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    Biado, Chua a step away from all-Filipino WPA Players Championship final

    Apr 19, 2019
    PHOTO: World Pool Billiards Association

    CARLO Biado and Johann Chua beat separate foes to close in on an all-Filipino final in the WPA Players Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Biado, the top pool player of the Philippines, beat Shane Van Boening of the US, 7-4, while Chua beat Duong Quoc Hoang of Vietnam, 7-3, to advance to the semifinals of the event sanctioned by the World Pool Association.

    In the semifinals, both will face Taiwanese opponents with Biado facing Yu Lung-chang, and Chua battling Yu Hsuan-cheng.

    At stake in the tournament is the $10,000 top prize, or about P510,000.

    Biado and Chua began the day with close victories after beating Ching-Shun Yang of Chinese Taipei, 8-6, and Nick Malaj of Greece, 10-9, respectively in the round of 16.

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