Amway Cup Day Three

Kelly Fisher

Day three at the 2011 Amway Cup was not kind to the home players as seven of the eight players from the host country of Taipei were eliminated. The sole remaining hope for Taipei in this event is Hui Shan Lai who defeated 2009 Champion Chieh Yu Chou on Saturday 7-6. Chou was running out for the victory at 6-6, when a missed 8-ball was the end of her campaign. Lai will face China's Xiao Fang Fu in the final eight.

Allison Fisher made quick work of Japan's Kyoko Sone on Saturday and Fisher played almost perfect pool in missing only one ball in her 7-0 win over Sone.

Women's World 10-Ball Champion Jasmin Ouschan is also looking strong after a 7-3 win over Yu Han and then a 7-6 win over 2009 World Champion Sha Sha Liu. Ouschan will face Fisher in the final eight.

Reigning Champion Yu Ram Cha has already accomplished something that has never been done before. A defending champion has never made the final eight in the year following a victory in this event. Cha whitewashed fellow Korean Yun Mi Lim 7-0 and then defeated 2008 Champion Yuan Chun Lin 7-2.

Cha's opponent in the final eight will be the same player she played in the finals last year; 2010 Female player of the year Ga Young Kim.

A champion in this event will be crowned on Sunday and you can follow all of the action at the official website.