Renemar David: First Filipino To Play In World Junior

Mike Takayama (left), Edwin Reyes (middle), Renemar David (right)

RENEMAR 'Revo' David not only carrying the Philippine Flag but made history being the first Filipino to play in the 2006 WPA Junior World Championship slated on November 13 to 17 in Sydney, Australia.

The 16-year-old native of Candon City, Ilocos Sur got a crack to play in the said event which attracted 19 countries after finishing on top of the 18 and under in the 2006 BSCP National Championships was held in Rizal Memorial Complex in Manila. The said event won by Alex "The Lion" Pagulayan, also the 2004 World 9-ball winner.

Despite landed at 18th place, he beat another young pool sensation Carlo Biado and veteran campaigner Roel Esquillo.

"For flag and country, i hope to perform well in the World Junior." said David, playing under Edwin Reyes stable.

Reyes, also benefactor of 18-year-old pool sensation Mike "Tsoke" Takayama, Russian Petiza, Daniel dela Rosa and Romeo "Snooky" Villanueva believe his ward will perform well.

"I would like to thank the leader of the BSCP who help Revo (David) to play in the World Junior. Malaking break sa bata." said Reyes, whose business selling cue sticks.

The Chinese-Taipei doing good in this prestigious event organize by World Pool Billiards Association (WPBA) after Yun Wu Lu and compatriot Wu Chia-ching, the 17-year-old prodigy from Taishang county of Taipei won the 2004 and 2005 edition.

Meanwhile, David along his stablemate Takayama also eyeing World Pool slots when the qualifying round gets underway on Oct.28 to Nov.1 at the Star Billiards Complex in Grace St. in Quezon City.