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August 11, 2007

ABF Holds 5th Annual Tournament

Contributed by Arch. Rex Tamase, BS Architecture

The Architects’ Badminton Federation celebrated its 4th Anniversary by holding the 5th Annual Tournament on August 11, 2007 at the Centro Atletico Badminton Courts in Quezon City. Launched in August 2, 2003, the first ABF tournament was held in October 2003 at the Tagaytay Highlands, which coincided with the 12th UAP National Conference of Architects in Tagaytay City.

UAP Vice President Manny Fernando (Area B) graced the opening ceremonies, while former Indonesian national players Rudy Wijaya and Tik Mei played an exhibition game against Brandon Chan and former Chinese national player Lili Wang.

The winners are:

Class A1 - Mitch Begonia/McCoy Cuisia (Champions), Joey Mendoza/Jun Fetalvero (Runners-up);
Class A2 – Melvin Pagdato/Rowell Bautista (Champions), Seth Herrera/Arman Carlos (Runners-up);

Class B1 – Kokoy Bernardo/Sonny Soriano (Champions), Raymond Dizon/Jun Bulaong (Runners-up);
Class B2 – Joenel Kho/Aleck Africa (Champions), Romeo Vinco/ Rainier Paywan (Runners-up);

Power Ladies – GG Dianzon/Lucille Chua (Champions), Mich de Guzman/Pam Agabin (Runners-up);

Class C1 – Richard Garcia/Albert Ong (Champions), Albert Uy/Bing Castillo (Runners-up);
Class C2 – Raymond Fariñas/Melvin Zabat (Champions), Sam Dizon/Rene Pineda (Runners-up);
Class C Mixed – Lora Rivera/Tony Peñarroyo (Champions), Anna Gatchalian/Roger Ong (Runners-up).

All class champions and runners-up took home trophies and cash prizes. Architects Melvin Pagdato and Rowell Bautista won all-expense paid trips to Bangkok, Thailand in a special raffle for class champions. The Bangkok trips are courtesy of Urban Hardware/Kenzai Tiles.

The tournament was sponsored by Boysen Paints, Moldex Pipes, Unitec Pipes, Bradnams Windows, HCG, American Standard, Kuysen, and Urban Hardware/Kenzai Tiles, and supported by Matwood, Firefly/Royu, Concrete Ventures, Casa Electrica, Kent Vinyl Tiles, Hyvolt Integrated Electric, Centro Ceramica, City Trade, Main Hardware, MortaBond/VersaBoard, and Increte.

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