The rematch: Yang vs. Orcullo $10,000 Showdown! (Free live stream) -
09-08-2009, 12:07 AM
Orcullo targets 10-ball revenge vs Taiwanese
Dennis Orcullo (left) and Yang Ching-Shun face off anew.
Manila, Philippines - Dennis Orcullo and Yang Ching-Shun renew their rivalry as
they clash today in a race-to-50, 10-ball match billed as”Face Off Series 2-One More
Time” at the newly opened Club Capo Exclusive on Tomas Morato Avenue, Quezon City.
Orcullo, who with Ronnie Alcano fell short of their finals bid in the just-concluded World
Cup pool won by Efren “Bata” Reyes and Francisco “Django” Bustamante, tries to get
even with the Taiwanese ace, who beat the top Filipino cue artist in their first encounter
nearly three years ago at the Gateway Mall in Quezon City.
“I’ve learned a lot from that defeat, and right after that, I’ve worked very hard to
improve my game,” said the 30-year-old mainstay of the star-studded Bugsy
Promotions of businessman Perry Mariano.
The Surigao del Sur native has since racked up a number of local and international
titles, including the money-rich Qatar World Open 9-Ball Championship in 2008 and
the international 10-Ball Championship last May in Las Vegas.
“I think I’m a lot better now than the last time we met, and I think the result will
also be different this time,” he said.
But Yang has remained consistent and continued to make waves in the international
scene, posting a string of victories that included the overall championship of the 2008
Guinness 9-Ball Tour.
“It’s going to be a very thrilling match with a big possibility of a down-to-the-wire
finish,” Mariano said.
“Dennis has improved tremendously but Yang remains one of the best cue artists in
the world today, so it’s too close to call,” said Mariano.
Aside from the bragging rights, Orcullo and Yang will be disputing the top $10,000
purse in the two-day event which will be shown live on Solar Sports and in MJC Network
(Channel 113 in Sky Cable and Channel 80 in Destiny) with a live streaming
over the Internet through www.jbet.net and www.clubcapo.tv.
The Orcullo-Yang rematch also serves as the start of a series of challenge matches Club
Capo is putting up.
The exclusive membership club is planning to pit eight to other pairs of world-class
cue artists each year.
After the Orcullo-Yang duel, Club Capo Exclusive will stage another blockbuster
match featuring Reyes against his fellow Asian pool legend Chao Fong-Pang
on Oct. 5. It has also lined up a match pitting former double world champions Ronnie Alcano and Ralf Souquet of Germany.
The second edition of The Philippines versus the World will also be part of the Face-Off
Series along with the match pitting Bustamante against American Rodney Morris and Lee Vann Corteza opposite Shane van Boening in November.
The match is an hour and 53 minutes away, but they're doing interviews with different pool players
like Mika and Raj to while away the time, and the girl who's doing the interview ain't too shabby either!
How can a guy who clears racks of rotation with ease "tramendously improve" his game?
I thought that these guys already play as well as humanly possible...
How on Earth do you improve your game if you already play at such a high level?