Now that he is back in Gensan and Sarangani province, Manny Pacquiao in partnership with the National Darts Federation of the Philippines (NDFP) and the local government of General Santos City, is sponsoring the biggest dart tournament in the history of Philippine darts the- Manny Pacquiao P5 Million International Darts Classic on November 27-30, 2009 at the air-conditioned GenSan Gymnasium in Barangay Lagao.
For its inception this year, Manny is giving out a record cash prize of five (5) million pesos. This is quite historical and a record-breaking number for Phillipine darts and a very attractive come-on for darters all around the globe.
According the the organizer’s website:
Manny believes the Filipino darters are competent players that can make a name in the International dart scene with the proper support, encouragement and exposure. True to his words, the record cash prize of five million pesos is more than an encouragement but a motivation to strive for excellence. His tournaments since last year has been an inspiration to darters starting with the P300,000 Pacman I and II Series of 2008 culminating in the unprecedented Manny Pacquiao 2 Million Darts Classic in December of 2008. This year started with the support to the USA based Filipino darters with the $30,000 Pacmania I and the $100,000 Pacmania II while training in the USA. These were followed by the P300,000 in Malungon, Sarangani and the P300,000 in Alabel, Sarangani tournaments in the last few months.
The same release continued that “the level of competition will be extraordinarily high” with more foreign players and a “vastly improved” pool of local dart players. Consider these events and their corresponding prizes:
- The Open Singles event has a total cash prize of 2M with the champion winning P700,000.
- Up for grabs in the Fix Four-Person Team event is P800,000 total cash prize with P300,000 going to the champion.
- The Fix Doubles will carry P500,000 in total prizes and the champions pocketing P120,000.
- On tap for the Classified Draw events are the Doubles with P500,000, Triples with 501,000 and the Four -Person with P500,000 (new event). The Free-Registration Youth Singles P20,000 and another new event the Non-Classified , no ranking points Seniors Singles P29,000 and the P150,000 Ladies Singles. The cash prizes for most of the non-singles events goes up to the top 128 players.
Here is the schedule of the Manny Pacquiao P5 Million International Dart Classic events:
See you at the gym then!
wow …. talaga naman ang gensan …. bigatin umpisa palang yan mga chong…. pero bakit november 27-30, 2009 and date tapos na ba …????? 2010 na ngayon … abel baka tama ka o ako nagkamali he he he, your’e doin a great job … keep it up..
@yetmac, last year pa po iyan. BAhaw na ang balitang ito.
So sorry to miss the tourney. Maybe Mr. Pacquiao can sponsor one to be held in greater Manila area. I for one was not able to go to Gen San being Bicol-based and the travel expenses is way out of my pockets’ reach. Holding a tournament in Manila would surely be welcomed by Mr. Pacquiao’s fans in Luzon.
We are proud of you — Mr. MANNY PACQUIAO — .Many thanks to all the support you have been giving to NDF and all darter afficionados.
Sir Good Day!!! May i know the result of this event?,,, any info pls..tnx!!!
Kodus to Manny Pacquaio! This is BIG for Gensan and for the whole Philippines as well! Manny certainly knows how to pay it forward. I’m sure,with the talents of our pinoy darters,his support will go a long way…In no time,Philippines will produce a world champion in darts! for more new about Philippine darting scene,please visit http://www.dartspinot.blogspot.com
Mabuhay ang Pinoy!
I commend fellow General Manny Pacquiao for this sports initiative. This will contribute to the positive image promotion of Socsksargen region in partcular and of Mindanao in general.
nice tourney….hamakin nyo it’s an INTERNATIONAL EVENT gaganapin sa GENSAN?
whoooa! unta daghang langyaw muapil aning duwaa…
Goodluck to all the contestants…
Grabe talaga si MANNY!
For sure dami pa darating investments sa GENSAN courtesy of the PACQUIAOS!
It is nice to know that Manny gives back to the community whether in sports, real estate investments, charity work, etc. for the improvement of his kababayans. Though he may not be “fully equipped” education-wise to run for congressman, he knows the grassroots. So to speak, “action speaks louder than words.” The only thing is, I hope he will not be influenced by some politicians who might take advantage of his naivete and generosity to promote their own agenda.
Go, Manny go! – we are so proud of you here in California!
Avel: Thanks for the updates, you’re doing a great job informing us about GenSan…
omg!ang laki mg prize!
this will attract more tourists at the same time showcasing filipino talents in darts…
Sarap sanan sumali..wala lang ako RF! hahaha!
Wow, a great news for dart fans.
Hope everything will go well.
bigatin tlga si pacman! laki naman ng premyo. gensan will be on the limelight again with this big event.