The Top 5 Most Beautiful and Famous Female Billiards Players in the World
In the realm of sports, some disciplines require more concentration than physical movement, such as chess and billiards. Unlike outdoor sports, these games are typically played indoors.
Billiards has long been associated with male players, but this doesn’t mean women are absent from the field. In fact, there are several renowned women who have made a name for themselves as professional billiard players. Here are five of them:
Born on January 13, 1983, in Seoul, South Korea, Kim Ga-Young is known as the ‘Little Devil Girl’. A professional player in the Women’s Professional Billiard Association (WPBA), Kim started learning billiards at the age of 12, tutored by her father. Turning professional in 2003, she has since amassed numerous titles, currently ranking first in the WPBA.
The first Chinese female to compete full-time on the WPBA tour, Pan Xiaoting was born on February 25, 1982. She was named WPBA Rookie of the Year in 2006 and won her first WPBA title in 2007. Her career highlights include winning the 2007 WPA World Nine-Ball Championship and the 2008 BCA GenerationPool.com tour WPBA title. Read Also: 7 Best Snooker Players in the World 2023
Born in 1988, Xiaofang Fu rose to prominence by winning the 2011 China Open, defeating the defending champion Chen Siming. This victory established her as the top female billiard player in China.
Shanelle Loraine, born in Misawa, Japan, on March 25, 1982, is a professional billiards player. Starting in 2000, she played for the University of Central Florida’s billiards team for four years. Trained in Orlando, Florida, by top professionals, including Semih Sayginer and trick shot experts Mike Massey and Stefano Pelinga, Shanelle has achieved significant success, including participation in the 2009 Women’s World 10-ball Championship and winning titles in Seoul, Korea.
Yu Ram Cha
Born on July 23, 1987, in Hanja, South Korea, Yu Ram Cha’s skill in billiards is well-acknowledged. One of her notable achievements is a gold medal in the nine-ball singles event at the 2009 Asian Indoor Games.
Anastasia Luppova, born on June 26, 1985, in Russia, is a two-time European champion in Russian Pyramid, a winner of the Moscow Dynamic Pyramid, and a Master of Sports. In addition to her billiards achievements, Luppova won the Miss Billiard competition in 2009 and is now a coach for the sport.