Francisco Bustamante – Philippines
Age – 40
Based – Manila, Philippines
Nickname – Django
Hobbies – Sports and Shopping
Cue Used – Bear
Achievements – 2003 International Challenge of Champions winner, 2003 Japan Open Champion, 2002 World Pool Championship runner-up, 2001 World Pool Masters Champion, 2002 Japan Open Champion, 1998 and 2002 Player of the Year.
One of the true superstars of world pool, Bustamante has been a constant winner throughout his career with victories in Europe, Asia and the USA. Having a successful 2002, Busta met with heartbreak at the World Championship on the eve of his last 16 match at the World Championship in Cardiff, he learned of the death of his eight month old daughter back in the Philippines. Django captured the pool world’s hearts as he bravely battled on winning that match and then quarter and semi-finals before losing by a narrow margin to Earl Strickland in the final. Bustamante is a popular man in the pool world and his break breaking style is loved by the fans. He played in the inaugural World Pool League back in 1998 and will be looking to liven up an uncharacteristically flat season with a win.
Francisco Bustamante is the 2003 International Champion of Champions, the 2004 World All Stars Cup Champion, the 2002 Player of the Year, Asian Games gold medalist, and the Gabriel 9-Ball Las Vegas Invitational Champion. He began playing pool in 1982 and currently resides in Manila, Philippines.
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