Tuesday, August 9, 2011

2011 Philippine Juniors Championship

2011 Philippine Junior Champion Jonas Magpantay (3rd from left front) with BSCP Executive V-P Edgar Acaba (center) flanked by junior cue artists
Star Billiards Center, Quezon City -
Jonas Magpantay clinches the 2011 Philippine Junior Pool Champion title edging Kenneth Arpilleda 9-4. Winning 3rd place was Husley Jusayan beating Rodlin "RJ" Bautista 9-4.

17 year old Jonas of Mindoro won the slot to represent the Philippines in the World Pocket-Billiard Association's World Junior Pool Championship on August 31 - September 4, 2011 in Kielce, Poland.

The 2-day eliminations held from August 5-6 was particpated by a total of 14 young Filipino pool players aging 18 years and younger, as follows:


  1. Aaron Cedric Gonzales
  2. Dan Neilo Zambrano
  3. Hans Juris Pablo
  4. Hushley Jusayan
  5. James De Leon
  6. Jonas Magpantay
  7. Joseph Basal
  8. Lawrence Mark Romero
  9. Marvin Pastor
  10. Paul Kenneth Arpilleda
  11. Raven Setiar
  12. Rodlin John Bautista
  13. Ryan Reo Atienza
  14. Zedric Schneider

Monday, May 16, 2011

2011 WORLD 10-BALL CHAMPIONSHIP




Huidjie See of Netherlands clinches the 2011 World 10-Ball Champion title, beating  Fu Jian Bo of China 11-8.


In the semi-final matches Huidjie See beat Japan’s Yukio Akakariyama  9-6 while Fu Jian Bo of China beat Filipino Carlo Biado, 9-5.

Huidjie See’s surge was the least expected overtaking favored world champions Immonen, Orcollo, Alcano, Souquet, Hohmann, Appleton, and the rest who fell short either in the top 16 or quarter final matches.

A total of 128 players from 44 countires participated in this annual event sanctioned by the World Pool-Billiards Association.

1. Antonio Lining, PHI
2. Dennis Orcullo, PHI
3. Kuo Po-Cheng, TPE
4. Niels Feijen, NED
5. David Alcaide, ESP
6. Ronnie Alcano, PHI
7. Oliver Medenilla, PHI
8. Shane Van Boening, USA
9. Jason Klatt, CAN
10. Nick Van Den Berg, NED
11. Chang Jung Lin, TPE
12. Lee Van Corteza, PHI
13. Johnny Archer, USA
14. Joven Alba, PHI
15. Darren Appleton, GBR
16. Jeffrey De Luna, PHI
17. Nguyen Phuc Long, VIE
18. Raymund Faraon, PHI
19. Mika Immonen, FIN
20. Bashar Hussain, QTR
21. Venancio Tanio, PHI
22. Scott Higgins, GBR
23. Karl Boyes, GBR
24. Chris Melling, GBR
25. Daryl Peach, GBR
26. Mark Gray, GBR
27. Imran Majid, GBR
28. Ralf Souquet, GER
29. Sascha Tege, GER
30. Thomas Engert, GER
31. Oliver Ortmann, GER
32. Harald Stolka, GER
33. Stephan Cohen, FRA
34. Vincent Facquet, FRA
35. Francesco Diaz-Pizarro, ESP
36. Francisco Sanchez-Ruiz, ESP
37. Carlos Cabello, ESP
38. Karlo Dalmatin, CRO
39. Ivica Putnik, CRO
40. Mario He, AUT
41. Bruno Muratore, ITA
42. Raj Hundal, GBR
43. Marcus Chamat, SWE
44. Radolslaw Babica, POL
45. Karol Skowerski, POL
46. Markus Juva, FIN
47. Petri Makkonen, FIN
48. Huidji See, NED
49. Valery Kuluyant, UZB
50. Dennis Grabe, EST
51. Tony Drago, MDV
52. Konstantin Stepanov, RUS
53. Manuel Pereira, POR
54. Artem Koschovy, UKR
55. Christian Johanessen, NOR
56. Charlie Williams, USA
57. Max Eberle, USA
58. John Morra, CAN
59. Mario Morra, CAN
60. Reuben Bautista, MEX
61. Christian Tuvi, URU
62. Youseff Jalal, VEN
63. Juan Vega, PER
64. Kenny Kwok, HKG
65. Chen Man Lee, HKG
66. Liu Hai Tao, CHN
67. Han Hao Xiang, CHN
68. Fu Jianbo, CHN
69. Li Hewen, CHN
70. Dang Jinhu, CHN
71. Wang Ming, CHN
72. Wu Chia Ching, CHN
73. Toh Lian Han, SIN
74. Chan Keng Kwang, SIN
75. Alok Kumar, IND
76. Sundeep Gulati, IND
77. Mohanna Al-Obaidly, QAT
78. Abdulatif Fawal, QAT
79. Gun Jae Lee, KOR
80. Hwang Yong, KOR
81. Che Wei Fu, TPE
82. Chien Chieh Liu, TPE
83. Lo Liwen, JPN
84. Naoyuki OI, JPN
85. Yukio, Akakariyama, JPN
86. Luong Chi Dung, VIE
87. Lim Leng, VIE
88. Imran Ibrahim, INA
89. Muhammad Zulfikri, INA
90. Mohamad Ali Berjaoui, LIB
91. Mazen Berjaoui, LIB
92. Mohamed Hasan Al Hosani, UAE
93. Omran Salem Salem, UAE
94. Abdulla Mohamed Yaousef, UAE
95. Amin Fekry, UAE
96. Omar Al-Shaheen, KUW
97. Khaled Al Mutairi, KUW
98. Takti Zarekani, IRI
99. Amir Ibrahim, MAS
100. Kok Hon Keong, MAS
101. Jerico Banares, PHI
102. Victor Arpilleda, PHI
103. Carlo Biado, PHI
104. Rodolfo Luat, PHI
105. Jundel Mazon, PHI
106. Ahmad Taufiq M. Murni, BRU
107. Ak Md Saiful Azri, BRU
108. Chamaka Atapattu, SRI
109. David Rothall, AUS
110. James Delahunty, AUS
111. Mario Tolentino, PHI
112. Ramil Gallego, PHI
113. Ruben Cuna, PHI
114. Ricky Yang, INA
115. Roberto Gomez, PHI
116. Thorsten Hohmann,  GER
117. Jonas Magpantay, PHI
118. Marvin Tapia, PHI
119. Allan Cuartero, PHI
120. Chang Yu Lung, TPE
121. Tomoo Takano, JPN
122. Yang Ching Shun, TPE
123. Antonio Gabica, PHI
124. Lu Hui Chan, TPE
125. Guo Hoa, CHN
126. Demosthenes Pulpul, PHI
127. Ko Ping Chun, TPE
128. Ko Pin Yi, TPE


