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

28 06 2012

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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)

 

 

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World 9-Ball Championship 2012 Day 5 First Half Update: 3 up 3 down for the PHL cue artists in the Round of 64

27 06 2012
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Orcullo (with Amang Parica) is in the Round of 32

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)

Francisco Bustamante (PHI) 1 -3 Chao Fong Pang (TAI)

Carlo Biado (PHI) 2 -4 Ohi Naoyuki (JPN)

Efren Reyes (PHI) 3-2 Toh Lian Han (SIN)





2012 WORLD 9-BALL CHAMPIONSHIP: Day 1 Partial Results; 7 PHL bets win first match

24 06 2012

All eyes in Doha for 2012 World 9 Ball Championship.

Doha, Qatar– The 2012 World 9-Ball Championship is underway.  This year’s tournament has a total pot of $300,000 with $40,000 going to the winner and $20,000 to the runner-up. In the first round, 128 of the best cue masters will try to secure one of the 64 slots in the knockout stages.  The first round is double elimination which means that if a player losses twice, he is eliminated from the competition.

So far in the first day, the Philippine contingent went 7-2. Legendary Efren “Bata” Reyes led the onslaught with a 9-3 thrashing of Croatian Philipp Stojanovich. In the same group, Loyme Vicente won his first match against Mohammad Berjawi of Lebanon, 9-4. Ramil Gallego won over India’s Sundeep Gulati. Jundel Mazon outlasted Briton Chris Melling, 9-7. Carlo Biado routed Rajandran Nair of Saudi Arabia, 9-1. 2010 champion Francisco “Django” Bustamante got a 9-6 win over Taipei’s Lo Li Wen.  Roberto Gomez dispatched Takhti Zarekani of Iran via a 9-6 score. Oliver Medenilla and Elvis Calasang were not as lucky as they got beaten by Abdullah Al Yousef(KUW) and Han Hao Hang(CHN) respectively.

Other notable winners were defending Yukio Akagariyama, Malta’s Tony Drago, Fu Chei Wei(TPE), Britains’ Darren Appleton, Fu Jianbo of China and Ko Pin Yi of Taipei.  Here are the complete results of the first matches:

Group 1
Badr Al Awadi(KUW) 9 – 7 Huidji See(NED)
Efren  Reyes(PHI) 9 – 3 Philipp Stojanovic(CRO)
John Morra(CAN) 9 – Hwang Yong(KOR)
Loyme Vicente(PHI) 9 -4  Mohammad Berjawi(LEB)

Group 2
Tony Drago(MLT) 9 – 8 Mika Immonen(FIN)
Ramil Gallego(PHI) 9 – 6 Sundeep Gulati(IND)
Thorsten Hohmann(GER) 9 – 5 Hsu Kai Lun(TPE)
Ali Podel(IRI) 9 – 2 Abdulwahed Al Awad(KSA)

Group 3
Jundel Mazon(PHI) 9 – 7 Chris Melling(GBR)
Matthew Edwards(NZL) 9 – 7 Shane Van Boening(USA)
Vincent Faquet(FRA) 9 – 7 Aloysius Yapp(SIN)
Malaj Nikolaos(ALB)  9 – 8 Abdulatif Fawal((QAT)

Group 4
Chao Fang Pong(TPE) 9 – 7 Lee He Wen(CHN)
Thomas Engert(GER) 9 – 4 Edwin Montal(CAN)
Carlo Biado(PHI) 9 – 1 Rajandran Nair(RSA)
Roman Hybler(CZE) 9 – 3 Waleed Majeed(QAT)

Group 5
Fu Chei Wei(TPE) 9 – 8 Do The Kien(VIE)
Karlo Dalmatin(CRO) 9 – 2 Mohd Buainain(QAT)
Fu Jianbo(CHN) 9 – 7 Marcus Chamat(SWE)
Jason Shaw(GBR) 9 – 5 Takashi Uraoka(JPN)

Group 6
Aki Heiskanen(FIN) 9 – 4 Niels Feijen(NED)
Khaled Al Mutairi(KUW) 9 – 4 Mohd Al Bin Ali(QAT)
Chang Jun Lin(TPE) 9 – 7 Dimitri Jungo(SUI)
Naoyuki Ohi(JPN) 9 – Robby Foldvari(AUS)

