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spartan
11-08-2015, 10:07 AM
The last Major of year, The All Japan will be fought amongst 128 players this week
Qualifiers start tomorrow 9 Nov until 10 Nov. Main event (128 players) will be from 11 -15 Nov. Single elimination Last 64 start on 13Nov and final day 15Nov
Other then World 10 Ball, this is biggest 10 ball annual tourney in the world
Past winners include Efren, Busta, Yang, Big Ko, Chang Jung Lin, Wu, Thorsten,Mika,Cory Deuel
Usually attended by top Filipino, Taiwanese players and upcomers + top players from US and Europe.
Notable absentees this year are the Kos, Kevin Cheng, Orcullo, Darren

Free Live stream
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/all-japan-championship


Live Scores
http://billiards-scoring.appspot.com/show/onthehill

Single Elimination Brackets (from last 64)
https://scontent-kul1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlf1/t31.0-8/12247684_711790788922446_4083852010246418145_o.jpg
https://scontent-kul1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t31.0-8/12238491_711790785589113_8858681520334402099_o.jpg

Videos of past streamed matches
https://www.youtube.com/user/mathilda1217/videos


Format and schedule
Double Elimination Race to 9
Single Elimination from Last 64 Race to 11

This year's field has lots of monsters, killers and samurais but is not as strong as past year
Notable players
Raymond Faraon ( Defending Champion)
Efren
Naoyuki Oi
Ralf
Biado
Antonio Lining
Johann Chua
Hsu Kai Lun

Kuo Po Cheng
Buste
Lo Li Wen
Thorsten

Wang Can
Alcano
Kawabata Satoshi
Chang Yu Lung
Liu Haitao
Alex
Kuribayashi Toru
Ramil Gallego
Aloysius Yapp
Mika
Takahashi Kunihiko
Yang
Chu Bingjie

Shane
Chao
Han Hao Xiang
Chang Jung Lin

Li Hewen
Jeff Ignacio
Yukio
Waleed Majid
Wu


Absentees
Ko Pin Yi
Ko Ping Chung
Kevin Cheng
Dennis Orcullo
Darren
Lee Van
Jayson Shaw
John Morra
Mike Dechaine
Bergman
Rodney
Corey
Albin
Warren
Karl Boyes
Nick Eko
Ruslan
Nick van den berg
Fu Che Wei
Daryl Peach
Fu Jianbo
Oliver Ortmann
Roberto Gomez

Darren has withdrawn according to his FB even though his name is in brackets. The Filipino whiz kid Anton Raga will be playing in qualifiers and is one to watch.

Prizemoney (Japanese Yen)
1st 1800Kx1 (About $14K)
2nd 900Kx1
Semfinals 450K x2
Quarterfinals 225K x4
Last 16 113K x8
Last 32 57Kx16


Links
http://jpba.ne.jp/wp/info/info-7432/
https://www.facebook.com/alljalanjpba/
:grin-square:

spartan
11-08-2015, 10:09 AM
Main Event (128 Players) BRACKETS

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david(tx)
11-08-2015, 11:05 AM
The last Major of year, The All Japan will be fought amongst 128 players this week
Qualifiers start tomorrow 9 Nov until 10 Nov. Main event (128 players) will be from 11 -15 Nov. Single elimination Last 64 start on 13Nov and final day 15Nov
Other then World 10 Ball, this is biggest 10 ball annual tourney in the world
Past winners include Efren, Busta, Yang, Big Ko, Chang Jung Lin, Wu, Thorsten,Mika,Cory Deuel
Usually attended by top Filipino, Taiwanese players and upcomers + top players from US and Europe.
Notable absentees this year are the Kos, Kevin Cheng, Orcullo, Darren

Free Live stream
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/all-japan-championship


Format and schedule
Double Elimination Race to 9
Single Elimination from Last 64 Race to 11

This year's field has lots of monsters, killers and samurais but is not as strong as past year
Notable players
Raymond Faraon ( Defending Champion)
Efren
Naoyuki Oi
Ralf
Biado
Antonio Lining
Johann Chua
Hsu Kai Lun

Kuo Po Cheng
Buste
Lo Li Wen
Thorsten

Wang Can
Alcano
Kawabata Satoshi
Chang Yu Lung
Liu Haitao
Alex
Kuribayashi Toru
Ramil Gallego
Aloysius Yapp
Mika
Takahashi Kunihiko
Yang
Chu Bingjie

Shane
Chao
Han Hao Xiang
Chang Jung Lin

Li Hewen
Jeff Ignacio
Yukio
Waleed Majid
Wu


Absentees
Ko Pin Yi
Ko Ping Chung
Kevin Cheng
Dennis Orcullo
Darren
Lee Van
Jayson Shaw
John Morra
Mike Dechaine
Bergman
Rodney
Corey
Albin
Warren
Karl Boyes
Nick Eko
Ruslan
Nick van den berg
Fu Che Wei
Daryl Peach
Fu Jianbo
Oliver Ortmann
Roberto Gomez

Darren has withdrawn according to his FB even though his name is in brackets. The Filipino whiz kid Anton Raga will be playing in qualifiers and is one to watch.

Prizemoney (Japanese Yen)
1st 1800Kx1 (About $14K)
2nd 900Kx1
Semfinals 450K x2
Quarterfinals 225K x4
Last 16 113K x8
Last 32 57Kx16


Links
http://jpba.ne.jp/wp/info/info-7432/
https://www.facebook.com/alljalanjpba/
:grin-square:

Think Cheng is playing the White Diamonds 9 Ball in Lafayette , Louisiana as well as Orcullo .

tomatoetom
11-08-2015, 02:33 PM
No Rodney?

Joe_Jaguar
11-08-2015, 02:38 PM
No Rodney?

No, he is busy planning his Missconi Cup.

one stroke
11-08-2015, 02:57 PM
The list of who's not in maybe better than the list of who is in


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TheLoneSilencer
11-08-2015, 03:07 PM
I thought it was weird that you listed Appleton has not playing since I remember he mentioned the event on Facebook as being a part of his schedule. I just checked again & see he wrote that he had to withdraw.

snucar
11-08-2015, 03:10 PM
The list of who's not in maybe better than the list of who is in


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Only 3-4 players of the who's not in list would have a realistic chance of winning it. Basically, the Ko bros and Dennis(?) and maybe Boyes. I know leaving Appleton outside must sound weird, but the way his form is the last couple of years, personally I wouldn't fancy his chances.

AtLarge
11-08-2015, 03:12 PM
The only USAers in the brackets are Van Boening and Lombardo. I wonder if any other(s) will be playing in the qualifiers. Probably not.

Celtic
11-08-2015, 03:27 PM
Only 3-4 players of the who's not in list would have a realistic chance of winning it. Basically, the Ko bros and Dennis(?) and maybe Boyes. I know leaving Appleton outside must sound weird, but the way his form is the last couple of years, personally I wouldn't fancy his chances.

And Lee Van who wins many events in Asia, and Albin who very recently won the China Open over in the same general area.

TBH I think your list of the people who "have a realistic chance of winning it" is more like the "list of people would be considered favorites in the event and have a very good chance of winning it".

There are a lot of people on the "not attending" list that have the potential to actually win the event, even if they are not obvious favorites like Big Ko or Dennis.

Sadly, the Japan Open this year is a surprisingly weak field overall. There are certainly some champs in it, but the field lacks a huge number of top end talent. The US Open from this year blows the Japan Open field out of the water, that has not happened very often in recent decades.

snucar
11-08-2015, 03:38 PM
TBH I think your list of the people who "have a realistic chance of winning it" is more like the "list of people would be considered favorites in the event and have a very good chance of winning it".


Yes, that I was trying to say, but apparently didn't express myself the right way. Thanks for the correction.:thumbup:

one stroke
11-08-2015, 03:39 PM
Only 3-4 players of the who's not in list would have a realistic chance of winning it. Basically, the Ko bros and Dennis(?) and maybe Boyes. I know leaving Appleton outside must sound weird, but the way his form is the last couple of years, personally I wouldn't fancy his chances.

ROALMFAO ,,, ok




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spartan
11-08-2015, 07:13 PM
This event has been dominated by Tawanese and Filipinos for past few years and with very small Euro contingent this year, the trend is set to continue
A few dozen players can win whole thing but these few below have best chance of snapping it off. Euro who has best chance is Thorsten who has won this before.