The championship was held from May 10-15 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City, Philippines.





Monday, April 18, 2011

2011 PHILIPPINE POOL OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS


German Thorsten Hohmann clinches the men’s 2011 Philippine 10-Ball Open Championship title defeating countryman, Ralf Souquet, 11-10 in an uphill battle. Hohmann joined the tournament last minute in place of an exhibition match in the United States. Players from thirty one nations participated in this five day event held at the SM Mega Trade Hall 1, Pasig City. The Championships was sanctioned by the World Pool-Billiards Association (WPA) and organized by Raya Sports.

Men’s Ranking
1.      Thorsten Hohmann       23.  Roland de la Cruz             45. Vincent Facquet
2.      Ralh Souquet               24. Kuo Po Cheng                  46. Amir Ibrahim
3.      Liu Hai Tao                 25. Bashar Hussain                 47. Marlon Manalo
4.      Antonio Lining            26. Yu Lung Chang                 48. Mohammad Zulfikri
5.      Darren Appleton           27. Naoyuki Oi                       49. Robbie Foldvari
6.      Carlo Biado                 28. John Mora                        50. Bobby Lee Chenman
7.                    7.   Fu Che Wei                   29. Jerico Bañares                   51. Rafath Habib
8.      Dennis Orcullo             30. Oliver Medenilla                52. Jech Limen
9.      Marcus Chamat            31. Siauw Wieto                     53. Md.A.Bin Hj Raschid
10.  Chang Jung Lin            32. Demosthenes Pulpul           54. Lee Gun Jae
11.  Lee Van Corteza            33. Wu Hao                           55. Shinya Inoue
12.  Takti Zarekani              34. Venancio Tanio                 56. Roberto Gomez
13.  Hwang Yong                35. Kenny Kwok                     57. Ahmad T. Bin Murni
14.  Jundel Mazon               36. Mohammed Hosani            58. Chan Keng Kwang
15.  Jason Klatt                   37. Mohana Obaidy                 59. Rudy Susanto
16.  Ricky Yang                  38. Chang Pei Wei                  60. Ko Ping Chun
17.  Allan Cuartero              39. Raymond Faraon                61. Shane Van Boening
18.  Renemar David             40. Desmond Goh Chin Teck    62. Sundeep Gulati
19.  Ramil Gallego              41. Ronato Alcano                   63. Konstantin Stepanov
20.  Lo Li Wen                   42. Mika Immonen                  64. Tomoo Takano
21.  Abdullah Al Yousuf       43. Jeffrey de Luna
22.  Nguyen Phoc Long        44. Yoni Rachmanto



Chinese teen Chen Siming wins the women’s title defeating British veteran Kelly Fisher, 9-3. Chen never fell off the winners bracket showing her determination to join her compatriots Liu Sha Sha and Wu Chia Ching as a teenage world champion.

