Stacy Novack wins AWBT Qualifier

Stacy Novack

Kolby’s Korner Pocket was the site for the AWBT’s first stop of the 2009 season.  This was a $500 Added WPBA Qualifier presented by J. Pechauer Custom Cues.  Twenty one women came out for the weekend to play.  The winner of this event would win a paid spot into 2009 WPBA San Diego Classic Event hosted by the VIEJAS CASINO, Wednesday, April 1st - Sunday, April 5th, 2009.

The top 8 were as follows:  On the A side:  Ashea Erdahl, Susan Mello, Stacy Novack and Susan Williams.  On the B side:  Michelle Micik, Melissa Morris, Angel Paglia and Darlene Stinson.

Susan Mello and Stacy Novack won their way through their brackets to meet up in the hot-seat match.  Stacy won the hot seat by a commanding 7-0 victory.

Mello went on to play Ashea Erdahl in the semi-final match.  Ashea won the match 7 to 5.

Ashea went on to challenge Stacy in the final. Since this was a true double elimination tournament, Ashea would have to beat Stacy in two sets of a race to seven.  Ashea got off to a quick 3-0 lead in the first set.  The games then went back and forth until Ashea ended up winning that first set 7-4.  The second set started and this time it was Stacy who took control early with a 3-0 lead. Ashea won the next game, then Stacy won the next which made the score 4-1. Ashea gathered herself and won the next three games which tied the match up 4-4!  Stacy won the next 3 games and with the set was won!  Congratulations to Ashea for an awesome 2nd place which was her highest finish in an AWBT event!  And a huge congratulations to Stacy for an awesome victory and winning the qualifier!  We’ll be routing for you in the San Diego WPBA Classic Event!

Seven women played in the free second chance event on Sunday. Heather Torpin won the hot seat then went on to play Mary Moench in the finals.  Mary won the first set then the 2nd set went hill-hill and Heather came out victorious!  Congratulations to Heather for the win and $40 in prize money.  Congratulations to Mary for 2nd place and $30 in prize money.

The AWBT held a raffle for a J. Pechauer Custom Cue valued at $500!  Congratulations to Cheryl Walters for winning! We expect to see you out and about playing with this exquisite cue!!  Thanks to everyone for purchasing tickets and supporting the AWBT!  Thanks to your efforts, the AWBT raised $160 for the points fund!

A huge thanks goes out to Jimmy, Eric, AJ, Marie and all the folks at Kolby’s!  Doug, we hope you get better soon!  We love you guys and your pool hall!!

We hope to see you all at our next event which will be a scotch doubles 9-ball tourney at Time-Out lounge! Teams must consist of 1 member and 1 non-member and entry fee is $50 per team! Sign ups will close at 11:30am sharp!