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

AWBT Stop #2

AWBT 2nd Stop of 2010

$300 Added at Bullshooters Phoenix

(photo: Final 8)

Bullshooters was the place for the AWBT’s second stop of 2010! Seventeen women came out to play in

this $300 added 9-ball event on 9’ tables!

The top eight were: Ashea Erdahl and Sunny Griffin, Barbara Lee and Susan Wilbur in the

winner bracket. Susan Mello and Pearl Napa, Kathleen Lawless and Rebecca Wagner in the one

loss bracket.

The hot seat match was Ashea Erdahl vs. Barbara Lee. Ashea defeated Barbara with the score of 7 to

3 and took the hot seat!

Barbara went on to defeat Rebecca Wagner in the semi-final match with the score of 7-6 then came

Ashea Erdahl

back to challenge Ashea in the final match! The finals were a single race to 9. It started with Ashea

winning the lag. Ashea jumped out to a 3-0 lead. Barbara won the next two games. Score 3-2 Ashea.

Ashea won the next three games. Barbara won the next to bring the score to 6-3 Ashea. Ashea wins the

next two games and makes it to the hill first with the score 8-3. Barbara wins the next game. Score 8-4

Ashea wins the next and the match. Congratulations to Barbara Lee for 2nd place and congratulations to

Ashea Erdahl for the tournament victory!

Four women came back on Sunday to play in the free second chance tournament. Congratulations to

Susan Williams for winning the tournament and $30 and Billie Grace Carman placing second and

getting $15.00!

Chuck Webb Raffle Cue Winner

The AWBT held a raffle for a beautiful J. Pechauer Custom Cue valued at $520! The AWBT would like

to thank J. Pechauer for all the cues he has donated over the years. The winner was Chuck Webb! That

was a really “sweet” cue! Thanks to everyone for buying tickets and supporting the AWBT! Thanks to

your efforts we raised $286 for the tour!

We also want to extend thanks to Sunny Griffin for donating some really cool BCA shirts that players

Jodie Villegas, Edwidge Cavanna, Susan Wilbur and Ashea Erdahl each won one in a drawing. We will

be drawing more names for more shirts in Tucson.

The AWBT has added a new perk to the first players eliminated from the tournament. (ie two and out)

Their names are put into a hat and the winner receives free entry into the next event. Our first “Lucky

Loser” is Billie Grace Carman.

Thank you so much to Mike and all the folks at Bullshooters! Your pool hall is a great place to play.

The food is awesome and the people are great!

Our next stop is July 24-25 at Pockets in Tucson! Hope to see you all there!


Place $$ Earned Name

1st $220 Ashea Erdahl

2nd $150 Barbara Lee

3rd $100 Rebecca Wagner

4th $70 Susan Mello

5-6th $40 Sunny Griffin

Susan Wilbur

7-8th $30 Pearl Napa

Kathleen Lawless


Place $$ Earned Name

1st $30 Susan Williams

2nd $15 Billie Grace Carman


Rank Name Total Points Earned

1 Ashea Erdahl* 125 200 325

2 Susan Williams* 200 50 250

3 Sara Miller* 160 50 210

4 Barbara Lee* 40 160 200

5 Sunny Griffin* 100 80 180

6 Kathleen Lawless* 80 65 145

7 Rebecca Wagner* 125 125

8 Edwidge Cavanna* 80 40 120

9 Jeri Engh* 65 50 115

9 Pearl Napa* 50 65 115

11 Pat Schultz 65 40 105

12 Susan Mello* 100 100

13 Jodi Villegas 50 40 90

13 LeAndrea Gaff 50 40 90

15 Susan Wilbur* 80 80

16 Billie Grace Carman* 40 30 70

17 Samm Diep* 50 50

17 Claudia Justus 50 50

19 Amanda Pulley 40 40

19 Carol Webb* 40 40

* = WPBA Member