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    Pagulayan tows Canada to World Cup final 16

    Sep 4, 2012
    Dual citizen Alex Pagulayan gets the backing of the Manila crowd even as he wears the Canadian flag on his chest. Jerome Ascano

    FIL-CANADIAN Alex Pagulayan teamed up with John Morra to help Canada nip Sweden, 8-7, on the first day of action of the 2012 World Cup of Pool in Robinsons’ Midtown Mall in Manila.

    Pagulayan and Morra survived a late comeback by the Swedes for the win and a seat in the round-of-16.

    The Canadians, bannered by Pagulayan who has since decided to represent the country where he grew up, will next face the winner of the match between Philippine B of Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes and Francisco ‘Django’ Bustamante and Hong Kong, which is still being played as of posting time.

    The Canadian duo trailed 0-3, but came back and reached hill, 7-4, before the team of Marcus Chamat and Andreas Gerwen won three straight racks, including a conversion of the 9-ball on the break by Chamat in the 13th rack.

    But Pagulayan and Morra captured the win in the final rack after surviving a battle of safeties.

    In other matches, an ailing Ralf Souquet helped defending champion Germany defeat Serbia, 8-1.

    Souquet along with Thorsten Hohman, led the Germans to victory despite being downed by food poisoning prior to the match.

    “It was a difficult match because I was very weak. I haven’t eaten anything since yesterday (Monday),” said Souquet. “At least, I will have enough time to rest.”

    Germany will face the winner of the Finland versus Korea match to be played on Thursday.

    Thailand defeated Malaysia, 8-4, and will now face either England or Belguim.

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    Dual citizen Alex Pagulayan gets the backing of the Manila crowd even as he wears the Canadian flag on his chest. Jerome Ascano
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