Chang Yu Lung
Chang Jung Lin
Wu
Jeff Ignacio
Biado
Johann Chua
Thorsten

I would like Yang to win this as a sort of comeback but sadly he is past his prime and is a very long shot against these younger monsters
:grin:

gordml
11-08-2015, 08:55 PM
Anyone know what time the stream starts?

hg2357
11-08-2015, 10:18 PM
http://www.onthehill.jp/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/0000edit.jpg

spartan
11-09-2015, 09:23 AM
Day 1 Qualifiers is over
This year's Qualifiers field is and smaller and weak compared to past years which had killers like Chao, Jeff de Luna, Liu Haitao
This year had only about 80 players with few notable names like Ricky Yang, Medinilla, Anton Raga none of whom qualified on Day 1

Total 18 qualifier slots in main event of 128 players
10 players qualified in Day1 into main event. Only 3 were Filipinos (Dante Razalan, Romiel Morta, M A Mendoza) while rest were Japanese


Day 1 Qualifier Brackets (10 players qualified into main event of 128)

http://jpba.ne.jp/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/2140_01.jpg

http://jpba.ne.jp/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/2140_02.jpg

spartan
11-09-2015, 09:28 AM
Day 2 (Nov 10) Qualifier Brackets

They will be fighting for remaining 8 slots in main event
http://jpba.ne.jp/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/020_01.jpg

spartan
11-10-2015, 09:22 AM
Remaining 8 players qualified for main event 128 players which starts tomorrow (11 Nov)
Ricky Yang and a Korean qualified while other 6 are Japanese
I seems Oliver Medenilla and Anton Raga did not show up as all their scores showed 0

http://jpba.ne.jp/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/1720_01.jpg


Here are Double Elimination Brackets for main event 128 players which startss 11 Nov (Wed)

http://jpba.ne.jp/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/1805_01.jpg

http://jpba.ne.jp/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/1805_02.jpg

http://jpba.ne.jp/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/1805_03.jpg

http://jpba.ne.jp/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/1805_04.jpg

gordml
11-10-2015, 09:33 AM
All Japan Championship
6 hrs · Edited ·
【11日USTREAM配信予定カード】
9時30分~ 正崎洋行 vs Ralf Souquet
11時40分~ 大西想 vs Chang Yu-Lung
13時50分~ 田中理 vs Alex Pagulayan
16時00分~ Shane Van Boening vs Dante Razalan

spartan
11-10-2015, 09:33 AM
Main event 128 players starts Wed (11 Nov) from 930am local time (730pm EST)
Free stream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/all-japan-championship

Stream Match Schedule
930am local time (730pm EST)  Syozaki Hiroyuki (Japan) vs Ralf Souquet (Germany)
1140am local time (940pm EST)  Onishi So (Japan) vs Chang Yu-Lung (Taiwan)
150pm local time (1150pm EST)  Tanaka Satoshi (Japan) vs Alex Pagulayan (Philippines)
4pm local time (2am EST)  Shane Van Boening (USA) vs Dante Razalan (Philippines)

:D

mudball
11-10-2015, 04:34 PM
Main event 128 players starts Wed (11 Nov) from 930am local time (730pm EST)
Free stream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/all-japan-championship

Stream Match Schedule
930am local time (730pm EST)  Syozaki Hiroyuki (Japan) vs Ralf Souquet (Germany)
1140am local time (940pm EST)  Onishi So (Japan) vs Chang Yu-Lung (Taiwan)
150pm local time (1150pm EST)  Tanaka Satoshi (Japan) vs Alex Pagulayan (Philippines)
4pm local time (2am EST)  Shane Van Boening (USA) vs Dante Razalan (Philippines)

:D

Thank you for doing this!

spartan
11-10-2015, 06:16 PM
LIVE now http://www.ustream.tv/channel/all-japan-championship
 Syozaki Hiroyuki (Japan) vs Ralf Souquet (Germany)
Winner break/ Race to 9

Ralf is in stroke and leading 6-0 :grin-square:

spartan
11-10-2015, 08:17 PM
Wow
Recent Steinway Classic winner, Chang Yu Lung blew away his opponent Onishi So 9-0 in just 35 min

Next up in about 90 min is Alex v Satoshi
:grin-square:

molinatx4206
11-10-2015, 08:30 PM
Live scoring link?

gxman
11-10-2015, 08:47 PM
Any current matches?

spartan
11-10-2015, 08:49 PM
Live scoring link?

http://billiards-scoring.appspot.com/show/onthehill

Marky Mark
11-10-2015, 09:20 PM
Thanks for updates spartan!

I honestly think that Raga is not ready for even a field like this which is not the strongest. It is for one simple reason...he doesn't break good. I've been watching videos of him playing against the other Pinoy pros and he does not control the cue ball at all.

gordml
11-10-2015, 10:03 PM
2-0 alex i get the feeling hes going to run away with this

AtLarge
11-11-2015, 10:32 AM
Shane won his first match 9-4 over Dante Razalan. Shane's second match is scheduled for Thurs. 11/12 at 1:50 pm. That would make it tonight (Wed. 11/11) at 11:50 pm USA east coast time. The opponent is Israel Rota.

Most of the notables won their first matches. Darren Appleton was an exception, losing to Ricky Yang. But the score shows zero for Darren, so I don't know whether he actually made it to the match. Other recognizable names on the losers' side are Faraon, Gallego, Mendoza, Hewen, and W. Majid (another one whose score shows zero). Two losses in the group stage and you're out.

7forlife
11-11-2015, 11:01 AM
Looks like everyone is playing well so far, all the "names" have done work on the opponents.
Alex had good win, Ralf, Shane, Bustamante, Yu Lung, all put a pretty good beating on the other guy. Seems like the cream will be left after this round, looking forward to so pretty good match ups.

CBuck
11-11-2015, 04:07 PM
Shane won his first match 9-4 over Dante Razalan. Shane's second match is scheduled for Thurs. 11/12 at 1:50 pm. That would make it tonight (Wed. 11/11) at 11:50 pm USA east coast time. The opponent is Israel Rota.

Most of the notables won their first matches. Darren Appleton was an exception, losing to Ricky Yang. But the score shows zero for Darren, so I don't know whether he actually made it to the match. Other recognizable names on the losers' side are Faraon, Gallego, Mendoza, Hewen, and W. Majid (another one whose score shows zero). Two losses in the group stage and you're out.

Appleton withdrew 4 or 5 days ago.

spartan
11-11-2015, 06:04 PM
2 wins and Through to Last 64 Knockout Round
Efren
Naoyuki Oi
Ralf
Antonio Lining
Johann Chua
Ricky Yang
Buste
Lo Li Wen
Wang Can
Alcano
Chang Yu Lung


1 Win (Need 1 more win to get into last 64)
Liu Haitao
Alex
Aloysius Yapp
Mika
Yang
Chu BingJie
Shane
Israel Rota
Chao
Han Hao Xiang
Chang Jung Lin
Jeff Ignacio
Yukio
Wu
Li Hewen
Waleed Majid ?? (Not sure if he has withdrawn)


1 Loss side (Do or Die- Lose next match and they are out)
Raymond Faraon (Defending Champion)
Hunter Lombardo
Hsu Kai Lun
Carlo Biado
Kuo Po Cheng
Thorsten
Ramil Gallego
Takahashi Kunihiko


Updated Brackets
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spartan
11-11-2015, 06:10 PM
Live Stream http://www.ustream.tv/channel/all-japan-championship

Live Score http://billiards-scoring.appspot.com/show/onthehill


Stream Match Schedule for Day 2 (12 Nov)
930am local time (730pm EST)  Inoue Kohei vs Yamauchi Kazuhiko
1140am local time (940pm EST)   Tsuken Syo vs Li Hewen
150pm local time (1150pm EST) Shimano Masahiro vs Yang Ching Shun


:grin-square:

AtLarge
11-11-2015, 08:58 PM
spartan -- Do you read Japanese? Or are their names written in English somewhere else? Or is there a translator for the Japanese names in the brackets?

spartan
11-11-2015, 09:17 PM
spartan -- Do you read Japanese? Or are their names written in English somewhere else? Or is there a translator for the Japanese names in the brackets?

LOL, I do not read Japanese, AtLarge
I just compare brackets in English from FB here http://forums.azbilliards.com/showpost.php?p=5357170&postcount=32 with Jaoanese brackets at http://jpba.ne.jp/wp/info/info-7432/

Since times of matches are written in brackets that narrows it down further
Then just matter of matching first Japanese characters from stream schedule with the Japanese brackets. Simple deduction
:grin-square:

victorl
11-11-2015, 09:26 PM
Hey, let me write them out for you guys and you can save your time with comparing brackets and names and stuff.

By the way, the Japanese names in the Facebook brackets are all written backwards with the last name coming first.

