Francisco Django Bustamante will also compete in the prestigious event. Bustamante, who plays for Puyat Sports, is making his title retention bid and will try to become only the fourth player to win the World 9-Ball crown at least twice. He is also in contention to become the third Filipino to win a world championship twice. Efren Bata Reyes and Alcano, are the only double world champions from the Pool Capital of the World.
Other Filipino pool players seeded in the event include Dennis Orcollo (Bugsy Promotions), Antonio Lining (Negros Billiards Stable and JSY Sports), Lee Vann Corteza (Negros Billiards Stable and JSY Sports), and Oliver Medenilla.
Some of the pool players from the international circuit who will see action in the 2011 World 9-Ball Championship in Doha, Qatar, include Earl “The Pearl” Strickland, Johnny “The Scorpion” Archer, Fong Pang Chao, Chang Jung Lin, Chris Melling, Thorsten Hohmann, Darren Appleton, Daryl Peach, Ralf Souquet, Mika Immonen, and Huidji See.
The best of luck to my fellow Pinoys! Mabuhay!