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’sDavid Alcaide.
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)
Karl Boyes @ Eurotour Finland (Photo credit: Fledrgos)
From 5 cue artists left after the Round of 64, the Philippine contingent won 3 of 5 matches in the round of 32. With 3 pool masters left, the Philippines is the most represented country in the Round of 16. The round of 32 for the Philippines was marked with 2 wins against players from Chinese-Taipei. Here are the results of the matches involving Filipino participants of the Round of 32 in the 2012 World 9-Ball Championship:
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.
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.
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.
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” Bustamantewon 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
He earlier beat Indonesian bet Riyan Setiawan 11-1, to set up a match against Taiwenese cue artist who beat his elder brother Ko Pin-yi, 11-7. Ko Pin-chung was given $3,500 for his second place finish.
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.