JPNEWT Pennsylvania State 9-Ball Championship Day One Ends at Drexeline Billiards

Day one J. Pechauer Custom Cues Northeast Women's 9-Ball Tour 2008 Pennsylvania State 9-Ball Championship has finally come to a end at Drexeline Billiards in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania.  The 2009 WPBA U.S. Open qualifier spot is up for grabs and there are plenty of takers in the hunt.

The field began mid-day with thirty-five players, but at the day's closing, only eight remain.  Many notables make the trip to Bob Maidhof's pool room for the weekend and the spectators have been in full force as well, rallying for their favorite players.

Some of the more interesting matches of the day included My-Hahn Lac's victory over Pam (Treadway) Cimarelli on the hill, prior to Lac's 7-0 loss to Julie KellyMorgan Steinman, took a 7-4 beat from Kelly as well, before ending her weekend at the hands of Cimarelli late in the day on the one-loss side 7-4. Megan Minerich was bested by Linda Shea 7-4 on the undefeated side of the charts, then sent home on the hill by Brandi Brown 7-6. Brown also defeated Tina Meraglio 7-5 (Meraglio was halted initially by Corr 7-0 in the third round).  Ming Ng worked her way through three matches before eventually running into Karen Corr starting off strong, but in the end succumbing to Corr 7-4.  Young Briana Miller was sent west by Kim Smith 7-5, but after her win over Carina Lawrence 7-0, she was unable to get past Lac in the end 7-5.

Sunday matches will begin at 11 a.m. with the following set to play:

Undefeated thus far:
Julie Kelly v. Linda Shea
Karen Corr v. Liz Taylor

One-Loss Side:
Ming Ng v. Pam Cimarelli
My-Hahn Lac v. Brandi Brown

The brackets for the event will continue to be updated throughout the day on Sunday to keep onlookers close to the action.  Also, if you are interested in the cue raffle, tickets will continue to be sold throughout Saturday night and Sunday during play – the drawing will take place just prior to the finals.  This cue is a $1200 value custom by Dan DeCola and it is a beauty!  It is projected that the semis will be played at approximately 6 p.m., with finals at 8 p.m. (contact Drexeline for updated times if you plan to attend).

Many thanks to the numerous sponsors that helped to make this event such a success for those of us in attendance (btw, in my defense I have not been practicing so don't beat me down too much for going three and out):  Yoder & Armstrong, Inc. (event; The Power of Printing (event Sapphire Coach & Limousine provided shuttle service for the women to/from the hotel (; Master Class Cues donated a $1200 custom cue for the raffle (Dan DeCola, Maker); Sure Shot Billiards (302) 999-8920 (cloth/service); Coca Cola; Black Boar; Action Vending (610) 872-4455; Accounting Offices of Frank J. DiSantis & Company (Broomall, PA); Peter Burrows (Severn Insurance, Ltd.); John E. Mulloy, Jr., CPCU, Drexel Agency, Inc.; Iwan Simonis; Top Notch Roofing (610) 356-8622; Keane's oriental Rug Cleaning & Restoration Services (610) 338-2075; We Paint You Smile (610) 338-0348; Landscaping Unlimited (610) 308-0899; Dave Gosselin, LUTCF (Dave Gosselin Agency Nationwide Insurance (610) 696-3894; Hibachi Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar (610) 690-4911; and Moe's Tavern & Grill (610) 328-2901.

The venue has weekly open handicap nine-ball tournaments every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. (entry $5) so if you are within driving distance, come check out the eighteen Championship Pocket Billiard Tables, two heated 5x10 C Tables, and four 32” flat screen televisions for your sports viewing pleasure.  Monday through Fridays, the room has a day special between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (call for details); and during the evening 5 p.m.-2 a.m. four people play at half price per table.

Visit the newly launched tour website at or contact President/Tour Director Linda Haywood-Shea at (443) 852-0020, email  Drexeline Billiards' website is located at or contact them at (610) 259-9144.

Payouts are as follows:
1st $1000
2nd $600
3rd $475
4th $350
5th/6th $225
7th/8th $150
9th-12th $75