Chinese Taipei Finals at World 8-Ball Championship

February 17, 2012 · 4 Comments

STORY AND PHOTO BY TED LERNER

(Fujairah, UAE)--World 8-ball supremacy, along with $35,000 in cash, is assured of a home in Taiwan for the next year, as Fu Che We and Chang Jun Lin both won their semi-final matches this afternoon at the Fujairah Tennis and Country Club.

The all-Taiwan  final between Fu and Chang will begin later today at 5pm local time(GMT +). The match will be a race to 11, alternate break.

Fu completely dominated China’s Liu Haitao winning easily 9-3. Fu has been playing red hot 8-ball in the last few days, breaking well and barely missing any balls. It’s a recipe for success in professional 8-ball and has brought the veteran campaigner into his first world championship final.

Chang’s semi-final match vs. Chris Melling was much closer but the 26 year old from Taipei put in a brilliant performance in overcoming the confident Englishman. Melling raced out to a 2-0 but then saw Chang, with his deliberate style, crawl back in the match.

Chang took the lead at 4-3 and never looked back.  Melling had trouble all afternoon with the break, consistently coming up dry. Chang took advantage and built up a 6-3 lead. Melling battled back to 6-5, but Chang broke and ran for a 7-5 lead. Melling again broke dry in rack 13 and Chang pushed the lead up to 3.  Melling had one last fight back, moving the score to 8-7. But Chang held his nerve in rack 16 to get over the finish line first.

The winner of the World 8-ball Championship will receive $20,000, while the runner up will receive $15,000.

The WPA will be providing up to the minute coverage of the   finals on its website, www.wpa-pool.com, including live scoring of the match , as well as blow by blow coverage  via the WPA’s Twitter page, @poolwpa.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Akaash Prasad // Mar 13, 2012 at 3:39 AM

    It was totally an one side match. There was not tough competition from Liu Haitao to Fu which result in an easy win for Fu.
  • 2 Pool Cues // Mar 22, 2012 at 6:09 AM

    It was well deserving win. Pure entertainment through beautiful game.
  • 3 Akaash Prasad // Apr 4, 2012 at 4:35 AM

    Congrats !
  • 4 http://www.riley-snooker-international.com // Sep 23, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    8ball is my favourite game, I'm so glad I can watch professionnal players thanks to internet !

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