Group Match-ups Begin at Women’s World 10-Ball Championship

Jeanette Lee

Manila, Philippines-  The group pairings have been determined as the women's greatest cue artists get ready to kickoff at the Women's World 10-Ball Championship. The top 16 players in the event were seeded and separated into the 8 groups, with the rest of the field divided into the reamining slots by countries and random draw. features the entire group pairings of this sponsored and Dragon Promotions produced event. The championship will be broadcasted to more countries and viewers than any other women's event in the history of billiards. ABS-CBN and ESPN Star Sports conglomerate will combine 20 hours of live coverage and 20 hours of taped matches. The event takes place in Manila, Philippines at the SM Mall North Edsa June 2-6,2009.  48 top women pros from around the world will vie for gold to become the Women's World 10-Ball Champion.  The historic event is supported by, ABS-CBN, SM Mall North Edsa, Magic 89.9, Predator Cues, Takini Cloth, Puyat Sports, Philippines Star, Bugsy Promotions and recognized by the BMPAP.

Some marquee match-ups today include European Champion Jasmin Ouschan versus Asian Games Gold Medalist Hsiang-Ling Tan of Taiwan.  Korean Champion and #5 in the world Yu Ram Cha will face former European Champion Latetia Dos Sontos. The showdown of beauties will feature Black Widow Jeanette Lee (USA) vs Shanelle Loraine (GUAM).  These matches will air live today on ABS-CBN's Studio 23 and ESPN Star Sports.
Filipina Rubilen Amit, a silver medalist at the World 9-Ball Championship, will face the World #1 Kelly Fisher from Great Britain. This will be an exciting match for the Filipino fans and will go on TV live first today at 2pm.
Several non-TV matches will be entertaining at the Skydome Amphitheatre at SM Mall North Edsa. Filipina Iris Ranola will take on tough Korean Yun Mi Lim. Fans will be rooting for 11-year old Filipina Gillian Go who faces Australia's #1 Lyndall Hulley. Matches begin at 11am and go on till 9pm tonight. The schedule repeats over the next five days with the finals on June 6.  will feature the latest news and results of the Women's World 10-Ball Championship. It will also feature interviews, pictures, and all the info of complete player roster,prize money and match-ups.

The historic event is considered to be the biggest women's sporting event of the year for the Philippines, and one of the biggest in Asia as it draws massive media attention with 40 hours of match coverage going to over 40 countries with 20 hours live on ESPN and equally in its local partner ABS-CBN, the leading TV channel of the Philippines. 48 women from around the globe will attend the event vying for $20,000 (1M) 1st place prize out of the $75,000 (3.75M) purse available. SM Mall North Edsa, Magic 89.9, Philippines Star, Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila, Predator Cues, and are some of the primary sponsors of the event.
"Billiards, the sport of the Philippines. The sport of the people."
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