Calhoun Wins WPBA Georgia State Championship
Tour Staff
Sep. 19, 2017
Tiffany Stidham, Belinda Calhoun and Ashley Rice
Tiffany Stidham, Belinda Calhoun and Ashley Rice
Tiger SMART gathered for the 2nd Annual Georgia State 9-Ball Championship at Rack & Grill II in Augusta, GA, September 16, 2017.  Rack & Grill hosts two events a year and is also home to the very popular Monthly Tournament the first full weekend on each month.  Chris Kuneman, owner, is always a fantastic host and Tiger SMART is so happy to have cultivated the relationship.
 
Format was double elimination, one race to nine in the final.  The event was full of exciting matches including:  a hill-hill victory for Debbie Teichert over Marianne Merrill; Tiffany Stidham over Christy Miller 7-5; Tiffany Stidham over Palma “Rose” Kogan 7-5; and Lisa Cossette over Erica He 7-5. There were also some one-sided matches including Ashley Rice over Audra Mozee 7-1; Belinda Calhoun over Palma “Rose” Kogan 7-1; and Marianne Merrill over Erica He 7-1.
 
Winner’s bracket final was won by Calhoun 7-4 over Ashley Rice while the one loss battle was won by Tiffany Stidham 7-4 over Lisa Cossette setting up the semi-final match between Stidham and Rice.  Showing some signs of fatigue, Stidham was bested by Rice 7-2.
 
The one set final was very well played.  Ashley Rice won the South Carolina Championship earlier in the year, showing she’s got game.  Calhoun took the match and the title 9-5.  Congratulations to all the ladies who displayed their talents, professionalism, and dedication to our sport.
 
Tiger SMART would like to thank our title sponsor Tiger Products along with Simonis, Aramith, Ozone Billiards and Quick-Clean.
 
Our next tour stop will be the North Carolina State Championship at Randolph’s Billiards in Hickory, NC, October 21-22.  Come join the fun!