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Gomez notches better time

/ 02:50 AM July 15, 2012

FILIPINO Roberto Gomez rebounded from a lackluster first session of 6 minutes and 43 seconds with a run of 5:21 in the second five-rack session for a total qualifying round time of 12:04 and boost his chances for a seat in the Top 32 in the Guinness World Series of Pool: Speed Challenge at the Ciputra World Mall in Surabaya, Indonesia, on Saturday.

Reigning world 8-ball champion sizzled in the first session with a time of 4:41, upstaging compatriots Jeffrey De Luna (5:20) and Gomez, losing finalist in the 2007 Manila World 9-Ball Championship,  on Friday.

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Gomez took the challenge in stride and through keen observation of the playing style from Friday’s top performers, Britain’s Karl Boyes (4:24) and Chris Melling (4:20), the Filipino was able to make the necessary adjustments in his second session run.

With the worst five-rack times averaging in the high eight minutes, Gomez’ s time should be strong enough to carry him through to the next round.

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Orcollo and De Luna, whose initial times belong in the top ten, have yet to take to the table for their second set of five-rack qualifiers. Both are in great position to enter the Top 32.

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