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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World 9 Ball Championship: The Final 4. 2 Pinoys left!

1 07 2011
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Doha, Qatar – After five days of intense competition among the best pool stars in the world, the 2011 World 9 Ball Championships is down its final 4 participants.  Ronnie Alcano of the Philippines and Yukio Akakariyama of Japan both survived 11-10 thrillers to grab slots in the semifinals. They are joined by Mark Gray of Great Britain who outlasted USA’s Shane Van Boening and World No. 1 Dennis Orcullo who strolled to an 11-2 victory.

The Philippines is once again assured of one finalist as Orcullo and former World Champion Alcano will battle in the race to 11 semifinals. Here are the complete results of the last 8 matches:

Dennis Orcullo(PHL) 11 – 2 Daryl Peach(GBR)
Ronnie Alcano(PHL) 11 -10 Toru Kuribayashi(JPN)
Yukio Akakariyama(JPN) 11 – 10. Vicenc io Tanio(PHL)
Mark Gray(GBR) 11 – 9 Shane Van Boening(USA)

Semifinal Pairings:

Orcullo vs. Alcano

Akakariyama vs. Gray





World 9 Ball Championships: 3 Pinoys left in the Quarterfinal

1 07 2011
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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 Championship: Partial Round of 64 Results

30 06 2011

Doha, Qatar– Here are the initial results of the knockout stages of the 2011 World 9 Ball Championships.

Ralf Souquet(GER) 11 – 5 Serge Das(Bel)
Mariusz Skoneczny(POL) 11 – 7 Radislaw Babica(POL)
Li Lo Wen(JPN) 11 – 7 Thorsten Hohmann(GER)
Carlo Dalmatin(CRO) 11 – 7 Hsu Kai Lun(TPE)
Lee Van Corteza(PHL) 11 – 5 Oliver Medenilla(PHL)
Vicencio Tanio(PHL) 11 – 7 Nick van den Berg(NED)
Yukio Akakariyama(JPN) 11 – 7 Soheil Vahedi(IRI)
Carlo Biado(PHL) 11 – 6 Takhti Zarekani(IRI)
Antonio Gabica(PHL) 11 – 10 Mika Immonen(FIN)
Chris Melling(GBR) 11 – 2 Hwang Yong(KOR)
Darren Appleton(GBR) 11-6 Dang Jin Hu(CHN)
Shane Van Boening(USA) 11- 8 Konstantin Stepanov(RUS)
Naoyuki Oi(JPN) 11- 4 Imran Majid(GBR)
Mark Gray(GBR) 11 – 10 Kuo Po Cheng(TPE)
Allan Cuartero(PHL) 11 – 9 Ahmad Taufiq Binh Murni(BRU)
Chang Jun Lin(TPE) 11 – 5 Joven Alba(PHL)

Round of 32 Match-ups
Ralf Souquet vs. Mariusz Skoneczny
Lo Li Wen Vs. Vicencio Tanio
Carlo Dalmatin vs. Yukio Akakariyama
Lee Van Corteza vs. Carlo Biado
Antonio Gabica vs. Naoyuki Oi
Chris Melling vs. Mark Gray
Darren Appleton vs. Alan Cuartero
Shane Van Boening vs. Chang Jun Lin

The 16 other slots in the round of 32 will be known later. So far, 5 Filipinos have qualified in the round of 32 led by Antonio Gabica who stunned Mika Immonen 11-10 in their round of 64 match. The Philippines is actually assured 1 slot in the Round of 16 since Lee Van Corteza and Carlo Biado will slug it out in the next round.

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World 9-Ball Championships: Day 2 Results

27 06 2011
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Doha, Qatar-  Here the group results in Day 2 of the world’s premier 9-ball tournament.

Group L

Ronnie Alcano(PHL) 9 — 5 Hamzah Al Saeed(ERI)
Radoslaw Babica(POL) 9 — 8 Raymund Faron(PHL-UAE)
Mohammad Al Hazmi (SYR)9 –6 Nguyen Phuc Long(VIE)
Daryl Peach(GBR) 9 – 5 Keng Kwang Chan(SIN)

Group N

Marlo He(AUT) 9 – 3 Lui Haitao(CHN)
Hsu Kai Lun(TPE) 9 –6 Khamis Obaidly(QAT)
Nick Van den Berg(NED)9 — 4 Omar Al Omari(KSA)
Francisco Sanchez Ruiz(ESP) 9 — 6 Mohamad Asfari(SYR)

