Thursday, May 9, 2013

2013 Bohol Dragon Boat Race Winners


Dept of Tourism Central Visayas Regional Director Rowena "Weng" Montecillo together with Judy Quiachon strike a pose with the Bohol Paddler's Association dragon boat team. Also seen is Rey Tirol, one of the group's pillars and founders

The presence of the Department of Tourism and the enthusiastic support given by the DOT Region 7 Director Rowena Montecillo to the four- day event is already indicative of the potential of the event to draw in tourists and visitors. 

Thank you Ms Weng and to your staff for the assistance and the support

Prayer before the Race

The recently- concluded 2nd Cobra- International Dragon Boat Federation International Club Crew Challenge held in Dauis, Bohol truly lived up to its billing as the hottest and most exciting sporting spectacle to hit the province this summer

BPA Ladies surely  know how to beat the heat

HUGE TURNOUT

The event drew more than 600 paddlers from 14 dragon boat teams, team managers and sponsors from all over the country. 

The Philippine Dragon Boat Federation (PDBF) came in full force and led by its president, Marcia Cristobal.


The two- day hostilities that consisted of eight final races in three categories saw frenzied action from the competing teams that included champion teams Philippine Army and Philippine Navy. 



When the waters had quieted down and the paddles had been hauled away for safekeeping, everyone was in for a pleasant surprise. 

The much - anticipated neck-and- neck race for the overall championship between the highly- rated teams didn't materialize. 


NEW CHAMPIONS:

Coming out from nowhere to claim the Overall Championship was the Philippine Coast Guard followed closely by the Cinderella runner up finish of Lake Buhi Dragon Boat Team, composed of humble fishermen from Buhi, Camarines Sur. 


IMPRESSIVE DEBUT FROM BOHOL

The neophyte teams from Bohol didn't disappoint either. Three of their four teams landed in the Top Four of their respective race categories. 

Disbelief and doubts turned into instant respect and adulation with their impressive showing in their first ever PDBF- sanctioned dragon boat regatta. 


Butuan City's Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU) Dragon Boat Team, composed of young college students, did well also and were the certified darlings of the crowd for their good- looking paddlers who were so disciplined and focused in their races. take a bow young men and women from FSUU. 


Here are the official complete final results of the event:

PDBF FINAL RESULTS

There are eight official races in a PDBF- sanctioned race under three distance categories:

1.Long Distance                       2000 Meters
a)       2000 M Open Event Long Distance
b)       2000 M Mixed Event Long Distance

2.Middle Distance        500 Meters

a)       500 M Women’s Small Boat Sprints
b)       500 M Mixed Standard Boat Middle Distance Event
c)       500 M Open Standard Boat Middle Distance Event

3.Sprints                      200 Meters

a)       200 M Mixed Standard Boat Sprints
b)       200 M Open Standard Boat Sprints
c)       200 M Women’s Small Boat Sprints

2000 Meter Long Distance Category

2000 M Open Event Long Distance

Rank
Team
Time
1st
Lake Buhi
9:13.48
2nd
Philippine Army
9:33.11
3rd
Philippine Navy
9:48.81
4th
Onslaught Racing Dragons
10:03.07

2000 M Mixed Event Long Distance

Rank
Team
Time
1st
Lake Buhi
9:33.14
2nd
Philippine Coast Guard
9:36.45
3rd
Philippine Navy
9:41.45
4th
Triton A
10:14.89

500 Meter Middle Distance Category

500 M Women’s Small Boat Sprints

Rank
Team
Time
1st
Philippine Coast Guard
02:27.78
2nd
Triton A
02:31.01
3rd
Triton B
02:45.19
4th
Rowers’ Club Philippine Sea Dragon (RCPSD)
02:48.00

500 M Mixed Standard Boat Middle Distance Event

Rank
Team
Time
1st
Philippine Coast Guard
02:00.00
2nd
Philippine Navy
02:00.69
3rd
Triton A
02:03.72
4th
Lake Buhi
02:06.31

500 M Open Standard Boat Middle Distance Event

Rank
Team
Time
1st
Lake Buhi
01:56.42
2nd
Philippine Army
01:57.26
3rd
Philippine Navy
01:57.90
4th
Bohol Crabhouse
02:05.86

200 Meter Sprint Category
200 M Mixed Standard Boat Sprints

Rank
Team
Time
1st
Philippine Coast Guard
00:44.52
2nd
Lake Buhi
00:45.94
3rd
Philippine Navy
00:48.24
4th
Triton A
00:50.44

 200 M Open Standard Boat Sprints

Rank
Team
Time
1st
Philippine Army
00:41.27
2nd
Lake Buhi
00:43..32
3rd
Philippine Navy
00:44.37
4th
Bohol Paddlers Assn 1 (All- Male)
00:54.06

 200 M Women’s Small Boat Sprints

Rank
Team
Time
1st
Philippine Coast Guard
00:58.50
2nd
Philippine Navy
00:58.76
3rd
Triton
00:59.19
4th
Bohol Paddlers Assn 2 (All- Female)
01:05.60

OVERALL RESULTS

Team
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
Total Won
Rank
Philippine Coast Guard
4
1
1

6
1st
Lake Buhi
3
2

1
6
2nd
Philippine Army
1
2


3
3rd
Philippine Navy

2
4


4th
Tritons

1
3
2
6
5th
Bohol Paddlers Assn 1 & 2



2
2
6th
Onslaught Racing Dragons



1
1
7th
Rowers’ Club Philippine Sea Dragons (RCPSD)



1
1
7th
Bohol Crabhouse Team



1
1
7th

Note:  Nine of the 14 teams placed in the different race categories

Smart Communications
Special 200 Meter Open Small Boat Race
“Live More Challenge”

 Rank
Team
Time
1st
Philippine Army
50.36
2nd
Philippine Navy
50.63
3rd
Lake Buhi B
51.87
4th
Onslaught Racing Dragons
52.60

Elimination Round Results
Rounding out the rest of the Top Ten:

Rank
Team
Time
5th
Lake Buhi A
00:53.89
6th
Triton A
00:54.16
7th
Dauis Bellevue A
00:55.14
8th
Dauis Bellevue B
00:55.27
9th
Bohol Crabhouse A
00:55.96
10th
Bohol Paddlers’ Assn 1
00:56.40

Philippine Dragon Boat Federation Race Officials

RACE JURY
1. Marcia S. Cristobal
Chief Official
2. Ruperto Sabijon
Chief Umpire
3. April May Bonoan
Chief Judge

RACE OFFICIALS
1. Rowena Enriquez
Race Director
2. Priscilla Pinky Castillo
Race Secretariat Head
3. Judith Hakim
Chief, Athlete's Control
4. Ma. Ailene Padrones
Chief Boat Marshal
5. Ann-Nga Thi Celis
Asst Race Secretary
6. Nicanor Jasmin              
Asst Umpire
7. Sophia Rae Labayen
Race Announcer

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