Before the First Game starts, the ceremonial toss of ball was performed Mr. Farid M. Salem, Executive Vice-President for the teams, IT-COM and JUBAIL Team. The IT-COM Taem who bagged the Best in Uniform award. The Technical Committee of the tournament led by its Tournament Director, Mr. Lons Concepcion.
Max Bringula (published in Abante ME Edition on 08 January 2011)
Tagged as 1st ANASCO (Ahmed N. Albinali and Sons Co.) Inter-Color Basketball Tournament, Ahmed N. Albinali Holding Company held their first ever basketball tournament among its Filipino employees with no other than the company’s Executive Vice-President, Mr. Farid M. Salem as its Guest Speaker who delivered the Inspirational Message to the participating teams and pointed out that the tournament is ably supported in behalf of Ahmad N. Albinali Holding Company.
The event commenced last 16 December 2010 at AB New Camp Basketball Court located at 2nd Industrial, Dammam, Saudi Arabia with eight (8) teams vying for the prestigious championship title, namely:
IT-COM – Alfie Vinculado, Joshua Salva, Benjie Huit, Archie Vinculado, Bobby Relarcosa, Sarlani Baguisi, Edmund Samia, Angelo Briones, Joel dela Cruz, Wilbert Bartilit, Ariben Santiago, Allan Rubio, Carmelo Wengco and Reynard Malicad
NEW WORKSHOP – Fidel Dasigao, Bryan Fernandez, Ryan Baje, Russel Estrada, Joseph Matandac, Rod Tatulo, Leopoldo Panaligan, Max Opingo, Amante Pablo, Edwardo Castillo, Noel Pialago, Larry Lou, Domingo Alcantara, Niceforo Violeta, Allan Reyes, Ashok Bogati and Aurelio Canillo
JUBAIL – Edilberto Diola, Daryl Roquez, Benjamin Implica, Rolando Rojas, Rodel Jimenez, Boyet Mausisa, Dennis Concepcion, Rafael Urbano, Joel Gueta, Dante Nasal, Roy Coladila, Gary Sumalag, Patrick Luage, Nenors Funa, Joegenes Malibnunas and Julio Cardona
NEW CAMP – Fernan Esguerra, Ronalito Giron, Ferdinand Celedonio, Sonny Victorino, Jun Baltazar, Ronald Laron, Francisco Tobias, Joseph Francisco, Roy Rabago, Elmer Castro, Floro Bisnar, Rod Simeon, Felix Tolentino, Nino Bautista and Edgar Caluza
MA’ADEN – Christopher Ebron, Bilal Ahmad, Deney Matthew Oirme, Clark Salvador, Allan Secoya, Rowell Antonio, Jojo Balila, Alvin Serapion, Noel Tubice, Artemio Gascon, Roberto De Guzman, Randy Ruiz, Reymar Celorico, Conrado Rabe Jr., Edwin Malibunas, Jamlech Sebigan and Raffy Raneses
HEAD OFFICE – Leni Quinto, Roberto Sta. Ana, Rodel Wong, Melvin Cruz, Roman Dizon, Joel Baje, Ericson Tangonan, Mohhamad Dabbas, Issa Sweiden, Ronald Bernat, Nilo Bardaje, Lowell Morante and Brian Pilapil
ROAD DIVISION – Ronald Alvear, Kelly Sarabia, Sherwin Gajo, Albert Sarondo, Joey Casabaet, Angelo Donato, Herbert Bautista, Arnel Mateo, Arnel Rodriguez, Richard Garcia and Allan Chun
PATISSERIE SUISSE – Quinegem Balangigi, Dennis Flores, Felix Posadas, Jayson Corpuz, Albert Villarino, Glenn Natal, Orly Canumay, Joaldrin Isla, Joseph Rabara, Chris Mark Ramos, Arhmer Mallari, Mohd Bangcalingan, Michael Doctor, August Arcao and Roldan Ariagame
After the usual Parade of Teams, Mr. Lons Concepcion, the AB Tournament Director, gave the Welcome Remarks who proudly announced that all teams are bona fide employees of Ahmad N. Albinali Holding Company. He also emphasized to the players that the tournament is exclusively for ANASCO, and therefore every one of them must give their support to ensure its success.
This was followed by Awarding of Certificates of Participation to all players individually, and the Certificate of Appreciation to BRAD (Basketball Referee Association in Dammam) headed by their Commissioner, Mr. Ely Panahon, and their Secretary General, Mr. Choy Tubaying.
Special Award was also given for Best in Uniform which was conferred to IT-COM Team.
There were two games that were held during the opening which is between the IT-COM versus JUBAIL Team in the First Game, which the latter won by 67-29, followed by the NEW CAMP versus NEW WORKSHOP in the Second Game which is a tight fight with only 9 points lead by New Workshop over its opponent New Camp in 61-59 result of the game to cap their first win in the tournament.
The games are scheduled every Thursday that will start at 6:30 PM for the first game and 8:00 PM for the second game.
In behalf of Filipino employees of Ahmad N. Albinali Holding Company, Mr. Lons Concepcion expressed their heartfelt thanks to the owner of the company, Sheikh Samir A. Albinali and Sheikh Bassam A. Albinali, for making the tournament possible.
Likewise, to the unwavering support of the committees, to Mr. Farid Salem, Executive Vice-President, to Mr. Mahmoud Aziz, who served as the Tournament Adviser, and to Mr. Tyrone Valangenberg of company’s Catering Division for accommodating Ma’aden and Jubail Team to participate in the event.
Ahmad N. Albinali and Sons Company (ANASCO) prides itself as one of the first four civil contractors of ARAMCO (Arabian American Oil Company) since oil exploration in 1937. Now the company specializes in providing contracting services to petroleum, petrochemical and civil construction sectors. Ahmad N. Albinali and Sons is also the first Saudi company to undertake specialist telecommunications contracting work in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the early 90’s. Right now, the company continues to broaden its expertise and build on its recognized strengths through strategic joint venture partnerships. (Source: http://albinali.com/aboutus.aspx).