Former World Pool Power the Philippines easily disposed of Norway, 4-0, but dropped a heartbreaking 7-5 loss to Japan in a shootout and bowed out in the quarterfinal round of the World Pool Team Championships in China late Wednesday.
That was a biggest upset in the World of Pool
It was a sorry setback for the Filipinos, made up of Efren “Bata” Reyes, Francisco “Django” Bustamante, Dennis Orcollo and Rubilen Amit, who appeared headed for a big comeback after trailing the Japanese, 1-3, in the early going of their quarters duel and forcing a sudden death shootout.
The shootout went back and forth and was tied at 3, 4 and 5 but Reyes missed on his turn, enabling Japan, composed of Yukio Akagariyama, Toru Kuribayashi, Naoyuki Oi and Chihiro Kawahara, to pound out a 7-5 decision.
The Filipinos settled for $12,000.
With the win, Japan moves up to face China 2, which beat Canada, 4-2, while Chinese-Taipei, routed Swedem, 4-1, to take on defending champion Great Britain, which nipped China 1, 6-3, in a shootout, in the other semis clash.
Reyes is already G.O.A.T. in pool but he is getting older, he trying his best, challenges recent pool generations.
Former World number 1 Philippines in 90's and 2000's according in Party Poker.
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