Lee Vann Corteza

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Lee Vann Corteza
Lee Vann Corteza at the 2013 US Open 10-Ball Championship.jpg
Lee Vann Corteza at the 2013 U.S. Open Ten-ball Championship Picture by: Christopher Reyes
Medal record
Competitor for  Philippines

Men's Nine-Ball
Southeast Asian Games
Gold 1999 Bandar Seri Begawan Singles
Silver 2001 Kuala Lumpur Singles
Gold 2003 Ho Chi Minh City Doubles
Silver 2007 Nakhon Ratchasima Singles

Men's Eight-Ball
Southeast Asian Games
Gold 2001 Kuala Lumpur Singles
Gold 2003 Ho Chi Minh City Singles
Gold 2005 Manila Doubles
Silver 2005 Manila Singles

Lee Vann Corteza (born 1 March 1979 in Davao City, Philippines) is a Filipino professional pool player.[1] He is nicknamed "Van Van", and started playing pool in 1993.[2] Corteza has won four Gold Medals and one Silver Medal at the Southeast Asian Games, and was the winner of the 2004 WPA Asian Nine-ball Tour tournament in the Philippines as well, beating fellow countryman Francisco Bustamante 13-11 in the final.[3][4]

On March 31, 2007, Corteza won the Philippine National Championship by defeating Marlon Manalo with a score of 13-11

Lee Vann Corteza is currently managed by Jonathan Sy of the Negros Billiards Stable and JSY Sports.

Titles and tournament achievements[edit]

  • 2013 China Open 9-Ball Men's Division[6]
  • 2013 Southern Classic 9-Ball Division[7]
  • 2011 Manny Pacquiao International 10-Ball Championships[8]
  • 2011 San Miguel Beer Oktoberfest 9-Ball Open[9]
  • 2011 3rd Golden Break 9-Ball Invitational Championship[10]
  • 2010 US Open Ten-Ball Championship[11]
  • 2010 Hard Times 10-Ball Open[12]
  • 2010 Predator International 10-Ball[13]
  • 2007 Turning Stone Classic IX[15]
  • 2007 Philippine National Championship[16]
  • 2006 All Japan Championship[16]

Other Achievements[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Second time lucky for Van Corteza"[sic], World Pool-Billiard Association
  2. ^ "Player Profile: Lee Van Corteza", ESPNStar.com
  3. ^ "San Miguel Asian 9-Ball Tour Stop", AZBilliards.com
  4. ^ "Villanueva, Corteza advance to the World Pool tourney", Manila Times (online edition), 2006; retrieved November 29, 2006.
  5. ^ "World Cup of Pool 2013". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved September 22, 2013. 
  6. ^ "China Open Men's Div. 2013". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Southern Cl. 2013 9B Div.". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Manny Pacquiao International 10B C'ship". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved December 18, 2011. 
  9. ^ "SMB Oktoberfest". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved October 30, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Corteza wins 9 Ball Invitational Championship in Malaysia". http://www.cuesports.org.tw. August 21, 2011. 
  11. ^ "US Open 10-Ball 2010". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved May 22, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Hard Times 10B 2010". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved May 9, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Predator 10B 2010 Spain". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved January 9, 2010. 
  14. ^ "DCC 2009 10B Challenge". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved January 31, 2009. 
  15. ^ "Turning Stone IX". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved August 19, 2007. 
  16. ^ a b "Lee Van Corteza". Propool.info. 
  17. ^ "San Miguel Tour 2004 Stop 5". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved May 30, 2004. 
  18. ^ "Lee Van Corteza", Inside Pool magazine (online edition)
  19. ^ "Knock out stages 2006 World Pool Championship", World Pool Billiard Association, 2006
  20. ^ a b "Bata Leads Billiards 'Dream Team' for RP to SEA Games", Manila Times (online edition), 2003
  21. ^ a b c "Southeast Asian Games Medallists", Philippine Olympic Committee