Philippines, 08 Aug 2020
  Home >> News

 


BOXERS

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

NEWS           

FORUM        

FIGHT GALLERIES        

RING CARD GIRLS        




 
 
News  


Final 16 Set In Vegas For The WPA Players Championship


PhilBoxing.com



Carlo Biado. Photo By JP Parmentier.

(Las Vegas)--The Philippines' Johann Chua pretty much knew his run in the WPA Players Championship was over. Playing in a round of 32 match against Hall of Famer Mika Immonen and down 6-2 in a race to 7 alternate break match, there was little chance for the talented Filipino to come back.

But the pool gods started to conspire against the great Finn, and Chua slowly clawed his way into contention. As that happened, Immonen clearly began to lose his composure, which only imbued the Filipino with confidence. Chua tied the match at 6, sending proceedings into overtime, where he won the next two to advance 8-6.

?I saw him getting frustrated when I started to come back and that gave me a lot of confidence,? a relieved Chua said afterward. ?Once he started to miss and give up the table, I knew I was back in the match. I?m very happy to advance.?

As 16 pool stars moved on at Griffs Billiards in Vegas, and 16 others got the boot, the WPA Players Championship moved to the business end for the final two days. The round of 16 and quarterfinals will be held on Thursday, with the semis and finals being contested on Friday.

The Philippine contingent continued to impress in the $65,000 event. 2017 WPA World 9-ball champion Carlo Biado dueled with the USA?s Skylar Woodward, with the pair of stars splitting the first 10 racks. Biado then took advantage of a lucky safe and advanced with a 7-5 win.

?I got lucky,? Biado said, echoing the favorite line of the always humble Filipino greats. But as he well knew in this case, he wasn?t just being polite.

Hot shooting 26 year old James Aranas and Raymond Faroun also won, giving Filipinos 25% of the spots in the final 16.

The USA?s Shaun Wilkie continued to impress with his second straight convincing victory today. Wilkie took down Japan?s Toru Kuribayashi 7-5 to grab a spot in the final 16. The only other American to take his place in the final 16 was Shane Van Boening, after a 7-5 win over Poland?s Wojciech Szewczyk.

The Taiwanese contingent equaled that of their neighbors in east Asia as four Taiwan players advanced to the final 16. Kevin Cheng, Ko Ping Chung, Chang Yu Lung and veteran Yang Ching Shun all won their round of 32 matches.

Scotland?s Jayson Shaw put in another convincing performance, taking down the Philippines Jeff de Luna, 7-2. Albania?s Elkent Kaci went toe to toe with New Zealand?s resurgent Matt Edwards, before pulling away for a 7-5 win. Greece?s Nick Malaj and hall of famer Ralf Souquet also advanced.

Play in the WPA Players Championship continues on Thursday at 12 noon local time.

The format will be single elimination race to 7 (win by 2), with the semi-final and final being a race to 9 (win by 2).

WPA Players Championship Payouts

1 ? $10,000
2 ? $7,000
3/4 ? $5,000 ea.
5/8 ? $3,000 ea.
9/16 ? $1,500 ea.
17/32 ? $400 ea.

Consolation Tournament Payouts

1 ? $1,500
2 ? $1,000
3/4 ? $500 ea.
5/8 ? $250 ea.
9/16 ? $150 ea.

ONLINE BRACKETS

The online tournament brackets can be found at www.CTSonDemand.com.

WATCH LIVE
The entire event is being streamed live by CSI media, a division of CueSports International (CSI). The production, complete with full-time commentary led by former World 8-Ball Champion, Karl Boyes, begins each day at noon pacific time. To watch live, visit www.playcsipool.com/watch-live.



The World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) is the international governing body for pocket billiards and is comprised of six member federations representing North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. The WPA is the world-recognized body for sanctioning World Championship events. It is also one of the three member organizations of the World Confederation of Billiards Sports (WCBS), representing the billiard disciplines of pool, snooker and carom. For more information about the WPA, visit www.wpapool.com.



CueSports International (CSI) is an international pool league and event leader and is currently comprised of three divisions: CSI leagues, CSI events and CSI media. CSI leagues manages the BCA Pool Leagueand USA Pool League, CSI events produces numerous amateur and professional events around the globe and CSI media creates live streaming and digital content. Through its vision and strategic alliances, CSI is ?shaping the future of pool.? For more information about CSI or any of its divisions, visit www.playcsipool.com or find CueSports International on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter.

