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Biado beats Yang as Team Asia takes 3-2 series lead over Team Philippines

FILIPINO Carlo “The Black Tiger’ Biado downed Taiwanese Yang Ching-shun, 9-3, to win the Philippine Bigtime Billiards (PBB) Face-Off Series dubbed as Philippines versus Asia late Saturday at the Pagcor Airport Casino in Parañaque City.
After a 2-all deadlock in the 4th frame, the 1998 Asian Games 9-ball gold medallist Yang, nicknamed “the Son of Pool” never had a chance to return to the table after Biado raced to a 7-2 lead in the PBB Face Off Series, joint undertaking of Mega Sports World and BRKHRD Corp., and organized in cooperation with Sorsogon Province Sports Patron Philip Escudero of Malungai Life Oil, brother of Senator Chiz Escudero, Hermes Sports Bar, Dennis Robocop cues, Golden Leaf Restaurant, Bugsy Promotions, Mandarin Sky Sea Food Restaurant, Billiards Managers and Players Association of the Philippines (BMPAP) with The Philippine Star as official media partner.

Carlo Biado
The win was worth $5,000 for Biado while Yang settled for $2,500 in this race-to-9, winner’s break format, jointly organized by the Mega Sports World and BRKHRD Corp and aired live over Solar Sports, Sky Channel 70 and Destiny Channel 34, and also aired worldwide through the Internet, live streaming at www.megasportsworld.com and www.philippinebigtimebilliards.com.
“Matapos makatabla (2 all) si Yang sa 4th frame, ay hindi ko na siya talaga pang binigyan ng pagkakataon na makabalik sa laro ng magtala ako limang sunod na racks para kunin ko ang 7-2 lead,” said Biado, a former caddie from Rosario, La Union and one of the top player of Perry Mariano’s Bugsy Promotions. The Bugsy stalwart Biado also cut the lead of Team Asia into a 3-2 score against Team Philippines in the Philippine Bigtime Billiards introduces a fresh new format for 2012.
It shall be recalled that last February 18, Ko Pin-yi of Chinese-Taipei downed Filipino pool maestro Efren “Bata” Reyes, 9-4. However, Francisco “Django” Bustamante pull off a come-from-behind win against Ko, 9-7, last February 25 to avenged the loss of his fellow Puyat Sports player Reyes. Chang Jung-lin of Chinese-Taipei, on the other hand beat Lee Vann “The Slayer” Corteza, 9-7, last March 3, then edged Dennis “Robocop” Orollo, 9-8, last March 10.
Meanwhile, the PBB Face Off series resumes with a match pitting Yang against Bustamante on March 24. Chang Yu Long of Chinese-Taipei will then face off against Ronato Alcano on March 31.

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