Ynares 10-ball: Reyes clashes with Arpilleda tomorrow
Filipino cue master Efren “Bata” Reyes and Victor Arpilleda will rekindle their rivalry as they collide in Mayor Boyet Ynares 10-ball billiards championship tomorrow at Binangonan Recreation and Conference Center in Binangonan, Rizal.
“It’s nice to be playing again with Efren,” said Arpilleda, a former Southeast Asian Games gold medalist.
“I feel honored to be invited to play against Efren, the world’s greatest pool player ever and I promise to play my best,” added Arpilleda.
“It’s a very interesting match,” said Ramon “Maestro Monching” Mistica, who is best remembered by beating Filipino pool legend Jose “Amang” Parica in the mid ’80s.
Mistica is the tournament director of the event which aims to promote billiards in the grassroots level and to discover future world champions.
Other Filipino cue masters invited to play are Edgar “Malabon” Acaba, Romeo “Salamin” del Rosario, Rodrigo “Edgie Marilao” Geronimo, Kenken Arpilleda, Danny Joy Trazona, Alex Lumpay, Tata “Puti” Bautista and former World Junior of pool third placer Jonas Magpantay.
The one-day 10-ball invitational event is hosted by Binangonan Mayor Boyet Ynares in close cooperation with Puyat Sports and supported by Philippine billiards godfather Aristeo “Putch” Puyat.