Orcollo banners Pinoy contingent in US Open


Posted at Oct 10 2012 01:06 PM | Updated as of Oct 10 2012 09:06 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino cue artist Dennis Orcollo will lead other Filipino billiards players in the 37th US Open 9-Ball Championship on October 21-27 at the Holiday Inn Virginia Beach in Virginia.

Orcollo will be joining Carlo Biado, Ronato Alcano, Warren Kiamco, Francisco “Django” Bustamante, Israel Rota, Santos Sambajon and Ramon Mistica.

Also participating in the tournament are Chang Jung-lin and Ko Pin-yi of Chinese-Taipei.

Orcollo, Biado, Chang and Ko are playing under the banner of sportsman/businessman Ceferino “Perry” Mariano of Bugsy Promotions.

Mariano said the US Open “is considered the longest running and most prestigious 9-Ball event in the world.”

The tournament offers a total pot prize of $200,000. -- By Marlon Bernardino