Sunday, January 20, 2008

Efren Reyes: King of the Billiard Hotshots!

Efren Bata Reyes Image

Here is very rare find on Filipino pool player Efren Bata Reyes, aka The Magician! "Efren Reyes: The Making of a Filipino Pocket Billiards Champion," by Yen Makabenta, was published in the February 10, 1983 issue of the Observer - the Sunday magazine of the Times Journal. It is an interesting and enjoyable read! And I kid you not! Much thanks to my online buddy, Cardinal Syn, for this great find! Maraming salamat kabayan!


From the magazine article:

"In the sometimes shadowy and long disorganized world of Philippine pocket billiards, finally an official champion is finally crowned and perhaps now the sport can develop and even prosper," Yen Makabenta. Yen Makabenta is now the President and Chairman of Raya Sports & Events, the Philippine organizing group of the 2007 World Pool Championship in Manila.


Efren Bata Reyes Graphic


Efren Reyes Image


Efren Reyes Graphic


Efren Bata Reyes Image


Efren Bata Reyes Graphic


Efren Bata Reyes Image


Efren Bata Reyes Image
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6 comments:

Meru Artama said...

Nice Blog and i like it...

THE ANiTOKiD said...

Much thanks for the kind words, my friend!

All the best!

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Lester Cavestany said...

He is truly a world champion! sana nga kasama na sa olympics ang billiards para magka-ginto naman tayo. Yari kay Efren at mga pinoy pool sharks ang mga kalaban nila.

THE ANiTOKiD said...

Filipino pool players will indeed shine, kabayan! And I kid you not!

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Anonymous said...

Nice rare archives..
Memories of 80's..

-nuci-

THE ANiTOKiD said...

Hi Nuci!

Indeed, they are rare! Hope everyone is doing well!

All the best!

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