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Centeno pockets World Jr 9-ball Championship in China

Earl Leonard Sebastian (Philstar.com) - November 17, 2015 - 10:15pm

MANILA, Philippines -- Chezka Centeno capped off an amazing year by winning the 2015 World Junior 9-Ball Championship in Shanghai, China defeating Xia Yuying of host China, 9-3, in the finals.

Centeno won over Xia’s compatriots Wang Xiaoting, 9-2, in the quarterfinals, and blanked Teng Jiang in the semifinals on her way to the finals. 

Her latest title romp came a few days after her father celebrated his birthday.

The Zamboanga City teenager is a product of the Philippine National Games, the project of the Philippine Sports Committee. At the middle of this year, Centeno also represented the country in the 28th Southeast Asian Games in Singapore where she won a gold medal in the women 9-ball singles at the expense of compatriot and long-time face of Philippine women's billiards Rubilen Amit. 

She has long been considered as the future of Philippine women’s cue sports and is expected to carry on the torch from long-time national players Amit and Iris Ranola.

AMIT AND IRIS BALL CHAMPIONSHIP CENTENO CHEZKA CENTENO PHILIPPINE NATIONAL GAMES PHILIPPINE SPORTS COMMITTEE RUBILEN AMIT SOUTHEAST ASIAN GAMES TENG JIANG WANG XIAOTING WORLD JUNIOR
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