The 1999 World Pool Champion, Efren Reyes aka Bata (The Kid), set an exciting showdown with Wu Chia-ching, one of Taiwan’s billiards masters and 2005 World Pool Champion. Wu Chia-ching shocked defending champion Lee Vann Corteza at 11-6.
Other Filipino pool players who saw action but failed to progress at the 40th All Japan Championship include Warren Kiamco, who bowed to 2004 World Pool Championship runner-up Chang Pei-wei at 11-10; Francisco Django Bustamante, who suffered his second loss against Yang Ching-shun; and Ramil Bebeng Gallego, who succumbed to 1996 World Pool Champion Ralf Souquet, aka The Kaiser.
The quarter finals now bills Efren Bata Reyes, Wu Chia-ching, Chang Pei-wei, Ralf Souquet, 2001 World Pool Champion Mika Immonen, and
The best of luck to the Magician!
Magician Reaches Quarter Finals of JPBA
Corteza, Reyes Whips Foes
Three Filipinos Unscathed in All Japan Pool
On the hill (in Japanese)
Bata, Corteza, Kiamco Win Openers
Pics on the JPBA Men's Bracket
Pics on the JPBA Women's Bracket
JPBA Official Site
YouTube Videos on Billiards and JPBA
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