(4) GERMANY 8 vs. 0 Australia
Ralf Soquet continue his hot streak in the Philippines as he paired up with Thorsten Hohmann to rout the Australian pairing of Greg Jenkins & David Rothall. The 4th seeded German pair blanked Australia 8-0.
(13) France 6 vs. 8 MALAYSIA
Malaysia’s Ibrahim Amir & Patrick Ooi shocked the 6th-ranked French pair of Stephan Cohen & Vincent Facquet, 8-6. The game was close and it was even tied 5-5 after the 10th rack. Malaysia won two consecutive games to take the lead for good. Amir-Ooi pairing will next face Germany’s Soquet and Hohmann.
(3) England 6 vs. 8 ESTONIA
Estonia made its presence felt in their World Cup debut as they overcame the 3rd-seed Brtish pairing of Darren Appleton & Chris Melling. Dennis Grabe & Erki Erm won 2 straight games from 6-all tie to book a place in the Round of 16. Erki Erm believed that every time has chance in this tournament just like what Switzerland did to the defending champs China yesterday.
(14) Holland 4 vs. 8 THAILAND
Holland’s Huidji See & Marco Teutscher were upset by Thailand’s Nitiwat Kanjanasri & Kobkit Palajin, 4-8. Another seeded team fell as Team Thailand raced to a formidable 6-1 lead to frustrate the Dutch pair. The Thais will face the Estonians in the next round for a place in the quarterfinals.
(6) USA 7 vs. 8 SINGAPORE
USA’s Corey Deuel and Mike Dechaine showed up with a stars and stripes theme costume in their match against lowly Singapore composed of Bernard Tey & Chan Keng Kwang. The game though was not a costume party as Singapore blitzed to a 5-1 lead. The Americans suddenly got serious to tie the match at 5-5 and even reached the hill ahead of the Singaporeans 7-6. Dechane missed the 4-ball in the 14th rack to hand over the break to Singapore in the hill-hill encounter. Singapore won the final match and send another higher seed out of the competition.
(2) PHILIPPINES A 8 vs. 2 Austria
The Filipino fans were hoping that Dennis Orcollo & Ronnie Alcano will duplicate the perfromance of the Reyes-Bustamante tandem last night. The fans who flocked to The Block in SM City North EDSA were not disappointed as No.2 seed Philippines Team A never gave the Austrian pairing Jasmin Ouschan & Mario He. Incidentally, Austria is represented by one female cue artist. The Orcollo-Alcano pairing run off with 8 straight racks after trailing 0-2 early in the match. The Philippine Team A will await the winner between Malta and Canada tomorrow.
Day 2 Recap: Just like yesterday, seeded teams are losing to lesser rank teams. Heavyweights Germany and Philippines were able to buckle the trend but England, Holland, USA were not as lucky. There will be more surprises in this year’s edition of the World Cup of Pool for sure.
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