Clark wins New England Women’s Stop

Carol Clark and Stacey Lantz

Carol Clark went undefeated to win the New England Women's Classic 9-Ball Tour at Renaissance Club in Quincy MA over the weekend.

Clark took the hot-seat with a 7-4 win over Caroline Pao. Pao led the match 4-1, but Clark took a break and regrouped and then came back and won six straight games for the win.

In the match between Pao and Stacey Lantz on the one-loss side, Pao once again took a 4-1 lead but a miss on the 8-ball in rack six turned out to be a critical error. Lantz went on to win that rack and then snap the 9-ball and then make an early 9-ball combo to tie the match at 4-4 in less than three minutes. From that point, Lantz controlled the match and won 7-5.

The final match between Lantz and Clark was back and forth early with both players putting on a show. Midway through the match, Clark again took a break and regrouped herself and then came out to controlt he match and won 7-4.

The win earned Clark $110 in prize money, while Lantz settled for $85. Pao and Melanie Balisano filled out the top four spots. The New England Women's Classic 9-Ball Tour will be at Bay State Billiards in Salem, MA on September 11th for a mini tournament and again on September 25th-26th for a WPBA qualifier.

Complete Payouts:
1st Carol Clark $110
2nd Stacey Lantz $85
3rd Caroline Pao $50
4th Melanie Balisano $40