BAGUIO CITY-The overall championship in the recently concluded YMCA OPEN INVITATIONAL BADMINTON TOURNAMENT held August 27-28, 2016 at the YMCA gymnasium here was bagged by Dona Josefa Carino for the Elementary Division and Saint Louis University Laboratory High School for the High School Division respectively.
Dona Josefa Carino with six gold and two silver medal haul bolstered to the top position to claim the overall championship this year with the tandem of Ivan and Kyle Gorospe winning the gold for level “A” boys doubles beating Klester Mendoza and Abbie Puddong of Dontogan Elementary School who landed 1st runner-ups in the finals.
Meanwhile, Dontogan Elementary school tandem Khalil De Guzman and Benedict Anatado came back strong to claim the gold medal in Level B boys doubles event against Lloyd Bonce and Bryan Juguilon of Manuel Quezon Elementary School who landed 1st runner-ups in the contest.
Josefa Carino likewise hauled their second gold medal in level B girls doubles with Normienne Daniel Guiral and Anekien Gabryel Domalleg netting the win in the finals against Dontogan Elementary School tandem of Lexine Budaden and Crisbel A. Abluyen who landed 1st runner-ups in the girls division.
Josefa Carino’s third gold medal haul also came in Level A mixed Doubles event as the tandem of Ivan Gorospe and Anekien Gabryel Dumalleg won over Dona Aurora Elementary School and YMCA tandem Steve Paatan and Janine Claveria who landed 1st runner ups in the contest. Meanwhile, Dontogan Elementary School tandem of khalil De Guzman and Virna Amor Banngon came back to claim the gold medal in level B mixed Doubles event over 1st runner ups Abraham Saddooy and Clarence Sadawad of Josefa Carino Elementary School. Other Schools who participated in the tourney were; San Jose School of La Trinidad, Inc., and Balili Elementary School.
On the other hand, Saint Louis University Laboratory High School dominated the Junior and Senior High School Division bagging six gold and six silver medals. On the other hand, Baguio City High School tandem of Christian Paul Paderon and John Nicholas Paderon came smashing shuttles to win the gold medal in Level A boys doubles event leaving Elijah Mendoza and Shun Moon of Small World Christian Academy Foundation 1st runner ups in the event.
Meanwhile, SWCSF duo Dave Arden Hindang and Carlo Elaydo edged SLU-LHS tandem of Jey Del Rosario and Nichol Cayat to bring home the gold and silver medals respectively. Baguio City High School’s Althea Fuentespina and Julianne Lim also came strong to bag the gold medal for Level A girls doubles while Patrizia Ugay and Justine Cayat landing 1st runner ups in the match up.
Also netting the gold medal for level B girls division was University of Baguio Science High School duo Alliah De Guzman and Fane Yao while SLU-LHS pair of Justine Lucas and Christine Joy Oria landed 1st runner-ups for the silver medal. Baguio City High School came up with a brilliant defense and offensive plays on the net in the mixed level A to bag the gold and medals care of Christian Paul Paderon and Juliane Lim while Jhon Nicholas Paderon and partner Althea Fuentespina rested 1st runner ups for the silver medal.
Level B mixed pairs of Justine Cayat and Shun Moon of SWCSF also showed dominance in the event to bag the gold medal edging Christian Jade and Christian Jasper Claveria to rest for silver medal in their match up. On the other hand, the Senior High School pair of Arthur Sanlao and Nigel Gwayne La Madrid controlled the nets for the gold medal over Easter College tandem Kenneth Solang and John Lee Loyosen who rested for the silver medal.
Senior High level B girls doubles was also bagged by Czarina Gorospe and Claire Espelita for the gold medal while Gail Bud-oy and Precious Bangli of UBSHS landed for the silver medal. Showing more control in the Senior High division are Arthur Sanlao and Czarina Gorospe of SLU-LHS in the mixed doubles event bagging the gold medal while team mates Claire Espelita and Frederick Mago opted for the silver medal.
The second day of badminton action also got the corporate and senior badminton enthusiasts into action just as Kyrss Paluca and Arvie Tolentino bags the gold medal for Level A in the Men’s division against YMCA’s Jeff Sumentac and Jay Claveria who rested for the silver medal. Other winners in corporate division are as follows; Level B Mens Doubles; Aldrin and Eugene Seno-gold medal (Team Ragsak), Erick Mabalot and Erick Basto-Silver (YMCA). Level C Mens Doubles; Jayson Ocay and Leandro Fernandez Jr. –gold medal(La Union), Joe Marc Gamboa and Alvin Laylo-Silver medal (PMA), Level D Mens Double; Benedict Salindong and Jed Suarez-gold medal(La Union), Keithley Luke Kimpay and Arvi Galangco-Silver medal(Team Chef), Level E Mens Doubles; Edgar Vicente and Edgar Gomez-gold medal(YMCA), Kennon Lucio and Arthur Lucio-Silver medal(YMCA).
Level B Womens Doubles; Charity Fuentespina and Glen Arsenio-gold medal(Team Ragsak), Mary Anne Velo and zwitstar Buslig-silver medal(YMCA), Level D Womens Doubles; Kareen Samarita and Mariel Robles-gold medal (PMA), Rowena Bautista and Eleanor Dabucol-silver medal(YMCA). Level E Womens Doubles; Cheryl Joven and Sheryl Sagnep- gold medal(YMCA), Relea Que and Josephine Malaya- silver medal(Berkeley Momz), Level B Mixed Doubles; Mark Que and Glen Arsenio- gold medal (YMCA), Mary Ann Velo and Erick Jay Basto –silver medal(YMCA), Level D Mixed Doubles; Kareen Erero and Benedict Salindong- gold medal (La Union), John Manansala and Josephine Bulado – silver medal (YMCA), Level E Mixed Doubles; Kenan Cea and Cheryl Joven – gold medal (YMCA), Ace Tugas and Relea Que – silver medal (YMCA).
The YMCA Badminton Club won the overall championship in the concluded 2016 YMCA Open Invitational Badminton Tournament.