TUSOK BALITA ONLINE - A Publication of the National Darts Federation of the Philippines
    Updated Dec 10, 2015


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Congratulations to the triumphant winners of the successfully concluded Federation Dart Leagues (FDL) in Metro East and in Manila organized by the National Dart Federation of the Philippines (NDFP).  Thank you to the 74 dart teams of over 450 participating darters, and to the host dart venues:  Red Lane of Shane Ocampo, TresMa led by Eugene Pioquinto and Reggie Francisco, and Darkside of Genalyn Ginoo. The league was made possible by our corporate sponsors Robson Sportscraft, Chris Sport, and especially by Alfonso I Light for the sponsorship of over 100 league trophies.  The success of the Federation Dart Leagues is through your support and through the efficient supervision of the NDFP staff Marvin Orlina, Rommel Escubil, Rey Santos, and Ryan Suarez.  To all, Maraming Salamat!

The rebranded NDFP dart leagues now known as the NDFP Federation Dart Leagues was a resounding success echoing the need for dart activities that cater not only to the hard core darters but also for the social dart enthusiasts and the novice beginners.  The non-intimidating environment of a dart league enhances the influx of the diverse range of darters from the garage throwers to the dart enthusiasts, to join competitive darts.  The participation of over 450 darters playing on a weekly basis for 10-12 weeks shows that not all darters respond to the tournament setting.

Dart league is the breeding ground for darters to gain experience, boost their confidence, and sharpen their skills - the gateway to propagate and enlarge the mainstream darters.  The NDFP believes that the twin pillars of growth for the expansion and development of darts are the Dart Leagues and the National Ranking and Sanctioned Tournaments.  As we take the lead and continue building these drivers of growth, Philippines darts will continue to explode, new players are molded, and new champions are crowned.


Division A

The FDL Metro East Division A teams were led by NDFP National Masters Noel Malicdem, DJ Toncopanon, Boie Parfan, Dixie Ibañez, and Lourence Ilagan playing in different teams.  The 4th placed team in the elimination round, Robson Santolan bannered by Noel Malicdem edged The Gunner 1 led by Lourence Ilagan 7-6 in the quarter-finals, then dumped the top team in the eliminations, Robson Plus Flight led by DJ Toncopanon 7-1.  In the finals, Robson Santolan won 2 consecutive legs to break from a 5-5 tie with Bodega O!, led by Boie Parfan, to win the Championship after Malicdem hit 2x 140’s and a set up of 91 to win the championship leg.

Robson Santolan players come from the same barangay of Noel in Santolan, Pasig and jelled as a team as the league progressed.  Noel as the anchor player inspired his team in the league leading Most Highlights and Most 180s. Robson Plus Flight came 3rd after beating Team Tresma led by Ricky Mijares.

Division B
In Division B of 10 teams, the front running Team CADASS (Caloocan Dart Association) led by Kagawad  Ver Arroyo played a pulsating decision match against Bodega 1 of Abat Paz, and won the Championship. Individual honors for Most Highlights were shared by Abat Paz and Rey Rivera of CADASS.  Team Condos of Marikina won 3rd place in another decision match against Montalban Shotters Club.

Division C

After the championship rounds, the finals of Division C, eventually came down to the top teams in each of the 2 sub-divisions of the 20 teams in Division C.  Mabini Darters of Marikina played an exciting decisive leg against new comer UDQC (United Darters of Quezon City) Kick Ass and won Division C.  Robson Grip-X landed in 3rd place over I Darts of Project 4, QC.  Individual honors went to Jondi Castañeda of Robson Plus Flight for Most Highlights and Most 180/171.

The FDL Manila was not able to enlist at least 6 teams to comprise Division A.

Division B
The FDL Manila Division B, with 11 teams, was marred by upsets starting in the semifinals when the league leading Team Ajong of Navotas lost to 4th placed Team PDP1 (Pio Del Pilar, Makati) and the 3rd placed Tresma Bravo dumped the 2nd placed MEDAL (Makati Employees Darter League) 5-1.  The Championship was handily won by 4th placed team in the elimination PDP1 over Tresma Bravo.  The Most Highlights were shared by Gil Beltran of Tresma Bravo and Jayson Zambrano of Ajong.  Team MEDAL landed in 3rd place over Team Ajong.

Division C
HABDU (Harapin ang Bukas, Mandaluyong) overpowered all teams and swept all its matches from the elimination to the championship against BT (Balut, Tondo) Darters to win Division C.  Team MDF (Manila Dart Federation) came in 3rd over SAMDA 1 (Sampaloc Dart Association).  Dharyl Garcia of HABDU dominated the individual honors bagging the Most Highlights and Most 180/171 categories.