Monday, September 29, 2008

World Ten Ball Championship starts today

PICC-same site as the 1992 Manila Chess Olympiad

The inaugural World Ten Ball Championship, the most prestigious pool tournament, will finally fires off today at the same site where the 1992 Manila chess Olympiad was held, the historic Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) . Pool, another favorite Filipino pass time and sport, is often considered by many as what chess is to the Russians - complete domination of the sport. Two of the best practitioners of the game, Filipino cue artist Efren "Bata" Reyes and Francisco "Django" Bustamante are the Garry Kasparov and Bobby Fischer of pool.

- Tournament official website

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