‘Bata’ still top Pinoy in AZBilliards list, two others in top 10
He may not be as rich as his compatriots in terms of winnings this year but Efren “Bata” Reyes has proven that he is still king Pinoy cue master as far as AZBilliards.com rankings are concerned.
Reyes, also dubbed as “The Magician”, remained in sixth place in the weekly standings that saw Shane Van Boening jumping a notch at number one. Reyes has so far earned $ 5,500 in international tournaments, with the last one being the Qatar International Open in July.
Bustamante, meanwhile, trailed Reyes closely at seventh, dropping three notches from last week’s rankings. His last tournament was the US 9-Ball Championships in Chesapeake, Virginia, where he finished ninth earlier this month.
Orcollo, on the other hand, shed four places to finish the week at No. 9. He landed third in the US 9-Ball Open after finishing first in the Guangzhou, China leg of the Guinness 9-Ball Tour in September.
In terms of earnings, Orcollo came first with $91,400, so far, followed by Francisco Bustamante with $80,903.
Another Filipino champ, Alex “The Lion” Pagulayan, fell short of a slot as he landed 11th for the week. He has so far earned $61,203.
Jose “Amang” Parica, meanwhile, jumped 12steps after last week’s 51st placing. His 2008 winnings are now pegged at $20,190, with the latest addition coming from the US Open 9-Ball where he shared ninth place with Bustamante.
Ronnie “The Volcano” Alcano, on the other hand, was at the bottom of the 50-man list as he dropped 21places from last week’s 29th spot. He now has $41,200 in winnings after adding $20,000 as first runner-up prize in the US 9-Ball Open.-abs-cbnNEWS.com