Anna Wins Hunter Classics Stop in Tulsa

The Hunter Classics Amateur Women's Tour held their third event of the year in Tulsa , Oklahoma at beautiful Magoo's Billiards. With lots of space, high ceilings, great food and a wonderful atmosphere, the 50 ladies who entered the tournament were in for an exceptional time playing 9-ball on the 14 9-foot tables.

By Sunday morning only 12 ladies remained in the main event. After a couple of rounds, Amanda Lampert from San Antonio was defeated by Bonnie Plowman from Colorado 7-4. Unfortunately for Amanda, Bonnie put her on the one-loss side earlier on Saturday. The other one-loss side match saw Heather Lloyd win over Terry Petrosino with a score of 7-5. Terry and Amanda both had a great tournament placing 5th/6 th. Terry came off a win over Leslie Anne Rogers 7-4 while Amanda won over Helen Hayes 7-4 on Sunday morning. The winner's bracket matches saw Lisa Brannen from Little Rock , Arkansas winning over Bonnie Plowman and young ace Anna Kostanian from Albuquerque winning over Heather Lloyd from Austin. Anna didn't stop there and defeated Lisa Brannen 7-1 for the hot seat, while she waited to see who her opponent would be in the finals. Bonnie Plowman kept winning her matches on the one-loss side and defeated Heather Lloyd 7-5, then Lisa Brannen 7-5 to play Anna in the finals. Bonnie continued her streak of wins by winning the first set against Anna 7-3. The next match was closer, and at 4-4 it was anyone's game, with both ladies playing very well - and the spectators loved the close match and excellent play. Anna won the next three games to end the match and capture 1 st place. Anna won $750 for her efforts, including the coveted Qualifier for the BCA Pro Championships in May!

Bonnie earned $600 for 2nd place while Lisa Brannen earned $440 placing 3rd. Heather won $300 for her 4th place finish and Amanda and Terry earned $170 for 5 th/6th place. Placing 7th/8th was Leslie Anne Rogers and Cristina DelaGarza. 9th-12th places were filled by Helen Hayes, Tara McCracken, Lisa Henderson-Major and Kim Pierce.

The second chance tournament had 27 women enter the $100 added tournament and Karen Lincoln from Shawnee , Kansas came out on top winning $120. Annie Doyle from Austin , Texas placed 2nd and won $90 and 3rd place was filled by Jillian "Killer" Valles from Houston who won $60.

Updated point standings can be found here and over 150 photos from the event can be found here.

A BIG thank you for Magoo's Billiards who hosted this event (all the ladies loved the pool room and the amazing hospitality!) and to Wes Hunter who has supported the ladies for over 13 years. The Hunter Classics Amateur Women's Tour remains the largest, longest running women's tour in the country! Visit us next month at Shooters II in Lake Jackson, Texas April 8-9. Visit us on the web at

Main Event Full payouts:
1st Anna Kostanian $750
2ns Bonnie Plowman $600
3rd Lisa Brannen $400
4th Heather Lloyd $300
5th/6th Amanda Lampert and Terry Petrosino $170
7th/8th Cristina Dela Garza and Leslie Anne Rogers $100
9th-12th Helen Hayes, Tara McCracken, Lisa Henderson-Major and Kim Pierce $65
13th -16th Monica Anderson, Kathryn Hair, Michelle Thompson, Jillian Valles $40
17th/24th Nathalie Cyr, Michelle McDermott, Shayla Neris, Karen Lincoln, Kathy Knuth, Cynthia Cole, Connie Williams, Melinda Hinojosa $25

Second Chance event payouts:
1st place - Karen Lincoln - $120
2nd place - Annie Doyle - $90
3rd place - Jillian Valles - $60
4th place - Julie Stephenson - $40
5th/6th - Jennifer Kraber, Jennifer Combs - $20
7th/8th - Shayla Neris, Michelle McDermott - $10