2015 World 10-Ball Championship: Ko Pin Yi is the Champion

21 02 2015

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’s David Alcaide.

Quarterfinal Results:

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)

Semifinal Results:

Ko Pin Yi(TPE) 11 – 2 Ko Ping Chung(TPE)
David Alcaide(ESP) 2 – 11 Carlo Biado(PHI)


Ko Pin Yi 11 – 9 Carlo Biado

UAAP 75 Game Day Recap: UST ties for the lead; UP solo at the bottom of the team standings

16 08 2012

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) Growling Tigers needed an 11-4 wind-up to shake off the pesky University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons to tie idle FEU Tamaraws and defending champions ADMU Blue Eagles at the top of the standings of the men’s basketball tournament in the 75th season of the UAAP. UP suffered its 6th straight defeat and is now alone at the cellar after the University of the East Red Warriors survived a furious 4th quarter rally by the Adamson Soaring Falcons for their first win of the season.

The scores:

First Game

UE (71) – Sumang 18, Sumido 12, Belleza 11, Santos 10, Flores 5, Javier 4, Duran 4, Valdez 3, Hernandez 2, Galanza 2, Alberto 0, Mena 0

ADU (66) – Cabrera 16, Brondial 15, Cruz 14, Camson 14, Etrone 4, Monteclaro 2, Julkipli 1, Trollano 0, Rios 0, Petilos 0, Olalia 0, Cabigas 0, Abrigo 0

Quarters: 9-9, 30-21, 52-38, 71-66

Second Game:

UST (68) – Abdul 20, Bautista 12, Lo 11, Fortuna 10, Vigil 7, Mariano 4, Ferrer 3, Afuang 1, Pe 0, Daquioag 0

UP (58) – Silungan 10, Lopez 10, Asilum 9, Ball 7, Mbah 5, Soyud 4, Manuel 4, Padilla 4, Romero 2, Montecastro 2, Hipolito 2, Wong 0

Quarters: 16-15, 33-33, 50-45, 68-58


Team Standings as of August 15, 2012
Team Wins Losses
Far Eastern University Tamaraws 5 1
Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles 5 1
University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers 5 1
National University Bulldogs 4 2
De la Salle University Green Archers 3 3
Adamson University Soaring Falcons 1 5
University of the East Red Warriors 1 5
University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons 0 6



2012 Women’s Trans National Golf Association Amateur Championship Match Play: Super Princess Superal makes it to the finals

28 07 2012

Members Club at Woodcreek in Columbia, South Carolina  – Princess Superal of the Philippines continued her winning romp in the 2012 Women’s Trans National Golf Association Amateur Championship.  After being the lone Filipina bet to be in the last 8, she continued her winning ways as she won 2 matches yesterday to move into the finals. She needed 20 holes to beat Rika Park for a semifinal spot. She had an easier time at the semis as she beat Rinko Mitsunaga 3 and 2. She will be facing Breanna Elliott for the championship.



Match Hole
1 Mitsunaga, Rinko < 1 up Plasencia, Regina F
2 Park, Rika 20 holes > Superal, Princess F
3 Elliott, Breanna < 2 and 1 Grunden, Susannah F
4 Seo, Hanule Sky 21 holes > Koechli, Vanessa F




Match Hole
1 Mitsunaga, Rinko 3 and 2 > Superal, Princess F
2 Elliott, Breanna < 4 and 3 Koechli, Vanessa


Steady Superal (Philstar.com file photo)


Tour de France 2012 Stage 4 Recap: André Greipel victorious at Rouen

5 07 2012

Greipel sprints to second career victory (From http://www.letour.fr)

Route:   Abbeville to Rouen (214.5 km.)

Stage Honors:

  1. André Greipel (GER/ LOTTO-BELISOL TEAM) 5:18:32
  2. Alessandro Petacchi (ITA/LAMPRE-ISD) same
  3. Tom Veelers (NED/TEAM ARGOS-SHIMANO) same

Top 5 in Individual Classification after 4 stages (Yellow Jersey)

  1. Fabian Cancellara (SUI/RADIOSHACK-NISSAN) 20:04:02
  2. Bradley Wiggins (GBR/SKY PROCYCLING) 00:00:07 behind
  3. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/MEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP ) 00:00:07 behind
  4. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC RACING TEAM) 00:00:10 behind
  5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR/SKY PROCYCLING) 0:00:11 behind

Green Jersey (Points Classification): Peter Sagan (SVK/LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE) 147 pts

