Yuan-Chun Lin from Taiwan won the Women's World 9-Ball Championship.
In the final she defeated two-time winner Ga Young Kim (South Korea) 11-7 to grab the $20,000 first prize. Kim got $10,000 as runner-up.
Lin defeated England's three-time world champion Allison Fisher 9-8 in the semi-finals, after Fisher missed the nine leading 8-7. Kim beat Jasmin Ouschan (Austria) 9-6 from 6-3 down.
Last year's champion Xiaoting Pang (China) was denied her chance to defend the title after not getting her visa on time.
Lin's greatest result before this win was first place in the 2006 Asian Games.
The tournament ran from April 3-6, 2008, at the Cuemaster Pool Club, in Taipei City, Taiwan.
- Amway WPA Women World 9-Ball Championship (Official site - Chinese)
- Results (Official site)
- Yuan-Chun Lin wins Amway World Women's Championship (AzBilliards)
- Taiwan's Lin Beats Korea's Kim for World 9-Ball Title (Billiards Digest)
- Amway Women World Championships 2008 Taiwan (jasmin-ouschan.com)
- Pictures (www.jasmin-ouschan.com)
- Taiwan: Part 1 & Taiwan: Part 2
(Sticks and balls and holes)
- World Pool Association Women's 9 Ball Championships (WPBA - PDF)
- Lin Wins Women's World 9-Ball Billiard Championship (Poolmag's 8-Ball Blog)
- Campeonato Mundial de Pool Bola 9 Damas (Federación Argentina de Aficinados al Billar - Spanish)
- Amit, Basas Bows out of Amway Women's 9-ball (Billiards Philippines)
- Local pool players cue up against global competition (Taiwan Journal)
- 2008 WPA Amway World 9-ball Championship Information (MrTuSports)
- Amway WPA Women World 9-Ball Championship (Matchroom Sport Forums)
- World 9-Ball Champions (WPA)
- Yuan-Chun Lin (Player Profile)