Sunday, December 30, 2007

Stiradors' First 9-Ball Cup!

Stiradors Billiards Club Image I think it was in 2005 that my good friend, Arvin Arceo, invited the officers and pool players of the Makati Square Billiards Association (MSBA) to Stiradors' First 9-Ball Pocket Billiards tournament at Efren's Magic, Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City. Me and my daughter - My Closeness (Agi) - placed 6th out of 50++ participants! It was a grueling event! I played from 1:00 PM till midnight against some of the Metro's best players! And guess what? It was all worth it! And I kid you not!

And here's a holiday present to all members of Stiradors - a picture essay on the historic 9-ball competition! Much thanks to my kababayan, Blowfish, for the pics!

Stiradors Billiards Club GraphicEveryone had a good time at the 9-ball competition. I arrived at Efren's Magic before lunch with My Closeness. There were a couple of guys already there practicing and waiting for the early birds. Guess who was there first? ^_^

Stiradors 9-Ball Billiards Club ImageParking is no problem at Efren's Magic. The place has a huge parking lot complete with security. Food? No worries! The billiard hall has a Starbucks coffee shop and Magoo's Pizza restaurant.

Stiradors 9-Ball Billiards Club GraphicMy good friends, Arvin Arceo and one of the Philippines' billiards greats, Leonardo "Dodong" Andam, aka The Rattlesnake.

9-Ball Billiards Club GraphicArvin Arceo with Lindsey David, Mark Chang, Vic Trinidad,
and Les Lacson (The General)

Billiards Club Stiradors Image

Billiards Club Stiradors GraphicLeonardo "Dodong" Andam, aka The Rattlesnake,
with Arvin Arceo and Mark Chang

Stiradors ImageThe holy grail of the First Stiradors 9-Ball Cup

Stiradors GraphicThe final lag of the historic Stiradors 9-Ball Cup led by my good friend, Rubilen Amit, aka Bingkay, - 2005 and 2007 SEA Games Medalist

Efren's Magic GraphicRubilen Amit, aka Bingkay, in her winning form

Efren's Magic Image
History was made as Rubilen Amit became Stiradors' First 9-Ball Champion! Bingkay was accompanied by other members of the Philippine Billiards Team, i.e., Coach Edgar "Boyet" Asonto and Filipino pool players Mary Ann Basas and Iris Ranola.

9-Ball Competition GraphicStiradors President Arvin Arceo presents Rubilen Amit her trophy and cash prize. If my memory serves me right, the cash prize was Php10,000. It also included a brand new set of magnesium alloy wheels from Silverwind!

1st- and 2nd-Runners Up of the Stiradors 9-Ball Cup

Rubilen Amit and the finishers

The President (Arvin Arceo) with Lindsey David, Blowfish,
Mark Chang, and Vic Trinidad

Officers and sponsors of the First Stiradors 9-Ball Cup
Here's hoping for the next 9-ball competition in 2008!

"The AnitoKid loves 9-ball tours!"

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Anonymous said...

The kalbo guy is Mark Chang.
The guy naman wearing cup pink shirt is Vic Trinidad.
Yung guy naman naka blue with cap is Les Lacson (The_General)

THE ANiTOKiD said...

Much thanks for the info, kabayan!

Updated 'em...

Happy new year!


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Much thanks for the info, kabayan!

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