Orcollo fights Yang in billiards faceoff
(The Philippine Star) Updated August 06, 2009 12:00 AM
MANILA, Philippines – It’s all systems go for the much-anticipated rematch between former world no.1 Dennis Orcollo and Taiwanese money-game king Yang Ching-shun in a challenge match dubbed Face Off Series 2-One More Time slated Sept. 8 at the Club Capo on Tomas Morato, Quezon City.
Yang, a former Asian Games gold medalist, is set to visit the country to help promote the race-to-50, 10-ball match produced and organized by Club Capo. The event will be shown live on Solar Sports with a live streaming over the internet through www.jbet.net
Yang trounced Orcollo in their race-to-60 challenge in 2007 at the Gateway Mall in Quezon City.
“I’m happy that Yang accepted my challenge for a rematch as I really want to avenge my loss against him the last time,” said Orcollo.
“I will do my best to win this time and I’m confident that it’s me who will emerge the winner,” added the reigning International 10-Ball champion.
Besides the bragging rights, Orcollo and Yang will also dispute the $10,000 top purse.
The Orcollo-Yang rematch kicks off a series of challenge matches Club Capo is putting up.
The exclusive membership club is planning to pit eight against other pairs of world-class cue artists each year.
Club Capo is also eyeing a match between Francisco “Django” Bustamante and American Rodney Morris and Lee Van Corteza opposite Shane van Boening in November.
Other planned matches include a rematch between 2007 World Pool Championship finalists Roberto Gomez and Darryl Peach of England; Ronnie Alcano versus fellow former world champion Wu Chia-ching of Singapore; a scotch doubles match featuring the tandem of Efren ‘Bata” Reyes and Bustamante against the duo of Orcollo and Alcano, as well as the pair of Bustamante and Gomez versus Johnny Archer and Van Boening, and Alcano-Johann Chua opposite Yang-Ko Pin-yi; and a duel between Reyes and Archer.