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Thorsten Hohmann and Ralf Souquet winners of the PartyCasino.net World Cup of Pool

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GERMANY became the first ever European winners of the PartyCasino.net World Cup of Pool as they made light work of shock finalists Thailand to record a superb 10-4 victory and claim the gold medals, trophy, $60,000 and more importantly the title at the SM Mall North in Manila. 
Thorsten Hohmann and Ralf Souquet put in an inch perfect performance to run away with the match in sharp contrast to their semi-final game earlier in the day when they laboured to a pedestrian win over Korea. 
“I always said you can only lose as a team and we certainly won as a team. Playing here in Manila in the Philippines is the best thing that has happened to pool.” 

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‘Bata’ Reyes scores back-to-back wins in US Open

source: Marlon Bernardino | abs-cbnnews.com
Filipino billiards master Efren “Bata” Reyes scored back-to-back wins in the 2011 US Open 10-Ball Championship at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 


Reyes, the former World Pool-Billiards Association (WPA) 9-Ball and 8-Ball champion, defeated Sal Butera of the US in the third round and UK’s Raj Hundal in the fourth round.

He remains undefeated in the winners’ bracket and will meet American Jonathan Pinegar in the next round.

Alex “The Lion” Pagulayan was battling Matt Krah of the US in a do-or-die match in the losers’ brackets. Pagulayan lost to Hundal in the third round.

Jose “Amang” Parica and Jun Almoite have already been booted out of the tournament after suffering 2 straight setbacks in the losers bracket.

Parica lost to James Baraks while Almoite was defeated by Jesse Engel. — By Marlon Bernardino

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‘Bata’ wins Vegas One Pocket tourney

source: Marlon Bernardino | abs-cbnnews.com
Filipino billiards master Efren “Bata” Reyes displayed his mastery of the pool table by winning the 2011 One Pocket Championships on Sunday (Monday in Manila) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Reyes, a top player of Aristeo “Putch” Puyat, edged American Cris Gentile, 5-2, in the finals to win the $8,000 top prize and championship trophy. Bata’s win was confirmed by fellow cue artist Jun Almoite.
Gentile received the runner-up purse of $4,400.

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Hohmann, Chen rule Philippine Open Pool

BY EMIL C NOGUERA REPORTER | http://www.manilatimes.net
GERMAN Thorsten Hohmann and Chinese Chen Siming clinched the men’s and women’s crowns of the Philippine Open Pool Championships held at the SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City.

Hohmann posted a thrilling 11-10 decision over Ralf Souquet in an all-German finale and secured the $30,000 cash prize. He also gained 500 ranking points for winning the title.
Chen, on the other hand, went undefeated in six games. The 2010 China Open champion made an impact in the tournament sanctioned by the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) as she surprised 2008 US Open champion Kelly Fisher of England, 9-3, in their championship showdown.
“I never expected this. This is such a great experience for me, beating these highly rated players,” said Chen through an interpreter.
The 17-year-old Chen earlier defeated reigning world 10-ball champion Jasmin Ouschan of Austria, 9-8; Lin Yuan Chun of Chinese-Taipei, 9-6; Lim Yun Mi of South Korea, 9-2; Line Kjorsvik of Norway,9-7; and Reggie Ann Biagcong of the Philippines, 9-1.
Chen pocketed a whopping $20,000 top purse.
Besides the cash prize, Chen also gained 400 ranking points which will propel her from No. 5 to No. 2 behind top player Kim Ga Young of South Korea in the next week’s standings, according to the association President Ian Anderson.

Filipino Antonio Lining, however, soaked up the tournament’s biggest setback following a 0-9 semifinal loss at the hands of Souquet. Hohmann ousted Liu Haitao of China, 9-8, in the other semifinal match.
“I didn’t get my break,” said Lining, who immediately left the venue after the game.
The other Filipino players were Lee Van Corteza, Dennis Orcollo, Jeffrey de Luna, Ronnie Alcano, Venancio Tanio, Marlon Manalo, Oliver Medenilla, Raymund Faraon, Demosthenes Pulpul, Carlo Biado, Ramil Gallego, Jech Limen, Jerico Banares, Jundel Mazon, Roberto Gomez, Renemar David, Allan Cuartero and Roland de la Cruz.

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Phil Open: Lining last Filipino standing, Hohmann makes semis

source: Rey Joble | gmanews.tv

Antonio Lining is the last Filipino standing in the Philippine Open Pool Championships semifinals.


Lining outlasted former World Ten Ball champion Darren Appleton of Great Britain, 9-6, to secure the last seat in the semifinal round of this WPA event Sunday night at the SM Megamall.

The 47-year-old veteran Pinoy campaigner became the country’s only hope after up-and-coming player Carlo Biado lost to Thorsten Hohmann of Germany in a hill-hill encounter, 9-8, for a seat in the semifinals.

Earlier, Hohmann’s compatriot and buddy, Ralf Souquet, and Liu Haitao of China booked seats in the Final Four after completing a five-win run.

