Cha has landed lucrative endorsement deals and has been in several commericals and modeling spreads.
Shane is arguably the best player in the US currently and Yu Ram Cha was asked if she was aware of this.
"His play is so strong and great, so I expect him to play well against me.
But I know I have the ability to beat him", commented Cha about the upcoming match.
"When I told Yu Ram she was playing Shane her first match, her eyes literally lit up. She loves the challenge." says top men's pro Charlie Williams who also coaches Cha and manages her with Dragon Promotions.
Party World Pool Masters 2009Riviera Hotel & Casino2901 Las Vegas Blvd, South Las Vegas, Nevada 8910909USA 8-Yu Ram Cha Takes on the Men at the World Pool Masters...21 year old billiard sensation Yu Ram Cha of Korea has been invited as the sole woman entrant of the 2009 World Pool Masters.
The event takes place at the Riviera Hotel and Casino this weekend May 8-10 and is produced by Matchroom Sport, a leading force in billiard promotions.
The World Pool Masters has had a long history of famous champions such as Ralf Souquet, Thomas Engert, Raj Hundal, and defending champion Alex Pagulayan.
Sixteen men are invited each year, with last year being the first time a woman was invited in Jasmin Ouschan of Austria. Cha has quickly rised to the forefront of the pool world's more notable players.
Nicknamed "The Little Lightning" for her petite stature but powerful break, stroke and explosive game, her titles include 2006 Korea Pro Tour Champion, 2007 Super Billiards Expo Woman's Amateur Champion, 2007 World Junior 10-Ball Champion, and multiple regional pro/am event wins in US women's tours.
In 2008 Cha went out to the USA to try to win qualifiers for the WPBA Women's Pro Tour and quickly made a statement coming out of nowhere to finish 3rd at the WPBA US Open including a first time ESPN TV match win over Karen Corr.
That year she took down a multitude of top names such as Monica Webb, Jasmin Ouschan, Xiao Ting Pan, Kelly Fisher, Helena Thornfeldt, Jennifer Chen and many more.