Bonnie Plowman Goes Undefeated for Her Win on the Second Stop of the OB Cues Ladies Tour

Bonnie Plowman

The OB Cues Ladies Tour held their second tour stop of the year at Fast Eddie's in Austin, TX the weekend of February 28-March 1st.  Fast Eddie's is always one of the tour players favorite stop and again, the host site, staff and fans, made it another memorable event.  Fifty-five players signed up for the Main Event and by the end of the night on Saturday, there were 12 players left to continue in their winning quest.   Top players still in the running and who were undefeated were Bonnie Plowman, Tara Williams, Lisa Marr and Kyu Yi.  Also new to the tour this year is Julie Comitini (formerly Mason).  Julie Has always been a familiar force on the pool scene.  She had been on a little hiatus but is back and getting in gear once again, so we hope to see her more and more at future events.   

As play continued on Sunday, Bonnie and Kyu played for the hot seat and it was Bonnie who came out the victor and would wait for her opponent in the finals.  Meanwhile on the other side of the bracket, there was a marquee matchup between Julie Comitini and Cristina Delagarza fighting to stay alive in the tournament but more importantly the winner of this matchup would win the WPBA Qualifier for the Great Lakes Classic event in June.  Julie won the match and the qualifier which is not a bad take home for her first OB Cues tour stop for the year.  Congratulations Julie!

Additionally, Lisa Henderson-Major and Catherine Naes had a good tournament.  Both ladies finished 9th-12th and Lisa had to get through Melinda Bailey, 2008 OB Cues Tour Most Improved Player.  Catherine won a hill-hill match over Orietta Strickland which is no small feat.  Congratulations Lisa and Catherine!

The semi-finals match between Lisa Marr and Kyu Yi was another hard fought battle.  Lisa and Kyu matched up earlier on Sunday.  Kyu won that match and Lisa did not want to let it happen again.  It looked like Kyu was on her way, though, to win the second matchup when the score was 6-5.  With perfect shape from the 8-ball to the 9-ball, Kyu fell short of the pocket and missed thus leaving an easy 9-ball out for Lisa.  Score now 6-6.  In the deciding game, Lisa made the 1-2 and 3-9 combo for the match and a bid in the finals against Bonnie.

Bonnie had other things in mind for Lisa though.   Lisa was not playing as stellarly as she is known to play and Bonnie was taking no prisoners.  Bonnie won the 1st and only set 7-4 and the guaranteed 1st place prize money of $750.  Awesome job Bonnie!