CBuck
11-12-2015, 05:19 AM
here is the single elim brackets for last 64

spartan
11-12-2015, 05:23 AM
OK folks we are down to single elimination last 64 which starts tomorrow 13 Nov (Fri)
All matches will be race to 11 /Winners break
Here are last 64 brackets (in English)

https://scontent-kul1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlf1/t31.0-8/12247684_711790788922446_4083852010246418145_o.jpg

https://scontent-kul1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t31.0-8/12238491_711790785589113_8858681520334402099_o.jpg

:D

spartan
11-12-2015, 05:27 AM
Biggest casualty is probably defending champion Raymond Faraon who is out 0-2 losing both matches that he played
Other casualities
Li Hewen
Takahashi Kunihiko
Hunter

Few juicy matchups coming up in last 64
Last 64 (13 Nov)
Mika v Thorsten
Chang Yu Lung v Jeff Ignacio
Lo Li Wen v Carlo Biado
Liu Haitao v Hsu Kai Lun


Lots of Potential upcoming last 32 matchups (14 Nov )
Buste v Gallego
Alex v Shane
Chang Yu Lung or Jeff Ignacio v Antonio Lining
Johann Chua v Ralf
Lo Li Wen or Biado v Chao
Liu Haitao v Chang Jung Lin
Yang v Ronnie Alcano
Yukio v Efren
Ricky Yang v Mika or Thorsten
Wang Can v Wu


You can watch past streamed matches at https://www.youtube.com/user/mathilda1217/videos

:grin:

victorl
11-12-2015, 07:02 AM
Todays streaming schedule (times in EST):

7:30pm~ Rika Miyamoto vs Angelie M. Ticoalu
9:30pm~ Chie Fujita vs Li Pei Jun
11:30pm~ Yoshitaka Mori vs Chang Jun Lin
2:00am~ TBD
4:00am~ Hayato Hijikata vs Chu BingJie

The first two are ladies' matches.

cmbwsu
11-12-2015, 08:05 PM
Todays streaming schedule (times in EST):

7:30pm~ Rika Miyamoto vs Angelie M. Ticoalu
9:30pm~ Chie Fujita vs Li Pei Jun
11:30pm~ Yoshitaka Mori vs Chang Jun Lin
2:00am~ TBD
4:00am~ Hayato Hijikata vs Chu BingJie

The first two are ladies' matches.

I hope this is on stream at the TBD slot:

402085

spartan
11-12-2015, 08:49 PM
Todays streaming schedule (times in EST):

7:30pm~ Rika Miyamoto vs Angelie M. Ticoalu
9:30pm~ Chie Fujita vs Li Pei Jun
11:30pm~ Yoshitaka Mori vs Chang Jun Lin
2:00am~ TBD
4:00am~ Hayato Hijikata vs Chu BingJie

The first two are ladies' matches.

Thanks



I hope this is on stream at the TBD slot:

402085

Yes Mika - Thorsten is best match in that time slot :grin:

cmbwsu
11-12-2015, 09:24 PM
• Mori Yoshitaka vs Shane VanBoening
• Link: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/all-japan-championship

402086

EDIT: They came on, I took the screen shot as you can see. Posted in about 20 places, went back and they pulled a switch ----- errrrrrrrrr

402087

Joe_Jaguar
11-12-2015, 09:31 PM
Anyone know how long this has been run as a 10 Ball tournament?

CBuck
11-12-2015, 09:48 PM
Thanks





Yes Mika - Thorsten is best match in that time slot :grin:

The 2:00am TBD slot is supposed to be the women again. The men are scheduled to play 16 matches at 11:30pm eastern & 16 more at 4:00am eastern, that's it for the day. Looking at the schedule for the last 3 days they try to get Japanese players in most matches, the popular matches they don't seem to care about. Many of their players will probably be gone after todays round of 64 then they will have no choice but to show name players.

CBuck
11-12-2015, 10:50 PM
Shane led 6 - 0 in current match & was then tied at 7 but now leads 10-7 apparently. they had him losing 10-7 then switched it on scoreboard.
update He won 11-7
Ignacio just lost to Chang Y.L.
Chang J.L., Souquet, Bustamante & Pagulayan all win easily against Japanese opponents.
Biado lost 11 - 6 to Lo Li-wen

cmbwsu
11-13-2015, 12:25 AM
One can hope .........
402103

Kris_b1104
11-13-2015, 05:38 AM
Lmao Mika is a funny dude.

Poolmanis
11-13-2015, 06:16 AM
Any results?

spartan
11-13-2015, 07:41 AM
Day 3 was not good day for Pinoys
Sentimental favorite Efren lost to Pinoy qualifier Mendoza
Ignacio lost to Chang Yu Lung 11-7. If I am not mistake Chang was behind 2-7 at one stage , I could be wrong
Biado lost Japan based Taiwanese Lo Li Wen
Thorsten took down Kings Cup captain Mika
So both Kings Cup captains are out so they have time to prepare and strategise for next weeks much anticipated inaugural event. Only 1 member from Team East , Buste and Team West, Shane are still alive

Tomorrow Day 4 boasts mega matchups...no easy matches. I really hope they stream some of them

DAY 4 (Sat 14 Nov)
Alex v Shane
Chang Yu Lung v Antonio Lining
Johann Chua v Ralf
Lo Li Wen v Chao
Liu Haitao v Chang Jung Lin
Yang v Alcano
Ricky v Thorsten
Wang Can v Wu

:grin-square:

BRACKETS
https://scontent-kul1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpl1/v/t1.0-9/12247180_712104268891098_8272773449095741910_n.jpg ?oh=899666d57c1f8f5a27b5721de7d5d7b6&oe=56BF9E51

https://scontent-kul1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/12219561_712104272224431_5547531392287318202_n.jpg ?oh=48a6271734f30bfd8f212f557a4b70f9&oe=56EB9C71

spartan
11-13-2015, 07:52 AM
Live Stream http://www.ustream.tv/channel/all-japan-championship

Live Score http://billiards-scoring.appspot.com/show/onthehill

Day 4 (14 Nov) STREAM SCHEDULE

910am (710pm EST) 光岡純子 vs Kim Jeongeun (Women's match)
1100am TBD
1250pm (1050pm EST) Wada Toshiyuki vs Irsal Afrinneza
330am TBD
550pm TBD



Well it is not looking good.
All last 32 matches will be play at 1250pm (1050pm EST) and they picked Wada Toshiyuki vs Irsal Afrinneza to be streamed. None of the other 8 notable matches will be streamed
The last 16 will be played at 550pm (350am EST) so hopefully they stream a good matchup then
:grin-square:

pt109
11-13-2015, 08:10 AM
Anyone know how long this has been run as a 10 Ball tournament?

Yeah, I would like to know more about the history of this tournament also....
...it might be the 48th....but it aint the 48th 10-ball championship....
....is this the one that Parica won 7 out of 8 in the 70s?....it was 9-ball then.

victorl
11-13-2015, 08:17 AM
Yeah, I would like to know more about the history of this tournament also....
...it might be the 48th....but it aint the 48th 10-ball championship....
....is this the one that Parica won 7 out of 8 in the 70s?....it was 9-ball then.

It was changed to ten ball from 2011 and I dont believe Parica has ever won it.

pt109
11-13-2015, 08:47 AM
It was changed to ten ball from 2011 and I dont believe Parica has ever won it.

Yeah, Victor, I checked....it was the Japan Open that Parica started with in 1979...
...he also won the World Pro twice in Japan.
I would think he is the winningest player in Japan ever (majors)
...although Okamura may be in the running.

How's m'man Toda doing in this tournament?

mudball
11-13-2015, 06:55 PM
Man...Shane vs Alex...Alcano vs Yang. They need to add more cameras to this event! :)

victorl
11-13-2015, 07:04 PM
Yeah, Victor, I checked....it was the Japan Open that Parica started with in 1979...
...he also won the World Pro twice in Japan.
I would think he is the winningest player in Japan ever (majors)
...although Okamura may be in the running.

How's m'man Toda doing in this tournament?

Toda lucked out and drew an absent Waleed Majid in his first match. He came within a win away from qualifying for the round of 64 but lost 9-7 to another Japanese player.

gxman
11-13-2015, 07:07 PM
what time(U.S) are the men's matches tonight?

spartan
11-13-2015, 07:49 PM
what time(U.S) are the men's matches tonight?

See a few posts above http://forums.azbilliards.com/showpost.php?p=5358585&postcount=51

Last 32 starts about 1 hr from now And last 16 about 6 hrs from now
End of today only 8 remaining

cmbwsu
11-13-2015, 08:03 PM
what time(U.S) are the men's matches tonight?

Today: http://jpba.ne.jp/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/44a69e51afd158edd652e28bb1ce5235.jpg

Tomorrow: http://jpba.ne.jp/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/811dbef748a048c901be3f46d3cf1e2e.jpg

TIME ZONE CONVERTER:
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

gxman
11-13-2015, 09:32 PM
wow shane up 7-0 against alex.

skip100
11-13-2015, 09:37 PM
they are showing a horrible TV table given the caliber of players in the rest of the draw...

gxman
11-13-2015, 09:39 PM
they are showing a horrible TV table given the caliber of players in the rest of the draw...

wow. guy just missed the 8-ball by a foot.

pt109
11-13-2015, 10:17 PM
Shane wins 9-1....Alex was not Great

The Kaiser loses 9-2...Johann says " Chua on this"

CBuck
11-13-2015, 11:54 PM
Shane wins 9-1....Alex was not Great

The Kaiser loses 9-2...Johann says " Chua on this"

has been race to 11 since switch to single elim started.

gxman
11-14-2015, 12:00 AM
A few of the notables that is still in: Ronnie Alcano, Wu, Johann Chua, Shane, Lo Li-Wen.

