Alex Pagulayan's victory earned him the top prize of US$15,000 top prize while the world’s number one pool player, Dennis Orcollo, who entered the tournament as a wild card bet, got $6,000. Incidentally, the win also ended the Chinese Taipei stranglehold on this year's Guinness 9-Ball Tour.
The Chinese Taipei players previously dominated the Tour as they swept all six legs last year and this year's first three legs, which were all won by
Other interesting notes:
The last time a Filipino pool player won a title on the Tour organized by ESPN STAR Sports was in 2006. It was when Efren Bata Reyes, aka The Magician, beat Ricky Yang in
This also marks the first time since Lee Van Corteza defeated Francisco Django Bustamante in
Not counting an exhibition match in
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