After not being able to convert her women’s 9-ball final match to golden finish, Rubilen Amit kept her composure and got back at her women’s 9-ball tormentor to win the women’s 10-ball gold medal of the 27th Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar.
As Amit and Indonesia’s Angelene Magdalena meet again in the 10-ball finals, Amit did not waste time and raced to a 6-1 lead before the Indonesian took a rack to close the gap.
In the 9th rack, Amit seemed to miss on her preparation for the 4 ball, with 2 balls blocking the cue to the 4.
But Amit took the chance on a jumpshot. She sank the crucial shot and cleaned up the remaining balls to clean up for the win.
The win was sweet revenge of her loss to Magdalena in the battle for the women’s 9-ball gold medal, and was also her way of getting back at Magdalena for again beating Iris Ranola en route to her appearance in the finals.
Iris Ranola settled for bronze after she was beaten Magdalena in the semifinal round.
The women’s 10-ball game was the last event for billiards and snooker in the 27th Southeast Asian Games.
Philippine billiards and snooker team managed only to win 2 gold medals, courtesy of Amit yesterday, and Dennis Orcollo the other day when he had a 1-2 finish with Carlo Biado who settled for the silver.
The other medal winners are Efren Bata Reyes and Francisco delos Reyes who won the bronze medal in the men’s 1 cushion carmong singles event.
A total of 2 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals were won by the team; one gold lower compared to their performance in the 2011 SEA Games where they won 3 gold, 2 silver ang 4 bronze medals.