Stacy Novack wins AWBT Qualifier

Stacy Novack

Fifteen women made the trip to Pockets, Tucson to play in the AWBT’s 5th stop, presented by J. Pechauer Custom Cues!  The tournament was a $500 added qualifier for the WPBA West Coast Classic in Lincoln City, Oregon at the Chinook Winds Casino.

The top 6 women came back on Sunday for the finals.  The two A-side matches on Sunday were Adrianne Ferguson vs. Sara Miller and Darlene Stinson vs. Stacy Novack.  This left Susan Williams and Heather Torpin waiting for opponents.

Adrianne and Stacy both won their matches so they met up in the hot-seat match.

Meanwhile Heather defeated Sara in their hill-hill match and Susan defeated Darlene with the score of 7 to 4.  Heather and Susan then met up in the quarterfinals. Susan won the match 7-2.  Susan then played Adrianne for the semi-finals. Adrianne defeated Susan in this tough hill-hill match.

Adrianne moved on to play Stacy Novack in the final match.  Since this was a true double elimination format, Adrianne would have to beat Stacy in two sets of a race to 7.  Man these two women were awesome at playing safeties!  I saw some of the best and most safes I’ve ever seen played in a match!  Adrianne got on the board first, after that the match kept get going back and forth until the score was tied at 3.   Stacy then won the next two games to make the score 5-3.  Adrianne won the next game to make the match close again at 5-4.  Stacy won the next game which put her on the hill 6-4. Adrianne won the next game which made the score 5-6.  Stacy won the next game which won her the match!  Congratulations to Adrianne for an awesome 2nd place finish, her highest AWBT finish yet!  Congratulations to Stacy Novack for winning the tournament and the Qualifier!  We look forward to seeing her at the WPBA West Coast Classic in October!

The 2nd chance tournament was held on Sunday.  Congratulations to Barbara Lee for the win plus $35 and to Michelle Trevino for 2nd and $15!

The AWBT held a raffle for a J. Pechauer custom cue valued at $470.  Congratulations to our very own Sara Miller for winning this gorgeous cue!  Thanks to everyone for buying tickets and supporting the AWBT!  Thanks to your efforts, we raised $306 for the AWBT points fund.

Thanks so much to Lenny, Donna, Eric, Nicole and all the folks at Pockets, Tucson.  If you haven’t had a chance to make the trip to Tucson and check out Pockets, you really should!  They just finished a wall to wall remodel and we LOVE the new look!  They also have a great smoking patio!  The food is fabulous and the tables are all in pristine condition!   Thanks so much for having us!

A huge thank you to Bill MacKinnon for live streaming our feature table on for the whole weekend and another huge thank you to John, Leo and Inez at A+ Statistics (Pool S.T.A.R.S.) for doing stats on our matches all weekend! Stats are viewable at  Thanks to all of you for your support and awesome job this weekend!  

We hope to see you all at our next event which will be on October 3rd and 4th at Bullshooters in Peoria.  It will be a $300 added 9-ball tourney on 9ft tables presented by J. Pechauer Custom Cues.  Entry fee will be only $25 with AWBT membership.  See you there!