Fil-Canadian Alex Pagulayan bows out in semis of World 9-ball championship
Alex Pagulayan lost to Austria's Albin Ouschan in the semis, 11-4. Jerome Ascano

ALEX Pagulayan failed to reach the finals of the World 9-Ball Championship after dropping an 11-4 decision against Albin Ouschan of Austria on Thursday in Doha, Qatar.

Ouschan broke away from Pagulayan after the match was tied in the race-to-11, alternate break format semifinals.

Pagulayan, who now represents Canada in international tournaments, was denied of a chance at repeating his feat in 2004 when he won the world 9-ball crown in Taipei against hometown bet Chang Pei-wei.

In the finals, Ouschan battles Shane Van Boening of the United States, an 11-9 winner over Cheng Yu Hsuan of Chinese Taipei. The winner receives $40,000, while the runner-up gets $20,000.

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