World 10 Ball Championship: 17 Filipinos enter the Round of 64

19 02 2015
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English: Alex Pagulayan plays for Canada (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

General Santos City – Day 2 of the 2015 MP Cup World 10-ball Championship is the first elimination day as 32 pool players were sent home from the original 128 participants. 32 other undefeated players barged into the knockout stages with their 2nd straight victories.  Of the 32 qualifiers, 17 are from the host country Philippines including Alex Pagulayan who is playing for Canada.

The 16 Filipinos who are in the money rounds are:

  1. Raymund Faraon
  2. Anton Raga
  3. Lee Van Cortez
  4. Antonio Gabica
  5. Jerico Bonus
  6. James Aranaz
  7. Dennis Orcollo
  8. Francisco Bustamante
  9. Alex Pagulayan
  10. Warren Kiamco
  11. Elmer Haya
  12. Roberto Gomez
  13. Carlo Biado
  14. Oliver Viliafuerte
  15. Jeffrey de Luna
  16. Emil Martinez
  17. Jonas Magpantay

The winner of this tournament will take home $40,000.  The event’s main sponsor is Congressman Manny Pacquiao.

 

Results for Day 2

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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)

 

 





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)





World 9-Ball Championship 2012 Day 3: 32 Advance including 7 PHL players

26 06 2012

Al Sadd Sports ClubDoha, Qatar– Day 3 marked the entry of 32 players to the knockout stage of the competitions. The 32 were the winners of the winner’s bracket matches held yesterday. Among the 32 were 7 Filipinos led by former winners Efren “Bata” Reyes, Francisco “Django” Bustamante, and Ronnie “Volcano” Alcano.  Also qualifying were Carlo Biado, Lee Van Corteza, Antonio Gabica, and Roberto Gomez. Other notable winners were Malta’s Tony Drago, Germany’s Thorsten Hohmann, Taipei’s Ko Pin Yi, Britain’s Darren Appleton, and German Ralph Souquet.  The losers of the matches will need to win their do or die matches to be held tomorrow. Only 64 players out of the 128 participants will be playing in the money round.  Nine other Filipinos still have  chance to be in the next phase of the tournament that offers a top prize of $40,000. After 3 days, PHL cue masters have a combined record of 23 wins and 11 losses.

Here are the complete Day 3 results:

Group 1
Efren Reyes(PHI) 9 – 2 Bader Al Awadi(KUW)
John Morra(CAN) 9 – 8 Joyme Vicente(PHI)

Group 2
Tony Drago(MLT) 9 – 6 Ramil Gallego(PHI)
Thorsten Hohmann(GER) 9 – 4 Ali Pordel(IRI)

Group 3
Vincent Faquet(FRA) 9 -5 Jundel Mazon(PHI)
Matthew Edwards(NZL) 9 – 4 Malaj Nikolaos(ALB)

Group  4
Carlo Biado(PHI) 9 – 3 Roman Hybler(CZE)
Thomas Engert(GER) 9 – 5 Chao Fong Pang

Group  5
Jason Shaw(GBR) 9 – 5 Fu Jianbo(CHN)
Fu Chei Wei(TPE) 9 – 3 Karlo Dalmatin(CRO)

Group 6
Aki Heiskanen(FIN) 9 – 3 Al Mutairi, Khaled GH(KUW)
Chang Jun Lin(TPE) 9 – 8 Naouki Ohi(JPN)

Group 7
Chang Yu Lung(TPE) 9 – 8 Albin Ouschan(AUT)
Karl Boyes(GBR) 9 –3 Yang Ching Shun(TPE)

Group 8
Manuel Gama(POR) 9 – 6 Hayato Hijikata(JPN)
Ko Pin Yi(TPE)9 – 3 Omar Al Shahen(KUW)

Group 9
Daryl Peach(GBR) 9 – 8 Bozo Primic(CRO)
Francisco Bustamante(PHI) 9 – 4 Abdullah Al Yousef

Group 10
Roberto Gomez(PHI) 9 – 1 Mohammad Saeed(QAT)
Konstantin Stepanov(RUS) 9 – 7 Yukio Akagariyama(JPN)

Group 11
Darren Appleton(GBR) 9 – 2 Abdul Rahman Al Amar(KSA)
Han Hao Xiang(CHN) 9 -1 Bashar Hussain(QAT)

Group 12
Jason Klatt(CAN) 9 – 1 Ali Obaidli(QAT)
Nick Ekonomopoulos(GRE) 9 – 8 Liu Haitao(CHN)

Group 13
Ronnie Alcano(PHI) 9 – 8 Hunter Lombardo(USA)
Antonio Gabica(PHI) 9 – 7 Denis Grabe(EST)

Group 14
Lee Van Corteza(PHI) 9 – 5 Marlon Caneda(PHI)
Majed Alazmi(KUW) 9 – 6 Torhu Koribayashi(JPN)

Group 15
Jonny Martinez(VEN) 9 -8 Oliver Ortmann(GER)
Andrew Kong(HKG) 9 – 5 Dennis Orcullo(PHI)

Group 16
Ralf Souquet(GER) 9 – 1Nayf Abdel Afou(JOR)
Nick Van den Berg(NED) 9 – 6 David Anderson(RSA)

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English: picture taken by User:Exec8 as one of the audience in the 2006 WPC in PICC, Philippines. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)





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.





