first_imgRobredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo The 2005 and 2009 SEA Games champion was runner-up to teenage sensation Centeno during the women’s 9-ball competitions in the 2015 SEAG in Singapore.Training together at Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, the 35-year-old Amit said she has fostered a close relationship with the 18-year-old Centeno.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I can’t say that I was mentoring her, because she’s already good at it, but I’m more of an Ate (elder sister) for her,” said Amit. “Hopefully, I can be a guide for her outside the pool hall.”Rubilen Amit of the Philippines during the 28th SEA Games 9-Ball pool Singles quarterfinals beating Fathrah Masum of Indonesia 7-2 held OCBC Arena Hall 4, Singapore Sports Hub.INQUIRER PHOTO/RAFFY LERMAAmit finished fifth in the China Open last June, but she’s confident she can perform very well in the lone women’s event, the 9-ball singles, which will be held Aug. 22 at KLCC Hall 4. Amit captured the 2009 and 2013 World 10-ball championship trophy and will share the top billing in the country’s all-star billiards cast that includes legend Efren “Bata” Reyes.Centeno, who hails from Zamboanga, was discovered in the Philippine National Games when she, at the tender age of 11, bagged bronze. She also won 9-ball gold medal in the 2015 World Games in Shanghai.Also making up the men’s team are SEA Games champions Warren Kiamco, Dennis Orcollo, Basil Hasan Al-Shaijar, Alvin Barbero, Johann Chua, Francisco dela Cruz and Jeffrey Roda.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games FILE – Chezka Centeno of the Philippines during the 28th SEA Games Women’s 9-Ball Pool held at the OCBC Arena Hall 4, Singapore Sports Hub.INQUIRER PHOTO/RAFFY LERMAThe Philippines will bank on its “Pool Queens” to ensure a gold-silver finish in the Southeast Asian Games billiards competition.“That’s our target. To meet again in the finals,” said two-time World 10-ball champion Rubilen Amit, referring to prodigy Chezka Centeno.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelocenter_img View comments MOST READ LATEST STORIES NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gilas gold? Perlas looking at SEA Games crown toolast_img

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