Filipino legends Efren “Bata” Reyes and Francisco “Django” Bustamante and the Germany tandem of Thorsten Hohmann and Ralf Souquet whipped separate rivals to set up a last eight duel at The Block at SM North.
Slowly regaining their ruthless form, Reyes and Bustamante dumped India’s Raj Hundal and Amar Kang, 8-5, Wednesday night, before Souquet and Hohmann joined them in the next round by overwhelming Malaysia’s Ibrahim Bin Amir and Patrick Ooi, 8-3, Friday.
Unseeded Koreans Lee Gun-jae and Hwang Yong continued their stirring run, after bundling out the ninth-ranked Japanese pair of Yukio Akagariyama and Lo Li-wen, 8-6, for a place in the quarterfinals in the event that stakes a champions’ purse of $60,000.
With the victory, the Koreans arranged a duel with Sweden’s Marcus Chamat and Thomas Mehtala, who ousted Switzerland’s Dimitri Jungo and Ronni Regli, 8-6. Read Full Story...