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    Rubilen Amit misses out on outright round-of-16 berth in world 10-ball

    Nov 2, 2013
    Rubilen Amit will now have to play in the round-of-24 to keep her title big doing in the Yalin World Women’s 10-Ball Championship at the Newport Mall in Pasay City. Jerome Ascano

    RUBILEN Amit missed out on a chance of earning a bye into the knockout stage of the Yalin World Women’s 10-Ball Championship after losing to Ho Yun-tan of Chinese Taipei, 6-2, on Saturday at the Newport Mall in Pasay City.

    Ho scored six consecutive racks - including two straight run-outs - while taking advantage of Amit missing the nine ball in the third rack to win the match and clinch first place in Group 7 with a 4-1 win-loss slate.

    The Taiwanese player gained an automatic place in the round-of-16 with the victory.

    Amit failed to sweep the preliminaries, finishing with a similar 4-1 slate, but lost out the bye by virtue of the winner-over-the-other tiebreaker. The Filipina will now have to play in the round-of-24 in order to make it to the next phase.

    Ho won the fourth rack on several bank shots to tie the match at 2-2 before pulling away further. She cleared the seventh rack for a 5-2 lead.

    Amit appeared poised to take a commanding 3-0 lead with two balls remaining in the third rack, but missed on the shot at the nine ball across the table. She never had a clear chance again until the eighth rack.

    The Filipina had a chance to recover in the eighth but missed the 6-9 combination at the corner pocket. Ho took the rack and the match, instead, on a 6-10 combination.

    Incidentally, Amit would have won the tiebreaker by virtue of number of racks won had she claimed the eighth rack, regardless of the result.

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    Amit defeated compatriot Iris Ranola, 6-3, late Friday night for a chance at a sweep.

    Teenage sensations Cheska Centeno and Gillian Go failed to bag a place in the knockout phase following unimpressive records in the preliminaries.

    Centeno, 14, was outplayed by 2010 world titlist Jasmin Ouschan, 6-1, to finish with a 1-4 win-loss slate.

    The 16-year-old Go, who competed in the world championship as an 11-year-old kid, lost his fourth match on Saturday afternoon.

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    Rubilen Amit will now have to play in the round-of-24 to keep her title big doing in the Yalin World Women’s 10-Ball Championship at the Newport Mall in Pasay City. Jerome Ascano
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