RUBILEN Amit is grateful to have a father who supported her desire to become a billiards player.Not many parents would encourage their children to take up a sport with a seedy reputation, and Amit is very glad to have a father ...
Jun 21, 2020
MORE than their world-class talent, Rubilen Amit said it is the humility as well as competitiveness of Philippine billiards legend Efren 'Bata' Reyes and Francisco 'Django' Bustamante that make them a cut above the rest.During a recent episode of the ...
Jun 19, 2020
HAD the chance to ask Efren 'Bata' Reyes, Jr. that question back when he was still very active in the world pool circuit in the early 2000s, as he sat outside a hotel in downtown Taipei waiting for the ride ...
May 10, 2020
BILLIARDS icon Efren 'Bata' Reyes urged all athletes to work hard and stay humble when success comes their way in their chosen field.In his speech during the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Awards where he was the guest of honor, Reyes said ...
Mar 7, 2020
THE magic may have waned, but the legend lives on.Efren 'Bata Reyes remains one of the top draws in Philippine sports even at the age of 65 as shown in the recent 30th Southeast Asian Games.The iconic pool player with ...
Jan 26, 2020
JOHANN Chua beat Liu Ri Teng of Chinese Taipei, 9-3, on Saturday to become the only Filipino to win a match on the first day of the 2019 World 9-Ball Championship in Doha, Qatar.Chua's win in Group 7 ...
Dec 14, 2019
FRANCISO 'Django' Bustamante was in an unusual place when billiards fans saw him during the 30th Southeast Asian Games.He still brings with him his cue stick during the SEA Games. But instead of playing in the billiards table, Bustamante was perched ...
Dec 11, 2019
DENNIS Orcollo nipped Do The Kien of Vietnam, 9-8, on Monday to win the men's 10-ball singles gold medal in the 30th Southeast Asian Games at the Manila Hotel Tent.Orcollo won the nail-biting match to come up ...
Dec 9, 2019
RUBILEN Amit finally beat Chezka Centeno in a Southeast Asian Games billiards competition, winning over her compatriot, 7-3, in the 9-ball finale on Sunday at the Manila Hotel Tent.Amit ended her losing spell against Centeno in the SEA Games ...
Dec 8, 2019
EFREN 'Bata' Reyes said he remains undecided on whether he will retire or not after falling short in his bid for gold in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.The 65-year-old Reyes lost to Dinh Hai Ngo of Vietnam, 100-14, ...
Dec 8, 2019
CHEZKA Centeno once again got the victory at the expense of Rubilen Amit in Southeast Asian Games billiards by ruling the women's 10-ball singles, 7-3, on Saturday at the Manila Hotel Tent.Centeno's offensive game was near perfect, ...
Dec 7, 2019
CHEZKA Centeno and Rubilen Amit arranged an all-Filipina final in the women's 9-ball singles on Friday in the 30th Southeast Asian Games billiards competition.Centeno won over Aye Mi Aung of Myanmar, 7-4, while Amit, the former world ...
Dec 6, 2019
DINH Hai Ngo of Vietnam was all business when he faced Efren 'Bata' Reyes of the Philippines in the semifinals of the 30th Southeast Asian Games one-cushion carom event at the Manila Hotel Tent.After wrapping up a lopsided victory, though, ...
Dec 6, 2019
EFREN 'Bata' Reyes bowed out of the one-carom cushion semifinals when he lost to Dinh Hai Ngo of Vietnam, 100-14, on Friday in the 30th Southeast Asian Games at the Manila Tent Hall.Reyes never got his rhythm in the ...
Dec 6, 2019
EFREN 'Bata' Reyes sees a difficult path to the gold medal in the one-cushion carom event of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games billiards competition.Reyes, 65, easily dispatched Thongchai Punyawee of Thailand, 100-37, in their quarterfinal to assure himself of ...
Dec 4, 2019
EFREN 'Bata' Reyes is assured of a medal in the 30th Southeast Asian Games after beating Thongchai Punyawee of Thailand, 100-37, in the one-cushion carom on Wednesday at the Manila Hotel Tent.Reyes advanced to the semifinals with ...
Dec 4, 2019
THE Philippines moved closer to an all-Filipino final in the 9-ball doubles after the two teams hurdled their quarterfinal assignments on Tuesday night at the Manila Hotel Tent.Jeffrey Ignacio and Warren Kiamco nipped M. Murni Ahmad Taufiq and Abu ...
Dec 4, 2019
CARLO Biado and Johann Chua beat Kok Jken Yung and Muhamad Yakup Muhammad Almie, 9-2, on Tuesday in the men's 9-ball doubles at the start of the 30th Southeast Asian Games billiards competition at the Manila Hotel Tent.Biado ...
Dec 3, 2019
MAGICIANS never tell their secrets.But Efren Reyes is not just any magician and he isn't selfish with knowledge, especially to the next generation of Filipino billiards players who he guides in his role as playing-coach for the Philippine ...
Dec 3, 2019
CARLO Biado begins his gold medal bid in the 30th Southeast Asian Games when he sees action in the men's 9-ball doubles on Tuesday at the Manila Hotel Tent.Biado will be teaming up with Johann Chua in the pre- ...
Dec 2, 2019
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