amwayI have already said this, but I say it again. Amway Cup is a big deal over here! We have never had so many tv cameras present, I counted around 20. Apparently the two guys announcing us at the press conference are very famous here in Taiwan….


My group. From left: Pan Xiaoting, Rubilen Amit, Lin Hsiao-Chi, myself, Wu Jing


The players, the officials and the sponsors

After the press conference we went to Mr Tu’s poolhall to get some shots in. We do not have any practice time in the venue before tomorrow. I start my first of three matches tomorrow at 1210 local time. playing against Rubilen.

We play winners break race to 7, Wish me luck!



At the press conference

Signing posters and magazines

Yesterday, after bein spray painted with make up and having fake eye lashes. I also feel like I have got a wig, not my hair… Photo shoots are hard work!


Here is Lyndall undergoing the spraypainting:)


From yesterday, Dinner at Din Tai Fung with Lyndall Hulley and Alison Chang:)


Amway Cup, Taiwan next:)

March 10, 2013


It has been a long time since I was in Taiwan, but today the flight leaves and I will be there tomorrow evening. I am really looking forward to play the Amway Cup, it is one of the best tournaments in Asia. We are 40 players in 8 groups and 3 from each group will advance to the single elimination.

My group:
Chou Chieh-Yu (TPE)
Liu Sha-Sha (CHN)
Emily Duddy (USA)
Ine Helvik (NOR)

I will post links to live-stream and score when I find it, so far all information is in Chinese  You can find information on the full draw and format in English here:

The tournament will be sent live on Videoland sports and they have an information page here:

Wish me luck