Efren Reyes

Efren "Bata" Reyes

Efren Reyes

By InsidePOOL Staff

Efren ReyesEfren Reyes – Philippines

Age -    52

Based -   Angeles City, Philippines

Nickname -  ‘Bata’ and ‘The Magician’

Hobbies -  Chess, movies

Years Playing -  Started playing for money in 1984

Efren Reyes' Achievements - 1999 World Pool Champion, 1994 US Open Champion, World Pool League Champion 2001 & 2002, winner 2003 Mid-Atlantic Championship, winner San Miguel Asian 9-Ball Tour Championship, Manila, 2003 Las Vegas 9-Ball Open Champion.

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Efren Reyes on the cover of Inside POOL Magazine...againEfren Reyes is something of a living legend in his home country of the Philippines where he is o­ne of their highest profile sportsmen. His 1999 World Championship victory live o­n TV, elevated pool into the major league and saw Efren Reyes become a national celebrity, starring in TV adverts for San Miguel Beer and McDonalds among others.  Efren Reyes is the 2002 International Challenge of Champions winner, the 2003 Mid-Atlantic 9-Ball Open Champion, the 1999 World 9-Ball Champion, and was the 1999 Player of the Year.  He was also inducted into the Billiard Congress of America's Hall of Fame in 2003.  Efren Reyes began playing billiards in 1974 and currently resides in Manila, Philippines.  Now 49 years-old, Efren Reyes' talent shows no signs of abating. Although some say he is not the player he o­nce was, he is still o­ne of the top players in the world and is a regular tournament winner in the highest class. A big win in 2004 of $50,000 in the USA showed that when there is big money o­n the table, Reyes comes into his own. Despite his success, Efren Reyes remains as modest as ever and is a highly popular figure among his fellow professionals.

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List of Efren Reyes Titles:

2005 IPT King of the Hill Champion

2005 Derby City Classic o­ne Pocket

2005 Derby City Classic 9-Ball

2005 Derby City Classic Master Of The Table

2004 Derby City Classic Overall Champion Bonus

2004 Derby City Classic o­ne Pocket Division

2004 San Miguel Asian 9-Ball Tour Stop 1

2004 San Miguel Asian 9-Ball Tour Stop 2

2004 San Miguel Asian 9-Ball Tour Stop 3

2004 o­n Cue 3: Continental Conquest

2004 World 8-Ball Championships

2003 San Miguel Asian 9-Ball Tour Stop 2

2003 Las Vegas 9-Ball Open

2003 World Classic Billiards Tournament

2003 Mid Atlantic 9-Ball Championships

2002 Challenge of Champions

2002 Shooters Labor Day Weekend Open 9-Ball Champion

2002 Cafe Puro Challenge of the Masters Champion

2002 World Pool League Champion

2001 Tokyo 9-Ball Champion

2001 World Pool League Champion

2001 Masters 9-Ball Championships

2001 Color of Money II Winner

2001 Supreme Masters of Billiards

2000 U.S. Open o­ne-Pocket Championship

2000 Camel Pro 8-Ball Championship

2000 Pennsylvania State 9-Ball Championship

2000 USA Billiards Challenger Event

1999 ESPN Ultimate 9-Ball Challenge

1999 Victor Chandler World Pool Championship

1999 Derby City Classic - o­ne Pocket Championship

1999 Sands Regency Open 29 9-Ball Championship

1999 All Japan Championship (Japan Open)

1998 World 8-Ball Championship

1998 South Jersey 10-Ball Championship

1996 Sands Regency Open 9-Ball Championship

1996 The Color of Money 9-Ball Champion (Reyes vs Strickland)

1996 PBT World 8-Ball Championship

1996 Legends 9-Ball Championship

1996 Florida Flare Up III 9-Ball Championship

1996 Western Open 9-Ball Championship

1995 Maine Event 14.1 Championships

1995 Sands Regency Open 21 9-Ball Championship

1995 PBT World 8 Ball Championship

1995 Pro Tour Championship 9-Ball

1995 Player of the Year

1994 U.S. Open 9-Ball Championship

1993 World Team Championship (Team Philippines)

1992 International 8-Ball Classic

1992 World 9-Ball Open (Tokyo)

1990 World Cup (Taipei)

1988 McDermott Masters

1987 SEA Games Gold Medalist (snooker)

1986 Sands Regency 9-Ball Championship

1985 Sands Regency 9-Ball Championship

1985 Houston Red's Open (under assumed name "Cezar Morales")

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