Ranola, Amit crash out of Women's World 9-ball in China
By Marlon Bernardino
Wed, 20 Jun 2012
REIGNING Southeast Asian Games double gold medalist Iris Ranola and former Women's World 10-ball champion Rubilen Amit, both bowed out of contention in the knock-out stages of the 2012 World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) Women?s World 9-Ball Open Championship Wednesday in Shenyang, China.
The Zamboanga native Ranola lost to Allison Fisher of Great Britain, 9-6, while the Cebuana ace Amit yielded to Chichiro Kawahara of Japan, 9-2, in the Round-of-32.
Fisher continued her winning run after dumping Monica Webb of the United States, 9-7, but bowed to Tan, Ho-Yun of Chinese-Taipei, 9-8, in the following round.
Kawahara Cinderella run's, meantime was halted by Siming Chen of China, 9-0. Chen goes up against countryman Fu, Xiao-Fang in the next round of this $160,000 total pot prize tournament which offers $40,000 to the champion.
Meanwhile, Ranola and Amit will joined compatriots Efren "Bata" Reyes, Francisco "Django" Bustamante and Dennis "Robocop" Orcollo to carrying the country's color for the World Team Championships in Beijing, China at the end of June.
The Filipino cue artists oversees campaign is supported by Philippine Billiards God Father Aristeo ?Putch? Puyat of Puyat Sports and sportsman/businessman Ceferino "Perry" Mariano of Bugsy Promotions.
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