Chang beats Alcano in PBB Face-Off

TAIWANESE cue artist Chang Yu Long defeated Filipino Ronato “Volcano” Alcano bagging the top prize of the Philippine Bigtime Billiards Face-Off series on Saturday at the Airport Pagcor Casino in Paranaque City.
Chang won two straight racks to edged Alcano, 9-7, in the race-to-9 event backed up by Sorsogon Province Sports Patron Philip Escudero, Malungai Life Oil, Mandarin Sky Sea Food Restaurant, Servo Marketing, Hermes Sports Bar, Golden Leaf Restaurant, Bugsy Promotions, Billiards Managers and Players Association of the Philippines (BMPAP), Airport Casino Filipino and The Philippine Star as official media partner.

Chang Yu Long
The win was worth $5,000 for Chang while Alcano settled for $2,500 in the winner’s break format, dubbed as Philippines versus Asia, 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 and The win allowed Team Asia takes 4-3 series lead against Team Philippines.
Chang saw his big lead, 5-2, by winning three straight racks before Alcano fought back from the grave to cut the lead at 5-4 in favor of the former (Chang). However, Chang won two of the three racks to go up, 7-5. Alcano managed to level the match at 7 in the 14th frame but the Taiwanese took the last two racks for the win.
“Luck played a part in my victory.” said Chang through an interpreter. ” Ronato (Alcano) is a very tough opponent.” he added.
It shall be recalled that last March 24, Filipino Francisco “Django” Bustamante toppled Taiwanese Yang Ching-shun, 9-3, to lift Team Philippines series tied 3-3 against Team Asia.
Earlier, Ko Pin-yi of Chinese-Taipei downed Filipino pool maestro Efren “Bata” Reyes, 9-4, last February 18. However, 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. But Carlo ” The Black Tiger” Biado downed Taiwanese Yang Ching-shun, 9-3, last March 17 to 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.
Meanwhile, the PBB Face Off series resumes with a match pitting Liu Hai Tao of China against Alex “The Lion” Pagulayan on April 14, Liu then face Dennis “Robocop” Orcollo on April 21 and Fong Pang Chao of Chinese-Taipei opposite Lee Vann “The Slayer” Corteza on April 28.

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