Efren Reyes

Efren Reyes

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:26 Aug,1954
:65 years, 0 months
:Angeles, , Philippines

About Efren Reyes

Efren Manalang Reyes, OLD, PLH (born August 26, 1954) popularly known as 'The Magician' is a Filipino professional pool player. A winner of over 70 international titles, Reyes is the first man in history to win World Championships in two different disciplines. Besides his World titles he is also a 14-time Derby City Classic champion, a two-time World Cup champion, and a two-time World Pool League champion. By defeating Earl Strickland in the inaugural Color of Money event in 1996, Reyes took home the largest single event purse in pool history.Many analysts, fans, and current and former players consider Reyes to be the greatest pool player of all time.


Numerous fellow professional players have credited Reyes with being the greatest living player in the world.During ESPN television commentary on a semi-finals match between Reyes and Mika Immonen at the 2000 Billiard Congress of America Open 9-Ball Championship, veteran professional Billy Incardona stated that Reyes was "indisputably the best player in the world—especially when you consider all games—he can play any game as well as anyone, maybe better than anyone.... In my opinion we're watching probably the greatest player in my lifetime and I've been watching pool for the better part of forty years.

Films and Television:

In 2003, Reyes was featured in the Filipino movie Pakners with the late actor Fernando Poe, Jr., which his last film before he run for President in 2004, and later his death in later part of 2004. Reyes also appeared in the 2007 short film Nineball.

In one episode of the TV series Magpakailanman, the story follows a young Efren Reyes (portrayed by actor Anjo Yllana) in his early pool-playing days as he progresses from a money player to a tournament contender.

Efren Reyes Achievements

2015 Accu-Stats Make-It-Happen One-Pocket Invitational

2014 MP Cup Gensan International Open 10-Ball

2014 Smokin' Aces One-Pocket Shootout

2014 Derby City Classic One-Pocket

2012 Chuck Markulis Memorial One-Pocket Division

2011 World Mixed Doubles Classic (with Rubilen Amit)

2011 US Open One Pocket Championship

2010 Spanish Open 2010

2010 Predator International Ten-Ball Championship

2010 Derby City Classic Master of the Table

2010 Derby City Classic Fatboy Challenge 10-Ball

2010 Derby City Classic Nine-Ball

2010 Asia vs Europe Challenge Match

2009 World Mixed Doubles Classic (with Rubilen Amit)

2009 Galveston World Classic One Pocket

2009 World Cup of Pool (with Francisco Bustamante)

2007 Derby City Classic Master of the Table

2007 Derby City Classic One-Pocket

2006 San Miguel Asian 9-Ball Tour (Indonesia Leg)

2006 IPT World Open Eight-Ball Championship

2006 World Cup of Pool (with Francisco Bustamante)

2006 San Miguel Asian 9-Ball Tour (Vietnam Leg)

2006 Derby City Classic One-Pocket

2005 IPT King of the Hill Eight-Ball Shootout

2005 San Miguel Asian 9-Ball Tour (Indonesia Leg)

2005 All Japan Championship

2005 Derby City Classic Master of the Table

2005 Derby City Classic Nine-Ball

2005 Derby City Classic One-Pocket

2004 WPA World Eight-Ball Championship

2004 On Cue 3: Intercontinental Conquest

2004 San Miguel Asian 9-Ball Tour (Singapore Leg)

2004 San Miguel Asian 9-Ball Tour (Vietnam Leg)

2004 San Miguel Asian 9-Ball Tour (Taiwan Leg)

2004 Derby City Classic Master of the Table

2004 Derby City Classic One-Pocket

2003 Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame

2003 World Classic Billiards Tournament

2003 Las Vegas Nine-Ball Open

2003 San Miguel Asian 9-Ball Tour (Manila Leg)

2003 Mid-Atlantic Nine-Ball Championship

2003 All Japan Championship

2002 Asian Games Eight-Ball singles (bronze)

2002 World Pool League

2002 Cafe Puro Challenge of the Masters

2002 Shooters Labor Day Weekend Open Nine-Ball

2002 ESPN International Challenge of Champions

2001 World Pool League

2001 Tokyo Open 9-Ball 

2001 US Masters Nine-Ball

2001 International Billiard Tournament

2001 Accu-Stats Eight-Ball Invitational

2001 The Color of Money II (vs Earl Strickland)

2000 U.S. Open One-Pocket Championship

2000 PBT World Eight-Ball Championship

2000 Camel Pro Eight-Ball Championship

2000 Pennsylvania State Nine-Ball Championship

2000 USA Billiards Challenger Event 2

1999 ESPN Ultimate Nine-Ball Challenge

1999 ESPN Ultimate Shootout

1999 Sands Regency Open 29 Nine-Ball Championship

1999 WPA World Nine-Ball Championship

1999 Derby City Classic Master of the Table

1999 Derby City Classic One-Pocket

1998 World Eight-Ball Championship

1998 Camel South Jersey Ten-Ball Open

1997 PCA Shooters Challenge

1997 PCA Treasure Island Resort Event

1996 The Color of Money (vs Earl Strickland)

1996 PBT World Eight-Ball Championship

1996 PBT Legends of Nine-Ball Championship

1996 Camel World Nine-Ball Championship

1996 PBT Western Open

1996 PBT Florida Flare Up III

1995 Sands Regency Open 21 Nine-Ball Championship

1995 PBT World Eight-Ball Championship

1995 Pro Tour Nine-Ball Championship

1995 Maine 14.1 Event

1995 Bicycle Club VII

1994 U.S. Open Nine-Ball Championships

1994 PBT Bicycle Club Invitational

1992 International Nine-Ball Classic

1992 World Nine-Ball Open (Tokyo)

1990 World Cup (Taipei)

1988 PBA McDermott Masters Nine-Ball

1986 Sands Regency Nine-Ball Championship

1985 Sands Regency Nine-Ball Championship

1985 Red's Nine-Ball Open

1985 Tar Heel Open

1985 Willard's Open

1985 Chicago Billiard Cafe Open

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