|Nine-ball women's singles |
at the 2009 World Games
|Venue||Chung Cheng Martial Arts Stadium, Kaohsiung, Taiwan|
|Dates||22–26 July 2009|
|Competitors||16 from 11 nations|
The women's singles nine-ball competition at the 2009 World Games took place from 22 to 26 July 2009 at the Chung Cheng Martial Arts Stadium in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Nine-ball is a contemporary form of pool, with historical beginnings rooted in the United States and traceable to the 1920s. The game may be played in social and recreational settings by any number of players and subject to whatever rules are agreed upon beforehand, or in league and tournament settings in which the number of players and the rules are set by the sponsors. During much of its history, nine-ball has been known as a "money game" in both professional and recreational settings, but has since become established as a legitimate alternative to eight ball, straight pool and other major competition games.
The 2009 World Games, the eighth edition of the World Games, were an international multi-sport event held in Kaohsiung, Republic of China from July 16, 2009 to July 26, 2009. The games featured sports that are not contested in the Olympic Games.
The Chung Cheng Martial Arts Stadium is a stadium in Lingya District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The stadium was one of the venue for the World Games 2009.
| Jasmin Ouschan ||9–4|
| Carlynn Andrea Sanchez Torrealba ||4–9|
| Ga-young Kim ||6–9|
| Yukiko Oi ||5–9|
| Allison Fisher ||9–3|
| Akio Otani ||4–9|
| Vivian Villareal ||9–5|
| Pei Chen Tsai ||2–9|
|Quarter-finals||Semi-finals||Gold medal match|
| ||9||Bronze medal match|
| ||1|| ||5|
| ||9|| ||9|
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