Amit’s game was characterized by her unmistakable rhythm, fantastic safety shots, and good breaks, which she capitalized on towards the end of the match. A handful of Filipino supporters, led by my good friends,Edgardo “Boyet” Asonto and Ricardo Ancaja, aka Ramon Champion (Coaches of the Philippine Billiards Team), and Philippine Team members Iris Ranola and Mary Ann Basas, were at the event and celebrated Bingkay’s awesome win with other Filipinos.
The Philippine Billiards Team (Women's)
Coach Boyet Asonto with
Mary Ann Basas, Rubilen Amit, and Iris Ranola
Rubilen Amit has been under Boyet Asonto’s wings for a number of years now. I saw how Rubilen’s game improved a hundred-fold under Boyet’s intense drills in pockets billiards as they practiced for hours daily at the AMF-Superbowl at the Makati Cinema Square, Makati City, and GameBall in Taft, Manila. Boyet even had the entire Philippine Team practice at GameBall on December 1, 2007, the last Saturday before their departure for the 2007 SEA Games on December 4, 2007! Saturdays are usually reserved for the personal itineraries of the individual members of the Philippine Team, but the Coach wouldn’t have it any other way! He really wanted the Philippine Team to bring home the gold! I also remember the talk we had on the night before the Philippine Team’s departure for
The AnitoKid with Boyet Asonto, Rubilen "Bingkay" Amit,
Antonio "Gaga" Gabica, and Gabica Jr.
Congratulations Bingkay! Remember what I told you at GameBall? Now, I need to have my picture taken with the gold medal! Ha ha ha! You make the Filipinos proud! You really do! Mabuhay!
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