Reyes, Corteza joins Thai Open
MULTI-TITLED pool wizards Efren “Bata” Reyes and Lee Vann “The Slayer” Corteza try to regain their winning ways as they play in the 2010 Pattaya 9 Ball Invitational Pool Competition starting today at the Royal Garden Plaza in Pattaya, Thailand.
According to sportsman/ businessman Jonathan Sy of Negros Billiards Stable (NBS), the duo received sponsors invitation rom Captain Prajit Phichaisornlatat, Chairman of the organizing Q Sport Bangkok Association.
“Naimbitahan sina Champ (Efren Reyes) at Van-Van (Lee Vann Corteza) na maglaro sa main draw ng Pattaya 9-Ball mula sa imbitasyon ng organizing committee,” said Sy.
The two Filipino icons played but fell short in the recently concluded China Open in Shanghai.
“Sana makabawi kami dito,” said the 31-year-old Corteza.
Before departing to China, Reyes and Corteza, dominated the 10th Annual Predator International 10-Ball Championship and Predator Sweet 16, respectively.
Other notable players to play in Pattaya 9-Ball meet are 2008 World Ten Ball Champion Darren “The Dynamite” Appleton of Great Britain, Bobby Lee Chenman of Hongkong, Takashi Uraoka, Taguchi Kenji and Tomoo Takano of Japan, Chan Keng Kwang of Singapore, Lui Hui Chan, Fu Che Wei, Liu Chien Cheih, Wong Kuo Ping and Chang Yu Long of Chinese-Taipei, and Nitiwat Kanjanasri of Thailand.