Tuesday, October 13, 2009
UDTA-Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia Arnis Cup 2009 Huge Success By: James U. Sy Jr.
Participating teams during the opening of the UDTA-Mayor Evelio "Bing" Leonardia Arnis Cup 2009 held last October 4, 2009 at the Atrium Area, Gaisano Bacolod Supermall, Araneta St., Brgy. Singcang, Bacolod City.
The Universal Defensive Tactics Academy (UDTA) of Founder/Chairman Abraham G. Ganzon Jr. in cooperation with the Arnis Philippines Bacolod/Negros Chapter under Commissioner Grandmaster Danilo L. Cardinal and with the generous sponsorship of Hon. Bacolod City Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia successfully held the UDTA-Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia Arnis Cup 2009 last October 4, 2009, Sunday, at the Atrium area, Gaisano Bacolod Supermall, Araneta St., Brgy. Singcang, Bacolod City,
Guest of honor was Hon. Bacolod City Mayor Evelio “Bing” Leonardia. Immediate past Arnis Philippines Bacolod/Negros Commissioner Atty. Col. Grandmaster Marcelo “Pope” C. Jalandoon, Ph.D., Founder/President of the Negros Occidental Baston Federation (NOBF), was also present to support the event.
Players from Bacolod, Bago, Dumarao, La Carlota, Roxas, and Sagay fought for different categories in the Anyo “Form (Tagalog)” and Labanan “Fighting (Tagalog)” divisions.
Overall champion was the Hon. Mayor Ramon D. Torres-sponsored Negros United Fighting Arts Academy (NUFAA) of Founder/Grandmaster Jose “Joe” B. Mancesa with a 33-4-4 medal tally. The Capiz Arnis Team under Grandmaster Carlito Ondillo was 2nd ploace with a 9-16-6 medal haul.
The Hon. Victor A. Tanco-sponsored Capiz Arnis Team was a composite of the Arnis Philippines-Capiz Chapter/Lightning Scientific Arnis International (LSAI) -Capiz Chapter (4-10-1), Capiz Arnis Federation (3-6-4), and LSAI-Dumarao Chapter (2-0-1).
3rd to 6th places were KaliSilat Arnis Association (KAA) of Grandmaster Danilo L. Cardinal (4-8-11), DHSBNHS-La Carlota Arnis Club of Mr. Angel Agracio (3-0-5), Golden Kamagong Arnis Kali Eskrima Association (GKAKEA)-Sagay Chapter under Grandmaster Gener Arnais (0-1-2), and Siete Pares Arnis Club of Founder Rener Decripito (0-1-1).
ANYO TEAM EVENT. Boys Junior - Solo Baston: NUFAA (1st), KAA-BCC (2nd), La Carlota (3rd). Doble Baston: La Carlota (1st), NUFAA (2nd), KAA-BCC (3rd). Espada y Daga: KAA-BCC (1st).
Girls Junior - Solo Baston: NUFAA (1st), Arpi-Capiz (2nd.). Doble Baston: NUFAA (1st), Arpi-Capiz (2nd.). Espada y Daga: NUFAA (1st).
Men Senior - Solo Baston: NUFAA (1st), Arpi-Capiz (2nd.), Capiz Arnis Federation (3rd). Doble Baston: NUFAA and Arpi-Capiz (1st), Capiz Arnis Federation (2nd.). La Carlota (3rd). Espada y Daga: Arpi-Capiz (1st), Capiz Arnis Federation (2nd.), NUFAA (3rd).
Women Senior - Solo Baston: NUFAA (1st). Doble Baston: NUFAA (1st). Espada y Daga: NUFAA (1st).
LABANAN. Batang Pinoy - 11-12 years old: Bonbon Doctora of NUFAA (1st), Daniel Ciocon of KAA-BCC (2nd), and Jefe Pasco of KAA-BCC (3rd).
13 years old: Kei Gracias of KAA-BCC (1st), Darwin Dajao of KAA-BCC (2nd), and Al Asplico of Golden Kamagong-Sagay (3rd).
Boys Junior - Pinweight: Audi Mancesa of NUFAA and John Mar Arines of Arpi-Capiz (1st), John Kevin Guiking of KAA-BCC (2nd), and Me. Anthon Murphy of KAA-BCC (3rd).
Bantamweight: Francis marfil of NUFAA (1st), Hernan John Sinugbohan of KAA-BCC (2nd), and Arnel Ariola and Arnold Talibo of Golden Kamagong-(3rd).
Featherweight: Jose Victor Demata of LSAI-Dumarao (1st), Danny John Cardinal of KAA-BCC (2nd), and Ande Christofer Jabat of KAA-BCC and Keroy Juares of La Carlota (3rd).
Extra Lightweight: Ruel Hapdus of LSAI-Dumarao (1st), Eugenio Solano of Siete Pares (2nd), and Jerel Gane of NUFAA and Allan Castro of La Carlota (3rd).
Half Extra Lightweight: Edgardo Doctora of NUFAA (1st), Daryl Tonogbanua of golden Kamagong-Sagay (2nd), and Rover Paul Vedad and John Jonathan Guanzon of KAA-BCC (3rd).
Girls Junior - Bantamweight: Karen Libres of NUFAA (1st), Karen Mae Arcenas of Arpi-Capiz (2nd), and Melody Nidua of Capiz Arnis Federation and Renalyn Llanes of LSAI-Dumarao (3rd).
Featherweight: Susie Rebitimola of NUFAA (1st), April Joy Barcillano of NUFAA (2nd), and Jemina Borja of Arpi-Capiz (3rd).
Officials were Founder/Chairman/Chief Instructor Abraham “Abe” G. Ganzon Jr. of Universal Defensive Tactics Academy (Tournament Chairman), Arnis Philippines Capiz Commissioner Grandmaster Carlito A. Ondillo of the Lightning Scientific Arnis International (LSAI0-Capiz Chapter, Arnis Philippines Regional Referee Master Shiela M. Duran of Golden Kamagong-Bacolod Chapter, Master Francis Diaz of Guarra Style Modern Arnis, and Voltaire Daypal and Jether Palma of UDTA (Referees and/or Judges), Paul Anthony Ganzon and Romano Honor of UDTA (Table Officials), Master Crisostomo Diocena and Master Reynaldo A. Amoyo of Capiz Arnis Team (Officials), Sherla Ganzon, RN, and Ed Casas, RN (Medical Team), and Jungie B. Fernandez (Emcee).
Guests were P/Sgt. (Ret.) Founder/Grandmaster Estanislao “Eslao” T. Guarra of Guarra Style Modern Arnis and Self Defense Association (GSMASDA) , 1st Generation Inheritor Grandmaster Benefredo “Bebing” M. Lobrido of the Original Filipino Tapado Long Stick Fighting Association (OFTLSFA), Inc., Grandmaster Alejandro Dosa of Golden Kamagong-Bacolod Chapter, Master Maxwell “Max” J. Maun of the Bacolod Aikido Enthusiasts (BAE), Founder/Master Roy R. Flores Sr. of Tribu Hangaway (TH), Founders/Masters Narciso “Hansy” L. Alojado and James U. Sy Jr., Master Joeffrey S. deriada, and instructors Lafayette A. Diamante and Lorema “Bing” H. tacsagon of the Conceptual Martial arts Society (CMAS), Inc./Intercontinental Federation of Filipino Martial Arts Schools (IFFMAS), and Master Gualberto Dajao of KaliSilat Arnis Association (KAA).