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October 6th, 2011, 08:26 PM
Welcome to the CUE SPORTS Thread!
# 4 Major games (carom and pocket)
* 4.1 Straight rail or straight billiards
* 4.2 Balkline
* 4.3 Three-cushion billiards
* 4.4 English billiards
* 4.5 Snooker
* 4.6 Eight-ball
* 4.7 Nine-ball
* 4.8 Three-ball
* 4.9 One-pocket
* 4.10 Bank pool
# 5 Speed pool
# 6 List of cue sports
* 6.1 Carom billiards games
* 6.2 Pool (pocket billiards) games
* 6.3 Snooker games
* 6.4 Obstacle and target billiards games
* 6.5 Cueless and/or ball-less developments
October 6th, 2011, 08:38 PM
I believe that we deserve to have this CUE SPORTS Thread. Below is reason enough:
World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA)
And YES, many Filipinos excels in this sport! :okay:
October 6th, 2011, 08:52 PM
WPA World Nine-ball Champions
October 6th, 2011, 09:00 PM
WPA World Nine-ball Champions
October 6th, 2011, 09:05 PM
World Eight-ball Champions
October 9th, 2011, 01:42 PM
One of the best shot of Efren Bata Reyes
November 2nd, 2011, 06:37 AM
Amit, Ranola carry Phl bid vs world best
The Philippine Star
Posted at 11/02/2011 11:17 AM | Updated as of 11/02/2011 11:17 AM
MANILA, Philippines - Rubilen Amit and Iris Ranola banner the Philippines' bid against the world's top lady pool players as the Women's World 10-Ball Championship unwraps today at the Robinson’s Galleria.
Amit, winner in 2009, drew defending champion Jasmin Ouschan of Austria in Group 1 of the eight-bracket field which also features the leading players from China, Chinese-Taipei, England and South Korea.
Story here (http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/sports/11/02/11/amit-ranola-carry-phl-bid-vs-world-best)
November 2nd, 2011, 07:53 AM
^^nice video sharing,thank you @golgfishOne of the best shot of Efren Bata Reyes
November 10th, 2011, 08:03 PM
Hopefully our cue masters will bring Gold Medals! :cheers:
In a few hours SEAGAMES will start!
Go TEAM PHILIPPINES! :banana::banana::banana:
November 18th, 2011, 03:32 PM
Lady cue artists, bridge players deliver 1-2 finishes for PHL
By Sid Ventura | Sportsaholic – 9 hours ago
JAKARTA - Filipino athletes shared the podium in billiards and bridge in Day 7 of the 26th Southeast Asian Games, as Team Philippines bounced back somewhat from an anemic one-gold output the day before.
In Palembang, Iris Ranola crowned herself the unofficial queen of SEAG pool by bagging her second gold, beating her more celebrated teammate Rubilen Amit in the finals of women's 9-ball, 7-2, just two days after topping the 8-ball competition. The 26-year-old Ranola raced to a 6-1 lead in the all-Pinay showdown and clinched the victory two racks later, giving the billiards delegation its third gold in the Games.
Francisco Alquiros and Gemma Mariano won the gold in mixed butler, with George Soo and Mylene Encontro bagging the silver as bridge continued to be a source of medals for the embattled Philippine delegation.
MORE HERE (http://ph.news.yahoo.com/blogs/sportsaholic/lady-cue-artists-bridge-players-deliver-1-2-180602262.html)
November 30th, 2011, 10:22 PM
Efren "The Magician" Reyes .... Again!
ee er san...(anak ng mahkah ah) :lol:
December 1st, 2011, 03:12 PM
Not a lucky shot but skills.
January 2nd, 2012, 10:22 AM
Bata Reyes Weaves Magic in Winning PBB Face Off Series; Pockets $5,000
Philippine billiards icon Efren "Bata" Reyes conjured up some old-fashioned magic to win the Philippine Bigtime Billiards (PBB) Face Off Series late Friday (December 30, 2011) at the Pagcor Airport Casino in Parañaque City.
