2015 World 10-Ball Championship: Ko Pin Yi is the Champion

21 02 2015

Taiwan‘s Ko Pin Yi captured the 2015 World 10-Ball Championship title after beating Filipino Carlo Biado in the finals, 11-9.  His victory is worth $40,000 while Biado received $20,000.  The 2015 World 10-Ball Champions is also known the 2015 MP Cup as the event is sponsored by Congressman Manny Pacquiao. On his way to the finals, Ko beat 2 fellow Taipei players including his brother Ko Ping Chung in the semifinals.  Biado went to the finals by beating Spain’s David Alcaide.

Quarterfinal Results:

Ko Pin Yi(TPE) 11 – 7 Yang Ching Shun(TPE)
Warren Kiamco(PHI) 3 – 11 Ko Ping Chung(TPE) FINAL
David Alcaide(ESP) 11 -9 Johann Chua(PHI)
Carlo Biado(PHI) 11 – 7. Liu Haitao(CHN)

Semifinal Results:

Ko Pin Yi(TPE) 11 – 2 Ko Ping Chung(TPE)
David Alcaide(ESP) 2 – 11 Carlo Biado(PHI)

Finals:

Ko Pin Yi 11 – 9 Carlo Biado





World 10 Ball Championship: 17 Filipinos enter the Round of 64

19 02 2015
English: Alex PagulayanThis is my personal pic...

English: Alex Pagulayan plays for Canada (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

General Santos City – Day 2 of the 2015 MP Cup World 10-ball Championship is the first elimination day as 32 pool players were sent home from the original 128 participants. 32 other undefeated players barged into the knockout stages with their 2nd straight victories.  Of the 32 qualifiers, 17 are from the host country Philippines including Alex Pagulayan who is playing for Canada.

The 16 Filipinos who are in the money rounds are:

  1. Raymund Faraon
  2. Anton Raga
  3. Lee Van Cortez
  4. Antonio Gabica
  5. Jerico Bonus
  6. James Aranaz
  7. Dennis Orcollo
  8. Francisco Bustamante
  9. Alex Pagulayan
  10. Warren Kiamco
  11. Elmer Haya
  12. Roberto Gomez
  13. Carlo Biado
  14. Oliver Viliafuerte
  15. Jeffrey de Luna
  16. Emil Martinez
  17. Jonas Magpantay

The winner of this tournament will take home $40,000.  The event’s main sponsor is Congressman Manny Pacquiao.

 

Results for Day 2

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2014 WPA World 9 Ball Championship: 32 players get the boot; Akagariyama ousted!

23 06 2014

From 128 pool players, the 2014 World 9 Ball Championship is now down to 96 as 32 players got eliminated in Day 2 of competitions. On Day 2, we say goodbye to the following players:

  1. Mohamed Al Hosani(UAE)
  2. Mohd Al Bin Ali(QAT)
  3. John Morra(CAN)
  4. Hasan Hwaida Idan(IRQ)
  5. Hamzaa M. Saeed Ali(ERI)
  6. Ahmad Taufiq(BRU)
  7. Mishel Turkey(QAT)
  8. Fahim Sinha(BAN)
  9. Yukio Akagariyama(JPN)
  10. Detlef Grzella(RSA)
  11. Mohamed Hamouda(EGY)
  12. Eric Lee(HKG)
  13. Karol Skowerski(POL)
  14. Abdulla Mohammad(UAE)
  15. Vilmos Foldes(HUN)
  16. Nour Wasfi Al Jarrah(JOR)
  17. Sayeem Hossain(BAN)
  18. Denis Grabe(EST)
  19. Stefan Sprangers(NED)
  20. Alejandro Carbajal(CHI)
  21. Mohammed Elassal(EGY)
  22. Jurgen Jenisy(AUT)
  23. Mohammed Ali Berjaou(LEB)
  24. Christian Aguirre(ECU)
  25. Bader Al Hamdan(KSA)
  26. Koh Seng Ann Aaron(SIN)
  27. J-Ram Alabanzas(RSA)
  28. Imran Majid(GBR)
  29. So Shaw(IRI)
  30. Kwok Chi Ho(HKG)
  31. Bashar Hussain(QAT)
  32. Mario Morra(CAN)

Biggest Name Eliminated for Day 2: Yukio Akagariyama was the 2011 World 9 Ball Champion.  In that year’s final, Akagariyama beat Ronnie Alcano, 13-11. Today we say goodbye to Akagariyama and 31 others who ended their 2014 campaign in just matches.

Yukio Akagiriyama gets the boot

Yukio Akagariyama – 2011 World 9 Ball Champion gets eliminated after Day 2 of the 2014 World 9 Ball Championship

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2012 Guinness World Series of Pool: Speed Challenge Round of 16 match-ups – 2 Pinoys left

15 07 2012

The 2012 Guinness World Series of Pool: Speed Challenge is down to its final 16 competitors. Of the 16, 7 are from the host country Indonesia, 3 are from Great Britain, 2 from the Philippines and USA, and 1 each for Germany and Finland.  The hopes for the Philippines lies in the cue sticks of Dennis Orcollo and Jeffrey de Luna. Here are the pairings for the Round of 16:

 

Ricky Yang (INA) vs Jeffrey De Luna (PHI)
Mika Immonen (FIN) vs Muhammad Andre (INA)
Dennis Orcollo (PHI) vs Adolof Leunupun (INA)
Iwan Saga (INA) vs Cherry Suliawan (INA)
Chris Melling (GBR) vs George Breedlove (USA)
Karl Boyes (GBR) vs Ferdi (INA)




The 2012 World 9 Ball Champion is Darren Appleton

30 06 2012

Doha, QatarAfter 7 long days of competition, the 2012 World 9-Ball Champion is finally crowned. The winner of the 2012 World 9-Ball Championship is none other than Darren Appleton of Great Britain. He beat China’s Lee He Wen in the finals with the slimmest of margins, 13-12.  He was actually cruising early in the match as he took a 11-3 lead against the Chinese finalist but Lee had furious rally only to denied in the 25th and final rack. The  victory meant the Appleton will crowned as world champion and going home with $40,000. Lee was awarded $20,ooo for his fine effort in the tournament. Lee was the first ever Chinese finalist in the World 9 Ball Championship history. Congratulations to the winners, participants, and the organizers!  We look forward to another exciting tournament in 2013.





