'Bata' crashes out of World 9-Ball


Posted at Jun 28 2012 10:25 PM | Updated as of Jun 30 2012 01:13 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Efren “Bata” Reyes suffered a heart-wrenching loss Thursday night after bowing to Dominic Jentsch of Germany in the Last 32 of the World 9-Ball Championship in Doha, Qatar.

Reyes crashed out of the tournament after yielding to the German cue artist, 11-10.

Reyes, popularly called as “The Magician,” was seeking his second 9-Ball crown since his World 9-Ball conquest in 1999.

A total of $300,000 prize money is at stake in the WPA sanctioned event.

The $40,000 top prize will go to the 2012 9-Ball champion.