Orcollo, Bustamante Falter In Million Dollar 9 Ball; Deuel Wins

Corey Deuel

Filipino hopeful Dennis "Robocop" Orcollo and Francisco "Django" Bustamante missed their chances to earn another championship trophy in the $60,000 total pot  12 player Million Dollar 9-Ball Shootout.
This after the duo (Orcollo and Bustamante) bowed to their respective foes in their final four matches (knockout stage) in the just concluded event held at the Valley Forge Convention Center in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA, yesterday.
The diminutive cuemaster Orcollo, who is looking his fourth major title this year yielded to Shane "The South Dakota Kid" Van Boening, 13-8, in the first semi-finals matches while Bustamante, the pride of Tarlac City succumbed to eventual champion Corey "The Prince" Deuel, 13-6, in the second semi-final matches to moved an all American Finals.
Deuel took the title plus the top purse of $20,000 including Championship Diamond and Gold Bracelet after an empathetic 13-7 win over Van Boening. Van Boening, meanwhile settled for the runner-up prize of $12,000. Losing Semi-Finalists Orcollo and Bustamante received $10,000 each.
Rounding up to the top 12 finishers who received $1,000 each were No.5 Marlon "Marvelous" Manalo, No.6 reigning World 9-Ball Champion Daryl Peach of England, No.7 Dennis "The Hatchet Man" Hatch, No.8 Stevie Moore, No.9 Tony "T-Rex" Chohan, No.10 Johnny "The Scorpion" Archer, No.11 Matt Krah and No.12 Evan "The Running Man" Broxmeyer.