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The One Pocket Challenge with Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes: May 21-23 at Hard Times Billiards!

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May 11th, 2016

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Hard Times Billiards will be ‘The Home of Efren’! 

Well, for one weekend in May at least…

Coming to us from the Philippines on May 21st and staying for just 3 days only, pool fanatics in Southern California will  have the honor of receiving an earlier than expected visit from the BCA ‘Hall Of Famer’ and arguably the best ‘all around’ pool player that ever lived, Efren Bata Reyes.  Efren’s schedule over the next two months is virtually packed with high-end, One-Pocket events each being showcased at different parts of the country. This coming Saturday… “Efren is stopping at Hard Times Billiards for just 3 days and then, on his way to Louisiana for the ‘Professional’ One-Pocket event on May 25th at Buffalo Billiards.”, states Efren’s ‘west coast’ manager, Brook Thomason. “Efren is ONLY playing 1-pocket at this time, as he wants to be wholly prepared.”  The upcoming Louisiana event, which has a $2,000 entry fee and consists of 16 players, boasts a first place prize of $16,000. Immediately following this on June 2nd, he stops in Edison, New Jersey to play the Accu-Stats, ‘Make it Happen’ event which, features 5 of the toughest One-Pocket players on the planet, playing a round-robin style tournament. Efren also has an even bigger match approaching in July against Scott “The Freezer” Frost in Arizona.

Challenge Efren Reyes!

Giving most players a handicap of 10/7 and playing 1-Pocket, right now is your chance to book your very own ‘challenge’ match with Efren Reyes! Point Of View Pool Media will be on premises to provide live coverage of everything that unfolds during his stay at Hard Times. In January of this year, POV Pool provided coverage of Efren’s previous challenge matches with John Lassek, George Teyachea, Fach Garcia and several others.

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One-Pocket ONLY – Book it Now – First Come, First Served!

As we book names we will update this page.

Contact us for a challenge with Efren Reyes / Time slots listed below:

EMAIL • daniel@povpool  / PHONE • 310-923-6639 

SATURDAY, MAY 21st

SUNDAY, MAY 22nd

  • 12:00pm – Efren VS ???
  • 4:00pm -Efren VS Bradley Fleming (Dallas, TX)
  • 8:00pm – Efren VS ???

MONDY, MAY 23rd

  • 12:00pm – Efren VS ???
  • 4:00pm – Efren VS ???
  • 8:00pm – Efren VS ???

The requirements of ‘Efren’s Challenge’ is to play him a minimum of 3 sets of One-Pocket at a minimum of a $100 wager per set (Race to 3). Wagering higher and playing for longer will also be considered and since his upcoming event in Louisiana will be races to 5,  I would personally love to see someone step up and play Efren a race to 5 for $500 or $1,000 minimum. All matches are uploaded to YouTube for on-demand viewing; a chance for some of you one-pocket players to get a good match in with expert commentary and visual feedback of your technical prowess.

Disclaimer: Due to the nature of the game of One-Pocket, all challenge TIMES are booked as tentative. Each challenger reserves the right to challenge a 4th set only. This means that the next challenger in line may start later than originally scheduled. A ‘split table time’ policy is enforced. Table times are the responsibility of each player. 

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Tuesday – October 13th @ 3:00 PM / PST

One Pocket Match with Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes Races to 3 for $100 against POVPOOL’s, Daniel Busch. Played on table 6 at Hard Times Billiards in Bellflower, California – Spectators welcome. Free entry! 

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Efren “Bata” Reyes battles POVPOOL playing 1-pocket.  The 70+ title champion takes on Daniel Busch, the zero title champion (unless you consider the numerous weekly wins at The Golden Cue).  You hear Daniel commentate time and time again and now is your time to take to the commentary in the chatroom 3pm PST on Tuesday, October 13th with ‘Box’ Patterson, Wayne Pullen and Ken Hoshide providing audio commentary.  Although, Daniel is practicing and gearing up for the match, I’m pretty sure Efren is enjoying a chess match somewhere, wondering who the next victim will be.  Efren will be spotting Daniel 10-7, so tune in tomorrow and root for our very own, Mr. Busch, in the match of his lifetime, as he challenges Efren to the game of 1-pocket.   Watch it On YouTube!

