Monday, November 26, 2007

Efren Bata Reyes in 40th All Japan Championship Quarter Finals!

Japan Professional Pocket-Billiard Association GraphicEfren Bata Reyes GraphicFilipino pool player Efren Bata Reyes, aka The Magician, annihilated Paul Potier of Canada with a 11-1 score to advance to the quarterfinals of the 40th All Japan Championship in Amagasaki-shi, Hyogo prefecture, Japan.

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.

Japan Professional Pocket-Billiard Association Image

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 Japan’s T. Kuribayashi, H. Hijakata and M. Tanaka. It promises to be one exhilarating showdown! And I kid you not!

The best of luck to the Magician!


Champion: JPY2,000,000

2nd: JPY1,000,000

3rd-4th: JPY500,000

5th-8th: JPY250,000

9th-16th: JPY125,000

17th-32nd: JPY60,000


Fatboy said...

[azbilliards] - man i hope he wins


kaduku said...

[azbilliards] - Thanks for the update AnitoKid and for kidding us not!


housecue said...

[azbilliards] - ...Wu Chia Ching defeated Efren Reyes 11-6 in quarter final, and defeated T. Kuribayashi of Japan, 11-3 in the finals to win it.


Chesscat said...

[azbilliards] - I saw that Efren did real well and was paid 25,000 yen. Is that $2,500 US dollars or a little less? What were the payouts in dollars?


Johnnyt said...

[azbilliards] - ...Pay outs [were] in US$...

Tokyo-dave said...

[azbilliards] - 25,000 yen comes out to roughly $227 US dollars. I sure hope that Reyes got more than that!!!


AnitoKid said...

[azbilliards] - I think it was about JPY250,000 or around $2000....

pooltchr said...

[insidepool] - Reyes is always a threat to win any event he enters. In my opinion, he is the greatest player out there.
Thanks for the link.



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