1st Alruists Cup 2017 – a successful gathering of champions

THIS year’s staging of the 1st Alruists Cup was a great success after gathering numerous champions and future table tennis stars from across the country to display excellence, and exhibit prowess in this sport.

Altruists Table Tennis Association of Bacolod, Inc., which spearheaded the undertaking, aimed to provide avenue for potential young players to honed and developed their skills to a highly competitive level for them to compete in the international arena of table tennis.

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Emy Rose Dael, UAAP Season 78 Rookie of the Year and UAAP Season 78 & 80 MVP, speaks during the 1st Alruists Cup opening rites.

Emy Rose Dael, UAAP Season 78 Rookie of the Year and UAAP Season 78 & 80 MVP, shared that being an athlete is not solely about winning games or championships but, about learning process. “The essence of table tennis is the lessons it gives to the players. Lessons that mold people to become better persons not only in sport but in life,” she said.

The ASEAN 2013 doubles champion also stressed that determination is one of the most important lessons this game taught her. “Trusting the process of learning and perseverance to get better every day is what makes a good athlete became greater. Basketball star Kevin Durant once said that – hardwork beats talent when talent fails to work hard. There will always be people who are better than you but that shouldn’t stop you from working hard because they don’t define you as a weak person. Make those people as motivations to try harder and prove them wrong. Believe in yourself. As long as you work hard, you will achieve it,” Dael said.

The young table tennis star also reminded fellow paddler not to compare themselves to others. “This is because neither you have the same struggles. Play your hearts out. You need to think that if you win it, it’s because you deserved it. And, that if you lose, it is part of learning,” she added.

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Results:
Girl’s 6 and under
1st – Shaira Puentespina
2nd – Maikela Cuenca
3rd – Aki DeLeon

Girl’s 8 and under
1st – Nicole Bomban
2nd – Menchie Fate Dizon
3rd – Almeera Bacomo

Boy’s 8 and under
1st – Lance Bodoso
2nd – Harry Bodoso
3rd – Jude Bacos

Girl’s 10 and under
1st – Leslie Faye Dizon
2nd – Lauren Dingson
3rd – Trixie Alarcon

Boy’s 10 and Under
1st – Dirk Atilano
2nd – Sonny Mifa
3rd – Paolo Canalin

Girl’s 12 and under
1st – Kylie Villanueva
2nd – Leslie Faye Dizon
3rd – Nicole Gaspar

Boy’s 12 and Under
1st – John Carl Yanson
2nd – SB Ginete
3rd – Dirk Atilano

Girl’s 14 and Under
1st – Kylie Villanueva
2nd – Stephanie Villanueva
3rd – Kylin Cabrera

Boy’s 14 and Under
1st- Ken Memoria
2nd – Perry Art Zaldivar
3rd – Rinkart Ravelo

Girl’s 16 and Under
1st – Gwen Gaviola
2nd – Angel Puentespina
3rd – Honey Grace Egasan

Boy’s 16 and under
1st – Cristian Crisostomo
2nd – Ken Memoria
3rd – Raymon Gerona

Girl’s 18 and Under
1st – Honey Grace Egasan
2nd – Alyssa Toleco
3rd – Bea Canalin

Boy’s 18 and under
1st – Josh Castro
2nd – Neil Lauren
3rd – Christian Crisostomo

Women’s Open
1st – DLSU/ Altruist 1
2nd – Altruist 2
3rd – Team Ma-ao

Men’s Open
1st – SJI Batch 92/ Altruist
2nd – Bacolod United
3rd – Altruist 2/ Antique

Men’s Composite
1st – SJI Batch 92/ Altruist 1
2nd – Beerpong / Altruust 2
3rd – Bacolod United

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