Efren “Bata” Reyes was unable to win a gold medal at the SEA Games, which could be considered his last. However, both the billiards Philippines and the “Witch” themselves are comforted by the winner’s attitude.
Billiards SEA Games 30 is so closed under the unsatisfied scenario of both Filipino host 2019 and witch Efren Reyes. Because after decades of fighting, Efren “Bata” Reyes is still a leading legend of the world mechanics village, but no longer scary magic as before.
Consequently, in Reyes’ last possible match at the SEA Games, the 65-year-old general lost to the Vietnamese defense. “I really don’t know what else to say, but this is a difficult game because my technique has faded rather than progressed,” Reyes confessed.
Of course, Reyes remains modest. Because although there is no peak of his performance, he is still as dangerous as when winning the Thai player Punyawee Thongchai 100-37 in the 1-carom content. But when he met Ngo Dinh Nai at the age of 38, the symbol of the Philippines billiards had accepted a clear defeat 100-14.
Despite the easy win, the world champion of carom content took action to make the Philippines billiards village feel like crying with emotion: He invited Reyes to take a picture after shaking hands to finish the match, even praising him. He is a legend.
Come here, you need to say it clearly again. Reyes may not have said the wrong thing, but that must have been a few decades ago, when he was at his peak and not yet in pool. Besides, maybe the Filipino sports leaders forgot to tell the billiards old man that even though the island nation is the only country currently represented in the Top 5 in the world for both men and women. That is why the 30th SEA Games only left 1 carom content 1 tape for Reyes to show off.