Friday, October 3, 2008

Who's Pulpol Now?

Ooops. A day after I blogged about her, Jasmin Ouschan got eliminated. And by an unfortunately-last-named Filipino, too! This is so rich.
Pulpul stuns female pool star
By Musong R. Castillo
Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines—About the only thing not going Demosthenes Pulpul’s way at the World Ten Ball Championship is how much people are trying to find negativism in his name.

But the unheralded Filipino has been nothing but a picture of brilliance—although he needed luck before toppling blonde bombshell Jasmine Ouschan to reach the last 32 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City Thursday night.

The 23-year-old from Cagayan de Oro City prevailed in a long, tense and error-filled battle with the curvy Austrian, the women’s world No. 1, needing one lucky break late in the 17th frame to pull off a 9-8 victory and send Ouschan off the television table crying.

Congratulations, Demosthenes "Plong-Plong" Pulpul. I'm almost sure the hometown crowd was cheering against you.

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