Friday, September 28, 2007

Leonardo "Dodong" Andam Plays Against Bert Pasay at the AMF-Superbowl!

Dodong Andam with the AnitoKid's twins

One of my good friends, Leonardo “Dodong” Andam, a.k.a. The Rattlesnake/Dodong Dadiangas, played against one of Pasay City’s most notable billiard players, Roberto Dy, aka Bert Pasay, at the AMF-Superbowl, home of the Makati Pool Players Association (MAPPA). The match was a race to 15 game with a 7,10 handicap given by Dodong to Bert Pasay.

The first half of the game was characterized by intense defense and safety plays from both players. Neither one wanted to give the other an ounce of advantage during game play. Thus, spectators, including The AnitoKid, were in for the treat of their lives. Safety plays that billiards enthusiasts could only dream of doing were the order of the day! Dangerously accurate kick shots and bank shots from Leonardo wowed the audience too! And oh! Bert Pasay’s legendary strong break could be heard a mile away! He really breaks that hard!

In the latter half, each rack was decided by either a run-out by the player breaking or by a miscue, in which the opposing player grabbed the opportunity to finish out the rack. When the score was tied at 9-9, the play began to take a twist. Indeed, the Rattlesnake was all about focus that night. However, a rare miss on the 8 ball got the audience seeing Bert capitalizing on Dodong’s mistake. The pool player from Pasay, who was sporting a white cap and wearing a yellow tee and a pair of maong pants, never looked back and finished the game at 15-12.

Bert Pasay was unmindful of his victory, treating it as just a win that needed to be bagged like any other. Dodong, in his three-striped blue polo, maong pants, and Fila rubber shoes, looked stunned. He was silent. Really silent. He briefly glanced at me with a confused and bewildered look. All I could do in return was tap my hand against my chest and point to him in a gesture of triumph. He had nothing to be ashamed of. It was just an unlucky break for him on that 8 ball. And everyone knew that it has been more than a year since he last played a match because of his illness. Dodong really put on a great show that night, reminding everyone why he is billed as The Rattlesnake! And I kid you not!

Leonardo "Dodong" Andam
aka The Rattlesnake
Birthdate: August 15, 1958
Current Residence: Taguig City

Notable Achievements

7th-24th Place, 2007 BSCP National Pool Championships
33rd-48th Place, 2006 BSCP National Pool Championships
65th-96th Place, 2006 World Pool Championship
1st Runner-up, 2005 Philippine International Open
Champion, 2000 SMB Match of the Masters

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Culture Shiok! said...

Belated Happy birthday to your dad Kabayan!

Looking forward to a B-day post!

kegler747 said...

hello anitokid! welcome back... matagal tagal ka ata di nagpost dto. Saan ka nagvacation? hehehe :)

parisukat said...

idol blogger! glad to see new updates in your blog.. and salamat sa pagbisita. :) belated congratz for the grandprize that u got for the sm hypermart contest! you really inspire me to blog more and i kid you not! Mabuhay ka Kabayan!

THE ANiTOKiD said...

@Culture Shiok:
Much thanks Bean! Nice to see you again, my friend!

THE ANiTOKiD said...

Pabilyar-bilyar lang pare...practice ako for the tour - got fourth place lang, sayang.

It's nice to see you still blogging bro. Keep it up!

THE ANiTOKiD said...

Much thanks sa pagbati kabayan! You are too kind. Maraming salamat uli!

Cha said...

hi anitokid, finally! :D glad to see new posts and glad to see that it is still about billiards, one of your loves!

gulat ako ha! u have twins pala!

THE ANiTOKiD said...

And congratulations to you and your team for the win at P&G's big event! Am very happy for you dear! And I kid you not!

Rocks said...

Leonardo Andam is now in the US competing for US open 9 ball championship.Hope he wins.

THE ANiTOKiD said...

Dodong was just ousted from the US Open.

Hopefully, he will participate again in 2009.


baby strollers said...

thats a fantastic game. Do you have the schedule for the 2009 match?

THE ANiTOKiD said...

@Baby Strollers:

Will give you an update, buddy!


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