Sunday, April 19, 2009

Edwin Reyes shot dead in his home by fake DHL-delivery guys

It's sure been a lot happening the last couple of days...

First I have to say that I am still in shock after getting the message that the perhaps best cuemaker in the Philippines, Edwin Reyes, was shot dead in his house Saturday morning. He had just moved from Davao to Manila with his family, and after spending 1,5 year with the BMPAP-group working for the professional players he had decided to start spend more time with his wife and his 3 kids of age 8, 6 and 4.

There has been a "war" between the two billiard groups in the Philippines, the BMPAP and the BSCP, and Edwin was the press official of the BMPAP. He received lots of threatening text-messages on his phone, including deat threats, but he never seem too worried about it.

2 days after he moved into his new house, two men on motorcycle, disguised in DHL-uniforms had a package delivery to him. Edwin had his 4-year old kid in his arms while signing the paper, and before he finished his signature he was shot in his heart. He died at hospital within one hour.

Very, very few people knew that Edwin had just recently moved to a new house, and since the package was a broken, cheap cue many people now think he got killed because of "poolitics", and that the broken cue was a message to the rest of the BMPAP camp. Edwin never got to open the package, so it surely can't be meant for him?

I don't know what to believe. I am still in a kind of shock. It sounds unreal, but I know it has happened.

I have met Edwin on all my trips to the Philippines, and he was a good guy. I know that he will be missed by a lot of people, and I hope that his spirit and thoughts about pro pool will live on forever.

There are some work in progress for a memorial tournament for Edwin, where the goal is to collect money for his family. I will post more information about this as soon as I get the information.

R.I.P. Edwin Reyes ("Bandido on AZBilliards Forum)


Here's some threads on the forum of AZBilliards.com, about the assassination of Edwin Reyes.

http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=139253

http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=139245

http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=139248

1 kommentarer:

AnitoKid said...

RIP Edwin Reyes. You will never be forgotten.

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