Biado Beats Yang as Team Asia Takes 3-2 Series Lead Over Team Philippines

Carlo Biado

FILIPINO Carlo "The Black Tiger' Biado downed Taiwanese Ching-shun Yang, 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, never had a chance to return to the table after Biado raced to a 7-2 lead in the PBB Face Off Series, a 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.

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 and

The Bugsy stalwart Biado also cut the lead of Team Asia to a 3-2 score against Team Philippines in the Philippine Bigtime Billiards Series.

Earlier matches in this series saw Pin-yi Ko of Chinese-Taipei down Filipino pool maestro Efren "Bata" Reyes 9-4, Francisco "Django" Bustamante pull off a come-from-behind win against Ko 9-7, Jung-lin Chang of Chinese-Taipei beat Lee Vann "The Slayer" Corteza 9-7 and then edge Dennis "Robocop" Orollo, 9-8.

Meanwhile, the PBB Face Off series resumes with a match pitting Yang against Bustamante on March 24. Yu Long Chang of Chinese-Taipei will then face off against Ronato Alcano on March 31.