USA & Europe Falter on Judgement Day at The Worlds
Manila, Philippines– After a highly successful Day 2 for the USA, the final Day 3 of the round robin proved to be disastrous for the western continents. Early favorites from Europe and North America were all eliminated at the end of the day and would fail to make the top half cut. 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 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. 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 11pm – 8am EST on www.insidepool.tv and broadcasted worldwide by ABS-CBN Sports and affiliates.
American pro Kim White Newsome looked prime to qualify after her shocking 6-5 win over reigning World Champion Ga Young Kim of Korea. She led 2-1 over Russia’s Mazhirina in a match where a win would put her through. Unfortunately she couldn’t pull it off and the Russian would win the spot to Day 4 with a 6-3 decision.
Former #1 ranked Vivian Villarreal of Texas had an even harder pill to swallow. She was in Group 8, called the Group of Death because of being the hardest group in this year’s Worlds. Villarreal maintained a winning record of 3 wins and 2 losses including her final match win over Venezuela. All she needed was China’s former World Champion Xiaoting Pan to win over underdog Czuprynska of Poland, and Villarreal would be assured a spot. But Pan lost 6-5 and this put Villarreal out by a mere 1 game.
On the other hand, USA’s Emily Duddy rained on the parade of Sweden’d Caroline Roos who led at one tim 5-2. Roos only needed to win over Duddy to advance. Duddy had no chance to qualify as she had been winless, and somehow managed to win her final match 6-5 which was for morale, but left Roos out of the tournament. Korea’s Yu Ram Cha was relieved as she was the beneficiary of Duddy’s win (Cha had lost to Roos 6-0 the day before). Good for the Asians but bad news for the West.
„I finally played a good match! I hope I can get the tape of that one“, said Duddy.
Finland’s Poikkijoki, Germany’s Vietz, Belgium’s Khodjaeva, and Norway’s Helvik and Christiansen were all eliminated as well.
Both Canadian pros Naomi Williams and Brittany Bryant also did not qualify.
Jennifer Barretta lost her final match on TV to Belgium’s Khodjaeva in a poor performance. Barretta thought her World Championship run ended once more in futility, but was informed afterwards that she was in a 2 way tie which she actually won because she led in the number of games won.
Misery turned into elation.
„I thought I was out. I really thought before the match that I was in a do or die situation to win. That’s why I played so bad. The pressure with the lights, TV cameras, and hundreds of fans is something I still need to get used to. We just don’t have enough tournaments in America to get ready for that. But I’m really happy and relieved that I made it through the round robin this year for the first time“, said Barretta.
Barretta faces Rubilen Amit today at 12:00pm in a USA vs Philippines battle.
www.womensworld10ball.com has complete group results.
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