Champions crowned in Vegas

Jeanette Lee and Corey Deuel

In two fantastic final matches, Corey Deuel overcame some early match jitters and a 4-1 deficit to defeat Jose Parica 7-5 and Jeanette Lee took advantage of a couple mistakes by Karen Corr and won 7-4 to win the BCA Open 9-Ball Championships.

Corey came back from a first round loss to Paul Potier to win 11 matches in a row and even though he had some small problems with his break and his position play, he treated the capacity crowd to an electrifying match and finished off Jose Parica with an 8-9 combo to complete his first major title.

In a match that could have crowned a new #1 player on the WPBA points list, Jeanette Lee took advantage of a key shot miss by Karen Corr and scored her first WPBA tournament win in over a year.

The tournament was a break-out event for two players as Megan Smith and Melissa Little had their highest finishes in a WPBA event. Megan finished in 13th and Melissa finished in 5th.