RUBILEN Amit has climbed to fifth in the World Pool-Billiard Association rankings following her title romp in the Yalin Women’s World 10-Ball Championship on Monday.
Amit made a huge jump in the rankings recently released by the WPA, moving up from 16th to the top five with 1,196 points thanks to the 640 points she gained when she defeated Great Britain’s Kelly Fisher for the 10-ball crown.
The 32-year-old Amit claimed her second world 10-ball title when she beat Fisher, 10-7, on Monday at the Newport Mall in Pasay City. She won the inaugural edition of the tournament in 2009.
Interestingly, Fisher ascended to the top spot of the rankings of the world governing body of billiards from fourth place by finishing second to Amit in the final, tallying 1,504 points after four WPA tournaments this year.
Fisher dislodged China’s Sha Sha Liu, who lost to Fisher in the semifinal round of the 10-ball event, in the rankings.
Han Yu of China also moved up the WPA rankings to second from fifth with 1,436 points followed by Liu with 1,345.
Tsai Pei-chen of Chinese Taipei took fourth spot with 1,213 points despite losing to Amit in the semifinal round.
Allison Fisher of Great Britain, Lin Yuan-Chun of Chinese Taipei, Siming Chen of China, Tan Ho-Yun of Chinese Taipei, and Chieh-Yu Chou of Chinese Taipei round out the top 10.
The WPA rankings covers the results of this year’s Amway Cup, China Open, and the World 9-Ball Championship.