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World Cup of Pool: Russia eliminates Canada

source: abs-cbnnews.com

Billiards action at the PartyPoker.net 2010 World Cup of Pool started on Tuesday with teams from Russia, Indonesia and China gaining the upper hand over their respective foes at Robinsons Place Manila.

Russian partners Ruslan Chinakhov and Konstantin Stepanov came out of a 4-0 deficit to beat Canada’s Jason Klatt and John Morra, 8-4.

Team India, composed of Raj Hundal and Dharminder, erected a comfortable 5-1 lead against Indonesian duo Ricky Yang and Muhammad Zulfikri. The Indons, however, tied the scores at 6-6 before securing an 8-7 come-from-behind win.

The third match saw Chinese partners Fu Jianbo and Li Hewen trounce Belgium’s Serge Das and Noel Bruynooghe, 8-2.
This is the same Chinese team that reached the Top 4 of the 2009 World Cup.

The winning teams will advance to the Round of 32.

The Philippines, as tournament host, has 2 teams competing in the event.

Team A is made up of legendary partners Efren “Bata” Reyes and Francisco “Django” Bustamante while Team B is composed of veterans Roberto “Superman” Gomez and former World No. 1 Dennis Orcollo.

Reyes and Bustamante are the reigning title holders.

The event has put up $60,000 (roughly P2.5 million) for the winning team. -- With a report from TJ Manotoc, ABS-CBN News


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