Reyes, Amit rule World Mixed Doubles
THE Team Philippines of Efren Reyes and Rubilen Amit beat the Team USA of Johnny Archer and Jeanette Lee, 10-6, to rule the World Mixed Doubles and capture the $15,000 top prize late Friday (December 2) in Hangzhou, China.
The Filipinos earlier defeated Team China of Li He Wen and Chen Si Ming, 9-8.
A total of 16 teams from the around the world participated in the event composed of top international men and women players like current World 10-Ball Champion Kelly Fisher, Allisson Fisher, Mika Immonen, Thorsten Hohmann, Charlie Williams, Fu Xiao Fang, Lui Hai Tao Shanelle Loraine and many others.
By winning this event, the Puyat Sports stalwarts have successfully defended the crown they won two years ago during the inaugural staging of the event.
With this win, the former double world champion Reyes became the oldest player at the age of 56 to win an open international event.
“We hope our win will bring some cheers to our countrymen this Christmas Season. We offer our win today to our country,” said Reyes during the post-game interview. Liberty Icao