Polka Dot Jersey (Top Climber): Michael Morkov (TEAM SAXO BANK-TINKOFF BANK) 9 pts

White Jersey (Young Rider Classification): Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC RACING TEAM)

Top 3 teams after Stage 4

  1. SKY PROCYCLING (GBR) 44:17:04
  2. RADIOSHACK-NISSAN (LUX) 00:00:04 behind
  3. BMC RACING TEAM (USA) 00:00:06 behind
Germany’s André Greipel won his second career stage win after topping stage 4 of this year’s Tour de France. He also won at Carmaux last year. Greipel outsprinted Alessandro Petacchi and Tom Veelers for the victory. Greipel’s win was also a great victory for the Lotto-Bellisol Team who are competing in their maiden Tour de France campaign.
There were no major changes in the classifications and the jersey wearers. Fabian Cancellara still wears the coveted yellow jersey.  Tomorrow’s stage will take the tour to Saint-Quentin.

Tour De France 2012 Stage 3 Recap: Sagan takes the stage

4 07 2012

Sagan celebrates another victory (From: http://www.letour.fr/)

The 99th Tour de France on its 3rd stage.  The 3rd stage is the first stage this year on French soil. Here are the winners of the previous stages.

Prologue: Fabian Cancellara (SUI/RADIOSHACK-NISSAN)


Stage 2: Mark Cavendish (GBR/SKY PROCYCLING)

Stage 3 Recap:

Route:   Orchies / Boulogne-sur-Mer (197 km.)

Stage Honors:

  1. Peter Sagan (SVK/LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE) 4:42:58
  2. Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR/SKY PROCYCLING) 0:00:01 behind
  3. Peter Velits  (SVK/OMEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP ) 0:00:01 behind

Top 5 in Individual Classification after 3 stages (Yellow Jersey)

  1. Fabian Cancellara (SUI/RADIOSHACK-NISSAN) 14:45:30
  2. Bradley Wiggins (GBR/SKY PROCYCLING) 00:00:07 behind
  3. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/MEGA PHARMA-QUICK STEP ) 00:00:07 behind
  4. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC RACING TEAM) 00:00:10 behind
  5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR/SKY PROCYCLING) 0:00:11 behind

Green Jersey (Points Classification): Peter Sagan (SVK/LIQUIGAS-CANNONDALE) 116 pts

Polka Dot Jersey (Top Climber): Michael Morkov (TEAM SAXO BANK-TINKOFF BANK) 9 pts

White Jersey (Young Rider Classification): Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC RACING TEAM)

Top 3 teams after Stage 3

  1. SKY PROCYCLING (GBR) 44:17:04
  2. RADIOSHACK-NISSAN (LUX) 00:00:04 behind
  3. BMC RACING TEAM (USA) 00:00:06 behind

Peter Sagan once again proved his sprinting capabilities by winning stage 3.  It was his second win after winning Stage 1.  Fabian Cancellara kept his yellow jersey for the 3rd straight day by finishing 4th.  The next stage is a 214.5 km journey from Abbeville and Rouen.

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:

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)


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)

2nd FIBA Asia U16 Championships: Round 2 Day 3 Recap (10-24-2011), CHN and PHL top respective groups

24 10 2011

Philippines U16 Team tops Group F

Nha Trang City, Vietnam – The quarterfinal cast of the 2nd FIBA Asia U16 Championships is complete after the last day of competitions in the second round. Here the results and recap of the games today:

India 64 – 72 Iraq

The WABA U16 Champions Iraq got the final quarterfinal seat from Group E as they beat India and their boy giant Satnam Singh Bhamara, 72-64. After being down in the first quarter, Iraq outscored the South Asian representative 26-15 in the second quarter to take a 40-30 lead. They never looked back as they quelled repeated rallies by the motivated Indian five. Ahmed Razzaq and Karrar Hamzah both scored over 20 points to neutralize the 32 point effort by Bhamara. Bamara actually dominated the shaded lane as he finished with a 13/17 shooting. His efforts though at the charity line needs to improve as he only made 6 of 14 attempts. With better FT shooting, he could be unstoppable. With the loss, India is relegated to the consolation phase.

Taipei 70 – 61 Lebanon

Taipei won the only no-bearing ball game of Day 6. Lebanon was assured of the 3rd spot of Group E regardless of the result. The victory still was important for Taipei as they are reeling from a pretty rough tournament. After trailing in the first half, Taipei unleashed their offense in the 3rd period outscoring Lebanon 22-14. Taipei was leading 53-48 going to the last 10 minutes of the game. They held on for the win as coach Joe Moujaes of Lebanon observed the lack of effort of his boys. The lackluster play cost them some momentum going to the quarterfinals. Lu Kuan-Shiuan was amazing as he scored 16 points in the 3rd quarter to finish with game high 24. Lebanon’s Gerard Hadidian was limited to 10 markers to lead Lebanon in scoring along with 2 players.

