Corteza rules Malaysian 9-Ball Tourney

23 08 2011

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Filipino pool player Lee Van Corteza won $7,000 after defeating Chinese-Taipei’s Ko Pin-chung, 13-8, in the final match of the Malaysian Golden Break 9-Ball Asian Invitational tournament held at the Golden Break Snooker and Pool Club.

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.

Three other Filipinos, Rodolfo Luat, Antonio Lining and Allan Cuartero who represented Kuwait joined the tournament but lost in the earlier rounds.