Doha, Qatar– After the tough Round of 32 and Round of 16 matches, 3 Filipino cue masters are left to vie for the 2011 World 9-Ball Championships. They are World No.1 Dennis Orcullo, 2006 World Champion Ronnie Alcano, and OFW Vivencio Tanio.
Orcullo eliminated defending champion compatriot Francisco Bustamante 11-6. He will next face Daryl Peach of Great Britain. Alcano beat Chang Yu Lun (Taipei) to end up with QF match-up against Japan’s Toru Kuribayashi. Tanio, the coach of the UAE national team hurdled German ace Ralf Souquet 11-9. His next opponent is Japanese Yukio Akakariyama. The last QF pairing pits Shane Van Boening(USA) against Mark Gray(GBR) . The quarterfinal matches will be race to 11.
So, there 3 Pinoys left along with 2 Japanese, 2 Brits and 1 American. It will be another exciting round.
Here are the complete results of the Top 16:
Vicenc io Tanio(PHL) 11 – 9 Ralf Souquet(GER)
Yukio Akakariyama(JPN) 11 – 9 Carlo Biado(PHL) vs
Mark Gray(GBR) 11 – 5 Antonio Gabica(PHL)
Shane Van Boening(USA) 11 – 10 Darren Appleton(GBR) vs.
Daryl Peach(GBR) 11 – 9 Ko Pin Yi(TPE)
Toru Kuribayashi(JPN) 11 – 8 Antonio Lining(PHL)
Ronnie Alcano(PHL) 11 -9 Chang Yu Lun(TPE)
Dennis Orcullo(PHL) 11-6 Francisco Bustamante(PHL)
- 2011 World 9-Ball Championships: Day 3 Results (caloysports.wordpress.com)
- World 9 Ball Championships: Cebuano Gabica leads Pinoy charge to the Round of 32 (cebulive.wordpress.com)
- Clutch, Tough, and Moving On (Ted Lerner via Philboxing)