Filipino cue master Lee Van Corteza is No. 2 in the World Pool-Billiard Association rankings for the 2013 season.
Corteza totalled 1,739 points for winning the China Open 2013 (600 points), placing ninth in the World 9-Ball Championships (449), second in the US 9-Ball Championships (330), 17th in the Ultimate 10-Ball Championships (190), and fifth in the 2010 All Japan Men’s Championships (170).
German Thorsten Hohmann, who ruled the World 9-Ball Championships, took the top spot with 1,930 points.
Another Filipino, Carlo Biado, is in third with 1,446 points followed by Karl Boyes of Great Britain (1,411), Mika Immonen of Finland (1,215), Nick Ekonomopoulos of Greece (1,180), Darren Appleton of Great Britain (1,088), Chris Melling of Great Britain (1,050), Shane Van Boening of US (1,040) and Ko Pin-Yi of Taiwan (1,007).
Dennis Orcollo is in 12th (962) while Antonio Gabica is in 14th (920), Alex Pagulayan in 15th (792), Jeffrey de Luna in 23rd (671), Efren Reyes in 32nd (482), Ramil Gallego in 49th (388), Johann Chua in 50th (383) and Francisco Bustamante in 56th (360).
EMIL C. NOGUERA