The master-planned Georgia by Vista Estates hosted the intense and thrilling Ultimate Frisbee action as teams compete for the Huck O Hulyo Year 12 tournament held at Savannah Football Field this July 8-9.
A total of eight teams from Manila, Iloilo, and around Panay Island showcased their ultimate frisbee skills and athleticism as they battled for the title in the 2-day competition.
Huck O Hulyo is Iloilo’s annual Ultimate Frisbee Invitational Tournament. It is a Philippine Flying Disc Association (PFDA) sanctioned event that highlights different teams around the region and country.
Ultimate Frisbee, which often is simply called ‘Ultimate’, combines elements of football and soccer while participants huck (or fling) a plastic disc up and down the field, looking to find their opponents’ end zone.
The game is participated by seven players on each team when on the field, while it is five against five when played on the beach.
Here are the eight teams that competed in the tournament: Fusion Ultimate (Iloilo), Boracay, Shake and Bake (Mixed), Bingawan Spirits (Bingawan, Iloilo), Disc Connected (Calinog, Iloilo), Chuables, Ringer Legends (Mixed), and Mandarayu (Metro Manila).
“There’s a balance of competitiveness and what we call ‘spirit of the game.’ This is the only sport that’s not refereed. It’s self-officiated without sacrificing the competitivenes. So you see the integrity, honesty and pagtutulungan ng mga players,” said Cess Trinidad, player of Fusion Iloilo and one of the organizers.
“It’s fun! The community, camaraderie, and the values you get in this sport will shape you in the field itself and in real life,” added Sheila Tupas, one of players and organizers.
Huck O Hulyo 12 Winners and Awardees
The thrilling Ultimate Frisbee action ended in Day 2 of Huck O Hulyo year 12 with teams Boracay and Fusion winning the championship in their pools in the tournament held at Savannah Football Field, Georgia by Vista Estates.
Finals MVPs Paul Mariano and Roselyn Taneo led the Boracay team to victory in the Pool A against contender Shake & Bake who took the 2nd place. Chuables was the 3rd placer while Bingawan Spirits placed got the 4th place.
In the Pool B, Fusion was led by Finals MVPs Neco Tupas and Cess Trinidad to win the title in their match against 2nd placer Ringer Legends. Mandarayu and Disc Connected got the 3rd and 4th places, respectively.
Here’s the full list of winners and awardees:
1ST – BORACAY TEAM
2ND – SHAKE AND BAKE
3RD – CHUABLES
4TH – BINGAWAN SPIRITS
POOL A – MYTHICAL 7
1 PAUL MARIANO – BORACAY
2 GELO SUAREZ – CHUABLES
3 MAX SUMBI – BORACAY
4 JEFF DELA CERNA – SHAKE & BAKE
5 YVONNE LAMIGO – SHAKE & BAKE
6 JEANREY CAANDE – BINGAWAN SPIRITS
7 INGRID MAMING – BORACAY
FINALS MVP POOL A
M PAUL MARIANO – BORACAY
F ROSELYN TANEO – BORACAY
POOL A MVP
M JM SACAPANO – BORACAY
F YSA CHUA – CHUABLES
1ST – FUSION
2ND – RINGER LEGENDS
3RD – MADARAYU
4TH – DISC CONNECTED
POOL B – MYTHICAL 7
1 CHRISTIAN SOGANDE – DISC CONNECTED
2 CHRISTIAN LERIDA – MANDARAYU
3 ALEXANDER SUPERIO – FUSION
4 NECO TUPAS – FUSION
5 YRECA LEGAYADA – RINGER LEGENDS
6 JESUREN SUPERIO – FUSION
7 LYNN LISONDRA – MANDARAYU
FINALS MVP POOL B
M NECO TUPAS – FUSION
F CESS TRINIDAD – FUSION
POOL B MVP
M ZWO JAVIER – RINGER LEGENDS
F CHARLYN SO – MANDARAYU
MOST SPIRITED TEAM
Once again, Georgia by Vista Estates hosted the event at their international standard-sized Savannah Football Field.
Georgia by Vista Estates is a 500-hectare master-planned community by Vista Land spanning over the towns of Oton, Pavia and San Miguel. Replicating its namesake in the United States, it is envisioned to be the biggest lifestyle destination in Iloilo with its new central business districts of Atlanta, Savannah, and Augusta which will feature vertical and horizontal residences, and a central lifestyle hub in the middle of a sprawling estate.