2007 Philippines World Pool Championship Field Down to 64

2007 Philippines World Pool Championship Field Down to 64
Billiards action has concluded on the final day of round one action at the 2007 Philippines World Pool Championship at the Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City, Manila as the 128 man field has been reduced to 64 for the straight knock-out stages of the event.
The most dominant representation comes from the Philippines with 13 players in the last 64 shake up, closely followed by Chinese Taipei with 10. Disappointingly, the USA with an original entry of 11 now only has four survivors in round two.
There are now five days to go in the $400,000 event which is televised live throughout Asia on the ESPN Star network as well as Sky Sports in the UK.
There was plenty of top quality action on day four as players fought for their chance to progress. Big name victims included former two-time champion Johnny Archer who lost to 18 year-old Taiwanese Wu Yu-lun and then went down to another two-time champion Chao Fong-pang 9-3 to exit the tournament.
Rodolfo Luat, a quarter finalist here last year, went two and out at the hands of Toh Lian Han (Singapore) and England’s Daryl Peach.
Rodney Morris, highly fancied in some quarters, looked good winning his opener 9-0 against Dave Reljic of Australia, but then lost successive matches to improving Swiss player Marco Tshudi and then unheralded Dane Bahram Lotfy to book an early flight home.
Playing in his first World Pool Championship, Shane Van Boening, the current US Open Champion eased his way into round two with a hill-hill win over Chang Yau-mau, and then beat Scotland’s Pat Holtz 9-4 to set up a last 64 clash with Antonio Gabica.
Other eagerly anticipated round two games include Jeff De Luna v Lee Van Corteza in a battle of the local hotshots, while Ronnie Alcano continues his title defence against Daryl Peach.
Efren Reyes, who seems to carry then hopes of the nation on his shoulders, will be under pressure as he goes up against European No.1 Konstantin Stepanov (Russia) who looked good today with two straight wins to qualify.
2005 Champion, Wu Chia-ching of Taiwan, faces a tester against in-form Italian Fabio Petroni on Table 2, while Alex Pagulayan who took the title in ’04, can look ahead to a clash with little known Vietnamese player Pham Tuan Ngoc.
The double elimination format in the opening round has seen a slew of top players make their way through and there will be plenty of top class 9 ball action as the drama unfolds at the Araneta Coliseum.

TABLE 1
TABLE 2

15.30 hrs (2 TV matches, race to 10, winner breaks)
15.30 hrs (2 TV matches, race to 10, winner breaks)

Jeff de Luna (PHI) v Lee Vann Corteza (PHI)
Luong Chi Dung (VIE) v Earl Strickland (USA)

Roberto Gomez (PHI) v Alex Lely (NED)
Francisco Bustamante (PHI) v David Alcaide (ESP)

*start time will be advised
*start time will be advised

(2 TV matches, race to 10, winner breaks)
(2 TV matches, race to 10, winner break)

Alex Pagulayan (PHI) v Pham Tuan Ngoc (VIE)
Fabio Petroni (ITA) v Wu Chia-ching (TPE)

Ronnie Alcano (PHI) v Daryl Peach (ENG)
Efren Reyes (PHI) v Konstantin Stepanov (RUS)

TABLE 3
TABLE 4

15.30 hrs (4 matches, race to 10, winner breaks)
15.30 hrs (4 matches, race to 10, winner breaks)

Ko Pin-yi (TPE) v Goran Mladenovich (SER)
Charlie Williams (USA) v Niels Feijen (NED)

Kenichi Uchigaki (JPN) v Ryu Seung-woo (KOR)
Ramil Gallego (PHI) v Kuo Po-cheng (TPE)

Marco Tschudi (SUI) v Alain Martel (CAN)
Mika Immonen (FIN) v Fu Che-wei (TPE)

Oliver Ortmann (GER) v Philipp Stojanovic (CRO)
Muhammad Zulfikri (INA) v Corey Deuel (USA)

