Carlo Biado blanked Chinese Taipei’s Hsieh Chia Chen, 10-0, to barge into the semifinals of the US Open 9-Ball Championship Friday, Oct. 14, in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Carlo Biado is the last Filipino standing in the US Open 9-Ball Championship. (File photo from Carlo Biado’s Facebook page)

Biado, who seeks to retain his title, hardly broke a sweat in dispatching his Taiwanese foe to remain the last Filipino standing in the tournament after Lee Van Corteza and Roland Garcia bowed out in their Last 16 matches.

Corteza absorbed a 10-2 beating from United Kingdom’s Chris Melling while Garcia fell short on his bid with a 10-5 loss to Austria’s Max Lechner.

Biado, meanwhile, held his ground and bested Poland’s Konrad Juszczyszyn, 10-7, in the Last 16 before routing Chen in the quarters.

His victory against Chen set him up a Final Four matchup with Spaniard Francisco Sanchez Ruiz, who outhustled Greece’s Alex Kazakis, 10-8.

The other semis matchup pits Austrian Max Lechner and Taiwanese Ko Ping Chung.

Lechner trounced United Kingdom’s Chris Melling, 10-4, while Chung squeaked past Albania’s Eklent Kaci, 10-8.

Source: Manila Bulletin (