Siming Chen of China and Kelly Fisher of Great Britain arranged a titular showdown for the women’s division.

Chen survived former Amway World champion Lin Yuan Chun of Chinese Taipei, 9-6 while Fisher defeated former World Women’s 9-Ball champion Wu Shia Shia of China.
Rey Joble, GMA News


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Souquet, Corteza on to the last 16 in upset-filled Day 3 of Philippine Open

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source: Rey Joble | gmanews.tv

In the much-awaited battle of pool heavyweights, double world champion Ralf Souquet of Germany came out with a ploy that certainly worked well for him — keep Dennis Orcullo on his seat.

Orcullo spent most of his time sitting on his stool while watching Souquet completing a series of ran outs as the German ace fashioned out a one-sided 9-2 triumph on Saturday night at the SM Megamall.


Souquet’s domination of the match wasn’t foreseen. He was able to break the game wide open starting the sixth rack and had five straight ran outs.

Asked if he made a special preparation for the match, the former World 9-Ball and World 8-Ball champion has a simple explanation.

“Every time you play Orcullo, you have to bring you’re a-grade game,” said Souquet. “There’s no special preparation in this match, but I just played my best tonight (Saturday).”

Souquet’s victory sent him into the last 16 of this World Pool-Billiard Association tournament that offers $30,000 to the champion. He will join Filipino Lee Van Corteza, who won over a crack Taiwanese opponent, Chang Jun Lin, 9-6.

Souquet’s victory over the man who defeated him in the 2009 Predator 10-Ball Championship was nearly overshadowed by the ouster of two world champions and the world’s top player in the tournament this early.

Reigning World Ten Ball champion Mika Immonen of Finland and double world champion Ronnie Alcano of the Philippines got the early boot as well as reigning No.1 lady player Ga Young Kim of Korea as the world’s bets players are slowly but surely falling by the wayside as days come by.

Immonen, a former world No.1 player, lost to Jerico Banares of the Philippines, 7-9, in a thrilling afternoon match.

Alcano, on the other hand, suffered his second straight setback as he was beaten by Abdullah Al Yousuf of Kuwait, 4-9.

A scratch off the break in the 16th rack, proved to be decisive for Immonen’s setback.
Banares wasted no time as he ran out the remaining balls — and the win.

Medyo binuwenas ako, magaganda rin yung break niya kaso hindi bumebenta,” said Banares, a former national junior champion.

But Bañares’ luck ran out quickly a few hours later as he was beaten by Al Yousuf, 6-9, to also bow out of the tournament.

It was the second straight setback for Alcano, who also lost to Hwang Young, 4-9. The Filipino champion who once ruled the World 9-Ball and World 8-Ball tournaments, was vocal about the mandatory timeout rule. Under the new rule, players can only take a five-minute break during the halfway mark of the match.

Al Yousuf quickly raced to a 5-0 lead before Alcano got his bearings back and took the next three racks. The Kuwaiti bet bounced back and grabbed the next rack for a 6-3 lead before both players were given a short break.

But Al Yousuf, who showed his breaking prowess, got three of the next four racks.
Alcano was able to survive on the 12th rack when he got the better of the safety exchanges. He cleaned up the table to trail 8-4.

A scratch off the break ended Alcano’s hopes of a rally and Al Yousuf was able to dispatch the remaining balls one by one.

Allan (Cuartero) has been helpful in giving information on how Filipino players play,” said Al Yousuf.

Cuartero, a Filipino-player based in Kuwait, also lived for another day after surviving Wu Hao of China, 9-8. He followed it up with another triumph later — a 9-4 whipping of Bashar Hussain of Qatar.

Two other notable Filipino players – Jeff de Luna and Marlon Manalo – also got eliminated in the tournament.

De Luna lost his TV table match to Nguyen Puc Long of Vietnam, 6-9, while Manalo dropped a
3-9 loss to compatriot and up-and-coming star Carlo Biado.

World’s top lady player gets door

Ga Young Kim was on the verge of wrapping up the match and surviving for another day.

But Lin Yuan Chun, a former Amway World Women’s Champion, refused to quit.

Playing with her back against the wall, Lin rallied from 6-8 down before edging Kim in a hill-hill encounter.

The 9-8 triumph has the making of a classic encounter.

After several exchanges of safety shots, Lin was able to pocket a spectacular bank shot on the No. 9 in the corner. She nailed the final ball and managed to come to within one, 7-8.

In the next rack, Lin showed her composure. She ran out the balls and appeared headed to complete a remarkable come-from-behind win.

In the 17th and final rack, there’s no stopping the Taiwanese lass from booting out Kim while keeping her hopes alive in the tournament. – GMA News

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Best of the best compete in PH Open Pool

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The best of the best in pool will take center stage at the Philippine Open Pool Championships, which unfurls its tournament proper at SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City this Thursday.

 

Newly-crowned World 8-Ball champion Dennis Orcollo of the Philippines and defending World 10-Ball champion Mika Immonen of Finland will banner the 64-player field in the men’s division.

