WORLD 9 BALL CHAMPIONSHIP 2012 Day 5 Recap: Competition down to last 32; Only 5 Filipinos left

28 06 2012

English: Efren Reyes. This is my personal pict...

Doha, Qatar – The Philippine campaign in the 2012 World 9 Ball Championship almost got wiped out at the start of the knockout stages. From 13 participants, the Filipino contingent is down to 5.  Gone are the likes of 2010 champion Django Bustamante, 2006 champ Ronnie Alcano, 2007 runner-up Roberto Gomez, and Carlo Biado. The hopes for a Filipino champion now lies in cue sticks of legendary Bata Reyes, Dennis Orcullo, Lee Van Corteza, Antonio Gabica, and Jundel Mazon.

Unlike the Philippine campaign, the Taipei contingent made a killing in Round 64.  They won 6 of 7 matches including 2 against Filipinos. Two other Filipinos were eliminated by a Chinese player. Other notable losers in the round of 64 were Malta’s Tony Drago, Germany’s Thomas Engert, Britain’s Daryl Peach, and Taipei’s  Chang Yu Lung.  The loser go home with $2,000 each. Top prize of this competition is $40,000.

 

Here are the result of the Day 5 race to 11 pairings:

Ralf Souquet(GER) 11 – 4 Nikolaos Malaj(ALB)
Fu Che Wei(TPE) 11 – 3 Andrea Klasovic(SRB)
Bruno Muratore(ITA) 11 -6 Jayson Shaw(GBR)
Hsu Kai Lun(TPE) 11 – 5 Aki Heiskanen(FIN)
Dennis Orcullo(PHI) 11 – 8 Andrew Kong(HKG)
Nick van den Berg(NED) 11 – 6 Marlon Caneda(PHI)
Han Hao Xiang(CHN) 11 – 8 Israel Rota(PHI)
Jonny Martinez(VEN) 11 – 8 Uraoka Takashi(JPN)
Le He Wen(CHN) 11 – 9 Jason Klatt(CAN)
Mika Immonen(FIN) 11 -10 Tony Drago(MLT)
Yang Ching Shung(TPE) 11 -4 Vincent Faquet(FRA)
Khaled Al Mutairi(KUW) 11 –8 Majide Alazme(KUW)
Antonio Gabica(PHI) 11 – 7 Mario He(AUT)
Lee Van Corteza(PHI) 11 – 4 Serge Das(BEL)
John Morra(CAN) 11 – 7 Elvis Calasang(PHI)
Chang Jun Lin(TPE) 11 – 2 Joven Alba(PHI)
Omar Al Shaheen(KUW) 11 – 10 Chang Yu Lung(TPE)
Efren Reyes(PHI) 11 – 6  Toh Lian Han(SIN)
Yukio Akagariyama(JPN) 11 – 9 Thomas Engert(GER)
Chao Fong Pang(TPE) 11 – 6 Francisco Bustamante(PHI)
Thorsten Hohmann(GER) 11 – 4 Bader Al Awadi(KUW)
Dominic Jentsch(GER) 11 – 6 Manuel Gama(POR)
Naoyuki Ohi(JPN) 11 – 10 Carlo Biado(PHI)
Karl Boyes(GBR) 11 – 9  Do The Kien
Ko Pin Yi(TPE) 11 – 6 Huidji See(NED)
Lo Li Wen(JPN) 11 – 9 Daryl Peach(GBR)
Jundel Mazon(PHI) 11 – 9 Ronnie Alcano(PHI)
Konstantin Stepanov(RUS) 11 – 5 Ryouji Hori(JPN)
Darren Appleton(GBR) 11 – 5 Mateusz Sniegocki(POL)
Matthew Edwards(NZL) 11 – 7 Toru Kuribayashi(JPN)
Liu Haitao(CHN) 11 – 4 Roberto Gomez(PHI)
Nick Ekonomopoulos(GRE) 11 – 5 Ryu Seung Woo(KOR)

 

 





World 9-Ball Championship 2012 Day 4: Round of 64 cast complete; 13 PHL cue masters qualify

27 06 2012
Mika Immonen

Mika Immonen into the next round (Photo credit: Fledrgos)

Al Sadd Sports ClubDoha, Qatar – Day 4 was all about win or go home. Thirty-two players were sent packing home yesterday as players completed the final elimination matches to determine this year’s Top 64. Among those who are out of competition are veterans Ramil Gallego of the Philippines, Chris Melling of Great Britain, American Shane Van Boening, Chinese Fu Jianbo, Dutch Niels Feijen, Germany‘s Oliver Ortmann, and European number one Dimitri Jungo of Switzerland.

