BASETH “KINGPIN” MOCAIBAT demolished Chang “Fire Dragon” Jung-lin of Chinese Taipei to reign supreme in the Sharks One-on-One Race to 63 10-Ball Championship held recently at the state-of-the art Sharks Billiards and Pool Arena in Quezon City.
A prized find from Dasmariñas City, Mocaibat was in control early in of the grueling three-stage duel to foil the Taiwanese. He erected a 21-6 advantage in the first phase.
Chang failed to catch fire in the second stage as Mocaibat widened his lead to 42-24 to zero in on the trophy of the tournament organized by Sharks Billiards League supervised by tournament director Hadley Mariano and supported by Bugsy Promotion, Hardtimes Sports Bar, Andy Billiards Cloth and Billiards Managers and Ayers Association of the Philippines.
Baseth masterfully kept his Taiwanese opponent at bay in the final phase to snatch the win, 63-39, in the tournament sanctioned by the Games and Amusement Board.
“I got the momentum so I didn’t allow ‘Fire Dragon’ to get his rhythm,” Mocaibat said. “This victory is for our Bayang Karerista.”
Tournament organizer Hadley Mariano praised Mocaibat for his accomplishment.
“Our players are tough and this tournament—with strong foreign players—are what cue sports need,” said Mariano, son of sports patron and businessman Perry Mariano. “That’s why we at Sharks are holding these kinds of competitions.”