De Luna falls short in US Open 9-Ball

Mark Escarlote on Apr 27, 2019 03:01 PM
De Luna falls short in US Open 9-Ball
Jeffrey De Luna settled for a Final Four finish in the 2019 US Open 9-Ball Championship.

Filipino bet Jeffrey de Luna bowed down to German Joshua Filler, 8-11, in the semifinals of the 2019 US Open 9-Ball Championship held at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Friday (Saturday, Manila time).

De Luna, who booted out compatriot and 2005 champion Alex Pagulayan in the quarterfinals, settled for a $12,000 purse and as the highest placed Pinoy cue artist out of 11 Filipino bets who joined the prestigious pool event.

Filler eventually won the crown and the $50,000 booty after besting Chinese Wu Jiaqing, 13-10, in the race-to-13 Final.

Jiaqing advanced to the championship round after taking down Chang Yu-Lung of Chinese-Taipei.

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