Orcollo rules Predator 10-ball tilt
DENNIS Orcollo of the Philippines won the last three racks to beat Mika Immonen of Finland, 10-8, and capture the 11th Predator International 10-Ball Championship Sunday night (September 18) at the Robinson’s Galleria in Ortigas.
Orcollo claimed the champion’s purse of $10,000 prize and the Predator elegant trophy. It was Orcollo’s first international tournament title won in Manila.
“It’s a great tournament, really hard,” said Orcollo. “First day I lost to (Yukio) Akagariyama. I went to the loser’s bracket. But I didn’t worry.”
Immonen settled for the runner-up prize of $5,000.
Earlier, Orcollo defeated Wu Jia Qing (formerly Wu Chia-ching) of China, 10-5, in the semifinals to arrange a titular showdown with Immonen, who brought down Liu Haitao of China, 10-9, in another semifinal affair.
Losing semi-finalists Wu and Liu received $3,250 for their efforts. Liberty Icao