In the final she defeated two-time world 9-ball champion Shin-mei Liu (Taiwan) 10-4 to grab the $20,000 first prize and become the first world champion in women's 10-ball. Liu received $9,000 for second place.
Amit defeated Japan's Akimi Kajitani 9-6 in the semifinals. Liu beat Jasmin Ouschan (Austria) 9-6.
This was Amit's first world title from her second final. She finished second to Xiaoting Pan in the 2007 World 9-ball Championship. It was also the first win by a woman from the Philippines.
Unfortunately the event was surrounded by some controversy. Read Sarah Rousey's blog post for more.
The tournament ran from June 2-6, 2009, at the SM Mall North, Manila, Philippines.
- Women's World 10 Ball Championship (Official site)
- A Dream Ending for Women’s World 10-Ball Championship (AZ Billiards)
- A Legend is Born (Billiards Digest)
- Amit Wins First World Billiard Title (Inside Pool Magazine)
- Momentary Lapse of Reason (Sarah Rousey)
- 10-Ball Women World Championship in Manila (Jasmin Ouschan)
- Amit pockets World 10-Ball tourney title (BusinessWorld Online)
- No more heartaches for Amit (Inquirer)
- The Philippines’ dominance in billiards is no longer limited to the men’s game. (Inquirer)
- Champ Rubilen Amit: Basketball’s loss is billiards’ gain (GMANews.TV)
- Rubilen Amit Crowned JBETpoker.net Women’s World 10-Ball Champion (Maxim Billiards)
- Rubilen Amit, 10-Ball World Champion, Filipina (PinoyBusiness.ORG)
- First round loss spurred Amit to win world title (ABS-CBN News Online)
- Rubilen Amit Crowned JBETpoker.net Women's World 10-Ball Champ (Poolmag's 8-Ball Blog)
- Rubilen Amit Wins Women’s World 10-Ball Championship (What is Love)
- Rubilen Amit & Gillian Go: History Made at Women's World 10 Ball Championship! (The AnitoKid on Billiards)
- Rubilen D. Amit (Billiard Philippines)
- Rubilen Dacua Amit (Somewhat outdated profile at Easy Pool Tutor)