KELLY FISHER DEFEATS MONICA WEBB

KELLY FISHER DEFEATS MONICA WEBB TO CAPTURE HER SECOND WIN ON THE 2010 KWIKFIRE TOUR – October 9-10, 2010

Congratulations to Kelly Fisher for defeating Monica Webb 9-4 to win her second KWIKFIRE Tour event of 2010.  We’d like to thank Max Terry and his staff at Burrkat Billiards in Monroe, NC for their hospitality during the weekend’s event.

The field was as strong as ever with 6 top 16 WPBA professionals in the line up, including Kelly Fisher, Allison Fisher, Gerda Hofstatter, Kim Shaw, Line Kjorsvik, and Monica Webb who nearly nabbed the recent WPBA Atlanta Classic title.  Coupled with tough semi-professional talent, and the inclusion of the top professionals, the KWIKFIRE events always provide the fans and players the opportunity to watch and enjoy highly competitive pool on both Saturday and Sunday.

Top professionals matched up early on which created a daunting one-loss side when Holly Sholes, Kim Shaw, Katie Cowan, and Line Kjorsivk all lost either their first or second round to tough opponents. On the winner’s side, Gerda went on to beat Belinda 9-4; Kelly defeated Allison 9-4; Lisa Davids played solidly to beat Christi Steele 7-4, and Monica won against Cheryl Pritchard 9-5.  By the end of Saturday, four remained on each side of the bracket and Sunday morning matches promised to be high quality.

Returning Sunday at NOON, Gerda squared off against Kelly and the match was close early on but then Kelly pulled away to win 9-5.  Monica played a near flawless match against Lisa Davids, leaving very little opportunity for Lisa to get on the board.  Monica appeared to be in perfect form and defeated Lisa 9-0.  On the one-loss side, Allison matched up against Belinda Calhoun and won 9-3, while Line played Katie Cowan in a tight match with Line winning 9-5.  Katie’s 7-8th place finish secured her 3rd Top APA Finisher prize (Christi Steele came runner-up.).

Four players remained on the one-loss side with Lisa set to play Allison and Line set to play Gerda.  The matches were different:  Allison couldn’t find a groove and Lisa capitalized nicely by taking a 4-1 lead, and stayed steady to take the match 7-4.  While Gerda and Line seem to be neck and neck for most of the match, and Line was able to put it away 9-7.

The hot-seat match between Kelly and Monica was close early on at 3-3, but then Kelly made quick work of a few racks and went ahead 8-3.  Monica was able to get one more game before Kelly clinched it 9-4.  And, on the one-loss side, Line was able to take down Lisa 9-3.  Congratulations to Lisa on a great 4th place finish.  After finishing, Lisa humbly said, “My cancer helps me and slows me down.  I’m at a nice pace and winning isn’t as important now that I’ve had a life-changing event.  Ironically, I’m winning more because I’m not trying so hard.”

With three players remaining, Line and Monica squared off and Monica took total control of the match with good fortune and skill.  Line struggled to find any rhythm and lost 9-1.   In the finals, Kelly maintained her dominating form and never allowed the match to get tense.  She played great pool all weekend and took the title 9-4.

It was a bona fide KWIKFIRE weekend after Val Finnie won the Second Chance tournament by defeating Christi Steele.

As a tournament director for the KWIKFIRE Tour, I’m proud to believe that this tour is the most talented regional tour for women in the World.  It’s a pleasure day in and day out to witness each players’ love of the game and desire to excel at a sport we all enjoy. It’s very rewarding to hear from local APA players that their game has improved since competing on the KWIKFIRE Tour.  Please spread the word and encourage players who want to strengthen their billiard ability to join up.

Thank you to everyone who competed and came to watch, your continued support is very much appreciated.  On a personal note, the KWIKFIRE team would like to say that it was wonderful to see and have Sulli Sullivan participate in the tournament.  We are so glad to see her doing better.  And, a special thanks to KWIKFIRE Cues for being our title sponsor and donating $2000.00 worth of cues per event.  You can view all KWIKFIRE cues at www.kwikfireinc.com.

