Abbink wins again

Rachael Abbink

Guppies Casual Dining & Billiards in Holland, MI saw the return of The Jacoby Cues Great Lakes Tour on January19th & 20th. Guppies, which is the nicest room in western MI is owned and operated by Jerry & Candy Thomas along with a great staff that once again provided the perfect venue for the two-day event with their excellent equipment and great food which all the players enjoyed.

With Michigan weather looming large the field would be small but talent packed and included a top 32 WPBA pro (Rachael Abbink) a two time US Amateur champion (Tina Larsen) and a Junior National Champion (Liz Lovely). Once again the cream would rise to the top with Abbink posting wins over Nicole Palescuk 7-3, Gina Knight 7-3, Jacqui Herrera 7-6, taking her to Sunday to face Tina Larsen in the winner side final where she would lose a nail biter 7-6 sending her to the one loss side where she bounced back with a win over Liz lovely 7-4,setting up a rematch in the finals against Larsen.

The finals would prove to be a different story as Abbink rolled over Larsen by a score of 9-3 The Jacoby Cues Great Lakes Tour would like to thank the owners of Guppies Jerry & Candy Thomas. The tours next stop is at Billiards on Main in Galesburg IL on April 5th&6th for a WPBA qualifier + 500.00 added event . As always, thanks to all our sponsors Jacoby Custom Cues, Aramith Billiard Balls, Championship cloth, Cue Cube, Bebob Publishing, Nick Varner Cues, Tweeten Fibre Co., Midwest Amusement, Hampton Ridge, and all our media sponsors: Inside English, Pool & Billiard, Billiard Digest, Inside Pool, Professor Q Ball, Az Billiards

File photo courtesy of Diana Hoppe