Sweating it at Derby City
That De Luna jumpkick on the one is leading contender for shot of tournament
It was a sweet shot for sure, but it was not the shot that impressed me the most in this WC of Pool.
One of the most creative tactical shots that I've ever seen was played by Gomez against England B (Day 3, Session 1, at 47:20). He designed a two way bank that also opened up a cluster at the bottom of the table, bringing numerous possible good results into play without taking any real risk. The shot was poorly analyzed by both commentators even after the fact, but those of us who often watch the Filipinos have seen them cook up shots at this level of wizardry often. The offensive component of this shot is easily overlooked but shouldn't be, and it's an absolutely free shot in this position , as long as the short side is favored while shooting the bank shot. Shots at this level of genius are more associated with Reyes and Pagulayan, but the Filipinos as a group understand the percentages more than any that have ever played pool.
The level of imagination required to even design this shot was remarkable, and even though the bank shot wasn't made, the shot jumped off the page for me as a moment of unfathomable genius.