Group O

Yukio Akakariyama(JPN) 9 — 8 Mohammed Al Bin Ali(QAT)
Alok Kumar(IND) 9 – 4 Desmond Goh Teck(SIN)
Niels Feijen(NED) 9 – 4 Tamoo Takano(JPN)
Sascha-Andrej Tege(GER) 9 – 0 Badr Al Hamdan(KSA)

Group P

Antonio Lining(PHL) 9—4 Liu Cheng Cheih
Ali Saeed(UAE) 9 –1 Ramiz Turulja(BAN)
Tohru Kuribayashi(JPN) 9 — 6 Oliver Ortmann(GER)
Carlo Dalmatin(CRO) 9 – 2 Taher Hussain(QAT)

Group A Losers Bracket

Mark Gray(GBR) 9 –7 Vilmos Foldes(HUN)
Mohanna Obaidly(QAT) 9 — 6 Andrew Kong(HKG)

Group B Losers Bracket

Ali Berjawi, Mohamad(LEB) 9 — 8 Henriqu Correia(POR)
Antonio Gabica(PHL) 9—4 Majed Al Zaab(UAE)

Group C Losers Bracket

Han Hao Xiang(CHN)9 –8 Jason Klatt(CAN)
Omaral Shaheeme( KUW) 9 – 6 Abdulmajed Hussain

Group D Losers Bracket

Caneda Villamor(PHL) 9—1 Jon Grimley(NZL)
Scott Higgin(GBR) 9—8 Petri Makkonen(FIN)

 





2011 World 9-ball Championship Early Results

26 06 2011
Billiard Palacade

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Al Sadd Sports Club, Doha, Qatar – Here are the results of the matches in Day 1 of the World 9-Ball Championships:

Group A
Dennis Orcullo(PHL) 9—4 Andrew Kong(HKG)
Jalal Yousef(VEN) 9—4 Mohanna Obaidly(QAT)
Efren Reyes(PHL) 9—8 Mark Gray(GBR)
Konstantin Stepanov(RUS) 9—7Vilmos Foldes(HUN)

Group B

Fu Jan Bo(CHN) 9—8 Henrique Correia(POR)
Chris Orme( CAN ) 9—4 Ali Berjaoui Mohamad(LEB)
Chris Melling(GBR) 9—8 Antonio Gabica (PHL)
Lo Li Wen(JPN) 9—6 Majeed Al Zaab( KUW )

Group C

Roman Hybler (CZE) 9—5 Jason Klatt(CAN)
Muhamed Zulfikri (INA) 9—6 Han Hao Xiang(CHN)
Fu Che Wei(TPE) 9—5 Bashar Hussain(QAT)
Carlo Cabello(ESP) 9—4 Omarai Shaheeme(KUW)

Group D

Francisco Bustamante(PHL) 9—7 Canedo Villamor(PHL)
Carlo Biado(PHL) 9—5 Petri Makkonen(FIN)
Majide Alazme(KUW) 9—6 Jon Grimley(NZL)
Lee Gun Jai(KOR)9 – 6 Scott Higgins(GBR)

Group E

Kuo Po Cheng(TPE) 9—7 Murni, Ahmad Taufi(BRU)
Manuel Gama(POR) 9—8 Roberto Gomez(PHL)
Imran Majid(GBR) 9—4 Naeem Ali, Ahmed(JOR)
Meshel Turkey(QAT) 9—7 Christian Tuvi(URU)

Group F

Mika Immonen(FIN) 9—3 Hanni Al Howri(UAE)
Dang Jin-Hu(CHN) 9—3 David Alcaide(ESP)
Stephen Cohen(FRA) 9—Ko Ping Chung(TPE) 7
Hwang Yong(KOR) 9— 4 Martin Daigle(CAN)





Asian Games: Orcollo bags second gold medal for PH

18 11 2010
Billard and snooker

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Veteran Dennis Orcullo captured the gold medal of the 9-ball event in billiards of the 2010 Asian Games by beating compatriot Warren Kiamco 9-7. The finals became an all-Filipino duel when Orcullo beat Jeong Young Hwa of Korea 9-3 and Kiamco outlasted Taipei‘s Ko Pin Yi in their respective semifinal duels. The medals from the 9-ball event brought the country’s medal tally to 2-1-4 (G-S-B).

Other Notable Results:

Miguel Luis Tabuena leads individual men’s play in gold by 3 strokes after the 2nd day of competitions.

Hagen Alexander Topacio is second in the first day of trap shooting after scoring a 72

The men’s trap team is running 4th

Swimmer Miguel Molina qualified in the men’s 200m breaststroke finals