The 57-year-old Reyes defeated Jia Qiang Wu (formerly Chia-ching Wu from Chinese-Taipei), 9-6.
Among the Filipino stars who have played in the PBB Face off series are Carlo "The Black Tiger" Biado, Dennis "Robocop" Orcollo, Ronato "Volcano" Alcano, Francisco "Django" Bustamante, Lee Vann "The Slayer" Corteza and Roberto "Superman" Gomez.
More HERE (http://www.azbilliards.com/2000storya.php?storynum=9608)
January 2nd, 2012, 10:26 AM
After a fruitful 2011, Lee Vann Corteza targets world billiards crown next year
Cebu Daily News
AFTER a fruitful year wherein he collected four major titles, Lee Vann Corteza has set his sights on achieving every billiard player’s dream next year — win a world title.
Corteza said his main mission next year will be to join Filipino billiard world champions Efren “Bata” Reyes, Francisco “Django” Bustamante, Alex “The Lion” Pagulayan, Dennis “Robocop” Orcollo, Ronato “Volcano” Alcano and Rubilen “Bingkay” Amit of Cebu.
“Target ko pong makakuha ng WPA world crown (8-ball, 9-ball and 10-ball) next year,” said Corteza who is supported by Energen and Kopiko.
Corteza has won several big tournaments this year but still has to collect a legitimate world title.
More HERE (http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/120097/after-a-fruitful-2011-lee-vann-corteza-targets-world-billiards-crown-next-year).
April 20th, 2012, 07:28 AM
pool is dying due to politics!:bash:
May 21st, 2012, 03:57 AM
Orcollo bags US Open title
Philippine Daily Inquirer
9:37 pm | Sunday, May 20th, 2012
FORMER world No. 1 Dennis Orcollo prevailed over two of his countrymen over the weekend to win the fourth US Open 10-Ball Championship (formerly Billiards Congress of America) at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Orcollo capped a magnificent week by routing 2009 World 9-Ball king Francisco “Django” Bustamante, 11-5, in the finals yesterday morning to pocket the $15,000 (about P740,000) champion’s purse.
On the way to the final match with Bustamante, Orcollo won out in a hill-hill game against former World 9-Ball champion Alex Pagulayan, 9-8.
May 21st, 2012, 05:23 AM
Nice :D Congratulations! :cheers:
June 27th, 2012, 02:20 PM
nice tnx for info.
December 9th, 2012, 06:37 PM
I heard Reyes got 4th place in U.S. Open 2012.
December 24th, 2012, 01:42 PM
Efren Reyes demuestra su talento en Vigo
December 24th, 2012, 02:19 PM
^^ galing talaga ni magician :)
December 25th, 2012, 03:52 AM
^^ "Bata" see dotted angled lines on the table that other pro players could not even think of.
He was fun to watch during his younger days on the billiard tours. Ngayon medyo may edad na, pero nasa ranking pa rin. Yung ibang pool tourney dito, very boring, puwere na lang sa ladies pro. It was held recently here, maganda yung katawan talaga ni Jannette Lee. :D
January 2nd, 2013, 07:09 PM
^^ galing talaga ni magician :)
Wala pa ring kakupas-kupas 'ika nga.
January 30th, 2013, 07:24 AM
Django Bustamante wins Derby City Classic 9 Ball Banks Title
It's yet another title for legendary Pinoy cueist Francisco Bustamante.
On Monday the 2010 World 9 Ball Champ won the 15th Derby City Classic 9 Ball Banks title, defeating Justin Hall 3-1 in the final in the Horsehoe Casino Hotel in Indiana, USA.
9 Ball Banks is a Pool discipline where each rack uses the standard 9 ball diamond and whoever can bank in five balls first wins the game. Players do not need to pocket the balls in order.
It is a call shot game and one must state how many cushions you will employ in attempting the banks.