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The Foothill BCA’s – 9 and 10 Ball – Season Playoffs and Finals – Live from The Golden Cue Billiards in South El Monte, California

Tournament Starts at 10:30 AM / PST 

FBCA_logoOwned and operated by Corey Harper and Scott Doucette, The Foothill BCA League offers 8, 9 and 10 ball format competition and has quickly grown to over 100 members since it launched last January. Join POV Pool for live action coverage of the Head’s Up Division playoffs and finals matches, playing 9 Ball and 10 Ball on The Golden Cue’s, 9 foot ‘Gold Crowns’. Guest commentators will be handpicked by the Foothill BCA’s official representatives and covered using the 3 camera angles. Spectators to the Golden Cue are always welcome to attend and sweat the matches in person. For more information on The Foothill BCA League, please visit www.FoothillBCA.com or come on in and ask their players. Stream Link: www.POVPOOL.com *10:30 AM / PST*


 

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Hard Times Billiards – $100 Added Monthly One-Pocket Tournament – Live From Hard Times, Bellflower

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Tournament Director/s: Chad Beleber, Dave Hemmah and Tony Torres – You simply wouldn’t be a diehard pool fan if you miss the action from Hard Times Billiards in Bellflower, California – and the next best thing to being there in person is to catch it on POVPOOL. This Halloween – Daniel, Box and Geraldine return to ‘The Home of Champions’ to bring coverage of this $200 added monthly 1-pocket tournament. Well known to be the toughest monthly tournament/s on the west coast of the U.S.; at Hard Times Billiards, one never knows who will appear to take the stage and pocket the dough. Stream Link: www.POVPOOL.com *12:00 PM / PST*


 

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Hard Times Billiards – $500 Added Monthly 9-Ball Tournament – Live From Hard Times, Bellflower

Practice at 12:30 PM – Tournament starts at 1:30 PM / PST
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Tournament Director/s: Chad Beleber, Dave Hemmah and Tony Torres – Well, we might as well stick around to stream part 2. Catch the action on POVPOOL with the usual suspects and always a few surprises at the tables for live-streamed coverage of this month’s $600 added 9-Ball  tournament! Commentators Daniel Busch, Box, Geraldine and surely a few more guests expected. Stream Link: www.POVPOOL.com *12:00 PM / PST*


 

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Performing in person with special guests, The San Gabriel Valley APA league and The Golden Cue will be hosting an appearance by the biggest viral pool sensation in history, Florian ‘Venom’ Kohler. Open to all spectators and visitors who wish to attend – Florian’s performance will be opened by world ranked artistic pro players, Marty ‘The Farmer’ Carey and Abram ‘Too Tall’ Diaz. Other ‘Florian’ merchandise and autographs will be available for those at the venue, so if you’re local and a fan of Venom Trickshots, this event should not be missed in person. The Golden Cue Billiards has beer on tap, free parking, A/C, plenty of pool tables and fun for all! This is a 2  1/2 hour event ONLY. Stream Link: www.POVPOOL.com *12:00 PM / PST*


 

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February 2nd, 2014

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Efren Expected This Afternoon! 

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A close source to Efren Reyes has confirmed today that he is expected to arrive at LAX Airport this morning and will be making his rounds at Hard Times Billiards, sometime early in the afternoon. As luck would have it, POV Pool was already scheduled to live stream the 1st Sunday 9-Ball tournament, which means that we will most certainly get a glimpse of Efren and possibly more, since this particular tournament is always known for such high caliber attendance and competition. If nothing else, maybe some great ‘charity’ action or a practice session for Efren, but may I remind readers that when he was here 3 weeks ago, we were treated to over 7 hours of some of the best pool this room has seen since July 2013’s, Hard Times 10-Ball Tournament.

Anything’s possible when ‘Bata’ is in town, which means that POV Pool’s eyes are on ‘you know who’! Live streaming starts at 12PM PST on this website. If you work on Sunday, call the boss and make an excuse. Leave the laundry in the hamper and let the dishes wait! What’s that event with the brown oval ball? Oh, the Super Bowl?

Efren’s in town!

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Efren Reyes Set for Action in Vegas!

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January 16th, 2014

POV Pool Headquarters – Los Angeles, California

 

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POV Pool’s ‘Action Saturday’ Gets Wild! 

January 11th, 2014 seemed like just another Saturday morning for me at Hard Times Billiards in Bellflower, California. Sure, a few changes were taking place… I had decided that it was time to install an overhead camera mount to the ceiling for an additional point of view of our ‘action’ tables there. My decision to make some new changes to the format of POV Pool’s show was taking shape, streaming a new ‘Open Action’  show instead of  covering tournament action only. But to me, it was a pretty normal day consisting of me basically, doing a lot of work to try out something slightly different on my show.

