Amit heads PHL campaign in women’s world 9-ball tilt

RUBILEN AMIT, Iris Ranola and Mary Ann Basas – the so-called Big 3 of Philippine women’s billiards – will try to extend the country’s domination of the sport when they compete in the 2012 Amway eSpring Women’s World 9-Ball Open on March 12-18 in Taipei, Taiwan.

The tournament is sanctioned by WPA and ABPU and organized by Chinese Taipei Billiards Federation (CTBF) with a total prize money of $70,000. The champion will get $20,000 while the runner-up will go home with $10,000.

“We will try our best to bring honor to our country” said the 30-year-old Amit, the 2009 Women’s World 10-Ball Championship winner and one of the top players of sportsman/businessman Aristeo “Putch” Puyat.

Amit is ranked 15th in the latest World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) women’s ranking, list while Ranola is listed ranked 24th. Basas is not listed in the top 100.

Meanwhile, Geona Christine Gregorio, Reggie Ann Biagcong and Gillian Go of Quezon City joint at No.92 spots in the WPA ranking list. Siming Chen and Xiao Fang-fu of China occupied the top two positions. Liberty Icao

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