Orcollo, Yang Face Off In a Rematch

Dennis Orcollo

Former world no.1 Dennis Orcollo will have a chance to exact revenge against Taiwanese ace Ching-Shun Yang as the two topnotch Asian pool stars square off in a challenge match dubbed as Face Off Series 2-One More Time slated on September 8 at the Club Capo in Tomas Morato, Quezon City.

It shall be recalled that in 2007, Orcollo and Yang, regarded as the Money Game king in the respective countries, faced off in a race-to-60 marathon match at the Gateway Mall in Quezon City with the visiting former Asian Games gold medalist emerging the winner.

They never met again until Orcollo issued a challenge for a rematch and Yang readily accepted it.

This time, they will engage each other in the race-to-50, 10-ball match produced and organized by Club Capo, which will be shown live on Solar Sports with a live streaming over the internet through www.jbet.net.

Besides the bragging rights, Orcollo and Yang will also dispute the $10,000 top purse.

The Orcollo-Yang rematch is just the start of a series of challenge matches Club Capo is putting up.

The exclusive membership club is planning to pit eight other pairs of world-class cue artists each year.

After this first offering, Club Capo is also eyeing a match between Francisco “Django” Bustamante against American Rodney Morris and Lee Van Corteza opposite Shane Van Boening in November.

Other planned matches include a rematch between 2007 World Pool Championship finalists Roberto Gomez and Darryl Peach of England; Ronnie Alcano versus fellow former world champion Chia-Ching Wu of Singapore; a scotch doubles match featuring the tandem of Efren “Bata” Reyes and Bustamante against the duo of Orcollo and Alcano, as well as the pair of Bustamante and Gomez versus Johnny Archer and Van Boening, and Alcano-Johann Chua opposite Yang-Pin-Yi Ko; and a duel between Reyes and Archer.

The series is supported by the Billiards Managers and Players Association of the Philippines and Bugsy Promotions.