World Champions Clash: Francisco Sanchez Ruiz vs. Carlo Biado in Hanoi Open Pool Championship Last 64

In a riveting match-up, World Champion Francisco Sanchez Ruiz is set to go head-to-head against the 2017 World Champion Carlo Biado. This exciting clash will be broadcast exclusively on Vietcontent in Asia, following the unveiling of the draw for the last 64 in the Hanoi Open Pool Championship.

The World Nineball Tour has consistently delivered intense and action-packed matches, and day three at the Hanoi Open Pool Championship was no exception. Local favorite Do Khai enthralled the audience in the opening match at Table 2, which was broadcast live on Matchroom Multi Sport’s YouTube. Despite a loss to Spaniard Marcos Sanz Martin, Khai’s eccentric showmanship captured the attention and admiration of the cheering fans.

Vietnam has a notable representation in the last 64, led by the charismatic Nguyen Anh Tuan. Tuan secured a significant victory over European Open champion David Alcaide, a recent addition to Team Europe’s Mosconi Cup roster. Having represented Vietnam in this summer’s World Cup of Pool, Anh Tuan is scheduled for an exhibition match on Saturday evening, live on Matchroom Multi Sport’s YouTube, against the legendary Efren Reyes.

Among the contenders in the last 64 are four Brits, including Chris Melling, who defeated Team USA’s Mosconi Cup hopeful Billy Thorpe in the loser’s qualification. Eagle Eye Jayson Shaw, coming off a quarter-finals run at the US Open, continued his strong form in Vietnam with a comprehensive 9-3 win over Jeff De Luna. Shaw’s World Cup of Pool partner, Elliott Sanderson, emerged victorious in an all-British hill-hill affair against World Snooker Tour star Gary Wilson. Imran Majid secured a victory against the 2001 World 9-ball Champion, Mika Immonen.

Shane Van Boening, vying for a spot in Team USA’s Mosconi Cup roster, faced tough competition from a strong Filipino contingent in Hanoi. The 20-year-old sensation Kyle Amoroto put Van Boening in the loser’s bracket with a hill-hill win. Van Boening was then challenged by the experienced Marvin Asis, who took the match to the distance, but Van Boening ultimately prevailed.

Anton Raga, a rising star who made waves by reaching the European Open Pool Championship final, staged a sensational comeback by winning eight consecutive racks to defeat Billy Thorpe. The Philippines’ World Cup champions James Aranas and Johann Chua are set to return on Friday.

Carlo Biado and Ko Ping Chung, both pushed to the loser’s side after first-round defeats, showcased their resilience and skill, battling their way through the day. Notably, the last time Ko emerged from the loser’s side of the draw, he went on to win the US Open Pool Championship in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Spain will be represented by a formidable team of four, all of whom are members of their host World Cup of Pool team advancing to the last 64 – WNT #1 Francisco Sanchez Ruiz, European Open champion David Alcaide, Jonas Souto Comino, and Jose Alberto Delgado.

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