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PQQLK9
12-29-2004, 02:15 PM
Reyes, Pagulayan top 2004 money list

Updated 01:48am (Mla time) Dec 30, 2004
Inquirer News Service



Editor's Note: Published on page A19 of the Dec. 30, 2004 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

FILIPINO billiard masters Efren "Bata" Reyes and Alex "The Lion" Pagulayan topped the 2004 player money list, according to reports from the AZ billiards website yesterday.

The 50-year-old Reyes occupied the No. 1 spot with $124,150 (around P7.4 million) earnings from seven events in 16 local and international tournaments including the $20,000 prize he got at the World 8-Ball championship in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates.

Pagulayan took second place with a total paycheck of $118,183.

Reyes also topped the Derby City Class 1 Pocket Division, Derby City Classic Overall Champion Bonus, On Cue 3 Continental Conquest and three of four legs in the SMB Asian 9-Ball Tour Classic.

Pagulayan won the World 9-Ball Championship by beating Chang Pei Wei, 17-13, to bring home the top purse of $75,000.

Francisco "Django" Bustamante landed at 13th place after receiving a total prize money of $48,200.

He topped the World Pool League in Warsaw, Poland for a $20,000 grand prize.

American Johnny "The Scorpion" Archer, the 2003 top grosser, slipped to fifth place this year after earning $88,537, including the $30,000 top prize in the Derby Classic Ring Game No. 2.

Other cue artists in the top 10 are Allison Fisher ($96,300), Rodney Morris ($87,367), Jeanette Lee ($61,793), Karen Corr ($77,490), Corey Deuel ($75,968), Niels Feijen ($71,350) and Thomas Engert ($56,900).

Reyes, Pagulayan and Bustamante will be honored in the Philippine Sportswriter Association awards night on Jan. 13 at the Manila Pavilion.


The trio was also invited to the UPA Pro Tour Championships at the The Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens, Los Angeles, California, USA from Jan. 4 to 9. Marlon Bernardino, Contributor

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JPB
12-29-2004, 04:50 PM
Brutal numbers. Sad how low those figures are given all the travel and expenses of the players, let alone their talent and work. Better than the rodeo cowboys who travel, get hurt and make like 100,000 or whatever. Fewer chronic injuries in pool. But those numbers are just sad.

DickLeonard
12-29-2004, 06:04 PM
Tigers Caddy made over $880,000. That says it all.####

recoveryjones
12-29-2004, 09:28 PM
I'd like to see an updated list after gambling is factored into the equation. Rumor( local sources) has it that Alex Pagulayan side betted $10,000 on himself at some 10 to one to win an additional $100,000.In an article with "Inside Pool" Alex confirms he bet on himself.Apparently local bookies in Tapai were giving odds on the players and bets could be made.

Unfortunatley a lot of those bettors foolishly head to the casino in hopes of winning more. Either way gambling or not, the money is definitley poor in pool, RJ