Halala: Local Joburg woman crowned World Eightball Pool Champion

Halala: Local Joburg woman crowned World Eightball Pool Champion

A woman has made Mzansi proud by being crowned the World Masters Singles champion at the World Eightball Pool Championships in Blackpool.

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The 28-year-old was also named player of the tournament.

Speaking to IOL, Amy-Claire King said the victory came with a bit of sadness as she recently lost her mother to cancer. She knew she had to win the tournament in honour of her hero.

King secured three trophies at tournament and successfully became the best female eightball pool player in the world.

Halala: Local Joburg woman crowned World Eightball Pool Champion

Source: Facebook/Amy-Claire King
Source: Facebook

The determined woman has been to eight world championships before but was never quit able to take the title home. She still can't believe that she managed to achieve this feat. She said she is still trying to absorb everything since the win, but is extremely grateful.

The Joburg-based pool player had to even stop working for some time in order to concentrate on perfecting her craft. She hopes that her win would change the way people respond to eightball in South Africa.

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There is currently no financial support for the players and the team has no sponsors. However, King is still getting ready for another tournament in Cyprus this month.

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that Former Ajax Cape Town coach Muhsin Ertugral has made his return to Cape Town. Many are now wondering if he could be the man replacing Benni McCarthy at Cape Town City.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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