Taiwan’s Lin Hsiao Chi Fights onto Main Stage at Yalin Women’s World 10-Ball Championship
by Charlie Williams
Manila, Philippines – Taiwan utterly dominated the first day of the World Championship in the qualifying rounds taking the first 4 spots. The heats were open to any woman willing to take a shot at the world’s biggest title in women’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 Taipei team of women shutout the contingents from Japan, China, and hometown Philippines. Unfortunately, Taiwanese heroine Shin Mei Liu, a 2x World Champion in 9-Ball, made it to the semis twice both in Qualifier 1 and Qualifier 2, but lost the deciding matches and missed the cut both times. She has 3 more chances today in the final 3 heats.
Qualifier 1 winners: Wei Tzu Chien and Chan Ya Ting
Qualifier 2 winners. Lin Hsiao Chi and Tan Ho Yun
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.
The Dragon Promotions produced WPA 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.
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