• Pagulayan rules Texas 9-ball tourney


    Veteran Filipino player Alex Pagulayan dominated the 9-Ball and One Pocket events of the 3rd Annual Big Time Classic Open held at the Big Tyme Billiards Center in Texas, US.

    Pagulayan outclassed Mexican Rueben Bautista in the two-game championship round to pocket the $4,000 top purse. He scored 7-2 in Game 1 and 7-3 in Game 2.

    Bautista settled for the $2,000 runner-up purse.

    The 38-year-old Pagulayan earned a spot in the finals by trouncing Skyler Woodward of US in the quarterfinals and Cheng Yu-Hsuan of Taiwan in the semifinals.

    In the One Pocket event, Pagulayan and American Jeremy Jones shared the top honors after beating their respective semifinal foes.

    Pagulayan, a former multi-gold medalist in the Southeast Asian Games, ousted Daniel McKenney of US while Pagulayan clobbered compatriot Josh Roberts.

    The Filipino cue artist secured an additional $2,600 cash prize.

    For winning the two events, Pagulayan now leads the Az Billiards Money Leader Board with a total earnings of $120,748.

    Early this year, Pagulayan topped the Fight Night 14 ($50,000), Derby City Classic Master of the Table ($20,000), Buffalo Billiards Pro One Pocket ($16,000) and Derby City Classic One Pocket ($12,000). He also had runner-up finish in the Derby City Classic 9-Ball Division ($8,000) and third-place finish in the Derby City Classic 10-Ball Challenge ($4,000).


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