WORLD 9 BALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2012 Semifinals: It’s Appleton vs. Lee for all the jewels!!

29 06 2012

Doha, Qatar – The semifinal matches have been played and the 2012 World 9 Ball Championship is down to its final 2 players. China‘s Lee He Wen defeated former titlist Ralf Souquet, 11-6 to set up a finals duel against Great Britain’s Darren Appleton who won 11-7 against Naoyuki Ohi.  Once again, the tournament will produce a first time winner.

Road to the Finals:

Lee He Wen (CHI)                                   
Eliminations: 7 - 9 Chao Fang Pong(TPE)            
Eliminations: 9 – 4   Edwin Montal(CAN)            
Eliminations: 9 – 1 Roman Hybler(CZE)
Round of 64:  11 – 9 Jason Klatt(CAN)             
Round of 32:  11 – 8 John Morra(CAN)              
Round of 16:  11 – 9 Omar Al Shaheen(KUW)          
Round of 8:   11 – 10  Antonio Gabica(PHI)        
Round of 4:   11 - 6 Ralf Souquet(GER)

Darren Appleton (GBR)
Eliminations: 9 – 7 Hamza Alsaeed(ERI)
Eliminations: 9 – 2 Abdul Rahman Al Amar(KSA)
Round of 64:  11 – 5 Mateusz Sniegocki(POL)
Round of 32:  11 – 10 Matthew Edwards(NZL)
Round of 16:  11 – 8  Nick Ekonomopoulos(GRE)
Round of 8:   11 - 9 Ko Pin Yi(TPE)
Round of 4:   11 - 7 Naoyuki Ohi(JPN)

It’s going to be East vs. West in the finals. Lee will have a chance to be the first ever mainland Chinese player to win the World 9-Ball Championship. Appleton hopes to give Britain another champion after 5 years.





WORLD 9 BALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2012 Semifinal Preview

29 06 2012

Quarterfinal Results:

Ralf Souquet (GER) 11 – 9 Nick Van Den Berg (NED)

Lee He Wen (CHN) 11 – 10 Antonio Gabica (PHL)

Naoyuki Ohi (JAP) 11 – 9 Karl Boyes (GBR)

Darren Appleton (GBR) 11 – 9 Ko Pin Yi (TAI)

After 4 very close games in the quarterfinals, the World 9 Ball Championship is down to its final 4 players.  The final 4 is composed of:

  1. Ralf Souquet of Germany – “The Kaiser” has already won the World 9 Ball Championship 16 years ago when he beat Sweden’s Tom Storm in the finals.  If he wins this year’s edition he will join Earl StricklandJohnny Archer, and Chap Fong Pang as the only multiple time winners of the history of the World 9-Ball Championship.  Souquet has also been the runner-up twice in 2001 (vs. Immonen) and 2006 (vs. Alcano). The last time a German won in the tournament is way back in 2003 when Thorsten Hohmann beat Filipino-Canadian Alex Pagulayan.
  2. Lee He Wen of China – Lee started the tournament at the wrong foot after falling to Taiwanese ace Chao Fang Pong in his first match of the 2012 World 9 Ball Championship.  Ever since that loss, he has strung up 6 straight wins to be in the semifinals. He eliminated Edwin Montal of Canada, Roman Hybler of Czech Republic, Jason Klatt of Canada, John Morra of Canada, Omar Al Shaheen of Kuwait, and Antonio Gabica of the Philippines, on his way to a semifinal match-up against Ralf Souquet.  He sent home 3 Canadians in his quest to become the first ever World 9 Ball Champion from China.
  3. Naoyuki Ohi of Japan – Ohi is hoping to duplicate the feat of his countryman Yukio Akagariyama who won last year’s edition of World 9 Ball Championship. Should he win the tournament, he will be the 4th Japanese to win the title after Akagariyama (2011), Takahashi Kunihiko (1998), and Okumura Takeshi (1994).  He prevented an all-British semifinals by beating Karl Boyes in the quarterfinals.  He will face another GBR bet Darren Appleton for a spot in the finals.
  4. Darren Appleton of Great Britain – Five years ago, Daryl Peach became the first Briton to win the World 9-Ball Championship. Darren Appleton hopes to duplicate the achievement of his countryman in this year’s championship. Nickname “Dynamite”, Appleton is a former World 10-Ball Champion. He also won the 2010 U.S. Open 9-ball Tournament. Winning this tournament will add to the long list of accomplishments of the PontefractWest YorkshireEngland-native.

The final 4 match-ups will be Souquet vs. Lee and Ohi vs. Appleton. All semifinalists are assured of $12,000.  The losing finalist will win $20,000 while the champion gets $40,000.

Darren Appleton

Ralf Souquet

Naoyuki Ohi

Lee He Wen