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

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!

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

Dennis and Scarborough take down big KF Field

Dennis and Scarborough take down big KF Fields.

(photo: Eddie Wheat and Dan Dennis)

Corner Pockets in Orlando, Fl, was the venue to host the $2000 Added event. This was the largest field of the season with 111 players showing up over the two days.

Saturday would see 67 players show up for the $1000 added Amateur. Dan Dennis would prove why he is classed as a high rated amateur player by making his way to the hotseat with wins over Wesley White, Dan Lettau, Brian Valentine, George Saunders, Joe Scarborough and then a 7-5 win over custom cue maker Eddie Wheat to capture the hotseat. The one loss side would see Todd Anderson looking very dangerous after a 2nd round loss to Joe Scarborough Anderson would go onto record wins over Strong Ladies players Cassidy Mulligan, Ben Diaz, Mel Rowe, James Adams, George Saunders Lincoln Seifert before taking a his 2nd loss to Ernie Medina for a 5th place finish. Medina would then go onto beat Scarborough before taking his 2nd loss to Eddie Wheat who would go to the final to try and avenge his earlier loss to Dennis.

The final would be a single race to 8, Wheat would come out firing to take a 4-0 lead and a 5-1 lead, Wheat was looking like taking his first title but Dennis had other Ideas as he would mount a very strong come back and win the next 4 racks to tie the match at 5-5, Wheat would extend his lead to 7-5  but that would be as close to winning as he would get as Dennis would take the next 3 racks to claim his first KF title and the first place prize of $650.

Amateur Payout

1st Dan Dennis, $650

2nd Eddie Wheat, $500

3rd Ernie Medina, $390

4th Joe Scarborough, $250

5th-6th Todd Anderson, Brian McBride, $150

7th-8th Lincoln Seifert, Shawn Miller, $90

9th-12th Sean Leason, George Saunders, Jeff Mabry, Prescott Buckwold, $65

13th-16 James Adams, Tony Vicari, David Boyd, Brian Valentine, $50

Top Lady, Cassidy Mulligan $50,    Top Junior Bryce Lepak Stroke it Hat

2nd Tommy Kennedy, Room Owner Tesh Patel, 1st Joe Scarborough

Sunday $1000 Added open event would draw 44 players with the Amateur taking advantage of the reduced entry fees. Some notable names in attendance were Tommy Kennedy, Mike Davis, Han Berber, Mark Coats, Louis Viera and Josh Degler to mention a few, but with all these players it was Amateur player Joe Scarborough who would prove to be to tough on the Day. Scarborough would make his way to the hotseat with wins over David Singleton 7-3, Mark Coats 7-6, Dan Dennis 7-0, Josh Degler 7-2 and then a strong 7-0 win over Glen Olson to take the Hotseat.

Tour director Tony Crosby was making a charge on the one loss side after taking a 3rd round loss to Josh Degler 7-6 he would go on to record win over Mike Davis 6-1 Rick Gatta 6-5, Louis Viera 6-3, Mark Coats 6-2 a revenge win over Degler 6-3 before taking a close 6-5 loss to Tommy Kennedy. Kennedy would go onto beat Glen Olson 6-2 to put himself in the final against Joe Scarborough.

The final was a classic with both players trading racks all the way to the 6-6 Kennedy would Kennedy would get to the hill first to lead 8-6 before Scarborough pulled it back to level at 8-8. The final rack would see Kennedy look like taking the title with just the 8 an 9 left Kennedy would make the 8 and leave himself short on the 9 ball he attempted the bank only to miss by a hair and leave the 9 hanging for a relieved Scarborough who would take his first KF title.

The KF Cue Tour would like to thank Corner pockets Pool room and its staff for making this season largest event a great one. We would also like to thank the 111 players that showed up over the two days and our sponsor which with out them these great weekends would not take place.

Our next event will be at Strokers Pool Room in Palm Harbor, Fl on the 13th/14th February for more info on our events and sponsors go to

Open Payouts

1st Joe Scarborough, $650

2nd Tommy Kennedy, $450

3rd Glen Olson, $300

4th Tony Crosby, $200

5th-6th Josh Degler, Butch Croft, $130

7th-8th Mark Coats, Carlos Torres, $80

Top Lady, Michell Monk $25