Philippine Open Day Three

After three days of play thte 2011 Philippine Open, the fields are now down to just sixteen men and twelve ladies.

Possibly the biggest surprise in the men's division is the play of Iran's Tahkti Zarekani. With wins over Shinya Inoue, Jerico Banares and Hwang Yong, Zarekani is proving that his recent 5th place finish at the World 8-Ball Championship was no fluke. Zarekani will be tested on day four by Haitao Liu.

Other matches on the winners side will see Antonio Lining taking on Lee Van Corteza, Marcus Chamat facing Thorsten Hohmann and Darren Appleton playing Ralf Souquet.

The final winner of this event could still come from the one loss side with such notables as Che Wei Fu, Jung Lin Chang and Dennis Orcullo still alive on the left side of the board.

The ladies division is down to twelve players with an all Asian final four on the winners side. On the winners side, Yun Mi Lim will face Si Ming Chen and Chieh-Yu Chou will take on Sha-Sha Liu in a battle of Asian young guns.

Still fighting on the one loss side are notables such as Yuan Chun Lin, Yu Ram Cha, Kelly Fisher and Jasmin Ouschan.

Brackets and real time scoring from this event are available at