Monica Webb wins WPBA Championship

Monica Webb

Monica Webb is the new WPBA Tour Champion.

Webb had more than her fair share of close calls all week, but she always came through when she had to. Webb started the event with lopsided wins over Val Finnie and Ewa Laurance, but then had close matches with both Jeanette Lee and Anna Kostanian. Her combined margin of victory in those two matches was three games.

The first TV match for Webb saw her face off against Karen Corr. Webb trailed the match at 1-0, but took control and raced to a 4-1 lead on the way to a 7-4 win.

Next up for Webb was Vivian Villarreal, and Webb controlled this match from the opening lag. Webb led the match 3-1 and then stretched that lead to 5-1. Villarreal clawed back to 5-4 down, but that was as close as Villarreal would get as Webb won the match 7-5.

This left only #1 ranked Kelly Fisher in Monica’s way. The match started out tied 1-1, and Fisher was the first to take a lead of more than one rack at 3-1. Webb came back to tie the match at 3-3, but Fisher took advantage of ball in hand from Webb in game seven to retake the lead at 4-3. Webb one again tied the match at 4-4, and finally pulled ahead for her first lead at 5-4. Webb then won a safety battle with Fisher in game ten to get to the hill at 6-4. Monica stayed aggressive and went on to win the next game for the 7-4 win and her first WPBA title.