FILE – The Philippine pool legend Efren “Bata” Reyes throughout a carom match within the thirtieth Southeast Asian Video games. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
MANILA, Philippines — Even off the pool halls, Efren “Bata” Reyes may certain work his magic and bail himself out of hassle.
The billiards grasp recognized around the globe as “The Magician,” supplied his apology for the ruckus his presence has created in a pool match in Laguna over the weekend.
Video games and Amusements Board chair Baham Mitra didn’t say if the 66-year-old billiards legend ever violated any guidelines however on Wednesday acknowledged he’s not going to be sanctioned.
“He has written an apology and rationalization letter. I feel he has discovered his classes and we admire his reaching out to us,” Mitra informed the Inquirer.
Reyes was invited by police after a recreation he was featured gathered approach an excessive amount of crowd that it violated a number of security well being protocols.
“Earlier than agreeing to the one who invited me, I knowledgeable them to ask permission to the native authorities or barangay captain in order that there can be no drawback upon my arrival,” mentioned Reyes in his letter to GAB.
However the information that Reyes was on the town proved too arduous for individuals to withstand. The group turned uncontrolled prompting barangay officers to name the police.
Within the barangay corridor, Reyes, winner of 70 main worldwide tournaments together with two World Championships, joined those that had been apprehended.
“The police officer informed me to simply comply with them to the barangay corridor so individuals would comply,” his letter added. He mentioned the police officer gave him a warning and allowed him to go.
Just like the police, Mitra mentioned he “wish to give courtesy to our world champion” who has introduced honor and delight to the nation.
Reyes introduced the Philippines within the sporting map when he captured the 1999 World 9-ball Championships. He received additionally received the 2004 World 8-ball.
Identified for his mesmerizing trick pictures and charming, toothless smile, Reyes paved the way in which for a number of different pool legend like Django Bustamante and Dennis Orcollo who went on to turn out to be World champions themselves.
He represented the nation in worldwide multi-event competitions, enjoying largely in caroms and profitable a bronze within the Asian Video games and 4 bronzes within the Southeast Asian Video games.
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