Can Asia’s Iron Grip on Women’s Pool Break at Yalin Women’s World Championship?

Manila, Philippines-  Korea, China, Taiwan. Names that strike fear into players minds in the world of women's billiards. Even Philippines and Japan are not to be trifled with. For nearly a decade, Asian women have won every World Championship and nearly every major international championship. Next week, Asia will be the Empress to dethrone at the Yalin Women's World 10-Ball Championship. But can it be done?
The Dragon Promotions produced event will take place October 23 starting with the Stage 1 Qualifier at Star Billiards Manila, the players meeting and press conference October 24, and then the main event October 25-29th,2010 taking place at Robinson's Galleria connected to the Crowne Plaza, host hotel of the event. Nuvo City Lifestyle Center will host the non-televised matches at their nearby event hall in Quezon City. 48 of the world's greatest women's players will attend the event to become the World Champion of 10-Ball. This year's event is title sponsored by Yalin Tables, the premier billiard table manufacturer in China.

This year's Asia talent include 2x World Champion Ga Young Kim of Korea. Always a big threat, Kim finished #1 last year on the WPBA tour, the first Asian to do so. Taiwan's Tsai Pei Chen will be a toughie, with her win at the China Open last year she is one of the bright stars in Taiwan. Taiwan has long been regarded as having the strongest women in pool, with many countries sending their players there for training (including Korea's Ga Young Kim).  Jennifer Chen and Tan Ho Yun will also be there for Taiwan. China's teenage sensation Han Yu will also be one to keep an eye on, she won the All Japan Championship at the ripe age of 16. And of course, the hometown hero will be defending champion Rubilen Amit, who improved on her previous silver medal in 2007.
Other notable tough women that will not be desirable draws include Japan's Akimi Kajitani, Korea's Yu Ram Cha, China's Zhou Doudou, and Philippines Iris Ranola.

America and Europe have had their successes in the United States and Europe. But only in fields where Asian players are few and far between. Most pro tournaments outside of Asia include only a fraction of Asian talent, and is missing the top stars from Asia who have been dominant.
In contrast, the international fields which have included the top Asian women stars have had their western counterparts demolished in usually the early rounds. Karen Corr and Allison Fisher have been the exceptions with finals appearances in recent times but no wins. In fact, Fisher was the last non-Asian World Champion back in 2001.
 "No doubt it's going to be an uphill battle for the American and European women to win the World Championship. The Asian women just have an unmatched amount of discipline and resources to train. But that doesn't mean it's impossible. Just awful tough.", said Charlie Williams, top American pro and co-Founder of the women's World 10-Ball Championship. Williams has coached several top women in billiards
 The Yalin Women's World 10-Ball Championship is  sponsored by BCN Balls, Leqi Cloth, Crown Plaza Galleria Ortigas, Magic 89.9, Philippines Star, Nuvo City,  and Robinson's Galleria. The event will be airing on ABS-CBN and internationally on ESPN Star Sports. The event will be broadcasted live for all five days of the main event with 25 hours of broadcast television coverage. will also be giving it live daily coverage in China.

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With these global network and media partners the Yalin Women's World 10-Ball Championship will be the biggest and most watched women's billiard event in history.
Yalin Billiard Goods Co., Ltd., established in 1993, located in Jinan the Northern part of China, is specialized in the production of high quality billiard tables and accessories. In its 100,000 square meters facility, Jinan Yalin Billiards is one of the world's largest manufacturers of billiard tables and products in its. Yalin manufactures many kinds of billiard tables and its accessories including Snooker tables, American style pool tables and Russian pyramid style. Also other sporting games such as  family billiard/tennis table; international standard tennis table for entertainment, and any customer designed tables. Yalin has received the highest marks internationally than any other Asian manufacturer and was selected by Brunswick Billiards as their sole exclusive partner in China. Yalin has exported high quality tables to over 70 countries including the United States, France, Canada, Russia, Japan, Singapore, Arabia, and more.  Visit