Philippine Billiards secure another gold in SEAG

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine billiards team is already assured of a gold and a silver medal in the ongoing Southeast Asian Games as world champion Rubilen Amit and Iris Ranola forged an all-Filipino finals in Women's 9-Ball.

Amit, the former Women's 10-Ball champion, defeated Hoe Shu Wah of Singapore, 7-4, in the semifinals to make her way to the finals.

Ranola defeated Huynh Thi-Ngoc Hyuan of Vietnam, 7-3, in the other semifinal match.

Amit and Ranola will settle who's going to be 1st and 2nd at the Ogan Permata Indah Hall in Palembang, Indonesia on Thursday.

The national billiards team has already won 2 gold medals, courtesy of Ranola and Dennis Orcollo.

Ranola toppled Manda of Indonesia, 5-1, in the finals of the Women's 8-Ball.

Orcollo, on the other hand, nipped Ricky Yang of Indonesia, 7-4, to win the Men's 8-Ball title.