Pagulayan Sails Through at Billiard Factory World Summit of Pool

Pagulayan Sails Through at Billiard Factory World Summit of Pool
Billiard and Pool News – The final day of Billiard Factory World Summit of Pool at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV was filled with excitement with three top notch matches. A sold out crowd filled the newly configured arena with one featured Olhausen Championship Pro table for the televised festivities. First up was Warren Kiamco making his ESPN debut against Francisco Bustamante, a veteran of ESPN events. Kiamco found himself fortunate with some rolls to take an early 3-1 lead, but as Bustamante proved this past March at the US Pro Tour Championship, no deficit could be too large for him to overcome. Bustamante turned on the burners and sailed through to win, 7-4.
The Pagulayan-Bustamante semi-finals proved to be exciting and bewildering with Pagulayan taking a commanding 5-2 lead. Both players were in good spirits with laughter and joking echoing the entire match. But Bustamente again fought back to 5-4 before missing a 9-Ball to tie the match and then Pagulayan tried to make the winning 9-ball with his head turned facing away, that was an easy simple short straight in shot. He missed with a genuine look of shock on his face, but ended up making the shot when Bustamente missed the 9-Ball afterwards.
The final match was a re-match between The Lion and the South Dakota Kid. Van Boening trailed early on to Pagulayan, despite making just minor errors. Alex stood at 5-2 lead once again with smiles and jokes, but a few unfored errors by Pagulayan and Shane’s awesome break and fire power soon eroded the laughter as the score knotted at 5-5. Shane’s break failed him in rack 11 when he scrathed in the side off the break and Pagulayan breathed heavily to run out. Pagulayan proceeded to break and run out to the 9-Ball in the next game. Making the final 9-Ball with a joyous yell, Pagulayan stopped and screamed, Oh no…yaaa!! as the cue ball went two rails towards the side pocket for a scratch. As if it had eyes, the cue ball avoided the side pocket by an inch as a relieved Pagulayan threw his hands up in celebration for sure this time as the new champion of the World Summit of Pool.
Results:1. Alex Pagulayan
2. Shane Van Boening
3. Francisco Bustamante
4. Warren Kiamco
5-6. Tony Chohan
Lee Chenman