Norris splits two double hill matches versus Calhoun to win North Carolina 9-Ball Classic

Belinda Calhoun, Christy Norris, Lisa Cossette and Michelle Jefferson
Christy Norris took a double hill loss in the hot seat match against Belinda Calhoun in stride, and came back from the semifinals to defeat her, double hill in the finals of the North Carolina 9-Ball Classic, Stop # 4 on the Southern/Mid-Atlantic Regional Tour (SMART). The $500-added event, held on the weekend of September 12-13, drew 15 entrants to Gate City Billiards in Greensboro, NC.
Three of Norris' final four matches went double hill. The first of those three was a winners' side semifinal against Lisa Cossette, which set her up to face Calhoun in the hot seat match. Calhoun had sent Kathleen Lawless to the losers' bracket 7-4. Calhoun then defeated Norris, double hill, and waited on her return.
On the loss side, Cossette picked up Stephanie Oudinot, who'd defeated Julie Benitz 7-4 and Asia Cycak 7-5. Lawless drew Michelle Jefferson, who'd been sent to the loss side by Cossette, and defeated Meredith McLean 7-1 and Christine Snody 7-5. Cossette's 7-1 victory over Oudinot and Jefferson's 7-2 win over Lawless set up a quarterfinal re-match between Cossette and Jefferson. 
Cossette defeated Jefferson a second time, 7-5, and then, was herself eliminated by Norris 7-3 in the semifinals; the easiest of Norris' final four. Norris took the extended race-to-9 finals against Calhoun 9-8 to claim the North Carolina 9-Ball Classic title.