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Ga-young Kim

Ga-young Kim South Korean female professional pool player

South Korean female professional pool player
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro South Korean female professional pool player
Is Pool player
From South Korea
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 13 January 1983, Seoul, South Korea
Age: 37 years
Star sign CapricornCapricorn
Education
Korea National Sport University
The details
Biography

Kim Ga-young (born 13 January 1983 in Seoul; sometimes referred to in the Western media as Ga-young Kim and nicknamed "Little Devil Girl") is a South Korean female professional pool player who plays on the Women's Professional Billiard Association Tour. Her father began teaching her to play three-cushion billiards (a form of carom billiards) when she was about twelve years old. After playing three-cushion for about three years, she started playing nine-ball pool and turned pro at the 2003 BCA Open.

Kim practices about 30 hours a week and enjoys a friendly rivalry with fellow Asian WPBA player Pan Xiaoting of China. Kim and Pan met in the finals of the 2007 Carolina Women's Billiard Classic, with Kim prevailing 7–6 in the WPBA's first all-Asian championship match. Kim and Pan finished the 2007 WPBA season ranked 2nd and 3rd, respectively, behind perennially top-ranked Allison Fisher. Kim speaks Mandarin Chinese in addition to her native Korean language.

Titles

  • 2003 US Open Nine-ball Championship runner-up
  • 2004 US Open Nine-ball Championship
  • 2004 World Championships
  • 2005 International Tournament of Champions
  • 2006 Amway Cup
  • 2007 WPBA Carolina Classic
  • 2009 US Open Nine-ball Championship
  • 2009 WPBA Colorado Classic
  • 2009 Hong Kong East Asian Games Women's 9 Ball winner
  • 2010 Amway Cup runner-up
  • 2010 US Open Nine-ball Championship
  • 2010 Yalin women's world 10 ball championship runner-up
  • 2010 International Tournament of Champions
  • 2011 Amway Cup
  • 2011 WPBA Tour Championships
  • 2011 International Tournament of Champions
  • 2012 Yalin Women's World 10-Ball Championship
  • 2012 International Tournament of Champions
  • 2013 Ultimate 10-Ball Championships Women's Champion
  • 2013 WPBA Masters
  • 2014 WPBA Masters
  • 2015 China Open
  • 2015 International Tournament of Champions
  • 2015 Tornado Open 9-Ball
  • 2016 Rivers US Open Nine-ball Championship
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https://www.webcitation.org/5qtg8FMmc?url=http://www.gmanews.tv/print/37464
http://www.gmanews.tv/print/37464
http://www.billiardpulse.com/2007/03/ga-young-kim-wins-carolina-womens.html
https://archive.today/20130629093728/http://www.pool-trax.net/Events/EventDetails.aspx?Sid=294
https://web.archive.org/web/20090124192529/http://www.wpba.com/cms/?pid=1004615
https://www.facebook.com/9ballgayoung
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