Briana Miller Takes VIP


The J. Pechauer Northeast Women's Tour (JPNEWT) was held at VIP Billiards on August 25, 2012.    VIP Billiards in Catonsville, Maryland added $500 to the winnings.

After being sent b-side by tour director Linda Shea, Briana Miller easily fought her way back for a rematch to take the JPNEWT.  Miller’s ride didn’t start off so easy.  She defeated both Judie Wilson and Sharon O’Hanlon in hill-hill matches.  After Linda Shea shipped Miller west 7-4, Miller was determined to fight her way back to the winner’s bracket.  Briana almost shot lights out against Shanna Lewis 7-1, Pauline Mattes 7-2, and My-Hanh Lac 7-2.  The finals weren’t as easy as her previous matches.   In a conversation with Linda, she said, “I lost my mojo.”  This could have very well given Miller the edge over Shea to victory, leaving Shea with second place.

Shea had a great record during this event with only one loss.  She sent the following ladies west:  Eugenia Gyftopoulos 7-5, Pauline Mattes 7-4, Briana Miller 7-4, My-Hanh Lac 7-3.  Before being defeated by both Linda Shea 7-3 and Briana Miller, My-Hanh Lac was awarded third place.  Earlier she defeated Meredith Lynch 7-3, Ji-Hyun Park 7-5, and Kia Sidbury 7-4.  Lastly, Pauline Mattes continue to do well this year; her performance earned her a top ranking spot in the tour thus far.  Although she was sent west early, she was able to send home three ladies to earn the last money spot of the event.

 The J. Pechaurer Northeast Women’s Tour thanks all the players, spectators, and viewers for your participation and interest.  A continued special thank you goes out to our sponsor J. Pechauer Custom Cues.  Last but not least, big thanks go out to the proprietors of VIP Billiards for hosting this event.  We appreciate all of you for supporting and encouraging women in billiards.
Next tour stop:  Raxx Room in New York September 15-16, 2012 for the New York State Championship.  Ladies you don’t want to miss this $1,500 added event!