Efren Reyes is a Filipino pool player and billiards coach. He is one of the most dominant players in the history of pool and widely considered as one of the best players in the world, having won over 400 tournaments worldwide and two world titles, including an unprecedented 10-time U.S. Open Nine-ball Championship title.
He started playing pool at age 12 using a table borrowed from his neighbor, who was a professional player. As a young boy, he used to play against his older brother, Francisco and won every game. He started winning local tournaments when he was 14 years old and moved to Manila in 1973 to compete in national tournaments there.
In 1977, Reyes won his first international victory by beating Ronnie Allen in the Philippines Open 9-ball tournament by 3 games to 2 (after losing the first game). In 1979, he moved back to Angeles City where he continued winning more local tournaments until 1982 when he lost in the finals against Rolando Ybanez at the Philippine Open 9 Ball Championship held at Makati Coliseum Manila Philippines on April 28th 1982 by 1 game to 0 (Reyes lost both games). The following year, however.
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