Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Manny Pacquiao International 9-Ball Open at the Hobbies of Asia in Pasay City!

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Had a long and pleasant chat with my good friend, Leonardo Dodong Andam, at the AMF-SuperBowl, Makati Cinema Square, Makati City, Philippines. We talked about his career, health, family and kids, recent money matches, memorable tours, and the upcoming World Pool Championships in November 2007. Andam will compete in Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao’s International 9-Ball Open, which will be held from October 24 to 27, 2007, at the Hobbies of Asia in Pasay City, Philippines.

The Makati Pool Players Association (MAPPA) is sponsoring the Rattlesnake’s bid in the Php2-million billiards tournament. The sponsorship package includes entry fee and tour allowance. Dodong Andam will be using a Predator 314 shaft with an imported butt. The Philippines’ top pool players, i.e., Puyat SportsEfren Bata Reyes and Francisco Django Bustamante, will also grace the competition. Other pool masters that will see action in the tournament include Dennis Orcollo, Ronato Alcano, Warren Kiamco, and Lee Vann Corteza. The champion will receive Php1 million, while the runner-up will be Php500,000 richer. More than 100 pool players, including foreigners, are expected to join the Manny Pacquiao International 9-Ball Open. The much-awaited tournament has also been billed as a good practice round before the November 2007 World Pool Championships, which will be held at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

Manny Pacquiao, also known as the Pacman, is an avid pool player. I’ve personally seen him play in money matches at the Rack-and-Roll billiards bar in Malate, Manila. Believe you me, Manny IS good in billiards too! And I kid you not! The Pacman tries to hold pool tournaments right after his boxing wins as a way to promote the billiards industry and billiards players. In December 2006, Manny Pacquiao-sponsored the Panersera-Pababa 10-ball competition, which was held at the Rack-and-Roll billiards hall. Pacquiao also promoted the Manny Pacquiao 10-ball Open in General Santos in February 2007.

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