Dennis Orcollo

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Dennis Orcollo
Jose Parica and Dennis Orcullo-1-.jpg
Dennis Orcollo (right) alongside Jose Parica at 2006 International Pool Tour tournament in Las Vegas
Medal record
Competitor for  Philippines
Men's Eight-Ball
Southeast Asian Games
Gold 2011 Palembang Singles
Men's Nine-Ball
World Games
Bronze 2013 Cali Singles
Asian Games
Gold 2010 Guangzhou Singles
Southeast Asian Games
Gold 2005 Manila Doubles
Bronze 2009 Vientiane Singles
Men's Ten-Ball
Southeast Asian Games
Gold 2013 Naypyidaw Singles

Dennis Orcollo (born January 28, 1979), sometimes called Dennis Orcullo, is a Filipino professional pool player, nicknamed "Surigao" (after a province in the Philippines) and "RoboCop".[1] He has been called "the Philippines' Money-game King".[2]

Like a number of upcoming players from the Philippines, Orcollo was first seen on television in his contention at the Rising Stars Tournament in 2000. At the 2002 WPA World Nine-ball Championship, he unexpectedly beat champion Ralf Souquet 9-8 in the last 64, but eventually lost 6-9 to Efren Reyes in the last 32.

In 2006, Orcollo began his campaign in the U.S.. There, he won a number of tournaments, including the Reno Open, the Hard Times Nine-ball Tournament and two bar table events. Because his compatriots had entered a less prestigious event in Asia, Orcollo was the only player from the Philippines to compete in the World Straight Pool Championship, which was ultimately dominated by Thorsten Hohmann. Although he neither won nor received any prize money, Orcollo made a respectable high run of 91. The following year, he made a better straight pool run of 93 at an exhibition[clarification needed] in the USA.[3] Also in 2006, Orcollo won the last edition of the World Pool League tournament against Niels Feijen.[4]

In 2007, he was runner-up to his fellow countryman Ronato Alcano at the WPA World Eight-ball Championship. Also in this year, he won the BCA Open Nine-ball Championship,[5] a tournament where three fellow Filipinos were defeated in the final in past editions of that event. He competed for the second time at the World Straight Pool Championship. Unlike the previous event, where he was the only Philippine player in contention, Warren Kiamco joined him. He had a much better performance in the tournament and achieved a high run of 117 (the fourth highest in the tournament).[6] However, he was defeated by Oliver Ortmann, the eventual winner of the event, in the quarter-finals by a lopsided 200-7 score, the largest margin in the history of the tournament.

In 2011, Dennis Orcollo won the WPA World Eight-ball title, besting Niels Feijen in the championship match.[7]

Titles and achievements[edit]

  • 2014 Hard Times 10-Ball Open[8][9]
  • 2014 US Open One-Pocket Championship[10]
  • 2014 18th Jay Swanson Memorial 9-Ball Tournament[11][12]
  • 2013 US Open One-Pocket Championship[21]
  • 2013 US Bar Table Championship 10-Ball[22]
  • 2013 17th Jay Swanson Memorial 9-Ball Tournament[23]
  • 2012 China Open 9-Ball Men's Division[25]
  • 2012 Hard Times 10-Ball Open[26]
  • 2012 US Open 10-Ball Championship[27]
  • 2011 Predator International 10-Ball Championship[28]
  • 2011 BSCP National 9-Ball Championships[31]
  • 2010 San Miguel Beer Octoberfest 9-Ball Open[32]
  • 2009 Predator International 10-Ball Championship[34]
  • 2008 Qatar World Open 9-Ball Tournament[36]
  • 2007 BCA Open Nine-Ball Championship[5]
  • 2007 Bill Staton Memorial[37]
  • 2006 US Bar Table Championship 8-Ball[39]
  • 2006 Reno Open, 9-Ball[40]
  • 2006 Hard Times Billiards Summer Jamboree, 9-Ball[41]

Additional 2006 tournament results[edit]

  • 4th place - US Bar Table Championship (nine-ball)
  • 4th place - SML Entertainment Open Nine-ball Championship
  • 17th place - BCA Open Nine-ball Championship
  • 2nd place - Hard Times Billiards Summer Jamboree (one-pocket)
  • 3rd place - IPT North American Open Championship (eight-ball)
  • 5th place - IPT World Open Championship (eight-ball)
  • 33rd place - World Pool Championship[clarification needed]
  • 2010 World Cup of Pool - RUNNER-UP (with Roberto Gomez)
  • 2010 Pattaya 9 Ball Invitational - SEMIFINALIST
  • 2011 World 9 Ball Championship - SEMIFINALIST
  • 2011 Guinness World Series of Pool - SEMIFINALIST
  • 2011 World Pool Masters - RUNNER-UP
  • 2011 San Miguel Octoberfest 9 Ball - RUNNER-UP
  • 2012 U.S. Open 9-Ball Championship - RUNNER-UP
  • 2014 U.S. Open 9-Ball Championship - RUNNER-UP

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ [Matchroom staff writers] (2006-10-02). "World Pool League: Orcollo Takes The Glory". MatchroomSport.com. Matchroom Sport Ltd. Retrieved 2007-07-06. 
  2. ^ Bernardino, Marlon (2006-12-26). "Bata Reyes, Three Other Pinoy Cues Invited to Play in World 8-Ball". AzBilliards.com: The A to Z of Billiards and Pool. AzBilliards. Retrieved 2007-07-06. 
  3. ^ Straight Pool Challenge Final Results
  4. ^ "Orcollo Takes World Pool League Title". AZ Billiards.com. Retrieved 2008-08-14. 
  5. ^ a b "BCA Open 2007". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved May 19, 2007. 
  6. ^ Ortmann Fulfills Lifetime Goal at Predator World 14.1 Championships
  7. ^ WPA Staff (February 26, 2011). "Orcullo Wins". AzBilliards.com. Retrieved 2011-02-26. 
  8. ^ "Orcullo comes from the loss side to win 5th Annual Hard Times 10-Ball Open". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  9. ^ "5th Annual Hard Times 10-Ball Open". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  10. ^ "US Open One-Pocket Championship". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Jay Swanson Memorial 2014". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved February 16, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Orcollo successfully defends his Jay "Swanee" Swanson Memorial title". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved February 16, 2014. 
  13. ^ "DCC 2014 14.1 Challenge". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 
  14. ^ "DCC 2014 Master of the Table". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Orcollo crowned Master of the Table in Derby City Classic". spin.ph. Retrieved February 3, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Dennis Orcollo bags 1st Master of the Table Crown". philboxing.com. Retrieved February 3, 2014. 
  17. ^ "DCC 2014 9B Banks Div.". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Orcollo Wins Banks Division at Derby Day Five". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Orcollo beats Bustamante to win Derby City Classic Bank Pool title". ph.sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  20. ^ "World Cup of Pool 2013". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved September 22, 2013. 
  21. ^ "US Open One Pocket 2013". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  22. ^ "US BBox C'ship 2013 10-Ball". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved Mar 3, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Jay Swanson Memorial 2013". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  24. ^ "DCC 2013 10B Challenge". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved Feb 2, 2013. 
  25. ^ "China Open Men's Div. 2012". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved September 16, 2012. 
  26. ^ "Hard Times 10B 2012". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved May 6, 2012. 
  27. ^ "US Open 10-Ball 2012". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved May 19, 2012. 
  28. ^ "Predator Int'l 10B C'ship 2011". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved September 18, 2011. 
  29. ^ "World 8B C'ship 2011". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved February 26, 2011. 
  30. ^ "DCC 2011 9B Div.". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved January 29, 2011. 
  31. ^ "BSCP National 9B C'ships". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  32. ^ "SMB Oktoberfest 9-Ball Open champion". balita.ph/. Retrieved November 26, 2010. 
  33. ^ "World Pool Masters 2010". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved May 16, 2010. 
  34. ^ "Predator Int'l 10B C'ship 2009". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved May 16, 2009. 
  35. ^ "Guinness Tour 2008 Stop 5". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved September 21, 2008. 
  36. ^ "Qatar World Open 9B Tournament". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved July 5, 2008. 
  37. ^ "Bill Staton Memorial". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved June 24, 2007. 
  38. ^ "World Pool League 2006". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved October 1, 2006. 
  39. ^ "USBT C'ship 2006 Men's 8B". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved March 5, 2006. 
  40. ^ "Reno Open June 2006". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved June 11, 2006. 
  41. ^ "HTB Jamboree 2006 9B Div.". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved June 19, 2006. 
Bibliography
Preceded by
Karl Boyes
WPA World Eight-ball Champion
2011
Succeeded by
Chang Jung-lin