Hill-Hill Battle to Another Rakin Victory

A long time supporter of women's pool, Hard Times Billiards in Sacramento, California, hosted the fourth of five stops the weekend of October 13th and 14th in the Western Women's Regional tour. Nine regular attendees made an appearance, including some of the top performers in the tour: Eleanor Callado, Mary Rakin, and Michelle Rakin.

On the winner's side, sisters Michelle and Mary won their first two matches to meet in the hot seat match, but fate was on Michelle's side with a 7-4 victory. On the one-loss side, Mary was sent over to play long-time pal Eleanor Callado. Eleanor's road through the tournament began with a case game loss against WPBA competitor Lisa D'Atri. Three wins on the one-loss side gave Eleanor another opportunity to face off against Lisa, this time with a 7-3 victory. Mary and Eleanor's third place match finished quite abruptly, with a few errors on Mary's part, and a final score of 7-1 to Eleanor.

The final match between renowned break-and-run players Michelle and Eleanor ended in lightning speed. Between the two of them, there must have been at least three break and runs, the highlight of the match being Eleanor's two-pack win (third on the way had she not missed the 7 ball) putting her on the hill. Going case game, Michelle cleaned up the last rack for the win.

Many thanks to Tony Torres and the rest of the Hard Times management for their continued support. WWR has been an established WPBA sanctioned tour for the past twelve years, and Hard Times has been sponsors from the very beginning. The last tour stop will be held at Family Billiards, San Francisco, California.