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De Luna hangs on in US Open 9-Ball Championship

Doha Asian Games silver medalist Jeffrey De Luna nailed four straight victories to advance to the quarterfinals of the 42nd Annual US Open 9-Ball Championship being held at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel in Norfolk, Virginia in US.

De Luna cruised to an easy 11-3 win over American John Schmidt before stunning former world champion American Earl Strickland in the next round via an 11-10 decision.

Jeffrey De Luna. Philippine Star photo
The 33-year old Filipino cue player continued his impressive run by ousting Japanese Yukio Akagariyama (11-6) and American Skyler Woodward (11-5) to stay in contention in the $200,000 event that offers $40,000 to the champion.

De Luna, however, will be facing a daunting task in the next round as he goes up against two-time World 9-Ball Pool Singles champion Thorsten Hohmann of Germany.

De Luna is the last Filipino standing in the tournament as Dennis Orcollo, Warren Kiamco, Alex Pagulayan and World Games gold medalist Carlo Biado got booted out bye their respective opponents in the losers’ bracket.

Author: Emil C. Noguera, Manila Times
Full Article: http://www.manilatimes.net/de-luna-hangs-us-open-9-ball-championship/359117/

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