Saturday, May 2, 2009

Roberto Gomez Is First Double Champion of Manny Villar Cup!

Roberto Gomez GraphicCongratulations to Roberto Gomez, aka Superman, for winning the finals of the 7th Leg of the prestigious Manny Villar Cup! Roberto Gomez, who plays for Bugsy Promotions, managed to claw back from a poor start to outlast Warren Kiamco, 11-9, for the championship of the Isabela leg. Gomez’s win earns him the distinction of being first two-time champion of the much-coveted title.

“Here in the Villar Cup my string of runner-up finishes finally ended. Not only that ,I am now the first double champion which makes me very, very happy!" added the 30-year-Gomez who also won the tour’s Davao Leg in August 2008.

The title win earned Roberto Gomez his 2nd Villar Cup trophy and the P300,000 cash prize, which was handed out by Billiards Managers and Players Association president Atty. Vic Rodriguez. Kiamco, who won the inaugural Alabang leg, settled for runner-up honors worth P120,000. Atty. Rodriguez represented Senator Manny Villar in the awarding ceremony, which was followed by a courtesy call on Santiago City Mayor Amy Navarro.

From Ronnie Nathanielsz:

Kiamco, who made it to the championship match after upending Efren “Bata” Reyes, 10-4 in their Final Four encounter, was leading 6-3, when his shot of the orange-5 rattled out giving Gomez a chance to clean up the 10th rack, which he did.

That proved to be the turning point of the match as Gomez took four of the next five racks to steal the lead for the first time at 8-7..

Kiamco managed to tie the count a couple of times, the last at 9-all, before Gomez pocketed the next two to win the match.

For those not in the know, Roberto Gomez is set to make his debut in the US circuit next week when he competes in the exciting Predator International 10-Ball Championship! Yes, you’ve read right, friends! The Superman is set to debut in the Land of Milk and Honey next week! And I kid you not!

Congratulations! And the best of luck in the US, bro!

"It's always championship time with The AnitoKid!"

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