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Efren 'Bata' Reyes would have wanted to play in Olympics

Mar 14, 2020 - 4:12 PM

Filipino icon Efren 'Bata' Reyes says billiards could deliver the Philippines the elusive Olympic gold medal

LEGEND. Efren "Bata" Reyes says he had a good chance of capturing an Olympic gold medal when he was still at the top of his game. File photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler


Efren 'Bata' Reyes tells PH athletes: Have discipline, stay humble

Mar 07, 2020 - 3:22 PM

At 65 years old, Efren 'Bata' Reyes does not see himself stopping as long as the country needs his services

HONORED. Efren "Bata" Reyes receives the Lifetime Achievement Award from the PSA. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


SEA Games gold still eludes Efren 'Bata' Reyes

Dec 06, 2019 - 10:19 PM

Billiards legend Efren 'Bata' Reyes falls short yet again of his bid to add a SEA Games gold to his exceptional medal collection

Philippines' Efren "Bata" Reyes competes in the 30th SEA Games 1-cushion carom semi-finals at the Manila Tent Hotel on December 6, 2019. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Efren 'Bata' Reyes pulls off effortless win; PH teams yield in semis

Dec 05, 2019 - 10:37 AM

The legendary Efren 'Bata' Reyes shows yet again why he's one of the greatest athletes to ever wield a cue stick

COMPOSED. Efren 'Bata' Reyes says he doesn't feel nervous playing carom billiards. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Seeking first SEA Games gold, Efren 'Bata' Reyes plays in unique pool event

Dec 04, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Arguably the greatest pool player of all time, Efren 'Bata' Reyes aims to add that elusive SEA Games gold medal to his collection

SWAN SONG. Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes represents the Philippines in what could be his last SEA Games. File photo by Sajjad Hussain/AFP


All-star PH billiards team targets at least 4 golds in SEA Games 2019

Dec 03, 2019 - 12:43 AM

Efren 'Bata' Reyes, Dennis Orcollo, Carlo Biado, and Rubilen Amit banner the Philippines' star-studded billiards lineup

OLD BUT GOLD. Efren "Bata" Reyes will see action in three-cushion carom in what is likely his last SEA Games hurrah. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


Trip down memory lane as Filipino icons grace SEA Games 2019 opening

Nov 30, 2019 - 10:09 PM

Eight Filipino sporting legends gather for one night and take centerstage in a memorable SEA Games spectacle

LEGENDS ONLY. Filipino icons (from left, clockwise) Lydia de Vega, Akiko Thomson, Eric Buhain, Alvin Patrimonio, Bong Coo, Efren 'Bata' Reyes, Onyok Velasco, and Paeng Nepomuceno serve as flagbearers in the Southeast Asian Games opening ceremonies. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Efren 'Bata' Reyes admits English billiards not PH's strength after loss to Vietnam

Aug 22, 2017 - 3:03 PM

He and Francisco Dela Cruz are swept by Vietnam in English billiards doubles an event that Reyes admits he rarely plays

ENGLISH BILLIARDS. Efren 'Bata' Reyes and Francisco Dela Cruz drop their first SEA Games competition in English billiards doubles. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Efren Reyes: The Lion In Winter

Aug 03, 2017 - 10:56 AM

The Magician isn t retiring yet but admits he can t do what he once did with a cue ball

AGING LEGEND. Efren Reyes, who will represent the Philippines at this month's SEA Games, bemoans the decline in popularity of billiards in the country. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

'Bata' Reyes shows why he is still the man to beat

Dec 13, 2014 - 12:45 PM

At age 60 Efren Bata Reyes showed he is still among the world s best by winning the 2nd Manny Pacquiao International 10 Ball tournament

ON TARGET. Billiards legend Efren 'Bata' Reyes lines up his shot in GenSan. Photo by Edwin Espejo

Reyes, Immonen win, Pacquiao falls in opening day billiard tilt

Dec 09, 2014 - 9:01 PM

Efren Bata Reyes advances to next round while Manny Pacquiao loses early on his own 10 ball tournament

Efren "Bata" Reyes gets ready to break at the 2nd Manny Pacquiao International 10-ball Championship. Photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

Introducing billiards standout Raymund Faraon

Nov 29, 2014 - 2:02 AM

Camarines Sur native Raymund Faraon made his mark on the billiards world by winning the All Japan Championship Now his sights are on becoming the world number one

IN CUE. Raymund Faraon of Camarines Sur is the latest in a long line of Filipino billiards champions. Photo from Faraon's Facebook