SEA Games: Biado counts on “partners” to defend his 9-ball title

Paul Lintag on Dec 04, 2019 10:24 AM
Biado counts on “partners” to defend his SEAG 9-ball title
Biado, part of the Philippines’ dream team for billiards competition, lost his spot at 9-ball as the national team held competitions to determine it’s final lineup. (FILE)

MANILA — Carlo Biado is the defending gold medal winner in billiards 9-ball men’s singles in the Southeast Asian Games but he won’t be defending his crown as the biennial meet comes to his home country for the 2019 edition.

Biado, part of the Philippines’ dream team for billiards competition, lost his spot at 9-ball as the national team held competitions to determine it’s final line-up.

Taking Biado’s place at 9-ball singles are Warren Kiamco and former world 8-ball champion Dennis Orcollo.

“Nag-elimination kasi kami, eh na-out ako sa 9-ball,” Biado said.

“Sa 10-ball ako naka-pasok, kaya dun na ako lalaro,” he added as he competes on a new singles category for this year’s SEA Games on top of his 9-ball doubles campaign with Johann Chua.

Despite failing to defend his own gold medal at 9-ball singles, Biado is confident the title will stay with the Philippines.

“Okay naman kahit na-out ako, kayang-kaya ng mga partner natin yan,” Biado said.

Biado is yet to see action in 10-ball SEA Games so far in the SEA Games but he and Chua are through to the semifinals of 9-ball doubles.

After the first day of the competitions Tuesda, Dec. 3, Biado and Chua beat Malaysia (9-2) and Indonesia (9-3) to move on.


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