The following 10 players are entered in the main draw after emerging champions in the qualifying stage, held in the past 5 days at the Star Billiards Center.

* Chang Yu Lung and Fu Che-wei of Chinese Taipei;
* Jundel Mazon, Roberto Gomez, Allan Cuartero, Renemar David and Roland dela Cruz of the Philippines;
* Mohamad Fulfikri and Yoni Rachmanto of Indonesia, and Tamoo Takano of Japan.

Meanwhile, World 10-Ball champ Jasmin Ouschan of Austria and defending World 9-Ball titlist Fu Xiao-Fang of China will lead the women’s division. The division will see 32 players in the field.

Four lady players, including former Amway World 9-Ball champion and 2006 Asian Games 8-Ball women’s pool champion Lin Yuan Chun of Chinese Taipei, will head the late entries of lady participants who made it in the main draw.

Meanwhile, other notable male and female lady players will also compete in the tournament.

Double world champions Ralf Souquet of Germany and Ronnie Alcano of the Philippines, inaugural World 10-Ball champ Darren Appleton of Great Britain, and former US Open titlist Shane van Boening of the US, are expected to make the tournament a free-for-all battle.

The women’s division will also feature such top-notch players as Ga Young Kim of Korea, currently the world No. 1 in the World Pool-Billiards Association (WPA) rankings, European Tour veterans Allison Fisher and Kelly Fisher of Great Britain, and Karen Corr of Ireland.

The Philippine Open Pool Championships serve as a prelude to the year’s biggest event, the World 10-Ball Championship, which will be held for the 3rd time in Manila. – Report by Marlon Bernardino


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Orcullo rules 8-Ball bash, joins elite cast of Pinoy world pool champs

Once again, a Filipino world champion.
Dennis Orcullo of the Philippines scuttled Neils Feijen of the Netherlands, 10-3, to rule this year’s World 8-Ball Championship at the Fujairah Exhibition Center in Fujairah United Arab Emirates Saturday.
By becoming the latest Pinoy world champion, Orcullo joined the illustrious cast of Filipino winners in the prestigious international billiard circuit like double world champions Efren “Bata” Reyes and Ronnie Alcano, Alex Pagulayan, Rubilen Amit and Francisco “Django” Bustamante.

Orcullo’s performance in the Stage 2 of the World 8-Ball event came in a breeze. Except for veteran campaigner Vincent Facquet, whom he fought in a hill-hill encounter in the second phase of the Stage 2, the former world No.1 player easily demolished his counterparts.

He blanked Stephan Cohen, 9-0, whipped former US Open champion Shane Van Boening, 9-4, in their last 16 encounter, demolished Takhti Zarekani, 9-2, in the quarterfinals, and ripped David Alcaide of Spain in the semis.
This time, against another crack player in Feijen, Orcullo continued his surge. – Rey Joble, GMA News

                              

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Orcullo enters World 8-Ball tourney semis

Dennis Orcullo is the last Filipino standing in the World 8-Ball Championship.
With double world champion Ronnie Alcano and upstart Joven Alba bowing out in the tournament after losing in their respective matches, Orcullo hold the fort and defeated Takhti Zarekani, 9-2, in their quarterfinal showdown Friday at the Fujairah Exhibition Center in Fujairah United Arab Emirates.

The win sent the former world No.1 player Orcullo into a semifinal round match with David Alcaide of Spain, a 9-6 winner over former World Straight Ball champion Thomas Engert of Germany.
The other semifinals match will pit former World Ten Ball Champion Darren Appleton of Great Britain against the formidable Neils Feijen of the Netherlands.
Appleton, easily disposed off Alba, 9-2, in their quarterfinal round duel. The Englishman also defeated Alcano in a hill-hill encounter in their Round-of-16 match.
Feijen also battled compatriot Nick van den Berg in a hill-hill encounter before prevailing, 9-8. – Rey Joble, GMA News
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4 Pinoys reach Last 16 of World 8-Ball

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Former World 9-Ball and 8-Ball champion Ronato “Volcano” Alcano and 3 other Filipino cue artists made it to the next round of the World 8-Ball Pool Championship 2011 after hurdling separate opponents in the round-of-32 at the Fujairah Exhibition Center in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates.

Alcano, one of Jonathan Sy’s Negros Billiards Stable (NBS) players, defeated another former world champion in German Oliver “The Machine” Ortmann, 9-6, to advance into the round-of-16.

“Grabe ang hirap ng laban namin ni (Oliver) Ortmann. Buti may halong suwerte pa din,” said Alcano, whose World 8-Ball stint is supported by NBS, Energen and Kopiko.

Alcano’s next assignment will be 2009 World 10-Ball champion Darren “Dynamite” Appleton of the United Kingdom, who brought down Huidje See of the Netherlands.

