Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes defeats Dennis Hatch to rule The Break Room 8-ball classic
Efren 'Bata' Reyes completes an unbeaten run to the title. Jerome Ascano

EFREN ‘Bata’ Reyes ruled The Break Room 8-Ball Classic in Duluth, Minnesota, beating Dennis Hatch of the US, 15-13, in the final on Sunday (Monday Manila time).

Reyes bagged US$8,000 (around P420,000) in the third edition of the competition that drew 16 players.

In the semifinals, Reyes edged Alex Pagulayan, 15-11.

Reyes, a former world 8-ball champion, didn’t drop a match on his way to the championship, beating Danny Olson, 15-1, in the first match before beatin Vince Chambers, 15-13, to clinch a semifinal berth.

Hatch, a Mosconi Cup veteran, beat reigning champion Corey Deuel, 15-11. He made it to championship via the loser’s bracket, beating Jason Klatt, 15-11.

Dennis Orcollo won the inaugural tournament in 2016.

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