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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

NMI’s first ‘Bully Show’ draws hundreds of spectators

HUNDREDS of excited spectators flocked to watch the first  PitBull Bully Show at the Garapan Central Park on Saturday afternoon.
Saipan’s Edong Elenzano of El Drako Kennels pats one of his pitbulls before the Bully Show at the Garapan Central Park on Saturday. Photo by Raquel C. Bagnol   The show brought together for the first the best pitbulls from the CNMI and Guam, presented by the Marianas PitBull Alliance and Alpha Dogg Productions of Guam.
Gracing the event to judge the show were Randy Haina from Hawaii American Bully Kennel Club and special guests from Guam: David Crisostomo of Irondogs Pitbull Kennels and Cris Castro of Bullies of Barrigada Heights.
Children and adults alike enjoyed catching a glimpse of the different pitbulls prior to the Bully Show.
The spectators also enjoyed the display of big bikes and big cars outside the Round House where the show was held.
Sponsors for the event are Budweiser, IT&E, Aquarius Beach Hotel, Megavision El Drako Tattoo, Alamo/National Car Rental, J’s Restaurant, Paradise Island Animal Hospital, Power 99, Shell and Saipan Apparel.

The winners for the different categories in Saturday’s first Bully Show who went home with various prizes were:
Standard Pre-Novice Puppy class (3-6 months female)
1st place - El Drako Kennels Zilla’Ani
Standard Pre-Novice Puppy (Class 3-6 months male)
1st place - El Drako Kennel’s Brockzilla (owned by Norman Del Rosario)
Standard Novice Puppy (6-9 months)
1st place - Marianas Pacificu Kennels Amu-Pacqiao
Standard Class (9-12 months)
1st place - Kulan Zamu Kennelz Buddy-Zamo
2nd place - Figu Kennels Chaife-Matatnga                                           
3rd place - Judge (owned by Francis Mendiola)
Standard Class (Junior 1-2 years old)
1st place - El Drako Kennels True Bull “Chubbs”
Standard Adult (2-3 years old)
1st place - El Drako Kennels G-Force aka Junior
2nd place - FPK’s Magas (owner- Ed Guinto)
Standard Senior Class (3 & up years old)
1st place - El Drako kennels Makoa
2nd place - Kulan Zamu Kennelz Bubba Junior
Best Overall Male and Best of Show: Kulan Zamu Kennelz Purple Ribbon Buddy Zamo (owned by Vinnie Sablan).
For more information about taking care of pitbulls or to join the MPBA, call Norman del Rosario at 287-2875. (published HERE)
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Saipan’s Torres wins $1,400 in Pika Festival poker tournament

Saipan’s Jack Torres went home $1,400 richer after he won the Pika Festival Texas Hold ’Em Poker Tournament hosted by the Tinian Dynasty Hotel & Casino on Saturday evening.
Torres bested 45 other players in the game that started at 10 p.m. and finished at past 3 a.m. on Sunday.
Coming in second and bagging the $450 prize was Motetsu Gaja, followed by third place winner of $300 Ernesto Rivera, both from Tinian.
Fourth place winner Sim Tae Seob and fifth placer Sim Tae Seob won $100 and $50.
Tinian Dynasty Hotel & Casino marketing manager Chell Funtanar said the turnout was good despite the fact that they did not reach their targeted number of players.
She said some of the players who had already registered for the poker tournament backed out because the tournament started out so late and they were already playing at the slot machines in the casino.
“Some of them were already winning at the machines and did not want to leave their games anymore,” Funtanar said.
They plan to hold more Texas Hold ’ Em poker tournaments within the year to entice more people from Saipan and Rota as well as tourists to come to Tinian.
Tinian Dynasty scheduled the Texas Hold ’Em Poker tournament on Saturday in time for the two-day Pika Festival or hot pepper festival at Tachogna Beach.
“We made the timing so that our players can also have the chance to experience the island’s famous hot pepper festival,” she said.
A Baccarrat Challenge is slated for March 12-13. Over the weekend, the casino also re-launched its Paradise Slot Club, the island’s premier player’s club. Frequent casino players can sign up to earn benefits such as free meals, free hotel accommodation, airline passes, invitations to parties and special events, free entries to tournaments, gift certificates at Monster Pizza or Dynasty gift shops, and more.
Membership is free. Benefits add up each time  points are earned playing slots, video, poker or Sega horse race. 
For more information, contact Tinian Dynasty Hotel & Casino at 328-2233, fax number 328-1133, email tinian.dynasty@pticom.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.tinian-dynasty.com.