Reyes Rules Jakarta Leg Of San Miguel Asian 9-Ball Tour
Efren “Bata” Reyes decided he wanted no more close finishes. Pouncing o­n three straight bad breaks by Yang Ching-Shun, Reyes cruised to an 11-6 victory over the fifth seed from Chinese-Taipei o­n Sunday to lift the crown in the second leg of the San Miguel Asian 9-Ball Tour hosted by the Indonesian capital for the first time.
Pushed to the last rack in his first four matches, “The Magician” didn’t need to reprise his escape act against Yang, whose misfortunes began just when he had taken a 6-5 lead over the Filipino top seed—and o­n his birthday at that. With the Taiwanese star turning up two dry breaks and two scratches off the break in the last six racks, Reyes simply ran out the tables with the help of three brilliant 9 ball combos to pick up the $10,000 winner’s check and the glass trophy in the event organized by ESPN Star Sports.