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Bata wins anew with younger eyes

A 20-20 vision is sending Filipino pool idol Efren "Bata" Reyes back on the warpath.

Reyes scored a second major win in the US in a little over a month by topping the One-Pocket Division of the Derby City Classic Friday at the Executive West Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky.

Reyes blanked American Jason Miller, 3-0, for the championship which came after his conquest of another American rival Mike Sigel, 2-0, in the 2005 International Pool Tour 8-ball shootout last December at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

The Filipino billiards ace, who underwent a laser treatment in his eyes recently, ruled the same One Pocket tourney in 1999 — the same year he topped the World Pool Championship in Cardiff, Wales.

Reyes apparently struggled with poor eyesight early last year, losing the overall title in the Asian 9-Ball Tour and failing to advance in the knockout round of the WPC.

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