• Pinay cue master Amit ascends to no. 5 in world rankings

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    World champion Rubilen Amit is now ranked No. 5 in the world based on the latest ranking released by the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA).

    Amit, who recently ruled the prestigious 2013 Women’s World 10-Ball Championships held in Pasay City, collected a total of 1,196 points from the four WPA-sanctioned tournaments. It was a huge lift from her previous No. 16 position.

    The Filipina earned 640 points in the World 10-Ball, 228 in the 2013 China Open, 210 in the Women’s World 9-Ball Championships and 118 in the 2013 Amway Cup.

    British Kelly Fisher grabbed the top spot with 1,504 points. Fisher lost to Amit, 7-10, in the finals of the World 10-Ball. She had 500 points in the World 10-Ball, 426 in the Amway Cup, 293 in the China Open and 285 in the World 9-Ball.

    Yu Han of China is in second with 1,436 points while erstwhile leader Liu Sha Sha of China dropped to third spot with 1,345 points. No. 4 Tsai Pei-Chen of Taiwan has 1,213.

    Also in the Top 10 are No. 6 Allison Fisher of Great Britain (1,188) followed by Lin Yuan-Chun of Taiwan (1,162), Chen Siming of China (1,139), Tan Ho Yun of Taiwan (974) and Chou Chieh-Yu of Taiwan (938).

    Reigning Southeast Asian Games 8-Ball and 9-Ball titlist Iris Ranola is in 32nd with 330 while the 14-year-old Cheska Centeno has 120 points for the 51st position. Gillian Go is in 71st with 75 points.

    Amit and Ranola will be seeing action next in the 2013 Southeast Asian Games in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on December 11 to 22.

    Emil C. Noguera

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