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2019 SEA Games

Dennis Orcollo retains SEAG 10-ball crown


Dennis Orcollo outlasted The Kien Do of Vietnam, 9-8, on Monday night to retain the men’s 10-ball singles gold medal in the 30th Southeast Asian Games at the Manila Hotel Tent.

The veteran cue artist trailed twice but rallied and cleaned out the last rack, adding another mint to the Philippines’ collection.

The win was the third in billiards for the Filipinos. Rubilen Amit ruled the women’s 9-ball singles, while Chezka Centeno won the women’s 10-ball singles.

It also made up for Orcollo’s 4-9 loss Singapore’s Aloysius Yapp in the 9-ball quarterfinal.

The event was last held was back in 2013, with Orcollo winning the tourney as well.

Amit and Centeno booked a finals berth in the 9-ball doubles after dispatching Indonesia’s Angeline Ticoalu and Silviana Lu 9-3.

In other matches, Warren Kiamco of the Philippines lost to Toh Lian Han of Singapore 4-9 in the men’s 9-ball quarterfinals. Jefrey Roda meanwhile missed the gold medal match in men’s snooker singles after bowing to Malaysia’s Moh Keen Hoo 1-4.

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