Rubilen Amit Wins 2nd Gold at Yalin Women’s World 10-Ball Championship
Manila, Philippines– In a Europe versus Asia finale, Filipina Rubilen Amit took down Great Britain’s Kelly Fisher in a world class battle of billiard heavyweights. The final four players of the World Championship narrowed down between China, Taiwan, England, and the Philippines. Amit was the lone soldier left after the round robin stage of the tournament. Dragon Promotions brings the greatest women’s tournament in the world once more to the Philippines with the 2013 Yalin Women’s World 10-Ball Championship! This year’s edition will took 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. 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. Matches will air live daily from 2pm-7pm Manila time on www.insidepool.tv and broadcasted worldwide by ABS-CBN Sports and affiliates.
Though China and Taiwan have been dominating forces in Asia pool, both countries have never won the World 10-Ball, considered to be the hardest title to win. Pei Chen Tsai of Taiwan and Han Yu of China would both have their chances to make history if they could get past their respective opponents of Rubilen Amit and Kelly Fisher.
In the first semi-finals, this would be a re-match of 2011 when Tsia defeated Amit in the quarter finals. This time Amit got her revenge in a back and forth see-saw match which Amit won 9-6.
In the second semi, this was an exact re-match of 2011 semi finals where Yu and Fisher faced off to win the right to the finals. Fisher won by a fair margin then, and a huge margin now with a 9-2 whopping win.
„I may have to give the edge to Kelly who has more experience winning on the international stage“, commented Allison Fisher who did the commentary for the Championship match. Most of the experts would agree Kelly had the nod on experience. But Amit had different plans in front of her home crowd
The finals was a classic blow by blow exchange between two heavyweights in pool. Fisher jumped to a 2-0 lead before Amit could blink. Eventually the lead was at 3-1 in Fisher’s favor. Amit then mounted a comeback to take the lead at 4-3. A huge scratch by Amit in the side pocket on the 10-Ball turned the momentum again as Fisher re-took the lead and eventually went up to 6-4. The ever steady Amit re-grouped and steadily pocketed one by one and safety exchanged with Kelly in several games, and managed another streak of 5 games in a row to reach the hill at 9-6. Fisher stopped the bleeding and made it 9-7 after a great runout. Then the next game she had a golden opportunity to get within 2 game of the World Title but unexpectedly missed an easy 8-Ball. Amit methodically made the final 3 balls for the win and was so overcome with emotion she actually leaped into the arms of her opponent! Fortunately for Amit, Kelly caught her.
„She played great and deserves the win“, said Fisher on Amit’s second World Championship win. Kelly had gone undefeated in 9 matches in a row until her loss in the finals.
Amit had dropped two losses in the round robin stage but managed to make it through and then won 5 in a row for the title.
„I’m so happy right now. The fans who supported me the whole week was such a huge impact. They helped me win. I love them all! And I love Dragon Promotions for making this event“ said Amit in her closing ceremony speech as she jumped and unexpectedly kissed Charlie Williams on the cheek. „This year the win is definitely bigger for me than my first World Championship win. Five years ago it was a new event, but now everyone knows how much this event means.“
„You really can’t find a better person in pool than Rubilen. She is not only a world champion professional, she is a world champion person“, commented Charlie Williams, Executive Producer of the event from Dragon Promotions.
www.womensworld10ball.com has complete group results.
The Yalin Women’s World 10-Ball Championship is created and produced by Dragon Promotions and officially recognized by the WPA
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