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A Legend is Born
Women’s World 10-Ball champ Rubilen Amit becomes the first woman in the pantheon of Philippine pool champions.
Story by Ted Lerner
UP UNTIL June 6, the proud and storied history of Philippine pool has included nary a woman. Not even close. That’s because, unlike for the men, the culture of women’s pool simply doesn’t exist in the tropical archipelago. The many scruffy, back-alley poolhalls that attract poor guys looking to hustle a few bucks for food, and that serve as spawning grounds for the greats, are not the places Filipino women frequent, except perhaps as waitresses serving the guys.
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