After 16 matches in the Round of 64 in the World 9-Ball Championship, 3 Philippine bets have entered the Round of 32 while 3 Filipino pool players are eliminated from the competition. There are 7 Filipino cue masters who will play for a spot in the Round of 32 later tonight. The early winners are led by veteran Dennis Orcollo who avenged his Day 3 defeat to Andrew Kong of Hong Kong. He will be joined by Lee Van Corteza and Antonio Gabica. Corteza beat Belgium’s Serge Das while Gabica eliminated Mario He of Austria.
The 3 PHL bets that were eliminated are Israel Rota, Marlon Caneda, and Elvis Calasang. Rota was beaten by Hao Xiang Han of China. Caneda was eliminated by Nick Van Der Berg and Calasang was sent packing by John Morra of Canada.
On going matches of PHL bets as of posting:
Chang Jun Lin (TAI) 3 – 2 Joven Alba (PHI)
Carlo Biado (PHI) 2 -4 Ohi Naoyuki (JPN)
Efren Reyes (PHI) 3-2 Toh Lian Han (SIN)
- World 9-Ball Championship 2012 Day 3: 7 Filipinos enter the Round of 64 including Cebu’s Gaga Gabica (cebuislandlive.com)
- World 9-Ball Championship 2012: 6 Filipinos including Cebuano Israel Rota survive Do or Die Day 4 (cebuislandlive.com)
- World 9-Ball Championship 2012 Day 4: Round of 64 cast complete; 13 PHL cue masters qualify (caloysports.wordpress.com)
- 2012 World 9-ball Championship: Gabica wins opening match; 12 -2 so far for PHL bets (cebuislandlive.com)
- 2012 WORLD 9-BALL CHAMPIONSHIP Day 2: PHL pool masters 12-5 in their first matches (caloysports.wordpress.com)