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)


Ko Pin Yi 11 – 9 Carlo Biado

2012 PBA Governor’s Cup Finals: RoS storms to a 1-0 lead

23 07 2012

Manila, Philippines – In its first finals appearance ever, the Rain or Shine Elasto (RoS) Painters played like savvy veterans as they beat the Tim Cone-mentored B-Meg Llamados, 91-90, in Game 1 of the Best of Seven Finals for the 2012 PBA Governor’s Cup title.

It was a highly physical battle from the start as the first half of Game 1 will be remembered for the hard fouls, technical fouls, and the difficulty of both teams to pull away. The Painters held a 2 point lead after 12 minutes by getting a big contribution from rookie Paul Lee who had 8 points coming off the bench. The Llamados was able to grab a 4 point lead at half time after a buzzer-beater 3-point basket by Jonas Villanueva.  JR Quinahan was charge with a technical foul in the first half after giving Marc Pingris a hard foul. Yancy de Ocampo and RoS import Jamelle Cornley were also assessed with technical fouls after a shoving incident in the 2nd quarter.

Rain or Shine coach Yeng Guiao used a rotation of Cornley, Quinahan, Paul Lee, Jireh Ibanes, Ryan Arana, Gabe Norwood, and Ronjay Buenafe in the third period to take control of the game. The Painters were able to outscore the Llamados by 11 in the crucial quarter to turn a 4-point deficit into a comfortable 7-point lead. It became difficult for the Llamados as their import Marcus Blakely got his 5th foul with still a few minutes left in the quarter.

RoS did not let up in the 4th period as they continued to add on the lead which led to Tim Cone throwing a monoblock chair on the playing court in frustration. Cone was apparently miffed at a no-call on a drive by James Yap.  The Painters held on to double digit leads for the rest of the way to grab the important win in Game 1.

Cornley had 25 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assist, and a steal.  He only missed 3 of his 14 shot attempts.  Lee, Norwood, and Buenafe combined for 34 points. B-Meg was led James Yap’s 19 points, 11 of which were scored in the 3rd period. Marcus Blakely had an anemic 12 points and 7 rebounds as he was limited due to foul trouble.

Game 2 will be played on Wednesday July 25, 2012 at the Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.

The scores:

RAIN OR SHINE 91 – Cornley 25, Lee 14, Norwood 10, Buenafe 10, Belga 8, Ibanes 8, Chan 7, Arana 4, Quinahan 4, Cruz 1.

B-MEG 80 – Yap 19, Blakely 12, Pingris 12, Simon 9, Gaco 8, Barroca 6, Villanueva 5, Reavis 4, Urbiztondo 3, De Ocampo 2.

Quarters: 18-16, 35-39, 66-59, 91-80

caloycomment: Poise will surely be a big factor in the series …. more

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.

AIBA World Boxing Championships Final Results

9 10 2011

Here are the results of the Final matches in Baku 2011

Men’s Light Flyweight (-49Kg)
Shiming ZOU  20 – 11  Jong SHIN (2)

Zou Shiming of China continue his dominance of the light-flyweight division as he won ,20-11 , against South Korea’s Shin Jong.  Shiming won his 3rd World Championships after winning in 2005 and 2007.

Men’s Flyweight (-52Kg)

Misha ALOIAN (1)  13 – 12  Andrew SELBY (10)

The 2009 Bronze medallis Misha Aloian struck gold as he beat Andrew Selby, 13-12. Selby is the winner of the European championships. Aloain also won a close match with American Raushee Warren in the semis.

Men’s Bantamweight (-56Kg)

Luke CAMPBELL  10 – 14  Lazaro ALVAREZ

Former AIBA Cadet champion Lazaro Alvarez of Cuba is now a world champion. He beat the 2008 European champion Luke Campbell of England in the finals. Alvarez is one of the 3 Cubans who are in the finals.

Men’s Lightweight (-60Kg)

Vasyl LOMACHENKO  17 – 12  Yasnier TOLEDO (3)

2009 Featherweight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko won the 2011 Lightweight gold medal after beating Cuban Yasneir Toledo Lopez. Lomachenko is the first of 5 Ukranians in the finals. He jumpstarted the Ukrainian gold rush by beating the highly ranked Cuban. 

Men’s Light Welterweight (-64Kg)

Denys BERINCHYK  23 – 26  Everton dos SANTOS 

PanAmerican Games Silver Medallist Everton dos Santos of Brazil outclassed Denys Berinchy of Ukraine. Brazil wob 1 gold and 1 bronze in this year’s world amateur championships.

Men’s Welterweight (-69Kg)=
Serik SAPIYEV  10 – 16   Taras SHELESTYUK

Ukraine won its second Gold medal with the 16-10 victory of Taras Shelestyuk over the 2007 and 2007 winner Serik Sapiyev of Kazakhstan.

Men’s Middleweight (-75Kg)

Ryota MURATA  22 – 24  Ievgen KHYTROV 

Ukraine got its third gold when Ievgen Khytrov beat upset-conscious Japanese Ryota Murata, 24-22.

Men’s Light Heavyweight (-81Kg)

Julio la CRUZ  17 – 13  Adilbek NIYAZYMBETOV
Cuba’s Julio la Cruz won the second gold medal for Cuba as he survived Adilbel Niyazymbetov, 17-13. Cuba had a modest 2 gold 1 silver haul in this year’s world championships.

Men’s Heavyweight (-91Kg)

Oleksandr USYK (8)  25 – 15  Teymur MAMMADOV (3)

Usyk upgraded his 2009 silver medal into a 2011 gold medal as he beat local hero Teyur Mammadov in the heavyweight finals. Mammadov reigning Euorpean champ. Usyk’s gold made Ukraine the biggest winner in Baku with 4 golds in 5 final matches.

Men’s Super Heavyweight (+91Kg)

Anthony JOSHUA  21 – 22  Magomedrasul MEDZHIDOV (2)

Medzhidov silenced the critics of the rankings here in Baku as he won the only gold medal for Azerbaijan in a very close 22-21 victory over England’s Anthony Joshua.

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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.

Guinness World Series of Pool 10-Ball Challenge: It’s Van Boening vs. Ko Pin-Yi in the Finals

17 07 2011
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Shane Van Boening is currently battling Taipei‘s Ko Pin-Yi for the championships of the 2011 Guinness World Series of Pool 10 Ball Challenge. Ko beat World No.1 Dennis Orcollo of the Philippines in the semi-finals while  Van Boening eliminated  local hero Irsal Nasution 8-3.

UPDATE: Ko-Pinyi grabbed the 2011 Guiness World Series Crown by beating Shane Van Boening 10-4. Ko was a former winner of the Philippine Open and he won $41,000 for winning the championship of Guinness Ten Ball Challenge. Ko grabbed the early lead before Van Boening recovered to level the match at 4-4. But after the 8th rack, Ko  swept all the games with the help Van Boening’s dry breaks.  The blog congratulates all the participants of the event and wishes the champion more success in the future.

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