Sharing the limelight are Dennis Orcollo, who edged Vincent Facquet of France, 9-8; Oliver Medinilla, who clobbered Vilmos Foeldes of Hungrary, 9-5; and Joven Alba, who beat Raj Hundal of United Kingdom, 9-7.

“Sana manalo sa round-of-16 ang mga Pinoy cue artists natin,” said Sy.

Orcollo will be going up against Shane Van Boening of the US, Medinilla will square off with Niels Feijen of the Netherlands and Alba will test the mettle of Basher Hussain of Qatar.

Other round-of-32 results:

* · Carlo Dalmatin beat Antonio Lining, 9-4,
* · Takhti Zarekani of Iran beat Alok Kumar of India, 9-2
* · Chang Jun-lin beat Roberto Gomez, 9-6
* · David Alcaide of Spain beat Lee Vann Corteza, 9-3
* · Thomas Engert beat Earl Stickland, 9-7
* · Mika Immonen beat Karl Boyes, 9-1
* · Nick Van Den Berg beat Ralf Souquet of Germany, 9-1

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Chinese cue artists dump Pinoys, snare World Cup of Pool title

source: Rey Joble | gmanews.tv
There were no last-minute miracle from Team Philippines this time. The Chinese connection of Fu Jian-bo and Li He-wen made sure of that.

The Chinese pair jumped the gun early on their rivals to silence the Filipinos and their hundreds of supporters Sunday night and clinched the World Cup of Pool title with a smashing 10-5 win at the Midtown Wing of Robinsons Place in Ermita, Manila.

The Chinese duo defeated the combo of Dennis Orcullo and Roberto Gomez.

The triumphant Chinese duo pocketed the top prize of $60,000, but they will be remembered breaking the hearts of Filipino fans, who are accustomed to see every Pinoy player winning a major pool event.

The Filipinos have produced a number of world champions, the most notable among them is Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes, who have won both the World 9-Ball and World 9-Ball titles. Ronnie Alcano was another Filipino player who won double world championships – the 2006 World 9-Ball and 2007 World 8-Ball.

Alex Pagulayan, women’s World 10-Ball champion Rubilen Amit and the newest world champion – Francsico ‘Django’ Bustamante – were the other world titlists for the Philippines.

But Fu and Li came here with a mission, which is to snare the World Cup of Pool even against the Pinoys’ expense.

The Chinese took the fight out quickly from the Filipinos, racing to a 9-1 lead and inching closer to winning the title as quickly as possible.

Orcullo, the former world No.1 player, and Gomez, runner-up to Daryl Peach in the 2007 World 9-Ball Championship in Manila, fought back and came to within 9-5, but an exchanges of safety shots forced Gomez to miss ball No.1.

That allowed the Chinese to get back and clean up the table en route to winning the crown.

Earlier, the Chinese pair knocked out a crack duo from Germany – double world champion and former world’s No.1 player Ralf Souquet and Oliver Ortmann – 9 to 7. 

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Orcollo, Gomez cruise to Final 8

By Nelson Beltran (The Philippine Star)

MANILA, Philippines – Dennis Orcollo and Roberto Gomez toppled their Spanish rivals last night and host Philippines remained in the running for successive championships in the World Cup of Pool 2010 at the Midtown Wing of Robinson’s Place Manila.


Among those considered heirs to the RP pool throne, Orcollo and Gomez crushed the Spanish pair of David Alcaide and Francisco Sanchez Ruiz, 8-4, to stay in the hunt for the crown surrendered by compatriots Efren “Bata” Reyes and Francisco “Django” Bustamante in a sorry loss Thursday night.

Orcollo and Gomez disposed off the Spaniards and set up a race-to-nine quarterfinals showdown with old Finnish rivals Mika Immonen and Markus Juva.

The young Filipino pool masters complemented one another in a decisive early roll, and had a big relief after defusing Spain’s late charge.

“It was a total team effort. There was so much pressure and we helped one another building our confidence,” said Orcollo, whose partnership with Ronnie Alcano made the semifinals last year.

“You saw us thumping our chests and doing other antics out there. It was our way to ease the pressure,” said Gomez.

The Filipinos were the first to get on board, and they went to the hill at 7-2 before committing errors, enabling the Spanish to hang on a little longer in the second-round match.

Fifth seed Germany, aching to go all the way to the top after placing second behind the Philippines last year, whitewashed Russia, 8-1, in their own Round of 16 setto.

Stepping up their game after a shaky 8-6 win over their Hong Kong rivals Tuesday, Ralf Souquet and Oliver Ortmann stormed past Konstantin Stepanov and Ruslan Chinakhov.

Later on, Poland pulled off a huge upset, beating second seed Team USA, 8-7, in a wild finish.

Radoslaw Babica and Mariusz Skoneczny had a solid start but wavered in the late racks enabling Rodney Morris and Johnny Archer to nearly overcome a 4-7 deficit.


Keeping their nerves in the crunch, Babica and Skoneczny survived a hill-hill encounter and booked a seat in the next round against the seventh ranked Taiwan team.

