Jose Parica

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Jose Parica
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Jose "Amang" Parica
Born (1949-04-18) April 18, 1949 (age 68)
La Puente, California, USA
Occupation Professional pool player

Jose Parica (born April 18, 1949 in La Puente, California, USA)[1] is a Filipino professional pool player from Manila, nicknamed "Amang" (Tagalog for "uncle") and "the Giant Killer." As a Philippine Hall of Famer, he was a part of the "Filipino invasion" in the United States, especially in the game of nine-ball.

Professional career[edit]

At age 25, Parica won fourth place in the Tokyo International Open.

In 1976, Parica organized the Philippine Pocket Billiards Association and he became its first president.

In 1978, he tied for 9th to 12th place in his first tournament in the United States, the World Open Straight Pool Championship which was won by Ray Martin. He was the only Filipino in the tournament.

In 1979, Parica was the Philippine's National 3-Cushion Champion, Rotation Champion, and Snooker Champion.[2]

Parica competed under the Men’s Professional Billiards Association for years, but did not win a U.S. title until 1986, when he won the World Open 9 Ball Child Cypress in Lexington. He followed it up with a victory in the World Classic Cup title in Aurora, Illinois.

Filipino players Efren "Bata" Reyes and Francisco "Django" Bustamante joined Parica in lording over the American circuit.[when?]

Parica had won close to one hundred tournaments in the U.S., thirteen in Japan, and three in the Philippines (the 1980, 1989 and 1992 Philippine Nine-ball Open Championships). In 1988, Parica participated in the Japanese circuit, winning eight of the nine tournaments he competed in, and placing 2nd in the other. That same year, he won the World Pro Tournament, the largest tournament of the time, beating arch-rival Reyes 9–3 in the finals. The tournament was played in Tokyo and had 900 players. Parica earned the first prize of ¥5M. That year, Parica had total winnings of $289K.

Parica was the only player to win a perfect run out match of nine-ball under race-to-11 format without misses or fouls.

He won three more tournaments in 1989.

In 1994, Parica married Aurora[3] and retired from active competition.

In late 1996, Parica resumed playing in the U.S. circuit. He lost twice to Reyes that year, and also lost to American Johnny Archer, who won Billiards Digest's Player of the Year in 1996. Parica won four tournaments that year, against Reyes’ three.

In 1997, Parica beat Reyes six in a row, and Archer seven times. Parica won five tournaments that year and was ranked 1st in world ratings. Parica won the Camel Overall Bonus of $50K. He was chosen Player of the Year in 1997 by three award-giving bodies — Billiards magazine, Billiards Digest magazine, and the Camel Pro Billiards Series.

After three tournaments in the Camel Circuit, Parica ranked 9th place with 130 points, with Bustamante at 6th and 170 points. Reyes, who missed one tournament when he represented the Philippines in Brunei, was behind with 80 points. Reyes won the World Nine-ball Open in London in early August.

Parica finished in a tie for 7th and 8th in the first leg of the tour, in Kansas; 13th in Atlanta; and 32nd in Las Vegas, in which Reyes did not compete.

With his victory in the Compton event, where six of the seven Filipinos who competed finished in the money list, Parica advanced to the next leg, at Nashville, Tennessee starting 14 September, and later at the U.S. Open in Houston, Texas on September 25–26.

Jose Parica was inducted into the Billiard Congress of America's Hall of Fame in October 2014.[4][5]

Career history[edit]

