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Over P1M for grabs in 2nd Quarter NDFP Ranking Tournaments;
Mindanao Darters dominate 1st Quarter NDFP Tournaments

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Mindanao Dominance

Mindanao darters dominated the NDFP Sanctioned and Ranking Tournaments from Baguio to Davao in the 1st Quarter of 2015. The P300K Jay Harrow Santos Cup was won by National Master (NM) Christian Perez of Robson-South Cotabato.  NM Andy Villamor of Dominics-Bukidnon won the P150K Araw ng Zamboanga Sibugay, NM Dixie Ybañez of D'Gunner-Cagayan de Oro won the P120K Panagbenga Festival, and NM Bong Gabiana of Robson-Bukidnon is the champion of the P150K Araw ng Dabao.  The sole regional ranking tournament in the 1st Q, the P50K Unang Hirit, was won by Jun Noynay of FDAMDI Davao City.

The champions of the NDFP National Tournaments (P100K and over) in the 1st Quarter all belong to the 11-member elite group of darters called National Masters, who have already won at least three (3) NDFP National Ranking tournaments since 2005.

Over P1M Cash Prize - 2nd Quarter

Over P1M in total cash prize is set for the NDFP Ranking and Sanctioned Tournaments in the 2nd Quarter of 2015.  Topping the list is the P350K Resorts World Manila Darts Championship on May 8 and 9 at the Newport City Mall in Pasay City; the P250K Mayor Romualdez Open in Tacloban City from June 26 to 28; and the P200K Robson Summer Dartfest / Federation Cup from May 29 to 31, followed by the P200K Nagcarlan Open from June 6 to 8.

The Bicol Region sanctions two (2) ranking tournaments in the 2nd Quarter with the P150K Gov. Joey Salceda Magayon Festival in Legaspi City from April 17 to 19, and the P130K Governor Villafuerte - Kaogma Festival from May 22 to 24 at the Camsur Watersports Complex (CWC).  Meanwhile, Batangas City will host a P50K regional tournament on April 25th.

Tentatively scheduled and awaiting final confirmation for the 2nd Quarter are the annual P130K Pinyasan Festival in Daet, and the P100K Gov. Mercado Cup in Maasin City, Southern Leyte.  Should the tentatively scheduled tournaments push through in the 2nd Quarter the total cash prize will reach P1.5M.

The year 2015 will have over a dozen P150K tournaments and over. This is a new stage in Philippine darts as we continue to build, strengthen, and expand the NDFP Ranking Tournaments.  We are in the midst of a major breakthrough!  A new standard of dart excellence is being defined.