2011 PartyPoker.net World Cup of Pool Quarterfinal Pairings

10 09 2011

It’s Day 5 of the World Cup of Pool and there are only 8 teams left in the tournament. Here are the quarterfinal pairings of the 2011 World Cup of Pool:

Sweden vs. Korea

Sweden – Marcus Chamat & Thomas Mehtala

Korea – Lee Gun Jae & Hwang Yong

Previous opponents:

Sweden: vs. (16) Indonesia 8-7; vs. Switzerland 8-6

Korea: vs. (8) Spain 8-5; vs. (9) Japan 8-6

(5) Philippines B vs. (4) Germany

Philippines B – Efren Reyes & Francisco Bustamante

Germany – Ralf SouquetThorsten Hohmann

Previous opponents:

Philippines B: vs. Kuwait 8-4; vs. India 8-5

Germany: vs. Australia 8-0; vs. Malaysia 8-3

Thailand vs. (11) Poland

Thailand – Nitiwat Kanjanasri & Kobkit Palajin

Poland – Karol Skowerski & Radoslaw Babica

Previous opponents:

Thailand: vs. (14) Holland 8-4; vs. Estonia 8-4

Poland: vs. Vietnam 8-0; vs. Singapore 8-3

(7) Taiwan vs. (2) Philippines A

Taiwan – Ko Pin-yi & Ko Ping-chun

Philippines A – Dennis Orcollo & Ronnie Alcano

Previous opponents:

Taiwan: vs. Russia 8-4; vs. (10) Italy 8-7

Philippines A: vs. Austria 8-2; vs. (15) Canada 8-6

The quarterfinal matches are Race to 9. The winners will face-off in the Semifinals tomorrow.

2011 PartyPoker.net World Cup of Pool: Day 3 Results; Reyes-Bustamante pair gets QF spot

8 09 2011
Pool Player Marcus Chamat

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(7) Taiwan 8 vs. 4 Russia

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.

(10) Italy 8 vs. 6 Hong Kong

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.

(11) Poland 8 vs. 0 Vietnam

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.

(15) Canada 8 vs. 4 Malta

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” Bustamante won 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