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World Champions Ready for Yalin World Championship


A total of 9 World Champions from Korea, Philippines, China, Austria, England, and Taiwan will be vying for this year’s Yalin Women’s World 10-Ball Championship. The press conference held at Crowne Plaza featured a Q&A with the stars with media from all around the world including journalists from China, Japan, and Philippines.  Out of the 9 World Champions, only three of them have a title in this event which are Rubilen Amit (2009), Jasmin Ouschan (2010), and Kelly Fisher (2011).
 

This is the biggest sports event of the year for women, as host country Philippines will be featuring the best players from Italy, Japan, China, Canada, Australia, Indonesia, South Korea, Russia, South Africa, India, Iran, Netherlands, Sweden, Venezuela, England, Norway, Taiwan, Austria, and Singapore.


A room full of the best of the best. DP Founder and producer Charlie Williams was the MC of the press con

“This is my first international event overseas where my coach hasn’t been with me. But we still talk everyday and he reminds me what I need to do. He has been coaching me since I was four years old, so I already know what he wants me to do”, said Jasmin Ouschan of Austria in her fourth appearance here at the World 10-Ball.

“The talent in pool was much higher than I thought when I first came over to the United States. I didn’t win as much as I thought I would. It took me a long time to win my first World Championship in pool which was here in Manila last year. It gave me a lot of confidence which has carried on since then”, said Kelly Fisher of England who is the defending champion of the event.

“Am I here to win or have a good time? That’s a good question. Actually it’s my first time here in the Philippines and I brought my family and friends with me. So I feel very relaxed and very happy to be here. I think I’ll play well because of that”, said Xiao Ting Pan of China, the country’s top star and former World 9-Ball winner.

The ladies were witty and entertaining during the dinner and press interviews

“Winning the World 10-Ball Championship was a life changing moment. At the time, the win helped me and my family financially, so the timing couldn’t have been better for us”, said Rubilen Amit who went on to win two more huge title with Efren Reyes at the World Mixed Doubles in back to back wins.

“I want to win this World 10-Ball more than any other event. I always want to win the biggest tournaments, and have not been able to win this yet”, said Korea’s Ga Young Kim, a former 2x World 9-Ball champion.

10-Ball has now been established as the toughest game in professional pool and preferred over 9-Ball amongst pros due to the higher level of skill and reduced luck factor of the game.

Other notable players in the field that have a good shot to win the much sought after title includes former World #1 Siming Chen of China, Chieh-Yu Chou of Taiwan, Pei Chen Tsai of Taiwan (last year’s Silver Medalist), and Yu Ram Cha of S.Korea.

Dark horse talents that could surprise here at the World Championship include South Korea’s Eunji Erica Park who has gotten two 5th place finishes, Filipina Iris Ranola a runner-up at the US Open, Brittany Bryant of Canada a former Junior World Champ, and Akimi Kajitani of Japan, a semi-finalist at the 2009 World 10-Ball.

Follow the ladies at  http://www.facebook.com/womensworld10ball  For more info email womensworld10ball@gmail.com Complete info and news  visit  http://www.yalin.cn/
Results and brackets can be found at www.womensworld10ball.com 

Players from China, Japan, Taiwan, and Philippines also qualified in the heats that were open to any woman willing to take a shot at the world’s biggest title in lady’s billiards. A total of an elite 48 players make up the field of the Yalin Women’s World 10-Ball Championship.

The Dragon Promotions produced 4th Annual Yalin Women’s World 10-Ball Championship is the most followed women’s event of the year. In the host country of the Philippines, it is the biggest female sporting event of the country. The event is supported by Asian table mammoth Yalin Billiards, advanced cue engineer OB Cues, long lasting Championship Tour Edition Cloth, top playing Aramith Balls, and #1 TV network broadcaster ABS-CBN. Star Billiards and Pool & Billiard Magazine are also proud supporters. This year’s edition will take place August 20th-24th once again at Robinson’s Galleria Mall, which has now become synonymous for creating the dynamic atmosphere of the coveted championship. Robinson’s Galleria is connected to the host hotel Crowne Plaza Galleria. 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.

