MANILA, Philippines – Filipino billiards icon Francisco "Django" Bustamante emerged tournament champion in the recent 15th Annual Derby City Classic 9-ball banks.
Bustamante, one of Puyat Sports’ top players, subdued American Justin Hall in the championship match, 5-3, at the Horseshoe Casino and Hotel in Indiana, to run away with the title.
Sports patron Aristeo "Putch" Puyat hailed Bustamante’s victory, saying it is proof that Filipino players are at par if not the best in the world.
"Once again our flag has been raised in the foreign land after our kababayan Bustamante won the 15th Derby City Classic 9-ball,” Puyat said. – by Marlon Bernardino