The Philippine billiards team launches its medal quest in the 30th Southeast Asian Games on Tuesday at the Manila Hotel Tent.
The host team’s men’s 9-ball pool doubles squad of Carlo Biado and Johannes Chua plunges into action at 10 a.m. followed by the men’s snooker doubles, men’s 1-cushion carom and women’s 10-ball pool singles.
Legendary Efren “Bata” Reyes competes in the men’s 1-cushion carom, out to surpass his bronze medal finishes in the 2011 Palembang, 2013 Myanmar and 2015 Singapore Games.
Ten ball makes its return since the 2013 Myanmar Games.
The Philippines is represented by Basil Hasan Al Shajjar, Rubilen Amit, Floriza Andal, Alvin Barbero, Chezka Centeno, Francisco Dela Cruz, Benjamin Guevarra Jr., Jeffrey Ignacio, Michael Angelo Mengorio, Dennis Orcollo, Iris Rañola, Jeffrey Roda and Luis Saberdo.
The Filipinos are out to improve on their two gold, one silver, two bronze medal finish in the 2017 Kuala Lumpur Games.