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Francisco Bustamante

Francisco Bustamante-02 Francisco Bustamante is a Filipino professional pocket billiards (pool) player from Tarlac, nicknamed "Django", after the lead character of the film of the same name, and sometimes also called "Bustie", especially in the United States.

Bustamante has been playing since the age of ten, and has won titles such as the Munich Masters, The German Nine-ball Championship, and the Japan Nine-ball Championship, making him one of billiard’s greatest international stars.

With his win in Tulsa, Bustamante locked up the 1998 Camel Pro Billiards Series year-long point fund’s top spot. He then finished the season in record breaking style, winning the Columbus 10-Ball Open and becoming the first player to win three Camel titles in one season. His Columbus 10-Ball title also completed the first ever Camel trifecta, with titles in each of the three games contested on the Camel Pro Billiards Series: eight-ball, nine-ball and ten-ball. Known for his graceful style at the table and his signature behind-the-back shot, Bustamante is one of the best Filipino players of the game along with fellow Kapampangan Efren Reyes, Marlon Manalo and Ronato Alcano. He also holds the world record for having the most powerful break shot: 43 miles per hour.

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