Enerva International Asian 9-Ball Tour Ladies Tiff

MANDALUYONG CITY, PHILIPPINES---ENTRIES SWELL in the ENERVA International Asian 9-ball Tour Ladies Championship as more fancied players from around Asia registered in the forthcoming biggest event in history of Philippine Women's Billiards.

Among the early birds are seeded players including 2005-2006 back to back World Women's Champion Ga Young Kim of Korea, Rubilen “Bingkay” Amit and Mary Ann Basas of the Philippines, Jennifer Chen and Shin-Men Liu of Chinese-Taipei, Akimi Kajitani of Japan, Desak Kasih Aryati and Nova Floura Rachmawati of Indonesia, Pan Xiao Ting and Zhou Meng Meng of China, Chai Zeet Huey and Hoe Shu Wah of Singapore.

“I hope to improve my Top 24 finish during the last World Pool Championship in Taiwan and Top 8 position in Japan Open early this year,” said the 24-year-old Cebuana Amit, who swept the gold medals in the women's division of last year's SEA Games in Makati City.

The remaining 16 slots will be filled through a qualifying session on April 25, 2006 at the Paeng's Skybowl in Robinson's Galleria, Mandaluyong City, a day before the main event on April 26 to 28, 2006 at the Robinson's Galleria fountain area and will be aired lived on IBC 13 and Solar Sports.

This historic event is organized by RP billiards patron Aristeo “Putch” Puyat, supported by Nature's Best Products, Inc. and Solar Sports Entertainment and sanctioned by the Asian Confederation of Billiards Sports and the Billiards and Snooker Congress of the Philippines (BSCP) headed by Ernesto “Ernie” Fajardo. This tournament will serve as a forerunner in preparation for the Doha, Qatar Asian Games.

“The event of this magnitude will surely entice the grassroots of Philippine Women's Billiards that in this sports we have a chance to improve our lives and become No.1 in the world with our innate talent,” said Puyat, benefactor of Filipino billiards icons Efren “Bata” Reyes, Francisco “Django” Bustamante and Alex “The Lion” Pagulayan.

The prize money will be distributed as follows: $10,000 to the champion, $ 5,000 to the runner-up, $ 2,500 each for the two semi-finalists, $ 1,500 each for 5th and 6th, $1,000 each for 7th and 8th, $750 each for 9th to 12th and $500 each for 13th to 16th placers.

For more details, please contact Puyat Sports at tel.no. (02) 896-9940 for added details.