France and Finland stunned higher-ranked rivals Sweden and Holland, respectively, to likewise clinch berths in the quarters.

The French pair of Stephan Cohen and Francois Cottance survived a thrilling match with Englishmen Daryl Peach and Karl Boyes, winning the last two racks to get the match at 8-6.

Cunning and sharp, Immonen and Juva, meanwhile, simply outclassed Niels Feijen and Huidji See, 8-1.

Cohen and Cottance set up a quarters showdown with Souquet and Ortmann while Immonen and Juva arranged a quarters duel with the RP-B.

“A match with the Filipinos would be great. I would love that for the Filipino pool fans to see,” said Immonen, a former World 9-ball champion and regular fixture in Philippine pool events.

The Germans were the first to display a solid game in the day, winning the lag then racing to a 7-0 lead before yielding a rack to the Russians.

“It was almost perfect. I screwed up one position followed by Oliver missing a ball but they miscued so it came back straight to us. I’m satisfied but there’s still room for improvement and I still haven’t had my best game,” said Souquet, a multi-titled pool and snooker master.

“As long as we play this way, we will beat anybody,” said Ortmann.

“I expected a tough game with Russia but we played pretty good from the beginning so they didn’t have a chance to come into the game. It’s really important to win it from the beginning and that what we did,” Ortmann added.

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Reyes, Bustamante rip Thai foes to make strong bid in World Cup of Pool 2010

source: Rey Joble | gmanews.tv
Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes and Francisco ‘Django’ Bustamante, the country’s legendary pair in the international billiards circuit, made a strong case in their title retention bid here in the World Cup of Pool.


Playing in front of a joyous local crowd that packed the Midtown East Wing of Robinsons Place in Ermita, Manila, the Philippines’ dynamic duo showed too much class over their Thai counterparts and easily posted an 8-3 victory Tuesday.

The Filipinos lost the first two racks, but the two world champions began to make their presence felt in the third rack and won nine of the last 10 racks en route to an easy win.

The win enabled the Philippines A squad to advance into the next round where it faces Indonesia on Thursday.

Wednesday will be a break for the Filipino duo, who will have a chance to spend time on the practice table.

“We really thought it’s an alternate break format, but good thing we were able to recover after being down 0-2,” said Bustamante, who recently won his first world title — the World 9-Ball Championship in Doha, Qatar.

“My break wasn’t good. I was having a difficult time sinking a ball coming off a break, but good thing Efren played well,” added Bustamante, who will coach the RP cue artists in the coming Guangzhou Asian Games in November.

So dominant were the Filipinos with the 57-year-old Reyes imposing his will. Leading 7-3, Reyes made the break and sank three balls, sensing a clear victory for his squad.

Reyes and Bustamante are seeking a third championship in this tournament.

Their partnership is regarded as one of the most formidable duos in the World Cup of Pool, along with the German pair of double world champion Ralf Souquet and former straight ball champ Oliver Ortmann.

Souquet and Ortmann made short work of their opponents from Hong Kong. The Germans defeated the partnership of Lee Chenman and Kenny Kwok, 8-4.

Also advancing to the next round after wining Tuesday matches were:

Italy, which nipped Korea, 8-6; China, which clobbered Belgium, 8-2; Indonesia, which nosed out India, 8-7; and Russia, which clobbered Canada, 8-4. – Rey Joble, GMANews.TV

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World Cup of Pool: Russia eliminates Canada

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Billiards action at the PartyPoker.net 2010 World Cup of Pool started on Tuesday with teams from Russia, Indonesia and China gaining the upper hand over their respective foes at Robinsons Place Manila.

Russian partners Ruslan Chinakhov and Konstantin Stepanov came out of a 4-0 deficit to beat Canada’s Jason Klatt and John Morra, 8-4.

Team India, composed of Raj Hundal and Dharminder, erected a comfortable 5-1 lead against Indonesian duo Ricky Yang and Muhammad Zulfikri. The Indons, however, tied the scores at 6-6 before securing an 8-7 come-from-behind win.

The third match saw Chinese partners Fu Jianbo and Li Hewen trounce Belgium’s Serge Das and Noel Bruynooghe, 8-2.
This is the same Chinese team that reached the Top 4 of the 2009 World Cup.

The winning teams will advance to the Round of 32.

The Philippines, as tournament host, has 2 teams competing in the event.

Team A is made up of legendary partners Efren “Bata” Reyes and Francisco “Django” Bustamante while Team B is composed of veterans Roberto “Superman” Gomez and former World No. 1 Dennis Orcollo.

Reyes and Bustamante are the reigning title holders.

The event has put up $60,000 (roughly P2.5 million) for the winning team. — With a report from TJ Manotoc, ABS-CBN News

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Bata, Django begin title defense

source: Francis Santiago | mb.com.ph

Revenge will be on the minds of Efren Reyes and Francisco Bustamante when they launch their title retention bid starting this Tuesday in the PartyPoker.net World Cup of Pool at the Robinson’s Place Midtown in Manila.

