Philippine News Service – – NEGROS Billiards Stable bet Ricky “Bai” Zerna defeated Bugsy Promotion ace Ronato “Volcano” Alcano, 13-3, in an all-Filipino finals to rule the Knightshot Champions 9-Ball Challenge at the exclusive Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates on Wednesday.
“Malaking panalo po ito para sa akin. Mahirap talunin si kuya Ronnie (Alcano) lalu na sa finals kaya hindi ko makakalimutan itong panalong ito, (It’s a big win for me. It’s hard to beat Ronnie (Alcano) especially in the finals that’s why I will not forget this victory.” said former Korean 9-ball open ruler Zerna, who pocketed the top prize of $10,000.
The Dumaguete-Bacolod City based Zerna, playing under the watchful eye of NBS head coach Christopher “Toper” Palses shocked Villar Cup ruler Gandy “Yang-Yang” Valle, 11-6, in the quarterfinals, Alcano downed local bet Rotchild, 11-3, Pelayo crushed Mustafa Hasaan, 11-5, and Cuartero nipped Mohammad Al Hosani, 11-6.