The last day of August has been the most awaited day of badminton enthusiasts in the maritime industry as it is again the day of the annual badminton competition. Friendly, healthy and full of fun as regarded, the 2008 badminton tournament gathered more participants this year with 236 players from the members of the three (3) participating Manning Associations – Filipino Association for Mariners’ Employment, Inc. (FAME), International Maritime Association of the Philippines (INTERMAP) and Philippine Association of Manning Agencies and Ship Managers Inc. (PAMAS). 

 
The heavens itself blessed the event with a sunny weather which favored much the organizers and all the participants after the anticipated typhoon on that weekend. The newly found venue which is the Zone Badminton Sports Center located at Malugay St., corner Buendia Bel Air Makati City was overwhelming with energy and excitement from all participants and expectators. 
 
Engr. Sammuel T. Lim, FAME President and Atty. Vincent C. Miranda, PAMAS President officially opened the game and welcomed the participants with a sweet reminder to the players to have fun and injury-free tournament. The program was also highlighted with the message and presence from Mr. Jake Robillo of SMART Communications Inc., who also served the ceremonial toss with Engr. Lim and Atty. Miranda. 
 
Capt. Reynaldo Casareo, one of the Directors of FAME, who is known for being athletic and sports enthusiast, led the players in praying the Oath of Sportsmanship. 
 
The elimination matches started at exactly 8:00 am occupying the 14 courts of the Zone Badminton Sports Center. The energy and excitement heated more in the championship rounds as the finalists played their best skill to win the grand titles. 
 
The official winners are as follows: 
 
MEN’S DOUBLES
 
Level A 
 
CHAMPION
Mr. Rafael Santiago
Mr. Atanasius Gallardo
C.F. Sharp Crew Mgt, Inc. 
 
1ST RUNNER-UP 
Mr. Choi Herrera
Atty. Vincent Miranda
Oriental Ship Mgt., Co. Inc. / St. Vincent Shipping Inc. 
 
Level B
 
CHAMPION
Mr. Jun Calica
Mr. Raymond Zamora 
Smart Communications, Inc. 
 
1ST RUNNER-UP 
Mr. Fabbie Pasion 
Mr. Robert Lopez
Magsaysay Maritime Corp.
 
Level C
 
CHAMPION
Mr. Rowell Lagsit 
Mr. Geoffrey Eguia
NYK-FIL Ship Management, Inc. 
 
1ST RUNNER-UP 
Mr. Charlie Nerida
Mr. Brianne Pimentel
Multinational Maritime, Inc.
 
Level D
 
CHAMPION
Mr. Ronald Palma
Mr. Karl Hanz Radam
OSG Ship Mgt Manila, Inc. 
 
1ST RUNNER UP
Mr. Roniel Diosto
Mr. Rey Danganan
C.F. Sharp Crew Mgt, Inc. 
 
Level E
 
CHAMPION
Mr. Luis De Guzman
Mr. BJ De Guzman
NYK-FIL Ship Mgt, Inc. 
 
1ST RUNNER UP
 
Mr. Dem Agudo
Mr. Francis Dela Vega
Magsaysay Maritime Corp. 
 
Level F
 
CHAMPION
Capt. Vicente Dayo
Mr. RV Dayo
BSM Crew Service Center Philippines, Inc. 
 
1ST RUNNER UP
Mr. Rommel Yodico
Mr. Dudes Castro
Stolt-Nielsen Transport Group
 
Level G
 
CHAMPION
Mr. Christopher Adriano
Mr. Jhon Esmale
BW Shipping Philippines, Inc.
 
1ST RUNNER UP
Mr. Enrique Alulod
Mr. Antonino Mabanta
BW Shipping Philippines, Inc.
 
Level H
 
CHAMPION
Mr. Oscar Bornea
Mr. Rodolfo Gamozo
Sealanes Marine Services, Inc. 
 
1ST RUNNER UP
 
Mr. William Malaluan
Mr. Job Oliva
C.F. Sharp Crew Mgt, Inc. 
 
MIXED DOUBLES
 
Level A
 
CHAMPION
Mr. Jake Robillo
Ms. Belen Salonga
Smart Communications, Inc.
 
1ST RUNNER-UP
Mr. Lawrence Ato
Ms. Marellcel Sophie Sta. Cruz
MAAP
 
Level B
 
CHAMPION
Mr. John Rey Sencida
Ms. Lilibeth Ramos
Magsaysay Maritime Corp. 
 
1ST RUNNER-UP
Mr. Mark Tambolero
Ms. Millet David-Guerrero
NYK-FIL Ship Mgt., Inc.
 
