Francisco Bustamante

  • 8-Ball Championship: semi-finalist (2005)
  • 9-Ball World Cup: Victory (2010)
  • 14/1 World Cup: Finalist (2008)
  • U.S. Open (9- Ball): semi-finalist (2005)
  • WPM: Victory (1998, 2001)

Francisco Bustamante ( born December 29, 1963) is a Filipino pool player.

His first big success was the victory at the World Pool Masters 1998. A year later, he made it to the semifinals of the 9-Ball World Cup, but where he lost to compatriot and eventual champion Efren Reyes. In 2002, he made ​​it even to the finals of the 9-Ball World Championship, but lost with 17:15 against Earl Strickland, having previously for the second time the World Pool Masters won a year.

After 2002, his responsibilities included yet in the ESPN Sudden Death 7 -Ball tournament and - the World Cup of Pool won in 2006 and 2009 - together with Efren Reyes as a team Philippines. Even in the big tournaments he continued to deliver good results; among other things, he reached in 2005 at the 8-Ball Championship and the U.S. Open 9- Ball a place in the semi-finals.

In 2008, he again missed his first victory in a World Cup when he became the 14 and 1 World Cup lost in the final against Niels Feijen. For the first time world champion, he was finally two years later, when he WPA 9-Ball World Championship 2010 with 13:7 defeated Kuo Po - Cheng in Doha.

1993 and 1994, Bustamante was German singles champion.

Since 2010 he is a member of the Hall of Fame of the Billiard Congress of America.