Sunday, October 12, 2008

Django Bustamante & Dennis Orcollo Win for World Cup of Pool Semifinals Slot!

World Cup of Pool GraphicBilliards buddies and pool players, guess what! Francisco Django Bustamante and Dennis Orcollo have defeated Team Japan to advance to the semifinals of the 2008 World Cup of Pool in Rotterdam, The Netherlands! Truth be told, Team Philippines did it with a very impressive 9-2 score! And kid you not!

The Filipinos, seeded number 2, is now scheduled to face Team USA. Defending champion and top-ranked China also made it to the semifinals after routing Italy 9-2; Team China now takes on England in their final four play date.

Here’s more info on Team Philippines’ exciting win – all direct from the World Cup of Pool!

The 2006 winners have been in fantastic form throughout the 2008 event and produced their third emphatic victory of the week.

Dennis Orcollo and Francisco Bustamante have now reached the semi-finals after winning 25 racks and losing only seven.

Their latest success was a 9-2 triumph over the Japanese duo of Naoyuki Oi and Satoshi Kawabata.

Japan and Philippines shared the opening two racks but Philippines edged ahead in the third.

Orcollo came up with a dry break in the third but that did not matter as Oi missed the 2-ball as Philippines moved 3-1 ahead.

Philippines were given ball-in-hand in the fourth but could not capitalize as Japan kept the match tight at 3-2.

However, that was as good as it got for the Japanese as Philippines took control from then on.

Orcollo broke from the right side of the table in the seventh but it turned out to be his third dry break of the match and a nice pot on the 1 ball set things up. Kawabata though over ran the cue ball going from 8 to 9 and Oi missed the tough cut on the 9. The Philippines downed the 9 to go 5-2 ahead.

A thunderous Bustamante break left a good looking table but Orcollo missed the 1 ball. Japan though fouled and with ball in hand, the Philippines stormed into a 6-2 lead.

They took the next from the break and then Orcollo played a delicate nudge on the 1 ball into the centre pocket to give his team a great chance to reach the hill. Looking in control, Bustamante and Orcollo ran out to reach the hill at 8-2.

A dry break from Orcollo saw Japan have a last gasp attempt to salvage the match. A safety saw Bustamante mess up on the 1 ball and offer Kawabata a chancey 1/9 combo. He missed and left a 2/9 in the bottom left corner.

Orcollo knocked in the long 1 ball and his partner completed the combination to put Team Philippines into the semi-finals where they will meet Team USA.

"Always exciting times with The AnitoKid!"

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