BAGUIO CITY – The Saint Louis University Laboratory High School (SLU-LHS) and Dona Nicasia J. Puyat Elementary School (DNJP) led the winners of the two day YMCA Open Invitational Badminton Tournament held at the YMCA gymnasium last August 19-20, 2017.
Played in three categories of smashing action, Dona Nicasia J. Puyat Elementary School bagged the overall championship by dominating the boy’s doubles, girl’s doubles and mixed doubles events. Josefa Carino Elementary School placed second place. Among the winners were: BOY’S DOUBLES, LEVEL “A”- 1st Runner Up –Gyan Maieve Ocana & Mark Christian Pinlac (DNJPES), Champion – Kyle Christopher Gorospe & Ivan Cedric Gorospe (Josefa Carino ES), LEVEL “B” – 1st Runner Up- Gabriel Juguilon & John Sonia (Quezon ES), Champion – Juan Miguel Antonio & Rodolfo Buyatan (JCES).
GIRLS DOUBLES, LEVEL “A”- 1st Runner UP-Anekin Domalleg & Normiene Guiral (JCES), Champion – Erika Cantil & Francheska De Guzman (DNJPES). LEVEL”B”- 1st Runner Up –Jillian Sabado & Sharina Gorospe (JCES), Champion- Jasmine & Janine Claveria (DAES). MIXED DOUBLES, LEVEL “A”- 1ST Runner Up- Anekin Dumalleg & Kyle Gorospe (JCES), Champion-Gyan Maieve Ocana & Erica Cantil (DNJPES), LEVEL “B”- 1st Runner Up- Ivan Benedict Rosario & Normiene Daniel Guival (JCES), Champion-Marcial Pinlac Jr. & Jewel Ann Cabilon (DNJPES).
Meanwhile, Saint Louis University Laboratory High School dominated the nets over Baguio City National High School to claim the overall championship in the High School Division. The winners were: HS Boy’s Doubles, LEVEL “A”- 1st Runner Up- Khalil Shane De Guzman & Januario Jade Calawen (BCNHS), Champion – Aljoshua Domalanta & Rexter Cruz (D. Maramba HS, Pangasinan). LEVEL “B” – Kyle Alcantara & Randall Bencio , Champion – Eilrach Montemayor & Nichol Cayat (SLU-LHS). GIRLS DOUBLES, LEVEL “A”- 1ST Runner Up – Sofia Bianca Elpa & Charmaine Guimbatan (BCNHS), Champion – Loize Angelique Olorozo & Althea Fuentespina (BCNHS). LEVEL “B” – 1st Runner Up – Christian Jade Claveria & Esper Atiwag (DANHS), Champion – Czarina Gorospe & Claire Espelita (SLU-LHS). MIXED DOUBLES, LEVEL “A” – 1st Runner Up – Paul Paderon & Althea Fuentespina (BCNHS), Champion – Eilrach Jean Montemayor & Sofia Elpa (SLU-LHS/BCNHS). LEVEL “B” – 1st Runner Up – Jan Manacmul & Angelica Cayat (SLSC/UB Science High), Champion – Christian Jasper Claveria & Christian Jade Claveria (DANHS).
The second day of badminton action also got forty two pairs of senior-corporate players to vie for the championships for women’s, men’s, and mixed doubles. Following results of the corporate level category, Lea Que & Joh Malana (YMCA) bagged the championship, while partners Sheryl Sagnep & Eleanor Dabucol (YMCA) placed 1st Runner Up in the Women’s Doubles, Level “D” event. LEVEL “C” – 1ST Runner UP – Alma Laraya & Redamelle Camero, while Mary Ann Mabalot & Rowena Bautista, both teams of the YMCA, bagged the championship for the event.
Meanwhile, La Trinidad players dominated the Men’s Doubles, Level “E” event with Janel & Carmelo Medino checking in 1st Runner Up, while team mates Robert Jay Cadap & Orlando Packya netted the championship. LEVEL “D”- 1st Runner Up- Marcelino Magno & Edgar Vicente (La Trinidad, Champions – Rey Oliva & Oliver Catahan (YMCA). LEVEL “C” – 1st Runner Up – Jener Tumitit & John Manansala (YMCA), Champion- Chris Eban & Baybay (BJMP). LEVEL “A”-1st Runner Up-JC & Norman Elpa (YMCA), Champion- Emerson Manabat & Erick Basto (YMCA).
Corporate Mixed Doubles winners are as follows; LEVEL “E”- 1st Runner Up – Jonel Mar & Juliana Cabotaje (La Trinidad), Champion-Joh Malana & Dan Del Rosario (YMCA). LEVEL “D”- 1st Runner Up- Maureen Mabalot & Rey Oliva (YMCA), Champion- Lea Que & Macky Magno (YMCA). LEVEL “C”- 1st Runner Up- Kenneth Castillo & Mae Macaraeg (YMCA), Champion- Josh & Malou (Babolat). And LEVEL “A”-1st Runner Up- Cleto Obello & Sai Balanag (YMCA).
After simple awarding ceremonies, the YMCA Badminton Club again received the honours of being the 2017 YMCA Open Invitational Badminton Tournament Overall Champions. The annual sport event aimed to develop skills and promote the sport badminton gathered more than two hundred participants this year.
By: BOBBY VINLUAN