Monday, September 24, 2012


STARMALL SAN JOSE DEL MONTE, BULACAN—The spectacular scenery of pine trees and greens provides a fitting backdrop to the billiards tournament at the Starmall Events Center as Villards Cup once again kicks off to further encourage aspiring billiard players. The VILLAR FOUNDATION, led by its Chairman and Managing Director—Senator Manny Villar and former Las Pinas Representative Cynthia Villar, supports grassroots training for up and coming amateur billiard players in the country today as they recently held Villards Cup Billiards at the newly opened Starmall in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan.
Sen. Manny Villar gets the first turn while billiard legends looks on.

Sixteen amateur players from all over the province of Bulacan qualified for the said competition. Philippine Billiard Star Players—Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes, Francisco ‘Django’ Bustamante, Ronnie ‘The Volcano’ Alcano and Dennis ‘Robocop’ Orcollo also graced the said event with awesome exhibition games. “Billiards now matches the popularity of basketball among Filipinos, especially the youth. Support of this sport should be encouraged and enhanced,” said Sen. Villar, who led the ceremonial ‘break’ of the said billiard tournament.
A player picks up the ball from the table pocket.

The Villar Foundation organized the first Villards Cup back in 2008. It aims to provide promising billiard players a venue to participate in a tournament and play against other amateur players alongside veterans and billiard champs.

Blogger Sire Arevalo and Billiard Legend Ronnie Alcano.

“Villards Cup is one of the sports-oriented programs of the Villar Foundation as it encourages youngsters to engage in sports and channel out their excess energy in doing something productive than getting astray or into illegal drugs,” said Mrs. Cynthia Villar, former Las Pinas Representative.  “We hope that through the Villards Cup, we will be able to discover and hone potential amateur billiard players.”

Billiard masters Efren Reyes and Ronnie Alcano played an exhibition game. 

Sports development is only one of the many advocacies of the Villar Foundation. In its two decades of service, various sports programs had been implemented as it continues to tap the youth and support them in footballs clinics and sports leagues among many others.

Senator Manny Villar was welcomed with questions by the members of the press.

The Villards Cup has been staged in key cities of the Philippines and has featured the best Filipino cue artists as it continues to discover and mold potential billiard players of the country.

The Billiard Legends with Sen. Manny Villar.

Big cash prizes were given to the winners, plus a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet the billiard legends of the country today. The Villards Cup is a project of the Villar Foundation in cooperation with Starmall, Puyat Sports and Billiards Managers and Players Association of the Philippines.

List of Winners:

1st place: Edgie Geronimo (Marilao)
2nd place: Eduardo Lim (Meycauayan)
3rd: Resty Labastida (Bocaue)
4th: Roberto Bilicano (Sta. Maria)
5th: Kennet Matheu Garcia (Marilao)
6th: Marlon Glinogo (Bulacan)
7th: Jonas Paolo Ramos (Baliuag)
8th: William Trinidad (Angat)

Mrs. Cynthia Villar with the winners and Billiard legends. 

Purple Plum Fairy thanks The Villar Foundation, Ms. Dulce Morales, and Dennis Esplana.

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