Efren Reyes is a well-known professional pool player from the Philippines who has won over 80 international championships. He was the first player in pool history to win world championships in two different disciplines. Reyes has won the World Eight-ball Championship four times, the World Cup twice, the Derby City Classic 13 times, and the US Open three times.
|Celebrated Name:||Efren Reyes|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Efren Manalang Reyes|
|Age:||68 years old|
|Birth Date:||26 August 1954|
|Birth Place:||Angeles, Philippines|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Susan Reyes|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Frennie Reyes and Rose Reyes, Chelo Reyes)|
|Is Efren Reyes Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Pool Player, Actor|
|Net Worth in 2022:||$3 million|
Efren Reyes Biography
Efren Manalang Reyes was born in Mexico, Pampanga, Philippines on August 26, 1945. He moved to Manila when he was four years old. Later, he began working as a Billiards attendant at his uncle’s billiards hall, where he learned a variety of cue sports. He wasn’t very tall at the time, so he used to stand on the Coca-Cola cases while playing. He used to sleep on the pool table at night. He is commonly referred to as The Magician and Bata. His coworkers referred to him as “Every.”
Efren Reyes Age, Height, Weight
Efren Reyes was born on August 26, 1954, He is 68 years old as of 2022. His height is 1.80 m and he weighs 73 kg.
Efren Reyes began playing billiards in the 1960s and quickly established himself as a winner, allowing him to compete in significant events and tournaments. He was a member of the Philippine team that competed in the RP-Japan Pocket Billiards Tournament in 1978.
In the finals of the Philippine Professional Pocket Billiards Championships in 1983, Reyes defeated Pepito Dacer. In the 1980s, he traveled to the United States to compete on an international level. He quickly began winning tournaments in Europe, the United States, and Asia. By the mid-1990s, Reyes had established himself as one of the Philippines’ top players.
In 1994, he became the first non-American to win the US Open Nine Ball Championship. Two years later, he competed in the Color of Money event against his rival Earl Strickland. Reyes won the final match 120-117 and was awarded $100,000 in prize money.
Reyes won the first WPA World Nine-ball Championship to be broadcast on television in 1999. He won the International Billiard Tournament in Tokyo, Japan, in 2001. The tournament featured over 700 professional players, and the winner received a prize pool of $20 million. He won the $50K winner-take-all International Challenge of Champions the following year, defeating Mika Immonen.
Reyes became the first WPA World Eight Ball Champion in 2004, as well as the first player in WPA history to win world titles in two different disciplines.
He won the IPT King of the Hill 8-Ball Shootout in 2005, defeating Mike “The Mouth” Sigel. He represented his country the following year, winning the inaugural World Cup of Pool. In 2010, he won his fifth Derby City Classic title, making him the most successful player in the tournament’s history.
Efren Reyes Achievements And Awards
In his illustrious career, Efren Reyes has received numerous awards. Billiards Digest Magazine named him Player of the Year in 1995. The following year, he was ranked first on the Pro Billiards Tour in the United States.
Reyes was the first Asian to be inducted into the Billiard Congress of America’s Hall of Fame in 2003. He was appointed Philippine Sports Ambassador at the 2005 Southeast Asian Games, alongside several of the Philippines’ greatest athletes, including Allan Caidic, Yubob Saminiano, and Jen Sasaluya. He was also ranked second in Pool & Billiard Magazine’s list of “Fans’ Top 20 Favorite Players.”
Other notable awards and honors include the Philippine Legion of Honor, the Philippine Order of Lakandula, the Jaycees’ Outstanding Filipino Award, the Philippine Sportswriters Association Sportsman of the Year in 1999, 2001, and 2006, and the One Pocket Hall of Fame (2004).
Efren Reyes’s Net Worth In 2022
Efren Reyes has a net worth of more than $3 million as of 2022. He amassed this enormous fortune through his successful career as a professional pool player.
By defeating Earl Strickland in 1997, he took home the largest single event purse in pool history of $100,000. He won several tournaments, including the 2014 Smokin’ Aces One-Pocket Shootout, the 2011 US Open One Pocket Championship, and the 2005 IPT King of the Hill Eight-Ball Shootout.
Reyes has also appeared in a number of television shows and films, including Partners, Nineball, Magpakailanman, and others. He endorses numerous brands, which contributes significantly to his net worth.
Efren Reyes is widely regarded as one of the best pool players of all time. He has won nearly all of the major pool championships and events worldwide and is regarded as an inspiration for aspiring pool players.
Efren Reyes Wife, Marriage
Susan Reyes, Reyes’ long-term girlfriend, married him. The couple has three children: Frannie Reyes, a son, and Rose Reyes and Chelo Reyes, daughters. He prefers to keep his personal life out of the spotlight and lives happily in Mexico with his wife and children.