Hempel, KFMMC, Zamil, Vallorec clinch Kingdom Dream Games openers



DAMMAM: ARAB NEWS

Published — Friday 22 February 2013

Last update 22 February 2013 3:55 am

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The Kingdom Dream Games 2013 opened last Friday to mark the return of big-time basketball in the Eastern Province, with more than 40 teams turning out for the traditional parade at the Al Nahda Sports Club.
Hempel Paints, KFMMC, Zamil Offshore Company, Vallorec and Dammam All-Star are among the opening day winners. Preceding the games is the opening ceremony in which POLO OWWA Eastern Region Welfare Officer Emmanuel Toledo was the chief guest. The other guests that attended the event were Hempel Senior Area Manager P. Ramprasath, NCB Quickpay’s Remittance Supervisor Hussain Mahdi Al Hadban, Remittance Customer Service agent Zandren Gem Maralit Del Mundo and Land Bank of the Philippines Marketing Supervisor Alvin Palaypayon.
King Fahad Military Medical Complex was adjudged as the most organized team while ACGC Company won the Best in Uniform award.
The participating teams are as follows:
Premier League Division — FAEC, NPC, Bangus Restaurant, ARCC-EEI, Flash Cargo Riyadh All Star
Non-Rated A Division — Pampanga Falcons, Al Khobar Warriors of Tito Pineda, FAEC junior team, Jakals, IPSA Parents, Petrofac Notorious of Danny Quachon
Non-Rated B Division — UD Wolves, ISO Shooters, Dammam All Star, CIASI, Chance Team, GEYAD For Pressure Vessels & Still Building, STC.
Inter-Company 1 Division — Zamil Offshore Company, Petromin Oil, Hempel Paints, Al Hajry Co., Vallorec Company, Saudi Diesel Co.
Inter-Company 2 Division — KFMMC, ACGC Company, COSMA Company, NESMA Company, Hyper Panda Superstore, Al Nahda Group, Easternpak Company.
Inter-Company 3 Division — RHM Company, Petrofac Company, Mustang, Bai Aluminum Co., Abdul Karim Co., Al Khorayef Co.
Above 40 Division — IPSA Alamat, Sigma Paints, Khobar Warriors, Dallah All Star, Al Hajry, STC
This four and a half months competition is sponsored by Hempel Paints Saudi Arabia (Golden Sponsor), NCB Quickpay, Land Bank of the Philippines and Bangus Restaurant (Silver Sponsors), Trans Saudi Travel & Tour Agency (Bronze Sponsor), McDonald’s, Aujan and Almarai
Hempel Paint easily won its first match against hapless rival Petromin Oil of team manager Wilson Butch Pablo. The Hempel combo of power forward Maribao, Boado, Dizon, Caritativo and Tantay beat the lights out of Petromin starters Nuqui, Gutierez, Jaso, Anonuevo and Moraca. The first half ended 64-38 to Hempel.
Petromin Oil team chief Pablo was philosophical about the result. “We have done our part. Winning is only a secondary thing in our aim. What matters most is all of my charges feel that they were here to enjoy the game. This is only a first defeat, not yet end of the world,” he said.
Picked as FABA Best Player of the game was Maribao who said “We are all inspired because of the support and concern of our management. We will continue our mission to sweep the eliminations.”
Game results:
Hempel 64 Petromin Oil 38, KFMMC 84 ACGC 63, Zamil Offshore 68 Saudi Diesel 55, Dammam All-Star 84 Chance Team 80, Vallorec 73 Al Hajry 55
Games today:
7 a.m. Petromin Oil vs. Saudi Diesel 8:30 a.m. KFMMC vs. Easternpak 10 a.m. Abdul Karim vs. RHM 11:30 a.m. Hempel Paints vs Vallorec 1 p. m. Petrofac vs. Mustang 2:30 p.m. Pampanga Falcon vs. FAEC junior 4 p.m. Zamil Offshore vs. Al Hajry 5:30 p.m. Nesma vs. ACGC

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