• Biado bags runner-up plum in Oregon 10-ball

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    Southeast Asian Games gold medalist Carlo Biado settled for the runner-up honors anew, this time in the 2015 Chinook Winds 10-Ball Open held at the Chinook Winds Casino and Resort in Lincoln City in Portland, Oregon.

    Biado lost to veteran cue master Rodney Morris of US via a 3-7 decision in the championship match.

    Morris bagged the 10,000 top purse while Biado pocketed the $5,000 consolation prize.

    The Filipino player made it to the finals by ousting American Jamie Bruce in the first round (7-5), Marc Vidal Claremont of Spain in the second round (7-6) and compatriot Warren Kiamco in the semifinals (7-4).

    For his part, Morris went undefeated in the early rounds before blasting Stan Tourangeau of Canada in the semifinals, 7-5, to earn the first ticket to the finals.

    Kiamco still earned $1,180.

    It was another sorry loss for Biado, who also placed second in the prestigious 2015 World 10-Ball Championship held in General Santos City after absorbing a 9-11 beating at the hands of eventual champion Ko Pin-Yi of Taiwan.

    He finished fourth in the 1st Annual Tornado Open Scotch Doubles, seventh in the Gotham City Billiard Club 9-Ball Pro Classic and ninth in 2015 World Cup of Pool.

    EMIL C. NOGUERA

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