Manny Pacquiao Cup
December, 8 – 16 2014
In 1992 the term Dream Team came into play with the USA Olympic basketball team. Now, I can be the first to officially announce a second dream team. Shane VanBoening will be paired up with Dennis Orcollo in General Santos City, Phillipines where they will be partners in the 100K USD GTD Ten Ball Doubles Championship.
It’s nice to see that not only can they be combatants on the table where they have both have been finalists at the U.S. Open two out of the last three years, but now they come together in a nation where pool is second only to the NBA in regards to popularity. Dennis is no stranger to major victories in this format as he and Lee Vann Corteza won the World Cup of Pool in 2013, and Shane partnered with Rodney Morris to win it all in 2008 .
I’m so excited that I will be there for the entire event, both the Singles and Doubles where we will see if Thorsten can defend his singles title. Will we see Jeffrey Ignacio and Jeffrey De Luna hold up a second consecutive Doubles title?