The WPA Players Championship is made possible by the following sponsors:

Andy Billiard Cloth ? Cyclop Balls ? Diamond ? Griff?s Billiards ? HOW Tips ? Predator ? Master Billiard Chalk


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ted Lerner, WPS Media Officer.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • UNITED CITY FOOTBALL CLUB PULL OFF ANOTHER SIGNING COUP WITH THE GERMANY-BORN OTT BROTHERS
    , Sat, 08 Aug 2020
  • US OPEN POOL CHAMPIONSHIP 2020 CANCELLED
    , Sat, 08 Aug 2020
  • MCCASKILL: BEATING BRÆKHUS LEADS TO MORE MEGA-FIGHTS
    , Fri, 07 Aug 2020
  • SFT MMA & Xtreme's American debut Aug. 13 in Miami "SFT 23 VR: Jeffrey vs. Assis"
    , Fri, 07 Aug 2020
  • Jose Ramirez to Defend Unified Junior Welterweight Championship at MGM Grand Against Viktor Postol August 29 LIVE on ESPN+
    , Fri, 07 Aug 2020
  • Undefeated Mexican middleweight Santiago "Somer" Dominguez headlining RJJ Boxing Promotions return
    , Fri, 07 Aug 2020
  • BRÆKHUS: BRUTAL BIG BEAR HAS IMPROVED ME
    , Thu, 06 Aug 2020
  • 3 Pinoys Prop Up Angelo Leo En Route to WBO 122 Lbs Title
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Thu, 06 Aug 2020
  • Snips and Snipes 5 August 2020: Back to the Future with Tyson, Jones, De La Hoya, Martinez, Etc.
    By Eric Armit, , Thu, 06 Aug 2020
  • Undefeated WBC Super Middleweight World Champion David Benavídez Defends Title Against Former Title Challenger Alexis Angulo
    , Thu, 06 Aug 2020
  • Undefeated Heavyweight Destroyer Efe Ajagba Signs Promotional Pact with Top Rank
    , Thu, 06 Aug 2020
  • Don’t sell Manny short
    By Joaquin Henson, , Wed, 05 Aug 2020
  • LNK Fight Night 16: Zaur Dzhavadov to face Racim Batouche for WKN International middleweight title on August 29 in Riga
    , Wed, 05 Aug 2020
  • HARPER VOWS TO ‘BREAK DOWN’ JONAS
    , Wed, 05 Aug 2020
  • FIAZ: BAKER – UNDERESTIMATE ME AT YOUR OWN PERIL
    , Wed, 05 Aug 2020
  • Toscano Promotions Presents Futuros Campeones II on Saturday, September 5th from Tijuana, Mexico and Live on Bestinboxing.com
    , Wed, 05 Aug 2020
  • Two Sensational Female Fights Feature on LET BATTLE COMMENCE II Live on FITE TV August 15th
    , Wed, 05 Aug 2020
  • Undefeated super middleweight prospect "The Amazing" Shawn McCalman Latest to join Ryan Roach's Fighter Locker
    , Wed, 05 Aug 2020
  • The Past Week in Action 3 August 2020
    By Eric Armit, , Tue, 04 Aug 2020
  • OMAR "EL RELAMPAGO" JUAREZ TRAINING CAMP QUOTES
    , Tue, 04 Aug 2020
  • Barrientes Twins, DJ Zamora III Remain Undefeated with Knockouts in Mexico
    , Tue, 04 Aug 2020
  • BERGMAN & GORST CONFIRMED FOR PARTYPOKER MOSCONI CUP
    , Tue, 04 Aug 2020
  • Salita Promotions Names Attorney and Former NYSAC Executive Director David Berlin as General Counsel and Consultant
    , Tue, 04 Aug 2020
  • The GM Joey-Bayanihan Chess Club team wins Philippine E-9 chess club Open chess team tilt
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Mon, 03 Aug 2020
  • MATCHROOM FIGHT CAMP: WEEK 1 RESULTS
    , Mon, 03 Aug 2020




  •  



     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2020 philboxing.com.