2 Malaybalay teams, 16 others, celebrity guests join 3rd Diyandi Ultimate Frisbee

ILIGAN CITY (September 13, 2011) —Heads!

The 3rd Diyandi Ultimate Frisbee Tournament in Iligan City was graced with game enthusiasts, as well as really strong contenders and participating teams, nineteen (19) all in all, from Bacolod City, Butuan City, Cabadbaran City, Cagayan de Oro City, Davao City, Dumaguete City, Gingoog City, Iligan City, Initao, Jasaan, Lugait, Malaybalay City, and Naawan. Six out of these nineteen teams, were all from Iligan City.Games held from September 10-11 were grueling but the strongest of the lot, the Iligan Red Horses team of Iligan City and Nayagak team of Cagayan de Oro City came out victorious after the two-day intense plays at the Global Field Suarez, Iligan City. The tournament, also hosted by the Iligan Ultimate Red Horses Association, was one of the highlights in the celebration of the Diyandi Festival of the city.

The participating teams were categorized into Pool A and Pool B, thus, the two champions for each pool. Rules followed for the games are those recognized by the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF), and each team used the game format 4:3 (male:female).

In the championship rounds in Pool A, fighting for the lead were teams Hot Ultimate Boys And Girls (HUBAG) of Jasaan-Cagayan de Oro and team RH of Iligan, wrapping-up with a 9-15 score. Mondragon team of Dumaguete, placed 2nd runner up, followed by Davao Disc Squad (DDS), in the 3rd runner up position.

Category Pool B yielded Nayagak of Cagayan de Oro as champions, beating Ultimate Black and Yellow (UBY) of Iligan with a score of 6-15. Fighting for third place in this pool were Cabadbaran team (winner) from Agusan del Norte and Initao team from Misamis Oriental.

Guest players from Manila and Cebu, including celebrities Derek Ramsay and Will Steedman played for the host team. Anna Sheila Orongan, one of the event’s main organizers, said that these guests were either taught by the team or vice versa.

Actor Derek Ramsay, during the Awarding and Socials Night on Sunday, pledged to return for next year’s Diyandi Tournament, even throwing back a playful question to the crowd: “Who would you like me to bring next year?”. The crowd amused, responded variedly, saying they would like him to bring Angelica Panganiban, Anne Curtis, Sharon Cuneta, ‘Pokwang’ and Reema Changco among others. To which Ramsay jokingly added that the organizers will have to pay for professional fees of those stars mentioned. (Bukidnon News)

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2 Responses

  1. It’s NAYAGAK! not NAGAYAK… baliktad lang ng KAGAYAN… lol

  2. Hi Sai,

    Thanks!

    We will correct this. Our Apologies.

    – The Editor

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