Dennis Orcollo

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Dennis Orcollo
Dennis Orcollo 2012b.jpg
Orcollo at the 2012 World 9-Ball Pool Championship
Born (1979-01-28) 28 January 1979 (age 43)
Bislig, Philippines
Sport country Philippines
Nickname"RoboCop", "The Money-Game King"
Professional2002
Tournament wins
World ChampionEight-ball (2011)

Dennis Orcollo (born January 28, 1979), is a Filipino professional pool player, nicknamed "RoboCop"[1] and has been called "The Money-Game King" throughout the Philippines and the United States.[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.[3]

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.[4]

In 2007, Orcollo reached the finals of the WPA World Eight-ball Championship only to be bested by countryman Ronato Alcano. He would again reach the finals of the same event in 2011, this time to win against Niels Feijen.[5]

In 2016, Orcollo defeated Shane Van Boening, 200–121 to win the CSI U.S. Open Straight Pool Championship,[6][7]

In 2020, Orcollo recorded a 120–119 victory against Shane Van Boening to be crowned The Money Game King in a three-day one-on-one 9-ball tournament held at Bill's Bar and Billiards in Oklahoma City.[8]

Orcollo was deported from the United States in January 2022 reportedly due to overstaying in the country. He is barred from going back to the United States for five years, consequentially making him unable to compete in US tournaments.[9]

Titles and achievements[edit]

  • 2022 Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame
  • 2021 Diamond Open One Pocket
  • 2021 Aramith/Simonis Pro Classic One Pocket
  • 2021 Midwest Open Banks Ring Game
  • 2021 Michael Montgomery Memorial One Pocket
  • 2021 Michael Montgomery Memorial 10-Ball
  • 2021 Southeastern Triple Crown 9-Ball
  • 2021 Southeastern Triple Crown Bank Pool
  • 2021 Iron City Open One Pocket
  • 2021 Iron City Open Open 9-Ball
  • 2021 Big Tyme Classic Open 9-Ball
  • 2021 Texas Open One-Pocket Championship
  • 2020 Pool & Billiard Magazine Player of the Year
  • 2020 Texas Open 10-Ball Championship
  • 2020 Texas Open 9-Ball Championship
  • 2020 Music City Classic
  • 2020 Derby City Classic Master of the Table
  • 2020 Derby City Classic Bank Pool
  • 2019 Southeast Asian Games Ten-ball Singles
  • 2019 Manny Pacquiao 10-Ball Championship
  • 2019 Houston Open 9-Ball
  • 2018 Houston Open 9-Ball
  • 2018 Freezer’s One Pocket Challenge
  • 2018 West Coast Challenge One Pocket
  • 2018 Junior Norris Memorial 10-Ball Shoot Out
  • 2017 Derby City Classic Master of the Table
  • 2017 Derby City Classic 9-Ball
  • 2017 Midwest Billiards Expo One Pocket
  • 2017 Buffalo's Pro One Pocket
  • 2016 CSI U.S. Open Straight Pool Championship[6]
  • 2016 Derby City Classic 14.1 Challenge
  • 2016 Andy Mercer Memorial 9-Ball
  • 2016 The Break Room Eight-ball Classic
  • 2016 West Coast Challenge 10-Ball
  • 2016 West Coast Challenge One Pocket
  • 2015 CSI U.S. Open Eight-ball Championship
  • 2015 Carom Room Fall Classic
  • 2015 Super Billiards Expo Players Championship
  • 2015 Tornado Open 10-Ball Championship

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matchroom staff writers (October 2, 2006). "World Pool League: Orcollo Takes The Glory". MatchroomSport.com. Matchroom Sport Ltd. Retrieved July 6, 2007.
  2. ^ Bernardino, Marlon (December 26, 2006). "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 July 6, 2007.
  3. ^ "The Rise and Fall of the Filipino Pool Craze - VICE". vice. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  4. ^ "Orcollo Takes World Pool League Title". AZ Billiards.com. Archived from the original on June 13, 2011. Retrieved August 14, 2008.
  5. ^ WPA Staff (February 26, 2011). "Orcullo Wins". AzBilliards.com. Archived from the original on March 2, 2011. Retrieved February 26, 2011.
  6. ^ a b "2016 US Open Straight Pool Championship". SixPockets.de. Retrieved April 26, 2016.
  7. ^ Capelle, Philip (May 2016). "Congratulations To Dennis Orcollo: 2016 U.S. Straight Pool Champion". Stroke Magazine.
  8. ^ Co, Chris. "Orcollo itinanghal na The Money Game King". Philstar.com. Retrieved November 2, 2020.
  9. ^ "Dennis Orcollo deported from US for overstaying: report". Sports Interactive Network Philippines. January 5, 2022. Retrieved January 23, 2022.
  10. ^ "Orcullo comes from the loss side to win 5th Annual Hard Times 10-Ball Open". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved July 14, 2014.
  11. ^ "5th Annual Hard Times 10-Ball Open". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
  12. ^ "US Open One-Pocket Championship". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved February 27, 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. ^ "Jay Swanson Memorial 2014". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved February 16, 2014.
  21. ^ "Orcollo successfully defends his Jay "Swanee" Swanson Memorial title". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved February 16, 2014.
  22. ^ "Jay Swanson Memorial 2013". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved February 24, 2013.
  23. ^ "World Cup of Pool 2013". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved September 22, 2013.
  24. ^ "US Open One Pocket 2013". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  25. ^ "US BBox C'ship 2013 10-Ball". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved March 3, 2013.
  26. ^ "US BBox C'ship 2013 10-Ball". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved March 3, 2013.
  27. ^ "DCC 2013 10B Challenge". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
  28. ^ "China Open Men's Div. 2012". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved September 16, 2012.
  29. ^ "Hard Times 10B 2012". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved May 6, 2012.
  30. ^ "US Open 10-Ball 2012". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved May 19, 2012.
  31. ^ "Predator Int'l 10B C'ship 2011". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved September 18, 2011.
  32. ^ "World 8B C'ship 2011". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved February 26, 2011.
  33. ^ "DCC 2011 9B Div". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved January 29, 2011.
  34. ^ "BSCP National 9B C'ships". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  35. ^ "SMB Oktoberfest 9-Ball Open champion". balita.ph/. Retrieved November 26, 2010.
  36. ^ "World Pool Masters 2010". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
  37. ^ "Predator Int'l 10B C'ship 2009". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved May 16, 2009.
  38. ^ "Guinness Tour 2008 Stop 5". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved September 21, 2008.
  39. ^ "Qatar World Open 9B Tournament". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved July 5, 2008.
  40. ^ "BCA Open 2007". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved May 19, 2007.
  41. ^ "Bill Staton Memorial". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved June 24, 2007.
  42. ^ "World Pool League 2006". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved October 1, 2006.
  43. ^ "USBT C'ship 2006 Men's 8B". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved March 5, 2006.
  44. ^ "Reno Open June 2006". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved June 11, 2006.
  45. ^ "HTB Jamboree 2006 9B Div". Azbilliards.com. Retrieved June 19, 2006.

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Preceded by WPA World Eight-ball Champion
2011
Succeeded by