Shanes next opponent is Antonio Lining.

AtLarge
11-14-2015, 12:06 AM
Well, the Toshiyuki d. Afrinneza match was pretty bad.

But one interesting thing happened. Afrinneza won the 8th game to take the score to 5-3. But the TD (or head ref or someone with the authority) spoke to the players and added one game to each of their scores, making it 6-4 instead of 5-3. I must assume this was a slow-play penalty, assessed on each player, as they had been playing for nearly an hour and a quarter for the 8 games (averaging over 9 minutes per game).

Has anyone ever seen this sort of penalty applied before?

spartan
11-14-2015, 12:09 AM
Last 16 match On the live stream at 550pm (350 am EST) about 1hr 40 min from now

Live Stream http://www.ustream.tv/channel/all-japan-championship

Wu v Ricky Yang
Ricky just took down Thorsten in hill hill match . This old man is a old killer and not to be taken lightly :)


Live Score http://billiards-scoring.appspot.com/show/onthehill

spartan
11-14-2015, 12:15 AM
Well, the Toshiyuki d. Afrinneza match was pretty bad.

But one interesting thing happened. Afrinneza won the 8th game to take the score to 5-3. But the TD (or head ref or someone with the authority) spoke to the players and added one game to each of their scores, making it 6-4 instead of 5-3. I must assume this was a slow-play penalty, assessed on each player, as they had been playing for nearly an hour and a quarter for the 8 games (averaging over 9 minutes per game).

Anyone ever seen this sort of penalty applied before?

Never heard of that rule but I suppose it is fine since both penalised
In recent WCOP, Irsal and his partner was leading I think Romania
Then he somehow placed chalk as marker for his partner to shoot but never removed the fusion when his partner made his shot
Referee ruled foul and BIH
After that Indonesia went down hill and lost the match
:D

pt109
11-14-2015, 12:23 AM
has been race to 11 since switch to single elim started.

Both scores on live scoring went from 9 to W....are you sure?
....saw no 10

jburkm002
11-14-2015, 12:32 AM
I saw Hohmann score at 10-10.

AtLarge
11-14-2015, 12:33 AM
Both scores on live scoring went from 9 to W....are you sure?
....saw no 10

Yes, races to 11 now for the men. I don't think the live scoring has been completely up to date with each game in each match.

CBuck
11-14-2015, 12:35 AM
Both scores on live scoring went from 9 to W....are you sure?
....saw no 10

Yeah I have seen 10's on there. the scoreboard doesn't usually update game by game. Some rounds 4 or 5 games go by before updates, reminds me of the steinway/gotham scoreboard they just had recently. the chart also says race to 11 & if you look at bottom chart there are 2 w - 10's on there. the Yapp & Alcano matches are the two.
http://forums.azbilliards.com/showpost.php?p=5358577&postcount=50

arps
11-14-2015, 03:41 AM
Chua is now in the quarterfinals according to his FB page. Bustamante is facing Shane tomorrow. :)

CBuck
11-14-2015, 05:03 AM
Here is the updated bracket, down to 8 for tonight.unless a change is made the times are 8pm est for last 8, 11pm est for semi's & 2am est for the finals.
At last they are forced to show a good match at each of those times with only 1 Japanese player remaining.

spartan
11-14-2015, 07:52 AM
Wow wow:)
The Last 8 must be one of most lopsided in recent years- comprising mostly lesser knowns. Plenty of upsets and giant killers
Only 3 (Shane, Buste, Alcano) are known outside Asia. Rest are mostly long time journeymen who have been lurking around, not won any Major event, just like sidekicks and extras to the big guns. But there is no doubt they can play and any of them can win whole thing. I actually would like of these "underdogs" to win it. The youngest and most promising is the brilliant exciting Johann Chua, Johann has finished deep in last few Asian events so this may be his year

Shane is the favorite now. He blew away Alex in last 32 . He caught a big lead on Lining in last 16 but Lining found a late gear to close to 6-9 before Shane sped away. Shane must have feeling he is playing in Philippines cos he keeps bumping into Pinoys all tourney. His next match is against big Pinoy kahuna, Django.
He can get past all the others but can gets past Django? :grin:,
Even if he gets past Django, he may have Johann jump him in semis or his MP Cup "call 10 ball" nemesis, Alcano pop up next to him in final. Next week in Kings Cup he has rematch v Django. Then he has that long "date" with Dennis sometime next year but that is another story. What is the deal with Shane and the Pinoys anyway? :grin:

Based on their last few matches, Shane, Buste, Johann Chua, Kuo have been most impressive taking down their opponents quite easily. They may have mastered the break today but the conditions on TV table on last day is different

Last 8 15 Nov (10am local time /8 pm EST)
Buste v Shane

Johann Chua v Lo Li Wen

Kuo Po Cheng v Ronnie Alcano

Ricky Yang v Han Hao Xiang

Philippines 3
Taiwan 2
China 1
USA 1
Indonesia 1

No Japanese left in final, Lo Li Wen is Taiwanese married to Japanese and plays for Japanese association. No Japanese have won this event for at least a decade. They came close last year when funnyman , Naoyuki Oi made it to final


Last 16 Live Stream match Schedule
15 Nov 10am local time (8 pm EST) ( about 10.5 hours from now)
Live Stream http://www.ustream.tv/channel/all-japan-championship

Kuo Po Cheng v Ronnie Alcano

Live Score http://billiards-scoring.appspot.com/show/onthehill

:grin:

mikepage
11-14-2015, 08:23 AM
Wow wow:)[...]:

Here are Fargo Ratings of the players as of this morning. Second number is number of games in the system (robustness).

Highlighted players are still in.

Those with fewer than 200 games won't appear on the top 100 list.

Wu went down only 2 points because he had decisive victories followed by a 10-11 loss.

XSubmariner
11-14-2015, 08:56 AM
Ok I know there are pep's out there that can tell me what is the time differential ( between Japan & here ) so I can Watch SVB's matches today.
Not that it matters but I live in the Midwest ( CST ) time zone.

cmbwsu
11-14-2015, 10:15 AM
Ok I know there are pep's out there that can tell me what is the time differential ( between Japan & here ) so I can Watch SVB's matches today.
Not that it matters but I live in the Midwest ( CST ) time zone.

To Check the match time to your local time: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html...

AtLarge
11-14-2015, 04:33 PM
Ok I know there are pep's out there that can tell me what is the time differential ( between Japan & here ) so I can Watch SVB's matches today.
Not that it matters but I live in the Midwest ( CST ) time zone.

There are 3 rounds of play left. For CST, they will be played at 7pm tonight (Saturday), 10pm tonight, and 1am tomorrow morning.

Unfortunately, it looks like SVB's 7pm (for you) match tonight will not be the one being streamed. And if he loses to Busty, he won't be on either of the later two matches, either. If he makes it to the semifinals, we might see him. If he makes it to the finals, we will see him (absent streaming problems, that is).

spartan
11-14-2015, 06:18 PM
Here are Fargo Ratings of the players as of this morning. Second number is number of games in the system (robustness).

Highlighted players are still in.

Those with fewer than 200 games won't appear on the top 100 list.

Wu went down only 2 points because he had decisive victories followed by a 10-11 loss.

I liken Fargorate to imdb.com movie ratings
Before I watch a movie, I would check its ratings on imdb.com If it is less than 7 , I would usually give the movie a miss
In same way, I look for new unknown players with Fargorate 750 and above.
And I see there are so many Japanese in the list with 750 and above that I have never heard of. And that is one of best things about Fargorate - unveils unknown players and gives idea of their speed
Thank you for your good work
:D

Ok I know there are pep's out there that can tell me what is the time differential ( between Japan & here ) so I can Watch SVB's matches today.
Not that it matters but I live in the Midwest ( CST ) time zone.

