Qualifier Wins for Predator World Tournament: Megan Smith First Ever Woman Winner

Megan Smith

Frederick, MD & NY,NY-  Amsterdam Billiards of New York City and Champion Billiards & Cafe in Maryland both held the final two qualifiers for the 70th World Tournament of 14.1 . Four winners were determined, including a surprise female winner. Megan Smith, a veteran on the WPBA women's pro tour in the USA, came from the one-loss side to qualify. She joins Brett Stottlemyer who was the undefeated winner of the Champion Billiards qualifier. The main event takes place Oct 6-11,2010 at Breaker Billiards in New Jersey.
Smith has recently been seen getting coaching from legendary Mike Sigel, a 3x World Straight Pool Champion. It seemed the lessons paid off. Thanks to Gary Allen of Champion Billiards for hosting the great event. 
An enthusiastic NYC field showed up for the Amsterdam World Open Qualifier. Two spots were up for grabs and the 2 tournament favorites were pitted against each other in the first round. In a battle of nerves, as was evident by the final score Holden Chin 100 Jon Smith 98, Holden held fast and won 2 more matches to secure a playoff spot. Jon Smith needed to come back from the loser's side and play an additional 8 hours to secure the second spot. Three players came from out of state, 2 from Long Island and 1 from Brooklyn. One match took 4 hours(!)-these were 100 point games- while the final on the loser side lasted less then 1 hour.            Thanks to Greg Hunt, owner of  Amsterdam Billiards. As usual Amsterdam was the perfect host room making sure the players received the utmost attention.
Additional info on the Predator 70th World Tournament can be found at www.dragonpromotions.com