Rim Wins Second Jacoby Cues Great Lakes Tour Stop

CJ Jerome, Alice Rim, Tournament Director David Hanshaw, and Ida Fuller

The Jacoby Cues Great Lakes Tour held its second stop of the season at Golden Eight Ball in Columbus, Ohio October 16-17. Twenty-nine players competed for the $1415 prize fund and a chance to win the WPBA qualifier, which was generously provided by Richard Whaley, owner of the poolroom.

Alice Rim, WPBA Touring Pro from Detroit, Michigan, went undefeated throughout the event with wins over Shannon Condit 7-2, Rachael "Road Warrior" Abbink 7-4, CJ Jerome 7-3, Angela Mears 7-3, and Ida Fuller 7-3 in the hot seat match.

Meanwhile, Fuller, from Delaware, Ohio, reached the winners bracket finals with wins over Eileen Reinhart 7-2, Ava Overman 7-4, Gail Grecar 7-6, and Chandra Claypool 7-1.

After Fuller's loss to Rim on the "A" side, she faced CJ Jerome to battle out who would win the qualifying spot. They both fought hard, with Fuller eventually capturing the victory by a score of 7-5.

The finals started out with Fuller and Rim exchanging games until the score was tied at 5-5. Rim then pulled ahead, winning four straight games to take first place.

Sponsors for the event included nineballking.com, Bebob Publishing, Cashindropoff.com, Midwest Amusements, Atlas Billiard Supplies, Labarons Billiards, Championship cloth, and Nick Varner Cues. Thanks also go out to the media sponsors: azbilliards.com, Inside English Magazine, Pool and Billiard Magazine, Chalk and Cue, National Billiard News, Professor Q-Ball, Billiards Digest and Inside Pool.

Complete Results:
1st Alice Rim $480
2nd Ida Fuller $300
3rd CJ Jerome $195
4th Angela Mears $130
5th/6th Chandra Claypool, Sheri Cole $90 7th/8th Julie Melman, Rachael Abbink $65