Easiest way to manually calculate is to use 12 hours AM/PM clock instead of 24 hrs
CST is 15 hours behind Tokyo time . That is 12 hrs+3 hrs
So just deduct 3 hrs from Japan time and switch the AM/PM

So 10am Japan time=10-3 =7am and the switch from am to pm so it becomes 7pm
1pm Japan time lless 3 hrs =10am and then switch am to pm so 10pm
4pm Japan time less 3 hrs =1pm and then switch pm to am=1am
:D

spartan
11-14-2015, 06:27 PM
http://billiards-scoring.appspot.com/show/onthehill
Wow, Shane is off and running now 4-0 up on Buste
Han Hao Xiang 3-0 up on Ricky Yang
Johann Chua tied 1-1 with Lo Li Wen

On streaming table, Kup Po Cheng up 3-1 on Alcano http://www.ustream.tv/channel/all-japan-championship
Kuo is putting on nice potttng display

:D

RichSchultz
11-14-2015, 07:11 PM
Why the annoying music while they are playing?

hossy
11-14-2015, 07:15 PM
Shane 10-3 busta

hossy
11-14-2015, 07:18 PM
Shane win-3 busta

Celtic
11-14-2015, 07:38 PM
Kuo up 9-4 over Alcano now.

It is great to see Kuo back and shooting well again. He is a two time finalist in the world 9-ball Championships and when he is playing a lot and on his game he is one of the premier Taiwanese pros right up there with Wu, the Kos, and the Changs.

He would have been a world 9-bal champion if not for Wu making the insane comeback from down 12-16, Kuo never getting back to the table in that race to 17 after he got to the hill. He got back to the finals of the event in 2010 only to lose to Busty who finally got his world 9-ball championship.

Poolmanis
11-14-2015, 08:02 PM
I really hope Shane win whole thing!
He is true Champion and have good manners.
Good for sport to have someone like him. Not trying to put others down..

Poolmanis
11-14-2015, 08:03 PM
Kuo vs Alcano 10-9 now. Kuo played safe..

spartan
11-14-2015, 08:05 PM
Volcano staging comeback ala Wu 9-10 with Little Monster on hill
He broke but cannot run out so now safety game:grin:

Poolmanis
11-14-2015, 08:09 PM
Kuo missed quite easy bank but got roll and safe!
Alcano maybe could kick it in 2 rails...

Poolmanis
11-14-2015, 08:09 PM
Woot he made it!!

spartan
11-14-2015, 08:11 PM
Awesome kick by Alcano to nail the 5. Even Kuo applauded
Now hill hill and Alcano breaking
Wow wow

Poolmanis
11-14-2015, 08:12 PM
Kuo vs. Alcano on hill hill!! Nice shot from Ronato!

He broke okay but got hooked! Probably push coming up.

Poolmanis
11-14-2015, 08:16 PM
Kuo played safe from Ronnies push and earned now open table...

Poolmanis
11-14-2015, 08:20 PM
Little bit shaky shots from Kuo and he has to shoot with bridge 5 ball. He wisely gather himself and ask referee clean cueball to get more time..

Poolmanis
11-14-2015, 08:22 PM
KUO miss 5 ball and Ronnie punish him!!
11-10 to Alcano´s favor.

RichSchultz
11-14-2015, 08:22 PM
Wow!!! What a comeback!!

SplicedPoints
11-14-2015, 08:23 PM
Kuo under hit the 2 to leave himself too severe of a cut on the 3, which he made. But wasn't able to recover from the positional error. He's also not tall, so had to use the bridge instead of just reaching over.

spartan
11-14-2015, 08:26 PM
But Kuo misses the ball with bridge and Alcano rungs out to get into semifinal v Han Hai Xiang
He should have shot with his other hand :) The Taiwanese shoot better with othe hand then the bridge
Kuo has been impressive with his excellent potting and beautiful CB control but unfortunately fell at that critical shot:grin-square:i

Poolmanis
11-14-2015, 08:26 PM
I think that kick is about 30-40% to make for kicker like Alcano. At least. 98% to hit ball. Only way he can miss that kick is because he try hit it thin 2 rails..

But still Alcano really performed late on match!

spartan
11-14-2015, 08:27 PM
In hindsight, Alcano played a great tactical pushoit early on sending the 10 to rail so no easy shot on 5

PhilosopherKing
11-14-2015, 08:29 PM
I don't understand why the guy jumped out of his chair only to not concede the game?

mudball
11-14-2015, 08:33 PM
There are more streams coming tonight still, ya?

billiards102
11-14-2015, 08:38 PM
There are more streams coming tonight still, ya?

The semi-finals should be streaming at 10PM central standard time with the finals at 1AM CST, if my conversions are correct.

f210
11-14-2015, 08:39 PM
There are more streams coming tonight still, ya?

2 more sessions. This is the last day. Semifinals next at 11 pm US EST and the finals at 2 am US EST.

SVB and Alcano already in final 4 but still waiting for their opponents to finish their respective matches.

SVB will face the winner of Chua vs Lo Li Wen next. Hopefully we see that on the tv table next.

AtLarge
11-14-2015, 08:40 PM
I don't understand why the guy jumped out of his chair only to not concede the game?

He was just getting out of the line of sight. He did that earlier in the match, too.

arps
11-14-2015, 08:43 PM
it's gonna be Chua vs SVB. i think this is their first time playing each other.

AtLarge
11-14-2015, 08:45 PM
it's gonna be Chua vs SVB. i think this is their first time playing each other.

Good! Cross your fingers for the stream.

spartan
11-14-2015, 08:46 PM
Semifinals confirmed
Starting in about 15 min
Shane v Johann Chua
Alcano v Han Hao Xiang

Don't know which match on stream yet

f210
11-14-2015, 08:47 PM
it's gonna be Chua vs SVB. i think this is their first time playing each other.

SVB vs JOHANN CHUA will be a great match. Hopefully we see that on the tv table next. However, they might show the semifinals match between the last female Japanese.

The final 4 for the Men's side:

SVB vs Johann Chua

Alcano vs Han Hao Xiang

bral
11-14-2015, 08:48 PM
What a comeback by Ronnie, that turned into a heck of a match.

spartan
11-14-2015, 08:52 PM
it's gonna be Chua vs SVB. i think this is their first time playing each other.

Johann Chua can break and sure can play but importantly he is fearless. I think Shane will have his hands full and this may be his toughest Pinoy opponent in this tourney
Amazing that out of 6 matches Shane has played 5 were against Pinoys and Johann will be the 6th. I think whoever wins this semifinal will win whole thing
I think Johann may just snap this off and it is about time. :grin-square:

spartan
11-14-2015, 08:55 PM
Awesome folks
Shane v Johann will be on stream

f210
11-14-2015, 08:57 PM
Someone in the chat room just said that it will be SVB vs CHUA next on the tv table. They just posted it on their official FB page.

Yes, Chua has nothing to lose and will give his all. IMHO, he is at par or even better than Jeff Ignacio. He was very impressive in the few matches I have seen him play.

Is this really the first time that SVB will be matching up with Johann?

spartan
11-14-2015, 09:02 PM
Game on
Semifinal
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/all-japan-championship
Shane v Johann

Other semi final can visualise the match by reading the scores at http://billiards-scoring.appspot.com/show/onthehill
:D

Jpowell7575
11-14-2015, 09:05 PM
Will the winner of this tourney be a world chmpion?

runninracks
11-14-2015, 09:09 PM
Japan Open Champ. Kind of like US Open

spartan
11-14-2015, 09:13 PM
Shane wins lag
Breaks dry and Johann runs out for 1-0 lead

bral
11-14-2015, 09:23 PM
SVB makes two jump shots in a row, hangs up next shot.

bral
11-14-2015, 09:27 PM
Chua had to twist the cueball to make the 7, which then left him a bank on the eight, which fell wide, leaving Shane an opportunity, but an awkward angle. Shane jacks up, cuts it into the side with draw going once and a half across the table, leaving a difficult cut on the 9 which he makes. Long again for the 10, shoots from near the side rail in the kitchen to make it (it was still sitting in the rack area). SVB on the board, Chua 2-1.

bral
11-14-2015, 09:31 PM
Shane makes 3 balls on the break, leaving a decent shot on the 2. Got straight on the 6 and had to play the 7 short-side up the rail. Should've been no problem to get out but misses a typical 10 ball cut terribly, leaves Chua an easy shot to go up 3-1.

bral
11-14-2015, 09:36 PM
In the next rack, Chua breaks and pots a ball, but gets awkward on the 3 after breaking it out from a cluster and plays safe. Shane makes a successful kick but doesn't get safe. Chua gets out from the 3, goes up 4-1.

spartan
11-14-2015, 09:40 PM
In the next rack, Chua breaks and pots a ball, but gets awkward on the 3 after breaking it out from a cluster and plays safe. Shane makes a successful kick but doesn't get safe. Chua gets out from the 3, goes up 4-1.

