Carlo Biado is already the 2021 US Open Pool Championship after his win in Atlantic City in September where he won 10 racks in the row to bag this title. In November, just a few days ago, Carlo Biado won the Open 9-Ball Championship held in Abu Dhabi. The event was held in the Power Break Billiard Hall. Biado became the first US Open Champion to win this 9-Ball Championship after Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes won this competition in 1994. The Championship was won against Jordan Banares, another Filipino 13-6 for the unbeaten competition run.
Insight Into Biado’s Championship Wins
Biado outran Banares in all-Pinoy title to rule the Abu Dhabi’s 9-Ball Pool Championship. In the words of Carlo Biado, “I am pleased to win this International Championship in Abu Dhabi, and for the winning exposure.”
Carlo is also the World 9-Ball King as he won the World Championship back in 2017. He defeated Arnel Bautista 9-7 and Mohamad Eiljeffrey from UAE 9-0 in the early rounds of this 2021 9-Ball Championship. He emerged from a 64-man bracket, undefeated in the tournament. The fans of the pool championship can also play the game or bet on it by doing signup at Novibet. Here, they get an opportunity to place a bet on their favorite players in the Pool Championship and emerge victorious.
Other players who fell to Biado in Abu Dhabi included Venancio Tanio by 11-4 in the round of 16. He then defeated Roland Garcia 11-5 in the quarterfinals and Harry Vergara 11-8 in the semifinals. The tournament win was worth almost 20,000 UAE Dirham, equal to P270,000 or $5,400. This win is another feather in the cap of the billiards player as he remained undefeated by his contenders in this Open 9-Ball Abu Dhabi Championship.
This Pool Championship win for the player is special because it came seven weeks after Carlo won the US Open Pool Championship. Being the second player after Bata to win any International Tournament let him top the World Championship chart. The Abu Dhabi 9-Ball Open Championship followed the ‘double knockout format’, which gives the players alternate breaks between the game. Biado says, “I was lucky on the last shot that made me win this tournament.”
Six other Filipino players registered match wins in this 9-Ball Championship. Roland Garcia, the winner of the Oklahoma 9-Ball Open and Wichita 10-Ball Open, pulled off a 9-4 win over the UAE’s player Hussain Ali. Armand Cagol also scored a 9-5 win over fellow player from the Philippines, Jordan Banares. Banares bounced back from that loss to make his way to the finals, where he fell to Biado.
Another Filipino player, Jayson Nuguid also registered a win against Carlo Raymundo, to whom he defeated 9-7. On his success, Jayson Nuguid stated, “The first round of any Championship is always the toughest one because it sets the tone for the whole tournament and helps you to know how to perform the whole game.”
On his win in the US Open Pool Championship, Carlo Biado was also quite happy. He believed that these events had shaped him to perform better in the game, which was the best time of his life. Biado has already brought laurels to his country by also winning the gold medal in the double events in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. With the 9-Ball Abu Dhabi win, the player continues to make a mark for himself.