China, Philippines, Taiwan Dominate Final Qualifiers at Worlds
Manila, Philippines– 28 women from around the world stretching from China, Indonesia, South Korea, and even the United States too the long journey to Manila for a crack at the greatest title in women’s billiards. Only 5 of these ladies would move onto the elite 48 world championship field. Of these 5, China, Philippines, and Taiwan would win the berths. Dragon Promotions is pleased to announce the fifth installment of the greatest women’s tournament in the world, the 2013 Yalin Women’s World 10-Ball Championship! This year’s edition will take place October 28th – November 4th,2013 to luxurious Resorts World Manila, an upscale hotel and casino adding onto the dynamic atmosphere of the coveted championship. Final Stage 1 Qualifiers were held at Star Billiards Manila on October 28-29th An elite 48 world class lady pros, the best of the best from 20 countries, will attend the event to decide who is the World Champion. This year’s event is again title sponsored by Yalin Tables, one of the premier billiard table manufacturers of the world. Matches will air live daily from 11pm – 8am EST on www.insidepool.tv .
The first qualifier came to a nailbiter to the very last game with China’s 17 year old Gao Meng winning 7-6 for her first time qualifying for the Yalin World 10-Ball in her third year now.
Next Filipina Iris Ranola escaped in a thriller against 13 year old Chinese phenom Wei Zhu Chien when Wei missed the final 10-Ball for Iris to win 7-6.
In Qualifier 3, Taiwan’s Lai Hui Shan won in less dramatic fashion 7-3 over Japan’s Masami Nouchi.
In Qualifier 4, China’s Wu Jing demolished Filipina Cheska Centeno 7-1.
In the final Qualifier, Cheska Centeno won a final thriller for the final spot into the Worlds with a 5-4 escape from Japan’s Nouchi, who once again had to taste bitter defeat of coming so close.
Filipina Gillian Go, 16 years old, was the beneficiary of the wild card spot to the highest finishing Filipina in the qualifiers when Centeno won the final spot.
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The young ladies were exhausted from the 3 days of arduous competition that lasted from 10am until 1am daily and repeated the following day.
The women qualifying champions will now join the international field vying for the World Title. The reigning World Champion Ga Young Kim of South Korea will be defending her title against all comers. The comers will be hailing from countries such as Russia, Iran, China, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Korea,
Belgium, Australia, Taiwan, France, Philippines, Singapore, Poland, the United States and many more.
„These young ladies worked so hard to qualify. There were a lot of tears shed by those who came close to qualifying and hugs and celebration by the very few who made it. And we haven’t even gotten to the main drama of the Worlds yet! It’s going to be an emotional ride for another week“, said Charlie Williams of Dragon Promotions, Executive Producer of the Yalin World Championship.
The Yalin World Championships will be live streamed on www.insidepool.tv and sponsored by www.JBET.com , Official Table YALIN, Official Cue OB Cues, Official Balls by Aramith, Official Cloth Championship, Official Chalk Master by Tweeten Fibre, Official Magazine Pool & Billiard Magazine, Star Paper Corporation, www.SabongKing.com, and www.BaseGameph.com .
The Women’s World Championship is produced by Dragon Promotions and filmed by ABS-CBN Sports airing on BALLS, Studio 23, and a dozen other networks in countries worldwide. With massive media and global networks covering the Yalin Women’s World 10-Ball Championship, it will continue as still the biggest and most watched women’s billiard event in the world.