Kira Brown Wins FBT End Of Year Event

Kira Brown, room owner Gary Gilsanen and Jenny Samuel


Ft, Pierce, Fla. (Nov. 17, 2012) – New names made their way on to the final eight single elimination bracket at the 2012 Flamingo Billiards Tour End of Year Tournament. Kira Brown won the night and her first FBT tournament. Jenny Samuel, a relative new-comer to the FBT finished second. Sue Roberts and Jeannie Seaver finished third. This was Roberts’ best finish, and Seaver finished high enough to tie with Crystal McCormick for the 2012 FBT Tour Champion title.  Seaver also earned the Tour Champion title in 2011.  Also making it to the final eight board – Robin Boggs, Shanelle Loraine, Kelly Coyle and Jennifer Page.

Brown knocked out Seaver and Page in double hill matches. Samuel defeated Loraine and Roberts to make it to the final match against Brown.  Both players did well for their first time in the finals. The edge and the match went to Brown, however, who recently finished in 8th place at the APA US Amateur National Championship.  Congratulations Kira!   

Players receive awards

As the highest points finishers going into the End of Year Event, Jeannie Seaver and Crystal McCormick in first and second place respectively, received a Lucasi Air Hog Jump Cue. Third and fourth place finishers Sue Roberts and Cassidy Mulligan receive a Player Break/Jump cue. Shanelle Loraine and Jennifer Page received a cue case for their 5th and 6th place finishes. Those players who attended every event – McCormick, Seaver, Mullian, Roberts, Lorraine, Alicia DeABreu, and Janis Sessions – earned a paid membership worth $40 for the 2013 FBT year.

Players voted Cassidy Mulilgan as the Most Improved Player and received a cue case.  All of the players received token gifts for their participation throughout the year.

Many thanks to Ultimate Billiards room owners Gary Gilsanen, Bill Mallen and JoAnn Mallen, Amy’s Billiards, Cue-Phoria, Slate Billiards and Boynton Billiards for their support of the 2012 Flamingo Billiards Tour. We also thank Cue and Case for their support of the FBT End of Year Event.  And of course thanks to all of the women who came out to compete and support the tour.  See you next year!

Some of the matches from the 2012 End of Year Event can be viewed at

The Flamingo Billiards Tour is tentatively scheduled to kick off the 2013 season in January with a WPBA Qualifier for the Soaring Eagle event.  The Qualifier will be held at Ultimate Billiards. Check to confirm the date.