Doan Thi Ngoc Le is one of two Vietnamese athletes at the 9-Ball World Championship in Chinese Taipei.(Photo: VNA) 

Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnamese pool players Doan Thi Ngoc Le and Bui Xuan Vang joined the eSpring International Women’s 9-Ball Championship, which kicked off June 16 in Chinese Taipei.

Unlike its predecessors, this year’s tournament, which is known as the Amway Cup, has been moved to a new venue at the Banqiao Gymnasium in New Taipei City.

Forty players will go head to head to try to win the most prestigious title in women’s pool. A total of 93,000 USD in prize funds are at stake, with 34,000 USD going to the winner, while the runner-up will receive 13,000 USD.

Over 70 qualifiers got underway from June 13 to 15 at the Ji-Hsien Pool Club in Luzhou, New Taipei City.

In the main stage of the tournament, players will be divided into eight groups of five. They will play in a round robin format and will race to seven.

Le is in Group H, while Vang is in Group E.

The top three of each group will advance to the final 24, where the format will change to a single-elimination race to seven.

The semi-finals will be a race to nine event. The final, to be held on June 19, will be a race to 11 event.-VNA