Chang beats Gomez in PBB Face-Off


TAIWANESE Jung-lin Chang downed Filipino Roberto Gomez, 9-7, to win the Philippine Bigtime Billiards Face-Off Series last Saturday at the Pagcor Airport Casino in Parañaque City.

Gomez, known internationally as Superman, raced to a 2-0 and 3-1 lead before Chang took two straight racks to level the match.

The two were tied at 3, then at 6, in the 10-ball contest aired worldwide through the Internet before the Filipino got unlucky in the 13th rack.

Needing only to sink two balls to take the lead, Gomez bungled the nine, leaving Chang an easy chance to go up, 7-6.

Gomez managed to level the match again at 7 but the Taiwanese took the last two racks for the win.

"My miss on the nine was the turning point because it was the first time Chang got the lead. Although I got another chance again, I started to miss some of the shots," said Gomez, who made history as the first qualifier to make the World Pool Championships finals in 2007.

The PBB Face-Off is jointly organized by the Mega Sports World and BRKHRD Corp. in cooperation with Airport Casino Filipino, Crown Sound System Sakura Amplifiers and Home Theater Systems, Malungai Life Oil, Diamond Billiard table, Hermes Sports Bar, I-Bar, Golden Leaf Restaurant, Bugsy Promotions, Mandarin Sky Sea Food Restaurant, Billiards Managers and Players Association of the Philippines (BMPAP).

The match will be aired live over Solar Sports, Sky Channel 70 and Destiny Channel 34. It will also be aired worldwide through the Internet at and