Quezon City – There were 4 Filipinos who were competing in the 2011 PartyPoker.net World Pool Masters. Defending Champion Dennis Orcollo, Pool legends Efren “Bata” Reyes and Francisco “Django” Bustamante, and Lee Van Corteza. Among the 4, only 2 Pinoy cue masters are left in this single elimination tournament.
Lee Van Corteza squeaked past reigning World Ten Ball champion Huidji See of the Netherland, 8-7 in his Round of 16 match. World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) World No.1 Dennis Orcollo meanwhile, barged into the Final 4 after beating Chinese Chang Jung-lin, 8-1. It is a great follow-up of his 8-2 rout of Tony Drago yesterday.
It will be exciting to see if a Filipino will be able to defend its home turf in this tournament that will give the winner $20,000.
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