Day 1 of Yalin Women’s World Championship
by Sally Lee
The ladies of the 2010 Yalin Women’s World 10-Ball Championship
48 of the greatest women players in the world started Day 1 of the 2010 Yalin Women’s World 10-Ball Championship. The event kicked off with a delicious lunch buffet for the press conference of the event at the elegant Nuvo City Lifestyle Center. Several members of the press were there to interview all the players.
The Dragon Promotions produced event will take place October 23 starting with the Stage 1 Qualifier at Star Billiards Manila, the players meeting and press conference October 24, and then the main event October 25-29th,2010 taking place at Robinson’s Galleria connected to the Crowne Plaza, host hotel of the event. Nuvo City Lifestyle Center will host the non-televised matches at their nearby event hall in Quezon City. 48 of the world’s greatest women’s players will attend the event to become the World Champion of 10-Ball. This year’s event is title sponsored by Yalin Tables, the premier billiard table manufacturer in China.
Allison Fisher started off her event right with an opening 6-2 win over Venezuela’s Mirjana Grujicic on the live TV table. Fisher will be aiming for her third straight finals appearance at this event possibly.
“She played better than I expected, and I’d say she plays far better than the other South American women I’ve seen,” said Fisher after the match who was impressed by Grujicic’s game.
The biggest upset of the day was probably Karen Corr‘s 6-4 loss to China’s Jia Li. Corr had led the match briefly at 4-3, but lost the last 3 racks. Kelly Fisher had a near loss when her opponent Charlene Chai of Singapore missed an easy 10-Ball to tie the match at 5-5. Jasmin Ouschan of Austria cruised through her first two matches .
China’s Han Yu is looking good. The 17 year old wonder who won the All Japan Championship last year punished Julie Kelly of Ireland 6-1 and Japan’s Keiko Yukawa 6-4. Korea’s triple threat of Ga Young Kim, Yu Ram Cha, and Eun Ji Park all showed that Korea will be a force once again as all three players went undefeated.
Philippines started off well through defending champion Iris Ranola’s sound 6-3 win over USA’s Angel Paglia and Iris Ranola trampled China’s Wu Jing 6-2 and also Canada’s Veronique Menard.
The Yalin Women’s World 10-Ball Championship is sponsored by BCN Balls, Leqi Cloth, Crown Plaza Galleria Ortigas, Magic 89.9, Philippines Star, Nuvo City, and Robinson’s Galleria. The event will be airing on ABS-CBN and internationally on ESPN Star Sports. The event will be broadcasted live for all five days of the main event on ABS-CBN with 25 hours of broadcast television coverage. Www.Top147.com will also be giving it live daily coverage in China.
Stories, complete info and updates will be on www.WomensWorld10Ball.com and Brackets will be hosted by www.AZbilliards.com
With these global network and media partners the Yalin Women’s World 10-Ball Championship will be the biggest and most watched women’s billiard event in history.
Yalin Billiard Goods Co., Ltd., established in 1993, located in Jinan the Northern part of China, is specialized in the production of high quality billiard tables and accessories. In its 100,000 square meters facility, Jinan Yalin Billiards is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of billiard tables and products in its. Yalin manufactures many kinds of billiard tables and its accessories including Snooker tables, American style pool tables and Russian pyramid style. Also other sporting games such as family billiard/tennis table; international standard tennis table for entertainment, and any customer designed tables. Yalin has received the highest marks internationally than any other Asian manufacturer and was selected by Brunswick Billiards as their sole exclusive partner in China. Yalin has exported high quality tables to over 70 countries including the United States, France, Canada, Russia, Japan, Singapore, Arabia, and more. Visit http://www.yalin.cn/