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World 9-Ball Championship 2012 Day 3: 7 Filipinos enter the Round of 64 including Cebu’s Gaga Gabica

25 Jun

Al Sadd Sports ClubDoha, Qatar– Day 3 is all about winner vs. winner for a spot in the knockout stages of the 2012 edition of the World 9-Ball Championship.   With 12 Filipinos in the winner’s bracket, it was expected that many of them getting seats in the Round of 64 via the direct route.  Pool legend Efren “Bata” Reyes led 6 other Filipino cue masters in the next phase as they went 7-5 for the day. Cebuano Antonio Gabica made it to the KO phase by beating Dennis Grabe of Estonia 9-7.   Lee Van Corteza qualified by winning against fellow Filipino Marlon Caneda. The 5 Filipinos who lost in thier winner’s bracket matches will need to win their final elimination game to join the 7 compatriots who qualified.

Here are the results of the matches involving the Filipino participants:

Efren Reyes (PHI) 9 -2 Bader Al-Awadi (KUW)

Efren “Bata” Reyes was the WPA World 9-Ball Champion in 1999.

Carlo Biado (PHI) 9 -3 Roman Hybler (CZE)

Tony Drago (MLT) 9 -6 Ramil Gallego (PHI)

Vincent Facquet (FRA) 9-5 Jundel Mazon (PHI)

John Morra (CAN) 9-8 Vicente Loyme (PHI)

Franciso “Django” Bustamante (PHI) 9-4 Abdullah Al Yousef (KUW)

Django Bustamante won the World 9-Ball Tournament in 2010

Roberto Gomez (PHI) 9-1 Mohammad Saeed (QAT)

Ronnie Alcano (PHI) 9-8 Hunter Lombardo (USA)

Alcano was the 2006 winner of the event

Lee Van Corteza (PHI) 9-5 Marlon Caneda (PHI)

Andrew Kong (HK) 9-5 Dennis Orcollo (PHI)

Antonio Gabica (PHI) 9-7 Dennis Grabe (EST)

Gabica enters the KO phase

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