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SEA Games: Dennis Orcollo, Warren Kiamco yield to Singaporean foes, miss out on podium finish

By Jonas Terrado

The Philippines will not have a medal in the men’s 9-ball singles after Dennis Orcollo and Warren Kiamco suffered quarterfinal defeat to Singaporean foes Monday at the Tent City of the Manila Hotel.

Dennis Orcollo (Ali Vicoy)

Dennis Orcollo (Ali Vicoy)

Orcollo lost to Aloysius Yapp while Kiamco bowed to Lian Han Toh by similar 9-4 results, marking the first time that the Filipino cue artists failed to secure a podium finish in the event since the 2013 Games in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

Orcollo battled back from a 2-0 deficit by winning the next two racks, but couldn’t get the momentum going when Yapp was able to take control of the race-to-9 affair.

Kiamco, meanwhile, lost a 2-0 and 3-2 leads as Toh won nine of the final 11 racks to gain the victory.

Orcollo is slated at presstime to take on The Kie Do of Vietnam for the gold in the men’s 10-ball singles finals.

Men’s pool has only produced two bronzes courtesy of the team of Carlo Biado and Johann Chua and the partnership between Kiamco and Jeffrey Ignacio in 10-ball doubles.

Source: Manila Bulletin

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