The Greatest Filipino Professional Billiard Players
Billiard is one game where several Filipinos have excelled. It is a sport where strength and height don’t matter much but a game where skill and abilities are of great importance. Team Philippines is one of the most dreaded and most powerful team in this sport. Let’s meet the six Filipino billiard greats.
Efren “Bata” Reyes
In the Philippines and in the billiard world the name Efren “Bata” Reyes is synonymous to the word “billiard”. Ask even a small kid and he knows the man. Efren Reyes which is popularly known as “The Magician” was born in1954 and hailed from Angeles City. He is a 2-time world champion. Reyes is considered to be one of the all-time greats in the games of 9 ball one-pocket. As a player in professional pool, Reyes has been known to have won a number of money-rich tournaments worldwide. This makes him one of the most profitable players around. To prove it, he topped AZ Billiards Money List 5 times; 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006. In 2006, he set a record by earning $646,000 in a single year. He is well-like and a crowd favorite because of his unbelievable shots, hence the nickname “The Magician”.