2012 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship Match Play: Jayvie Agojo lone Filipina in the Round of 16

10 08 2012

Cleveland, Ohio – The two Filipinas left in the Round of 32 both faced Canadian golfers for a spot in Round of 16.   Only one of them made it to the next round as Cyna Rodriguez fell to Nicole Zhang 4 & 3 while Jayvie Agojo kept the Filipino hopes alive after winning 1-up over Natalie Gleadall. Agojo’s next match will be for a spot in the quarterfinals.

2012 Women’s Trans National Golf Association Amateur Championship Match Play: Superal, Piccio barges into Top 16; 4 other ICTSI ladies eliminated

27 07 2012

Members Club at Woodcreek in Columbia, South Carolina  – From 6, the Filipino contingent in the 2012 Women’s Trans National Golf Association Amateur Championship  is now down to 2 as only Princess Superal and Mia Piccio survived their Round of 32 matches in the match play portion of the event.

Bacolod’s Mia Piccio

Princess Superal followed up her 7 and 5 victory in the Round of 64 with 4 and 2 win over South Carolina‘s Collins Bradshaw. She is joined in the Round 16 by ICTSI teammate Mia Piccio who won over Aurora Kan, 2-1. The other 4 Filipina bets were not as lucky as they were eliminated after yesterday’s matches. First to be eliminated in the Round of 32 was Sarah Jane Ababa of Davao as she was simply overwhelmed by Kate Scarpetta, 7 and 6. Cyna Rodriguez and Jayvie Agojo followed Ababa to the sidelines by dropping similar 2 and 1 matches against Regina Plasencia and Tilly Poulsen, respectively. Texas’ Kelsey Vines needed 29 holes to beat Dottie Ardina.

Round of 16 match-ups for the remaining Filipina participants:

  1. Princess Superal vs. Kelly Shon
  2. Mia Piccio vs. Vanessa Koechli

WORLD 9 BALL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012 Day 6 Update: 3 PHL players left in Top 16; Reyes lost hill-hill battle

28 06 2012
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From 5 cue artists left after the Round of 64, the Philippine contingent won 3 of 5 matches in the round of 32.  With 3 pool masters left, the Philippines is the most represented country in the Round of 16. The round of 32 for the Philippines was marked with 2 wins against players from Chinese-Taipei. Here are the results of the matches involving Filipino participants of the Round of 32 in the 2012 World 9-Ball Championship:

Dennis Orcullo 11 – 8 Hsu Kai Lun (TAI)

Lee Van Corteza 5 – 11 Mika Immonen(FIN)

Antonio Gabica 11 – 9 Yang Ching Shun (TAI)

Efren Reyes 10 – 11 Jentsch Dominic (GER)

Jundel Mazon 11 – 3 Konstantian Stepanov (RUS)

Other notables results:

Thorsten Hohmann (GER) eliminated defending champion Yukio Akagariyama (JAP), 11-9.

Karl Boyes (GBR) winning 11-8 over ex-champ Chao Fang Pang (TAI).

Ko Pin Yi (TAI) survived a hill-hill battle vs. Lo Li Wen (JAP)

Round of 16 update as of posting:

Ralf Souquet (GER) 6 – 2 Bruno Muratore (ITA)

Dennis Orcullo (PHI) 5 – 8 Nick van den Berg(NED)

Mika Immonen (FIN) 8 – 7 Antonio Gabica (PHI)

Omar Al Shaheen(KUW) 8 – 10 Le He Wen(CHN)

Karl Boyes(GBR) 5 – 6 Jentsch Dominic (GER)

Ko Pin Yi (TAI) 11 – 9 Jundel Mazon (PHI)

Darren Appleton(GBR) 7 – 4 Nick Ekonomopoulos(GRE)

Naoyuki Ohi(JPN) 11 – 9 Thorsten Hohmann (GER)

NCAA March Madness 2012 upsets: Round of 32- NC State eliminates Georgetown

19 03 2012

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Columbus, Ohio– The North Carolina State Wolfpack (24-12) ended the hopes of No.3 seeded Georgetown Hoya’s dream of going to the Final 4 this year with a 66-63 upset win. The 11th seeded Wolfpack controlled the 2nd period and survived the late game rally of Georgetown (24-9).

Lorenzo Brown made 3 free throws in the last 10 seconds of the game to clinch the win for NC State. Jason Clark missed a potential game-tying three at the buzzer for the Hoyas. Scott Wood, C.J. Williams, and C.J. Leslie scored 14 points a piece to lead the 11th seeded Wolfpack in scoring. Hollis Thompson exploded for 23 points for the losing 5.

It is the third straight year that Georgetown was sent packing by a double digit seed. In the previous 2 years, Georgetown went home after their first game. NC State is back in the Sweet 16 and they are hoping to reach to get their 3rd NCAA title. The Wolfpack won in 1974 and 1983.

