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Ricky Yang is an Indonesian professional pool player of Chinese ancestry. His nickname is "The Piranha".
On Sunday, June 5, 2009, Yang made history in the world of pool by completing his magical winning streak at the 2009 Philippine Open Pool Championship with a smashing 11-4 triumph over Jeff de Luna in the final at SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City, Philippine. It is the first international WPA World Ranking Tour won by him. He also become the first Indonesian player to do that.
Ricky Yang Born: Sungai Berombang, Kecamatan Panai Hilir Kabupaten Labuhan Batu, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia
Nationality: Indonesian Nickname: Piranha
Highlights: 2006 Asian 9 Ball Tour Jakarta leg Runner up, A-Mild National Series 2006 Champion, Batam Open 2006 Champ, 9 Ball POBSI National Championship winner 2006, Gold medal Sea Games 2007, 1st Philippine Open Pool Championship 2009
A catalyst to the rising popularity of billiards in Indonesia, Ricky Yang, has given the proud island-nation an identity in international pool tournaments where he enjoys the distinction of being one of the Asia's elite cue artists.
Possessing a pleasing personality coupled with world-class 9ball skills, the 2006 POBSI National Champion never fails to capture the hearts of the crowd wherever he competes. In fact, it was because of this perfect marriage of genuine friendliness and natural fluidity to his game that he was chosen to become the role model for the inaugural 2007 Guinness 9Ball Tour. Together with WPA 8Ball and 9Ball Champion Ronato Alcano of the Philippines, Yang is more than happy to represent his country as an ambassador for the prestigious event while at the same time contributing to the growth of the sport in the region.
Although he has yet to capture his first Tour title, the closest being a second place finish behind the "Magician" Efren Reyes at 2006's Jakarta edition, Yang has done remarkably well this year with quarterfinal results in Kaohsiung and Singapore and a semifinal stint at the Genting Highlands leg which allowed him to garner 140 Order of Merit points and a sixth place spot in the Top Ten. As such, he has earned for himself a ticket for the tournament's Grand Finale in Bali where he remains the lone local bet left to carry his Nation's colors.
With the local crowd backing him up in Bali, fans can expect Yang to pull out all the stops and bring out his A-game as he aims to end the 2007 season with a much-deserved dream victory on home soil.
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- Billiard Congress of America
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