LEE Vann Corteza of Davao City stayed alive by crushing Mohanna Obaidly of Qatar, 9-3, in the losers' bracket to enter the knockout round-of-64 in the ongoing 2010 World Pool Championships at the Qatar Billiards and Snooker Federation Hall in Doha, Qatar Friday.

Corteza, the recently crowned US Open 10 Ball champion, was set to trade skills against another veteran internationalist Tony Drago of Malta as of Saturday.

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Efren "Bata" Reyes also advanced through losers' bracket by eliminating Ihab Hassan of Egypt, 9-0, while Antonio Gabica demolished Corey Deuel of the United States, 9-3, and Jeffrey de Luna ousted Khalid Almutari of Kuwait, 9-3.

The others who earlier booked tickets to the Last 64 were Dennis Orcullo, Ronato Alcano, Antonio Lining, Venancio Tanio, Allan Cuartero, Francisco Felisilda, Raymund Faraon, Oliver Medenilla, Israel Rota, Venancio Tanio, Marlon Manalo and Joven Alba.

The rest of the Filipino pairings for the Last 64: De Luna versus Chang Jung Lin, Felicilda vs Bashar Hussain, Faron vs Artem Koshovoj, Manalo vs Lu Hui Chan, Alba vs Shane Van Boening, Bustamante vs Oliver Ortmann, Gabica vs Craig Osbome, Medenilla vs Yukio Akakariyama, Lining vs Lee Poh Soon, Reyes vs Johney Archer, Orcollo vs Bruno Muratore, Tanio vs Ralf Souquet, Cuartero vs Nick Van Den Berg and Alcano vs Muhammad Zulfikri. (MLSA)