Pinoy cue artists settle for runner-up honors behind China in World Pool Team Championship
Dennis Orcollo and the rest of Team Philippines come up short against host China 2 in the World Pool Team Championship final.

THE Philippines failed in its bid to rule the World Pool Team Championship on Saturday as it bowed to host China 2 in the final, 4-2, at the Tongzhou Luhe High School in Beijing, China.

The Filipino pool artists could not mount a comeback after falling behind, 3-0, despite looking at tying the match going into the sixth and final contest.

Carlo Biado and Rubilen Amit failed to force a shootout as they bowed to Liu Haitao and Liu Shasha, 7-5, in the 10-ball doubles.

China 2 run away with the top prize worth $80,000.

The Chinese started off with a 3-0 lead as Liu Haitao beat Dennis Orcollo, 6-4, in the 8-ball singles, followed by Dang Ching Hu and Wang Can’s win over Lee Vann Corteza and Biado, 6-2, in the 8-ball doubles, and Dang’s triumph over Corteza, 8-5, in the 9-ball singles.

The Philippines was able to trim the lead to a match when Rubilen Amit won over Fu Xiaofang, 8-4, in the 9-ball singles, and Orcollo beating Wang, 7-5, in the 10- ball singles.

The Philippine team settled for the runner up purse worth $40,000.

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