An elite 48 world class pros and international women superstars will attend the event to fight it out. With the one goal in mind: to become the World Champion of 10-Ball.

 

13 Year Old Girl Qualifies for World 10-Ball! China & Taiwan Split Second Qualifying Heats


Teenage sensation Centeno(far right 2nd to end) with Filipina World Champion Rubilen Amit & Marcel Sabio CFO of Championship Cloth next to Iris Ranola SEA Games Gold medalist during the Press Con Dinner
Mark this name as one to remember in the near future, Cheska Centeno. The Filipina 13 year old won the 3rd qualifying heat of the Yalin Women’s World 10-Ball Championship Stage 1. She will be joining her first World Championship amongst the world’s elite such as Kelly Fisher of England, Austria’s Jasmin Ouschan, and even following the footsteps perhaps of Philippines most prized women’s athletes, Rubilen Amit.
Cheska Centeno defeated fellow Filipina Geona Gregorio in a tightly contested 7-5 score in the finals. Geona is a college champion from Bugsy Promotions.

“Cheska is seriously good”, observed Emille “Bboy”Soriano, co-event manager of the World 10-Ball Championship and expert billiards commentator for ABS-CBN.

“I played with Cheska 2 years ago and was impressed by her game. I’m really happy to be a role model for young girls playing pool in the Philippines”, said Amit, the 2009 World 10-Ball Champion.

In the 4th qualifying heats at the start of Day, China’s Wu Jing fought her way into the Yalin World 10-Ball along with the 5th Taiwanese to qualify, Ms.Lai Hui Shan.
Taiwan utterly dominated the first day of the World Championship in the qualifying rounds taking the first 4 spots.

Taiwan has long been the arch rivals of the Philippines in pocket billiards, so it will be interesting to see how this week unfolds in Manila. Three Filipinas will now enter the main stage of the World Championship.

The heats were open to any woman willing to take a shot at the world’s biggest title in lady’s billiards. Players from China, Japan, Taiwan, and Philippines will be the dominant forces in the Stage 1 field fighting their way into Stage 2 to become one of the elite 48 players of the Yalin Women’s World 10-Ball Championship. The matches started yesterday for a total of 6 qualifying heats to enter the star studded field of over 20 countries from Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Australia, and Asia.

The Dragon Promotions produced 4th Annual Yalin Women’s World 10-Ball Championship is the most followed women’s event of the year. In the host country of the Philippines, it is the biggest female sporting event of the country. The event is supported by Asian table mammoth Yalin Billiards, advanced cue engineer OB Cues, long lasting Championship Tour Edition Cloth, top playing Aramith Balls, and #1 TV network broadcaster ABS-CBN. This year’s edition will take place August 20th-24th once again at Robinson’s Galleria Mall, which has now become synonymous for creating the dynamic atmosphere of the coveted championship. Robinson’s Galleria is connected to the host hotel Crowne Plaza Galleria. An elite 48 world class pros and international women superstars will attend the event to fight it out. With the one goal in mind: to become the World Champion of 10-Ball.

Follow the Women at    http://www.facebook.com/womensworld10ball  Complete info and news  visit www.womensworld10ball.com   http://www.yalin.cn/
For more info email womensworld10ball@gmail.com

The Yalin Women’s World 10-Ball Championship is additionally sponsored by ABS-CBN Sports, Robinson’s Galleria, Star Billiards, OB Cues, Championship Cloth, Aramith Balls, and Crowne Plaza Galleria Ortigas. 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.

Japan Redeems: Heartbreaks & Triumph for Liu at Women’s World 10-Ball Heats!

