Saturday, October 11, 2008

World Cup of Pool News: More News on Bustamante & Orcollo!

Francisco Django Bustamante GraphicBilliards buddies and pool players, here is another update on the status of Team Philippines – Francisco Django Bustamante and Dennis Orcollo - in the ongoing 2008 World Cup of Pool.

The update comes direct from the World Cup of Pool! And I kid you not!

Philippines Continued Their Impressive Form
During the 2008 World Cup of Pool!

Francisco Bustamante (Puyat Sports) and Dennis Orcollo (Bugsy Promotions) thrashed Denmark 8-2 in the first round and they followed that up with an 8-3 success over Russia.

Philippines won the event in 2006 and look a good bet to repeat that triumph as they have arguably looked the best team in Rotterdam.

They now meet the likeable and always-joking Japanese team of Satoshi Kawabata and Naoyuki Oi in the quarter-finals on Saturday evening.

The Philippines took the opener but the Russians leveled it in the second before an illegal break in the third allowed the Philippines to move ahead.

The measured run out from the break gave the Philippines a 3-1 lead and then a monster break from Bustamante came up dry to let Russia back to the table. They made a poor safety attempt leaving a 1/9 combo which Orcollo missed.

With most of the balls on the rails, the Russians came unstuck as Stepanov stuck the cue ball to 9 going from 6 to 7 and Chinakhov missed the pot with hampered cueing. Bustamante played a great safety and although Russia’s escape was good, it left the 7 ball on.

The Philippines made it but Bustamante left his team mate a nasty thin cut on the 9 and although Orcollo made it, the cue ball eventually scratched into the centre pocket and gift the rack to Russia, to move the score to 2-3.

However, the Philippines got to the table to re-establish a two rack lead at 4-2. With the Brunswick Gold Crown breaking extremely tough, there was another dry break. The Russians though missed one though and Bustamante and Orcollo ran out for 5-2.

An illegal break from the Philippines saw the table returned to the Russians. A poor shot from Chinakhov allowed the Pinoy duo to clear but Orcollo missed a bank shot on the 6 ball.

Chinakhov blundered again,as he missed the brown 7 into the top pocket. Busta missed a table length bank on the same ball , before Stepanov took his turn to miss. Finally it was Orcollo who dropped it and the score moved onto 6-2.

There was further dry break action in the next but an out-of-sorts Chinakhov missed the 1 ball. Both sides had chances before Orcollo played a bad safety on the six ball to give the Russians a chance and they took it for 6-3.

The last two racks were easier going for the Philippines as they took full advantage to secure an 8-3 victory. They will now meet Japan on Saturday evening in the quarter-finals.

*Much thanks to the World Cup of Pool for the updates!

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