Rim returns to win Great Lakes season opener

Julie Melman, Alice Rim and Tracy Cantrell

The Jacoby Cues Great Lakes Tour got their third season off to a great start at Hall of Fame Billiards in Warren, MI this weekend.

Former tour director Alice Rim returned and took the event by storm winning her first three matches by a combined score of 21-7. Rim's race through the winners side then hit a temporary roadblock as Tracy Cantrell raced to a 5-0 lead over Alice in the next match. Rim came back to win seven of the next eight games to capture the set 7-6. The match against Cantrell certainly got Rim back into her game, as she beat Julie Melman 7-2 for the hot-seat in her next match.

Melman went to the left side of the board and eliminated Cantrell 7-4 to set up the rematch with Rim in the final. As the top finishing non-WPBA player, Cantrell earned the WPBA qualifier with her third place finish.

The final match was a single race to 9 which was quick and painless for Melman as Rim scored a dominating 9-0 win.

Rim earned $700 for first, while Melman took home $400 for second. Cantrell and Kristin Larabee filled out the top four spots.

The Great Lakes tour will be at Guppies in Holland, MI for their next event on October 22nd-23rd.

Complete Results:
1st Alice Rim $700
2nd Julie Melman $400
3rd Tracy Cantrell $250
4th Kristin Larabee $150
5th/6th CJ Jerome, Kelly Pendleton $100
7th/8th Vicki Paski, Angela Mears $75
9th/12th Stephanie Goens, Sunny Ulrich, Lonnie Fox, Susan Wade $45