2011 World 9 Ball Championship: Partial Round of 64 Results

30 06 2011

Doha, Qatar– Here are the initial results of the knockout stages of the 2011 World 9 Ball Championships.

Ralf Souquet(GER) 11 – 5 Serge Das(Bel)
Mariusz Skoneczny(POL) 11 – 7 Radislaw Babica(POL)
Li Lo Wen(JPN) 11 – 7 Thorsten Hohmann(GER)
Carlo Dalmatin(CRO) 11 – 7 Hsu Kai Lun(TPE)
Lee Van Corteza(PHL) 11 – 5 Oliver Medenilla(PHL)
Vicencio Tanio(PHL) 11 – 7 Nick van den Berg(NED)
Yukio Akakariyama(JPN) 11 – 7 Soheil Vahedi(IRI)
Carlo Biado(PHL) 11 – 6 Takhti Zarekani(IRI)
Antonio Gabica(PHL) 11 – 10 Mika Immonen(FIN)
Chris Melling(GBR) 11 – 2 Hwang Yong(KOR)
Darren Appleton(GBR) 11-6 Dang Jin Hu(CHN)
Shane Van Boening(USA) 11- 8 Konstantin Stepanov(RUS)
Naoyuki Oi(JPN) 11- 4 Imran Majid(GBR)
Mark Gray(GBR) 11 – 10 Kuo Po Cheng(TPE)
Allan Cuartero(PHL) 11 – 9 Ahmad Taufiq Binh Murni(BRU)
Chang Jun Lin(TPE) 11 – 5 Joven Alba(PHL)

Round of 32 Match-ups
Ralf Souquet vs. Mariusz Skoneczny
Lo Li Wen Vs. Vicencio Tanio
Carlo Dalmatin vs. Yukio Akakariyama
Lee Van Corteza vs. Carlo Biado
Antonio Gabica vs. Naoyuki Oi
Chris Melling vs. Mark Gray
Darren Appleton vs. Alan Cuartero
Shane Van Boening vs. Chang Jun Lin

The 16 other slots in the round of 32 will be known later. So far, 5 Filipinos have qualified in the round of 32 led by Antonio Gabica who stunned Mika Immonen 11-10 in their round of 64 match. The Philippines is actually assured 1 slot in the Round of 16 since Lee Van Corteza and Carlo Biado will slug it out in the next round.

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World 9-Ball Championships Day 4: The Pinoy onslaught

29 06 2011

Doha, Qatar – Day 4 of the 2011 World 9 Ball Championships was a fruitful one for the Filipino contingent.  Lee Van Corteza beat Marcus Chamat 9-6 to join 16 other Filipino billiard players in knockout stages of this prestigious tournament.  17 Pinoys mean that more 1/4 of the players left are from the Philippines.

Here are the days results:

1st Session

Group A Losers Bracket

Konstantin Stepanov(RUS)9 – 3 Mohanna Obaidly(QAT)
Mark Gray(GBR) 9 – 4 Jalal Yousef(VEN)

Group B Losers Bracket

Lo Li Wen(JPN) 9 – 0 Ali Berjaoui, Mohamad (LEB)
Antonio Gabica(PHL) 9 – 8 Fu Jan Bo(CHN)

Group C Losers Bracket

Fu Chei Wei(TPE) 9 – 2 Han Hao Xiang(CHN)
Muhammand Zulfikri(INA) 9 – 5 Omaral Shaheeme(KUW)

Group D Losers Bracket

Scott Higgins(GBR) 9 – 7 Majide Alazme(KUW)
Caneda Villamor(PHL) 9 – 7 Lee Gun Jae(KOR)

Group E Losers Bracket

Ahmad Taufiq Binh Murni(BRU) 9 – 3 Manuel Gama(POR)
Roberto Gomez(PHL) 9 – 4 Christian Tuvi(URU)

Group F Losers Bracket

Hwang Yong(KOR)9 – 7 KO Ping Chung(TPE)
Dang Jin Hu(CHN) 9 – 1 Hanni Al-Howri(UAE)

2nd Session

Group G Losers Bracket

Ko Pin Yi( TPE) 9 – 4 Nguyen Phuong Thao
Hunter Lombardo(USA) 9 – 8 Wajeed Majid(QAT)

Group H Losers Bracket

Takhti Zarakani(IRI) 9 – 7 Ibrahim Bin Amir(MAS)
Riyan Setiawan(INA) 9 – 1 Thomas Engert(GER)