Taiwan’s Shin Mei Liu had a soul testing 2 days at the Qualifiers for the World Championship in Manila

Manila, Philippines-  Japan finally ended it’s dry streak of 3 qualifiers where none of its 8 members scoring a single spot into the Yalin Women’s World 10-Ball Championship. In the final qualifier, both Kimura Maki and Junko Tsuchiya defeated their foreign foes to take the final 2 spots into the main stage of the World Championship. However there was one final sudden death qualifier held due to the unexpected cancellation of one of the main event’s entrants. This proved to be the saving grace for one special player at the end of the late night.
 
The most dramatic moment of the World Championship so far took place in the final match between Japan’s Tsuchiya and Taiwan’s former 2x World Champion Shin Mei Liu. Liu had played in 3 qualifying heats already and lost in 2 finals. This was now her 3rd finals. Tsuchiya was the underdog but leapt to an amazing 5-0 lead in the race to 7 games. Even more incredibly, Liu broke and ran 6 consecutive racks to take the lead back 6-5. Somehow Tsuchiya managed to tie the match at 6-6 pushing it to a nailbiting final game. With needing only the final 3 balls on the table, Liu seemingly had it in the bag when she abruptly missed an easy 8-Ball. Looking doomed, Liu sat down while Tsuchiya seemed to have the case game when she made the 8-Ball and then left herself out of position on the 9-ball. She missed the 9-ball and a ray of hope came to Liu. Liu had no offensive shot, so she opted for a safety behind the 10-ball which was laying perfect for that shot. She made a great safety, but unexpectedly she accidentally made the 9-ball! Because she did not call the pocket intended, the inning ended and Tsuchiya was given another turn and she was left with a very easy 10-ball for the win. Heartbreak!
 
Liu had lost now in 3 finals, and in the last in an unfortunate spectacular fashion. But she had one last chance, to win the final one spot opened by the fortunes of fate from a no-show player. It was already midnite, and she had played since 10:00am. Somehow, she mustered the courage and energy that must come from her past experience as World Champion. Liu finally delivered the winning 10-Ball over Japan’s Li Jia in the finals, Liu’s fourth finals in 2 days. 
 
“We really pitied her. She had the best record in the tournament and came so close three times. If she would’ve lost the fourth, I couldn’t even imagine the pain she would feel”, said Emille Soriano, sports analyst for ABS-CBN Sports, the event TV broadcaster.
 
“I’m really glad Shin Mei got it at the end. You can’t help but root for her at that point. Liu also got the silver here in the 2009 World 10-Ball, so she has a good game and a shot. She definitely more than earned her spot this time”, said Cindy Lee, CEO of Dragon Promotions.

The heats were open to any woman willing to take a shot at the world’s biggest title in lady’s billiards. Players from China, Japan, Taiwan, and Philippines will be the dominant forces in the Stage 1 field fighting their way into Stage 2 to become one of the elite 48 players of the Yalin Women’s World 10-Ball Championship. The matches started yesterday in the qualifying heats to enter the star studded field of over 20 countries from Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Australia, and Asia.

The Dragon Promotions produced 4th Annual Yalin Women’s World 10-Ball Championship is the most followed women’s event of the year. In the host country of the Philippines, it is the biggest female sporting event of the country. The event is supported by Asian table mammoth Yalin Billiards, advanced cue engineer OB Cues, long lasting Championship Tour Edition Cloth, top playing Aramith Balls, and #1 TV network broadcaster ABS-CBN. This year’s edition will take place August 20th-24th once again at Robinson’s Galleria Mall, which has now become synonymous for creating the dynamic atmosphere of the coveted championship. Robinson’s Galleria is connected to the host hotel Crowne Plaza Galleria. An elite 48 world class pros and international women superstars will attend the event to fight it out. With the one goal in mind: to become the World Champion of 10-Ball.

Follow the Women at    http://www.facebook.com/womensworld10ball  Complete info and news  visit www.womensworld10ball.com   http://www.yalin.cn/
For more info email womensworld10ball@gmail.com

The Yalin Women’s World 10-Ball Championship is additionally sponsored by ABS-CBN Sports, Robinson’s Galleria, Star Billiards, OB Cues, Championship Cloth, Aramith Balls, and Crowne Plaza Galleria Ortigas. 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.

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