Thanks for commentary
Not able to watch now
Much appreciated:grin-square:

bral
11-14-2015, 09:40 PM
Chua breaks and makes a ball, left with a steep cut on the 1. Makes it, but slightly awkward on the 2 as the cueball comes to rest on the side rail. Pockets it, runs into the eight-ball and gets solid position on the 3. Continues to run out, runs into the 7 getting shape on the 5, has to bank cross side, gets solid position on the 6. Gets out without further ado, up 5-1.

bral
11-14-2015, 09:45 PM
Solid break by Chua, CB hops back and stops mid-table, making 2 balls on the break. Slightly tricking on the 1, makes a steep cut and is long but almost straight on the 2. Gets a wider angle than he likes on the 3, and the CB drifts long getting position on the 5. Opts to try cutting it in, and overcuts it, leaving it close to but not frozen to the pocket point. Shane cuts it in and gets out, now trails 2-5. He had almost the same 10 ball angle as his previous miss, no trouble this time.

Chua elects to take a break and Shane goes into practice mode.

bral
11-14-2015, 09:52 PM
Chua returns from a short break, Shane breaks and gets a lot of motion but it's a dry break, and Chua has a full look at the 1.

There's no easy pocket for the 1, but the 3 is close to the pocket it is blocking. Chua attempts a 1-3 cut combination and misses it, leaving the 1-3 lined up perfect. The only pause Shane had in running out was to study the 6 to the 7, as the 7 was close to the point of a side pocket. The score is tightening up, Shane now trails 3-5.

bral
11-14-2015, 09:59 PM
Shane breaks, making the 5 and has a good look at the 1. 3 to the 4 is tricky because the 4 is near the 2 diamond of the far end rail, Shane draws up, frozen to the side rail with a bit of a shallow angle on the 4. Makes it, runs into the 7 and is full hooked behind it. (CB, 7, and 6 are almost lined up going down the long rail)

Shane pulls out his jump cue and nearly spears the 6 in - just catches the rail a little before the pocket. Chua takes his time looking over the 6 as he's a little funny on angle, then blasts it in forcing the ball across the width of the table and back, but is still awkward on the 7. Almost has a spot shot on the 8, plays a firm draw shot on it to avoid a scratch, but catches the rail in such a way to leave him near the end rail and long on the 9 which is up-table in the kitchen. He confidently makes the 9, gets solid shape on the 10 and makes it 6-3.

bral
11-14-2015, 10:01 PM
Chua breaks firmly, makes 3 balls but is left a long cut on the 1-ball. Rolls it in and has no further problems this rack to get out and make it 7-3.

bral
11-14-2015, 10:08 PM
Chua breaks, making a single ball, has a full look at the 1 again, but the CB is very close to it. Plays a safety sending the 1 to the middle of the table leaving Shane apparently frozen to the 7 and near frozen to the end rail on the other side, so the ref comes over to watch Shane's hit.

Shane plays into the end rail, and misses his 2 rail kick from a challenging position. With no clusters or balls frozen to rails, Chua gets out fairly easily to make it 8-3.

Chua has a solid lead at this point, but he doesn't appear happy with his position play and has gotten out of shape a few times.

bral
11-14-2015, 10:12 PM
Chua plays a more forceful break this time, making 2 balls and is left with a steep cut on the 2. The 2 is pocketed, gets decent shape on the 3, and then plays an inside english shot on the 4 which is frozen to the rail, and overcooks it. Faced with a steep short-side cut shot on the 6, he makes the delicate cut and gets down-table for the 7. The rest is textbook..but wait, he hangs up the 10 ball and the score is now Shane trailing 4-8, when it should've been Chua 9-3.

There was an audible gasp from the audience when Chua missed the 10.

bral
11-14-2015, 10:19 PM
Shane eager to break again, makes balls in both side pockets and has a good but long look at the 1. Getting shape on the 2 is a difficult affair as it is on the other end of the table near the rack area.

Shane plays a shot I didn't expect, attempting a crossover bank on the 1, which falls short, and the CB hits another ball to leave Chua on the same end of the table. He also has his work cut out for him in getting to the 2. He makes the 2, playing 4 rail shape with inside english to the 2, and Shane bumps the floor with his cue to show acknowledgement of a shot well done. The rack has been made slightly more difficult as his shot on the 2 bumped the eight next to the rail about an inch and a half from a side pocket.

Chua attempts to bump the 8 on the way to the 7, doesn't get the bump and ends up steep on the 7. He cuts the 7 in, goes back and forth across the table to get a roughly 45 degree shot on the 8 and cuts it down the rail and in. Chua pockets the 10 with a long cut, making it look easy to go up 9-4 in this race to 11.

bral
11-14-2015, 10:22 PM
Another solid break from Chua, pocketing 2. This rack lays very easy, but Chua starts getting a little off line before the 6 and has to hit a couple recovery shots. Gets straight on the 8 to play it in the side and draw back for the 9 which was the only ball near a rail. Gets almost straight in, draws back for decent shape on the 10. Chua clearly takes a moment to compose himself, then makes the 10 to get to the hill, 10-4.

spartan
11-14-2015, 10:23 PM
At 8-4, Why did Shane play bank on 1 ? Instead of taking long cut on 2
Excellent 1 to 2 by Johan
This is the match winning rack

bral
11-14-2015, 10:26 PM
Chua makes a single ball on the break in a side pocket, and has to try swerving the cue a little to make it and get shape on the 2. Misses the shot, leaving Shane a look at the 1, but he'll be shooting it down the table away from the 2 with the CB close to the end rail.

Shane has a slightly tricky first few balls but gets out to make the score Shane 5 Chua 10.

HelloBaby-
11-14-2015, 10:27 PM
Wow Chua plays like a taiwanese with a lot of center ball, minimizes the use of english - rock solid game except for the 10 ball missed. Shane needs a 6-pack now.

bral
11-14-2015, 10:31 PM
Shane makes 2 balls on the break (5 and 7) but the CB gets kissed hard, going up and back down the table leaving him a long cut on the 1. Makes it, falling into line on the 3, which he has to play delicately to avoid bumping the 6 which is nearby on the route to the 4.

Shane has to study the table for a bit before pocketing the 4 as he was going to come close to a scratch in order to make it and get position on the 6 - which he does successfully. Shane completes his break and run to make the score 6-10.

bral
11-14-2015, 10:38 PM
Shane to break, and seems to take a little extra time looking at the rack. He's breaking from roughly the opposite position from Chua I've observed. Just misses making 3 different balls on the break, breaks dry.

Chua comes to the table with a good look at the 1, but basically no shot. he plays safe, using the rakes to play the cue 3 rails to just in front of a far corner pocket, and appears to freeze the 1 to the back of the 8-ball.

Shane jacks up and swerves around a couple balls to execute a successful kick, and Chua is looking at another tough 1-ball shot. This time he cuts it right in, but hooks himself behind the 4-ball. Chua gets his jump cue and makes an excellent shot on the 2 which was near the side rail, and has shape on the 3.

The only problem I see is the annoying background music.

Chua gives himself a good angle on the 5 to get on the 6, but on making the 5 leaves himself a little awkward as he has to bridge over the 8 and 9 which are in close proximity to a side-pocket. After evaluating it, he fetches the rake, but placing the rake is also difficult. He rolls the 6 in, and the only challenge left is getting from the 7 to the 8, as he fell a little on the wrong side of the 7.

Chua makes the 7, follows forward and across the table, bumps the 9 into the 8, and gets a great roll as he doesn't jam it up. Finishes it to win 11-6.

wixo3
11-14-2015, 10:39 PM
Chua with the win, congrats!!

arps
11-14-2015, 10:42 PM
OMG! that jump on the 2!!!!!

wixo3
11-14-2015, 10:44 PM
I'm more impressed with the safety he played in that rack, using the bridge too

pt109
11-14-2015, 10:44 PM
I think Chuan got lucky on the 8-ball...I doubt that he wanted to touch the nine.
...thought he might put a hair of right on the seven and stay to the other side.....
....or left english and come past the nine.

Beautiful style this Johann has...nice to watch.

DaddysVisa
11-14-2015, 10:45 PM
Chua played an amazing match. He missed two balls only. He must have shot 0.975+. Shane played well too, I only think he played a couple poor shots himself. That poor bank on the 1-ball at 9-4 was not a good choice. It looked like a double kiss that that's exactly what happened.

Chua's hyper-aggressive style and confident shotmaking reminds me of Earl or Mika. An unusual style to see a Filipino playing.

AtLarge
11-14-2015, 10:48 PM
Chua played an amazing match. He missed two balls only. ...

3 misses for Chua:

5-ball in Game 7
1-ball/3-ball combo in Game 8
10-ball in Game 12

AtLarge
11-14-2015, 10:52 PM
3 misses for Chua:

5-ball in Game 7
1-ball/3-ball combo in Game 8
10-ball in Game 12

Correction:

he also missed a cross-side bank on the 8-ball in Game 3 -- probably a 2-way shot.

gxman
11-14-2015, 10:52 PM
How many BNR by each? I lost track..

AtLarge
11-14-2015, 10:55 PM
How many BNR by each? I lost track..