Group 7
Chang Yu Lung(TPE) 9 – 3 Jalal Yousef(VEN)
Albin Ouschan(AUT) 9 – 7 Dan Jingu(CHN)
Karl Boyes(GBR) 9 – 5 Ryu Seung Woo(KOR)
Yang Ching Shun(TPE) 9 – 2 Hanni Alhowri(UAE)

Group 8
Hayato Hijikata(JPN) 9 – 3 Mark Gray(GBR)
Manuel Gama(POR) 9 – 7 Lee Chenman(HKG)
Ko Pin Yi(TPE) 9 – 1 Luis Lemus(GUA)
Omar Al Shaheen(KUW) 9 – 8 Serge Das(BEL)

Group 9
Daryl Peach(GBR) 9 – 7 Sniegocki Mateusz(POL)
Bozo Primic(CRO) 9 – 8 Mazen Berjaoui(LIB)
Francisco Bustamante(PHI) 9 – 6 Lo Li Wen(TPE)
Abdullah Al Yousef(KUW) 9 – 3 Oliver Medenilla(PHI)

Group 10
Roberto Gomez(PHI) 9 – 6 Takhti Zarekani(IRI)
Mohammad Saeed(QAT) 9 – 8 Alaa Bata(QAT)
Yukio Akagariyama(JPN) 9 – 7 Dominic Jentsch(GER)
Konstantine Stepanov(RUS) 9 – 3Harvey Shognosh(CAN)

Group 11
Abdul Rahman Al Amar(KSA) 9 – 7 Bruno Muratore(ITA)
Bashar Hussain(QAT) 9 – 1 Kuo Yi Che(TPE)
Han Hao Hang(CHN) 9 – 6 Elvis Calasang(PHI)
Darren Appleton(GBR) 9 – 7 Hamza Alsaeed(ERI)
Group 12
Jason Klatt(CAN) 9 – 3 Imran Majid(GBR)
Ali Obaidly(QAT) 9 – 8 Mohamed Elassal(EGY)
Liu Haitao(CHN) 9 – 3 Mario He(AUT)
Nick Ekonomopoulos(GRE) 9 – 5 Alok Kumar(IND)





11th Predator International 10 Ball Championship: Orcollo is the Champion

18 09 2011
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Robinsons Galleria, Metro Manila – Filipino cue artist Dennis Orcollo beats Mike Immonen 10-8 in the finals of the 2011 Predator International 10 Ball Championship. The World No.1 Orcollo reached the finals after he beat former World 9-Ball Champ Wu Jia Qing of China, 10-5, while Immonen also beat a Chinese bet Liu Hai Tao to be in the finals, 10-9.

Orcollo eliminated fellow Filipino pool player Ramil “Bebeng” Gallego in quarterfinals while Immonen got a quaterfinal win over Roberto “Pinoy Superman” Gomez.

Orcollo’s win gave the Philippines its 3rd straight Predator International Title. Orcollo won in 2009 while Efren “Bata” Reyes won in 2010. The victory makes Dennis Orcollo $10,000 richer while runner-up Mika “The Iceman” Immonen got $6,000.00. The 2 Chinese semifinalists got $3,500.





11th Predator 10-Ball Championships: Bata Reyes starts title defense with a win

17 09 2011
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Robinson’s Galleria, Ortigas CenterEfren “Bata” Reyes, the 2010 Predator 10-Ball Champion, won against Jayson Shaw of the USA, 9-6, for his first win in the 11th Predator 10-Ball Championships. Reyes drew a bye in the first round of this prestigious billiar tourney that offers $10,ooo to the champion.

Other notable results:

Former World 9-Ball and 8-Ball Champion Ronnie Alcano squeezed past Johan Chua, 9-8 after winning by default against Reda Belhaj.

Veteran Ramil Gallego won against countrymen Lee Vann Corteza, 9-6, and Jericho Banares, 9-5.

PCSO billiards academy’s RJ Bautista surprised American Max Eberle, 9-6.

Jundel Mazon outplayed legendary Filipino cue artiest Francisco “Django” Bustamante, 9-3.

Thorsten Hohmann of Germany extended his winning streak to 19 as he beat Raj Hundal in the “Battle of the Hitmen”.

Charlie William of the USA, the host promoter of the event, won against against Ruosuke Marouka and Filipino Rodolfo Luat.