So, I’m up on the top rung of a 6 foot ladder with a Makita Drill, installing the camera mount and my back pocket starts ringing. Good Lord! The timing of some people. It’s 10:30 in the morning and Hard Times is not even open yet. As I fumble around with Makita in one hand, ladder shaking underneath my feet  on top of table 1 and left hand reaching for my iphone 5, the front door of Hard Times starts banging! I pick up the phone.

Zach from Vegas: “WHERE YOU AT? YOU HUNGRY? LET US IN!”

Me: “Hold on a minute, Zach. I’m on a ladder with a screwgun!”

After a minute or so, I’m done! Bracket installed for POV’s overhead camera. Now I’m at sea level again so that I can open the front door, where Vegas Zach and Bobby Emmons are waiting anxiously outside.

Bobby: “ACTION!”

Me: What’s up, Bobby? Zach!” 

Zach: “Yo, we are hungry where can we eat around here? When we get back Bobby needs a game!” 

45 minutes later, it’s normal operations again and POV is streaming bright and early in the morning with A now, well fed, Bobby Emmons barking at strangers, Hard Times regulars and asking me to get him a game. At one point he even asked me what I want to do. I like Bobby. Bobby likes ACTION! Bobby = Action!

Bobby: “I’ll play ANYBODY, ANY GAME, for ANY AMOUNT!” 

Bobby Got Action! 

Emmons3Another 45 minutes later: Efren Reyes. Best all around pool player of our time. Most respected, most humble, most dangerous man to ever brandish a ‘Judd’ cue, enters the room just to hang out and get some ‘pitstop’ practice whilst on his way to New York for his highly publicized “Last Showdown” match with Earl Strickland. With Efren, is Francisco Bustamante, Tony Torres and owner of Stix Billiards – Alex Laoingo.

“This is a ridiculous coincidence!”, I think to myself. I’m already happy to see Bobby. I know today’s show will be something special when Bobby is around. He’s a natural talent, both on the table and on camera. I’m sure we can make a game with Him and Santos, or Louis Ulrich, possibly Damien Alishon or Sal Butera could come down. Ross Fregoso’s name was tossed around a few times too. But Bobby is neither humbled, afraid or even quiet when Efren walks in. Instead, Bobby is glazed over with $$ signs in his eyes, immediately thinking of and negotiating a game with “BATA”, which immediately, Bobby does.

Bobby Got Heart & Game! 

Emmon4The short version of this tale is that Bobby had a rough ride on this day. He played 3 sets of One-Pocket with Efren Reyes. He got a ball spot of 10-7/9-6 from Efren in the first set for $500. A full, 9/6 spot in the second set for $2,500, and also a 9/6 spot during the final set of race to 7 games for $6,000.

Bobby lost all 3 sets…

He was mortified, he was disappointed, he was flabbergasted… And then… He immediately  requested a re- match, to take place in a few days at Pool Sharks in Las Vegas. It took about 11 minutes total to discuss before the next game was set for January 21st at Pool Sharks. This initial event was streamed live on my Ustream Channel for almost 7 hours. Myself, along with Spanky and our old school Hard Times regular who goes simply by the name, ‘Box’ commentated the matches.

All in all, Bobby did show some fantastic moves and exhibited moments of greatness that a novice player merely dreams of having yet, in the end, the outcome of this match may have come down to Bobby’s  inability to really focus on the nuances of the game of One-Pocket to the extent that a master like Efren is.

Efren3“The bottom line is, the ‘kid’ is just being ‘out-classed’ right now.”, said BOX from the commentary booth just toward the end of the night. 

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What of the Re-Match? 

As far as we know, this match is ON! POV Pool will drive to Las Vegas and stream it as a matinee price, PPV. If it runs over 8 hours we will charge for an additional 8 hours. This should pay for the bandwidth and my travel expenses. There is very little time to promote this event so I don’t expect huge numbers. Maybe, with your help, the word of mouth will spread, but I’m not going to count on it.

– Re-Match

– Bobby Emmons vs Efren Reyes

– Jan 21, 2014  /Time = ??? / @ Pool Sharks, Las Vegas

– Game = One-Pocket / Race to ??? / 9-6 Spot

– 20 JellyBeans!

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