Reyes and Bustamante face off with the Thai duo of Nitiwat Kanjanasri and Surathep Phoochalam at 6 p.m. with the hopes of avenging their 9-ball doubles defeat in last year’s Southeast Asian Games.

The Filipino pair was ousted by the Thais, 7-4, right in their first match of the eliminations in Laos.

Of course, we want to get back at them,” Reyes, 55, said in Pilipino after the press conference hosted by Solar Sports on Monday.

Learning from their mistakes, Reyes said they should start strong.

They raced to a 4-0 lead against us and we never recovered,” Reyes said.

The two legends are leaving no stones unturned in their bid to retain the crown they won at the expense of Germany’s Thorsten Hohmann and Ralf Souquet, 11-9, in an enthralling final at the SM North.

That’s why Bustmante, even if he was in Germany last week on some business matters, said he’s perfecting his power breaks, which proved to be his Waterloo last time.

The fans will help us win because if our rivals hear their roar for us, it will be an advantage,” said Bustamante, who will be inducted to the Billiards Hall of Fame next month, joining “Bata” who made it to the elite roster in 2003.

Reyes and Bustamante, who also topped the maiden edition of the event in 2006, remain the favorites among the 32 teams seeing action in the $250,000 event that dangles $60,000 for the champion duo.

But Souquet and his new partner, Oliver Ortmann, will still post the greatest threat to their quest.

“I am dying for a win,” said Souquet, 41, Europe’s most decorated player. “I haven’t been winning the past three months and this (tournament) is a good opportunity to win.”

Hostilities start at 12 noon this Tuesday with Canada facing Russia, and Indonesia battling India.

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Jundel Mazon wins 2010 Guinness World Series of Pool title with amazing comeback

source: Ronnie Nathanielsz | philboxing.com

Jundel Mazon, one of the lesser lights in the star-studded Philippine pool line-up emerged as the newest sensation from the country which is regarded as the epicenter of pool by winning the first ever 2010 Guinness World Series of Pool 10-Ball Championships at Mal Taman Anggrek in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta.


Mazon, aka Janno, of Negros Billiards Stable and JSY Sports, who scored a come-from-behind victory over fancied Darren Appleton of Britain in the semi finals did one better in the finals against hometown favorite Irsal Nasution who, cheered on by a capacity crowd, raced to a 5-1 lead in the race to ten and looked set to carve his name in the record books.

But Mazon, who is in his mid-thirties, had other ideas and playing aggressively and banking on his exquisite safety shots began to put the pressure on the comparatively experienced Nasution.

Nasution took early control of the match capitalizing on a missed bank shot on the green 6 ball from Mazon to go ahead in the 3rd rack 2-1 before the Indonesian giant-killer who looked sharper and calmer stepped up his game en route to rattle off four racks in a row for what appeared to the hometown fans as an overwhelming 5-1 advantage.

At that point nobody really gave Mazon a chance but like he proved in the semifinals the unheralded Filipino proved his ability at playing under pressure and slowly but surely clawed back into the match while Nasution, short on experience in fierce international competition saw his game suddenly fall apart.

The Indonesian’s solid, aggressive play in the early stages of the match was replaced by uncharacteristically weak safeties and poor pocketing. While Nasution’s game unraveled, Mazon in contrast picked up his rhythm and string together an amazing run of eight straight racks to overtake Nasution en route to a classic 10-5 triumph to pocket the top prize of US $40,000 while the hometown boy Nasution earned $10,000.

In a post match interview Mazon said “I could not have hoped for a better result. For sure, it was a difficult uphill battle but I was able to regain my composure in the middle stages of the match. From there, I was on a roll and it was then that I knew I had a chance. So I just kept on pushing until the very end. After this extremely grueling competition, I plan on going home, probably relax for a month or two before going overseas again to compete in the 2010 US Open championship.”

The two relatively unknown players surprised everyone with their incredible play all throughout the four day tournament organized by ESPN STAR Sports. The Filipino defeated a number of pool heavyweights such as England’s Darren Appleton, 8 – 6 in the semifinals and Japan’s top-seed Naoyuki Oi, 8 – 6 in the quarters to barge into the final round.

Not to be outdone, Nasution, also took down a number of top cue masters on his road to the finals with victories versus 2004 WPA World 9 ball Champion Alex Pagulayan, 8 – 4, former double world Champion Ronato Alcano, 8 – 5, and 2007 Guinness 9ball Tour Grand Champion Chang-Jung Lin to book his finals encounter with the Filipino.

Pool patrons Aristeo “Putch” Puyat and Perry Mariano both expressed their joy that despite the loss of the big name stars such as Alcano, Orcollo and Pagulayan among others a lesser known Filipino came through to reinforce the Philippines claim as the dominant force in world pool. by Ronnie Nathanielsz | philboxing.com
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Bustamante is new king of World 9-Ball Pool

Source: Rey Joble, GMANews.TV

The long wait is over for Francisco “Django” Bustamante.

