Black Widow wins 2010 Louie Roberts Action Award

Jeanette Lee

In an arena dominated by males, Jeanette Lee stood head and shoulders above the rest to capture the 2010 “St. Louie” Louie Roberts Action and Entertainment Award at the Derby City Classic. The voting of the award by DCC attendees and members of the various internet forums resulted in a landslide victory for Lee as she was named on over 90% of the ballots. Others in consideration for the award included players like “Strong Arm” John, Harry Platis and Richie Richeson.

With the award, she joins the exclusive list of previous winners and will be added to the Louie Roberts Action and Entertainment banner at the Derby City Classic tournament room. She will also be granted free tournament entry and hotel accommodations at the DCC for life.

The Black Widow took on a myriad of challengers at an assortment of games in the action rooms. She played marathon “ahead sets” on the bar tables as well as long races on the big tables. And she did this every day at the tournament while juggling her Horseshoe Casino Southern Indiana activities as well as her competing in the DCC tournaments themselves.  

Jeanette Lee never failed to draw a significant crowd in the action room, an implicit criterion for the award. Throughout the demanding conditions of the often early lengthy morning battles with a sometimes distractive throng of spectators, Jeanette maintained her grace and elegance while providing a high level of entertainment with her championship-caliber play.  

Although Jeanette Lee has been a staple at the Derby City Classic and is often seen in action at least a few times every year at the event, her heads-up backroom matchups hadn't been as high profile as they were this year. However, in 2010, she delivered pressure-packed high stakes action and crowd-drawing entertainment. That's what Jeanette Lee brought to this year's Derby City Classic in earning the Louie Roberts Action and Entertainment Award.