Friday, March 16, 2007

Alcano completes world double with 8-ball win

NB! This is the report from the 2007 World 8-ball Championship. There is also a post on the 2008 World 8-ball Championship.

World 8-ball Pool ChampionshipFilipino Ronnie Alcano won the World 8-ball Pool Championship in Fujairah.

In the final he defeated countryman Dennis Orcollo 11-8 to claim the $25,000 winner's cheque. Orcollo's runner-up place earned him $12,500. Alcano beat Niels Feijen (Netherlands) 10-4 in the semi-finals and Orcollo overcame fellow Filipino Joven Bustamante 10-5.

Defending champion Chia-Ching Wu (Taiwan) suffered a surprising defeat to Germany's Alexander Dremsizis in the first round.

By winning the title Alcano equalled Wu's feat of holding both the 9-ball and the 8-ball world titles at the same time.

Philippines and Europe dominated the tournament and covered all the places in the quarter-finals. USA was not represented in the event.

The tournament was played March 1st-8th at the Fujairah Bustan Centre, Fujairah, United Arab Emirates.

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