THERE is no truth to social media posts that Efren 'Bata' Reyes has passed away. No less than Reyes' daughter Chelo made the confirmation on Saturday morning, saying reports of his father's passing that spread on Facebook are 'fake news.' Chelo ...
12 hours ago
FILIPINO legends Efren 'Bata' Reyes and Francisco 'Django' Bustamante are also affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as major billiards tournaments have all been cancelled.Reyes and Bustamante said they will most likely resume participating in competitions next year as restrictions in ...
Dec 8, 2020
DO you remember the time when Efren 'Bata' Reyes' victory at the 1999 World 9-Ball Championship took the sport of billiards to unprecedented heights?Reyes' victory in the event held in Cardiff was definitely one of the most memorable moments ...
Aug 27, 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
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
EFREN 'Bata' Reyes struggled flipping and reading the pages of his speech at the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Awards on Friday night at The Manila Hotel, no thanks to his eyesight and his advanced age.But when the legend in Philippine sports ...
Mar 6, 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
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
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
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
BOCAUE, Bulacan - Eight Filipino sports legends made a sentimental trip down memory lane by participating in the 30th Southeast Asian Games opening ceremony on Saturday night.A huge crowd at the Philippine Arena broke into wild cheers as soon as they started ...
Dec 1, 2019
LEGENDS of Philippine sports have come together for a rare photo amid talk that they will have a major role to play in the opening ceremonies of the 30th Southeast Asian Games on Saturday at the Philippine Arena.A photo of Akiko ...
Nov 28, 2019
EFREN "Bata" Reyes is preparing for what is likely his last hurrah in the 30th Southeast Asian Games.The 65-year-old pool legend is part of the Philippine contigent in billiards where he will compete in the 3 cushion carom men&# ...
Nov 25, 2019
Most die-hard Pinoy comic book fans know that Bishop - a time-traveling, energy-absorbing mutant in the long-running comic book series X-Men - was originally supposed to be Filipino.His co-creator, comic book artist Whilce Portacio, revealed another quirk ...
Oct 20, 2019
IF you're a sports fan, you'd totally understand the headline-grabbing euphoria that made for one memorable Sunday after not just one but two Filipino athletes became a world champion one after the other in a span of ...
Oct 18, 2019
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 ...
Jun 4, 2018
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
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