Filipinos off to good start in California 10-ball
FILIPINO billiard stars Efren “Bata” Reyes and Alex “The Lion” Pagulayan posted back-to-back victories each in the 2nd Annual Hard Times 10-ball in Bellflower, California on Saturday, May 7.
Reyes defeated Masashi Vemura of Japan, 9-3, and WPA World Junior Girls Champion Britanny Bryant, 9-2, of Canada while Pagulayan routed USA bets Lorry de Leon, 9-1, and Jenny Lee, 9-2.
Also staying in the winner’s bracket were Jose “Amang” Parica and Santos “The Saint” Sambajon.
Parica toppled Chris Wedekind of the USA, 9-3, of the USA and countryman Jun Almoite, 9-4, while Sambajon downed Nick Spano of Italy, 9-3.
Deomark Alpajora edged Damian Alishan of the USA, 9-8, of the USA but lost to Oscar Dominguez of Mexico, 9-5. Liberty Icao