Kim Ga-young

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Kim Ga-young
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Born (1983-01-13) January 13, 1983 (age 35)
Seoul, South Korea
Sport country  South Korea
Nickname "Little Devil Girl"
Professional 2003–present

Kim Ga-young (born 13 January 1983 in Seoul; sometimes referred to in the Western media as Ga-young Kim and nicknamed "Little Devil Girl"[1]) is a South Korean female professional pool player who plays on the Women's Professional Billiard Association (WPBA) tour. Her father began teaching her to play three-cushion billiards (a form of carom 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 Pan Xiaoting 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.[2] Kim and Pan finished the 2007 WPBA season ranked 2nd and 3rd, respectively, behind perennially top-ranked Allison Fisher. Kim speaks Mandarin Chinese in addition to her native Korean language.



  1. ^ "Women's world pool: Amit in finals". GMA April 8, 2007. Archived from the original on July 1, 2010. Retrieved July 1, 2010. 
  2. ^ [1][clarification needed]

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Preceded by
Liu Hsin-mei
WPA Women's World Nine-ball Champion
2004, 2006
Succeeded by
Pan Xiaoting