Viilar Foundation’s Villards Cup 2012: Honing the skills of young, talented billiards enthusiast
October 15, 2012
Several years ago, while having a vacation in Baguio I had a chance to play billiards in Green Valley’s clubhouse. My brother taught me the basics on playing billiards. And during that time, I never knew that it will be one of the competitive sports among Filipinos.
Billards is popular among sports-minded peeps, especially the youth who are looking after the legends in this sports. We have a lot of talents like Dennis Orcullo, Francisco “Django” Bustamante, Efren “Bata” Reyes, Ronnie “The Volcano” Alcano to name a few.
The government must supported billiards because there’s a lot of potential in this field. With a proper training and funds, we can created new champions in this kind of sports.
The Villar Foundation spearheaded by Senator Manny Villar and Las Pinas Representative Cynthia Villar in 1992. They decided to put up Villards Cup in 2008. Their objective is to gather talented amateur players and play with pioneer billiards champion.
One of the foundation’s advocacies is the sports development throughout the country. With their sports programs like Sports sa Barangay, football clinics, and other activities that a lot of people, most especially the younger generation will benefit this program . Villar Foundation also organized this kind of sports competition in major key cities in the country.
Here are the list of winners during Villards Cup 2012:
Champion – Edgie Geronimo of Marilao
Runner-ups: 1st placer – Eduardo Lim of Meycauayan 2nd placer – Resty Labastida of Bocaue 3rd placer – Roberto Bilicario of Sta. Maria 4th placer – Kennet Matheu Garcia of Marilao 5th placer – Marlon Glinogo of Bulacan 6th placer – Jonas Paolo Ramos of Baliwag 7th placer – William Trinidad of Angat
During the 1st day of the said tourney,well known billiard legends Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes, Francisco ‘Django’ Bustamante, Ronnie ‘The Volcano’ Alcano and Dennis ‘Robocop’ Orcollo played an exhibition game.
The next day, they played along with Villards Cup 2012’s champion Edgie Geronimo who hailed from Marilao and 2nd placer Eduardo Lim of Meycauayan.
The Villards Cup is a project of the Villar Foundation, in collaboration with Starmall, Puyat Sports and Billiards Managers and Players Association of the Philippines.