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Caukin takes home FBT Regional Tour title
Ft. Pierce, Fla. (Nov. 20, 2010) – JoAnn Mason Parker won her second in a row Flamingo Billiards Tour event at the FBT Invitational this past Saturday at Ultimate Billiards. Helene Caukin finished the year with the most points and wins the title of Flamingo Billiards Tour 2010 Champion. Caukin’s first place finish also secures her spot in the 2011 WPBA Classic Tour events.
Parker started the day with a 7-4 win over Kelly Cavanaugh, 7-4 over Robin Boggs, and a 7-1 over Kim Caso to make it to the single elimination redraw. Also making it to the redraw was Jeannie Seaver, with wins over Kelly Coyle 7-1, Sabra MacArthur Beahn 7-5, and Chris Ann Fields 7-1. Christie Cloke got to the single elimination bracket beating Shanelle Loraine along the way 7-5, and Barbara Harris 7-4. Also in the redraw was Jessica Barnes, winning over Stephanie Mitchell 7-5, and Amy Poulter 7-4. On the one loss side, Chris Ann Fields fought her way back to the redraw, along with Kim Caso, Amy Poulter and Helene Caukin.
The redraw pitted Mason against Fields 7-5. Seaver beat Caso 7-3; Cloke edged out Poulter 7-5; and Barnes took Caukin 7-4. That left Parker in the semi-finals against Seaver, and Cloke against Barnes.
Seaver, who had shot lights out all day, felt the night wearing on and gave up the match to Parker 7-1. Barnes, who was also shooting in the zone all day, had a tough match against Cloke. Playing neck-and-neck and tied at 5, Cloke scratched in game 11, and Barnes went to the hill. Barnes broke and combed the 9 to move to the finals.
The final match started with Parker 2-0. Barnes got on the scoreboard when Parker scratched in game 3 after hooking herself and forced to kick. In game 4, Barnes missed the 8 and Parker was out. Score 3-1. Barnes broke in game 5, proceeded to make the 1-ball but scratched. With ball-in-hand, Parker combed the 2-9. Score 4-1. Barnes broke in game 6, ran out to the 7 and scratched giving ball-in-hand again to Parker, who was out, score 5-1. In game 7, Barnes broke and came up dry. Parker pushed out but was left with the cue ball hooked and no shot on the one. With ball-in-hand to Barnes this time, Barnes played safe leaving Parker with a jump shot on the two. Parker proceeded to jump, made the 2-ball and ran out to the 6-ball which rattled in the corner. Barnes overshot the 7 leaving bad shape on the 8-ball. But not to be deterred, Barnes banked the 8 and made the 9. Score 5-2. Just when it looked like Barnes was starting a comeback, Parker went on to take the next two games and the match.
The Flamingo Billiards Tour thanks all of its sponsors, Boynton Billiards (www.boytonbilliards.com), Ozone Billiards (www.ozonebilliards.com), Tweeten Fibre (www.tweeten.us). And many thanks again to room owners Bill Mallen and Gary Gilsanan (www.ultimate-billiards.com), Amy Poulter (www.amysbilliards.com), Tesh Patel (www.cornerpocketbilliards.com), and Dana Rogers (www.artofbilliards.com), for being great hosts and supporting the Flamingo Billiards Tour.
($250-added, modified double-elimination)
1st JoAnn Mason Parker ($500)
2nd Jessica Barnes ($375)
3rd Jeannie Seaver ($200)
3rd Christie Cloke($200)
5th Amy Poulter($100)
5th Chris Ann Fields($100)
5th Helene Caukin($100)
5th Kim Caso($100)
9th Barbara Ellis ($65)
9th Sabra MacArthur Beahn ($65)
9th Kelly Coyle ($65)
9th Stephanie Mitchell ($65)
13th Nicolle Rasmussen ($40)
13th Marge Soash ($40)
13th Shanelle Loraine ($40)
13th Kelly Cavanaugh ($40)
The 2011 Flamingo Billiards Tour is tentatively scheduled to begin Saturday, Jan. 29th, at Ultimate Billiards (www.ultimate-billiards.com) in Fort Pierce, Florida. Visit www.flamingobilliardstour.com for details.