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)

AIBA World Boxing Championships Baku 2011: Middleweight and Lightweight 2nd Round results

4 10 2011
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Here are the results of Round of 32 matches in Middleweight and Lightweight categories:


Ryota MURATA JPN b. SATTARPOUR Mohammad IRI 22-11
Mladen MANEV  BUL b. DALIBAEV Islomzhon KGZ 17-10
(8) DarrenO’NEILL  IRL b. HIKAL Mohamed EGY 15-13
Danabek SUZHANOV  KAZ b. MASLIY Artem ISR 37-8
Jesse HART  USA b. NAZAROV Sobirjon TJK 13-8
Esquiva FALCAO  BRA b. JANKOVSKI Robert AUS 15-9
Anthony OGOGO  ENG b. CHEBOTAREV Artem (4) RUS 12-11
Aleksandar DRENOVAK SRB b. CORTEZ Jaime (3) ECU 13-9
ZHANG CHN Jianting b. VESIALOU Mikalai BLR 17-14
Ievgen KHYTROV UKR b. KHYTROV Ievgen UKR 21-13
Zoltan HARCSA HUN b. TAVARES Michel (6) FRA 16
Emilio CORREA CUB b. CHAKAEV Arbi AUT 16-14
HAKOBYAN Andranik (2) ARM b. JABLONSKI Tomasz POL 18-12


Domenico VALENTINO  (1) ITA b. OUATINE Mahdi MAR +15-15
Branimir STANKOVIC  SRB b. RYNN Alejandro CAN 18-11
Miklos VARGA  HUN b. CHADI Abdelkader (9) ALG 19-18
Madadi NAGZIBEKOV  TJK b. ISAYEV Elvin (8) AZE 23-15
Eugen BURHARD  (5) GER b. PAZZYYEV Murad TKM 14-6
Fazliddin GAIBNAZAROV UZB b. ARIAS Wellington DOM 15-8
Robson CONCEICAO  BRA b. WARD Martin ENG 21-20
Vasyl LOMACHENKO  (4) UKR b. RAMIREZ Jose USA 16-9
Yasnier TOLEDO (3) CUB b. JACKSON Luke AUS 11-10
Saylom ARDEE THA b. POROZO Luiz ECU 17-6
HAN Soon KOR b. ABDYLDABEK Syimyk KGZ 24-11
LIU Qiang CHN b. ELIWA Mohamed EGY 14-6
David JOYCE (7) IRL b. KHAIBER Mohammad AFG 26-13
Jai BHAGWAN  IND b. SERBAN Miroslav CZE 14-6
Javkhlan BARIADI  MGL b. MANZANILLA Hector VEN 18-16

2011 PartyPoker.net World Cup of Pool: Round of 32 Results 9/7/11; Orcollo-Alcano also win!

7 09 2011
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(4) GERMANY 8 vs. 0 Australia

Ralf Soquet continue his hot streak in the Philippines as he paired up with Thorsten Hohmann to rout the Australian pairing of Greg Jenkins & David Rothall.  The 4th seeded German pair blanked Australia 8-0.

(13) France 6 vs. 8 MALAYSIA

Malaysia’s Ibrahim Amir & Patrick Ooi shocked the 6th-ranked French pair of Stephan Cohen & Vincent Facquet, 8-6. The game was close and it was even tied 5-5 after the 10th rack. Malaysia won two consecutive games to take the lead for good. Amir-Ooi pairing will next face Germany’s Soquet and Hohmann.

(3) England 6 vs. 8 ESTONIA

Estonia made its presence felt in their World Cup debut as they overcame the 3rd-seed Brtish pairing of Darren Appleton & Chris Melling. Dennis Grabe & Erki Erm won 2 straight games from 6-all tie to book a place in the Round of 16. Erki Erm believed that every time has chance in this tournament just like what Switzerland did to the defending champs China yesterday.

(14) Holland 4 vs. 8 THAILAND

Holland’s Huidji See & Marco Teutscher were upset by Thailand’s Nitiwat Kanjanasri & Kobkit Palajin, 4-8. Another seeded team fell as Team Thailand raced to a formidable 6-1 lead to frustrate the Dutch pair. The Thais will face the Estonians in the next round for a place in the quarterfinals.

(6) USA 7 vs. 8 SINGAPORE

USA’s Corey Deuel and Mike Dechaine showed up with a stars and stripes theme costume in their match against lowly Singapore composed of Bernard Tey & Chan Keng Kwang.  The game though was not a costume party as Singapore blitzed to a 5-1 lead. The Americans suddenly got serious to tie the match at 5-5 and even reached the hill ahead of the Singaporeans 7-6. Dechane missed the 4-ball in the 14th rack to hand over the break to Singapore in the hill-hill encounter. Singapore won the final match and send another higher seed out of the competition.

(2) PHILIPPINES A 8 vs. 2 Austria

The Filipino fans were hoping that Dennis Orcollo & Ronnie Alcano will duplicate the perfromance of the Reyes-Bustamante tandem last night. The fans who flocked to The Block in SM City North EDSA were not disappointed as No.2 seed Philippines Team A never gave the Austrian pairing Jasmin Ouschan & Mario He. Incidentally, Austria is represented by one female cue artist. The Orcollo-Alcano pairing run off with 8 straight racks after trailing 0-2 early in the match. The Philippine Team A will await the winner between Malta and Canada tomorrow.

Day 2 Recap: Just like yesterday, seeded teams are losing to lesser rank teams. Heavyweights Germany and Philippines were able to buckle the trend but England, Holland, USA were not as lucky. There will be more surprises in this year’s edition of the World Cup of Pool for sure.