None other than the world’s number one ranked pool player, Antonio Lining, aka Nikoy, of the Negros Billiards Stable (NBS) and JSY Sports, will lead the charge – together with Asia’s Money Game King Dennis Orcollo of Bugsy Promotions, 9-Ball and 8-Ball World Champion Ronnie Alcano, aka The Volcano, of NBS and JSY Sports, Predator Sweet 16 Champion Lee Van Corteza, aka The Slayer, of NBS and JSY Sports, and World Pool Championship 1st Runner-Up Roberto Gomez, aka Superman, of Bugsy Promotions. The Iceman – Mika Immonen – leads the pack for the international contingent, which also includes the world champions Oliver Ortmann and Ralf Souquet.
The 2011 World 10-Ball Championship of the World Pool-Billiard Association will see a total of 128 layers from 44 countries. The $250,000 event features a $60,000 first prize for the champion. It will be played in the main hall of the World Trade Center in the Manila Bay Area in Metro Manila. The site is located close to the SM Mall of Asia, the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and various hotels and attractions.
The 2011 World 10-Ball Championship of the World Pool-Billiard Association is managed and organized by Raya Sports and Events, the franchise holder of the WPA World Ten Ball Championship and the Philippine Open Pool Championships.