Valle earns third overall title in Mayor Binay Cup

The Philippine Star

Posted at Dec 27 2012 03:30 PM | Updated as of Dec 27 2012 11:30 PM

MANILA, Philippines - National player Rodel Valle earned his third overall title in the men’s open class of Mayor Jun-Jun Binay Cup quarterly national table tennis championship recently at the Makati Coliseum.

Valle, also a member of the Philippine National Police (PNP) table tennis team, beat Al Arnibal of Makati City Panthers in the championship round, 3-2, to capture the men’s open crown.

“I always challenge myself to play each game as if it were the championship game. That’s the reason I continuously aspire to become a better player each day through training,” said Valle.

“I hope through actively participating in tournaments nationwide, I will help promote the game of table tennis specially to the youth,” he added.

Valle beat Philip Uy of Table Tennis Association of North District in the quarterfinals (3-0) and Jong Ortalla of Makati City Panthers in the semifinals (3-1) before entering in the final round to meet Arnibal.

Valle also steered PNP team to the Armed Forces of the Philippines-PNP Olympics table tennis team event championship last November.