Susan Williams Wins

4th Stop of 2010

Susan Williams wins at Bullshooters in Phoenix

Susan Williams

The AWBT was back at their official home, Bullshooters, for the 4th stop of 2010. With $300 added to the Main event and $100 added to the Second Chance tournament, we had a good turnout. Thank you Bullshooters, Mike, Julie, Brooke and Jamie and the whole staff for your support.

The final eight players matched up as follows…Winners bracket: Susan Mello vs. Sara Miller, Susan Williams vs. Ashea Erdahl. Susan Mello and Susan Williams prevailed in their matches and would meet up in the hot-seat match. In the one-loss bracket…Barbara Lee vs. Samm Diep and Sunny Griffin vs. Jeri Engh. Samm and Sunny won their matches, so congratulations to Jeri and Barbara for finishing 7th/8th. Next round in the one-loss bracket saw Ashea vs. Samm and Sara vs. Sunny. Sara and Samm were the victors, so congratulations to Ashea and Sunny for finishing 5th/6th.

Susan Williams won the hot-seat match 7-3. So Susan Mello plays the winner of the first semi-final match between Samm and Sara. Samm won the match 7-5. Congratulations to Sara finishing in 4th place. Our second semi-final was between Samm and Susan Mello. Susan Mello won that match 7-3. Congratulations to Samm Diep finishing in 3rd place.

Final 8

The finals were a single race to 9. It started with Susan Mello wins the lag. Very quickly the match is even at 5-5. Mello wins the next two games making the score 7-5. Mello scratches on the break and Williams wins this one. Score is 7-6 Mello. Williams breaks and makes two balls and wins this one and the next. Score is now 8-7. Susan Williams gets to the hill first. Mello wins the next. We have a hill-hill match for the championship. Mello is breaking and makes a ball. She is hooked on the 1-ball and pushes out. Williams makes the 1-ball and then runs the rest of the balls and wins the match. Congratulations to Susan Williams for first place and Susan Mello for second place. Great match ladies!

Five women came back on Sunday to play in the $100 added, free 2nd chance tournament. The ladies played a round robin format and a race to 7. First Place & $70 went to Pearl Napa. Second Place & $50 went to Edwidge Cavanna and Third Place and $30 went to Pat Schultz. Congratulations ladies!

Our J. Pechauer custom cue, valued at $550, was raffled off and generated $241 for the Arizona Women’s Billiard Tour. The winner of that beautiful cue was Ray Arreola. Thank you to all the folks that bought a raffle ticket. We appreciate your support.

Thank you to CueSports International for donating 8 new “Magic Racks”. The ladies used them at this event and they were well received. We will be using them the rest of this season.

This event’s drawing using our spinning wheel gave free t-shirts to Susan Mello, Ashea Erdahl, Diana Clayton, Alicia “Pocahontas” Streenz, Samm Diep and Kathleen Lawless.

Billie Grace Carman was our “Lucky Loser” this time around and she will receive free entry into our next event in September at Bullshooters.

Our next stop is Bullshooters on September 25th & 26th. Hope to see you all there!
MAIN EVENT PAYOUTS:
Place $$ Earned Name
1st $250 Susan Williams
2nd $150 Susan Mello
3rd $100 Samm Diep
4th $60 Sara Miller
5-6th $40 Sunny Griffin, Ashea Erdahl
7-8th $30 Jeri Engh, Barbara Lee

Samm Diep Wins Tucson Event

(photo: Samm Diep)

Pockets, in Tucson, was the host of the AWBT’s third stop of 2010! It is one of the best places to play in Arizona. The owners, Lenny and Donna, run a top-notch establishment. The staff provides fabulous and friendly service. We look forward to playing here again in the future. Thank you Pockets for your support! Women came from all over the United States to play in this $300 added 9-ball event! We had players come from Wisconsin, Colorado, Nevada and Phoenix. The AWBT want to thank Bill MacKinnon for providing live streaming Saturday and Sunday.You can view matches on www.ustream.tv/pool-arizona

The final eight players matched up as follows…Winners bracket: Samm Diep vs. Kathleen Lawless, Susan Williams vs. Rebecca Wagner. Kathleen and Susanprevailed in their matches and would meet up in the hot-seat match. In the one-loss bracket…Jeri Engh vs. Ashea Erdahl and Sunny Griffin vs. Sara Miller. Ashea and Sunny won their matches, so congratulations to Jeri and Sara for finishing 7th/8th. More matches in the one-loss bracket saw Ashea vs. Rebecca and Samm vs. Sunny. Rebecca and Samm were the victors, so congratulations to Ashea and Sunny for finishing 5th/6th. To mix things up a bit, we extended Saturday’s play and brought back 4 players on Sunday. Susan Williams vs. Kathleen Lawless in the hot-seat match and Rebecca Wagner vs. Samm Diep in the one-loss bracket. Sunday’s live-streaming started with Rebecca vs. Samm in the first of two semi-final matches. Samm won in a close hill-hill match. Congratulations to Rebecca finishing in 4th place.

Final 8 (minus 1)

Next up was the hot-seat match, Susan Williams vs. Kathleen Lawless. Susan was in control most of the match and won 7-3. Our second semi-final was a re-match between Samm and Kathleen. Samm won this one in another hill-hill match. Congratulations to Kathleen Lawless finishing in 3rd place.  The finals were a single race to 9. It started with Samm winning the lag, breaking and making 2 balls but scratched, with Susan having ball-in-hand, runs out to win the first game. Susan fails to make a ball on the break and Samm makes a combination on the 9-ball, tied 1-1. Samm breaks, but does not make a ball. After a few exchanges, Susan wins that game. Samm wins the next, and they are tied 2-2. Samm breaks, makes a ball and runs to the 9-ball, misses and leaves a tough shot for Susan. Susan banks it into the side pocket. Score: 3-2 Susan. Susan breaks, makes a ball and after some defensive play from both players, Susan makes a great carom on the 9-ball. Score is 4-2, Susan. Samm breaks, and more safety play from both players, but Samm wins this one. Score 4-3 Susan. Susan wins the next game. The score is now 5-3 Susan. Samm gets on a roll and wins the next 5 games, gets to the hill first and takes the lead 8-5. After a few exchanges and some safety play, Samm comes out on top and wins the match! Congratulations to both Samm and Susan finishing 1st and 2nd respectively. Great match ladies!

Eight women came back on Sunday to play in the free 2nd chance tournament. Congratulations to Sara Miller for winning the tournament plus $25 and Jeri Engh for placing second and winning $15! This event’s drawing with our spinning wheel gave free shirts to Patricia Schultz, Jeri Engh and Claudia Justus.  Claudia was also the “Lucky Loser” this time around and she will receive free entry into our next event August 28th at Bullshooters. Our next stop is August 28-29 at Bullshooters! Hope to see you all there!

MAIN EVENT PAYOUTS:
Place $$ Earned Name
1st $200 Samm Diep
2nd $140 Susan Williams
3rd $90 Kathleen Lawless
4th $60 Rebecca Wagner
5-6th $30 Sunny Griffin
Ashea Erdahl
7-8th $25 Jeri Engh
Sara Miller