'Django' exacts revenge, wins PBB Face Off Series

Manila, Philippines—FILIPINO pool wizard Francisco “Django” Bustamante squeaked past Taiwanese Pin Yi-ko to avenged the loss of his fellow Puyat Sports player to win the Philippine Bigtime Billiards (PBB) Face Off Series late Saturday (February 25) at the Pagcor Airport Casino in Parañaque City.
The 48-year-old pool legend showed vintage form to pull off a come-from-behind win against Ko, 9-7, 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 Tarlac City cue master, one of the top players of sportsman/businessman Aristeo “Putch” Puyat, acknowledged Philippine Billiards God Father, trailed, 7-5, before securing the next four racks to lift Team Philippines into a 1-all deadlock against Team Asia.
Actually, the two-time World Junior Champion Ko, took a 3-1, to 6-4 commanding lead until Bustamante fought back from the grave. “In the start of the match I was so nervous when Ko took a 3-1, 6-4 to 7-5 lead,” said Bustamante who reigned supreme in the 2010 WPA World Pool Championships (World 9-Ball), defeating Taiwanese “The Little” Monster” Kuo Po-cheng, 13-7, in the final was held in Doha, Qatar. “However i didn’t lose hope because of the winner’s break format. Maybe it can turn around the situation but i need to play solid,” he added.
Last February 18, Ko downed Filipino pool maestro Efren “Bata” Reyes, 9-4, for the first win of Team Asia in the Philippine Bigtime Billiards introduces a fresh new format for 2012.
The PBB Face Off series backed up by Sorsogon Province Sports Patron Philip Escudero of Malungai Life Oil, Airport Casino Filipino, Hermes Sports Bar, I-Bar, Golden Leaf Restaurant, Bugsy Promotions, Mandarin Sky Sea Food Restaurant, Billiards Managers and Players Association of the Philippines (BMPAP) and The Philippine Star resumes with a match pitting 2012 World 8-Ball Champion Jung Lin Chang of Chinese-Taipei against Lee Vann “The Slayer” Corteza on March 3 and Chang versus Dennis “Robocop” Orcollo on March 10.

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