• Pagulayan, Orcollo enter World Money-maker List


    Former world champions Alex Pagulayan and Dennis Orcollo are now ranked second and third in the World Moneymaker List released by the Az Billiards.

    Pagulayan, the 2004 World Pool 9-Ball champion, has so far earned a total of $80,417 winnings this year.

    Majority of his prizes came from the 2016 Derby City Classic when he ruled the Master of the Table ($20,000) and One-Pocket Division ($12,000) then placed second in the 9-Ball Division ($7,250).

    He also topped the Midwest Billiards One-Pocket tournament ($14,400), Don Coates Memorial One-Pocket Championship ($2,345) and 2016 Canadian Championship Men’s 9-Ball Open ($2,100) then got runner-up finishes in the Don Coates Memorial 9-Ball ($4,460), West Coast 10-Ball Challenge ($3,000) and 2016 Canadian Championship Men’s 8-Ball Open ($1,300).

    Orcollo also had a blast in the latter part of the first half of the year to improve his earnings to $71,325.

    He recently won the West Coast Challenge 10-Ball ($5,000) and One-Pocket ($3,300), the 4th Annual Cole Dickson 10-Ball ($2,300) and the Midwest Billiards 10-Ball Championship ($3,400).

    Orcollo earlier dominated the Orcollo-Ko Challenge match for a whopping $20,000 prize then won $8,000 in the Break Room 8-Ball Classic, $5,300 in the Derby City Classic 14.1 Challenge, $5,000 in the 2016 Andy Mercer Memorial Championship, and $3,200 in the Sidepocket’s 9-Ball Open.

    Pagulayan was sixth in the previous rankings while Orcollo was in seventh.

    Chinese Shi Han-Qing is heading the list with $96,217.

    The other Filipinos in the rankings are Francisco Bustamante in 13th ($23,650), Warren Kiamco in 28th ($11,155), Roberto Gomez in 40th ($8,090) and Efren Reyes in 43rd ($7,675).


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