Biado, Amit exact revenge on compatriots to win SEAG billiards 10-ball pool singles golds

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 21) – The Philippines closed its billiards campaign in the 31st Southeast Asian Games with two gold and two silver medals following the all-Filipino finale in the men’s and women’s 10-ball pool singles events on Saturday at the Ha Dong Gymasium in Vietnam.

In the women’s side, Rubilen Amit clinched a 7-5 victory over Chezka Centeno to clinch the gold medal in their division.

Amit comfortably led 5-2 in the game, but errors enabled Centeno to tie the match. The two-time world 10-ball champion, however, did not let the latter snatch the lead as she converted most of her shots in the next two racks for her triumphant finish.

Amit avenged her defeat to Centeno in the 2019 final of the same event.

The Cebuana cue artist won her seventh SEA Games gold medal in her career as she also ruled the women’s 9-ball pool singles in the Vietnam edition of the biennial sports event. 

Meanwhile, the men’s side saw the rematch of Carlo Biado and Johann Chua, who both battled for the 9-ball pool singles crown last May 18.

This time, it was Biado’s turn to win the gold medal after he dominated Chua, 9-3, in their own finale.

From the start of the match, Biado established an early lead and did not let Chua score wins in consecutive racks.

The 38-year-old Biado displayed his dominance in the last three racks to take vengeance for his defeat over Chua in the 9-ball pool singles title match.

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Biado also extended the country’s reign in the men’s 10-ball pool singles category, which was topped by Dennis Orcollo in 2019.

With the two gold medals on Saturday, the Philippines again emerged as the top nation in the 31st SEA Games billiards competition with four gold, four silver, and two bronze medals.