The 2016 California 9-Ball Championship has been won by Filipino, Dennis Orcollo, defeating two-time World 9-Ball Champion, American, johnny Archer in the final.
Orcollo, 37, won last month’s prestigious Derby City Classic before dominating here to go undefeated through the tournament.
Wins over Johnny Archer in the quarter-finals 7-4 sent the American on to the one-loss side. In the semi-final he beat recent U.S. Mosconi Cup player, Skyler Woodward 7-5 before a rematch against Archer in the final for the title 7-5.
On the loser’s side, Johnny Archer beat Skyler Woodward 7-3 in the semi-final to take on Orcollo in the final.
The tournament held at Sidepocket Billiards Shreveport in Los Angeles paid $3,200 to the winner Orcollo. Archer collected $1,800 as the runner-up with Skyler Woodward and another Filipino, Warren Kiamco earning $900 a piece.
Mark Selby, last years winner is 9/2 to do it again this year!
John Higgins, runner-up last year, 14/1 to win this time!
Barry Hawkins, beaten semi-finalist last year, 33/1 to win!
Ding Junhui, beaten semi-finalist last year, 12/1 to win!
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