JPNEWT New Jersey State 9-Ball Champ Crowned – Karen Corr

Karen Corr

The final day of the J. Pechauer Custom Cues Northeast Women's 9-Ball Tour (JPNEWT) at Primetime Bar & Grill in Sayreville, New Jersey ( has come to a close. Again many thanks to owner Kevin Seltzer and his staff for taking care of all the ladies this weekend! The New Jersey State 9-Ball Championship has been decided with WPBA star Karen Corr coming out on top of the forty-four player field from the one-loss side loosing the hot-seat to none other than Kelly Fisher, with the 2010 US Open qualifier acquired by Pamela Cimarelli.
Sunday started off with a dynamic field including such names as Iris Ranola, Karen Corr, Megan Smith, My-Hanh Lac, Kelly Fisher, Julie Kelly, and Pam Cimarelli. Also included in the twelve players returning, Morgan Steinman, Candi Rego, Ji-Hyun Park Thompson, Borana Andoni, and Ashea Erdahl.
The no-loss side of the board quickly dwindled down to Corr (d. J. Kelly 7-1) and Fisher (d. P. Cimarelli 7-5), while the one-loss side saw advances from Iris Ranola over Erdahl 7-3, Park Thompson 7-1, and Cimarelli 7-2 before her final loss to Julie Kelly 7-4 (ironically, the same score that put her on the one-loss side and the same player to do it). Lac ended with the same fate against Julie Kelly but her set ended on the hill 7-6. The semis saw Corr and Kelly battle it out to see who would return to the final arena with Fisher - Corr took the 7-5 win to avenge her earlier hot-seat loss.
In the modified race final set (race to nine if one-loss side winner hits seven first or to seven if the hot-seat winner gets there first), Fisher jumped out to a 5-2 lead. Corr took a quick break and came back to take the lead and was the first to jump on seven as Fisher sat at six. Next rack, Fisher tied it up 7-7 but in the following game, an unusual miscue on a six ball just six inches from the side pocket allowed Corr to take the hill. The final rack offered plenty of safety play before a missed safety by Fisher and a run out of the final few balls by Corr.
Next up on the schedule, August 22nd-23rd at Hot Shots Billiards ( in Deptford, New Jersey. This approximately $1500 added stop is slated to be a qualifier for the WPBA Colorado Classic. Then, Castle Billiards ( in East Rutherford, NJ (approx. $1500 added) on September 26th-27th. The schedule continues to grow, so stop into the tour website at
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