It is an amazing thing that the man, Dennis Orcollo, who for a big part of his life was a fisherman in a distant part of the Philippines, has recently became the World Pool and Billiard Association(WPA) 2011 Player of the Year.
The Philippines has scored a total of 2570 points in 8 WPA ranking during all the year and that’s what gave him leading in world rankings. The second place fell to Yukio Akagariyama from Japan who won the World 9-ball Championship in Qatar in June and collected 2382 pts. Darren Appleton from UK took the third place with 2256 pts. The Philippines Ronnie Alcano, with 2063 pts, finished in fourth position.
After he had heard that was chosen the 2011 WPA Player of the Year, Denis Orcollo was satisfied and said “That’s very good news (…) I’m very happy and it’s a big honor for the Philippines. Hopefully I can continue to play my best in 2012.”