Bustamante earns AzB Player Ranking Top Spot

Francisco Bustamante

An undefeated run through both events at the Hard Times Billiards Summer Jamboree was more than enough to propel Francisco Bustamante to the top of the AzB Player Ranking list this week. Bustamante won both the 9-ball and one pocket divisions and climbed six places into the top position.

Last week's #1 player, Shane Van Boening, dropped to third place while Efren Reyes held strong at second. Both Johnny Archer and young Austin Murphy held in 4th and 5th place.

Xiao-Ting Pan remains the top rated female player. Pan actually climbed one spot on the list while her closest rival, Jeanette Lee, dropped two spots to #12.

A 9th place finish in the Hard Times 9-Ball event earned Jeff Gregory the distinction of highest climbing player as he rose 2973 spots to 42nd place. Second highest climber was Viking Tour Ladies Event winner Katie Cowan who climbed 1964 places to 25th place.

The AzB Player Rankings are based completely on website user's interest in a player on a week to week basis. Rankings are updated every Monday evening.

File photo courtesy of Diana Hoppe - Pool Pics by Hoppe