TABLE 5
TABLE 6

15.30 hrs (4 matches, race to 10, winner breaks)
15.30 hrs (4 matches, race to 10, winner breaks)

Joven Bustamante (PHI) v Dennis Orcollo (PHI)
Louis Condo (AUS) v Chan Keng Kwan (SIN)

Nick Van Den Berg (NED) v Imran Majid (ENG)
Karl Boyes (ENG) v Sandor Tot (SER)

Thomas Engert (GER) v Chang Jung-lin (TPE)
Tony Drago (MLT) v Bahram Lofty (DEN)

Satoshi Kawabata (JPN) v Yang Chin-shun (TPE)
Leonardo Andam (PHI) v Wu Yu-lun (TPE)

TABLE 7
TABLE 8

15.30 hrs (4 matches, race to 10, winner breaks)
15.30 hrs (4 matches, race to 10, winner breaks)

Naoyuki Oi (JPN) v Ralf Souquet (GER)
Lee Kun-fang (TPE) v Raj Hundal (ENG)

Vilmos Foldes (HUN) v Dejan Dabovic (SER)
Lu Hui-chan (TPE) v Marcus Chamat (SWE)

Marlon Manalo (PHI) v Radoslaw Babica (POL)
Shane Van Boening (USA) v Antonio Gabica (PHI)

James Delahunty (AUS) v Chao Fong-pang (TPE)
Matjaz Erculj (SLO) v Harald Stolka (GER)

Country
Player

Australia
Condo, Louis

Australia
Delahunty, James

Canada
Martel, Alain

Chinese Taipei
Chang Jung-ling

Chinese Taipei
Chao Fong-pang

Chinese Taipei
Fu Che-wei

Chinese Taipei
Kuo Po-cheng

Chinese Taipei
Wu Chia-ching

Chinese Taipei
Yang Ching-shun

Chinese Taipei
Lu Hui-chan

Chinese Taipei
Ko Pin-yi

Chinese Taipei
Wu Yu-lun

Chinese Taipe
Lee Kun-fang

Croatia
Stojanovic, Philipp

Denmark
Lotfy, Bahram

England
Boyes, Karl

England
Hundal, Raj

England
Majid, Imran

England
Peach, Daryl

Finland
Immonen, Mika

Germany
Engert, Thomas

Germany
Ortmann, Oliver

Germany
Souquet, Ralf

Germany
Stolka, Harald

Holland
Feijen, Niels

Holland
Lely, Alex

Holland
Van den Berg, Nick

Hungary
Foldes, Vilmos

Indonesia
Zulfikri, Mohammad

Italy
Petroni, Fabio

Japan
Oi, Naoyuki

Japan
Kawabata, Satoshi

Japan
Uchigaki, Kenichi

Korea
Ryu Seng-Woo

Malta
Drago, Tony

Philippines
Alcano, Ronnie

Philippines
Bustamante, Francisco

Philippines
Bustamante, Joven

Philippines
De Luna, Jeff

Philippines
Gallego, Ramil

Philippines
Manalo, Marlon

Philippines
Orcollo, Dennis

Philippines
Pagulayan, Alex

Philippines
Reyes, Efren

Philippines
Corteza, Lee Van

Philippines
Gabica, Antonio

Philippines
Andam, Leonardo

Philippines
Roberto Gomez

Poland
Babica, Radoslaw

Russia
Stepanov, Konstantin

Serbia
Dabovic, Dejan

Serbia
Mladenovic, Goran

Serbia
Tot, Sandor

Singapore
Chan Keng Kwang

Slovenia
Erculj, Matjaz

Spain
Alcaide, David

Sweden
Chamat, Marcus

Switzerland
Tschudi, Marco

USA
Deuel, Corey

USA
Strickland, Earl

USA
Van Boening, Shane

USA
Williams, Charlie

Vietnam
Luong Chi-dung

Vietnam
Pham Tuan Ngoc

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