Long to compete in Philippines Open

Published: 04/04/2011 05:00



Nguyen Phuc Long will be Viet Nam’s sole invited representative at the
Philippines Open Pool Championships which will take place from April 7-11 at the
SM Megamall in Manila.

The 10-ball tournament
is being organised by the World Pool-Billiard Association and will feature both
men’s and women’s events.

Long, the national
9-ball champion, will compete for a cash prize of US$30,000. In February of this
year, Long made it through to the knockout stages of the World 8-ball
Championship in the UAE.

The Philippines Open
is shaping up to be a world class event, with the confirmed participation of
three male and two female world champions.

Dennis Orcollo, the
newly crowned world 8-ball champion, Mika Immonen, world 10-ball champion, and
Francisco “Django” Bustamante, world 9-ball champion, will feature in a field of
64 players in the men’s competition.

In the women’s event,
Jasmin Ouschan, world 10-ball champion, and Fu Xiao-fang, world 9-ball champion,
have confirmed their intent to compete for the tournament purse of $20,000.

The top players in the
world have received invites to compete in the tournament, but more than 200
athletes from 30 countries and territories have also registered to play in
qualifiers for the main event that started on March 31.

Five women and seven
men from Viet Nam are competing in these rounds which conclude today.

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