Leslie Anne Rogers wins Ladies Texas Open

Gary Welling and Leslie Anne Rogers

The ladies came to Gcue Billiards in Round Rock, Texas to do battle for honors at The Texas State Open 9 Ball Championships on September 3-5, 2005. The field was full of talent.

Top picks were Kim White, Leslie Anne Rogers, Amanda Lampert, Heather Pulford, Tara McCracken, Jennifer Kraber and Kim Pierce.

Kim White and Tara McCracken held down the 5-6th positions. Both played well.

Jennifer Kraber of Austin landed in the 4th spot. Great shooting, lady!

Amanda Lampert of San Antonio played very solid and moved into the 3rd place position.

Kim Pierce of Bastrop grabbed the hot seat with victories over Michelle Cortez, Deanna Henson, Jennifer Kraber and in the finals of the winner?s bracket over Leslie Anne Rogers.

Meanwhile, Leslie Anne Rogers of Dallas was moving up the other end of the bracket with triumphs over a forfeit, Michelle Abernathy and Kim White before being sent to the left side by Kim Pierce in the finals of the winner?s bracket. In the finals of the one loss side against Amanda, Leslie Anne was down 6-4 when she caught a gear and tied the score at 6-6. In the final game, Amanda was on a routine run out when she tried to feather the seven ball down the rail for shape on the eight and hung it up. From there, Leslie Anne left herself a long shot on the nine. She studied it for a minute, got down and speared it in, catching nothing but net and a rematch with Kim for the final match.

Leslie Anne kept the intensity from her match with Amanda and never looked back. She double dipped Kim in the finals by a score of 7-2,7-2.

Congratulations to Kim Pierce for a great second place finish!

Leslie Anne Rogers goes down as the Texas State 9 ball champion in archives of the second longest running tournament in U. S. history. Congratulations to a fine lady!

A great big thank you to Schuler Legacy Cues of Wisconsin and AO Custom Cues of Houston for donating beautiful custom cues that the proceeds went toward the ladies add on!

Gcue owner, Gary Welling, his staff and patrons have for some time sponsored and sent gifts and packages to a young solider, Lance Corporal Steven Gill, who was stationed in Iraq. The worst possible news happened a month ago, when news came that this brave young man had been killed in action. Gary Welling before the finals requested a moment of silence in respect for the ultimate sacrifice this man made defending our country and way of life.

Gary, his wife, Linda and their staff hosted a great event which has become a tradition in the state of Texas!

Complete Results:
1st Leslie Anne Rogers $1230
2nd Kim Pierce $810
3rd Amanda Lampert $490
4th Jennifer Kraber $280
5-6th Kim White, Tara McCracken $115