October 30th & 31st
The Broken Rack / 6005 Shellmound St. #160, Emeryville, CA
Live Stream: www.povpool.com
The cues are clashing away on this final day at the 37th Annual U.S. Open, in Virgina Beach, who’s remaining 4 players will battle it out on Accu-Stats’ live stream all day today!
Alex Pagulayan / Shane Van Boening / Dennis Orcullo / Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes
Meanwhile on the West Coast, Emeryville’s Broken Rack Sports Bar and Pool-hall is getting ready to host a 2-day event, featuring a One-Pocket Match between 1 of the 4 remaining U.S. Open players, Efren Reyes and Poker Pro/Pool Player Anthony Pirone. “I been a pool-player since the age of 10 and I’ve never quit…” says Anthony, “In addition to year-round play, I generally take 3 or 4 months of every year to seriously focus on the game, which includes playing world class champions like Francisco Bustamante, Scott Frost, Jose Parica, Efren Reyes and others. I like to think of these sessions as very important lessons of the sport.”
With, Reyes being heavily favored in this even game of One-Pocket, Tony ‘Piranha’ Pirone should serve to remind those who have the luxury, of what its like to ‘step-up’ and play the game for reasons other than winning. Tony states, “Efren is the greatest pool player of all time and even now at about 60 years old is one of the top 2 or 3 one-pocket players in the world. He’s one of my idols and I am absolutely thrilled and honered to play him. I have no delusions of winning at all but it should be a competitive game if I play well.”
Hopefully for Tony, Efren will arrive in Emeryville with a ‘rotation stroke’ for the first few hours, who has fought his way to the final 4 players of the U.S. Open 9-Ball event. Once finished, Efren will fly to Los Angeles and head to Bellflower’s, Hard Times Billiards venue for 2 days of One-Pocket tune-up; then it’s off to Northern California on Tuesday morning for the match with Pirone.
Thankfully, the staff at The Broken Rack will accomodate POV Pool with the space and internet connection for the live stream of this action for the entire event. POV Pool would like to thank, The Broken Rack staff, Rex Goulet, Alex Bradley, Tony Torres, Anthony Pirone and Efren Reyes for all of their help in making this event possible.
Spectators Welcome / ALSO FREE
WHAT: Efren Reyes VS Anthony Pirone
WHEN: October 30th / 31st @ 12pm – 8pm PST
WHERE: The Broken Rack / 6005 Shellmound St, #160 / Emeryville, CA / 94608 / 510.652.9808
FREE LIVE STREAM: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/povpool