Carlo Biado loss to Taiwanese extends PH drought in world 9-ball championship
Carlo Biado was the lone Filipino to reach the round of 16 in Doha.

CARLO Biado bowed out of the World 9-Ball Championship after losing to Ko Ping-chung of Chinese Taipei, 11-9, in round-of-16 action in Doha.

Biado was the lone Filipino player to reach the round and his loss extended the Philippines' title drought in the world showcase to six years since Francisco ‘Django’ Bustamante's victory in 2010.

Filipino-Canadian Alex Pagulayan, however, kept his title hopes alive with an 11-7 win over Muhammad Bewi of Indonesia.

Pagulayan, a former Southeast Asian Games gold medalist for the Philippines who is now representing Canada in world competitions, will face Chung in the quarterfinal round to be played on Wednesday night Doha time.

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