Rubilen Dacua Amit is an accomplished Filipina pool player who has topped various billiards competitions locally and abroad. She is a three-time Southeast Asian Games gold medalist. She has been recognized as the Philippines’ first woman world pool champion.
Life and career
A member of the Philippine Billiard's team, Rubilen hails from the province of Cebu. She graduated from University of Santo Tomas. She made a name in the 2005 Southeast Asian Games by winning two of the gold medals staked in the women’s division. She is the protege of the local billiards godfather Aristeo “Putch” Puyat and under the intense drills of her coach of many years, Boyet Asonto.
She is the 1st-Runner Up in the 2006 and 2007 WPA Amway Women's World 9-Ball Championships in Taiwan and had also won the 2002 Asian 8-Ball Championship in Singapore and was the first woman to qualify in the men’s National Open finals.
In December 2007, Amite finished first in the women's 9-ball pool singles during the 24th Southeast Asian Games held in Thailand.
In 2009, Amit won the Women’s World 10-Ball Championship, 10-4, against world 9-ball queen Liu Shin Mei of Taipei.
Amit has placed in more than 50 local and international pool competitions. The following are events where she finished first.
- Shooters All Women 9-ball Tournament
- 1994 SEBA 9-ball Madness Tournament Class "C" 1994
- 1995 1st ladies 9-ball Open 1995
- 1996 Makati Mayor's Cup Class "B"
- 1996 MPBA 15-ball Tournament Class "B"
- 1997 MPBA 15-ball
- 1997 Cue Masters' Club Class "A"
- 1999 PBAM Millenium Cup Class "A"
- 1999 Rax Challenge Class "B"
- 2000 MPTV 9-balls Ladies Championship
- 2000 UST College of Commerce Billiards Tournament
- 2000 Big Shot 1st Members Tournament
- 2000 National Federation of Juniors Philippine Institute of Accountants NCR Council
- 2001 Aristo Invitational Cup
- 2001 UST College of Commerce Billiards Tournament
- 2002 BOAM 9-ball Invitational Tournament
- 2002 Asian 8-ball championships, Singapore
- 2002 1st MSBA Nine ball Challenge, Class "O"
- 2002 Singapore-Philippines Women's Cue Challenge Team Event (8-ball)
- 2002 Utopia 10 Ball Challenge
- 2009 Women’s World 10-Ball Championship
- The Philippine Team
- Filipino SEA Games Medalists
- Rubilan Amit
- Lady pool star gives up job for SEAG
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