1 out of 7 breaks for SVB, 4 of 10 for Chua

spartan
11-14-2015, 11:03 PM
Great performance by Johann
Amazing that he has so few errors despite being out of position so many times. Heck he doesn't care if he gets out of position , he can shoot his way out
I also see that his safety game is very strong compared to couple of years ago . That safe on 1 in last rack was just wicked :D

He knows the TV table and breaking well so I see him as favorite now in final v Alcano in about 1 hr from now
A win here will be his biggest win and propel him into big stage :D
Go go kid

AtLarge
11-14-2015, 11:12 PM
I see Chua was 3rd in this event in both 2012 and 2013, so he has obviously bettered that already. Looks like we're going to continue seeing Filipinos in the top ranks for many years.

[This event had a first prize of $28,600 in 2012 vs. about half as much this year!]

arps
11-14-2015, 11:13 PM
in 2012, chua was stopped by Ko Pin Yi in the semis. in 2013, he almost made it to the finals - lost to Chang Jung Lin on a hill-hill battle. i wish that he wins the japan open. he truly deserves it.
he was supposed to play in the US Open this year - just got denied a US visa.

f210
11-14-2015, 11:18 PM
:thumbup: Very impressive win by Johann Chua. He has a strong break, has no problem with long distance shots, plays excellent safeties and can jump great too.

Has he been to the US already? I would like to see him match up with Dechaine, Bergman, Woodward, Dominguez, etc. From what I have seen, he will give all of them a run for their money.

AtLarge
11-14-2015, 11:19 PM
Alcano made a nice comeback to win from 4-9 down. But I noticed a couple of things about him now.

1. For a while (a few years ago, probably), he seemed to be trying to imitate Eften's warm-up-stroke pattern. He seems not to be doing that now -- which I think is a good thing.

2. He seems to sometimes have a total break in form or rhythm on tough shots. On most shots he plays rather quickly with a few warm-up strokes. But occasionally he will stand there pre-stroking a couple of dozen times (even with a bridge) and then botch the shot one way or another. Odd.

gxman
11-14-2015, 11:22 PM
Dechaine and Justin is easily another level above Skylar Woodard and Oscar.

Johann Chua can probably play even with Shane long race 10b all day long.

With his break, he's probably a bigger threat in 10b than Dennis.

AtLarge
11-14-2015, 11:23 PM
in 2012, chua was stopped by Ko Pin Yi in the semis. in 2013, he almost made it to the finals - lost to Chang Jung Lin on a hill-hill battle. i wish that he wins the japan open. he truly deserves it.
he was supposed to play in the US Open this year - just got denied a US visa.

arps -- On the chat, someone said Chua is 22 and someone else said 24. Do you know? Was he still a teenager when he finished 3rd 3 years ago?

gxman
11-14-2015, 11:28 PM
arps -- On the chat, someone said Chua is 22 and someone else said 24. Do you know? Was he still a teenager when he finished 3rd 3 years ago?

Don't know how accurate this article is from earlier in the year, but it stated that Chua was 22.

http://www.pro9.co.uk/html/print.php?sid=2656

AtLarge
11-14-2015, 11:41 PM
Don't know how accurate this article is from earlier in the year, but it stated that Chua was 22.

http://www.pro9.co.uk/html/print.php?sid=2656

So if that's accurate (22 in Feb. 2015), he would have been either 19 or 20 in Nov. 2012.

arps
11-14-2015, 11:52 PM
arps -- On the chat, someone said Chua is 22 and someone else said 24. Do you know? Was he still a teenager when he finished 3rd 3 years ago?

either 23 or 24. not sure. all i know is that he's almost the same age as ignacio, just a couple of months difference.

AtLarge
11-15-2015, 12:00 AM
Looks like no stream for the men's final (women's instead).

f210
11-15-2015, 12:01 AM
:mad: BOO..... they are NOT putting the men's final match on the tv table. They are showing the GYK vs Chihiro instead.

arps
11-15-2015, 12:07 AM
:mad: BOO..... they are NOT putting the men's final match on the tv table. They are showing the GYK vs Chihiro instead.

kinda like last year. when Faraon won against Oi Naoyuki, they never posted the finals match on ustream. LOL

arps
11-15-2015, 12:08 AM
MEN'S FINALS HERE:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/jpba-japanopen

cmbwsu
11-15-2015, 12:10 AM
Men's final: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/jpba-japanopen
Women's final: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/all-japan-championship

banditgrrr
11-15-2015, 12:10 AM
Men

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/jpba-japanopen


Women

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/all-japan-championship

gxman
11-15-2015, 12:12 AM
men's final

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/jpba-japanopen

arps
11-15-2015, 12:33 AM
can somebody record the finals match?

f210
11-15-2015, 01:16 AM
can somebody record the finals match?

I thought all the live streamed matches were being recorded? Well, anyway, after trailing 0 to 5 earlier, Chua made a great comeback and has managed to tie the score at 6 all.

f210
11-15-2015, 01:55 AM
:smile: Johann Chua is the new ALL JAPAN CHAMPION for 2015.

He just won 11-7 over Ronnie Alcano after trailing 0-5 earlier in the match.

arps
11-15-2015, 02:05 AM
We have a new all-japan open champion!!!! A good friend and a real humble guy.

Poolmanis
11-15-2015, 04:30 AM
Taiwanese are best of the world..

/*troll*
just for fun

spartan
11-15-2015, 04:55 AM
Congratulations to new All Japan Champion 2015, Johann Chua on a great win :grin:
Undefeated throughout

Group Stage v Hsu Kai Lun 9-3
Group Stage v Yamauchi Kazuhiko 9-4
Last 64 v Nishio Tasuku 11-8
Last 32 v Ralf 11-2
Last 16 v Wada Toshiyuki 11-3
Quarterfinal v Lo Li Wen 11-9
Semifinal v Shane 11-6
Final v Alcano 11-7


https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/12208468_712671178834407_5745078041811740433_n.jpg ?oh=6bb18cc41fa7482a152de1c4fc405f4c&oe=56EA2EBF&__gda__=1454408329_d614d843d4c39d0509aeef733050f80 4

parvus1202
11-15-2015, 05:01 AM
As long as SVB will always place at the top 4 he can sustain his international tour. The only US player who has the guts to take on the world.

spartan
11-15-2015, 05:02 AM
Men's Completed Brackets

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/12235023_712665748834950_1307850638408403569_n.jpg ?oh=8f5ebb9346eff71875d66178e4a4e61d&oe=56B1625A&__gda__=1458351873_4a08b3e61384c3b23a72ee8761481da 4

dexros
11-15-2015, 05:05 AM
I hope Shane wins something already outside the US which is not just an invitational tournament. Let's go Shane!

molinatx4206
11-15-2015, 06:32 AM
Is Johann Chua Taiwanese?

Bubwit is a pinoy

7forlife
11-15-2015, 07:27 AM
As long as SVB will always place at the top 4 he can sustain his international tour. The only US player who has the guts to take on the world.

Or the backing, right? don't forget the backing

JB Cases
11-15-2015, 08:31 AM
Are we overrating SVB? It really seems he can't win anything outside the US? What's going on with Shane? Why can he not win?!

Just a terrible player. Guy finishes second in the world championships and third here. He's a bum.

Remind me of how many US Open titles Chua and Alcano have? What's wrong with those guys can't they win a major in America?? Are they overrated?

Shane played horrible in his match against Chua and Chua played nearly flawless with superglue safeties.

Shane is the second highest money earner this year so far. (Pagulayan's list is skewed because of a gambling match being reported)

Appleton got 98,000 from one event. Shane's earnings came from many more wins and high finishes.

In ten years Shane has gone from earning $6800 in 2005 to earning more than a million dollars in pool winnings. Yeah, he is "overrated".

People should feel lucky that he doesn't win more overseas and take even more money out of those tournaments.

Kris_b1104
11-15-2015, 08:43 AM
Maybe the reason he can't win outside the US is because they don't do rack your own elsewhere. Lol

This tournament was rack your own.

ps611846
11-15-2015, 08:48 AM
If its rack your own how could have Shane lost. What's goin in??

The tables were not Diamonds, they were playing slow, the cloth was green..... etc......:D

skip100
11-15-2015, 09:06 AM
man, people sure get wrapped up in how Shane does. He had a great tournament. If there's anything to start wringing your hands about, it's the US Open where he flamed out early...

Kris_b1104
11-15-2015, 09:21 AM
Chua is the real deal. He's one of the most complete packaged player I've ever seen. Perfect safeties, great long distance pocketer, great positioning, great 10 ball break and even great jump shots! He only made like 3 errors against Shane in their match.

He would do some real damage if he came to the US.

Bayawak
11-15-2015, 09:51 AM
Why can't Shane win anything outside US? What the **** is goin on?

