Black Beauty Boys was declared champion in the Tribal Big category to claim the grand prize of P150,000 in the tribe contest of the Kalibo Sto. Nino Ati-Atihan festival this year. The grand winner, also last year's Ati-Atihan contest champion from Linabuan Norte, Kalibo, Aklan, bested eight other tribe entries for the biggest purse in the history of Kalibo Ati-Atihan festival contest.
Kabog from Estancia, Kalibo, Aklan came in second for P80,000 and Tribu Responde of New Buswang, Kalibo, Aklan emerged third placer for P50,000.
The consolation prizes were given to Lord Eagles of Dumga, Makato, Aklan; Tribu Bukid Tigayon of Tigayon, Kalibo, Aklan and Tribu Tiis-Tiis of New Buswang, Kalibo, Aklan for P10,000 each. Other entries in the Tribal Big category were Maharlika of Dumga, Makato, Aklan; Pangawasan Tribe of Makato, Aklan and D’Kamanggahan Tribe of Poblacion, Makato, Aklan.
The perennial champion in the modern group category - Scorpio 11-19 of Kalibo, Aklan took home P50,000, Aeang-Aeang Group of Laguinbanua, Numancia, Aklan emerged as first runner-up for P25,000 and Samahan ng Kababaihan Bayan ng Kalibo, Inc. (SKBK) of New Buswang, Kalibo, Aklan in third place with P15,000 cash prize.
The newcomers - Pilgrimage of Pook, Kalibo, Aklan and The Andagao City of Andagao, Kalibo, Aklan received the consolation prizes of P5,000 each in the modern group category. Other competing tribes were Jimzon Group of Pusiw, Numancia, Aklan and D’Emagine of Kalibo, Aklan.
For the Tribal small category, the out-of-town entry Tribu Parola from Daja, Banga, Aklan was this year’s champion for the top prize of P60,000 followed by Tribu Ninolitos of Tigayon, Kalibo, Aklan with P40,000 cash prize for second place.
Tribu Alibang-bang of Linabuan Norte, Kalibo, Aklan came in third place for P30,000. Consolation prizes for P8,000 each were awarded to Tribu Tipon-Tipon of Ibao, Lezo, Aklan; Tribu Eam-ang of Estancia, Kalibo, Aklan and Morongga Tribe of New Buswang, Kalibo, Aklan. Other tribes in the small group category were Lezo Tribe of Ibao, Lezo, Aklan and Tribu Tigpalas of Tigpalas, Malinao, Aklan.
Meanwhile, Lilo-anong Ati nga Mananggeti of Lilo-an, Malinao, Aklan won the Balik-Ati category for P50,000 while Malipayong Ati of San Roque, Malinao, Aklan was adjudged second place for P25,000. Tribu Isalacan, also of Lilo-an, Malinao, AKlan, was in third place for P15,000.
The consolation prize winners for Balik-Ati category were Kinantuing of San Roque, Malinao, Aklan and Tribu Ilayanhon of Liloan, Malinao, Aklan for P5,000 each. Other participating tribes were Anono-o Group and Tribu Maninikop of Briones, Kalibo, Aklan; Tribu Bakhaw Sur of Bakhaw Sur, Kalibo, Aklan and Apo ni Inday of Calangcang, Makato, Aklan.
The winners in the Individual Balik-Ati category were Butterfly Queen (Frankelyn Abelarde), Fantastica (Jomar Melgar), Balahibong Manok (Mario Temparosa), Authentic Peacok (Rio Traje) and Ati Amazona (Noel Trance). They received P3,000 each.
The winners of the Ati-Atihan contest on Saturday were selected by eleven judges chosen by festival organizer Kalibo Sto. Nino Ati-Atihan Foundation, Inc. (Kasafi) for the 2012 Kalibo Ati-Atihan.