Sunday, September 21, 2008

ACKDO Issues Support for Grand Billiards Showdown!

Efren Bata Reyes GraphicGuess what billiards buddies and pool players! The Association of Clubs, Karaoke and Disco Operators (ACKDO) has announced its all-out support for the much-anticipated QC-Philippines vs. the World 9-Ball Grand Billiards Showdown event slated on December 2-4, 2008, at the Trinoma Mall in Quezon City!

Aimed at promoting Quezon City as the country’s sports tourism capital, ACKDO lost no time in declaring its full support for the project when approached by its chief proponent, City Council Majority Floor Leader Ariel Inton. For those not in the know, ACKDO has been actively supporting sports events in the country, including the Billiards Managers and Players Association of the Philippines (BMPAP)'s Search for the New Billiards Idol series. And I kid you not!

And what exactly is this billiards event? No less than Efren Bata Reyes of Puyat Sports will lead the eight-man Team QC-Philippines, which will pitted against some of the world’s best pool players in the three-day competition, which as $40,000 as top prize.

Members of Team QC Philippines are Alex Pagulayan, Dennis Orcollo, Francisco Django Bustamante, Ronnie Alcano, Roberto Gomez, Lee Van Corteza, and Warren Kiamco. They will go up against the formidable team composed of Wu Chia-ching, Mika Immonen, Thorsten Hohmann, Satoshi Kawabata, Yang Ching-shun, Rodney Morris, and Charlie Williams.

The 9-Ball Grand Billiards event is supported by the Quezon City government, which is led by the able Mayor Sonny Belmonte, the QC Tourism Council, Solar Sports, RPN, Philippine Star, and BMPAP.

"The AnitoKid loves 9-Ball!"

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