China 73 – 42 Korea

The battle of the undefeated teams of Group E ended in a rout in favor of China. Zhou Qi, touted as the future of Chinese basketball, took the game seriously as he dominated the inside to finish with 19 points. Overall, China had a 52% shooting compared to Korea’s 25%. The snipers of Korea were limited to 4 triples in the game. China even held Korea to 5 points in the second quarter to take a 38-15 halftime lead. Heng Yifeng and Liu Bo scored 11 and 10 respectively for the defending champions. Korea’s top gunner Heo Hoon was limited to 2 points. Kim Nakhyeon scored 13 to pace the lackluster effort by Korea in what some people dubbed as a finals preview. China is the top team in Group E after handling the first loss of its East Asian rivals.

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 63 – 53 Vietnam

Hosts Vietnam were in a tight game for the second straight night only to falter at the endgame against Saudi Arabia. Vietnam was leading in the first 20 minutes at 34-31. The game was still tied at the end of the 3rd period before Saudi Arabia stepped on the pedals to outscore the host team 19-9 for the 10 point win. The Saudi U16 once again relied on their star Abdulaziz Sakar who finished with 32 points to clinch 4th place in Group F. Tu Nguyen Minh top scored with 18 markers for Vietnam, who were so close to getting their maiden victory in the tournament. They will have a chance in the consolation phase, while Saudi Arabia will advance to face Asian superpower China.

Qatar 54 – 57 Indonesia

The 2-man tandem of Qatar had a spectacular effort only to fall short against a more balanced Indonesian team. Abdulrahman Saad (27) and Mohamed Abdelkawy (21) scored all but 6 of Qatar’s 54 point output. Their stellar performance was not enough to rally the surprising Indons. Indonesia were leading 34-25 at halftime before allowing Qatar to creep back into the game. They held a comfortable 53-44 advantage with less than 4 minutes left in the game. Saad suddenly strung up 7 straight points to cut the lead to 6 at 51-57 with 1:32 remaining in regulation. Indonesia failed to score in their next few possessions before conceding a 3-point basket from Abdelkawy with 32 seconds left, 57-54. Luckily, Qatar was not able to stop the clock or grab the rebound as Indonesia got the win and finish at 3rd place in Group F. The SEABA U16 runners-up were led by the 13 points of Hans Abraham  with 3 other players scoring in double figures. They earned a date with Korea in the quarterfinals.

Japan 72 – 83 Philippines

The final match of the night pitted the undefeated teams of Group F. The game was a nip and tuck affair from the get-go as Japan managed to grab a hairline lead, 22-21, after the first 10 minutes of play. The game was a close affair in the second period before the Philippines made a decisive 18-6 run after a 30-all deadlock. Skipper J-Jay Alejandro starred on that run with 10 points. That proved to be the turning point of the game as SEABA Champions Philippines doused every Japan rally in the second half. Alejandro topped the scoring with 34 points while Yusei Sugiura of Japan scored 30. With the win, the Philippines will face Iraq in the last 8 while Japan will play Lebanon.

Here is the final Round  2 Group Standings:

Team W L Pts GA
China 5 0 10 1.397
Korea 4 1 09 1.078
Lebanon 2 3 07 0.968
Iraq 2 3 07 0.892
India 1 4 06 0.871
Chinese Taipei 1 4 06 0.814
Team W L Pts GA
Philippines 5 0 10 2.542
Japan 4 1 09 1.762
Indonesia 3 2 08 0.730
K. Saudi Arabia 2 3 07 0.817
Qatar 1 4 06 0.583
Vietnam 0 5 05 0.534

The teams will have a rest day tomorrow before resuming the competitions on Wednesday.

Wednesday’s schedule

0900 Hrs: 9-12 Placings: India Vs. Vietnam

1100 Hrs: 9-12 Placings: Ch. Taipei Vs. Qatar

1300 Hrs: Quarterfinal 1: Japan Vs. Lebanon

1500 Hrs: Quarterfinal 2: Saudi Arabia Vs. China

1700 Hrs: Quarterfinal 3: Korea Vs. Indonesia

1900 Hrs: Quarterfinal 4: Iraq Vs. Philippines

All times Nha Trang Local (GMT +0700 Hrs)