Johann Chua squeaked past Robbie Capito of Hong Kong, 11-10, to advance to the semifinals of the APF Asian 9-Ball Open 2022 in Singapore on Saturday, Aug. 27.
The victory arranged Chua, the reigning Southeast Asian Games 9-ball champion, a meeting between Chinese Taipei’s Ko Pin Yi and Japan’s Masato Yoshioka, who are playing at presstime.
Prior to his quarters victory, Chua edged compatriot Jeff De Luna, 11-8.
Also playing for the spot in the semis are Lauro Bonga and James Aranas, and Anthony Raga against Japan’s Naoyuki Oi.
Bongay reached the quarters with an 11-8 triumph over Hong Kong’s Lo Ho Sum, while Aranas bested Vietnam’s Duong Quoc Hoang, 11-9.
Raga, for his part, clobbered Vietnamese Dang Thanh Kien for the quarters ticket.
Meanwhile, Carlo Biado made a first round exit after bowing to Luong Duc Thien, 11-10.
Also losing in the first round were Kyle Amoroto against Vietnam’s Tat Duy Kien, 11-6.
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