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China vs Korea Guaranteed



China's Fu, Korea's Kim, China's Chen, & Korea's Cha. One of these ladies will be the World Champion.
Photo courtesy Alison Chang, Bruce Li Xiaolong & Emille BBoy Soriano







Manila, Philippines- Two of the biggest powerhouse countries in women's billiards will be punching it out for the World Championship. The Yalin Women's World 10-Ball Championship is down to the final four players, with China dominating the top bracket and South Korea dominating the bottom bracket which means in the finals both countries are guaranteed to face one another. Taiwan, Japan, Philippines, Austria, and Sweden were all eliminated.

In the top half, China #1 Xiaofang Fu will face off with 19 year old Siming Chen, last year's #1 in the world. Both players have several titles to their names already, but neither has won the World 10-Ball Championships as of yet. Fu eliminated her roommate Sha Sha Liu, another top force in China, while Chen escaped Taiwan's Ho Yun Chan where she trailed the Taiwanese at the end of the match and got fortunate to win the final 2 games for a 8-7 thriller. The outcome of the all China semi-final will be filmed live August 24th at 2pm on ABS-CBN's Studio 23.

The bottom bracket will feature the all Korea semi-final between Korea's #1 and #2 women. Ga Young Kim and Yu Ram Cha. Kim is the more decorated of the two with numerous Gold medals and international titles including 2 US Open wins. Cha won the 2010 Amway Cup and Beijing Open. Both players have attained national celebrity status in their home country of Korea. Kim has come close to winning the World 10-Ball, with a Silver in 2010 and Bronze in 2011. Neither of the ladies have won a major 10-Ball title as of yet, let alone this one, the biggest of them all. This semi-final match will be aired live at 2330pm today August 24th on ABS-CBN's Studio 23.







"I've won everything there is to win except the World 10-Ball Championship. That's why I want to win this more than anything else", said Kim.

"10-Ball is far more challenging than 9-Ball. It's definitely for the better professional players", explained men's World Champion Thorsten Hohmann.

There will be a brand new women's World Champion crowned today.

This is the biggest women's sporting event of the year in the Philippines, with the host country 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.

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

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

Ga Young's Revenge Over Jasmin: Taiwan Out of Yalin World 10-Ball

Ga Young finally beat Ouschan in Manila at theWorld 10-Ball Championship.
Photo courtesy Alison Chang, Bruce Li Xiaolong & Emille BBoy Soriano





Manila, Philippines- Ga Young Kim finally defeated her Western rival Jasmin Ouschan at the Yalin Women's World 10-Ball Championship. The win eliminated Ouschan, as well as all hopes of a European win here. The past 2 years have been dominated by Europe with Ouschan and then by Kelly Fisher of England.

This was Kim/Ouschan's second meeting this week and third time overall with Ouschan winning both times including the finals in 2010. The first this week was in the group stages where Kim led 2-0, but Ouschan came back with the win at the end 6-4. They met again today in the quarter-finals to fight for a seat into the final four tomorrow. This time, Ga Young got the better of Jasmin 8-5.

The 26 year old Ouschan and the 29 year old Kim have had a 7 year rivalry ever since Ouschan's debut win in 2005 at the BCA Open in Las Vegas. Ouschan started the event with a 9-8 win over Kim at age 19. Since then the two have battled numerous occasions, and likely will for many more years to come.


Ouschan will have to wait to settle the score next year at the World 10-Ball with Kim





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, Tour Edition Chalk, 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.

Taiwan came into the final stage with the largest contingent of players. Unfortunately, they were all eliminated by the quarter-finals. Ga Young Kim eliminated Y.T. Chan 8-3 while Korea's Yu Ram Cha took out L.H. Shan 8-4 in two blowouts. Ho Yun Tan gave China's Siming Chen a good fight till the end, but lost a disappointing 8-7.

Taiwan could take some solace in the fact that their Chinese Taipei players eliminated huge names Xiao Ting Pan of China as well as home country favorite Rubilen Amit. Taiwan will take home two 5th place finishes and hope to take the Gold next year. Taiwan has made it to the finals twice but has never won the World 10-Ball.

This is the biggest women's sporting event of the year in the Philippines, with the host country 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.

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

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



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