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Thirty-two of the top shooters in Metro Manila all converged and went head-to-head during the Toby’s X adidas Shootout King Finals last July 7, 2019, at the Toby’s Sports Flagship store in BGC.
The throne, the P 50,000 prize, and the trophy in full display.
For the entire month of June, hundreds of shooters from across Metro Manila put their shooting skills to the test as they looked to qualify for the tournament. At the end of the month when the dust finally settled, only the Top 32 shooters were left standing.
The Top 32 qualifiers posing for the camera before the start of the tournament.
Toby Claudio, President of Quorum International Inc., and Tim Abella, Head of Wholesale for adidas Philippines were on hand to witness the event and congratulate the finalists.
Bright Akhuetie, the University of the Philippines’ star center and 2018 UAAP Most Valuable Player also made an appearance during the event to give the shootout challenge a try. Bright also took some time to speak to his fans and share some words of encouragement to the shooters competing in the tournament.
Bright Akhuetie posing with Toby P. Claudio and Tim Abella
The tournament was filled with action and excitement as each of the competitors, clad in their adidas shirts and sneakers, got their chance to stake their claim to the throne. As players started getting eliminated one by one, the tension in the Toby’s Sports Flagship Store PlayZone began to build up.
The tension reached its peak as the final four competitors remained.
First up was the battle for third place between rank no. 11 Rommel Luna against the rank no. 32 Jezreel Carag. It was an intense battle and it really showed as the fatigue got to Jezreel, opening the door for Rommel. Rommel took full advantage of this and nabbed the third place spot for the tournament.
Benjie Peralta prepares to take a shot on the left wing.
Finalist Benjie Peralta, one of two lefties who competed in the tournament impressed when he put in a near-perfect score of 23 points in the third round of the tournament.
Jonathan Constantino was all smiles during the event as he bagged the crown and the cash prize.
However, the star of the night was Jonathan Constantino, the # 2 ranked player in the tournament, and the other player who made it to finals. Jonathan was a model of consistency for the entire tournament, as he continuously scored north of 18 points for every round. He ultimately set the pressure on in the Finals as he put up 21 points; a point total Benjie Peralta was unable to overcome and eventually led Jonathan to earn the title of the Toby’s X adidas Shootout King and the PHP 50,000 grand prize.
Jonathan Constantino celebrating his victory while posing for a photo with Toby Claudio, Benjie Peralta (2nd place), Rommel Luna (3rd place), and Tim Abella.