2011 PartyPoker.net World Cup of Pool Quarterfinal Pairings

10 09 2011

It’s Day 5 of the World Cup of Pool and there are only 8 teams left in the tournament. Here are the quarterfinal pairings of the 2011 World Cup of Pool:

Sweden vs. Korea

Sweden – Marcus Chamat & Thomas Mehtala

Korea – Lee Gun Jae & Hwang Yong

Previous opponents:

Sweden: vs. (16) Indonesia 8-7; vs. Switzerland 8-6

Korea: vs. (8) Spain 8-5; vs. (9) Japan 8-6

(5) Philippines B vs. (4) Germany

Philippines B – Efren Reyes & Francisco Bustamante

Germany – Ralf SouquetThorsten Hohmann

Previous opponents:

Philippines B: vs. Kuwait 8-4; vs. India 8-5

Germany: vs. Australia 8-0; vs. Malaysia 8-3

Thailand vs. (11) Poland

Thailand – Nitiwat Kanjanasri & Kobkit Palajin

Poland – Karol Skowerski & Radoslaw Babica

Previous opponents:

Thailand: vs. (14) Holland 8-4; vs. Estonia 8-4

Poland: vs. Vietnam 8-0; vs. Singapore 8-3

(7) Taiwan vs. (2) Philippines A

Taiwan – Ko Pin-yi & Ko Ping-chun

Philippines A – Dennis Orcollo & Ronnie Alcano

Previous opponents:

Taiwan: vs. Russia 8-4; vs. (10) Italy 8-7

Philippines A: vs. Austria 8-2; vs. (15) Canada 8-6

The quarterfinal matches are Race to 9. The winners will face-off in the Semifinals tomorrow.





2011 PartyPoker.net World Cup of Pool: Day 3 Results; Reyes-Bustamante pair gets QF spot

8 09 2011
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(7) Taiwan 8 vs. 4 Russia

For the first time in World Cup of Pool history, a team composed of siblings representative a country. Taiwan’s Ko Pin-yi and brother Ko Ping-Chun faced Ruslan Chinakhov and Konstantin Stepanov of Russia. The Ko brothers prevailed, 8-4.

(10) Italy 8 vs. 6 Hong Kong

Bruno Muratore and Fabio Petroni of Italy made it 2 for 2 for the seeded teams in Day 3 as they beat Honkong represented by Lee Chenman and Kenny Kwok. Hong Kong led 6-5 before Italy won 3 straight racks. Italy will be facing Taiwan in the next round.

(11) Poland 8 vs. 0 Vietnam

Radoslaw Babica and Karol Skowerski of Poland routed 2006 Semi-finalist Vietnam represented by Luong Chi Dung and Nguyen Phuc Long. The Polish pounced on the countless mistakes of Team Vietnam to duplicate the 8-0 bashing by Germany of Australia yesterday. Poland will be Singapore’s opponent in the Round of 16.

(15) Canada 8 vs. 4 Malta

15th seed Canada represented by Jason Klatt & John Morra made it fourth straight for seeded teams as they turned a close match against Tony Drago & Alex Borg of Malta into a blowout. The game was actually tied 4-4 before Canada run off four straight racks to win the right to face the Orcollo-Alcano tandem in the 2nd round.

Round of 16

Sweden 8 vs. 6 Switzerland

In the first Round of 16 match of the day, first day winners Sweden and Switzerland battle it out for a slot in the quarterfinals. Marcus Chamat and Thomas Mehtala of Sweden survived the gritty challenge of giant killer tandem of Ronni Regli and Dimitri Jungo of Switzerland that eliminated the top-seeded China team. It was a tough pill to swallow for the Regli-Jungo pair as they were leading 4-0 early in the race to 8 match. Sweden rallied and grab their first lead at 6-5 and eventually holding on for the win and a round of 8 spot.

(5) Philippines B 8 vs. 5 India

The main event of the night was between Django and Bata against Hitman and AK 47.  Efren “Bata” Reyes and Francisco “Django” Bustamante won against the upset-conscious pair from India of Raj Hundal and Amar Kang, 8-5. The match was level at 4-4 before the Pinoy tandem won 3 straight racks to reach the hill at 7-4. They gave India a chance at the 12th rack but eventually faltered in the next game to give Philippines Team B a spot at the quarters. The win as well gave the crowd at the Block in SM City North EDSA a very happy night.

Day 3 recap: Unlike the previous 2 days, there was no upset in today’s matches. There are so many interesting pairings tomorrow for slots in the quarterfinals. My first round reaction