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)

2011 World 9 Ball Championship: Partial Round of 64 Results

30 06 2011

Doha, Qatar– Here are the initial results of the knockout stages of the 2011 World 9 Ball Championships.

Ralf Souquet(GER) 11 – 5 Serge Das(Bel)
Mariusz Skoneczny(POL) 11 – 7 Radislaw Babica(POL)
Li Lo Wen(JPN) 11 – 7 Thorsten Hohmann(GER)
Carlo Dalmatin(CRO) 11 – 7 Hsu Kai Lun(TPE)
Lee Van Corteza(PHL) 11 – 5 Oliver Medenilla(PHL)
Vicencio Tanio(PHL) 11 – 7 Nick van den Berg(NED)
Yukio Akakariyama(JPN) 11 – 7 Soheil Vahedi(IRI)
Carlo Biado(PHL) 11 – 6 Takhti Zarekani(IRI)
Antonio Gabica(PHL) 11 – 10 Mika Immonen(FIN)
Chris Melling(GBR) 11 – 2 Hwang Yong(KOR)
Darren Appleton(GBR) 11-6 Dang Jin Hu(CHN)
Shane Van Boening(USA) 11- 8 Konstantin Stepanov(RUS)
Naoyuki Oi(JPN) 11- 4 Imran Majid(GBR)
Mark Gray(GBR) 11 – 10 Kuo Po Cheng(TPE)
Allan Cuartero(PHL) 11 – 9 Ahmad Taufiq Binh Murni(BRU)
Chang Jun Lin(TPE) 11 – 5 Joven Alba(PHL)

Round of 32 Match-ups
Ralf Souquet vs. Mariusz Skoneczny
Lo Li Wen Vs. Vicencio Tanio
Carlo Dalmatin vs. Yukio Akakariyama
Lee Van Corteza vs. Carlo Biado
Antonio Gabica vs. Naoyuki Oi
Chris Melling vs. Mark Gray
Darren Appleton vs. Alan Cuartero
Shane Van Boening vs. Chang Jun Lin

The 16 other slots in the round of 32 will be known later. So far, 5 Filipinos have qualified in the round of 32 led by Antonio Gabica who stunned Mika Immonen 11-10 in their round of 64 match. The Philippines is actually assured 1 slot in the Round of 16 since Lee Van Corteza and Carlo Biado will slug it out in the next round.

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