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)

 





2012 WORLD 9-BALL CHAMPIONSHIP Day 2: PHL pool masters 12-5 in their first matches

25 06 2012

Doha, Qatar – After yesterday’s 7-2 win-loss record for Filipino cue artists, five of the eight other Filipino participants won their first match of the 2012 World 9-Ball Championship.  The early winners in Day 2 action were Ronnie Alcano, Antonio Gabica, Dennis Orcullo, Lee Van Corteza, and Marlon Caneda. After their first matches, the Philippine contingent has a 12-5 win-loss record.

Of the 5 Filipinos in the loser’s bracket, only 1 lost and got eliminated. Oliver Mendenilla was eliminated by Lo Li Wen of Chinese-Taipei, while Israel Rota, Joven Alba, Raymond Faraon, and Elvis Calasang defeated separate opponents to be one win away from a spot in the Round of 64 matches.  So far in the tournament, only Filipino got booted out of the competition and the Filipinos went 16-6 in all their matches so far.

Day 2 Results, Group Stages, Opening Matches

Group 13
Ronnie Alcano(PHI) 9 – 3 Toh Lian Han(SIN)
Hunter Lombardo(USA) 9 – 2 Al Masskini(MAR)
Antonio Gabica(PHI) 9 – 4 Andrea Klasovic(CRO)
Denis Grabe(EST) 9 – 7 Salaheldeen Alrimawi(UAE)

Group 14
Lee Van Corteza(PHI) 9 – 0 Ivica Putnik(CRO)
Marlon Caneda(PHI) 9 – 6 Francisco Diaz Pizarro(ESP)
Tohru Kurbayashi(JPN) 9 – 6 Ceri Worts(NZL)
Majed Alazmi(KUW) 9 – 3 Nguyen Anh Tuan(VIE)

Group 15
Dennis Orcullo(PHI) 9 – 6 Ali Saeed Alsuwaidi(UAE)
Oliver Ortmann(GER) 9 – 6 Richard Jones(GBR)
Jonny Martinez(VEN) 9 – 8 Raymond Faraon(PHI)
Andrew Kong(HKG) 9 – 6 Hori Ryouji(JPN)

Group 16
David N. Anderson(RSA) 9 – 4 Henrique Correia(POR)
Ralf Souquet(GER) 9 – 2 Israel Rota(PHI)
Nick Van Den Berg(NED) 9 – 7  Joven Alba(PHI)
Nayf Abdel Afou(JOR) 9 – 5  Lee Wan Su(KOR)

Day 2 Results, Group Stages, Losers Bracket
Winner stays in, Loser is out of the tournament

Group 1
Huidji See(NED) 9 – 6 Philipp Stojanovic(CRO)
Mohammed Ali Berja(LIB) 9 – 7  Hwang Yong(KOR)

Group 2
Hsu Kai Lun(TPE) 9 – 4 Abdulwahed Al Awad(KSA)
Mika Immonen(FIN) 9 – 5 Sundeep Gulati(IND)

Group 3
Chris Melling(GBR) 9 – 5 Aloysius Yapp(SIN)
Shane Van Boening(USA) 9 – 0 Abdulatif Fawal(QAT)

Group 4
Waleed Majeed(QAT) 9 – 1 Rajandran Nair(RSA)
Lee He Wen(CHN) 9 – 4   Edwin Montal(CAN)

Group 5
Do The Kien(CHN) 9 – 5 Mohd Buainain(QAT)
Takashi Uraoka(JPN) 9 – 6 Marcus Chamat(SWE)

Group 6
Niels Feijen(NED) 9 – 1 Mohd Al Bin Ali(QAT)
Dmitri Jungo(SUI) 9 – 5 Robby Foldavi(AUS)

Group 7
Jalal Yousef(VEN) 9 – 2 Dang Jin Hu(CHN)
Ryu Seung Woo(KOR) 9 – 8 Hanni Alhowri(UAE)

Group 8
Lee Chenmen(HKG) 9 – 5 Mark Gray(GBR)
Serge Das(BEL) 9 – 5 Luis Lemus(GUA)

Group 9
Lo Li Wen(TPE) 9 – 3 Oliver Medenilla(PHI)
Mateusz Sniegocki(POL) 9 – 2 Mazen Berjawi(LIB)

Group 10
Takhti Zarekani(IRI) 9 – 7 Alaa Bata(QAT)
Dominic Jentsch(GER) 9 – 4 Harvey Shognosh(CAN)

Group 11
Bruno Muratore(ITA) 9 – 6 Hamza Alsaeed(ERI)
Elvis Calasang(PHI)9 – 8 Kuo Yi Che(TPE)

Group 12
Mario He(AUT) 9 – 5 Alok Kumar(IND)
Imran Majid(GBR) 9 – 6 Mohamed Elassal(EGY)

Group 13
Andrea Klasovic(CRO) 9 – 0 Salaheldeen Alrimawi(UAE)
Toh Kian Han(SIN) 9 – 3 Al Masskini(MAR)

Group 14
Francisco Diaz Pizarro(ESP) 9 – 5 Ivica Putnik(CRO)
Ceri Worts(NZL) 9 – 8 Nguyen Anh Tuan(VIE)

Group 15
Hori Ryouji(JPN) 9 – 3 Ali Saeed Alsuwaidi(UAE)
Raymond Faraon(PHI) 9 –  6 Richard Jones(GBR)

Group 16
Joven Alba(PHI) 9 – 4 Henrique Correia(POR)
Israel Rota(PHI) 9 – 4 Lee Wan Su(KOR)

