Corr wins Ladies NJ State 9-Ball Championship

Karen Corr
With the WPBA tour taking a break in between events, the 8th Annual Ladies NJ State 9-Ball Championship, held by the North East Women's Tour and sponsored by Amstel Light and Pechauer Cues, turned into a veritable WPBA reunion. Although it was not an official WPBA event, the result was the same as most recent WPBA events with WPBA #1 player, Karen Corr rolling thru the field undefeated and capturing the title.
Corr defeated Janet Atwell from Abingdon, VA for the hot seat and Tiffany Nelson, the current #13 player on the WPBA tour, eliminated Atwell from the tournament. Nelson had lost an earlier match to Corr but had her sights set on a rematch in the finals and was rolling over players to get there, including a 7-0 win over current World Champion Julie Kelly.
The final match started off with a couple very uncharacteristic errors from Corr that allowed Nelson to jump out to a 2-0 lead in the race to nine. Corr buckled down after that and took control of the match not allowing Nelson to make another nine-ball as Corr won the next 9 games and the tournament.
Corr commented after the match, "I have to thank Castle Billiards for putting on this event. They just had the tables redone and the playing conditions were great. I think I played pretty solid in all my matches. I went two behind in the finals and it could have been worse. Tiffany let me back into the match and I just ran out when I was supposed to. I think Tiffany had just had a long day and it caught up with her in the end. She had been playing solid since this morning. She is really coming up though and climbing up the ranks."
Corr pocketed $1225 for the win while Nelson took $765 for second. Atwell took $550 for third as well as the WPBA qualifier for finishing as the top amateur player. Dawn Hopkins finished fourth.