Kelly Fisher, Monica Webb

You can see upcoming KWIKFIRE Tour stops by visiting www.kwikfiretour.com.  The 3rd KWIKFIRE Tour stop is this weekend, October 16—17th, at Family Billiards in Boone, NC. Go to www.kwikfiretour.com for more info and tour schedule.
We look forward to seeing all of you at upcoming events.
The KWIKFIRE Team

Kelly Fisher Wins KwikFire

Kelly Fisher Wins 2nd Tour Stop
KwiKFire Tour – Rock Hill, South Carolina

Charlotte, NC (October 26th, 2009) – For Immediate Release:
By: Kim Shaw, CBT Promotions, LLC.

Kelly Fisher and Allison Fisher lag for the break

Kelly Fisher and Allison Fisher lag for the break

The newly titled Kwikfire Tour held its second event at the Silver Dollar Saloon in Rock Hill, South Carolina this past weekend.  Many local fans came to watch 29 players compete, including 10 APA players and 6 top WPBA professionals, including Allison Fisher, Kelly Fisher, Kim Shaw, Gerda Hofstatter, Monica Webb, and Line Kjorsvik.

Patty Sutherland – Highest APA Finisher

Patty Sutherland – Highest APA Finisher

The biggest upset of the tournament was in the first round when Terry Faulk beat Monica Webb hill-hill.  Terry said after the match that both she and Monica missed opportunities but she was happy with the way she played throughout the event.

Sunday’s matches paired Allison vs. Line and Kelly vs. Kim on the winners side, with Monica vs. Val Finnie and Gerda vs. Lisa Davids on the one-loss side.  Allison defeated Line 9-7 and Kelly defeated Kim 9-4, while Monica defeated Val 9-2 and Gerda defeated Lisa 9-4.  With six players remaining, Allison and Kelly squared off in an exciting hotseat match with Allison winning 9-7.  Kim played solid pool to win decisively over Monica, 9-3, while

Kim Shaw and Kevin Shaw

Kim Shaw and Kevin Shaw

Gerda and Line played it close, as Line finished strong winning 9-7.

Line continued playing well defeating Kim 9-4; however, she seemed to lose some momentum during her match with Kelly and lost 9-2.  With Allison and Kelly in the final it was a repeat of the 1st event final.

Beautiful custom trophies from Blue Moon

Beautiful custom trophies from Blue Moon

As always, both players produced the highest quality of play and at 6-7 there was nothing separating them – Allison made a 2-9 combo to make it 7-7.  Kelly broke and made an easy 3-9 combo to reach the hill first.  Allison played a solid rack to make it hill-hill, but Kelly broke the final rack, and after making the 7 ball on the break, cleared an open table to win the tournament.

Patty Sutherland from Wilmington, South Carolina won the “Highest APA Finisher” with an impressive 9th place.  Congratulations, Patty!

Holly Sholes from Charlotte, North Carolina won her second, Second Chance tournament by defeating Katie Cowan in the finals, 7-5.

A special thanks to Kevin and Melanie Shaw, the owners of Silver Dollar Saloon, Kwikfire Cues for their support, Charlotte Metro APA and Blue Moon for the beautiful custom trophies they provide

inish  Player            Ranking Pts
1          Kelly Fisher                  2270
2          Allison Fisher            1700
3          Line Kjorsvik                 1360
4          Kim Shaw                     1130
5/6       Gerda Hofstatter          910
5/6       Monica Webb            910
7/8       Val Finnie                     680
7/8       Lisa Davids                680
9-12     Kim Jones                    570
9-12     Patty Sutherland          570
9-12     Katie Cowan                570
9-12     Holly Sholes             570
13-16   Cheryl Pritchard            450
13-16   Lisa Cossette                450
13-16   Rachel Eliazar              450

13-16   Buffy Jolie                    450

17-24   Cheri Harrison            340
17-24   Julie Hunter                340
17-24   Marianne Merrill         340
17-24   Sulli Sullivan               340
17-24   Kristen Malone            340
17-24   Betty Sessions            340
17-24   Dana Aft                       340
17-24   Terry Faulk                   340
25-29   Melany Shaw              230
25-29   Aimee Kilby                 230
25-29   Lara Rossignol           230
25-29   Shelby Hodgin            230
25-29   Leslie Furr                    230