Arizona Women's Billiard Tour

2010 Tour Stop 5

September 25th & 26th
Sizzling Sammy strikes again on AWBT
Fabulous Bull Shooters Billiards in Phoenix, AZ hosted the 5th stop on the Arizona Women’s Billiard Tour on Sept. 25 & 26. This stop offered another severe test for the ladies by featuring 9-Ball on 9-ft. Gold Crown tables. The Final 8 – Top Row: Kathleen Lawless, Salena Holland, Ashea Erdahl and Sunny Griffin. Bottom Row: Sara Miller, Samm Diep, Edwidge Cavanna and Susan Mello.
The eventual winner, Samm Diep (Aurora, CO), wasn’t shooting extremely hot in her first match as she lost that one to Susan “Madhatter” Mello (Scottsdale, AZ) by the score of 7-5. It didn’t take long for Diep’s game to heat up, however, as she proceeded to tear through the loser’s side with wins over Susan Wilbur (Gilbert, AZ), Susan Williams (Chandler, AZ), Salena Holland (Phoenix, AZ), and Edwidge Cavanna (Tucson, AZ); setting up a re-match with Susan Mello who was sent to the final of the loser’s bracket by one very determined Sara Miller (Glendale, AZ).
 This repeat match between “Sizzling Sammy” and the “Madhatter” wasn’t to be, however, as Mello was then forced by her job to forfeit out of the tournament and report to work.
The holder of the hot seat was none other than Bull Shooters’ own, Sara Miller. Sara earned her perch by taking down Pat Schultz (Peoria, AZ), Barbara “Barracuda” Lee (LaCanada, CA), Ashea Erdahl (Phoenix, AZ), and Susan Mello. The final match between Miller and Diep was a single race to 9. In this match, “Sammy” continued her run-out ways by jumping out to a 6-1 lead before Sara managed to mount something of a comeback by winning 3 of the next 5 games. The last of Miller’s hopes were dashed in game 13, however, when she scratched, giving Diep ball-in-hand with the 9-ball hanging in the corner pocket.
This tournament win marked Samm Diep’s second on the AWBT this season, and propelled her to second place in the point standings, right behind leader Susan Williams.

As with all AWBT tournaments this season, raffle tickets for a J. Pechauer custom cue, were sold to anyone present, and the drawing was held just prior to the final match. This particular raffle raised $221 to help support the AWBT, and the lucky winner of the beautiful $620 cue was Roger Long.
The winner of the Second Chance tournament was Susan Williams and she took home $75. Alicia “Pocahantas” Streenz (Tucson, AZ) placed second and won $50 and Jeri Engh (Osceola, WI) placed third and won $20. Thank you to all the ladies that participated in the Second Chance event.
Our “Lucky Loser” this tournament was Pat Schultz. She will have free entry into our next event which is October 23-24 at Bull Shooters. It will be our final event of the 2010 season. Hope to see you there!
$$ Earned
Samm Diep
Sara Miller
Susan Mello
Sunny Griffin
Ashea Erdahl
Edwidge Cavanna
Kathleen Lawless
Salena Holland

A Dart Player’s Thoughts on Pool
By Mike “The Master” Bates
As published in the September 2010 issue of Billiards Table Talk
            We at Bull Shooters had the pleasure of hosting the AWBT Tournament this last weekend. These ladies are not just great players, but great people as well. They understand what it takes for everyone to have a good time. None of them are sneaking in McDonald’s bags or Starbucks, because they back our establishment knowing we back them. Which brings me to my point: why is nobody coming to watch these ladies play and why aren’t more ladies involved? On Sunday I notice that 3 of our Bull Shooters favorites were on the winner’s side. Sara Miller is a great supporter of the bar. You can tell she loves playing the game and enjoys the competition. And on table 18 was Susan Williams and Ashea Erdahl, 2 of our very special friends at the bar. These ladies come in early, have fun with the staff, are always smiling…and oh yeah, they play great pool! I had the pleasure of watching almost the whole match and it was enjoyable to say the least. Ashea jumped off to a lead and what seemed to be a certain victory. But Susan came from behind to win the match 7-6. Susan went on to win the tournament without losing 1 match. I just don’t understand why more people don’t come out to see these ladies play. I also think all the lady pool players around the valley should come out and test their skills in these events. You have to start somewhere. The AWBT ladies are a class act and anyone should be proud to be a part of it! We sure are at Bull Shooters. To the ladies; thank you for the great pool and good times.

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2016 AWBT Annual Membership Dues are good thru Dec. 2016
Pay $10.00 admin fee at every event you play in, or pay $40, in advance or at the 1st event of the 2016 Season - Feb 27 only! plus the entry fee.
$10 fee is allocated to the player points fund.
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Play in 4 or more events and earn money back from the points fund at the end of the year just for participating! Attend all events, both days, and receive 10 bonus points!

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