Reyes, Amit Win World Pool Mixed Doubles Championship in China

Reyes embraces Amit

Efren "Bata" Reyes and inaugural World Women's 10-ball champion Rubilen Amit teamed up to win their second World Mixed Doubles Championship at the Liberation Shopping Center in Hangzhou, China Friday night.

Reyes who is 54, still had some magic still left in him and together with Amit, who has played steady pool all throughout the tournament, repeated their 2009 victory in the inaugural championships organized by Dragon Promotions and staged in SM North Edsa beating the formidable American tandem of Johnny "The Scorpion" Archer and "The Black Widow" Jeannette Lee 10-6.

Aristeo "Putch" Puyat of Puyat Sports, one of the longtime patrons of Philippine pool told us that Reyes and Amit edged ahead at 6-5 and conceded only one of the last five racks to win the coveted title and a handsome trophy.

The Philippine pair edged China's Hi Wen Li and Si Ming Chen in a gripping semi final showdown 9-8. The Chinese pair later said they were hoping the Filipinos win the championship.

The Chinese duo lost the battle for third to the English pair of Allison Fisher  and Craig Osborne.