  • 2008 SoCal 14.1 Tournament
  • 2005 U.S. Open 9-Ball Championship, 2nd place
  • 2004 Joss Northeast Nine-ball Tour, November 20–21 Stop, Berlin, Connecticut, first place[6]
  • 2004 Brunswick Men's Pro Player Championship, 2nd place[6]
  • 2003 Great Seminole Senior Open, 1st place[1]
  • 2003 Pechauer Nine-ball West Coast Tour, Season Finale, 1st place[1]
  • 2003 Derby City Classic, One-pocket Champion[1]
  • 2003 Derby City Classic, Over-all Bonus Round, 2nd place[1]
  • 2003 U.S. Open 9-Ball Championship, 2nd place[1]
  • 2003 Joss Northeast Nine-ball Tour, Stop 2, 1st place[7][8]
  • 2003 Joss Northeast Nine-ball Tour, Stop 4, 1st place[7][9]
  • 2003 Joss Northeast Nine-ball Tour, Stop 5, 2nd place[7][10]
  • 2003 Joss Northeast Nine-ball Tour, Season Finale, 2nd place[1]
  • 2003 Joss Northeast Nine-ball Tour, Stop 20, 2nd place[1]
  • 2003 Predator Atlanta Nine-ball Open, 2nd place[1]
  • 2002 Derby City Classic, All-around Champion[7]
  • 2002 Derby City Classic, One-pocket Division, 2nd place[7]
  • 2002 Capital City Classic, One-pocket Champion[7]
  • 2002 Hard Times Summer Jamboree, One-pocket Champion[7]
  • 2002 Joss Northeast Nine-ball Tour, Stop 24, 2nd place[7][11]
  • 2002 Atlanta Pro Open, 2nd place[7]
  • 2002 Senior Masters III, 2nd place[7]
  • 2001 Derby City Classic, Nine-ball Banks Champion[12]
  • 2001 Karabatsos Invitational Tournament, 2nd place.[12]
  • 2001 BCA Open Nine-ball Championship, Men's Division, 2nd place[12]
  • 2001 Reno Open, 2nd place[12]
  • 2000 Hard Times Winter Jamboree, Nine-ball Division, 1st place[13]
  • 2000 Joss Northeast Nine-ball Tour, Stop 11, 1st place[12][14]
  • 2000 Joss Northeast Tour Nine-ball, Stop 4, 2nd place[13]
  • 2000 Joss Northeast Nine-ball Tour, Stop 13, 2nd place[12][15]
  • 1998 8th Annual Andy Mercer Memorial Nine-ball Classic
  • 1997 PBT Legends of Nine-ball, 1st place[16]
  • 1997 Camel Overall Winner
  • 1997 Camel Boston Open, 1st place[16]
  • 1997 Camel South Jersey Open, 1st place[16]
  • 1997 PCA Sharky's Challenge, 1st place[16]
  • 1996 PBT Darafeev Pro Nine-ball Classic, 1st place
  • 1996 Lion's Den Tournament, Las Vegas, NV
  • 1996 Shooter's Open Championships
  • 1995 On Cue Billiards Tournament, La Mesa, CA
  • 1994 Tommy's Billiards Tournament, Mesa, AZ
  • World Team Championship (Team Philippines)[not specific enough to verify]
  • 1992 Philippine Nine-ball Open Championship
  • 1991 Florida State Open
  • 1991 Ohio State Open
  • 1990 Tennessee Bar Table Championship
  • 1990 Florida State Open
  • 1990 Ohio State Open
  • 1990 World Pro Nine-ball Championship (Japan)
  • 1990 Jupiter Open
  • 1989 World Pro Nine-ball Championship (Japan)
  • 1989 International Open Nine-ball
  • 1989 Philippine Nine-ball Open Championship
  • 1988 Gandy Open
  • 1988 Japan Open
  • 1988 World Pro Tournament
  • 1988 Gandy Open
  • 1986 Great American Open
  • 1986 Clyde Childress Open, Classic Cup V USPPA Pro, first place[16]
  • 1982 Playboy All-around Classic
  • 1980 International,[not specific enough to verify] Taiwan, All-around Champion
  • 1980 Philippine Nine-ball Open Championship
  • 1979 Japan Open
  • 1978 International,[not specific enough to verify] Japan, All-around Champion
  • Philippine Hall of Fame awardee

Winnings[edit]

  • 2013 Winnings: $ 3,010.00
  • 2012 Winnings: $ 6,800.00
  • 2011 Winnings: $11,670.00
  • 2010 Winnings: $ 9,675.00
  • 2009 Winnings: $12,650.00
  • 2008 Winnings: $23,165.00
  • 2007 Winnings: $19,495.00
  • 2006 Winnings: $33,597.00
  • 2005 Winnings: $40,994.00
  • 2004 Winnings: $25,926.00
  • 2003 Winnings: $75,670.00
  • 2002 Winnings: $53,695.00
  • 2001 Winnings: $43,690.00
  • 2000 Winnings: $16,050.00

