De Luna, Amit top 9-ball in Nat’l Games
JEFFREY de Luna flashed his vintage form by winning the 9-ball billiards competition in the just-ended Philippine Olympic Committee (POC)-Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) National Games at the Gaisano Mall in Bacolod City on Friday, May 27.
De Luna, silver medalist in the 2006 Doha Asian Games, defeated local bet Delfin Tugado, 11-8, in the finals to bag the gold medal.
“Naunahan ko agad siya,” said de Luna, the 2007 Manny Pacquiao International 9-Ball ruler. He raced to a 6-2 lead and never looked back.
Meanwhile, former world women’s 10-ball titlist Rubilen “Bingkay” Amit defeated 11-year-old Bacolod billiards whiz Cheska Centeno, 9-4, in the semis, then toppled Mary Ann Basas, 9-7, in the finals to capture the women’s crown. Liberty Icao