The Filipino, however, put on a class act and literally mastered the break shot
, always getting a ball or two down and leaving a shot on the one ball en route to an 11-6 victory.
Play begins with one player's break shot. If a ball is sunk on the break shot, then the breaking player keeps his or her turn, and must shoot again.
The break shot is not generated in this same manner, but is precomputed in an extensive offline search and is always the same.
The match was marred by controversy as Archer was called for a foul by referee Michaela Tabb after feathering the cue ball while making his break shot