Biado finishes fourth in Ultimate 10-Ball

Unheralded Carlo Biado finished fourth overall in the Ultimate 10-Ball Championships held at the Harrah’s Resort in Tunica, Mississippi.

Biado ousted compatriot Alex Pagulayan in their do-or-die game to advance to the first semifinals stage against Darren Appleton of Great Britain. But Biado failed to sustain his momentum and absorbed a heartbreaking 9-10 decision to Appleton.

Biado, nonetheless, pocketed a $7,550 consolation purse while Pagulayan and Niels Fiejen of the Netherlands shared the fifth spot and got $6,275 each.

Mika Immonen of Finland went undefeated to rule the tournament and earned a whopping $23,550 top prize. Chinese Wang Can finished second for a $14,250 runner-up purse while Appleton wound up third for $10,100.

Immonen defeated Wang in the finals, 12-5. Wang made it to the finals by toppling Appleton in the second semifinal phase, 10-7.

The other Filipino entries were Francisco “Django” Bustamante (13th to 16th places, $2,050), Lee Van Corteza and Dennis Orcollo (17th to 24th, $1,700 each), and Efren “Bata” Reyes and Warren Kiamco (25th to 32nd, $1,225 each).

Emil C. Noguera

Read more :
  • Premier League: Sunderland frustrated by 10-man Norwich
    Sunderland failed to capitalise on the dismissal of Norwich City goalkeeper Mark Bunn as they were held to a 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light on Sunday. After Wes Hoolahan headed Norwich i...
  • Makarova eager to face rampant Sharapova
    MELBOURNE - Russian Ekaterina Makarova is eager to meet Maria Sharapova in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Tuesday even though her compatriot has been one of the dominant women...
  • Nolte finishes third in Malaysia chess meet
    Filipino International Master (IM) Rolando Nolte finished third overall in the DYTM Raja Dr Nazrin Shah Invitational Kuala Lumpur Masters 2013 held at the Swiss Inn in Malaysia. Nolte spli...
  • San Beda eyes second straight win in NCAA
    DEFENDING champion San Beda College seeks for a back-to-back win and an early solo lead when they take on equally tough Lyceum of the Philippines University today in the 89th National Colle...
  • A new dynasty
    Raffy Ledesma The aging war riors of the San Antonio Spurs refused to go down quietly into the night but in the end, LeBron “The King” James simply had too much heart and too much talent a...
  • SCOTT STARTS IN AUSTRALIAN TRIO FOR ONLY OPEN TUNEUP
    BETHESDA, Maryland: Masters champion Adam Scott will play alongside fellow Australians Jason Day and Marc Leishman in the first and second rounds of the US PGA National, his final event bef...
  • Sports Mole’s WAG of the week: Caroline Wozniacki
    Age: 21 Occupation: Tennis player WAG of: Rory McIlroy, number one golfer WAG since: 2011 At the age of just 22, Irishman Rory McIlroy built upon his successful 2011 by becoming the numb...
  • Dutch, amateur show up local aces in Palos Verdes
    Dutch Guido Van der Valk humbled the revered men of the tour, including Davao’s top guns, as he turned in a five-under 66 to emerge the surprise solo leader – one shot ahead of amateur LJ G...