REYES WINS US OPEN ONE POCKET CHAMPIONSHIP
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
Tue, 17 May 2011
Efren “Bata” Reyes conjured up some old fashioned magic to win the US Open One Pocket Championships at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The 56 year old Reyes’ smashing 5-2 win over Christopher Gentile in the finals made up for the failure of a Filipino to enter the finals of the World 10-Ball Championships in Manila which was won by Huidji See of the Netherlands who beat Fu Jianco of China in the finals 11-8.
Fu had earlier beaten giant-killer Carlo Biado of the Philippines in the semi finals.
Reyes earned $8,000 for his winning effort while Alex “The Lion” Pagulayan finished fourth.
The One Pocket event was a double elimination format and featured what AZ Billiards said was a “mox of some of the best of the old school and some of the strongest of the new breed of one pocket aficionados.” Aside from Reyes and Pagulayan the field included veteran Jose “Amang” Parica, Corey Deuel, S ylver Ochoa, Brandon S huff, Scott Frost and banks king John Brumbeck.
Billiards Hall of Fame aware Francisco “Django” Bustamante who is ranked No. 2 by the World Pool Association was unable to participate because of a reported delay in securing his US visa.
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