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The Attendance Profile

Darterong Pinoy 2014 will again be remembered with the endless lines of participants waiting to register.  Total player registration in all events is 2,452 players broken down into the following events:

Classified Draw Triples 474
Fix 4-Person Team 676
Classified Draw 4-Person 504
Open Singles  489
Youth Singles 128
Seniors Singles 128
Ladies’ Singles 53
TOTAL: 2,452

Recap of the Events

Fix Four-Person Team Event
Darterong Pinoy 2014 divided the Fix Four-Person Team event into the Open Four-Person Team and the 1st National Intercity Team Championship represented by the NDFP affiliated dart organizations.

Team Robson Plus Flights led by Christian Perez, Bong Gabiana, Noel Malicdem, and Ricky Mijares won the Four-Person Open Team Championship with perfect record of not losing a single leg in all matches played.  They breezed through the finals over Team Gunner of Lourence Ilagan, Dixie Ybañez, Nelson Pagulayan, and Vincent Bona.  In the Semi-finals Team Robson disposed Team Dominics of Andy Villamor, Prussian Arceño, PJ Hugo, and Jhay Doria.

The 1st National Inter-City Team Championship was won by Team Baguio of the Cordillera Dart Leaguers led by Val Capuyan, Hino Digma, Asher Colbongan, and Cyril Batawig in a come from behind victory over Dagupan City of Manny Abratique, Hans Andaya, Japee Arenas, and Rommel Barroza.  Joint 3rd /4th were Taytay City of the Darters of Taytay, and Biñan, Laguna – Big Cha. (Click here to view Complete Results)

The Fix Four-Person Team events created history as the most attended event ever with 676 players.

Open Singles

Unheralded Kenneth Madalang of Baguio City won the Open Singles over Ricky Mijares of Team Robson by the score of 4-2 after going through a grueling 9 rounds of match play in a field of 489 players.  Ricky Mijares missed again his 3rd National Masters norm of three 100,000 and over national championship after losing last week in the finals of the Bulacan Open Singles.

Japee De Tablan and Boy Gionson shared 3rd/4th places while Ian Perez, Jojo Barellano, Alexis Toylo, and Roy Agustin landed 5th-8th places.

Ladies’ Singles

Angie Valmadrid, now Mrs. JP de Tablan, successfully defended her third consecutive Darterong Pinoy Ladies Single title at the expense of Roshlly Agbulos of Bulacan. Darters of Taytay Mymy Santos and Jenika Eusebio of Data Darts came in 3rd/4th.. Comebacking Noemi Jaro of Dartdivas, Tata Baarde of Robson, Angela Nabus of the Cordillera Lady Darters, and Geneda Simon of Samda rounded up the top 8.  Fifty-three (53) ladies played in the Ladies Singles.

Seniors Singles

Elderly darters are enjoying more competitive darts with the registration of 128 senior players, who are 45 years old and older.  Nelboy Bernarbe of Angono, Rizal won his first Seniors title over Bonnie Evangelista of MCDA.  Top 4 were Fidel Palad of Makati and Butz Millet of Baguio City. Former senior champions Jerie Santos of Taguig Darts Club and George Centeno of the BBDA, Bao CamSur shared top 8 with Alex Amihan of COA and Cesar Santos of Daet, CamNorte.

Youth Singles

The Darterong Pinoy Youth singles is traditionally divided into the 16 years old and below and 16 years old to 19 years old divisions.

Jhay Doria, the 15 year old player of Team Dominics who has shown a lot of promise even among older players, stamped his class and easily won the 16 years and younger division of the Youth Singles.  Jan Gabarda, a product of the Taytay Youth Dart League came in 2nd. A total of 82 players played in this division, where Jefferson Sergio of QC and John Cinco of PCDF came in joint 3rd and 4th.

Dwen Banaria of the Oragon Darters of the Bicol Region won the 16 to 19 year old Youth Division over Pierre Danga-Yen of Baguio City. Another Darters of Taytay, Anthony de Tablan with Vicente Guinto of Pasig City shared joint 3rd /4th place.

Classified Events

The opening Classified Draw Triples saw the participation of 474 players with mostly new faces playing in a big tournament for the first time.  The trio of Teki Izar, George Ramos and Edwin Capinpin prevailed against the trio of Jun Contiling, Felix Olifermo and Carlo Catapang.

The Classified Draw Four-Person event with 504 players was won by the team of Prussian Arceño, Leighton Gonzales, Aries Majomatan,o and Roger Canonigo.  The youthful Jhay Doria along with Arnel Magallon, Art Gomes, and Marlon Bayza came in second.


The Darterong Pinoy continues to be the initiating ritual for a lot of players in joining mainstream competitive dart activities, the first step beyond the confines of the garage and into the real world of darts.  To them, we welcome you to the ever increasing ranks of dart enthusiasts taking pleasure in competition or for its social and leisure enjoyment.

The Cordillera and the Bicol Regions are one of the most dynamic and active dart regions in Luzon aside from Metro Manila.  Thus, it is no surprise to see the breakthrough of players in these regions.  The Cordillera led by Baguio City has almost daily local tournaments along with NDFP supported year round Cordillera Dart League.  Bicol Region is waking up as shown by the ranking tournaments in the major cities of Legaspi, Daet and Naga.  New competitive players are being developed.  We thank these regions for making the Darterong Pinoy the tournament of choice for their big delegation of players.

The NDFP would like to express its profound gratitude to all players who supported the Darterong Pinoy.  Your participation is greatly appreciated.  Your overwhelming response encourages us to make an even better Darterong Pinoy.