Reyes, 12 Others Gain KO Round

  • Page Views 3131
  • reyesFORMER world champion Efren “Bata” Reyes humbled Jeong Young of Korea 9-4 in their losers’ bracket battle yesterday and advanced to the knockout round of the World 9-Ball Cham­pionship along with 12 other fel­low Filipinos in Doha, Qatar. Also advancing were former world champion Dennis Orcollo, Antonio Gabica, Marlon Villan­ueva, Mark Antony, Raymond Faroun, Lee Van Corteza, Jeff de Luna, Ramil Gallego, Carlo Bia­do, former Asian snooker cham­pion Marlon Manalo, Israel Rota, and another ex-world titlist, Alex Pagulayan.

    But former world champion Francisco “Django” Bustamante was ousted by another former world titlist, Thorsten Hohmann of Germany, who prevailed 9-6 in their losers’ bracket showdown.

    In all, 64 of the world’s top cue players advanced to the race-to­11 knockout stage, with the title duel, a race-to-13 affair, set on Friday.

    The cast includes defending champion Darren Appleton who led six other Britons to the knock-out round, while seven players from Chinese-Taipei also ad­vanced. Germany and the Neth­erlands had four players each. Orcollo, who stayed perfect in the elimination round, opens his campaign in the knockout stage against Cheng Yu Hsuan of Chi­nese-Taipei while Reyes will be up against Nick Van de Berg of the Netherlands.

    Gabica faces Nguyen Anh Tuan of Vietnam, Pagulayan bat­tles Mikka Immonen of Finland, Villamor takes on Karl Boyes of Great Britan, Rota part ways with Antony, Faroun clashes with Lo Li Wen of Taipei, Corteza duels with Manuel Gama of Portugal, De Luna battles Niels Feijen of the Netherlands, Gallego takes on Enrique Rojas of Chile, Biado faces former world champion Ralf Souquet of Germany, and Manalo takes on Omar Al Shaheen of Ku­wait.The last man standing on Fri­day will take home the top prize of $36,000 while the beaten fi­nalist will bring home $18,000 out of the total prize pot of $250,000. (Malaya)

    Share

    Related Post

    Related Blogpost

    Leave a Reply

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 20 May 2018
      3 days ago No comment

      Poke-what?

      Two decades ago somewhere in Tokyo, a young Japanese boy spent his playtime catching all sorts of insects and tadpoles. Over time the young boy’s obsession of catching creatures evolved into a hobby that created a game of catching, training and trading creatures – all in an electronic world. ...

    • 20 May 2018
      3 days ago No comment

      Just another day in political paradise

      I must admit, I had high hopes for politics in Canada. After being exposed to the politics we have in the Philippines, it is no wonder that you do not see a lot of Filipino-Canadians running for office here or any other part of the world. We have been jaded ...

    • 20 May 2018
      3 days ago No comment

      TRAIN law exceeds revenue target

      In first quarter The government registered a net revenue gain in the implementation of the Duterte administration’s first tax reform law in the first three months of the year owing to higher taxes remitted by the tobacco industry. Instead of a net loss of at least P3.2 billion in ...

    • 20 May 2018
      3 days ago No comment

      ABS-CBN files $5 million lawsuit against Dazcon Inc. in Canada for copyright infringement

      TORONTO, Ontario – Acting on reports from its own customers, ABS-CBN, the leading Filipino media and entertainment company in the world, served today a Statement of Claim issued in Canadian Federal Court against Dazcon Inc. arising out of set-top boxes that enabled buyers to illegally access hundreds of ABS-CBN’s ...

    • 19 May 2018
      4 days ago No comment

      NPA rejects Hector Bremner’s bid for party’s Vancouver mayoral nomination

      The Non Partisan Association’s (NPA) was rocked with controversy when it rejected high-profile mayoral candidate Hector Bremner. The party’s decision, say some of its observers,  shows the lack of transparency, and is “stuck in an old ‘backroom’ boys mentality” as well as an anti-immigrant bias. Bremner, who is very ...

    %d bloggers like this: