Earl Vincent "Vicoy" Trinidad defeated fellow Junior player Albert James Manas, 7-2, in the finals to rule the 2019 J&P Navigator Japan 9-Ball Cup Championships held recently at the AMF-Puyat Bowling and Billiards Center, Superbowl, 3rd Level, Makati Cinema Square, Pasong Tamo, Makati City.
The 14-year-old Trinidad also downed Angelo Asuncion, 6-4, in the Round of 16; Jun Cornista, 6-4, in the quarterfinal; and Ding Ricohermoso, 6-2, in the semifinal.
The 12-year-old Manas, on the other hand, nipped James Torres, 6-5, Jesse Gonzales, 6-1, and Randy Dela Cruz, 6-3, respectively, in the Games and Amusements Board (GAB) sanctioned tournamen jointly organized by long-time billiards patron sportsman/businessman Aristeo “Putch” Puyat and DMC Entertainment and Production management boss Jesse Gonzales Cambosa Sr. in close cooperation with Navigator Japan, Patrol Party-list, Wilde Blu, Makati Sports Bar, Gab Pigmentation, Puyat Sports, Volturi Custom Cases PH, Mr. Jun Cornista of Peri Cue, Philippines, Chili Juan, Mr. Nino Lopez, world renowned blogger Leslie "Anito Kid" Mapugay and Makati Pool Players Association - MAPPA headed by it's president Arvin Arceo.
Rounding up to the top 16-circle are 3rd place Randy Dela Cruz, 4th place Ding Ricohermoso, 5th place Vic Trinidad, 6th place Jesse Gonzales, 7th place Jun Cornista, 8th place Rico Carballo, 9th place Grace De Dios, 10th place Dave Rogel, 11th place James Torres, 12th place Rodel Adona, 13th place Angelo Asuncion, 14th place architect Eric "Teod" Salud, 15th place Aries Lapuz and 16th place John Fernandez.
Meanwhile MAPPA bet George Castro, the singing bilyarista will do a solo launch on June 16 with a theme A Tribute to you super dad at the Johnny B. Good Restaurant , Ayala Center, Level 3, Glorietta 3 in Makati City coincide the celebration of Father's day.-Marlon Bernardino-