Womens’ Ranking:
1.      Chen Siming        13. Tsai Pei Chen                25. Aradhana Naik
2.      Kelly Fisher         14. Xiao Fang Fu                 26. Suniti Damani
3.      Lin Yuan Chun     15. Helena Benjamin            27. Reggie Ann Biagcong
4.      Liu Sha Sha         16. Ga Young Kim               28. Junko Tsuchiya
5.      Lim Yun Mi        17. Naomi Williams             29. Heona Kritine Gregori
6.      Chou Chieh Yu    18. Hyun Ji Won                 30. Monika Webb
7.      Jasmin Ouschan   19. Angeline Ticoalu             31. Allison Fisher
8.      Wu Jing             20. Veronique Menard            32. Gillian Go
9.      Ina Jentschura      21. Duong Thuy Vi
10.  Yu Ram Cha        22. Line Kyorsvic
11.  Li Jia                  23. Keiko Yukawa
12.  Han Yu               24. Marika Poikkijoki



Stage 1 was held from March 31 – April 4 at the Star Billiards Center in Quezon City. The grueling five day eliminations gave way to ten men and four female stage 2 qualifiers, namely:

Men:                                        Nation:
Roland Dela Cruz                    Philippines
Tomoo Takano                        Japan
Yoni Rachmanto                      Indonesia
Allan Cuartero                         Philippines
Muhammad Zulfikri                  Indonesia
Renemar David                        Philippines
Roberto Gomez                       Philippines
Jundel Mazon                          Philippines
Fu Che Wei                            Chinese Taipei
Yu Lung, Chang                      Chinese Taipei

Women:
Lin Yuan Chun                         Chinese Taipei
Wu Jing                                   China
Tsai Pei Chen                          Chinese Taipei
Duong Thuy Vi                         Vietnam


Sunday, February 7, 2010

RP POOL TEAM FINISH SECOND IN THE 1ST WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

TEAM Great Britain showed better control of their nerves in the crucial moments as they carved a smashing 4-1 win over Philippine Team late Sunday to capture the first-ever World Team Championship being held at the Hall 13 Hannover Exhibition Grounds in Hannover, Germany.

With the feat, The Britons composed of reigning World 9-ball champion Daryl Peach, 2008 World Ten-Ball Champion Darren Appleton, Karl Boyes, Mark Gray and Imram Majid received the top prize of $100,000.


Lee Van Corteza, Antonio Lining, Dennis Orcollo, Edgar Acaba, Marlon Manalo, Ronato Alcano, Warren Kiamco
Team Philippines 


The Filipinos headed by BSCP vice-president Edgar Acaba designated as team manager, former World 9-ball and 8-ball champion Ronato Alcano, last year International Predator 10-ball ruler Dennis Orcullo, former snooker champion Marlon Manalo, two-time BSCP National Pool title-holder Lee Vann Corteza, Japan based Antonio Lining and Southeast Asian games 9-ball gold medalist Warren Kiamco settled for a runner-up purse of $50,000.

Losing-Semifinalists Greece and Russia, on the other hand received $30,000 each in the 48-nation tournament, the first of its kind and sanctioned by the World Pool Billiard Association (WPA), stakes a total purse of $400,000 (roughly P19.2 million) and uses a point-system scoring patterned after the famous Davis Cup in international tennis.

The Filipinos which is backed up by Billiards and Snooker Congress of the Philippines (BSCP) headed by its president Sebastian "Baste" Chua and its chairman Florentino "Yen" Makabenta, Raya Sports, Bugsy Promotions and Negros Billiards Stable, had a great start with a 6-1 thrashing victory over the Britons in the first game of 8-ball Scotch doubles event.

After the loss, the Britons bounced back winning their second game of 8-ball Scotch doubles event, 6-1, to level the count at 1-all in the race-to-4 affair.

Then Gray, Boyes and Appleton, made it 4-1 for Team Great Britain to snatch the over-all championships’ trophy.

Gray downed Lining, 8-2, in the 1st 9-ball game, Boyes edged Corteza, 8-7, in the 2nd 9-ball game and Appleton toppled Orcullo, 7-1, in the 2nd 10-ball game.

Actually, Alcano was already leading 2-1 against Appleton in the 1st 10-ball game but it was halted after Appleton won in the 2nd 10-ball game.

On the road to the finals, the Filipinos beat England II (4-0), Czech Republic (4-1), Norway (4-2), Poland (4-2) and Russia (4-1) to arrange a titular showdown with Great Britain, who brought downed Norway (5-1) lost to Sweden (4-2) then blanked Israel (4-0) and Germany (4-0) then edged China (4-3) and Greece (4-2), respectively.

By Marlon Bernardino