Dennis Orcollo

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Dennis Orcollo
Dennis Orcollo 2012b.jpg
Orcollo at the World 9-Ball Pool Championship in Doha in 2012
Medal record
Representing  Philippines
Men's eight-ball
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2011 Palembang Singles
Men's nine-ball
World Games
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Cali Singles
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2010 Guangzhou Singles
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2005 Manila Doubles
Gold medal – first place 2015 Singapore Singles
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Vientiane Singles
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Kuala Lumpur Doubles
Men's ten-ball
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 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]

Early life[edit]

Orcollo is the second of four brothers. His father was killed in a boating accident caused by a windstorm when he was young. He started practicing pool at 8 years of age through his grandfather's table. Because of financial problems, he gave up school at third grade, and focused on his sport.

Career[edit]

Orcollo began competing outside the Philippines in 2002. That year, he competed in the WPA World Nine-ball Championship where he finished 17th place.

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 inaugural World Straight Pool Championship. Also in 2006, Orcollo won the last edition of the World Pool League tournament against Niels Feijen.[3]

In 2007, Orcollo reached the finals of the WPA World Eight-ball Championship, only to be bested by countryman Ronato Alcano. He would again reached the finals of the same event in 2011 but to win, this time against Niels Feijen.[4]

In 2016, Orcollo defeated Shane Van Boening, 200-121 to win the U.S. Open Straight Pool Championship,[5] a tournament that has not been held previously for sixteen years.[6]

Titles and achievements[edit]

  • 2014 US Open One-Pocket Championship[9]
  • 2014 18th Jay Swanson Memorial 9-Ball Tournament[10][11]
  • 2013 US Open One-Pocket Championship[20]
  • 2013 US Bar Table Championship 10-Ball[21]
  • 2013 17th Jay Swanson Memorial 9-Ball Tournament[22]
  • 2012 China Open 9-Ball Men's Division[24]
  • 2012 Hard Times 10-Ball Open[25]
  • 2012 US Open 10-Ball Championship[26]
  • 2011 Predator International 10-Ball Championship[27]
  • 2011 BSCP National 9-Ball Championships[30]
  • 2009 Predator International 10-Ball Championship[33]
  • 2008 Qatar World Open 9-Ball Tournament[35]
  • 2007 BCA Open Nine-Ball Championship[36]
  • 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]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Orcollo Takes World Pool League Title". AZ Billiards.com. Retrieved 2008-08-14. 
  4. ^ WPA Staff (February 26, 2011). "Orcullo Wins". AzBilliards.com. Retrieved 2011-02-26. 
  5. ^ a b "2016 US Open Straight Pool Championship". SixPockets.de. Retrieved 2016-04-26. 
  6. ^ Capelle, Philip (May 2016). "Congratulations To Dennis Orcollo: 2016 U.S. Straight Pool Champion". Stroke Magazine. 
  7. ^ "Orcullo comes from the loss side to win 5th Annual Hard Times 10-Ball Open". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  8. ^ "5th Annual Hard Times 10-Ball Open". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  9. ^ "US Open One-Pocket Championship". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Jay Swanson Memorial 2014". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved February 16, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Orcollo successfully defends his Jay "Swanee" Swanson Memorial title". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved February 16, 2014. 
  12. ^ "DCC 2014 14.1 Challenge". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved January 29, 2014. 
  13. ^ "DCC 2014 Master of the Table". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Orcollo crowned Master of the Table in Derby City Classic". spin.ph. Retrieved February 3, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Dennis Orcollo bags 1st Master of the Table Crown". philboxing.com. Retrieved February 3, 2014. 
  16. ^ "DCC 2014 9B Banks Div". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Orcollo Wins Banks Division at Derby Day Five". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Orcollo beats Bustamante to win Derby City Classic Bank Pool title". ph.sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  19. ^ "World Cup of Pool 2013". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved September 22, 2013. 
  20. ^ "US Open One Pocket 2013". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  21. ^ "US BBox C'ship 2013 10-Ball". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved Mar 3, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Jay Swanson Memorial 2013". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  23. ^ "DCC 2013 10B Challenge". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved Feb 2, 2013. 
  24. ^ "China Open Men's Div. 2012". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved September 16, 2012. 
  25. ^ "Hard Times 10B 2012". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved May 6, 2012. 
  26. ^ "US Open 10-Ball 2012". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved May 19, 2012. 
  27. ^ "Predator Int'l 10B C'ship 2011". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved September 18, 2011. 
  28. ^ "World 8B C'ship 2011". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved February 26, 2011. 
  29. ^ "DCC 2011 9B Div". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved January 29, 2011. 
  30. ^ "BSCP National 9B C'ships". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  31. ^ "SMB Oktoberfest 9-Ball Open champion". balita.ph/. Retrieved November 26, 2010. 
  32. ^ "World Pool Masters 2010". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved May 16, 2010. 
  33. ^ "Predator Int'l 10B C'ship 2009". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved May 16, 2009. 
  34. ^ "Guinness Tour 2008 Stop 5". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved September 21, 2008. 
  35. ^ "Qatar World Open 9B Tournament". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved July 5, 2008. 
  36. ^ "BCA Open 2007". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved May 19, 2007. 
  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. 

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Preceded by
Karl Boyes
WPA World Eight-ball Champion
2011
Succeeded by
Chang Jung-lin