Thursday, October 12, 2006

Bata Reyes waits for half-million from pool championship

Philippine billiards great Bata Reyes still has not seen his $500,000 prize, the largest in the game, after winning the International Pool Tour World Open 8-Ball championship at the Grand Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada.

Reyes at 52 continues to amaze younger players with his longevity, but he may be losing some of his classic coolness awaiting the big payoff.

Multi-millionaire Kevin Trudeau, founder of the International Pool Tour, has assured Reyes that he will receive his money.

Bata Reyes, 52, with IPT founder Kevin Trudeau. Source: International Pool Tour.