Abbink Wins CAT Qualifier

Rachael Abbink

The Chesapeake Area Tour held their September stop at Champion Billiards Sports Café in Frederick, MD where Rachael Abbink ran undefeated through the field for the win.

Abbink survived a scare in her first match, as Ellen Yu took her to hill-hill before Abbink scored the win. Abbink would not allow another opponent to the hill during the rest of the event. Abbink took the hot-seat with a 7-5 win over Gail Grecar.

Grecar then defeated Morgan Steinman on the one-loss side to earn a rematch with Abbink in the finals. The final match was all Abbink as she cruised to a 7-1 win.

Abbink earned $320 for the win, plus a qualifier to the WPBA event in February of 2005. Grecar settled for $230 in prize money. Steinman and Karen Armstrong filled out the top four spots.

The CAT Tour will be at Bill & Billies CuesPort in Arnold, MD on October 9th-10th for their season finale, a qualifier for the WPBA stop in March 05.

Complete Results: 1st Rachael Abbink $320
2nd Gail Grecar $230
3rd Morgan Steinman $160
4th Karen Armstrong $110
5th/6th Ellen Yu, Kathless Lawless $80

Photo courtesy of Diana Hoppe - Pool Pics By Hoppe