Callado hangs on to take Tiger West Coast Women’s Tour stop

It was nip and tuck there at the end. Eleanor Callado, sitting in the hot seat, was forced to play a second set against Bonnie Plowman in the finals of a Tiger West Coast Women's Regional 9-Ball Tour stop in San Jose, CA on the weekend of September 17-18. The shorter, race-to-5 second set went to double hill before Callado prevailed to capture the event title. The $500-added main event drew 37 entrants to South First Billiards in San Jose. A $75-added Second Chance Tournament on Sunday drew 21 entrants, and was won by Leslie Bernardi.

From among the winners' side final four, Callado faced Revelina Um, as Plowman squared off against Shawn Modelo. Callado sent Um west 7-5, as Plowman just did survive a double hill battle against Modelo. Callado got into the hot seat with a 7-3 win and awaited Plowman's return.

Um moved to the one-loss side where she first faced Tracy Palma, who'd defeated Eleanor Callado's twin sister, Emilyn 5-3 and Tanner Roo 5-2. Modelo picked up Mary Rakin, who'd gotten by Teresa Mojica 5-2 and shut out Holly Robinson. Rakin and Um advanced to the quarterfinals with identical 5-1 victories over Modelo and Palma, and locked up in another 5-1 battle that sent Um to the semifinals.

Plowman ended Um's bid for a re-match against Callado with a 5-3 victory, and followed with an opening set 7-5 victory in the finals. Tied now at one victory apiece, the two squared off in a deciding set that went double hill before Callado prevailed to take first place.

Leslie Bernardi took top honors in Sunday's Second Chance tournament with a double hill, 5-4 victory over Dar Domingo in the finals. Bernardi earned $80, while Domingo took home $65. Jenny McCary and Anita Azevedo finished in a tie for third place, each pocketing $50. 

Nest stop, San Francisco, where the Tiger West Coast Women's Regional 9-Ball Tour will visit Family Billiards for a tournament on the weekend of October 15-16.