Level C
CHAMPION
Mr. Elvis Salindo
Ms. Cecille Lira
BW Shipping Philippines, Inc. 
 
1ST RUNNER-UP
Mr. Romel Fabros
Ms. Angelica Laderas
Stolt-Nielsen Transport Group
 
Level D
 
CHAMPION
Mr. Jordan Paglomotan
Ms. Malou Esbino
Virjen Shipping Corp./Filipinos Crown
 
1ST RUNNER-UP
Mr. Alain Garillos
Ms. Jacqueline Labatorio
Phil. Transmarine Carriers, Inc.
 
Level E
 
CHAMPION
Mr. Andy Amoguis
Ms. Chona Gomez
BW Shipping Philippines, Inc.
 
1ST RUNNER-UP
Mr. Angelo Saul
Ms. Michellin Furtos
Phil. Transmarine Carriers, Inc. 
 
Level F
 
CHAMPION
Mr. Villawyl Villanueva
Ms. Marichu Ty
OSG Ship Mgt., Manila, Inc.
 
1ST RUNNER-UP
Mr. Edwin Eraga
Ms. Therese Magbanua
NYK-FIL Ship Mgt., Inc.
 
Level G
 
CHAMPION
Mr. Victor Chua
Ms. Majell Prado
Southfield Agencies, Inc. 
1ST RUNNER-UP
Mr. Donald Bautista
Ms. Mary Grace Andulan
Marlow Navigation Phils., Inc.
 
LADIES’ DOUBLES
 
Level A1
 
CHAMPION
Ms. May Gomez
Ms. Maris Buenafe
Magsaysay Maritime Corp. 
 
1ST RUNNER-UP
 
(DEFAULT) 
 
Level A2
 
CHAMPION
Ms. Maria Fe Ugto
Ms. Michelle Castro
MAAP
 
1ST RUNNER-UP
Ms. Racquel Lamson 
Ms. Michelle Sarmiento
MAAP
 
Level B
 
CHAMPION
Ms. Berna Perez
Ms. Ging Sapanta
Magsaysay Maritime Corp. 
 
1ST RUNNER-UP
Ms. Pattinor Pawid
Ms. Anabelle Surio
OSM Maritime Services, Inc. 
 
Level C
 
CHAMPION
Ms. Leila Vicente
Ms. Maya Ramos
BSM Crew Service Center Philippines, Inc. 
 
1ST RUNNER-UP
Ms. Gina Valencia
Ms. Aurita Milanco
C.F. Sharp Crew Mgt. Inc. 
 
Level D
 
CHAMPION
Ms. Ma. Theresa Tamano
Ms. Armi Sioson 
BW Shipping Philippines, Inc.
 
1ST RUNNER-UP
Ms. Mercie Elman
Ms. Chona Bautista
C.F. Sharp Crew Mgt, Inc. 
 
Level E
 
CHAMPION
Ms. Juliet Leonardo
Ms. Mary Montano
Stolt-Nielsen Transport Group
 
1ST RUNNER-UP
Ms. Jennie Marcelo
Ms. Barbie Cutad
Stolt-Nielsen Transport Group
 
Level F
 
CHAMPION
Ms. Jennylyn Almazan
Ms. Annalyn Monsanto
Virjen Shipping Corporation
 
1ST RUNNER-UP
Ms. Ma. Donna Elizaga
Ms. Mirasol Pastrano
OSG Ship Mgt Manila, Inc. 
 
The following sponsors were also recognized from time to time during the entire day for their valuable support to the event and for making it possible for the Associations to bring the members a badminton tournament as unique, as full of fun and as fulfilling tournament each year. 
 
Major Sponsors
SMART LINK
Procter & Gamble Philippines 
 
Patron Sponsors
Bright Maritime Corporation
Marlow Navigation
Physician's Diagnostic Services Center
Island Overseas Transport Corporation
Philippine Seafarers Union (PSU-ITF)
International Seamen's Labor Union (ISLA)
Magsaysay Employees, Crew and Allotees Development Cooperative (MECADEC)
 
Special Sponsors
Philippine Airlines
Sagrada Corazon Medical Services
Abaccus Distributions Inc.
Crew Care Inc.
Stolt-Nielsen Transport Group Inc
Magsaysay Maritime Corporation
Cargo Safeway
NYK-FIL Ship Mgt. Inc. 
 
Once again, the tournament was another successful joint activity of FAME and PAMAS-INTERMAP and with the members expectantly looking forward to another match next year, the Organizers only hope to host a more memorable and rewarding badminton tournament in 2009.