Hui-Kai Hsia – Chinese Taipei
Age – 28
Based – Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Nickname – ‘The Assassin’
Hobbies – Jogging and reading
Years Playing – 14 years
Achievements – Two times World Junior Pool Champion, 2003 Asian Champion, 3rd Place San Miguel Asian Tour in Singapore, 2003 World Pool Championship Quarter-Finalist, 2003 World Pool Masters Runner-up
Twice the World Junior Pool Champion, Hsia has been one of the top players in the world for the best part of a decade. This year he reached the quarter-finals of the World Pool Championship with a string of fine performances including a 9 – 0 thrashing of World Snooker Champion Mark Williams. Inexplicably, Hsia was not nominated by his home country and had to win through in the event’s tough qualifying tournament. He followed that up with a great run in August’s World Pool Masters where he made it to the final only to be beaten by Tony Drago. Away from pool Hsia is married and has an 1 year old son. This is Hsia’s first attempt at the World Pool League and he should prove highly dangerous.
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