Leslie Anne Rogers Wins Again

Leslie Anne Rogers

Shooters II in Lake Jackson, TX hosted the second stop of the year for the women of the Hunter Classics Amateur Women's Tour. Forty one women from around the US came to compete at this stop, which was also a WPBA Qualifier for the Peoria, IL WPBA event.

Lisa Marr from Arkansas and Leslie Anne Rogers from the Dallas area played for the winner's bracket Sunday afternoon with Leslie coming out on top. For the third place match, Orietta Strickland from the Dallas area played against Lisa. Although Lisa lost that match, she placed 3rd winning $390 PLUS the WPBA Qualifier spot as she was the last women left in the tournament who paid the qualifying fee. In this true double elimination tournament, Orietta Strickland would need to defeat Leslie twice to win the tournament. Orietta was playing well and defeated Leslie the first set 7-2. But, the score of the second set would prove to show more of the skills of these two BCA Master players. With the score 6-6, and both players playing well and putting on an excellent match for the spectators, Leslie won the last game to earn her $750, with Orietta winning $550 for her second place finish. Julie Stephenson and Tara McCracken (both from the Dallas area) placed 5th/6th and won $145. Ellen Van Buren from Florida placed 4th and won $290.

A special thanks to Wes Hunter, custom cuemaker and our tour sponsor, who has supported the tour for the last 11 years giving women pool plyers a wonderful opportunity to play in a great tour.

Complete Results:
1st Leslie Anne Rogers $750
2nd Orietta Strickland $550
3rd Lisa Marr $390 + Qualifier
4th Ellen Van Buren $235
5th/6th Julie Stephenson, Tara McCracken $145
7th/8th Gail Roles, Michelle Cortez $105
9th/12th Rachel Hurst, Shelly Johnson, Cat Kalmus, Betina Yurkus $70
13th/16th Karol Hughes, Trish Moses, Sybil Wingard, Monica Anderson $40
17th-24th Kristen Kinder, April Collins, Helen Hayes, Tracie Boles, Lisa Henderson-Major, Sherry Romero, Evangelina Elledge, Lucille Donahue $20