Top 10 Best Taiwanese Pool Players

10 Best Pool Players in Taiwan

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Best Pool Players in Taiwan
Taiwan's top ten pool players

Taiwan is one of the best pool countries in the world, not just in Asia. To name a few world champions from this country, Ko Pin-yi and Chao Fong-pang. As a result, we’ve compiled a list of the top ten Taiwanese pool players.

Here are the 10 Best Pool Players in Taiwan

  1. Fu Che-wei

    Fu Che-wei made his first notable appearance when he finished among the top 32 competitors in the 2004 WPA World Nine-ball Championship (losing to Earl Strickland). He made a comeback at the 2006 event, he was eventually eliminated by runner-up Ralf Souquet in the semi-finals. The performance would win and earn him a place in the following year's event but was eliminated in the second round to Mika Immonen.Fu Che-wei
    Born: 21 December 1973
    Age: 48
    Nickname: "The Draw Shot Prince"
    Pool games: 8-ball, 9-ball, 10-ball
    Best Finish: Runner up at 2012 WPA World Eight-ball Championship
  2. Lo Li-wen

    In 2010, Lo Li-wen won the 1st place in the 2010 JPBA ranking with an amazing record of 3 wins in the domestic open game and 3 wins in GP / EAST. In 2015, 2016, 2017 and Asian Championships, he won the championship and achieved the third straight victory.Lo Li-wen
    Born: 7 October 1978
    Age: 43
    Nickname: "ROLEX"
    Pool games: 8-ball, 9-ball, 10-ball
    World Champion: 9-Ball (1993, 2000)
  3. Kuo Po-cheng

    Kuo Po-cheng finished first runner-up to Wu Chia-ching in the 2005 World Nine-ball Championship held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. He was also runner-up to Francisco Bustamante in the 2010 WPA World Nine-ball Championship held in Doha, Qatar.Kuo Po-cheng
    Born: 15 January 1978
    Age: 44
    Nickname: "The Little Monster"
    Sport country: Chinese Taipei
    Best Finish: Runner-Up (2005 & 2010 WPA World 9-ball Championship)
  4. Cheng Yu-hsuan

    Cheng Yu-hsuan, also sometimes known as Kevin Cheng. Yu-Hsuan reached world number 1 in 9-Ball in 2016, following winning U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships in 2015. He also reached the semi-finals of the 2016 WPA World Nine-ball Championship; where he would lose to Shane Van Boening 11–9.Cheng Yu-hsuan
    Born: 2 May 1988
    Age: 34
    Sport country: Chinese Taipei
    Pool games: 9-ball, 10-ball
    Major: 2015 U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships, 2019 WPA Players Championship
  5. Chang Yu-Lung

    Chang Yu-lung is a Taiwanese pool player, and winner of the 2015 World Cup of Pool alongside Ko Pin-yi. Yu-Lung won the 2015 Steinway Classic defeating Ko Ping-chung in the final.Chang Yu-Lung
    Born: 21 September 1981
    Age: 40
    Sport country: Chinese Taipei
    Pool games: 9-ball, 10-ball
    Major: 2015 World Cup of Pool
  6. Ko Ping Chung

    Ko Ping Chung is the younger brother of Ko Pin-yi. In November 2010, Ko Ping-chung reached his first major final the All Japan Open. However, he lost in the final against the German Thorsten Hohmann.Ko Ping Chung
    Born: 18 September 1995
    Age: 26
    Sport country: Chinese Taipei
    Pool games: 9-ball, 10-ball
    World Champion: 2019 WPA World Ten-ball Championship
  7. Yang Ching-shun

    Yang Ching-shun is a Taiwanese professional pool player. Yang won the nine-ball event of the 1998 Asian Games against then World Pool champion Kunihiko Takahashi. He defended it in 2002 against Warren Kiamco.Yang Ching-shun
    Born: 4 March 1978
    Age: 44
    Nickname: "The Son of Pool"
    Sport country: Chinese Taipei
    Pool games: 8-ball, 9-ball, 10-ball
  8. Chao Fong-pang

    Chao Fong-pang won the WPA World Nine-ball Championship in 1993 against Thomas Hasch of Germany. Thus, he became the first Asian to win a world title in pocket billiards.Chao Fong-pang
    Born: 15 September 1967
    Age: 54
    Sport country: Chinese Taipei
    Pool games: 9-ball, 10-ball
    World Champion: 9-Ball (1993, 2000)
  9. Chang Jung-lin

    Chang Jung-lin became WPA World Eight-ball Champion in 2012 and won the silver medal at the 2013 World Games for Nine-ball. Jun-Lin is a former world number 1, having done so first after winning WPA World Eight-ball Championship in 2012.Chang Jung-lin
    Born: 2 May 1985
    Age: 37
    Sport country: Chinese Taipei
    Pool games: 9-ball, 10-ball
    Highest WPA ranking: 1
    World Champion: 8-Ball (2012)
  10. Ko Pin-yi

    Ko Pin-yi is a Taiwanese professional pool player. He became World Champion in the disciplines of 9-ball and 10-ball in 2015. WikipediaKo Pin-yi
    Born: May 31, 1989
    Age: 33
    Sport country: Chinese Taipei
    Pool games: 9-ball, 10-ball
    Highest WPA ranking: 1
    World Champion: 9-ball (2015), 10-ball (2015)

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