View Full Version : efren against old school players!
hey iwas wondering how its been said that mike sigel was the top player in the late 80s -early 90s and even though efren didnt play in many tournaments then i wonder how they fared against each other or for that matter efren against hall,mizerak,varner,wiley and especially allen hopkins whos gone on billiards digest saying that he was the top player at that time especially when he says that an 'unnamed' player(grady mathews?) considered one of the best all rounder didnt want to play him for the dough
04-29-2002, 08:12 PM
Nick Varner recently said he is one of the very few if not the only player that has a wining record against Efren, Sigel, Rempe and Strickland
Efren Reyes started playing internationally quite late..... but his peak was during his early 20s or during the 70s or early 80s. He was already a great player at the age of 13, he was one of the "PANERSERA" at that age. There is actually a new young player coming in, he is 16 years old also in the Philippine... won't see him joining tourneys 'coz here in the Phillippines... it's all about money games!
too bad efren joined the tournaments rather late. if i'm not mistaken, he was around 30 years of age when he started to play in US tournaments. it would have been nice to see how he fared against those players you just mentioned. as for mike sigel, he is undoubtedly one the best players ever to have played the game. he's actually efren's favorite player.
04-29-2002, 11:17 PM
Efren went to the US Open finals 4 years in a row.
Went to the finals of world 8 Ball 3 years in a row.
Won his first PBT straight pool tourney.
Spotted Incardona and Hopkins the 8 ball some money 9 bal matches.
Beat Matthews on one pocket matches when he learned the game. By 1996 he was spotting Keith 10-7 and the breaks on money one hole at Hard Times.
Incardona put it more simply, Efren has given up more weight and had more success at it than anyone in the history of the game.
Of course, Efren won the World 9 Ball, Tokyo 9-Ball and Color of Money. Three huge purses.
04-29-2002, 11:55 PM
"BATA" is the strongest lion in the jungle without question but woulda loved to see him and Lassiter, Balsis or Crane go at in a all-around.
Voodoo...not old enough to have seen the real old-schoolers but knows it woulda been a WAR!!
Mike Sigel in his prime was almost unbetable.He was called Mr.Finals because when it came to semis and finals it could go only one way and that,s Mike Sigel,s way.
HAY EFREN IS ONE OF THE BEST ALL AROND PLAYERS I HAVE EVER SEEN IN LIFE.WHEN HE FIRST CAME HERE .ALL HE DID IS PLAY FOR MONEY. BIG MONEY .THEN HE PLAY IN SOME TOURAMENT IN NJ.BUT NO ONE KNOW WHO HE WAS THAY PUT THE BEST PLAYER IN THE ROOM ON HIM AND GOT ZIPED.AND NO ONE KNOW WHO HE WAS . HE WON THE TOURAMANT,OF COURSE.THEN I HEAR THAT HE PLAY THE MIZ SOME 9-BALL .AND THE MIZ LOST .BUT HER NEVER TOLD HIS REAL NAME BCAUSE HE WAS ON THE ROAD .OTHER THEN THIS, EFREN IS ONE OF THE BEST PLAYERS IN THE WORLD .LOOK WHAT HE HAS DONE TO THE GAME IT'S SELF.
04-30-2002, 10:40 PM
Would love to have seen a Reyes vs. Siegal or Reyes vs. Rempe match. Woulda been most entertaing to say the least.
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