My-Hanh Lac Takes the JPNEWT Tour Opener Two Years Straight

J. Pechauer Northeast Women's Tour's 2012 opening event was held at Triple Nines Bar & Billiards in Elkridge, MD on the weekend of February 25th. This event featured a strong field of twenty-four players with $500 added to the winning pot.
Yet another season opening was met with a win by a fired-up My-Hanh Lac.  My-Hanh had a strong run through the winner's bracket of this event, defeating Pauline Mattes, and Ji-Hyun Park.  Lac had a close call in her match against Linda Shea in a hill-hill battle.  My-Hanh pulled through to defeat Shea and Susan Shinn to follow before heading to the one-loss side after falling to Briana Miller.
Meanwhile, from the bottom half of the bracket, Brianna Miller defeated Borana Andoni, Kathy Friend, Nicole Vincent (hill-hill match), and Charlynn Dzam.  Her victory of My-Hanh Lac put Miller in the hot seat.  However, Lac was determined to redeem herself and defeated Kathy Friend for a rematch against Briana.  The fight was worth it   for My-Hanh as she took first place win over Miller.
Congratulations My-Hanh and the other top finishers for great performances at this event: 
My-Hanh Lac - 1st
Briana Miller - 2nd
Kathy Friend - 3rd
Charlynn Dzam and Susan Shinn - 5/6th
Linda Shea and Borana Andoni - 7/8th
A couple of notable mentions are the efforts of Charlynn Dzam and Susan Shinn.  Both of these players made it to the money rounds from the winner's bracket for the first time in this tour.  Keep up the good work ladies.
The JPNEWT would like to thank all the players for participating in the event.  A special continued thanks to Triple Nines for hosting this event and J.Pechauer Custom Cues for supporting the tour.