by Marlon Bernardino
Mark "Iron Fist" Fallorina toppled Rodel Adona, 6-3, to qualify in the tough Round of 64 of the Predator-Volturi 9-Ball Cup 2020 tournament at the AMF-Puyat Makati Cinema Square, Makati City over the weekend.
Fallorina relied on his solid breaks to reach relatively easy runouts and maintained the hot winning form.
"My opponent [Rodel Adona] was really good. He derserves to win too,” said Fallorina, a habitue of Top Cue Billiards Hall in Speaker Perez, Quezon City “I just played based on my experience." added Fallorina, who dedicated his victory to his wife Mary Ann Chavez and his daughters Samantha and Sabrina and his sponsor/manager architect Eric "Teod" Salud.
Other cue artists moved on to the knockout phase include 14 year-old Dartagnan Philippe Bonode, Jun Cornista, William Brillantes, Ge Novales, Jaynard Orque, Alvin Barbero, Jaime Evangelista, Jean Berne, AJ Manas, Carlo Paniqui, Raffy Septimo, King Hubaldo, Richard Paraiso, Nimrod Ceniza, Albert Albano, Jomar Aribas, Jet Rabe, Aris Rosario, George Cajara, Jay Francis Cruz, Noel Cruz, JR Magpantay, Mone Velez, Darwin Canapi, Bryan Flores, Pat Galleto and Ren De Vera.
Bernie Regalario and Eric "Billiard Cop" Bayhon, earlier joined fellow Wilde Blu stablemate Bastien Cyril Olanda, Sofhia Rosales and James Lim in the Last 64.
Organized by Makati Pool Players Association (MAPPA) headed by it's president Arvin John "Bambino" T. Arceo and tournament director Patrick Clavel, the 9-ball tournament (February 29, March 1 and March 7), presented by Predator and Volturi, sponsored by world-renowned blogger Leslie "The AnitoKid" Mapugay, Puyat Sports, Wilde Blu, Dubshop, Aria Pool Things, Sunville Trading, Peri, Stanson, MLA Trading, Fury and bilyarista.com offers P250,000 in cash and prizes at stakes.
The remaining players in contention will vie for the P40,000 top prize. The runner-up will get P20,000 while the third and fourth placers will settle for P15,000 and P10,000, respectively.
Fifth to Eight placers will bring claim P6,000 each while the ninth to 16th placers will receive P3,000 each.-Marlon Bernardino-