynes) versus Regie Gadayan (Birmingham) / James Diez (Leicester). After best of 3 games, Regie Gadayan and James Diez became the champions. The much-awaited best of 5 game set were played by 501 single finalists, Owen Arzaga and Noel Galeno. Both players gave their best shot, but on the 5th deciding game set, Owen Arzaga came out victorious and brought home the championship trophy for Dublin. Awarding for 501 and Top 16 qualifiers followed.
Trophies and cash prizes were given to 501 semi-finalists, 1st runner up and champion. 701 pair double semi-finalists were awarded trophies and the runner-ups and winners with cash prizes. Additional medals were given to James Diez for winning Bullmaster. Owen Arzaga of Ireland bagged the most T80’s (4xT80’s) of the game and highest checkout of 152 3 dart finished.
The success of the DP UK Stoke on Trent Dart Tournament was made possible by the great support of sponsors. Sir Amik Garceniego of Forex Cargo and Travel funded the venue.
Trophies were provided by Quality Superstore (Stoke), Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin of A1 Gas, Jimmy “Uthoy” Cabillon, Jerome Cruz of Guardians UK, Polly Ajunan, Roel Martin Sepe Family and Team Northwich.
To add extra fun for all players, as well as their families and friends, prizes for raffle draw were contributed by Smart Heart Professional Ltd., Mr. Carmilino Bachoco, Jerez Palacios, Benjie Martinez and Allan Rosales.
The very supportive Stoke team families provided free food for all that lasted until dinner. For more info and updates of DP UK events, please visit our FB group Darterong Pinoy UK (DP UK) and feel free to join the group of Pinoy darters here in UK.