'Bata' Reyes seeks revenge vs Wu


Posted at Dec 29 2011 05:46 PM | Updated as of Dec 30 2011 01:46 AM

MANILA, Philippines -- Filipino billiards icon Efren "Bata" Reyes and Wu Jia Qing rekindle their rivalry when they square off in the Philippine Bigtime Billiards (PBB) Face-Off series Friday at the Airport Pagcor Casino in Parañaque City.

Sports betting at Mega Sports World favored Wu against Reyes as of Thursday. A $1 bet on Wu will win $1.68, while a $1 bet on Reyes will win $191.

The match-up is one of the weekly face-off series pitting local and foreign cue artists in a race-to-9, 10-ball event.

The winner will take home $5,000, while the loser gets $2,500.

"I trained hard for this fight so I can give a good show for pool fans," Reyes said.

Wu edged Reyes, 9-8, during the quarterfinal round of the 11th Predator International 10-Ball Championship last September.

Among the Filipino stars who have played in the PBB Face Off series are Carlo "The Black Tiger" Biado, Orcollo, Ronato "Volcano" Alcano, Francisco "Django" Bustamante, Lee Vann "The Slayer" Corteza, and Roberto "Superman" Gomez. -- by Marlon Bernardino.