Amit finishes 2nd in Beijing Miyun 9-Ball

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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.

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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.

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