There is no American who qualified to the knockout stages. The Top 64 will feature 13 Filipinos, 7 Taiwanese, 6 Japanese, and surprisingly 4 Kuwaitis.  The 4 nationalities almost comprised half the remaining field. The 13 Filipinos are led by 3 ex-World 9 champs; Bata Reyes (1999), Django Bustamante (2010), and Ronnie Alcano (2006). Here is a recap of yesterday’s matches:

Day 4 Results
Final Elimination matches. Winners advance to Round of 64 while losers are eliminated.

Group 1
Al Awadi Bader(KUW) 9 – 2 Mohamad Ali Berjaoui(LIB)
Huidji See(NED) 9 – 8 Vincente Loyme(PHI)

Group 2
Mika Immonen(FIN) 9 – 8 Ali Pordel(IRI)
Hsu Kai Lun(TPE) 9 – 7 Ramil Gallego(PHI)

Group 3
Nikolaos Malaj(ALB) 9 – 6 Chris Melling(GBR)
Jundel Mazon(PHI) 9 – Shane Van Boening(USA)

Group 4
Chao Fong Pang(TPE) 9 – 4 Majid Waleed(UAE)
Le He Wen(CHN) 9 – 1 Roman Hybler(CZE)

Group 5
Do The Kein(VIE) 9 – 5 Fu Jianbo(CHN)
Takashi Uraoka(JPN) 9 – 7 Karlo Dalmatin(CRO)

Group 6
Naoyuki Ohi(JPN) 9 – 8 Niels Feijen(NED)
Al Mutairi, Khaled GH(KUW) 9 – 8 Dimitri Jungo(SUI)

Group 7
Yang Ching Shun(TPE) 9 – 4 Jalal Yousef(VEN)
Ryu Seung Woo(KOR) 9 – 5 Albin Ouschan(AUT)

Group 8
Omar AlShaheen(KUW) 9 – 7 Lee Chen Man(HKG)
Serge Das (BEL) 9 – 6 Hayato Hijikata(JPN)

Group 9
Lo Li Wen(JPN) 9 – 2 Bozidar Primic(CRO)
Mateusz Sniegocki(POL)  Abdulla Al Yousef(KUW)

Group 10
Yukio Akagariyama(JPN) 9 – 7 Takhti Zarekani(IRI)
Dominic Jentsch(GER) 9 – 5 Mohammed Saed Saed(QAT)

Group 11
Bruno Muratore(ITA) 9 – 5 Abdul Majed BAshar Hussain(QAT)
Elvis Calasang(PHI) 9 – 7 Al Amar Abdul Rahman(KSA)

Group 12
Mario He(AUT) 9 –  Ali Alobaidy(QAT)
Liu Haitao(CHN) 9 – Imran Majid(GBR)

Group 13
Andrea Klasovic(SRB) 9 – 3 Hunter Lombardo(USA)
Toh Lian Han(SIN) 9 – 8 Denis Grabe(EST)

Group 14
Toru Kuribayashi(JPN) 9 – 4 Francisco Diaz Pizarro(ESP)
Marlon Caneda(PHI) 9 – 3 Ceri Worts(NZL)

Group 15
Ryouji Hori(JPN) 9 – 4 Oliver Ortmann(GER)
Dennis Orcullo(PHI) 9 – 2 Raymund Faraon(PHI)

Group 16
Joven Alba(PHI) 9 – 5 Afou Nayf Abdel(JOR)
Israel Rota(PHI) 9 – 7 David Anderson(RSA)