MANILA, Philippines – Chang Jung Lin of Chinese-Taipei and fellow Bugsy International Promotions stablemate Dennis Orcollo ranked No. 1 and 2 in the latest World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) rankings.
Chang topped the list with a 1,681 total points with 850 coming from his triumph in the 2012 World 8-Ball Championship.
No. 2 in the world ranking list is Orcollo, who collected a total of 1,620 points.
Most of his points came from his successful stint in the 2012 China Open Men's Division last September in Shanghai.
"But the way he’s (Orcollo) playing of late he is surely to occupy again the No.1 spot in the WPA list," said Bugsy International Promotions top honcho Ceferino "Perry" Mariano.
According to the WPA, the tournament listed for the ranking list are 2011 All Japan Championship, 2012 World 8-Ball Championship, 2012 World 9-Ball Championship, 2012 China Open and 2012 US Open 9-ball.
Other cue masters who made it to the Top 10 are:
- Darren Appleton of Great Britain (No. 3)
- Ko Pin-Yi of Chinese-Taipei (No. 4)
- Li Hewen of China (No. 5)
- Ralf Souquet of Germany (No. 6)
- Fu Che-wei of Chinese-Taipei (No. 7)
- Yukio Akagariyama of Japan (No. 8)
- Liu Haitao of China (No. 9)
- Thorsten Hohmann of Germany (No. 10)
American Shane Van Boening, currently the world’s No. 24, topped the 2012 Player Money List with total earnings of $134,780.
He is followed by Appleton ($93,134) and No. 3 Money list earner Orcollo ($91,350). – By Marlon Bernardino