Amanda Lampert Back On The Tournament Trail and Wins the Seventh Fast Eddie’s Olhausen Tour Stop

Heather Lloyd and Amanda Lampert

The ladies showed up in College Station, Texas to fight it out for the “Queen of the Hill” honors at the seventh stop on the Fast Eddie's Olhausen 9 Ball Tour sponsored by Carolina Custom Cues.  The lady's “Player of the Year” point's race is still up for grabs. Notable favorites in the field included Kyu Yi, Heather Lloyd, Amanda Lampert, Leslie Anne Rogers, and Melinda Bailey (aka Trigger on the AZ forums and tournament director of the Ladies OB Cues Tour.)
The fourth place position went to Julia Rapp of Austin. She just keeps improving and collected $70 for her efforts.
Kyu Yi of Houston, 2007 Ladies Player of the Year, had to settle for third place and a paycheck of $130.  She is also the current leader of the ladies point's list. Kyu played Heather Lloyd for the hot seat with Heather prevailing. Kyu, then, met Amanda in the finals of the one loss side as Amanda dominated the match by a score of 7-0.
Heather Lloyd of Austin works very hard on her game through long hours spent on the table honing her skills and it showed as she dominated play to grab the hot seat.
Amanda Lampert of Dallas took a hiatus from the tournament trail for most of the 2008 season but when she did show, she came to play. Her new relaxed attitude shows in her efforts on the table. After her first loss in the semi's on the winner's side to Heather, she went to work with wins over Audra Carter, Julia Rapp and Kyu Yi to gain another shot at Heather for the finals.
Amanda won the first set by a score of 7-4 to force a second set against Heather in the finals.  Amanda's play elevated, once again, as she won the second set by a score of 5-3 and another Tour victory.
Congratulations to both these fine competitors!  Amanda received $340 and Heather, $210 for their respective finishes.
A special thanks to Olhausen Billiards and Fast Eddie's Billiards for all of your support over the last six years.  A big “thank you” goes out to Jack and Elvie Kompan with Mystick Cues and to James Hanshew and his wife with Hanshew Custom Cues for stepping in with the cue repair.  Carolina Custom Cues donates one of their works of art each month and it is so greatly appreciated.
The next stop is in Austin on July 12-13th.  We'll see you there and until then, keep knockin' the backs of the pockets out!