Li double-dips JPNEWT

The J. Pechauer Northeast Women’s Tour (JPNEWT) headed north to Cosmo’s Billiards in Dickson City, PA.  Nineteen players competed in this $1000 added event.
After her victory at the Top Hat event, Ji (Zhao) Li returned to another event and dominated the field.  This event drew newcomers Jia (Zhao) Li, Amanda Reinken, and Teresa Thomas.  Of these three, Li intercepted Linda Shea’s winning streak.  Linda is currently the top ranked JPNEWTer.  Jia Li is ranked within the top 40 ladies in the world.  I recall first seeing her while practicing at the 2013 Ultimate 10-Ball Championships in which she finished 9th place.  Prior to that, she fell to Allison Fisher at the 2013 Super Billiards Expo Women’s Pro event in the finals.
Jia’s went through Borana Andoni 7-4, Kia Sidbury 7-1, and in-laws Nicole Nester 7-3 and Colleen Shoop 7-2 to claim the hot seat.  Meanwhile, Dawn Fox defeated Alex Calabrese 7-4 but was sent west by Nicole Nester 7-4.  Fox was able to hold strong on the 1-loss side which took her straight to the finals.  Fox put down Amanda Reinken, Linda Shea 7-5, Sharon O'Hanlon 7-4, Borana Andoni 7-4, and Colleen Shoop 7-4.  In spite of her strong previous wins, Fox couldn’t get past Li deeming Li undefeated and Fox taking second.
Top finishers were: 
1st Jia (Zhao) Li   $555
2nd Linda Shea  350
3rd Nicole Nester  250
4th Erica Testa  160
5/6th Denise Reeve & Dawn Fox  $125
7/8th Melissa Jenkins & Alex Calabrese  $50
The JPNEWT acknowledges J. Pechauer Custom Cues for their continued support.  A hearty thank you goes out to Cosmo’s Billiards for sponsoring and hosting this event.  The JPNEWT takes its season finale to Triple Nines Bar and Billiards in Elkridge, Maryland on November 30-December 1, 2013.