Centeno becomes youngest player to ever win Amway Cup – 安麗盃落幕 Centeno逆轉奪桂冠

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New Taipei City, Taiwan – The 2016 Amway eSpring International Women 9-Ball Championship saw Chezka Luy Centeno of the Philippines claim the title and make history, becoming the youngest player to ever win the Amway Cup. Centeno, who qualified for the knock-out round through the stage one qualifier, hadn’t even been born yet when the first Amway Cup was played 19 years ago.

Going undefeated through a talent packed group in the stage 1 qualifier was no small feat for the 16 year old Centeno, winning; 7:3 against Eun Ji Park, 7:5 against Ga Young Kim, 7:1 against Sara Rocha, and 7:2 against Annette Grigg.

Centeno then advanced to the knock-out rounds, continuing her undefeated run, winning; 7:1 against Amalia Matas, 9:1 against 2015 Amway Champion Yuan-Chun Lin, and 9:8 against Han Yu, breaking and running out the final rack to face Great Britain’s Kelly Fisher in an action packed final. Both Centeno and Fisher are know for their fast past play, as Fisher commented during the pre-match interviews that it could be the “fastest final ever.”

The young Centeno won the lag and opened with an impressive break and run to kick-off the race to 11 alternate-break final at the Banqiao Sports Center in New Taipei City. But Fisher was keen to take control and vaulted out to a 5 -1 lead after that. In rack 7, Fisher missed the 8-ball, allowing Banqiao an easy out, which she then followed by winning the next two games, drawing to within striking distance of Fisher. The two fast paced players would remain close, being tied at 6-6 after Rack 12, and 8-8 after Rack 16. The young Banqiao would go on to see out the final three racks on the race to win 11-8 pocketing an 8-9 combo in the top right corner and winning the $34,000 dollar prize.

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2016年度安利益之源盃世界女子花式撞球錦標賽落下帷幕,從會外賽突圍的16歲菲律賓小將Chezka Centeno一黑到底,連克林沅君韓雨Kelly Fisher等強手勇奪桂冠。

在率先開始的1/4決賽中,四場比賽均出人意料的展現了一邊倒的態勢,菲律賓小將Centeno 9:1橫掃衛冕冠軍林沅君,日本名將河原千尋也以相同的比分血洗N. Seroshtan,英國內戰以Kelly Fisher 9:3大勝收場,韓雨則9:4輕取周婕妤,成功為國家隊隊友劉莎莎陳思明複仇。

隨後進行的半決賽,韓雨Centeno兩人你追我趕戰滿17局,最後Centeno 9:8險勝韓雨,殺入決賽。另一場半決賽中,Kelly Fisher狀態火熱,9:4輕取河原千尋,與Centeno會師決賽。


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