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Palace hails Carlo Biado for winning 2021 US Open Pool Championship

/ 02:43 PM September 19, 2021

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MANILA, Philippines —  Malacañang on Sunday hailed Carlo Biado for bringing “pride and honor” to the country by winning the 2021 US Open Pool Championship in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Biado’s win ended a 27 -year drought for the Philippines after Efren “Bata” Reyes’ victory at the prestigious 9-ball competition in 1994.

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“We congratulate Carlo Biado for bringing pride and honor to the country by winning the 2021 US Open Pool Championship in Atlantic City,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement

“Carlo is indeed a world-class billiards champion,” he added.

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According to Roque, President Rodrigo Duterte also awarded Biado a presidential citation when he won a gold medal in the 29th Southeast Asian Games in 2017.

This is Biado’s second major world title after his 2017 World Pool Championship win.

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