Lining, Esquillo, Baliton Joining Japanese Tourney

Roel Esquillo

FILIPINO pool wizards Antonio "Nikoy" Lining, Roel Esquillo and Crisencio "Ato" Baliton will see action in some series of tournament in Japan starting next week

The triumvirate will first play in the Kyousho Open on June 15-16 in Fukuoka before proceeding to Tokyo for the annual Nine Ball Festival on June 21-22 which offers about P280,000 to the champion.

"We hope to perform well in Japan Circuit," said Japan-based veteran international campaigner Esquillo, who made it to the quarterfinals in this year's Japan Open which was dominated by compatriots Dennis "Robocop" Orcollo and Ronato "Volcano" Alcano, respectively.

"We train hard for this event (Japan Circuit), we expect good results," added Plaridel, Bulacan native Baliton, the 2006 Astro Open and TPCC Open Champion in Japan.

Lining, Esquillo and Baliton are also schedule to play in the Shikoku Open on June 28-29 in Osaka then proceed to 14.1 championships on July 19-21 in Tokyo where Lining is defending the 14.1 championships' trophy.