The man who always plays second fiddle to his more illustrious compatriot Efren “Bata” Reyes, is now taking center stage after ending years of frustration in the world pool championship.

Bustamante claimed his first major pool title by capturing the World 9-Ball Championship Monday night (Tuesday morning in Manila) at the Qatar Billiards and Snooker Federation Hall in Doha, Qatar.


The 46-year-old pride of Tarlac, subdued Kuo Po Cheng of Chinese Taipei, 13-7, in the finals, and completed a solid performance that started for over a month when he won the Super Billiards League in Winnipeg, Canada.

It was a sweet victory for Bustamante, who waited for more than three decades to lay claim on his first major pool title. He was close to winning his first world title in 2002, but lost to Earl “The Pearl” Strickland in the finals of the World 9-Ball Championship in Cardiff, Wales.

Now, Bustamante will no longer be remembered just playing behind the shadows of the man known as “The Magician”, as he made his mark as one of the game’s world champions.

Bustamante also joined Reyes, Ronnie Alcano and Fil-Canadian Alex Pagulayan in an august company of Filipinos, who won the men’s World 9-Ball crown.

Rubilen Amit became the only Filipina world champion when she bagged the inaugural staging of the Women’s World Ten Ball Championship in Manila last year.

Bustamante also earned the distinction of becoming the first world champion this year. He has a chance to score a rare feat of winning world championships in different disciplines on the same year when he makes the bid in the World Ten Ball Championship tentatively set in Manila this September.

The power-breaking cue artist entered the finals after hurdling past compatriot Antonio Lining with ease, 11-5.

Kou Po Cheng, on the other hand, had to sweat it out against two-time world champion Johnny Archer and needed to pull the rug from under the veteran American player.

But the young Taiwanese had plenty to spare and salvaged a win in a hill-hill encounter, 11-10.

Bustamante pocketed the top prize of $36,000 and overtook Reyes for the No.1 spot in terms of money earnings this year. – GMANews.TV

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Corteza bags US Open 10-ball title

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino cue artist Lee Van “The Slayer” Corteza edged Chinese Hi-Wen Lo, 13-12, to rule the 2010 US Open 10-ball Championship at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday (Sunday in Manila).
“Winning a tournament wherein you have to compete against the world’s bests players is a very big accomplishment, and I’m very happy for this win,” said Corteza, the top player of Jonathan Sy’s Negros Billiard Stable (NBS).
“I got my confidence after winning against Van Boening (Shane),” said Corteza, who defeated the American, 9-8, in their loser’s side encounter to take the last finals spot.


Aside from getting the top prize of $20,000, the victory improved Corteza’s ranking to No. 5 based on the latest rankings released by the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPBA).
His surge in the world rankings was spurred by his back-to-back international titles. He captured the 1st Annual Hard Times-Mezz Cues 10-Ball Open title in Bellflower, Los Angeles, California two weeks ago.
Lo, on the other hand, received runner-up purse of $12,500 while 3rd placer Boening got $8,500.  Filipino bet Francisco “Django” Bustamante went home with $5,700 as the 4th placer.
“I’ve hoped and prayed hard enough to win this crown for my countrymen as well as my boss Jonathan (Sy) who has been helping me compete abroad,” added Corteza.
Filipinos win international titles
Earlier, Corteza bested Tony Robles of Mexico (9-6), Chris Bartram of the US (9-5), Francis Crevier of the US (9-8), Kuo Po-cheng of Taiwan (9-2), Mike Dechaine of the US (9-8), and Manny Chau of Peru (9-8) in the winner’s brackets.
His winning streak was halted by Lo (9-6) during their first encounter in the hot seat match.
Corteza actually had a 6-3 lead against Lo in their first match but the latter won 6 straight racks and earned the first finals berth.
He then played against Van Boening in a do-or- die match. After a 5-all deadlock in the 10th racks, Van Boening won 3 straight racks to reach the hill (8-5). However the last American hopeful was stuck at 8 after Corteza won 4 straight racks to escape with a 9-8 win.
Other Filipino bets who saw action in the 2010 US Open 10-ball Championship included Efren “Bata” Reyes, Jose “Amang” Parica, Ronnie Alcano, Roberto Gomez, Warren Kiamco, Edwin Montal, Al Lapena and Dennis Orcollo, who won the 2010 Party Poker World Pool Masters last Monday in the same venue.
According to RP billiards spokerman Ramon “Maestro Monching” Mistica, in three weeks time, Filipinos captured 4 international titles—2 titles courtesy of Corteza (LA and Las Vegas 10-ball), the World Pool Masters title of Orcollo, and the Super Billiards League title won by Bustamante in Canada. – by Marlon Bernardino

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Dennis Orcollo is the 2010 Party Poker World Pool Masters Champ

BY EMIL NOGUERA Reporter

FILIPINO Dennis Orcollo toppled Japanese Toru Kuribayashi, 8-3, to cop the 2010 Party Poker World Pool Masters crown on Monday at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Kuribayashi actually had a good start with 3-1 lead but Orcollo came up with precise shots and preparations and grabbed the next seven frames en route to the victory.

