Cue masters aims to corner majority of golds in SEA Games

Date: January 17, 2019

Written By: ripples08

There are 10 gold medals at stake in billiards during the 30th Southeast Asian Games and Filipino cue master Francisco Bustamante wants every piece of it.

Bustamante, who will coach the national billiards team, said their players are capable of cornering majority of these golds, especially in the six pool events.

“Hasang-hasa at battle-tested ang mga players natin sa international. Maglalaro tayo sa harap ng mga kababayan natin kaya inaasahan namin na mananalo tayo sa halos lahat ng events,’’ said Bustamante in Filipino, the former world pool champion from Tarlac City.

The team is again pinning its hopes on Carlo Biado, Dennis Orcullo, Warren Kiamco and lady cue artists Chezka Centeno and Rubilyn Amit.

The Philippines is always a top favorite in billiards and dominated the past two editions of the SEAG in Singapore and Malaysia.

Apart from the six pool events, one gold each for carom and snooker are at stake during the Nov. 30-Dec. 11 Games, plus two more mints in English billiards.

“Malakas tayo sa pool pero mabigat ang laban sa carom, snooker at English billiards. Advantage pa rin naman tayo dahil dito gagawin ang laban sa atin,’’ said Bustamante.

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