World 9 Ball Championships: 3 Pinoys left in the Quarterfinal

1 07 2011
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Doha, Qatar– After the tough Round of 32 and Round of 16 matches, 3 Filipino cue masters are left to vie for the 2011 World 9-Ball Championships. They are World No.1 Dennis Orcullo, 2006 World Champion Ronnie Alcano, and OFW Vivencio Tanio.

Orcullo eliminated defending champion compatriot Francisco Bustamante 11-6.  He will next face Daryl Peach of Great Britain. Alcano beat Chang Yu Lun (Taipei) to end up with QF match-up against Japan’s Toru Kuribayashi.  Tanio, the coach of the UAE national team hurdled German ace Ralf Souquet 11-9.  His next opponent is Japanese Yukio Akakariyama. The last QF pairing pits Shane Van Boening(USA) against Mark Gray(GBR) . The quarterfinal matches will be race to 11.

So, there 3 Pinoys left along with 2 Japanese, 2 Brits and 1 American.  It will be another exciting round.

Here are the complete results of the Top 16:

Vicenc io Tanio(PHL) 11 – 9 Ralf Souquet(GER)
Yukio Akakariyama(JPN) 11 – 9 Carlo Biado(PHL) vs
Mark Gray(GBR) 11 – 5 Antonio Gabica(PHL)
Shane Van Boening(USA) 11 – 10 Darren Appleton(GBR) vs.
Daryl Peach(GBR) 11 – 9 Ko Pin Yi(TPE)
Toru Kuribayashi(JPN) 11 – 8 Antonio Lining(PHL)
Ronnie Alcano(PHL) 11 -9 Chang Yu Lun(TPE)
Dennis Orcullo(PHL) 11-6 Francisco Bustamante(PHL)





World 9-Ball Championships Day 4: The Pinoy onslaught

29 06 2011

Doha, Qatar – Day 4 of the 2011 World 9 Ball Championships was a fruitful one for the Filipino contingent.  Lee Van Corteza beat Marcus Chamat 9-6 to join 16 other Filipino billiard players in knockout stages of this prestigious tournament.  17 Pinoys mean that more 1/4 of the players left are from the Philippines.

Here are the days results:

1st Session

Group A Losers Bracket

Konstantin Stepanov(RUS)9 – 3 Mohanna Obaidly(QAT)
Mark Gray(GBR) 9 – 4 Jalal Yousef(VEN)

Group B Losers Bracket

Lo Li Wen(JPN) 9 – 0 Ali Berjaoui, Mohamad (LEB)
Antonio Gabica(PHL) 9 – 8 Fu Jan Bo(CHN)

Group C Losers Bracket

Fu Chei Wei(TPE) 9 – 2 Han Hao Xiang(CHN)
Muhammand Zulfikri(INA) 9 – 5 Omaral Shaheeme(KUW)

Group D Losers Bracket

Scott Higgins(GBR) 9 – 7 Majide Alazme(KUW)
Caneda Villamor(PHL) 9 – 7 Lee Gun Jae(KOR)

Group E Losers Bracket

Ahmad Taufiq Binh Murni(BRU) 9 – 3 Manuel Gama(POR)
Roberto Gomez(PHL) 9 – 4 Christian Tuvi(URU)

Group F Losers Bracket

Hwang Yong(KOR)9 – 7 KO Ping Chung(TPE)
Dang Jin Hu(CHN) 9 – 1 Hanni Al-Howri(UAE)

2nd Session

Group G Losers Bracket

Ko Pin Yi( TPE) 9 – 4 Nguyen Phuong Thao
Hunter Lombardo(USA) 9 – 8 Wajeed Majid(QAT)

Group H Losers Bracket

Takhti Zarakani(IRI) 9 – 7 Ibrahim Bin Amir(MAS)
Riyan Setiawan(INA) 9 – 1 Thomas Engert(GER)

Group I Losers Bracket

Venancio Tanio(PHL) 9 – 4 Lee Chen Man(HKG)
Soheil Vahedi(IRI) 9 – 8 Francisco Felicilda(PHL)

Group J Losers Bracket

Mariusz Skoneczny(POL) 9 – 8 Wu Jiaqing(CHN)
Joven Alba(PHL) 9 – 4 Sundeep Gulat(IND)

Group K Losers Bracket

Serge Das(BEL) 9 – 3 Kim Laaksonen(FIN)
Israel Rota(PHL) 9 – 8 Bader Al Awadi(KUW)

3rd Session

Group L Losers Bracket

Lee Van Corteza(PHL) 9 – 6 Marcus Chamat(SWE)
Naoyuki Oi(JPN) 9 – 6 Abdulatef Fawal(QAT)

Group M Losers Bracket

Raymond Faron(PHL) 9 – 3 Mohammad Al Hazmi(KSA)
Ronnie Alcano(PHL) 9 – 1 Nguyen Phuo Long(VIE)

Group N Losers Bracket

Lui Haitao(CHN) 9 – 3 Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz(ESP)
Hsu Kai Lun(TPE) 9 – 5 Mohamad Asfari(SYR)

Group O Losers Bracket

Sascha-Andrej Tege(GER) 9 – 3 Desmond Goh Chin Teck(SIN)
Tomoo Takano(JPN) 9 – 7 Alok Kumar(IND)

Group P Losers Bracket

Oliver Ortmann(GER) 9 – 4 Ali Saeed(UAE)
Toru Kuribayashi(JPN) 9 – 1 Taher Hussain(QAT)