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WPBA QUALIFIER !
for the DR POOL CLASSIC
$1,000 ADDED ($750 for tourney,
$250 for WPBA qualifier spot)
873 Scranton Carbondale Hwy
Dickson City PA 18519
doors open at 10 am
players meeting at 11 am
9-ball on 9 foot tables,
Races to 7 (both sides),
Rack your own,
9 ball does not count in bottom 2 pockets on the break,
Finals is a modified race to 7 or 9. If the player from the hot-seat reaches 7 first, she wins. If the player from the b-side reaches 7 first, both players play to 9.
Pay at the door (cash only):
$55 entry fee (if not playing for WPBA qualifier)
$75 entry fee if vying for WPBA qualifier spot
(Extra prize money goes to the qualifying player for their expenses.)
LATEST NEWS and RESULTS:
2022 STOP 8
Triple Nines Bar & Billiards
- 13 player field -
1st $480 Briana Miller
2nd $365 Nicole Albergaria **
3rd $240 Kia Burwell
4th $130 Karen Corr
** Winner of WPBA Qualifier to Sledgehammer Open, at Borderline Billiards, October 19-23.
l-r: Kia Burwell, Nicole Albergaria, Briana Miller, Karen Corr
l-r: Briana Miller, Nicole Albergaria
MILLER WINS HER 5TH THIS YEAR ON THE JPNEWT; QUALIFIER FOR WPBA “SLEDGEHAMMER OPEN” IN OCTOBER
Corr returns, Albergaria wins qualifying spot
Skip Maloney, AZBilliards.com
August 15, 2022
One can only imagine that while the entrants on this past weekend’s (Aug. 13-14) stop on the J. Pechauer Northeast Women’s Tour were happy to see Ireland’s Karen Corr back at the tables, and in spite of the pool mantra of ‘playing the table, not the opponent,’ there had to be an underlying sense of trepidation. Some, arguably many, remembered that the last time Corr had lost a JPNEWT event in which she had appeared had been seven years ago. As it happened, it was also the year (2015) that she was the tour champion, winning the first eight stops of 11 that year and for reasons lost to the mists of time, finishing 9th at that year’s season finale.
The assumed ‘trepidation’ didn’t affect the JPNEWT’s current, #1-ranked player, Briana Miller, at all. In fact, she opened what turned out to be an undefeated run to her fifth win of the 2022 season by defeating Corr in the opening round. Corr fought back, winning four on the loss side before she became ill and had to withdraw from the event quarterfinals, which would have put her up against Kia Burwell.
The event was a qualifier for the WPBA “Sledgehammer” Open, a memorial event for the late Helena Thornfeldt, scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 19-23 at Janet Atwell’s room, Borderline Billiards in Bristol, TN. Though won by Miller, she deferred the qualifying spot to runner-up, Nicole Albergaria. The $750-added event drew 13 entrants to Triple Nines in Elkridge, MD, the same site where Corr had last lost an event on the JPNEWT. Triple Nines added the $500 to the general money-added coffers and $250 more for the entry fee to the “Sledgehammer” Open. A raffle cue netted $160 to supplement Albergaria’s travel expenses to that event.
Following her opening-round victory over Corr, Miller advanced through Kia Burwell 7-5 (the tour’s current #3) to draw Char Dzambo in one of the winners’ side semifinals. Albergaria, in the meantime, got by Kathy Friend 7-3 and Lynn Richard 7-1 to pick up Judie Wilson.
Miller defeated Dzambo 7-3 and in the hot seat match, faced Albergaria, who’d sent Wilson to the loss side 7-3. Miller claimed the hot seat 7-1.
On the loss side, Dzambo drew Karen Corr, who’d previously eliminated Carol V. Clark, Lynn Richard and tour director, Linda Shea (#2). Wilson picked up Burwell, who’d defeated Kathy Friend 7-4 and Calala Jackson 7-1 to reach her.
Corr advanced to the quarterfinals 7-3 over Dzambo and would have been joined by Burwell, who’d eliminated Wilson 7-2. But Corr withdrew from those quarterfinals, sending Burwell to the semifinals, where she was defeated by Albergaria 7-2.
In their second of two, Albergaria, playing in her first event of the JPNEWT season, downed Burwell 7-2 for a second shot at Miller. Albergaria improved on her 7-1 hot seat performance and came within a game of forcing a 13th deciding game. Miller, though, claimed the event title 7-5.
Current and soon-to-be tour directors Linda Shea and Briana Miller thanked the ownership and staff at Triple Nines for their hospitality, as well as title sponsor J. Pechauer Custom Cues and stream commentator, George Hammerbacher. The next stop on the JPNEWT, scheduled for the weekend of September 17-18, has been cancelled. The tour will return to the tables on the weekend of October 8-9 at Eagle Billiards in Dickson City, PA.
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Shooters Family Billiards, Wayne NJ
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