Ga-young Kim

Female, Person

1983 –


Who is Ga-young Kim?

Kim Ga-young is a South Korean female professional pocket billiards player who plays on the Women's Professional Billiard Association tour. Her father began teaching her to play three-cushion billiards when she was about twelve years old. After playing three-cushion for about three years, she started playing nine-ball pool and turned pro at the 2003 BCA Open.

Kim practices about 30 hours a week and enjoys a friendly rivalry with fellow Asian WPBA player Xiaoting Pan of China. Kim and Pan met in the finals of the 2007 Carolina Women's Billiard Classic, with Kim prevailing 7–6 in the WPBA's first all-Asian championship match. Kim and Pan finished the 2007 WPBA season ranked 2nd and 3rd, respectively, behind perennially top-ranked Allison Fisher. In January 2008 Kim began using the cue sticks manufactured by K.F. Cues, a Taiwan-based company. Kim speaks Korean as well as Mandarin Chinese, the language she converses in with Xiaoting Pan.

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Jan 13, 1983
  • United States of America
  • South Korea

on July 23, 2013


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