Eaton Scores on Gulf Coast Tour

Kim Pierce and Gail Eaton
Gail Eaton went undefeated at the Gulf Coast Women’s Regional Tour 9-Ball Event, held at Bogies Billiards in Houston, Texas, this past Saturday, July 5th, 2014. Eaton, the 2013 Gulf Coast Tour Champion, wasted little time as she overcame Natalie Mans, 7-4, Kim Pierce, 7-4, and Toni Esteves, 7-0, to face Mindy Williams in the hot seat. For veteran WPBA Regional Tour player Williams, this would be her first-ever, hot seat match. Teresa Garland suffered a first round loss to Cindy Cole, 7-1, while Belinda Lee took an early hit from Pierce. Garland was eliminated by Pierce who won 3 consecutive matches with wins over Gale Roles, 7-3, Garland, 7-1, and Sara Bork, 7-2. Lee captured 4 consecutive match wins over Mans, 7-1, Michelle Yim, 7-2, D’Andrea McQuirter, 7-0, and Esteves, 7-1. These two powerhouses faced off on the one loss side, with Pierce advancing, 7-2. The winners’ side match saw Williams put up an outstanding fight, but Eaton proved too much, ousting Williams, 7-2.  Pierce eliminated Williams on the one loss side by the same score. This was Williams’ first time ever to play in a hot seat match and her highest finish in a main event, to date. 
Finals action had fans on the edge of their seats. Pierce came out firing, determined to go two rounds. Eaton was down 4-1, and in the blink of any eye, ties the set at 4-4. Teetering back and forth, the match is tied at 6 racing to 7, and Pierce misses the case 9-ball to win the match. In turn, Eaton pockets the 9-ball for her first 2014 Gulf Coast Tour win.
The WPBA sanctioned Gulf Coast Women’s Regional Tour would like to thank its sponsors, Delta-13 Rack, the APA of North Harris County, and Bogies Billiards & Sports Bar for all their support. The next Gulf Coast event is August 24th at Skinny Bob’s Billiards in Round Rock, Texas. This will be the weekend of the Lone Star Tour Texas Open Warm-Up Event. Don’t miss it! For more information on the Women’s Gulf Coast Regional Tour, visit