Orcollo, the 2008 Qatar 9-Ball International Open and 2009 International Predator 10-Ball champion, took home a whopping $20,000 top purse while Kuribayashi settled for $10,000 runner-up prize.


“I’m just too lucky during breaks and I think it’s really meant for me. I’m happy that the momentum went on my side all throughout this tournament,” said Orcollo, a former fisherman from Surigao.

Going into the finals, Orcollo blasted compatriot Roberto Gomez (8-6) while Kuribayashi thumped Oliver Ortmann of Germany (8-3) in their respective semifinal matches.

Gomez and Ortmann got $5,000 each for reaching the semifinals.

Gomez, the 2007 World Pool runner-up, reached the semifinals by ousting former World 9-Ball and 8-Ball champion Ralf Souquet of Germany (8-5) in the quarterfinals.

Other Filipinos Efren “Bata” Reyes, Francisco “Django” Bustamante, Ronnie Alcano and Lee Van Corteza failed to advance in the knockout stage.

The RP cue masters are set to compete in the US 10-Ball tournament, which will be held in the same venue.

Orcollo enters World Pool Masters semis

MANILA, Philippines – Dennis “Robocop” Orcollo booked his seat in the semifinals of the 2010 Party Poker World Pool Masters after defeating John Morra of Canada at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Orcollo, who scored the 8-3 victory on Saturday (Sunday in Manila), jumped to a 4-0 lead in the $100,000 total pot prize event.
“Medyo maganda po ang simula ng laro at nakauna ako sa kaniya (John Morra). Ang hirap kasi humabol tapos winner’s break pa ang format at masyadong maikli ang race-to-8. ” said Orcollo.
He is set to face countryman and fellow Bugsy Promotions player Roberto “Pinoy Superman” Gomez or German Ralf “Kaiser” Souquet, the World 9-ball and World 8-Ball champion.
“Sana manalo si Gomez kay Souquet para tiyak may isang Filipino sa finals,” added Orcollo, whose stint was bankrolled by husband and wife tandem Perry and Verna Mariano of Bugsy Promotions.
Gomez defeated Jayson Shaw, 8-3, of the United States in the Last 16 to arrange a showdown with Souquet, who defeated Ricky Yang of Indonesia, 8-6.
“Bagama’t mabigat na kalaban si Souquet, gagawin ko ang aking best na manalo at makuha ang kampeonato para sa bansang Pilipinas,” said Gomez.
According to Ramon “Maestro Monching” Mistica, the spokesman of the Filipino cue artists in the Las Vegas event, Alex “The Lion” Pagulayan failed to participate in the tournament proper as well as Marlon “Marvelous” Manalo after having sore eyes.
Warren “Warrior” Kiamco, on the other hand, lost in the qualification tournament while Hall of Famer Efren “Bata” Reyes, Francisco “Django” Bustamante and Ronnie “Volcano” Alcano failed to advance into the knockout stage. – by Marlon Bernardino

Orcullo marches to Last 8 of World Pool Masters

Filipino ace Dennis Orcullo breezed through the quarterfinal round after an easy 8-1 decision over India’s Raj Hundal in the World Pool Masters at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Orcullo, who earned a Round of 16 spot after a 9-7 win over Sweden’s Marcus Chamat, capitalized on Hundal’s numerous mistakes to complete the one-sided win.

Even Hundal’s safety game failed to stop the sharp-shooting Filipino, who will next face John Morra of Canada in the quarterfinals.

Morra arranged a quarterfinal round meeting with Orcullo after dispatching American John Schmidt, 8-4.

Both players made errors in their game and Morra had to rely on his luck to slowly pull away, 5-1, and complete the win.

Joining Orcullo and Morra in the quarterfinals is five-time World Pool Masters champion Ralf Souquet of Germany after squeezing out an 8-6 victory against Ricky Yang of Indonesia.

Souquet awaits the winner of the Round of 16 match between Filipino bet Roberto Gomez and Jayson Shaw of Scotland for his Last 8 opponent.

Other Round of 16 matches will have Naoyuki Oi of Japan battling American Charlie Williams, England’s Daryl Peach taking on Japanese Toru Korubiyashi while Thorsten Hohman meets Oliver Ortman in an all-German contest.

A total of $100,000 in cash prizes are at stake with the champion earning the $20,000 top purse. – GMANews.TV

Billiards: Corteza wins in Annual Hard Times Mezz Cues 10-Ball


MANILA, May 9 (PNA)–Reigning national champion Lee Vann “The Slayer” Corteza kept the Philippine flag high, but compatriots Hall of Famer Efren “Bata” Reyes and veteran campaigner Ramon “Maestro Monching” Mistica bowed out Friday in the ongoing 1st Annual Hard Times-Mezz Cues 10-Ball Open at the Hard Times Billiards in Bellflower, Los Angeles California, USA. continue…