MANILA, Philippines – Filipino pool legend Francisco “Django” Bustamente added another crown to his collection after grabbing the title in the 4th Annual Chet Itow Memorial last March 9-10 at the California Billiard Club in Mountain View, California.
Bustamante bested Scotland’s Jayson Shaw in the finals to finish undefeated in a field of 109 players. He pocketed $2,500, while Shaw went home with the runners-up purse of $1,600.
According to a report from AZBilliards, Bustamante took control in rack seven, with the Filipino holding a 4-2 lead.
“Bustamanta put together a title-earning six-pack that included a 3-9 bak combination that finished in less than 45 minutes,” the report said.
Another Filipino cue artist, Santos Sambajon finished in a tie for seventh to eighth place with American Bobby Alexander, while Ronato Alcano and Deomark Alpajora landed in the ninth to 12th places.
Warren Kiamco and Ray Campana were in the 13th to 16th places. -- By Marlon Bernardino