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Pool’s gold: Rubilen Amit annexes 10-ball crown

/ 05:15 AM May 22, 2022
Rubilen Amit defeats Chezka Centeno 7-5 in the women's 10-ball finals in the 31st SEA Games in Hanoi, Vietnam. SEA GAMES POOL

Rubilen Amit defeats Chezka Centeno 7-5 in the women’s 10-ball finals in the 31st SEA Games in Hanoi, Vietnam. SEA GAMES POOL

Rubilen Amit capped her Southeast Asian (SEA) Games stint with another billiards. This time, it was the 10-ball gem at the expense of teammate Chezka Centeno on Saturday.

“I’m just happy that there’s no pressure anymore. The gold went to the Philippines,” said the 40-year-old Amit who now has 10 SEA Games golds, counting the 9-ball title she won early in the week.

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Centeno, the 22-year-old four-time SEA Games champ herself, proved to be a tough nut, racing from 5-2 down to tie the series at 5-5.

“It is always a pleasure to play Chezka who has a very strong game; she will really make you you pay for your errors and no lead is safe with her,” Amit said.

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Carlo Biado captured the men’s 10-ball over teammate Johann Chua, 9-3, in the rematch of the 9-ball finals.

The country’s pool stars — led by legends Efren “Bata” Reyes and Francisco “Django” Bustamante — thus delivered what was expected of them winning four golds medals, four silvers and two bronzes in the competitions.

Reyes took a bronze in men’s 1-cushion carom, while Bustamante acted as head coach.


Inquirer’s special coverage of the Hanoi SEA Games 2021.

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