9 Ball Banks obviously needs banking skill but also defensive acumen, since defensive battles are common.
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Leading 2-1, Bustamante had ball in hand in the kitchen and quickly nailed two banks to go 2-0 up in rack four.
The Filipino left a tough bank for Hall and the Floridian squeaked it in and soon led 3-2
But after a safety exchange Bustamante snaked in a table-length bank, then slow-rolled in a 9 ball, then slipped in a tough cross corner bank in for the win, causing him to shriek in delight amidst applause from the knowledgeable crowd.
The son of Tarlac City bested a quality field of 353 players to win the US$10,000 added event that had a total purse of approximately US$50,000.
Bustamante becomes the third Pinoy to win the Banks title. Pagulayan took the crown in 2011 and Jose Parica was the winner in 2001.
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Several Pinoys also participated in the event, like Warren Kiamco, Carlo Biado, Dennis Orcollo, and Pagulayan.
Surprisingly, Shane Van Boening, who recently won the the U.S. Open 9 Ball in a final over Orcollo, went two-and out in the event.
Because the tournament allowed one buy-back or rebuy per player, the total actual purse could not be determined, and neither is the winner's share released as of press time.
Bustamante, like almost all of the contestants, used his buy-back. The original buy-in for the event is US$110 and the rebuy is US$50
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Justin Hall is a Banks and One-Pocket specialist who plays for the Houston Hustlers of the World Professional Billiards League alongside former US Open 9 Ball champ Jeremy Jones. He had recently won the Southern Classic Bank Pool Division and the One-Pocket Division.
Finishing third in the event was American Shannon Murphy.
The Derby City Classic, open to both men and women, is a fabled event on the Pool calendar that has traditionally been held in Kentucky, but this year was moved to Indiana.
The Classic features multiple events in many disciplines, and this year there is a Straight Pool (14.1 continuous) challenge, a One Pocket Division, the Banks event and the 9 Ball tournament.
Efren Reyes dominated the One Pocket division from 2004 to 2007, winning four tournaments in a row.
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With US$25,000 added, the 9 Ball tournament, now stretched to race-to-nine matches, is the most lucrative of the events.
Reyes has won the 9 Ball event twice, and the last Pinoy to lift the trophy was Orcollo in 2011.
There is also a “Master of the Table” bonus for players who distinguish themselves all of the different disciplines. A points system is used to determine who is the champ. This year the bonus is US$25,000, and with his Banks win, Bustamante is in good shape to claim that award as long as he goes deep in the other events.
In 2012 Van Boening won both the One-Pocket and 9-Ball divisions to grab the Master of the Table plum, worth an additional US$20,000.
Apart from the official tournaments, participants have also been known to match up against each other in challenge matches that often times go around-the-clock.
There is usually TV coverage for the event and Pool junkies from around the world can watch live streaming on PPV at www.accu-stats.com. The official site is www.derbycityclassic.com.
January 31st, 2013, 11:56 AM
Hindi lang si Pacman ang magaling kumanta... :D
February 5th, 2013, 07:09 AM
Pagulayan wins Derby City 9 Ball, Django cops Master of the Table award
The Derby City Classic has once again become a fertile hunting ground for Filipino shooters.
Alex Pagulayan defeated American veteran Shawn Putnam 9-6 in last Saturday's final to grab the US$16,000 first prize.
Meanwhile Francisco Bustamante amassed the most points over the multi-discipline Pool jamboree and took the Master of The Table award and the US$20,000 bonus money that goes with it.
Pagulayan finished third in the Master of the Table Race, good for an additional US$2,000.
The Derby City Classic is traditionally held in Louisville, Kentucky but this year moved to the Horsehoe Casino in southern Indiana. The event is several different tournaments in one. Apart from the 9 Ball and 9 Ball Banks event, there is a One-Pocket tournament, and a 14.1 Continuous (Straight Pool) division as well as smaller events.
