Steele and Pasko win Planet Pool stop

Don Steele

Don Steele and Amanda Pasko were the big winners at the weekend's stop on the Planet Pool Tour at Orange Ball Billiards in Rockville, MD.

The open division drew a field of 84 players and Steele took the hot-seat with a close win over BJ Ussery. Ussery then lost to Eddie Abraham on the one-loss side setting up the final double elimination match. While Steele was unbeatable up to the hot-seat, it was Abraham with a 9-7 win in the first set of the finals to force a final deciding set. The second set went to hill-hill and both players engaged in a safety battle on the 1-ball before Steele was able to fire in a 1-9 carom to win the set.

Steele collected $1200 while Abraham took home $750 for second. Ussery and Richard Keefe filled out the top four spots.

The Women's division saw 33 players competing for the WPBA Florida Classic qualifier. The largest field in a women's division in 5 years. Amanda Pasko went undefeated with a 7-4 win over Jin Hee Park for the hot-seat and another 7-4 win over Park in the finals.

Pasko collected $200 plus the $500 WPBA qualifier, while Park settled for $300. Tommie Keyser finished in third place after winning 6 straight matches on the one-loss side. Sueyen Rhee finished in fourth.

The Planet Pool Tour will be at The Playing Field in Richmond, VA on June 19th - 20th for their next event. For complete payouts from this and all other Planet Pool events, check out their website at

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