The Son of Pool managed to force a tie at 4-4. However, a scratch in the 9th rack allowed the Slayer to bag the 9th rack. Corteza managed to squeeze in a comfortable three game lead at 7-4 – and never looked back. Final score: 9-6.
According to Corteza, "I got a lot of breaks. Luck played a huge part in my win tonight. From experience, Yang is a very tough opponent and winning over him is no easy task. Every time one plays Yang, you can rest assured that it will be an uphill climb all the way.”
Corteza plays for the Negros Billiards Stable and JSY Sports. Sponsors include Energen, Kopiko, Hustlin USA, and Diveney Cues.
For those not in the know, the Philippine Bigtime Billiards Face-Off Series continues next week, December 10, 2011. Yang will be pitted against one of world’s deadliest players – Dennis Orcollo, aka The Robocop! Yes, you’ve read right, everyone! It’s going to be the Son of Pool vs. Asia’s Money Game King/2011 WPA Pool Player of the Year! I will not miss this! And I kid you not!