2008 Tour Stop 1
Metro Sportz Bar$500 Added WPBA Qualifier Presented by J. Pechauer Custom Cues
33 Women came to play AWBT’s $500 Added WPBA Qualifier at Metro Sportz Bar! This event was a qualifier for the WPBA San Diego Classic event in Alpine California presented by J. Pechauer Custom Cues.
The top 8 emerged and the first matches called on Sunday were: Kristin Haney vs. Madhatter Susan Mello and Edwidge Cavanna vs. Line Kjorsvik all playing on the A-side. The B-side started with Holly Sholes vs. Susan Wilbur and Susan Williams vs. Justin e Bishop.
The hotseat match was between Kristin Haney and Line (Prounced Leena) Kjorsvik (Pronounced Shooshvik) from Norway. Line beat Kristin by a commanding 7 to 0 victory.
Kristin went on to play Justine Bishop in the semi final match. Justine won the match by a 7 to 5 victory.
With Kristin eliminated from the tournament, Line Kjorsvik won the qualifier spot before she even had to play the final match.
Justine went on to play Line for the final match. Since it was a true double elimination event, Justine would need to beat Line in two sets of a race to 4. As with all of her other matches, Line dominated the match and won with the score of 7 to 1. Congratulations Line! We’ll all be routing for you during April! We hope to see you again. See final points standings for prize money payouts!
18 women came back on Sunday to play in the free second chance tournament! Congratulations to Kathleen Lawless for first place and Noel Rima for 2nd place! See final points standings for prize money payouts!
On Sunday, Mike Logan from Phoenix donated $20 to the first player to snap the 9 on the break! Trinh Lu was the next lucky lady to snap the 9 and won the money! A big thanks goes out to Mike Logan for his awesome donation!
We also held a raffle for a gorgeous J. Pechauer Custom Cue valued at $460! Congrats to Tim Casey from Phoenix for winning this beautiful cue! According to friends, this is just what Tim needed as he plays pool a lot and always plays with a house cue! So it worked out perfectly! Thanks to everyone who bought tickets, thanks to your contributions, the AWBT raised $389!
A BIG HUGE thanks goes out to Louie, Becky, Terry and everyone else at Metro! We love playing at this awesome, sprawling establishment!
The next tournament will be March 29th & 30th at Kolby’s Corner Pocket in Tempe! This is a huge event for the AWBT! The winner of the qualifier will receive entry into 2 major events! Firstly, it will be a $500 Added, paid WPBA Qualifier presented by J. Pechauer Custom cues! The spot given will be for the WPBA Classic event at the Blue Chip Casino, Indiana in June. Secondly, this will be a paid qualifier for the Desert Shootout on April 24 – 27 at the Sheraton Crescent, sponsored by Pool Playing Promotions! This qualifier entry is a $400 value and graciously donated to the AWBT by Chuck at Visual Impressions! Thank you to Chuck at Visual Impressions and J. Pechauer Custom Cues! We’re very excited and hope to see!
Top 16 Finishers in Main Event: Finish $ Earned Name
1 330.00 Line Kjorsvik
2 220.00 Justine Bishop
3 145.00 Kristin Haney
4 95.00 Holly Sholes
5/6 65.00ea Edwidge Cavanna
Susan Madhatter Mello
7/8 40.00ea Susan Wilbur
Susan Williams (Sponsored by Teague Custom Cues)
9-12 30.00ea Beverly Cook
13-16 20.00ea Christy Goldsmith
Kathleen LawlessTop 4 Finishers in Second Chance Event: Finish $ Earned Name
1 55.00 Kathleen Lawless
2 35.00 Noel Rima
3 25.00 Liz Bernreuter
4 15.00 Terri Johnson-McCauley
Current Points Standings after 1 event: