Iris Ranola wins JPNewt Tour Qualifier

Iris Ranola

A full field of 32 participated in the JPNEWT ( ) event on the weekend of June 21 - 22 at Comet Billiards located in Parsippany, NJ. This room featured well maintained Gold Crown's and drew talent from the US, Mexico and Philippines.

The level of competition was very impressive with Brenda Heras vs. Linda Shea, Iris Ranola vs. Asia Cycak going undefeated into Sunday. On the one loss side, Tiffany Nelson vs. Zinnie Panju, Emily Duddy vs, (12yr old) Briana Miller ( who will be competing at the JR Nationals next month in Tucson Arizona)

Iris Ranola stayed very confident and extremely strong through the entire event. The final round with Tiffany Nelson coming from the one loss side. Tiffany started out with a 2 game lead, Iris came back to lead 3 - 2. Tiffany jumped to seven with 5 impressive racks. Iris returned with 4 amazing games in a row to tie them 7 to 7. Tiffany got to the hill first but Iris took the next two games to win the tournament and the Qualifier spot to Charlotte NC WPBA Classic event in Sept. 2008.

We thank J.Pechauer Cues ( )  and Comet Billiards ( ) for their continued support of billiards.
JPNEWT's next event will be the New Jersey State Championships on July 12, 13th at Primetime Bar & Billiards ( ).