Early Day 3 Results for Filipinos:

Efren Reyes (PHI) 9 -2 Bader Al-Awadi (KUW)

Carlo Biado (PHI) 9 -3 Roman Hybler (CZE)

Tony Drago (MLT) 9 -6 Ramil Gallego (PHI)

Vincent Facquet (FRA) 9-5 Jundel Mazon (PHI)

John Morra (CAN) 9-8 Vicente Loyme (PHI)

Franciso “Django” Bustamante (PHI) 9-4 Abdullah Al Yousef (KUW)

Roberto Gomez (PHI) 9-1 Mohammad Saeed (QAT)

In the Winner’s Bracket matches in Day 3, the Philippines has won 4 of its 7 matches. Efren “Bata” Reyes, Francisco Bustamante, Roberto Gomez, and Carlo Biado clinched spots in the knockout round while Ramil Gallego, Jundel Mazon, and Vicente Loyme were relegated to the loser’s bracket and they need to win one more game to qualify to the next stage.





2011 World 9-Ball Championships: It’s Alcano vs. Akagariyama for the Crown!

2 07 2011

Doha, Qatar – The 2011 World 9 Ball Championships is down to 2 players.  2006 World Champ Ronnie Alcano faces Japan’s Yukio Akagariyama for the championship after both hurdled tough opponents. A capacity crowd witnessed the 11-9 victory of Alcano over World No.1 Dennis Orcullo, and the 11-10 win by Akagariyama over Britain’s Mark Gray.

The 2 winners will now play a race to 13 championship match with the winner getting $36,000 while the loser will settle for $18,000.  For live coverage check out : www.wpa-pool.com





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 Championships: Day 3 Results

28 06 2011
Francisco Bustamante

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Doha, Qatar- A sizable number of Filipino pool players advanced to the round of 64 after winning their winner’s bracket match-ups on Day 3. Group A was dominated by the legendary Efren “Bata” Reyes and Dennis Orcullo while Django Bustamante and Carlo Biado qualified from Group D.  The losers will still have a chance to qualify in the knockout stage but only if they win their matched tomorrow. Ronnie Alcano and MArcus Chamat are among today’s losers. Here are the complete results:

1st Session

Group A Winners Bracket

Dennis Orcullo(PHL) 9 – 3 Jalal Yousef(VEN)
Efren Reyes(PHL) 9 – 3 Konstantin Stepanov(RUS)

Group B Winners Bracket

Chris Orme(CAN) 9 – 0 Fu Jan Bo(CHN)
Chris Melling(GBR) 9 – 2 Lo Li Wen(JPN)

Group C Winners Bracket

Roman Hybler(CZE) 9 – 5 Muhammad Zulfikri(INA)
Carlos Cabello(ESP) 9 – 4 Fu Chei Wei(TPE)

Group D Winners Bracket

Carlo Biado(PHL) 9 – 2 Lee Gun Jae(KOR)
Francisco Bustamante(PHL) 9 – 4 Alazmi Majed(KUW)

Group E Winners Bracket

Ko Puo Cheng(TPE) 9 – 1 Christian Tuvi(URU)
Imran Majid(GBR) 9 – 7 Manuel Gama(POR)

Group F Winners Bracket

Mika Immonen(FIN) 9 – 2 Hwang Yong(KOR)
Stephan Cohen(FRA) 9 – 6 Dhang Jinhu(CHN)

2nd Session

Group G Winners Bracket

Thorsten Hohmann(GER) 9 – 4 Majed Waleed(QAT)
Oliver Medenilla(PHL) 9 – 6 Nguyen Phuong Thao(VIE)

Group H Winners Bracket

Jeffrey De Luna(PHL) 9 – 4 Riyan Setiawan(INA)
Huidji See(NED) 9 – 2 Takhti Zarekani(IRI)

Group I Winners Bracket

Chang Jung Lin(TPE) 9 – 1 Soheil Vahedi(IRI)
Karl Boyes(GBR) 9 – 0 Lee Chenman(HKG)

Group J Winners Bracket

Ralf Souquet(GER) 9 – 1 Sundeep Gulati(IND)
Shane Van Boening(USA) 9 – 8 Wu Jiaqing(CHN)

Group K Winners Bracket

Darren Appleton(GBR) 9 – 5 Bader Al Awadi(KUW)
Chang Yu Lun(TPE) 9 – 3 Israel Rota(PHL-QAT)

Group L Winners Bracket

Alan Cuartero(PHL-KUW) 9 – 5 Marcus Chamat(SWE)
Raj Hundal(IND) 9 – 8 Naoyuki Oi(JPN)

3rd Session

Group M Winners Bracket

Radoslaw Babica(POL) 9 – 8 Ronnie Alcano(PHL)
Daryl Peach(GBR) 9 – 4 Mohammad Al Hazmi(KSA)

Group N Winners Bracket

Mario He(AUT) 9 – 8 Hsu Kai Lun(TPE)
Nick Van Den Berg(NED) 9 – 5 Francisco Sanchez Ruiz(ESP)

Group O Winners Bracket

Yukio Akakariyama(JPN) 9 – 3 Alok Kumar(IND)
Niels Feijen(NED) 9 – 4 Sascha Tege(GER)

Group P Winners Bracket

Antonio Lining(PHL) 9 – 4 Tohru Kouribayashi(JPN)
Carlo Dalmann(CRO) 9 – 5 Ali Saeed(UAE)





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
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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