February 5th, 2013, 07:29 AM
^^ Dennis Orcollo and Alcano got some share of the pot also.
February 10th, 2013, 08:38 AM
"Watch the nine" - the announcer called it in since he knows what Efren can do.
February 23rd, 2013, 06:18 PM
March 17th, 2013, 06:58 PM
Django continues to win pool tourneys in US
Posted at 03/17/2013 7:24 PM | Updated as of 03/17/2013 7:24 PM
MANILA, Philippines – Filipino pool legend Francisco “Django” Bustamente added another crown to his collection after grabbing the title in the 4th Annual Chet Itow Memorial last March 9-10 at the California Billiard Club in Mountain View, California.
Bustamante bested Scotland’s Jayson Shaw in the finals to finish undefeated in a field of 109 players. He pocketed $2,500, while Shaw went home with the runners-up purse of $1,600.
According to a report from AZBilliards, Bustamante took control in rack seven, with the Filipino holding a 4-2 lead.
“Bustamanta put together a title-earning six-pack that included a 3-9 bak combination that finished in less than 45 minutes,” the report said.
Another Filipino cue artist, Santos Sambajon finished in a tie for seventh to eighth place with American Bobby Alexander, while Ronato Alcano and Deomark Alpajora landed in the ninth to 12th places.
Warren Kiamco and Ray Campana were in the 13th to 16th places. -- By Marlon Bernardino
August 14th, 2013, 04:02 PM
Django, Kiamco to compete in US straight pool tilt (http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/sports/08/14/13/django-kiamco-compete-us-straight-pool-tilt)
MANILA, Philippines – Francisco “Django” Bustamante and Warren Kiamco will be competing at the Olhausen 73rd World Tournament of Straight Pool which takes place at the Steinway Billiards in New York on August 19-24.
It will be Bustamante’s second visit to the world’s oldest tournament. The first was in 2008, when he came close to winning the title before losing to Niels Feijen of the Netherlands.
September 14th, 2013, 01:57 PM
Gabica reaches World 9-Ball final, faces Germany’s Hohmann (http://sports.inquirer.net/119031/gabica-reaches-world-9-ball-final-faces-germanys-hohmann)
MANILA, Philippines — Filipino Antonio Gabica took the last seven sets and defeated United Kingdom’s Karl Boyes, 11-6, Friday (Manila time) to set foot in the WPA World 9-Ball Championships in Doha, Qatar.
The Qatar-based Gabica, who won the gold medal in the 2006 Asian Games, shoots for the ultimate prize in the $250,000 tournament against Germany’s Thorsten Hohmann later.
Hohmann, winner in the 2011 Philippine Pool Open, earlier bundled out another Filipino cue artist in Carlo Biado, 11-4, at the Al Arabi Sports Club.
September 18th, 2013, 06:35 PM
Corteza, Orcollo advance to World Cup of Pool Round 2
September 24th, 2013, 04:06 PM
Congratulations! Team Philippines :banana:
World Cup of Pool 2013 Final Holland - Philippines by Vyshak-tv
Holland — Niels Feijen & Nick van den Berg
Philippines — Lee Van Corteza & Dennis Orcollo
November 6th, 2013, 02:25 AM
Philippines’ Rubilen Amit Wins 2nd Women’s World 10-ball Pool Crown
MANILA—Filipina cue artist Rubilen Amit became the first ever two-time women’s world pool title holder on Monday evening, when she defeated 2011 champion Kelly Fisher from Britain.
With the win, Ms. Amit joins Efren Reyes and Ronnie Alcano as the Philippines’ only two-time world champions in pool, and emerges from a slump that had kept her from the limelight she basked in five years ago.
That was when she won her first women’s world championship crown, in 2009, at the inaugural edition of the Yalin Women’s World 10-Ball Championship.
read more (http://blogs.wsj.com/searealtime/2013/11/05/philippines-rubilen-amit-wins-2nd-womens-world-10-ball-pool-crown/)