Damn dude, you're really upset about your boy not winning. Did you really think that Bubwit would let him win.? The fact of the matter is the better player won. He kicked van boening's ass across the table. So just shut up and stop *****ing. It's over and done with!!!

Bayawak
11-15-2015, 10:03 AM
Why can't Shane win anything outside US? What the **** is goin on?

Are we overrating SVB? It really seems he can't win anything outside the US? What's going on with Shane? Why can he not win?!

He's not good enough to beat those guys. Plus the don't care about his reputation.

jay helfert
11-15-2015, 02:09 PM
He's not good enough to beat those guys. Plus the don't care about his reputation.

You're wrong here! Those "guys" are not anxious to match up with Shane when he is in The Philippines. I don't see any of them running after him to make a game. He kicked Ronnie's butt last time he was there (more than once!), plus beat a couple of the other young champs. Surely you must remember this since it happened earlier this year. :rolleyes:

JoeyInCali
11-15-2015, 02:32 PM
Why can't Shane win anything outside US? What the **** is goin on?

Bridesmaid dilemma right now in the international events.
I remember, before winning the US Open in 1994, Efren was known as the " Manila Folder " and had the bridesmaid dilemma too.

Kris_b1104
11-15-2015, 05:37 PM
Is it true that Shane only wins on Diamond with loose pockets? I know he hasn't won anything in Hard Times or anything in Cali because of the tight gold crowns.

Did Shane steal your girl or something?

Kris_b1104
11-15-2015, 06:09 PM
Of course you of all people would know.

one stroke
11-15-2015, 06:41 PM
You're wrong here! Those "guys" are not anxious to match up with Shane when he is in The Philippines. I don't see any of them running after him to make a game. He kicked Ronnie's butt last time he was there (more than once!), plus beat a couple of the other young champs. Surely you must remember this since it happened earlier this year. :rolleyes:

So what kind of chance do you give Dennis ,, I think if his breaks not vastly improved he needs 30 games or better on the wire


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pt109
11-15-2015, 06:54 PM
As long as SVB will always place at the top 4 he can sustain his international tour. The only US player who has the guts to take on the world.

I would like to include Hunter Lombardo to the list....
...he gets out there and mixes it up.

parvus1202
11-16-2015, 12:49 PM
So no video of the finals recorded?

JoeyInCali
11-16-2015, 12:57 PM
So no video of the finals recorded?

Kinda sad that there is no video of it .
It was streamed but not saved.

arps
11-16-2015, 07:45 PM
^same thing they did last year - maybe because Oi Naoyuki lost and the non-Japanese Faraon was the victor.

TheLoneSilencer
11-16-2015, 07:54 PM
You're wrong here! Those "guys" are not anxious to match up with Shane when he is in The Philippines. I don't see any of them running after him to make a game. He kicked Ronnie's butt last time he was there (more than once!), plus beat a couple of the other young champs. Surely you must remember this since it happened earlier this year. :rolleyes:

Just to be accurate though, I recall reading a post by you that Shane rejected an offer to play Dennis in the Philippines in the past. When was that?

(((Satori)))
11-16-2015, 08:35 PM
Bubwit is a pinoy

Does "Bubwit" have a meaning? What does his nickname mean in English?

pt109
11-16-2015, 08:41 PM
Does "Bubwit" have a meaning? What does his nickname mean in English?

Bubwit means mouse or small mouse....I think it's also a cartoon character...(Mickey?)
.....he's a mouse that knows how to get the cheese, apparently

arps
11-16-2015, 09:15 PM
Does "Bubwit" have a meaning? What does his nickname mean in English?

As a kid, he was often brought to the pool hall. he'd play and run tag with the other kids. it's a very typical pool hall scene here in the Philippines - kids running, passers-by and videoke singers. Somehow, it became his playground. At the same time his pool skills were honed. When they said "bubwit" (a mice), it referred to that small kid who loves to run around the pool hall and run racks as well.

gxman
11-16-2015, 09:21 PM
Word on the street is Johann Chua has only been playing pool for 4 yrs. So theres hope for all those aspiring to be pro's on the forum.

arps
11-16-2015, 10:46 PM
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AtLarge
11-16-2015, 10:47 PM
Word on the street is Johann Chua has only been playing pool for 4 yrs. So theres hope for all those aspiring to be pro's on the forum.

"Afterward Chua revealed that he’s been playing pool for ten years, mostly gambling in Manila’s hard core money-game scene and entering tournaments when he can."

That was in 2013, from this article: http://www.wpa-pool.com/web/index.asp?id=17&pagetype=event_news&eventid=157&eventnewsid=158

So that would put him at about 12 years now.

arps
11-16-2015, 10:48 PM
Word on the street is Johann Chua has only been playing pool for 4 yrs. So theres hope for all those aspiring to be pro's on the forum.

nah. he's been playing since he was 12-13 years old. if you recall in 08 or 09, after Ko Pin-Yi won his 2nd Junior World Title against Jericho Banares, they set up a match between Chua and Ko. It went hill-hill and Chua won.

gxman
11-16-2015, 11:41 PM
nah. he's been playing since he was 12-13 years old. if you recall in 08 or 09, after Ko Pin-Yi won his 2nd Junior World Title against Jericho Banares, they set up a match between Chua and Ko. It went hill-hill and Chua won.


Jk. I'm just goofing around b/c of all these threads about wanting to play at pro level within 5yrs of playing pool.

JoeyInCali
11-16-2015, 11:44 PM
nah. he's been playing since he was 12-13 years old. if you recall in 08 or 09, after Ko Pin-Yi won his 2nd Junior World Title against Jericho Banares, they set up a match between Chua and Ko. It went hill-hill and Chua won.

Who mentored him and taught him perfect fundamentals?
He shoots like a German. I kid you not.

arps
11-16-2015, 11:54 PM
Jk. I'm just goofing around b/c of all these threads about wanting to play at pro level within 5yrs of playing pool.

LOL. yeah, i saw that thread. :grin-square:

ctran
11-16-2015, 11:54 PM
Who mentored him and taught him perfect fundamentals?
He shoots like a German. I kid you not.

I met J Chua here in VN, he played pool since he was 10, and was among the most well-coached youngsters in Philippines. He spent years practicing fundamentals before he was allowed to play tournaments and money matches.

His coach is Mr. Edgar Acaba, vice president of Philippines Pool Association (this position may not be precise as it slipped my ears).

JoeyInCali
11-17-2015, 12:14 AM
I met J Chua here in VN, he played pool since he was 10, and was among the most well-coached youngsters in Philippines. He spent years practicing fundamentals before he was allowed to play tournaments and money matches.

His coach is Mr. Edgar Acaba, vice president of Philippines Pool Association (this position may not be precise as it slipped my ears).

That explains it. Edgar has a smooth stroke.
Thanks.

Marky Mark
11-17-2015, 07:04 AM
So no video of the finals recorded?

They recorded & uploaded matches that were not as significant to the public...let alone leaving the most crucial matches (semis & finals) IMO.

Masayoshi
11-17-2015, 08:19 AM
It's likely that they will release the later rounds on dvd. The only way to get them would be to have a subscription to cues magazine.

arps
11-18-2015, 07:31 AM
It's likely that they will release the later rounds on dvd. The only way to get them would be to have a subscription to cues magazine.

i dont have any sources yet of the finals video from last year's championship. been looking. :(

arps
04-03-2016, 08:23 PM
Just a terrible player. Guy finishes second in the world championships and third here. He's a bum.

Remind me of how many US Open titles Chua and Alcano have? What's wrong with those guys can't they win a major in America?? Are they overrated?

Shane played horrible in his match against Chua and Chua played nearly flawless with superglue safeties.

Shane is the second highest money earner this year so far. (Pagulayan's list is skewed because of a gambling match being reported)

Appleton got 98,000 from one event. Shane's earnings came from many more wins and high finishes.

In ten years Shane has gone from earning $6800 in 2005 to earning more than a million dollars in pool winnings. Yeah, he is "overrated".

People should feel lucky that he doesn't win more overseas and take even more money out of those tournaments.

i was backreading WPA threads and saw this post.

as i remember, Chua has beaten Ko twice in all of their matches. august of last year, chua beat Chang Yu-Lung 9-1. shane has not beaten any of these two taiwanese players?

As for the US Open, Alcano hasnt won any. But he was actually in the finals when Shane won his first title. The year after that he was also in the finals, lost to Mika. Ronnie has won two world championship titles though, out of three world championship finals appearances. He also has 4 Asian titles. Do you see the difference between him and Shane?

As for Chua, he was supposed to play the US Open last year, but got denied of a US Visa. This is his 2nd time to be denied of a visa. Obviously, he cant "win a major in America". He won the Japan Open though after beating Shane and Alcano. If he did not get a bad roll on the hill against Shane, the score would have been 11-4. LOL (reminds me of that China Open quarters when Biado beat Shane 11-4).