by Marlon Bernardino
Raffy Septimo defeated Ryan Manglicmot, 7-3, to rule the Makati Pool Players Association (MAPPA) Predator-Volturi 10-Ball Cup 2019 on Sunday at the AMF-Puyat Superbowl and Billiards Center, Makati Cinema Square in Makati City.
Septimo outlasted Manglicmot in a thrilling finale to complete a tournament sweep and bag the P40,000 prize plus Predator Roadline Sneaky Pete, Volturi Cue Case and an elegant MAPPA Trophy in the event backed up by Mr. Nino Lopez, distributor of Wilde Blu Chalk in the Philippines and Indonesia as well Volturi Custom Cases PH, Predator, Chili Juan, Puyat Sports, Jun Cornista of Peri Cue, DubShop, Stanson, Gab Pigmentation and world renowed blogger Leslie "Anitokid" Mapugay.
It is also supported by long-time billiards patron sportsman/businessman Aristeo “Putch” Puyat and DMC Entertainment and Production management boss Jesse Gonzales Cambosa Sr. and sanctioned by the Games and Amusements Board (GAB) which attracted 242 pool players.
Manglicmot received P20,000 runner-up prize plus Peri Cue and MAPPA Trophy for his effort.
The pride of Antipolo City Septimo also downed Rey Calanao, 6-4, in the Round of 16; Rennel Dugos, 6-3, in the quarterfinal; and tournament director Patrick Clavel, 6-4, in the semifinal.
Rounding up to the top 16-circle are Ronnel Manuel, Patrick Clavel, Jaime Evangelista, Rennel Dugos, Gerome Gamuac, Jesse Gonzales, Vicoy Trinidad, Wilson Hernandez, Marlon Borres, Rey Calanao, Ding Ricohermoso, Bren Cruz, Mike Yu and Jessie Gante.
Dubshop Shootout Champion is Floriza "Phoy" Andal while Grand Raffle Winner of Rusi Motorcycle is Wilson Hernandez and Aircon Unit winner is Paeng Gonzalez.
No less than two-time World Champion Rubilen Amit led the closing rites.
The 2019 Makati Pool Players Association (MAPPA) board of directors is composed of Arvin T. Arceo (President), Gerald R. Novales (Vice-President), Cheward B. Bonode (Treasurer), James Torres (Secretary), Jerome Intac (Auditor), Patrick L. Clavel (Tournament Director) and Leslie "Anitokid" Mapugay (Public Relations Officer).-Marlon Bernardino-