JPNEWT

ANNOUNCEMENT !

Stop #4 (barbox event) 

Scheduled for June 20-21

at Brews & Cues in Glen Burnie MD

Has been Postponed.

Hope to see you soon!

Sponsors:

Livestream sponsored by Brit Rapp, billiards artist:

Coins of the Realm

Interested in being a sponsor?  Call 443-852-0020 and have your business logo and a link to your website here!

LINDA SHEA
NAPT Vice President
JPNEWT Tour Director
SHARON O'HANLON
NAPT Secretary
JPNEWT Asst. Tour Director

LATEST NEWS and RESULTS:

2020 STOP #1

March 7-8

Triple Nines Bar & Billiards

Elkridge MD

                       -  31 player field -

  1st  $800  Shanna Lewis

  2nd  $450  Lai Li

  3rd  $330  Nicole Nester

  4th  $150  Teri Thomas

  5th  $100  Sharon O'Hanlon

       $100  Kia Sidbury

  7th  $ 70  Linda Shea

       $ 70  Eugenia Gyftopoulos

  9th  $ 50  Christina Madrigale

       $ 50  Colleen Shoop

       $ 50  Elaine Wilson

Champion: Shanna Lewis

Top 4 l-r: Shanna Lewis, Nicole Nester, Pete Bowen (owner, Coins of the Realm), Teri Thomas, Lai Li

Shanna Lewis gets by Lai Li twice, double hill, to win JPNEWT season opener

 Skip Maloney, AZBilliards

  March 10, 2020

Pool tournaments will often play host to competitors who, for one reason or another, have been away from the game for a while. Depending upon the skill level they’d attained before they stopped competing, how long they’ve been away and the overall competitive level of the field they enter upon their return, the result could go either way. The competitor could go ‘two and out,’ if they’re seriously out of practice and stroke, or they could make it seem as though pool’s like riding a bicycle, where one can more or less pick up where they left off.

 

Shanna Lewis, whose last reported cash payout in a pool tournament was at a Q Master Billiards Mid-Atlantic Women’s 9-Ball Open in 2015 (9th place), returned to the tables this past weekend (March 7-8) to compete in the season opener of the J. Pechauer Northeast Women’s Tour. Lewis chose the ‘like riding a bicycle’ option and went undefeated through the field of 31, downing last year’s runner-up in the Tour Championship standings, Lai Li, twice. The $500-added (by Coins of the Realm), NAPT Div. II Semi-Pro event drew 31 entrants to Triple Nines in Elkridge, MD.

 

Her own assessment of her TAFT (time away from table) was more in the vicinity of 10 years. It was an absence prompted by a decision to focus on the business career side of her life. She’s back, now, still working on the business side of her career, but with some flexibility to spend more TAT (time at table). While acknowledging that she’s returned with her skills more or less intact, she noted that it wasn’t as easy as it looked from the nature of the undefeated run, and her two victories over Lai Li, might indicate.

 

“Yeah, there were times during the tournament when I was thinking, ‘Yeah, this is great,” she said, “but there were other times when I felt like I couldn’t put a ball in the hole that was a straight shot.”

 

That said, Lewis was back on the bicycle right from the start, winning 14 of her first 17 games. She gave up only one rack to Judie Wilson and then two to Melissa Mason before running into Elaine Wilson, who, in essence, by chalking up five racks against her, applied some brakes to Lewis’ bicycle. It dropped Lewis’ game-winning percentage by 10 points in a single match. Lewis won, though, and advanced to face Teri Thomas in a winners’ side semifinal.

Lai Li, in the meantime, had opened with a 7-1 victory over Charlynn Dzambo, defeated Kelly Wyatt 7-4 and downed the tour’s 2020 champion, Linda Shea, 7-4 in a winners’ side quarterfinal.  The draw wasn’t getting any easier as Li advanced to face Kia Sidbury in the other winners’ side semifinal.

Lewis got into the hot seat match with another 7-1 victory, over Thomas, and faced Li, who’d sent Sidbury to the loss side 7-4. In their first of two, they battled to double hill before Lewis prevailed to sit in her first hot (bicycle) seat in a while.

On the loss side, Nicole Nester and Sharon O’Hanlon were working on modest three-match, loss-side winning streaks that had begun when they’d lost their winners’ side quarterfinal match to Teri Thomas and Kia Sidbury respectively.

Nester and O’Hanlon both won two loss-side double hill battles.

Nester versus Colleen Shoop and Eugenia Gyftopoulos; O’Hanlon, over two ‘powerhouse’ opponents - Nicole King and Tour Director, Linda Shea. They did not, however, draw rematches because Nester drew Sidbury and O’Hanlon drew Thomas.

Nester advanced to the quarterfinals 7-4 over Sidbury, as Thomas eliminated O’Hanlon 7-3. Nester then downed Thomas 7-3 in those quarterfinals, before herself being eliminated in a double hill fight versus Li in the semifinals.

 

A second, slightly longer double hill fight, Li’s third straight, ensued in the finals. Lewis won it 9-8 to claim the title to JPNEWT’s 2020 season opener.

 

Tour director Linda Shea thanked the ownership and staff at Triple Nines, as well as title sponsor J. Pechauer Custom Cues, Coins of the Realm, The Turtle Rack (www.mezzusa.com), Baltimore City Cues, and the live stream, sponsored by Britanya E. Rapp, billiards artist (angle aim Art). The next stop on the JPNEWT, scheduled for the weekend of April 4-5, will be hosted by Markley Billiards in Norristown, PA.

THANK YOU !

JPNEWT thanks the following for supporting the tour this year:

Tour Sponsor:

  • J.Pechauer Custom Cues 

Event Sponsor:

  • Coins of the Realm

Livestream Sponsor:

  • Brit Rapp, billiards artist

Product Sponsor:

  • Turtle Racks by Mezz Cues

Hosting Pool Rooms:

  • Triple Nines Bar & Billiards, Elkridge MD

  • First Break Cafe', Sterling VA

  • Eagle Billiards, Dickson City PA

  • Champion Billiards Sports Cafe, Frederick MD

  • Markley Billiards, Norristown PA

  • Brews & Cues, Glen Burnie, MD

  • Bank Shot Bar & Grill, Laurel, MD 

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