BATA, DJANGO FACE TOUGH COMPETITION IN INT'L 10-BALL CUP
By Marlon Bernardino
Thu, 01 Mar 2012
MANILA, Philippines -- FILIPINO pool masters Efren ?Bata? Reyes and Francisco ?Django? Bustamante are expecting a rough sailing in the upcoming International 10-Ball Cup dubbed as Mayor Antonio Calixto 10-Ball Cup where they will be meeting a tough line of competitors set on April 26 to 29 at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.
?It will be a very tough match against the top Asian players (Chinese-Taipei, China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam). Not to be outdone are players from Europe and America,? said the 57-year-old Angeles City pride Reyes, the first Asian to be inducted to the Billiards Hall of Fame.
Fellow Puyat Sports stablemate Bustamante agreed with his long-time buddy.
?We are expecting tough matches but we will try our best for flag and country,? said the 48-year-old Tarlac City ace Bustamante.
According to tournament organizer Edgar "Malabon" Acaba, the event bankrolled by Pasay City Mayor Antonio Calixto offers a prize fund of $60,000. First prize is $30,000. Prizes will be given up to 24th place. "Prizes will be given right after the finals," he added.
Other Filipinos joining the competition are Alex Pagulayan, Dennis Orcollo, Ronato Alcano, Lee Vann Corteza, Carlo Biado, Roberto Gomez, Jeffrey de Luna, Marlon Manalo, Ramil Gallego, Antonio Lining, Rodolfo Luat, Warren Kiamco, Allan Cuartero, Jundel Mazon, Arman Cagol, Ramon Mistica, Renemar David, Jonas Magpantay and Rodrigo Geronimo.
For inquiry, please contact tournament organizer Edgar "Malabon" Acaba at mobile no: +63922-851-9981, +63927-858-2469, tel.no. (02) 404-7073 or Joel Calazado at +63933-507-7259 for complete details.
Other notable cue masters who signified their intention to play are Darren Appleton of Great Britain, Thorsten Hohmann of Germany, Shane Van Boening of the United States and John Mora of Canada.
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