KUALA LUMPUR - Efren 'Bata' Reyes hurdled his first match in English billiards singles but Dennis Orcollo and Warren Kiamco made an early exit in the men's 9-ball doubles in the Southeast Asian Games at the Kuala Lumpur ...
Aug 23, 2017
LOCAL pool officials turned to legends Efren "Bata" Reyes as they try to boost the morale of rising star Cheska Centeno ahead of the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur.The 18-year old pool player from Zamboanga City suffered a heartbreaking ...
Aug 13, 2017
FRANCISCO 'Django' Bustamante is one of the legends of billiards, having put the Philippines on the world pool map with his glowing exploits overseas with good friend Efren 'Bata' Reyes.On the way to carving a niche as ...
Jul 28, 2017
EFREN "Bata" Reyes will compete for flag and country once again in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games but his close friend and fellow pool legend Francisco "Django" Bustamante missed out.Reyes is part of the 11-member billiards and snooker team for ...
Jun 19, 2017
EFREN 'Bata' Reyes has mezmerized billiards fans all over the world with his one-of-a-kind skills that earned him the well-deserved moniker 'The Magician.'But the man regarded as one of the best pool players of all ...
Mar 26, 2017
Just last May, Reyes and Bustamante played against each other in an exhibition match inside the Maximum Security Penitentiary of the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City, entertaining inmates with their shot-making skills before playing a doubles match with a lucky ...
Jan 20, 2017
DESPITE his deteriorating eyesight, Efren 'Bata' Reyes continues to defy logic with his shot-making skills and father time with his stubbornness against wearing glasses while playing billiards.During an outreach program at the New Bilibid Prisons in Muntinlupa City over the ...
Apr 25, 2016
BILLIARDS was once derisively described as 'laro ng mga tambay.'Well, Efren 'Bata'Reyes and Francisco 'Django' Bustamante, the two men mainly responsible for elevating billiards into a sport, continue to be a hero of the ...
Apr 24, 2016
A VIDEO of an 11-year-old player winning a rack over Efren 'Bata' Reyes has been making the rounds on Facebook.Israel Rota, a Filipino billiards player based in Qatar, posted on Facebook a 10-ball match between what looks to ...
Mar 2, 2016
TEAM West defeated the Efren 'Bata' Reyes and Francisco 'Django' Bustamante-led Team Asia, 67-66, after the Kings' Cup on Sunday at the Resorts World Manila.Mika Immonen, Albin Ouschan, and Darren Appleton beat Bustamante, Ko Pin Yi, and Ko Ping ...
Nov 25, 2015
POOL legends Efren 'Bata' Reyes and Francisco 'Django' Bustamante team up to lead Asia in its showdown against Europe/USA in the Kings Cup set to start on Friday at Resorts World Manila.Reyes, team captain of Team Asia, and Bustamante will ...
Nov 18, 2015
EFREN "Bata" Reyes and Francisco "Django" Bustamante will not compete in the 2015 World Pool-Billiards Association (WPA) World 9-Ball Championship in Doha.Eight Filipinos led by Southeast Asian Games gold medalists Dennis Orcollo, Carlo Biado, and Warren Kiamco made it ...
Sep 7, 2015
EFREN 'Bata' Reyes will be the team captain of Team Asia when it competes against Team Europe/USA in the first-ever Kings Cup to be held November 19 to 21 at the Resorts World Manila.Other members of Team Asia and ...
Sep 7, 2015
AWAY from the prying eyes of the public, two global icons from the world of sports square off in a game few fans expect them to play.But there they were, boxing hero Manny Pacquiao and pool legend Efren 'Bata' Reyes sitting ...
Jul 29, 2015
SINGAPORE - Not just one but two true 'bata' are part of the Philippine billiards and snooker team to the 28th Southeast Asian Games.Chezka Centeno and Jefrey Roda are the youngest members of the national team in the biennial meet at age ...
Jun 4, 2015
FORMER world champions Efren 'Bata' Reyes, Dennis Orcollo, and Rubilen Amit banner the Philippine billiards and snooker team to the 2015 Southeast Asian Games in Singapore.Reyes and Orcollo are part of the 10 players who consist the men's team as ...
Apr 16, 2015
ALYSSA Valdez was named as the country's flag bearer for the coming Southeast Asian Games in Singapore.The volleyball superstar from Ateneo will lead the 578-strong Philippine delegation during the traditional march past of nations in the opening ceremony of ...
Apr 16, 2015
GENERAL SANTOS CITY - Efren 'Bata' Reyes defied Father Time after edging out Demosthenes Pulpul in the finals, 11-10, to win the MP (Manny Pacquiao) Cup Philippine Open 10-Ball tilt Friday night at the SM City mall here.The legendary pool ...
Dec 13, 2014
MANNY Pacquiao blew a one-rack lead on the hill before bowing to American John Plunkett, 9-8, on Monday at the start of the Philippine Open 10-Ball Championship in General Santos City.The Filipino boxing star went down against the ...
Dec 8, 2014
JOSE 'Amang' Parica has been enshrined in the Billiards Congress of America (BCA) Hall of Fame, becoming the third Filipino to make the list of legends in the sport.Parica, widely regarded as one of the first Filipino pool artists to break ...
Aug 7, 2014
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