Charges on assault[edit]

In the early 1990s, Parica attacked a man whom he said was troubling his wife. The battered man had a different story, stating that Parica robbed him of his belongings. Parica was imprisoned for one day. After paying fines and testifying in court, Parica won the case and was released.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "2003 Player Profiles: Jose 'Amang' Parica" Archived 2007-02-02 at the Wayback Machine., AZBilliards.com, 2003; accessed February 10, 2007
  2. ^ The Snap, April/May 1990, p. 64
  3. ^ First Filipino: Jose "Amang" Parica. Firstfilipino.blogspot.com (2009-04-18). Retrieved on 2016-06-17.
  4. ^ "Immonen, Parica Elected to BCA Hall of Fame". Billiards Digest. Retrieved 10-08-2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. ^ "Hall of Fame Inductees, 2011-2018". Billiard Congress of America. Retrieved October 30, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "2004 Player Profiles: Jose 'Amang' Parica" Archived 2007-02-02 at the Wayback Machine., AZBilliards.com, 2004; accessed February 10, 2007
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "2002 Player Profiles: Jose 'Amang' Parica" Archived 2007-02-02 at the Wayback Machine., AZBilliards.com, 2002; accessed February 10, 2007
  8. ^ "2003 Joss Northeast Tour Stop 2, September 21–22, 2002, Break Time Billiards, Salisbury, MD" Archived 2007-02-02 at the Wayback Machine., AZBilliards.com, 2002; accessed February 10, 2007. Event was held in 2002, but was part of the "2003 Tour"; it is listed as a 2003 event for purposes of this article.
  9. ^ "2003 Joss Northeast Tour Stop 4, October 12–13, 2002, Eight Bill Billiard Parlor, Quincy, MA" Archived 2007-02-02 at the Wayback Machine., AZBilliards.com, 2002; accessed February 10, 2007. Event was held in 2002, but was part of the "2003 Tour"; it is listed as a 2003 event for purposes of this article.
  10. ^ "2003 Joss Northeast Tour Stop 5, October 19–20, 2002, Bristol Billiards, Bristol, CT" Archived 2007-02-02 at the Wayback Machine., AZBilliards.com, 2002; accessed February 10, 2007. Event was held in 2002, but was part of the "2003 Tour"; it is listed as a 2003 event for purposes of this article.
  11. ^ "2002 Joss Northeast Tour Stop 24, April 20–21, 2002, Country Club Billiards, Chelmsford, MA" Archived 2007-02-02 at the Wayback Machine., AZBilliards.com, 2002; accessed February 10, 2007
  12. ^ a b c d e f "2001 Player Profiles: Jose 'Amang' Parica" Archived 2007-02-02 at the Wayback Machine., AZBilliards.com, 2001; accessed February 10, 2007
  13. ^ a b "2000 Player Profiles: Jose 'Amang' Parica" Archived 2007-02-02 at the Wayback Machine., AZBilliards.com, 2000; accessed February 10, 2007
  14. ^ "2000 Joss Northeast Tour Stop 11, January 6–7, 2001, Pockets Billiards, Bradford, MA" Archived 2007-02-02 at the Wayback Machine., AZBilliards.com, 2001; accessed February 10, 2007. Event was held in 2001, but was part of the "2000 Tour"; it is listed as a 2000 event for purposes of this article.
  15. ^ "2000 Joss Northeast Tour Stop 13, January 20–21, 2001 Archived 2007-02-02 at the Wayback Machine., Rhode Island Billiard Club, North Providence, RI"], AZBilliards.com, 2001; accessed February 10, 2007. Event was held in 2001, but was part of the "2000 Tour"; it is listed as a 2000 event for purposes of this article.
  16. ^ a b c d e "2004 Player Profiles: Jose 'Amang' Parica: Previous Titles" Archived 2007-02-02 at the Wayback Machine., AZBilliards.com, 2004; accessed February 10, 2007; stats originate with Billiards Digest magazine
  17. ^ "What About Parica?". Billiards Digest. Retrieved May 2, 2010. 

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