Former world champion Rubi¬len Amit settled for the runner-up honors in the 2015 Chinese Billiards and Snooker Association (CBSA) Beijing Miyun 9-Ball International Tournament held in Beijing, China.
The 34-year-old Mandaue, Cebu pride absorbed a close 9-11 decision at the hands of World No. 2 Chen Siming of China in the championship match.
Chen started strong with a 5-2 lead when Amit unleashed powerful breaks and flawless ball placing in the next frames to take an 8-6 advantage.
The Chinese player, however, capitalized on Amit’s costly errors to regain the lead, 10-8. Amit cleared the 19th rack to save a match point, 9-10, but Chen kept her composure en route to winning her second-straight CBSA title.
Amit, a two-time World Women’s 10-Ball champion, made it to the finals by ousting Chinese Gao Meng in the semifinals, 9-5.
She also defeated South Koreans Eunji Park in the first round, 9-5, and Ga Young Kim in the quarterfinals, 9-8.
It was Amit’s third runner-up finish this year after placing second in the Amway World Pool-Billiard Association Women’s 9-Ball World Open held in Taipei, Taiwan in April.
Amit also wound up second in the 2015 Southeast Asian Games 9-Ball event held in Singapore where she lost to compatriot Czeska Centeno in the gold-medal match.