It’s all Atwell in Port Clinton

Janet Atwell

The fourth stop on the Jacoby Cues Great Lakes Tour was held on December 3rd & 4th at Rack Attack Billiards Cafe in Port Clinton, Ohio. This tournament welcomed players from around the Midwest, including the #20 player in the WPBA, Janet Atwell. Atwell made short work of the field, never really being challenged after her first match, a 7-5 victory over Michigan's CJ Jerome.

The story within the story was 13-year-old Elizabeth Lovely from Dayton, Ohio, who posted convincing victories over her first three opponents. She tallied a record of 21-8 before being stopped on the winners' side by Lansing, Michigan's Tara Davis. The "Lovely" young sharpshooter's march to the money rounds was only temporarily thwarted, for in her next match she blanked Cincinnati's Dawn Fox, 7-0. That win would take her to Sunday play, where tour veteran Julie Melman ended her run, leaving Elizabeth in a very respectable 4th place. Melman would then fall to Qualifier winner and eventual second place finisher Tara Davis who fell short in the final losing 9-4 to Atwell.

The tour staff would like to thank the Rack Attack owners, Matt Heath and TJ Velliquette, and highly recommend that anyone within driving distance check out this warm and friendly establishment. And as always, many thanks to our sponsors.

Jacoby Custom Cues
Midwest Amusements
Labarons Billiards
Championship cloth
Nick Varner Cues & Cases
BeBob Publishing

Media sponsors include
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Billiards Digest
National Billiard News
Professor Q Ball
Inside Pool
Pool and Billiard Magazine

1st Janet Atwell 400.00
2nd Tara Davis 275.00 + Qualifier
3rd Julie Melman 200.00
4th Elizabeth Lovely 130.00
5th Dawn Fox 80.00
5th Kristin Larabee 80.00