Untouchable: Ga Young Kim Master Class at Andy Cloth Women’s International Pool Championship

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New York City-  South Korea’s gem Ga Young Kim didn’t play a perfect championship finals, but it was still dominant and amazing. The finale of the 6 day Andy Cloth Women’s International Pool Championship saw a colorful field of 64 women narrow down to the two best performing players in the tournament in Vivian Villarreal of Texas,USA and G.Y. Kim.  The pro tournament is the longest women’s billiard event of any kind with a round robin event that evolves into a final single elimination chart where players will start out races to 10 in 10-Ball and eventually rise to races to 11,13, and 17 in the finals.  All activities are taking place at Steinway Billiards Cafe and sponsored by Andy Cloth,  J.Pechauer Cues , Viking Cues,  Steinway Billiards.  , Olhausen Balls, Pool & Billiard Magazine , the NAPL & Focused Apparel . Patron sponsors include Dr. Greg Diehl, Tom Gleich, and Dr. Michael Frank.  Media partners include PKE Partners, IB Sports, NYC Grind, Gotham City Technologies, Nona Photography, and Charles Eames Photography.  7 days of live pool will be filmed and streamed by Inside Pool TV.   Pay per view on www.Dragonpromotions.com  for the live marquee matches Andy Cloth Women’s International Pool Championship  taking place December 16th-21st at the same venue. The Championship is sanctioned by the WPBA Women’s Pocket Billiards Association.

 

” I’m really playing the best pool of my life right now. I don’t know why, but I just feel good. Maybe because I’ve been playing with alot of good men players lately”, said Vivian today in an interview.
“Vivian is playing so good, and I love her style. She always plays the same rhythm. She is so full of concentration and confidence. I like that” commented Kim on her upcoming foe.

 

” I’m really playing the best pool of my life right now. I don’t know why, but I just feel good. Maybe because I’ve been playing with alot of good men players lately”, said Vivian today in an interview.
“Vivian is playing so good, and I love her style. She always plays the same rhythm. She is so full of concentration and confidence. I like that” commented Kim on her upcoming foe.
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In the finale of the first-ever Women’s International Pool Championship on Sunday, December 21, two faces who are very familiar to fans of professional pool were pitted against one another at Steinway Billiards in New York—former World Champion Ga-Young Kim of Seoul, South Korea and former WPBA Champion Vivian Villarreal from San Antonio, Texas. Although they are both fiercely intense at the table, “Little Devil Girl” and “The Texas Tornado” are also known for their expressive personalities, making them fan favorites – See more at: http://www.nycgrind.com/the-latest/untouchable-ga-young-kim-master-class-andy-cloth-womens-international-pool-championship/#sthash.jTUhjRjQ.dpuf

 

 

 

Barretta vs Villarreal will be a test of which top American deserves to shoot for the title of Women’s International Pool Champion
Photos courtesy of Charles Eames & Joe Gonzalez

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After their quarter-finals wins, N   YC’s Jennifer Barretta and Texan Vivian Villarreal have ensured one USA player in the finals as they will face each other for the right to represent America in tomorrow’s finale of the Andy Cloth Women’s International Pool Championship.  For Barretta, a win here would mark her first official pro career major win. For Villarreal, it would be her 20th international title of her career and first major win in over a decade. The pro tournament is the longest women’s billiard event of any kind with 6 days of heavy pool action with a round robin event that evolves into a final single elimination chart where players will start out races to 10 in 10-Ball and eventually rise to races to 11,13, and 17 in the finals.
New York City-  One player wasn’t worried about the DDD-Day. Vivian Villarreal lived up to her mantle of Texas Tornado on  Do-or Die- Day when she defeated her final opponents to keep a perfect 7-0 record with only dropping 10 games total at the Andy Cloth Women’s International Pool Championship . China, Russia, Canada, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Sweden and USA took top seedings into the final round of the event where 32 players were eliminated in one day. The pro tournament is the longest women’s billiard event of any kind with 6 days of heavy pool action with a round robin event that evolves into a final single elimination chart where players will start out races to 10 in 10-Ball and eventually rise to races to 11,13, and 17 in the finals.

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