By June Navarro
SOUTHEAST Asian Games gold medalists Dennis Orcollo and Iris Rañola could end up missing their title defenses in the Myanmar SEA Games in November after billiards officials announced recently that they would tap a new group of players to represent the country.
Unrelenting Shane Van Boening of the United States overpowered the Philippines’ Dennis Orcollo, 13-7, to bag the 37th US Open 9-Ball championship on Saturday (Sunday morning in Manila) at Norfolk Convention Center in Virginia.
By Musong R. Castillo
Alex Pagulayan and American Shane Van Boening will dispute the first title slot from the winner’s bracket even as Efren (Bata) Reyes and Dennis Orcollo arranged another duel for the right to stay alive in the loser’s row of the 37th US Open 9-Ball championship Saturday at the Norfolk Convention Center in Virginia.
Efren “Bata” Reyes pounded out two close wins over separate foes Friday to sustain his sizzling form in the 37th US Open 9-Ball championship at Norfolk Convention Center in Virginia.
Efren “Bata” Reyes and Dennis Orcollo led seven other Filipino cue masters with clean slates in the 37th Annual US Open being held at Norfolk Convention Center in Virginia, USA, Monday (Tuesday in Manila).
FILIPINO cue masters Dennis Orcollo and Carlo Biado and Taiwanese aces Chang Jung-lin and Ko Pin-yi will lead the Asian invasion in the 37th Annual US Open 9-Ball Championship on Oct. 21 to 27 at Holiday Inn Virginia Beach-Norfolk Convention Center in Virginia.
Dennis Orcollo saw his impressive run grind to a halt Sunday when he bowed to Poland’s Mateusz Sniegocki, 8-6, in the semifinals of the 2012 World Pool Masters eventually won by local hero Karol Skowerski in Kielce, southern Poland.
KEEPING his composure just as his opponent picked up his game, former World No. 1 Dennis Orcollo of the Philippines overcame Chinese-Taipei’s Lu Hui-chan, 11-9, yesterday to capture the 2012 China Open in Shanghai.
By Musong R. Castillo
Switzerland provided the first upset in the World Cup of Pool last night after Dimitri Jungo and Ronni Regli, who has Filipino roots, bundled out the second-seeded Philippine A team of Dennis Orcollo and Lee Van Corteza, 8-7, at Robinson’s Place Manila.
By Mark Giongco
Dennis Orcollo and Lee Van Corteza of Philippines-A yielded to unranked Switzerland, 7-8, Wednesday night in Day 2 of the 2012 PartyPoker.net World Cup of Pool before a stunned crowd at the jampacked Robinson’s Ermita Midtown Activity Center Manila.
Dennis Orcollo made short work of his round-of-16 opponent Adolof Leunupun with a five rack total time of 5 minutes and 18 seconds versus the Indonesian’s 8:13 to become the first Filipino to enter the quarterfinals of the 2012 Guinness World Series of Pool: Speed Ball Challenge here at the Ciputra World Mall here.
TEAM Philippines composed of Efren “Bata” Reyes, Francisco “Django” Bustamante, Dennis Orcollo and Rubilen Amit routed Estonia, 5-1, Monday and cruised to the knockout stage of the 2012 World Pool Team Championships at the Tongzhou Luhe High School in Beijing, China.
Having beaten the Indonesians, 4-2, in Sunday’s opener, the Filipinos raised their total to 6.0 points and can afford to drop their Group A match against the Croatians Tuesday night and still qualify for the round of 16.
Top Filipino hope Dennis Orcollo and veteran Antonio Gabica bested their Taiwanese rivals to barge into the last 16 with in-form Jundel Mazon in the 2012 World 9-Ball Championship on Thursday in Doha, Qatar.