Sumalto si Pinay billiards ace Chezka Centeno sa back-to-back title nang masipa sa Round-of-16 pa lang sa katutumbok na Amway eSpring International Women’s 9-ball Championship sa Taipei Gymnasium, Taiwan.
Naging youngest winner ng Amway cue tournament ang Zamboanga pride nang makopo ang titulo noong isang taon sa edad na 16-anyos lang, pero hindi niya nasustena iyon nang matanggap ang 7-6 defeat kay Karen Corr ng Northern Ireland sa hill-hill battle para sa quarterfinals berth.
Mas maagang natibag si former two-time world 10-ball titlist Rubilen Amit sa 7-4 loss kay Angeline Magdalena Ticoalu ng Indonesia sa Last 32 ng 8-day event noong Feb. 26-Mar. 5.
MANILA, Philippines - Youthful Pinay billiards ace Chezka Centeno fell short of her mission to win back-to-back titles in the Amway eSpring International Women’s 9-ball Championship as she crashed out of contention in the Round-of-16 recently at Taipei Gymnasium.
Centeno, who earned the distinction of being the youngest winner of the tough tournament at age 16 last year, got the boot following a heartbreaking 6-7 loss to Karen Corr in their hill-hill battle for a quarterfinal berth.
Two-time world titlist Rubilen Amit bowed out one round earlier, suffering a 4-7 defeat to Angie Magdalena Ticoalu in the Round-of-32.
Veteran cue master Jeffrey De Luna went undefeated to rule the 2017 Vikings Cues 9-Ball Tour held at the Borderline Billiards activity center in Bristol, Tennessee in US.
De Luna, a silver medalist in the 2006 Doha Asian Games, banked on his experience to outclass American Brandon Kidwell in the championship round via a 13-7 decision.
The Filipino champion advanced to the finals by blanking American Brandon Helton in the quarterfinals (8-0) and scoring a 13-3 win over Kidwellin the semifinals of the winner’s column.
Two-time world champion Rubilen Amit got off to a good start by scoring back-to-back wins in the prestigious 2017 Amway eSpring International Women 9-Ball Championship being held at the Taipei Gymnasium in New Taipei City, Taiwan.
Amit, the 2009 and 2013 World Pool Ten-Ball titlist, overpowered Pia Blaeser of Germany (7-2) and Woo-Jin Lee of South Korea (7-0) to stay unbeaten in Group E of the tournament which offers $93,400 total prize fund.
The 35-year-old Mandaue, Cebu pride needs to win at least one of her two remaining assignments to secure a spot in the knockout stage.
Former world champion Dennis Orcollo claimed his third title this year after topping the 2017 Virginia State 10-Ball Championship held at Midlothian in Virginia, US.
Orcollo banked on his vast experience to post a 10-6 come-from-behind win over American Shaun Wilkie in the championship round.
Wilkie actually had a hot start, nailing a 5-2 lead.
Legendary cue master Francisco “Django” Bustamante and former world champion Alex Pagulayan face a topnotch competition when the prestigious 2017 World Pool Masters unfolds today at the Tercentenary Sports Hall Victoria Stadium in Gibraltar.
Bustamante, fresh from winning the Derby City Classic 9-Ball Banks Division in Indiana, tests the mettle of reigning World Pool 9-Ball champion Albin Ouschan of Austria in the first round of the knockout tournament.
Pagulayan, on the other hand, will be facing the winner in the Gibraltar qualifying tournament scheduled on Thursday night.
Lee Vann Corteza and Carlo Biado failed to seal an all-Filipino finale after suffering similar setbacks in the semifinals of the 19th Derby City Classic – Bigfoot 10-Ball Challenge being held in Elizabeth, Indiana in US.
Corteza absorbed a 10-11 loss to Jayson Shaw of Scotland while Biado also bowed to Alexander Kazakis of Greece via the same 10-11 decision.
Shaw retained the crown by blasting Kazakis in the championship round, 11-7.