Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Hadley Mariano Bags MAPPA 9-Ball Summit Championship!

Billiards buddies and pool players, I just read something nice from the Philippine Daily Inquirer and People’s Tonight. The articles highlight Hadley Mariano’s championship at the just-concluded 9-Ball Summit of the Makati Pool Players Association.

Truth be told, the picture used in the papers (see below) is the first pic I’ve taken to be published in a daily and tabloid – and simultaneously! Coolness! And I kid you not!

I’m reposting the news in its entirety for everyone to see!

Hadley Mariano GraphicNewly-crowned billiards champion Hadley Mariano (right) receives his trophy from MAPPA vice president Ato de Vera, while Hadley’s mother, Verna, and sister, Vernice, look on.

MAPPA crown to Bugsy’s Mariano

Hadley Mariano swept his way into the finals and then edged Jonathan Dy in a thrilling title showdown, 7-6, to rule the Class C division of the Makati Pool Players Association (MAPPA) 9-Ball Summit, Monday night at the AMF-Puyat Billiards Center in Makati City.

In was an astounding feat for the 15-year-old son of Bugsy Promotions’ heads Perry and Verna Mariano as it was his first appearance at MAPPA.

The victory has earned Mariano, a second-year high school student at La Salle Greenhills Php3,000 cash prize, a handsome tropy, and an overnight stay for two at Oxford Suites.

“I’m very happy for this win,” said Mariano, who is looking to follow the footsteps of his fellow Bugsy boys, i.e., world number 1 Dennis Orcollo, world champion Ronnie Alcano, Roberto Gomez, and Gandy Valle.

“I hope I could continue to improve my game, and I’ll work hard to do that,” he added.

Organized by MAPPA, led by its president Jesse (Gonzales) Cambosa, in cooperation with The AnitoKid, the tournament also achieved a historic first for being the first amateur billiards club competition to be broadcast on television and aggregated on the Internet through

Other interesting reads

*MAPPA 1st 9-Ball Summit: The Finals
*MAPPA 9-Ball Summit Videos
*MAPPA 9-Ball Summit
*MAPPA 10-Ball
*MAPPA's !st Tour
*MAPPA 9-Ball Challenge

*MAPPA 10-Ball Winners

*The AnitoKid at Hardball

"We are numero uno with The AnitoKid!"

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