Billiards: De Luna falls short in US Open 9-Ball

Mark Escarlote, ABS-CBN Sports

Posted at Apr 27 2019 06:57 PM

Filipino bet Jeffrey de Luna bowed down to German Joshua Filler, 8-11, in the semifinals of the 2019 US Open 9-Ball Championship held at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Friday (Saturday, Manila time).

De Luna, who booted out compatriot and 2005 champion Alex Pagulayan in the quarterfinals, settled for a $12,000 purse and as the highest placed Pinoy cue artist out of 11 Filipino bets who joined the prestigious pool event.

Filler eventually won the crown and the $50,000 booty after besting Chinese Wu Jiaqing, 13-10, in the race-to-13 Final.

Jiaqing advanced to the championship round after taking down Chang Yu-Lung of Chinese-Taipei.

This story was originally published on the ABS-CBN Sports website.