Arizona Women's Billiard Tour

2010 Tour Stop 6

October 23rd& 24th
Susan Williams wins again on AWBT 
With Susan Williams closing out the AWBT season with her third 1st place finish, and a runaway 1st place finish in the points standings, people might begin referring to this organization as the “All Williams Billiard Tour.”
October 23rd and 24th brought the wonderful women of the west back to Bull Shooters Billiards in Phoenix for the final stop of the 2010 season. A big thanks goes to Mike, Julie and Brooke and all the other people at Bull Shooters for the great food, great service and providing the best place to play in Phoenix. We appreciate Bull Shooters being our official home for the 2010 season! We hope to be back next year.
Final 8 pictured at left: Top Row: Claudia Justus, Kristie Ortega, Jeri Engh Edwidge Cavanna.
Bottom Row: Susan Mello, Susan Williams, Sunny Griffin and Susan Wilbur
This tournament, featuring the game of 9-Ball on 9-ft. tables, was deprived the presence of 2nd place points leader, Samm Diep (Aurora, CO), who was busy providing media coverage for the U.S. Open 9-Ball Championships in Chesapeake, VA. Diep’s absence cost her second place in the point standings, as Sara Miller (Glendale, AZ) was able to capitalize and pass her by ten points. The significance of that exchange will only be fully realized if and when Miller receives an invitation to play in the WPBA Regional Tour Championships or a women’s pro event, and Diep does not.
Also capitalizing on this tournament’s slightly shrunken field was eventual runner-up, Susan Wilbur (Gilbert, AZ). Wilbur started her weekend on a low note by losing her first round match to Claudia Justus (Chandler, AZ) by the score of 7-5. On the “B” side, however, she buckled down and dispatched Kathleen Lawless (Phoenix, AZ) 7-5, Claudia Justus in a rematch 7-3, Sunny Griffin (Henderson, NV) 7-5, and Susan Mello (Scottsdale, AZ) (F), to earn her a birth in the finals against Williams.
Williams (Chandler, AZ) had a slightly easier time of it by first defeating Edwidge Cavanna (Tucson, AZ) 7-3, then Sunny Griffin 7-6, then Claudia Justus 7-5, and then Susan Mello 7-0 to claim the hot seat.
In the final match, Williams quickly took control and all but cruised to her 1st place prize by the score of 9-4.
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 final raffle of the season raised a record amount of $341 to help support the AWBT, and the lucky winner of the beautiful $750 valued cue was Andre LeBeau of Pleasant Hill, CA. Andre was not present when his name was announced, so we called him and let him know he won. We will be shipping the cue to him. Sorry, no picture.
The winner of the Second Chance tournament was Pat Schultz of Peoria, AZ, she took home $30
Thank you to all the ladies that participated in the Second Chance event.
$$ Earned
Susan Williams
Susan Wilbur
Susan Mello
Sunny Griffin
$40 each
Jeri Engh
Claudia Justus
$25 each
Edwidge Cavanna
Kristie Ortega

The annual membership meeting is scheduled for Saturday, March 5th, 11:00 am at Bull Shooters.
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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.
You will receive AWBT points for every event you play in.
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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