Group I Losers Bracket

Venancio Tanio(PHL) 9 – 4 Lee Chen Man(HKG)
Soheil Vahedi(IRI) 9 – 8 Francisco Felicilda(PHL)

Group J Losers Bracket

Mariusz Skoneczny(POL) 9 – 8 Wu Jiaqing(CHN)
Joven Alba(PHL) 9 – 4 Sundeep Gulat(IND)

Group K Losers Bracket

Serge Das(BEL) 9 – 3 Kim Laaksonen(FIN)
Israel Rota(PHL) 9 – 8 Bader Al Awadi(KUW)

3rd Session

Group L Losers Bracket

Lee Van Corteza(PHL) 9 – 6 Marcus Chamat(SWE)
Naoyuki Oi(JPN) 9 – 6 Abdulatef Fawal(QAT)

Group M Losers Bracket

Raymond Faron(PHL) 9 – 3 Mohammad Al Hazmi(KSA)
Ronnie Alcano(PHL) 9 – 1 Nguyen Phuo Long(VIE)

Group N Losers Bracket

Lui Haitao(CHN) 9 – 3 Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz(ESP)
Hsu Kai Lun(TPE) 9 – 5 Mohamad Asfari(SYR)

Group O Losers Bracket

Sascha-Andrej Tege(GER) 9 – 3 Desmond Goh Chin Teck(SIN)
Tomoo Takano(JPN) 9 – 7 Alok Kumar(IND)

Group P Losers Bracket

Oliver Ortmann(GER) 9 – 4 Ali Saeed(UAE)
Toru Kuribayashi(JPN) 9 – 1 Taher Hussain(QAT)





2011 World 9-Ball Championships: Day 3 Results

28 06 2011
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Doha, Qatar- A sizable number of Filipino pool players advanced to the round of 64 after winning their winner’s bracket match-ups on Day 3. Group A was dominated by the legendary Efren “Bata” Reyes and Dennis Orcullo while Django Bustamante and Carlo Biado qualified from Group D.  The losers will still have a chance to qualify in the knockout stage but only if they win their matched tomorrow. Ronnie Alcano and MArcus Chamat are among today’s losers. Here are the complete results:

1st Session

Group A Winners Bracket

Dennis Orcullo(PHL) 9 – 3 Jalal Yousef(VEN)
Efren Reyes(PHL) 9 – 3 Konstantin Stepanov(RUS)

Group B Winners Bracket

Chris Orme(CAN) 9 – 0 Fu Jan Bo(CHN)
Chris Melling(GBR) 9 – 2 Lo Li Wen(JPN)

Group C Winners Bracket

Roman Hybler(CZE) 9 – 5 Muhammad Zulfikri(INA)
Carlos Cabello(ESP) 9 – 4 Fu Chei Wei(TPE)

Group D Winners Bracket

Carlo Biado(PHL) 9 – 2 Lee Gun Jae(KOR)
Francisco Bustamante(PHL) 9 – 4 Alazmi Majed(KUW)

Group E Winners Bracket

Ko Puo Cheng(TPE) 9 – 1 Christian Tuvi(URU)
Imran Majid(GBR) 9 – 7 Manuel Gama(POR)

Group F Winners Bracket

Mika Immonen(FIN) 9 – 2 Hwang Yong(KOR)
Stephan Cohen(FRA) 9 – 6 Dhang Jinhu(CHN)

2nd Session

Group G Winners Bracket

Thorsten Hohmann(GER) 9 – 4 Majed Waleed(QAT)
Oliver Medenilla(PHL) 9 – 6 Nguyen Phuong Thao(VIE)

Group H Winners Bracket

Jeffrey De Luna(PHL) 9 – 4 Riyan Setiawan(INA)
Huidji See(NED) 9 – 2 Takhti Zarekani(IRI)

Group I Winners Bracket

Chang Jung Lin(TPE) 9 – 1 Soheil Vahedi(IRI)
Karl Boyes(GBR) 9 – 0 Lee Chenman(HKG)

Group J Winners Bracket

Ralf Souquet(GER) 9 – 1 Sundeep Gulati(IND)
Shane Van Boening(USA) 9 – 8 Wu Jiaqing(CHN)

Group K Winners Bracket

Darren Appleton(GBR) 9 – 5 Bader Al Awadi(KUW)
Chang Yu Lun(TPE) 9 – 3 Israel Rota(PHL-QAT)

Group L Winners Bracket

Alan Cuartero(PHL-KUW) 9 – 5 Marcus Chamat(SWE)
Raj Hundal(IND) 9 – 8 Naoyuki Oi(JPN)

3rd Session

Group M Winners Bracket

Radoslaw Babica(POL) 9 – 8 Ronnie Alcano(PHL)
Daryl Peach(GBR) 9 – 4 Mohammad Al Hazmi(KSA)

Group N Winners Bracket

Mario He(AUT) 9 – 8 Hsu Kai Lun(TPE)
Nick Van Den Berg(NED) 9 – 5 Francisco Sanchez Ruiz(ESP)

Group O Winners Bracket

Yukio Akakariyama(JPN) 9 – 3 Alok Kumar(IND)
Niels Feijen(NED) 9 – 4 Sascha Tege(GER)

Group P Winners Bracket

Antonio Lining(PHL) 9 – 4 Tohru Kouribayashi(JPN)
Carlo Dalmann(CRO) 9 – 5 Ali Saeed(UAE)





World 9-Ball Championships: Day 2 Results

27 06 2011
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Doha, Qatar-  Here the group results in Day 2 of the world’s premier 9-ball tournament.

Group L

Ronnie Alcano(PHL) 9 — 5 Hamzah Al Saeed(ERI)
Radoslaw Babica(POL) 9 — 8 Raymund Faron(PHL-UAE)
Mohammad Al Hazmi (SYR)9 –6 Nguyen Phuc Long(VIE)
Daryl Peach(GBR) 9 – 5 Keng Kwang Chan(SIN)

Group N

Marlo He(AUT) 9 – 3 Lui Haitao(CHN)
Hsu Kai Lun(TPE) 9 –6 Khamis Obaidly(QAT)
Nick Van den Berg(NED)9 — 4 Omar Al Omari(KSA)
Francisco Sanchez Ruiz(ESP) 9 — 6 Mohamad Asfari(SYR)

Group O

Yukio Akakariyama(JPN) 9 — 8 Mohammed Al Bin Ali(QAT)
Alok Kumar(IND) 9 – 4 Desmond Goh Teck(SIN)
Niels Feijen(NED) 9 – 4 Tamoo Takano(JPN)
Sascha-Andrej Tege(GER) 9 – 0 Badr Al Hamdan(KSA)

Group P

Antonio Lining(PHL) 9—4 Liu Cheng Cheih
Ali Saeed(UAE) 9 –1 Ramiz Turulja(BAN)
Tohru Kuribayashi(JPN) 9 — 6 Oliver Ortmann(GER)
Carlo Dalmatin(CRO) 9 – 2 Taher Hussain(QAT)

Group A Losers Bracket

Mark Gray(GBR) 9 –7 Vilmos Foldes(HUN)
Mohanna Obaidly(QAT) 9 — 6 Andrew Kong(HKG)

Group B Losers Bracket

Ali Berjawi, Mohamad(LEB) 9 — 8 Henriqu Correia(POR)
Antonio Gabica(PHL) 9—4 Majed Al Zaab(UAE)

Group C Losers Bracket

Han Hao Xiang(CHN)9 –8 Jason Klatt(CAN)
Omaral Shaheeme( KUW) 9 – 6 Abdulmajed Hussain

Group D Losers Bracket

Caneda Villamor(PHL) 9—1 Jon Grimley(NZL)
Scott Higgin(GBR) 9—8 Petri Makkonen(FIN)

 





Smart-Gilas strolls to SEABA crown

27 06 2011

BritAma Arena Sports Mall, Jakarta, Indonesia– The Pilipinas-Smart Gilas juggernaut was simply stoppable as they beat hosts Indonesia 89-50 to rule the 9th SEABA men’s championship.  They will lead the Southeast Asian contingent for the 26th FIBA-Asia Championship in Wuhan, China.

Mark Barroca topscored with 17 points.  The Philippines average 96.5 points per game while limiting its opponents to 56.5 ppg. The 4 game sweep proved that the Philippines still the best in basketball in the region.





2011 World 9-ball Championship Early Results

26 06 2011
Billiard Palacade

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Al Sadd Sports Club, Doha, Qatar – Here are the results of the matches in Day 1 of the World 9-Ball Championships:

Group A
Dennis Orcullo(PHL) 9—4 Andrew Kong(HKG)
Jalal Yousef(VEN) 9—4 Mohanna Obaidly(QAT)
Efren Reyes(PHL) 9—8 Mark Gray(GBR)
Konstantin Stepanov(RUS) 9—7Vilmos Foldes(HUN)

Group B

Fu Jan Bo(CHN) 9—8 Henrique Correia(POR)
Chris Orme( CAN ) 9—4 Ali Berjaoui Mohamad(LEB)
Chris Melling(GBR) 9—8 Antonio Gabica (PHL)
Lo Li Wen(JPN) 9—6 Majeed Al Zaab( KUW )

Group C

Roman Hybler (CZE) 9—5 Jason Klatt(CAN)
Muhamed Zulfikri (INA) 9—6 Han Hao Xiang(CHN)
Fu Che Wei(TPE) 9—5 Bashar Hussain(QAT)
Carlo Cabello(ESP) 9—4 Omarai Shaheeme(KUW)

Group D

Francisco Bustamante(PHL) 9—7 Canedo Villamor(PHL)
Carlo Biado(PHL) 9—5 Petri Makkonen(FIN)
Majide Alazme(KUW) 9—6 Jon Grimley(NZL)
Lee Gun Jai(KOR)9 – 6 Scott Higgins(GBR)

Group E

Kuo Po Cheng(TPE) 9—7 Murni, Ahmad Taufi(BRU)
Manuel Gama(POR) 9—8 Roberto Gomez(PHL)
Imran Majid(GBR) 9—4 Naeem Ali, Ahmed(JOR)
Meshel Turkey(QAT) 9—7 Christian Tuvi(URU)

Group F

Mika Immonen(FIN) 9—3 Hanni Al Howri(UAE)
Dang Jin-Hu(CHN) 9—3 David Alcaide(ESP)
Stephen Cohen(FRA) 9—Ko Ping Chung(TPE) 7
Hwang Yong(KOR) 9— 4 Martin Daigle(CAN)





SEABA: Gilas sweeps elimination round

26 06 2011
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BritAma Arena Sports Mall,Jakarta, Indonesia– The Pilipinas-Smart Gilas routed Singapore 106-51 to sweep its elimination round games in the 9th SEABA men’s championship. The Gilas limited Singapore to 23 points in the first half en route to 37-point halftime lead.  From then on the team just cruised victory while still outscoring their opponents 46-28 in the second half.

It was the third straight win for the vaunted Gilas after beating Malaysia 97-71 then embarrassing host Indonesia 94-54. This tournament serves as the qualifiers for the 2011 FIBA Asia Championships in Wuhan, China.

In this game, six players scored in double figures led by Japeth Aguilar and Mark Barroca who both scored 18 points. Wei Long Wong led Singapore with 20 markers.

Up next, the Smart-Gilas will face Indonesia for the crown.

caloycomment: It was expected that they will have an easy time in this tournament even with only nine men in uniform.  The big challenge will be in China when they will face the middle-eastern and east Asian powers.





2011 NBA Draft: Kyrie Irving is Top Pick

24 06 2011
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The Top Ten Picks are:

 

No. 1 CLEVELAND CAVALIERS Kyrie Irving (Duke) Guard 6-4 191 lbs. – Irving was expected to go either No.1 or 2.  The Duke freshman only played 11 games in college but he averaged 17.5 points along with .462% 3 FG shooting.  He is expected to be the floor general of the new-look Cavs.  He has big shoes to fill after Lebron James left for Miami but Cleveland’s newest No.1 pick will just hope have a stat line like current MVP Derrick Rose or New Orlean‘s Chris Paul. This pick is quiet good, I expect to see freshman numbers like this 16 ppg 6 apg 45% 3 Fg%.  Question: Will he be the savior of the kingdom left by Lebron?

No.2 MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES Derrick Williams (Arizona) PF 6-8 241 lbs. – As expected, Williams is No.2 pick. A lot of experts see him as probably the most NBA-ready of this year batch of rookies.  He has guild build and he has shown that he can score anywhere in the court. He has the potential to average over 20 ppg in his first year. The problem now in Minnesota is who will they move since they have a glut in scoring forwards with the presence Michael Beasley (19.2 ppg 5.6 rpg) and Anthony Randolph. With the entry of Ricky Rubio the starting PF for the Wolves has the potential to be one of the NBA’s scoring leaders. Question: Will the Williams-Rubio tandem become the next Malone-Stockton pairing?

No.3 UTAH JAZZ Enes Kanter (Kentucky) C 6-11 262 lbs.  – Kanter of Turkey was not able to play in the NCAA because he was deemed ineligible after playing in the Turkish pro league. He is projected to be a versatile and athletic big man that will help in rebuilding process in Utah. The Jazz seriously considered Brandon Knight for this slot but the management decided that big men are more important on this draft. Question: Will he be better than Darko?

No.4 CLEVELAND CAVALIERS Tristan Thompson (Texas) PF 6-8 225 lbs. – Cleveland was considering a 6-8 PF for the top pick (D. Williams) but they still got 6-8 PF for the No.4 pick in Thompson. As a freshman, he averaged 13.1 ppg 7.8 rpg and Big 12 leading 2.4 blocks per game. He has a tremendous motor and that is probably main reason that he landed as the 4th pick in this year’s draft. He will be solid high energy guy for the Cavs in the years to come. The Cavs were though to pick Jonas Valanciunas of Lithuania. Question: Will he just be another Udonis Haslem?

No. 5 TORONTO RAPTORS Jonas Valanciunas (Lithuania) PF 6-11 240 lbs. – He could have gone higher if not for his contract situation.  He might not be able to play this year but at 19 years old, he has a lot of upside. He dominated the European under-18 Championship (19 ppg 13 rpg 2.7 bpg).  He needs to gain some muscles before he can really dominate in the NBA day in and day out. The Raptors are one of the few teams who can wait for this potentially exciting big man. Question: When will he play in the NBA?

No. 6 WASHINGTON WIZARDS Jan Vesely (Czech Republic) SF 6-11 240 lbs – The 6-11 athletic small forward will be the wing man of John Wall. He has drawn comparisons to Andrei Kirilenko and was supposed to be a lottery pick last year before pulling out from the draft. He is one of the more interesting prospects in this draft and hopefully his skill set will offer the Wizards a lot mismatches in their favor. Question: What position will he play in the NBA?

No. 7 SACRAMENTO KINGS Bismack Biyombo (Congo) PF 6-9 240 lbs. – This pick was traded to the Charlotte Bobcats. Biyombo is expected to dominate the defensive side of the ballgame ala Ben Wallace during his early days with the Pistons.  With a wingspan of 7 feet and 7 inches he is known to be an extra tough defender and an energetic rebounder. He will be a big asset to the Bobcats.  Just like Big Ben Wallace, he has no offensive game to speak off. Question: Is his defense enough to be picked in the top 10?

No.8 DETROIT PISTONS Brandon Knight (Kentucky) PG 6-3 185 lbs. – With no team needing a point guard, Brandon Knight feel to the lap of the Detroit Pistons. The Pistons are loaded with guards and were looking to draft a big man but Joe Dumars cannot help it but pick the best player available. The success of freshman Kentucky guards who moved to the NBA in recent years have been an overwhelming success. Derrick William, Tyreke Evans, and John Wall have shown that Calipari-trained guards can excel in the next level. Knight is the guard who succeeded the three and he led Kentucky to it first Final 4 appearance since 1998. It will be interesting to see how he will bring back the winning years for the Pistons who are revamping their coaching staff and line-up. Question: Is he the next Isiah Thomas?

N0.9 CHARLOTTE BOBCATS Kemba Walker (Connecticut) PG 6-1 172 lbs. – After winning the NCAA Basketball crown, Walker is drafted by Michael Jordan to be the starting point guard of the Bobcats. Kemba is a proven leader, scorer, defender and distributor.  He might a bit undersized but he is a winner and he has shown that he can compete in the face of great adversity. Question: Will he start immediately?

N0. 10 MILWAUKEE BUCKS Jimmer Fredette (BYU) PG 6-2 195 lbs. -The 3rd straight point guard drafted will be playing in Sacramento next year.  He will most likely play 1-2 with the Kings.  With the presence of Tyreke Evans, his shooting skills will be very useful. He led college basketball in scoring last year.  His defense might be questionable but the Kings are bent on having a high scoring team next year. Question: Is his offense enough to sell tickets?

 

 





9th SEABA Men’s Championship: Pilipinas beats Malaysia

23 06 2011
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BritAma Arena Sports Mall, Jakarta, Indonesia–  The Pilipinas-Smart Gilas survived a slow start to beat the Malaysian Men’s Basketball Team 97-71 in its opening game at the 9th outheast Asian Basketball Association (SEABA) men’s championship.

Trailing by 5 at the end of the first half, JV Casio of the Smart Gilas waxed hot and scored 15 points in the third canto to turn the 36-41 deficit into a 63-57 lead at the end of the 3rd quarter.  The onslaught did not stop as Japeth Aguilar dominated the final period by scoring 8 points in the crucial 16-2 blast by the Gilas to pad its lead to 20 points.  Smart Gilas then cruised to end the game with a margin of 26 points.

This tournament serves as the qualifier for the FIBA Asia Championship on Sept. 15 to 25 in Wuhan, China. The top 3 SEABA finishers will play in the FIBA Asia Championship where a slot in the 2012 Olympic Games is at stake.

caloycomment: It is a good start for a shorthanded national team that only brought 10 players in the tournament. The SouthEast Asian level tournament has been our playground for years and the Philippines are expected to win the tournament without so much of a challenge.  The 5 point halftime deficit is no cause for concern because this is just their first game.  My only hope is that no major injuries will happen to any player among the participating teams. Congrats Gilas!





Caloy Stats of the Day (June 23, 2011)

23 06 2011

0 = the number of goals scored by the Philippine National Football Team otherwise known as the Azkals in their match Bundesliga Division II side FC Ingolstadt.  Yes it was a tune up game but after 2 straight 4-1 victories over lesser sides, I wanted a win against a Div. II side to show our capabilities.  There is a saying though about learning more in defeats than in victories.  Hopefully, the lessons the Azkals learned today will lead to a victory against Sri Lanka.

1 and 4 = the lottery picks of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2011 NBA Draft tomorrow. Lebron left, Lebron was defeated, it’s time for the Cavs to start rebuilding.  This draft will be the first major step towards respectability.  Still, there are no shoe-ins with those picks unlike in the past years. Who would they get? Kyrie Irving or Derrick Williams? Both?? Could Cleveland pick Enes Kanter? It is going to be an interesting and well-covered draft.

3 = the number of consecutive losses by the Air 21 Express to open the 2011 Governor’s Cup.  Danny Seigle and Dondon Hontiveros have so far shown the pinoy basketball fans that they can put up numbers that made them legendary names in their SMB days but the team is losing. Maybe the trades have affected their rotation and import.  It is still early in the conference but a 0-3 start makes the next games must-wins for them.

4 = the number of goals conceded by the Azkals against Ingolstadt 04.  The club name reflects the score of the match 0-4 in favor of the German side. I hope they lose 0-4 in exhibition matches. I do not miss the days they we lost to our neighbors by more than 5 goals.

24 = is the combined points scored by Powerade Tiger rookies Sean Anthony and Jai Reyes to clinch the Tiger’s first victory in the 2011 PBA Governor’s Cup. The whole Air 21 Express Team only scored 23 points in the final period.  That says a lot about how “HOT” this two were last night.

Caloy’s PBA Awards for the week:

Best Import: Arizona Reid (Rain or Shine) 29 ppg 14 rpg team record: 2-1

Pinoy Player of the Week: Arwind Santos (Petron) 13.3 ppg 13 rpg 2.7 bpg team record: 2-1

Rookie of the Week: Sean Anthony (Powerade) 13 ppg 9 rpg 3 apg

Best 5:

C Arwind Santos (Petron) 13.3 ppg 13 rpg 2.7 bpg

G Alex Cabagnot (Petron) 13.7 ppg 6.3 rpg 8.3 apg

F Gabe Norwood (Rain or Shine) 12 ppg 8.3 rpg 5 apg 40% 3FG%

G Sol Mercado (Meralco) 19.5 ppg 5.5 rpg 5.5 apg

F Danny Seigle (Air 21) 19.7 ppg 8.0 rpg 1.7 bpg .535 FG%

Surprising 5:

F Sean Anthony (Powerade) 13 ppg 9 rpg 3 apg

G JC Intal (Ginebra) 13.5 ppg 5 rpg

C Yancy De Ocampo (Ginebra) 13 ppg 7.5 rpg

G Celino Cruz (Powerade) 8.7 ppg 4 apg

F Mark Isip (Meralco) 17.5 ppg 5 rpg