Orcollo,Taiwanese Ace Face Off Again


WORLD NO.1 Dennis "Robocop" 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 in a one-night Philippine Bigtime Billiards Face-Off series on Saturday at the Airport Pagcor Casino in Paranaque City.

Sports Betting at MegaSportsWorld favored Orcollo against Yang as of Wednesday. A $1-bet on Orcollo would win $1.55. A $1-bet on Yang would win $2.15.

The match-up jointly organized by the Mega Sports World and BRKHRD Corp, set at 9 p.m. and live over Solar Sports, Sky Channel 70 and Destiny Channel 34, is one of the weekly face-off series pitting local and foreign cue artists in a race-to-9, 10-ball event also aired worldwide through the Internet, live streaming at www.megasportsworld.com  and www.philippinebigtimebilliards.com.
The winner will wine $5,000 while the loser gets $2,500. The PBB Face-Off is a joint undertaking of Mega Sports World and BRKHRD Corp., and organized 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, Billiards Managers and Players Association of the Philippines (BMPAP) with The Philippine Star as official media partner.

"I'm happy that Yang accepted my challenge for a rematch as I really want to avenge my loss against him the last time," said the top player of Bugsy Promotions Orcollo, who reached the pinnacle of the pool world by being named the World Pool and Billiard Association(WPA) 2011 Player of the Year.

"I will do my best to win this time and I'm confident that it's me who will emerge the winner," added the reigning International Predator 10-Ball champion and the 2011 Southeast Asian Games 8-ball gold medallist.

It shall be recalled that in 2007, Orcollo and Yang, regarded as the Money Game kings in their 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.

In 2009, Face Off Series 2-One More Time, Yang much known "Son of Pool" halted the comeback of Orcollo to escape with a 50-45 win was held at the Club Capo Exclusive in Tomas Morato, Quezon City.

Last Saturday, two-time National Open champion Lee Vann "The Slayer" Corteza defeated Yang, 9-6, in the PBB Face Off series 10-ball encounter . Corteza's win came after Francisco "Django" Bustamante scored the first Filipino victory in the PBB Face Off series between local and international superstars by beating Daryl Peach of England. Orcollo and Carlo Biado earlier fell to Ralf Souquet of Germany and Ronato "Volcano" Alcano bowed to Peach.

Future matches of the PBB Face Off Series will pit Jung Lin Chang of Chinese-Taipei vs Roberto Gomez on Dec.17, Chang vs Carlo "The Black Tiger" Biado on Dec.23 and Chia Ching Wu of China vs Efren "Bata" Reyes on Dec.30.