Bell goes undefeated in NEWT opener

Pam Bell, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, went undefeated to capture NEWT's first event of the year at Corner Billiards in Manhattan, NY. Pam won $450 and a WPBA Qualifier for the Peoria event for her efforts.

Pam scored wins over Caroline Pao, Doreen Verna, and Jennifer Barretta on Saturday and then posted a win over Karen Armstrong on Sunday for the hot seat. Karen battled for the right to play Pam again, but lost in a closely contested hill-hill match to Jennifer Barretta on Sunday.

Jennifer Barretta posted wins over Liz Schwartzreich and Kathy Lawless before being sent to the wrong side of the chart by Pam Bell. On Sunday Jennifer then won her first three matches against Liz S again as well as Sueyen Rhee and Karen Armstrong to match up with Pam again in the finals.

Pam jumped out to a 3-0 lead, and it looked like Pam was going to cruise from there, but Jennifer caught a gear and won the next 4 racks to go ahead 4-3. Some tough leaves and safety play in the following racks had Jennifer cooling off in her seat as she only won one more game as Pam won the finals, 9-5.

1st - $450 + Qualifier - Pam Bell
2nd - $350 - Jennifer Barretta
3rd - $250 - Karen Armstrong
4th - $130 - Sueyen Rhee
5/6th $75 - Kathleen Lawless and Liz Schwartzreich