World 8-Ball Championship: Only 4 Pinoys left in the Round of 32

16 02 2012

Fujairah, UAE – Day 3 was not a good day for the Filipino contingent in the 2012 World 8-Ball Championship held at the Fujairah Tennis and Country Club in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. Out of the 9 Filipino cue masters, less than half survive their first knockout match. Only defending champion Dennis Orcollo, current National Open Champ Carlo Biado, Roberto “Pinoy Superman” Gomez, and veteran campaigner Lee Van Corteza are left to carry the Philippine flag to the next round.

Later in the night, Orcollo was sent packing by Polish Karol Skowerski. The Philippines has still a big chance though as Gomez, Corteza, and Biado are no pushovers.  Here are the results of Day 3:

FINAL 64
Race to 9, Alternate Break

Dennis Orcullo(PHI) 9 – 5 Nasser Al Mujaibel(KUW)
Vilmos Foldes(HUN) 9 – 5 Kuo Po Chen(TPE)
Niels Feijen(NED) 9 – 1 Saleh Mohammed(KUW)
Ko Pin Yi(TPE) 9 – 5 Raymund Faraon(PHI)
Jalal Yousef(VEN) 9 – 5 Konstantin Stepanov(RUS)
Karol Skowerski(POL) 9 – 6 Shaker Wahdan(JOR)
Liu Haitao(CHN) 9 – 6 Abdulatef Fawal(QAT)
Max Eberle(USA) 9 – 7 Ralf Souquet(GER)
Fu Chei Wei(TPE) 9 – 7 Reiner Wirsbitzki(GER)
Ahmad Jallad(JOR) 9 – 8 Joven Alba(PHI)
Hwang Yong(KOR) 9 – 8 Demosthenes Pulpul(PHI)
Mika Immonen(FIN) 9 – 7 Omran Salem(UAE)
Lee Van Corteza(PHI) 9 – 2 Lee Chen Man(HKG)
Nguyen Phuc Long(VIE) 9 – 8 Amin Fekry(UAE)
Serge Das(BEL) 9 – 7 So Shaw(IRI)
Nick van den Berg(NED) 9 – 7 Karl Boyes(GBR)
Li Hewen(CHN) 9 – 3 Darren Appleton(GBR)
Carlo Biado(PHI) 9 – 2 Elmer Haya(PHI)
Imran Majid(GBR) 9 – 5 Kenny Chi Ho Kwok(HKG)
Oliver Ortman(GER) 9 – 3 Lo Li Wen(JPN)
Huidji See(NED) 9 – 4 Dominic Jentsch(GER)
Bruno Muratore(ITA)9 –4 Radislaw Babica(POL)
Chang Jun Lin(TPE) 9 –6 Carlos Cabello(ESP)
Salah Al-Rimawi(UAE) 9 – 5 Daryl Peach(GBR)
Toru Kuribayashi(JPN) 9 — 7 Tomasz Kaplan(POL)
Thorsten Hohmann(GER) 9 – 2 Ryoji Aoki(JPN)
Chris Melling(GBR) 9 –5 Omer Al Serkal(UAE)
Fancisco Diaz-Pizarro(ESP) 9 — 4 Omar Al Shaheen(KUW)
Roberto Gomez(PHI) 9 – 4 Mario He(AUT)
Mark Gray(GBR) 9 – 3 Maghsoud Ali(IRI)
Hijikata Hajato(JPN) 9 – 8 Takhti Zarekani(IRI)
Yukio Akagariyama(JPN)9 –2 Elvis Calasang(PHI)

ROUND OF 32 MATCHES

Karol Skowerski(POL) 9 – 3 Dennis Orcullo(PHI)
Ko Pin Yi(TPE) 9 – 2 Niels Feijen(NED)
Liu Haitao(CHN) 9 – 7 Vilmos Foldes(HUN)





Pinoy Domination: 9 of 9 Pinoys in the Top 64 of the 2012 World 8-ball Championship

15 02 2012

Fujairah, UAE- When 2012 World 8-ball Championships started, there were 9 Filipino cue artists who joined the prestigious tournament. After the thrilling group matches, all 9 are still in the running to capture the 2012 crown at the at the Fujairah Tennis and Country Club in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates.

The Marvelous 9 are:

1. Defending World 8-Ball Champ Dennis Orcollo

2. National Open Champ Carlo Biado

3. 2007 World 9-Ball runner-up Roberto Gomez

4. 2010 US 10-Ball champ Lee Van Corteza

5. Joven Alba

6. Raymund Faraon

7. Elmer Haya

8. Demosthenes Pulpul

9. Elvis Calasang

Among the 9, Biado and Haya will be facing each other in the Round of 64 while the rest will face a foreign pool artist.